How to Successfully Handle Job and Studies At The Same Time

  • 08-07-2016
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One of the main concerns of professionals thinking about enrolling in an online program is whether they will be able to handle their job and education simultaneously. On the face of it, it does not seem possible to balance all your responsibilities. However, with a little bit of effort, you might actually be able to create a work-study routine that is ideal for you.

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10 Colleges Where Your Favorite Celebrities Studied

  • 07-31-2016
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Deciding on which college to attend is a huge decision. Often, prospective students weigh a number of different factors when making their decision. This could include school rankings, which programs are offered, notable faculty members, tuition costs, etc. Another factor that may influence some peoples’ decision is which notable alumni a particular college has. Many people wrongly assume that celebrities don’t have a life outside of their entertainment roles. It may come as a surprise to you to learn that there are a number of celebrities who have graduated from prominent universities.

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Your Most Googled Online Education Questions Answered

  • 07-26-2016
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Google has truly become every researcher’s best friend over the years. No matter what you’re looking for online, more often than not, you will be ‘Googling’ to find the answers. Same is the case for students who want to go for online education. With this new mode of education making its way into mainstream education, prospective students are bound to have hundreds of questions in their minds. To help you out, here is a list of your most Googled online education questions answered:

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Why Students Should Not Post Images of Their Degree Certificates On Social Media

  • 07-22-2016
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Graduating is an exciting time. After putting in all of those years of effort, it all finally culminates in this moment. Graduation day approaches and students are filled with a mixture of excitement, relief, and sadness. After all, you’ve just spent the past few years of your life at a particular college or university, made friends who went through the same journey with you, met teachers who influenced you, and at the end of it all, you’re earning a degree for all of your hard work.

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How Non Techies Can Get A Master Degree in Computer Science

  • 07-18-2016
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Computer science is a rapidly growing field and therefore job prospects for computer science majors have never been better. With such promising prospects, is it any surprise that there has been a huge surge in interest when it comes to pursuing computer science degrees?

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Forever A Loan

  • 07-18-2016
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As a college student, you might have considered (or actually gone for) a student loan. Well, you are part of a big chunk of the college-going population in the US. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, as of 2012, 71% of the students graduating from four-year universities had taken some form of a student loan  – this roughly translates into more than 40 million Americans. Taking a deeper look at the numbers, you will see that the student loan debt has increased by 84% since the recession and hit an all-time high of $1.2 trillion, exceeding the credit card debt in 2010. And according to CNN Money, the average balance has also increased.

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How Online Education Can Be Life Changing

  • 07-10-2016
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Back in 2001, when Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger launched Wikipedia, the concept of an online and free encyclopedia was not much developed. Its predecessors Encyclopedia Britannica and Microsoft’s Encarta were the two most reliable names in the market. Initially users and investors were both skeptical of the concept that anyone could contribute to the Encyclopedia. But it was not long before the concept started to catch on, thanks to the speed and vastness of its service. By the end of the first year, Wikipedia contained more than 20,000 articles in 18 languages. Cost, limited size and late updates were some of the challenges faced by the traditional encyclopedias that were addressed in Wikipedia’s model. And thus, Wikipedia gained its standing as a “disruptive innovation” in the world of encyclopedias.

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5 Most Common Misconceptions About Online Education

  • 06-19-2016
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Online education is fast gaining popularity, thanks to its easy accessibility, flexibility and variety. Nearly 5.3 million students in the US took at least one online course in fall of 2013 according to the National Center for Educational Statistics. Yet, even with this growing popularity and widespread usage of this mode of education, there are several myths and misconceptions circling around. Below is a list that separates the facts from fiction.

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Secrets to Succeeding At Online Education

  • 06-07-2016
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Online Education refers to a specific method of providing students with education. This is done over the internet as opposed to in a traditional classroom setting. Through online learning platforms, students have the choice to enroll in short courses as well as fully structured programs.  

