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Monthly Archives: January 2012

50 Great Google+ Tips for School Librarians

School librarians can use Google+ to improve what libraries offer and enrich the learning experience for students.


When it’s BYOD, Bring Your Own Device

Recent learning initiatives are allowing students to bring their own devices (BYOD) or technology (BYOT) (i.e., smartphones, tablets, and laptops) to class. While this concept is not new to higher education, where college students have been bringing their own computers to class for many years, it is growing in popularity at the K-12 level and […]


Winter Wellness: Tips and Suggestions

Usually a debut post from a new author is a celebratory act. In my case, I've been working my way back to a state of well-being after contracting a head cold. Inspired by my own personal experience with winter wellness, I've decided to share some tips and suggestions for the online learner. While you don't […]


The 8 Easiest Languages for English Speakers to Learn

On an increasingly international planet, multilingualism is fast becoming a desired trait in employees.


Coding: A New Standout Skill?

A recent article from HigherEdJobs.com listed leadership as "The Standout Skill" that brings an advantage to those in the process of looking for a job. The author noted that this skill "is not the position you hold, but the work you do." No matter the job title or type of organization, leadership skills are in demand. […]


eTextbooks: The Student’s Perspective

You've probably noticed that tablet computers (e.g., iPad, Galaxy) and eReaders (e.g. Nook, Kindle) are gaining popularity, and may even own one yourself. A study published just this week from the Pew Internet & American Life Project announced that "the number of Americans owning at least one of these digital reading devices jumped from 18% […]


50 African Americans Who Forever Changed Academia

Many lesser-known African-Americans made impacts on society by working through the channels of academia.


Skills in Demand: Rethinking Organization and Productivity

It seems that organizational skills aren't what they used to be. While employers still expect college graduates to be organized, a new set of related skills is emerging. The National Association of Colleges and Employers regularly surveys hiring managers to rank the importance of specific qualities and skills when screening applicants. The 2012 survey's list […]


15 Inspiring Examples of Free Online Education

We’ve picked out 15 open education resources that we find to be the most impressive and inspiring out there.


How to Estimate Your Expected Salary

While salary is not the only driving force behind our career decisions, it is important to consider. How much will you make? This can be a big, and often unanswered, question for students and job seekers. We don't usually have an answer until a job offer is accepted, but there's a lot of information available […]