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Top iPhone Apps to Help You Study Smarter

Updated January 2015:  Going back to school while juggling your personal life and even sometimes your career can be a challenge. The demands for students to be on top of assignments, deadlines and emails are higher than ever, partially due to the overwhelming abundance of smartphones. Owning a smartphone while in school seems just as […]

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Classroom Learning vs. Online Learning – Which is Better?

Updated January 2015 The development of online degrees and other educational programs has sparked a debate in more recent years as online and distance learning gains popularity. Many students wonder if they should take courses online or enroll in traditional classroom-based learning. Clearly there is a difference in student experience, however is there a difference […]

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Ten Must-Have Gadgets for College Students

Updated January 2015:  College is many students’ first real introduction to time management. There are papers, exams, study groups and of course, a social life to balance. Managing to do it all and doing it well is important to their success both during college and after graduation. Finding technology gadgets that can assist in achieving […]

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Tips for Students Launching their Business Ideas Online

The world is as small as your computer screen. Thanks to technological advancements, the Internet has enabled the world to be more accessible than ever. People can glean information from thousands of miles away just by using a few keystrokes. Ride the wave of technology and welcome the curious into your business. Ignoring the perks […]

Top 10 Websites for Used Textbooks

Buying used textbooks will save you money each semester and can add up to thousands of dollars in savings over the course of your educational career. Students can also sell their textbooks at the end of the semester to recoup money paid. Here are some of the top websites for buying and selling used textbooks.

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Google Chromebook: The Perfect Solution for Online Students

Fancy a brand spanking new laptop for the rather attractive price of just $249? Of course you do! The latest version of Google Chromebook has just hit the shops and if early indications are anything to go by, it really does seem to be third time lucky for Google when it comes to home computing. […]

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The OWL Knows

Let’s face it, for the most part many students, regardless of how intelligent they are, have difficulty with writing papers. Sometimes the difficulty is with the flow, getting the idea across to the reader, the format, grammar, punctuation and so forth. Hours are spent working on assigned term papers, abstracts and various research proses. Frustration heightens and then the student begins to procrastinate. Before they know it, the night before the paper is due is upon them and the only thing completed is the title page. Does this sound familiar?

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“Watch Your Tone” Online Netiquette

Communicating via email or other online correspondence can be very convenient for the online student, however; what is often overlooked is the “tone” in which you are communicating with another individual or instructor. You are probably asking yourself, “Is this lady off her rocker or what?” “How can a voice-free form of communication have a tone?” Well, online communication not only has a “tone” but it is also very easy to communicate a negative none unintentionally.

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Get a Degree without Buying a Textbook

Have you ever considered your education’s toll on the environment? With all of the textbooks, course materials, and workbooks you need to purchase and print out it feels like you should be planting trees after you’re finished with them. Recent technological advances have allowed many students to go mobile and cut out the need for […]

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Summer Class Blues….or Not?

Summer is right around the corner for most of us depending on where you live. Parties, vacations, beach fun and relaxation await each of us. Oh, but what about college courses. If you are lucky enough to be pursuing your college degree via an online program you may be required to take courses continuously without a break. Yes, that means courses over the summer. Don’t be down, as you are lucky to be part of thousands that have chosen the most versatile method of education. You can take your courses with you wherever you need to go, and for the most part, schedule time spent on your courses at your discretion.

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Which is Better for Online Doctoral Programs? Mac or PC?

Every where you turn, people are starting to rely on Apple’s technology more than ever before. While PC’s used to have a utilitarian claim to fame surrounding the brand name of their manufacturer, Apple products are becoming easier to use and the software available is far superior than PC software. Apple’s software is so easy to use that it takes over on many PC’s. It’s rare to see any computer user use Windows Media Player over iTunes.

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E-learning – Is it the Future of Education?

The main idea of distance learning or E-learning is to get an in-depth, credited and complete education through the internet. Since its introduction, many people have graduated and earned a college degree via online learning. E-learning mainly benefits students who cannot attend real classes, people who want to pursue their education but are too busy, and students who want to study a program in a different country without having to leave their own. Studies have shown that this type of learning provides the same results as real classes through mentor-led discussions and online- and offline-based activities.

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6 Careers that are Currently Hiring

With the unemployment rate at an all time high, it definitely pays to play it safe and smart when weighing your career moves. Although the economy looks to be on the slow and painful road to recovery, many companies still haven’t regained the confidence to start opening their doors and hire once more. Still, there are a number of bright spots, and if you know where to look, you’d find opportunities. So where exactly are these jobs? Do they offer decent salaries? How about the quality of life and working environment? This list of hot careers aims to answer those questions.

5 Tools to Keep You Organized on the Web

Staying organized on the Internet and making sure you don’t drive yourself nuts with the half dozen email addresses you maintain and your other to-dos can be a pretty challenging task. For those who live half of their lives online, it can be next to impossible to make sure everything is in its proper place at all times. While the Web has certainly made daily tasks such as communicating with work colleagues faster and easier, it has also made organization much trickier.

Fortunately, the Internet is also home to tools that help you make sense of your Internet lifestyle. Below are some tools that will help make your life easier.

Informational Interviews Lead to Career Success

Informational interviews are a great way for students to learn about a particular career by speaking with someone who is knowledgeable about the field. It is a way to learn about how to succeed and what to expect from jobs in that field. You can learn about the realities of the job market and receive tips about how to break into the industry.

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