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Top 30 Community Colleges in The Us

  • 05-29-2016
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Community colleges, also known as junior, city, or technical colleges, are higher education institutions which offer a number of degrees, awards, and certificates. Some even offer technical training and credentials, as well as comprehensive programs intended to help students transfer into different career-oriented programs.

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Lack of Education Is As Deadly As Smoking

  • 05-11-2016
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Lack of education is a huge problem, but many of us seem to underestimate just how big of a problem it really is. For many of us, having access to a good quality education is something that we frequently take for granted; it’s just seen as a regular part of our day to day lives. However, for some, education isn’t something that their entitled to by right; it’s a rare privilege. To illustrate just how important having an education is, researchers have conducted studies which indicate that a lack of education is as deadly as smoking.

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11 Most Popular Degrees of 2016 in The Us

  • 05-11-2016
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For every student looking to apply to college in 2016, the most important factor to consider is the value of a specific degree. This is what determines the popularity of a specific major among students in any particular year. The value of a degree is determined by several factors, the most important of which include employability and salary.

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10 Online Courses For Professionals Trending in The Us

  • 05-11-2016
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It may seem like it but just because you’re a working professional doesn’t mean that you can’t study anymore. Matter of fact, now is the time to enroll in that one course, which will further enhance your professional skills.  Several universities and institutes offer online courses for professionals in the US. Here is a list of 10 online courses, specifically designed for professionals: Introduction to Financial Accounting – University of Pennsylvania This course is meant to teach the basics of accounting . By the end of it, students would be able to read an income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Students will also be exposed to subjects such as accounting standards, managerial incentives and the financial reporting process. Successful Negotiation: Essential Strategies and Skills – University of Michigan This course will teach you the four steps to a successful negotiation. These would include the preparation phase where you pen down your main negotiation strategy. Next would be the actual negotiation process and the key tactics you need to be successful. This would be followed by the methods to finalize a contract in written and legally binding form and then the last step would involve the performance and evaluation of the entire process. An Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python (Part 1) – Rice University This two part course is designed to help students with no background in computing, learn the basics of interactive applications. The language chosen for this course is Python, which is an easy to grasp computing language that is widely used in the professional world as well. Students are exposed to basic elements of programming, such as expressions, functions and conditionals and they use these to form simple applications. Tibetan Buddhist Meditation and the Modern World – University of Virginia This course is on a variety of meditation practices that prevail in the modern world as well as old meditational practices. Students learn the histories, philosophies and transformations of these meditation practices. To keep things simple and easy to follow for students, the course uses a traditional and highly simplistic way of grouping Buddhist philosophical systems and rituals into three main divisions. The Data Scientist’s Toolbox – John Hopkins University This course is designed to give you an overview of the main data and tools that data analysts and scientists work with. The structure of the course is divided into two parts. The first part deals with the conceptual introduction to the basic ideas that convert data into actionable knowledge. The second part deals with a practical introduction to the tools that are used in various programs such as GitHub, R and Markdown. R Programming – John Hopkins University This course is designed to teach you how to program in R and how to use it for useful data analysis. You will also be taught how to install and configure software that is used in statistical programming environments. The course deals with practical issues that arise in statistical computing which uses programming in R, or any of the functions related to it. Machine Learning – Stanford University A fascinating concept, machine learning deals with the science behind getting computers to act without being formally programmed. In the past years, machine learning has resulted in self-driven cars, speech recognition software and has greatly improved the understanding of the human genome. The course will teach you about the most effective machine learning techniques and would allow you to get valuable practice that will help you practically apply these techniques. Programming for Everybody (Getting Started with Python) – University of Michigan The aim of this course is to teach students the basics of computer programming with the use of Python. The elements covered revolve around how to construct a program from a series of instructions in Python. The main prerequisite of this course is the understanding of simple concepts of math. Anyone with a moderate computer knowledge can master the materials taught in this course. Mastering Data Analysis in Excel – Duke University Data analysis is an important tool for pretty much all kinds of businesses. Data and algorithms make way for greater economic value by reducing the uncertainty involved with financial matters. This course teaches the basic concepts and mathematical methods behind the most powerful metrics used by Data Scientists all over the world. Excel is widely used by financial firms as well as other businesses that maintain detailed financial records. The two main types of predictive models focused on are binary classification and linear regression. Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects – University of California at San Diego This course exposes you to the learning techniques used by experts in art, music, literature, science, math and other disciplines. It teaches you how the brain uses two different learning modes to break down information. The course also covers illusions of learning, memory techniques, laziness and how to deal with it and best practices that allow you to achieve the most in a given amount of time. This course can be especially helpful to professionals since it can enhance their ability to overcome tough concepts in their daily business routines. These ten courses are designed with the specific needs of professionals in mind. They are short, to-the-point and simple in nature, in order to ensure that the students derive maximum benefit from them. In addition to that, they are offered in the online format, to enable individuals to continue their professional lives, along with the education process. More information regarding these courses, including who teaches them and when they are going to be offered next, is available on each university’s website. Read More

