7 Useful student tools to write winning paper research

7 Useful student tools to write winning paper research

Learning has a lot of demands and as a student, you definitely have a lot to do to excel in your studies. One of the areas that require much of your effort is in writing a winning paper research assignment. You always feel like procrastinating the assignment every time it is given or else find […] … learn more→

Insights on the increasing number of cyber attacks

Insights on the increasing number of cyber attacks

The Recent Cyber Attack on Equifax It was recently reported that between May and late July of 2017, hackers breached the cyber security of Equifax and gained access to the personal information of 143 million Americans as well as some Canadian consumers from the province of British Columbia.  This was discovered in late July, but […] … learn more→

Sanity for campus rape claims?

Sanity for campus rape claims?

Most people don’t realize that our campuses have a “private” court system on them. Whenever there’s a claim of wrongdoing, from minor quibbles over policy to brutal gang rape, quirks in our laws allow the campus to handle it. Faculty (proudly): “So, after the defendant finished his defense, I was secretly escorted in to the […] … learn more→

Memo to the IPA: history teaching is driven by student demand, not ‘identity politics’

Memo to the IPA: history teaching is driven by student demand, not ‘identity politics’

The Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) has released a survey of history subjects at Australian universities, arguing that “identity politics” (subjects related to race, gender, class and the environment) have increased at the expense of subjects related to “Western civilisation”. The report, authored by Bella d’Abrera, has found that of 746 history subjects on offer, 241 […] … learn more→

Targeting the labor market with free College

Targeting the labor market with free College

It’s time to combine two of the hottest topics in higher education: free college and apprenticeship. States are already trying to use free college to address labor market demands. Arkansas, Kentucky, and Indiana have all created programs that only provide “free college” for particular certificates or degree programs that they believe are in demand. Arkansas’ ArFuture program […] … learn more→

The time is right for universities to make the most of AI

The time is right for universities to make the most of AI

Artificial intelligence has been around as a concept for a long time but, in reality, the latest surge of technological development in AI is likely to see automation continue to escalate and accelerate. The machines we’re building today are so much more powerful than ever before in terms of their processing power and storage ability, […] … learn more→

How mental illnesses affect life insurance policies

How mental illnesses affect life insurance policies

Perhaps there is no greater confusion than how various mental illnesses affect the purchase of life insurance coverage. Next in line is when a policy will pay a death benefit from suicide. Mood and anxiety disorders are common in today’s world.  From a life insurer’s point of view the risk of mortality is directly related […] … learn more→

3 reasons to consider Trade School instead of College

3 reasons to consider Trade School instead of College

At this point in time, every well-meaning person in your life will attempt to convince you to go to college to figure out what you want to be or to advance your career. Many fail to realize the power and possibilities of becoming a highly skilled worker through knowledge and experience gained by taking tradesman […] … learn more→

Three strategies to help students navigate dodgy online content

Three strategies to help students navigate dodgy online content

A recent Stanford University Report revealed that students’ abilities to distinguish between questionable and valid online content needed work. In one example cited in the report, researchers set high school and university students a task to evaluate the credibility of information found on the MinimumWage.com site. Only 9% of high school students and 6% of university students could identify […] … learn more→

How successful academics write

How successful academics write

I am a longtime fan of Helen Sword’s work on academic writing. I first came across her lovely piece in Studies in Higher Education on Writing higher education differently. Sword writes the first part of the paper in a conventional way, and then the second part in a more daring, direct and elegant way. This paper really […] … learn more→