Category Archives: Education news

How to keep your computer safe from hackers, the crypto virus, and ransomware

Imagine this. You’re off campus, doing research on Questia on your laptop in a local café. You get an email notification and see you have a message from UPS. The email is related to a customer support issue and has … Continue reading

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Google vs. Siri: How conversational search will change online search engines

Long, long ago, in a land, far, far away people used to search for information in something called a library, using books and card catalogs and something cutting edge known as microfiche. Ask a Gen Xer about it sometime and … Continue reading

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Do-it-yourself degree: Design your own interdisciplinary college major

Does the traditional list of majors not inspire you? Were you advised to take a bunch of liberal arts courses and figure it out later? Did you know you can design your own major? If you’re bold, persistent and have … Continue reading

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Benefits of background variety and ethnic diversity in college life and on campus

Studies have shown that academic and campus life is greatly improved in an environment of ethnic diversity among a variety of student backgrounds in the student body as well as the faculty. When all groups are studying and working together, … Continue reading

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Obamacare facts: ACA health insurance choices for the young adult

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) health insurance exchanges will open for business on October 1, 2013. As a young adult, it’s up to you to make the kind of life-altering decisions that your parents made. One of those decisions involves … Continue reading

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Education news from around the U.S.: New MOOC format gaining popularity by the day; what’s in it for you?

It’s true that college costs keep rising with no end in sight. From textbooks and supplies to courses and certification exams, college students, and their parents, are definitely feeling the burn. But, there’s a new education innovation that is gaining … Continue reading

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MOOCs online courses: Free and open online courses may change the future of higher education

Massive open online courses known as MOOCs are gaining a lot of attention from both students and universities. What began as free open online courses is evolving into a way for schools to attract prospective students and deliver instruction while … Continue reading

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Federal Stafford Loan interest rate increase: Who it affects

This week there was some bad news for college students hoping to get a subsidized federal student loan, called a Stafford Loan, to help pay for college. Congress has allowed the interest rate for subsidized loans to double from 3.4% … Continue reading

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Your academic records, privacy laws and FERPA regulations

Your academic records, privacy laws and FERPA regulations I bet you haven’t thought much about the privacy of your academic records, but hey, who wants their grades available to anyone who wants to see them? Not me or you. Privacy … Continue reading

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College student debt on the rise: Tips on how to prevent disaster

Not to further terrify those of us already dreading the college debt that’s waiting to greet us upon graduation, but according to a study released this week, college student debt is on the rise and the job market for recent … Continue reading

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