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Posted September 12, 2013 by

MOOCs: Free Online Learning Courses

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College students using laptop computers in class. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

You may have never heard about MOOCs before. If you are a college student or will be attending college in the near future, you might wonder what a MOOC has to offer you. Here is some pertinent information about MOOCs that you should know in order to discern if they are right for you . . . (more…)

Posted August 13, 2013 by

71% of People Providing Financial Assistance for College Worried About Covering the Cost

While college students may have people supporting their education financially, the cost of this higher education is worrying many of these contributors.  Learn more in the following post.

School might be out for summer, but a new nationwide survey conducted for TheStreet’s MainStreet by GfK North America finds that one in three adults are currently helping or planning to help pay for a child’s higher education, and that 71% of them are worried about how they will cover the cost. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2013 by

8 Must-Know Workplace Trends that Could Give You a Competitive Edge

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Group of businesspeople at work. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The professional world has evolved. And to survive, your career tactics must evolve with it. Unlike your parents and grandparents, you can’t expect to work at one place your whole life. In fact, most Gen Y professionals will work at least seven jobs during their lifetimes, according to a Time magazine article. But that’s not the only big change you’ll find in the modern job scene. What is the new corporate culture, and what do current employers expect from workers? Find out with these eight need-to-know workplace and employee-centered trends. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2012 by

What is a MOOC, and Can it Help You Get a Job?

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People working on computers in a blue background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course. “Massive” implies that any number of students may participate, and “open” means that registration is not required and a tuition fee is not charged. MOOCs are essentially college-level courses that anyone can complete on the internet for free. Although students who complete MOOCs are not eligible for college credit, the allure is in the fact that course content is provided by some of the top universities in the world, such as MIT and Princeton. So while students who take an MIT MOOC can’t say they attended MIT, they most certainly can say that they successfully completed an MIT course. (more…)