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Monthly Archives: January 2013

Extremely Useful Info Systems Courses for the Non-Techie

How do you build websites that are easy to use? How do you take data and turn it into useful information? When and how does technology best converge with our daily lives? If you’re asking these questions, you’re interested in information science. Information science is highly relevant in our age of big data. The Bureau […]

Geology is Going Digital and Getting Way More Fun

Our food, water and energy is derived from the planet we walk on. And thanks to technology, we’re learning how to derive this energy more sustainably and efficiently. And one of the most unexpected results of the digital revolution is the redefined and empowered role of the geologist as sustainability guru. The transformation of Earth […]

Now’s the Time to Think About Internships

If you are on any college-related mailing lists, no doubt you’re receiving messages about internship opportunities. As an online student you may or may not be required to complete an internship as part of your formal degree program, but even if you’re not, it can be a great way to get the practical experience employers […]

The Many Literacies of Online Learning

You’ve registered for your first online class … what’s next? Taking an online course may be a way to follow your interests as a lifelong learner or pursue specific career goals. Before you get started, you need to know that you’ll learn a lot more than just what is described in the course catalog. This […]

5 Fascinating MOOCs for an American Studies Nerd

American Studies is quickly becoming one of the more popular fields for college students and continuing learners alike. And it’s no wonder. As one of the most interdisciplinary majors available, American Studies is becoming more and more relevant in today’s complex job market. American Studies is quickly becoming one of the more popular fields for […]

Web 3.0 Upcoming! New Technologies That Will Blow Your Mind

As Web 3.0 promises to be one of the most immersive interactive experiences known to mankind, no longer are many of the fantastic ideas being touted by tech companies merely stuff of science fiction. Google, for example, has several experimental products that promise to lead the way for web-based technology this decade, such as augmented […]

7 Mobile Apps that Put Your New Technology to Work

Did you get a new smartphone or tablet (i.e., iPad, Kindle, Nexus) over the holidays? If so, you may already be trying out some of the many mobile apps. Mobile technologies are more popular than ever. The Pew Internet & American Life Project reports “as of September 2012, 45% of all American adults own a […]