‘What This Means For Students’ Posts

Rave Alert Keeps Students Safe On College Campuses

Rave Alert Keeps Students Safe On College Campuses

Technology improves and saves peoples’ lives everyday, and Rave Alert is one great example. Rave Alert is a mass notification system made for businesses and other institutions, but is mostly known for its use in colleges. Rave Alert gives the administration at a university the opportunity to quickly get a hold of their students in ...

Find Text Books for the Lowest Prices with GetTextBooks.com

Find Text Books for the Lowest Prices with GetTextBooks.com

Avoid paying too much for class material with this handy website. Your university bookstore is evil. It’s a well known fact that is learned by every incoming freshman in colleges and universities across the country every Fall; they will gouge you for every penny they can and smile while doing it. While new options for ...

Mitt Romney: Who Are the 47%? (Infographic)

Mitt Romney: Who Are the 47%? (Infographic)

Of the 47% of us that pay no income tax, Mitt Romney has stated: “My job is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.” Last night, the independent news blog, Mother Jones leaked an excruciating video of Mitt Romney addressing a private ...

Class2Go: A New Way of Learning

Class2Go: A New Way of Learning

Stanford University’s new service, Class2Go, is one of the biggest steps in making online education credible to date. Tuition rates have been steadily rising over the past few years, and as a result, education has become a costly endeavor. Luckily, the autodidact has some salvation with the rise of online learning tools like iTunes U and KhanAcademy that enable ...

Five Types of Twitter Accounts College Students Should Follow

Five Types of Twitter Accounts College Students Should Follow

Twitter has been around since 2006, and it is still growing fast while easily becoming one of the most popular social networks on the web.  Unfortunately, a lot of people still think of twitter as just a place full of boring people telling the world about every single aspect of their life; however, Twitter is so much more ...

Lore Launches New Social Network for College Campuses

Lore Launches New Social Network for College Campuses

Formerly known as Coursekit, Lore is an online educational tool meant for the connection of students and instructors in one well designed and easy to use community. Lore was launched in November 2011, and is already used for courses in over 600 universities, making it a quickly growing competitor to the unfortunately popular Blackboard. The unique aspect about ...

What iBook Textbooks for iPad Mean For Students

What iBook Textbooks for iPad Mean For Students

In case you haven’t heard, Apple announced some pretty huge education-related news at a press conference in New York this Thursday. iBooks 2 was released to the iTunes App Store; it comes optimized for the new crop of textbooks that are starting to pop up in the iBookstore. Reading one of the iBookstore’s textbooks isn’t like ...

Kindles Are Going to Be More Common on Campus than Cheap Beer

Kindles Are Going to Be More Common on Campus than Cheap Beer

Left: The new $79 Kindle. Right: The Kindle Fire. You’ll be seeing a lot of both on campus next semester. Let it be known that September 28, 2011 was the day that that tablets and e-readers were introduced to the mainstream student market. E-Ink Kindles Amazon today announced three new models of its E-Ink based ...

What First Amendment Rights Mean for Students

What First Amendment Rights Mean for Students

Do you know your rights? Photo courtesy of euthman. Licensed under CC BY-2.0.Last week, I received a mass email from a group called The Fire. According to their website, their mission is “to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, legal equality, due process, religious liberty, ...

What Pew Internet Research about Social Media Means for Students

What Pew Internet Research about Social Media Means for Students

It’s official: Women rule teh internets. Photo courtesy of Ray_from_LA. Licensed under CC BY-2.0.According to Pew Internet a non-profit organization that generates reports on the affects of the internet on American life, the “power users” of social media sites are women ages 18-29 years old. This means that “that nearly nine out of 10 (89 percent) ...

What the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hack Attack Means for Students

What the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Hack Attack Means for Students

How safe is your identity? Photo courtesy of mikebaird. Licensed under CC BY-2.0.Last week, hackers breached the security of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee by planting malware in the university’s computer systems. The result was the exposure of social security numbers of students, faculty, and staff. Though forensic experts don’t believe that the motive behind the ...

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