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How is Social Media Helping Students and Teachers Engage?

Social media outlets like Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook are fixtures in today’s society. Millennials, especially, seem to use them all day long, including at work or in class. One teacher decided that rather than punish his students, he would embrace the medium and use Snapchat to his advantage. According to an NPR article, Marist College…

What are Micro-credentials, and What are They Used For?

What are micro-credentials and what is their purpose? Micro-credentials are a form of certification that are the equivalent of downsizing full degrees. People are now seeking them to show they have a particular skill, as opposed to going to school for full courses or degrees. Employees who have certifications or micro-credentials are viewed as more…

City College of San Francisco to Implement Unique Tuition Program

    According to californiacolleges.edu, the annual resident tuition for colleges in California can range anywhere from around $1,100 for a community college, to about $5,500 for a California State University and $12,300 at the University of California level. City College of San Francisco recently made a deal with the city of San Francisco and…

What Hiring Managers Look for in a Résumé and Interview

Newly-graduated students will likely go on a number of interviews before landing a job. Some may wonder why they are not getting favorable responses or hired quickly. Common dead phrases included in résumés may be the culprits, while interviews may be holding others back. According to Forbes, there are certain phrases that should never be…

What Donald Trump’s Presidency May Mean for the Humanities

Some are worried about the future of humanities and arts education with Donald Trump in the White House. He has suggested policies which include possibly cutting the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) budget. The NEH is an organization that has been a significant source of funding for institutions such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities,…

Why are More Students Choosing Online Higher Learning?

Online higher learning has shown steady growth in recent years as more students are opting out of the more traditional modes of education. According to a 2015 study by the Online Learning Consortium, even though “enrollments in higher education decreased overall, enrollments in online programs continued to increase. . . More than one in four…

Companies that Take Part in Tuition Assistance Programs

Making yourself more valuable as an employee has become even more important as job markets are more competitive than ever. Below are some resources sure to help students identify various companies that participate in tuition assistance programs for their employees. Estudentloan.com indicates that UPS, Publix, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Verizon and many others, reimburse their employees’ college…

The Most Popular College Majors and How They are Utilized

How will I pay for school? Will I have a job while going? Will I live on campus or off? What major should I choose? These are some of the questions that prospective college students ask themselves while considering their future. A lot goes into thinking about the college experience, but choosing a major may…

2016 Higher Education in Review

2016 was a whirlwind in many ways, including in education. A plethora of changes has resulted in concern and uncertainty about the direction that education will take in 2017. However, as the world and society changes, education must and will as well. Education Dive released a list of their most-read articles in 2016, with topics…

Department of Education Finalizes State Authorization Rule

On December 16, 2016, The U.S. Department of Education reached final decisions on the state authorization rule for institutions offering distance learning to students who live in different states. Institutions have always been required to be authorized by the states in which they are based, but the new ruling will ensure they are also authorized…