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Posted March 02, 2015 by

Kind of personal devices used by students in higher education

College students in a computer lab

College students in a computer lab. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Using modern technology and personal devices as the means to assistance and enhancing learning for students is now a very common and regular concept.

As the modern world continues to shape up and evolve the change in dynamics that influence, different forms of learning also change. The shift from learning while sitting at a place like classrooms to more virtual kind of studying is now very evident, the use of technology especially the personal devices gain momentum and importance. Students now prefer to use a lot of technology in order to assist them with learning. The concept of distributed learning as they call is now very popular. This means that students who might be enrolled in the same classroom and course will prefer to use their own computers, devices and tablets to learn about it and read their reading materials from their own personal devices once they get done from the lectures. As a matter of fact within the classrooms, now students bring their portable devices to record lectures or notes. Gone are the days when copies and pencils were used to write notes and do assignments. (more…)

Posted August 06, 2013 by

Are you being watched at work?

Security camera with a white background

Security camera with a white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Shouldn’t you be working right now? If you’re wasting time on the job, you’re in good company. More than two-thirds of employees (69 percent) admit to wasting time at work every single day. That’s according to a Salary.com “2013 Wasting Time at Work Survey” of more than 1,000 people. And if you think that’s bad, consider this: The National Restaurant Association says up to 7 percent of fast food restaurant sales are lost to employee theft, as reported by The Atlantic last year.

Numbers like these are likely why an increasing number of employers are monitoring their employees at work. (more…)