Friday, May 15, 2015

How Technology Has Changed Education

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College students today have a lot to be thankful for. Technology has made the pursuit of knowledge simpler and more accessible. Also, communication itself has come a very long way, because content is updated almost immediately. Students have access to nearly unlimited resources to answer any question they may have. However, in order to truly understand technology’s impact, one needs to start from the beginning.

The Beginning of the Internet
When the internet was first established, it was used to send collegiate articles across college campuses. Students were able to search through these directories in order to find information relevant to their schoolwork. Since then, the internet has gained more networks, and more content has been added. Individuals were then able to build their own sites, and communicate through online chats.

With more and more individuals with the ability to share content, technology itself became more and more powerful. Megabytes became gigabytes, and cell phones became smartphones. Technology boomed, and new careers emerged. With its advancement, education and technology have worked hand in hand to provide students with more opportunities for knowledge growth.

The Coursework
So, how has technology affected schoolwork? Students now have a variety of assignments they can pick from. Forget essays written on college ruled paper, now blog posts and Facebook updates have become acceptable forms of assessment. Social media as a whole has brought about several new features that educators can use to help their students better understand content.

YouTube has been a remarkable asset for modern day educators. With videos from all around the world, teachers can share relatable content that’s both fun and knowledgeable. Due to its ease of access, students can go back on their own time to re-watch the videos in case information was missed. Students can also upload their own videos as a way of demonstrating to their teacher they fully understood the content.

Online Schooling
One of the biggest impacts technology has made on education is the ability to learn online. Many colleges, including M State Moorhead, now have a variety of online courses. M State even has eCampus, which is an entirely online college campus. Instructors communicate with their students by email, video chats, and a plethora of other ways. Moreover, these students are now able to work school into their schedule as opposed to working around it.

Technology Creates Jobs
Not only has technology open the doors for education, but it has also broadened an individual’s career search. Companies are now actively seeking workers that are tech savvy and up-to-date on today’s trends. In fact, new jobs are being created today for technology that wasn’t even invented ten years ago.

m blog 2.jpgThe health field has taken huge strides thanks to technology, and is always seeking graduates that are able to comprehend its complicated machines. Thanks to social media, almost every company has an individual dedicated to increasing their online presence. Businesses look for writers to publish company blogs, and they hire IT specialists to ensure every network is in working order.

The Future of Technology
Nobody knows exactly where technology is headed, you can guess that it’ll continue to grow. At M State Moorhead, we prepare our students with the most up to date standards of education. Considering how omniscient technology’s growth can be, we want you to feel as though you’re ready to adapt to new changes. Check out our program options today, and get prepared for your future.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sunshine and Summer Classes

Summer.jpgAfter a semester of hard work, the last thing you want to do is start all over again during your summer break. Summer is a time to kick back and relax. However, if you find yourself falling behind on your path to graduate, then summer courses can provide a wonderful opportunity. In fact, there are a variety of benefits that come with summer classes- each providing a way to ease your pursuit towards graduation:

Gaining Knowledge Over Break
First of all, summer classes provide all students with a chance to lighten their course load. The average student is known to take around four to five classes a semester. Even taking two classes during summer allows you to have a few less classes to worry about during the fall or spring semester. This also lowers your cost of attendance during those semesters and frees up more time to work and save up some money.

Secondly, if you are few classes short of graduating, summer classes can help to quicken the pace of graduating. Why wait seven more months to obtain your degree when you can receive it after just three? Graduating sooner means you will have an earlier chance at job openings. This gives you a leg up on those who choose to wait until the end of fall. Moreover, summer classes are usually condensed, so you are actually spending less time in class than in the fall.

summer 2.jpgNow, we understand summer is greatly loved due to the amount of free time students have, but just because you take a few classes during your summer does not mean you are giving up your break. Class lengths are reasonable, yet there are also many classes that can be taken online. Online classes are meant to be flexible, so you will not have to worry about interfering with any summer plans.

Start Your Summer With M State
College is difficult, and M State Moorhead knows how important it is for students to have time to decompress. That is why we try to provide students with many possibilities to advance them through college. If you are interested in our summer courses, then contact us to get yourself on the right  path. You do not have to give up your summer to get closer to reaching your dreams!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Spring into the Summer

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Spring is here, and that means the end of the semester is near. Unfortunately for some, that also means a lot of planning. Many students will be nearing the end of their college careers, and some are unsure of what steps they should be taking. Luckily, we are here to help.

There are many paths you can take upon the conclusion of your spring semester. Some paths may be searching for a potential job opening, others may be looking for a summer internship. Perhaps you may not be in college at all, but you would like to enroll. Whatever you may be thinking, the key is to properly plan ahead. So, here are our tips to help you with your summer plans.

Job Searching
linkedin.jpgIf this is your last year in school, then you may want to begin searching for job openings or internships in your field of study. There are several ways to go about searching for these openings. One way is going through your school’s job postings. Several business and corporations will release openings to colleges in which they have established relationships with. Be sure you ask your professors if you are unsure of how to find these openings.

Another great way to search for openings is through online job searching sites. LinkedIn has grown astronomically since its induction, and many businesses throughout the country use it. If you are planning on looking for a job or internship outside of your college’s area, than you will want to use sites like this. Others include Monster or Indeed.

Applying During Summer

At this point, you may have missed the opportunity to apply to most universities and four-year schools. However, many community colleges offer later admission for individuals interested in furthering their education. If you find yourself wanting to pursue a college degree, then you will want to contact the college’s office of admissions. These numbers can be found online on each individual college website.

What are your Summer Plans?
Whatever plans you may have for your summer, M State Moorhead wants to be a part of it. If you have been planning to further your education then look no further than our many campuses across the state. No matter what your intended path may be, we are happy to provide you with the foundation you need. Become a Spartan, and contact M State.