Archive for October, 2012

Antioch University Partners With Coursera to Offer MOOC’s for Credit

Antioch University Partners With Coursera to Offer MOOC’s for Credit

Antioch University became one of the first U.S. institutions to offer credit for massive open online courses. The partnership will allow students to reduce the cost of a four-year degree by taking classes through MOOC provider Coursera. Unlike some of the other classes offered through Coursera, the classes offered by Antioch's Los Angeles campus won't […]

Udacity to Create Startup Weekend Next

Udacity to Create Startup Weekend Next

Massive Open Online Course provider Udacity has inked a partnership agreement with three tech companies to create a free online college course dedicated to helping entrepreneurs create a successful startup. The four-week course, entitled "how to build a successful startup," unites Udacity with Startup Weekend, TechStars, Startup America and Steve Blank to teach 30,000 entrepreneurs […]

The 11 Greatest Enemies of Creativity

The 11 Greatest Enemies of Creativity

Creativity prospers under certain conditions and perishes under others. Here are 11 factors that often vaporize folks’ creative juices.

Cyberstalking

Cyberstalking

Many of us use the term “Facebook stalking” harmlessly. We tell ourselves and each other that creeping around Facebook is just not really that weird anymore. After all, you can only while away so many hours on friends’ pages before inevitably landing on the profile of someone you’ve never met. And before too long, a […]

It’s Time to Rethink How You Study

How do students learn? For a generation of students who have known nothing but the internet and wondrous smartphones, the answers have changed. As study techniques improve, the classroom itself evolves, growing into a part physical, part digital arena with new rules. Old-school study techniques are outdated. To succeed, students need to be taught concepts […]

Facebooking for Office: How Social Media Inspires Voters

Facebooking for Office: How Social Media Inspires Voters

Traditionally, student-aged voters (those between the ages of 18 and 24) aren’t great at remembering to vote. In fact, in the 2008 presidential election, less than 50% of the 18-to-24 age group actually voted. However, most 18- to 24-year-olds are good at staying plugged into social media, and as of 2012, 98% of them have […]