Education and technology have never been more closely in line with one another, more required, and more essential to fundamental to long term economic growth for the United States. Education is not simply about books any longer! It is about the internet, access to information, services that support this access, and growth of a digital culture.
Earlier this month, Microsoft settled a patent infringement suit against Barnes & Noble regarding their Nook reader’s Android underpinnings. Microsoft has taken legal action against many companies that use Android in their products, but the deal that was struck in this particular lawsuit makes it especially interesting. As part of the deal, Barnes & Noble [...]
Deciding to go after a masters degree is an important decision but deciding which masters degree to pursue may be even more important. Not all masters programs are created equal. There are masters online and accelerated masters. Prestigious programs and regular ones. Finding the right program can mean the difference between filling a desirable position [...]
For those of us in rural areas, technology often seems out of reach. DSL and cable internet are not widespread enough, and too often we have to depend on very slow, unreliable dial-up connections. Satellite Internet in my area seems to be the only solution, or we will continue to lag behind our counterparts in [...]
Any student expects that his college degree will be recognized as just that: a respected, legitimate degree. Most institutes of higher learning must meet certain academic, administrative, and operational standards in order to be accredited, or recognized, in this way. However, many distance degree institutions do not go through the accreditation process. If you are [...]
Online classes can be fun. There are times when you work on your own, and other times when you can participate in an online discussion. Occasionally, your professor will assign a project, to be completed by an assigned group…but how is that accomplished, when you never meet any of your co-workers in real life? How [...]