Category Archives: Helpful Tips
By Tony Ricks
At home, my children are learning to blog on a private, password-protected website and with parental supervision. They are doing things I never did. They are composing with words, images, even video: it’s easy once you learn the basic blogging tools available. And I wonder: how will these experiences impact their educational or lifelong goals? I really have no idea. But the fact that they are composing blogs and using tools that didn’t exist when I was a child are perhaps omens of what the future holds in regards to new media and its possibilities.
By Ron Fritze
Students periodically ask me for advice about succeeding in college. I have a lot of advice but on this occasion I want to focus on one key piece of advice. We live in a world where technology is touted as the end of education. That is not true, technology is a tool, it is means to gain an education. The end in education for a student is learning. Sure it is a big help if you have a laptop to assist with your studies. Blackboard and similar learning management systems are great tools. But the bottom line is this—a person needs to want to learn. And learning means work. Besides the high tech tools, there are also some tried and true low tech tools that will help you to improve your writing. But You have to take the time to use them.
By Saralyn Mitchell
Receiving a call for an interview means that your resume, cover letter and online brand were impressive; you’ve landed an interview with your company of choice. Interview preparation is a must and the key to your success. You must be your best to differentiate yourself from the other candidates. Here are my top interviewing and follow-up keys to success.
By Gary McCullors
SplashData released a study in December 2012 that identified the top 25 passwords used and posted by hackers. The top two were “password” and “123456.” If you make it that easy, you need cracking. For those of us that take passwords seriously, we tend to think we are being original, or cute, when we create them, but when the “Cracker” is released (a play on “Release the Kraken,” from the Clash of the Titans) we find we are not as original or cute as we thought.