25 Leading Colleges and Schools For Game Design Programming and Management

  • 05-05-2016
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Game designing is a field which is rapidly gaining in popularity. However, the study of game design can differ substantially according to what your career goals and aspirations are. That’s why it’s important to find a school that offers a degree that will cater to your professional development and needs. In addition, it’s important to look for schools that help their graduates secure good positions with industry leaders once they complete their program.

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How to Select The Best Online Program

  • 02-16-2016
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Notable advances in technology have led to rapid expansion in the world of online education.  With internet becoming more widespread and easily accessible everywhere, people are opting for distance learning as a simpler and more convenient way to enhance their academic credentials and career opportunities.

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25 Colleges With The Best Professors

  • 02-08-2016
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Professors play an integral role in the students’ personal and professional development. They are influential figures that students look up to for the duration of their academic life and sometimes, even beyond. Colleges in the Unites States give a great deal of importance to the quality and credentials of their faculty. However, some colleges end up ignoring certain other factors that affect the actual positive impact the professors have on the students. These include access to professors, the extent to which schools promote teamwork between students and professors and whether the students actually have positive views of the faculty.

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On Campus Vs Online Degree

  • 02-04-2016
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Which is Better? According to the National Center for Education Statistics – NCES (2007/2008), approximately 20% of all undergraduate students in the United States took at least one distance learning course. Out of these, nearly a million students (4% undergraduates) completed their entire degree program online. Online enrollments are seeing an upward trend, which is expected to continue for at least the next 10 years.  And while on-campus education remains the preferred mode of higher learning for many, distance education programs are fast catching up with their counterpart.

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15 Professors With An Impressive Social Media Presence

  • 02-02-2016
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Social media is one of the defining features of the 21st century. It is a tool which can be used for many different purposes including networking, campaigning, and even interacting with like-minded people. It should therefore come as no surprise that even professors take to social media and some enjoy a reasonable following too. Social media is an excellent platform for these well renowned individuals to share their knowledge and insights with their legions of followers. Here are some of the professors who boast huge fan following on social media. Glen Gilmore Twitter Handle: @GlenGilmore
University Affiliation: Rutgers University
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30 of The Best Online Masters Degrees in Special Education

  • 01-19-2016
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A master’s degree in special education is required for those who intend to teach students with special needs. Graduates have the chance to improve the quality of education which is provided to such students and thereby help them reach their goals and realize their true potential.

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Importance of PhD in Computer Science

  • 01-05-2016
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As job markets saturate with individuals who have a high school diploma or undergraduate degrees, the importance of acquiring higher education has started to rise sharply.  More people are now beginning to realize the significance of professional degrees and PhD’s, especially in regard to their earning potential and the future employment opportunities. Computer Science is one of the many such disciplines that have seen tremendous development in recent years after an initial saturation of the informatics job market. After the dot-com bubble burst, the world of computers saw a steady growth. A number of companies managed to recover and get back up in the computer science field, thanks to more advance knowledge, developing technologies and the surge of entrepreneurs.

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