Students Archive for December, 2009
There are literally dozens of accrediting organizations in this country for higher education. The federal Department of Education (DOE) has no mandate for accrediting schools; the Secretary of Education is, however, required to publish a list each year of the organizations that the Department recognizes as valid, responsible accrediting agencies. In the eyes of… | Read More
US News and World Report produces an annual ranking survey of the best colleges and universities in the country. This year they produced a ranking of schools that specialize in online education which provides rankings based on area of study. One of the important details about this survey is that all of the… | Read More
The best known online community college is probably Rio Salado College in Phoenix, AZ which serves 60,000 students through its 500 online courses and ten service centers scattered around Maricopa County. Their extensive list of online degrees includes such options as the associate's degree in accounting and even an online associate's in computer science.<br… | Read More
Not so long ago, professionals in computer engineering usually earned electrical engineering degrees before entering the field. Today the field has spun off the bachelor in electronic engineering as the major that focuses on the microscopic electrical workings of computers, chips and digital networks.
Every year more of the best computer science schools are… | Read More
The US News and World Report's annual collegiate rankings report has gone encyclopedic, now offering school rankings for various professions and niches within those professions. One of those sub-categories is for computer engineering degrees.
For their undergraduate computer engineering list they rank seven schools occupying five slots, with fourth and fifth place being ties.… | Read More
IBM famously gave up their market niche in PCs some years ago when they stopped manufacturing them altogether. Instead they have developed one of the world's largest business consulting organizations, which today tackles all sorts of challenges for businesses trying to transition into the information age. They develop data management systems for all… | Read More
These past several years we have watched the slow fade of a once-eminent industry: the newspaper and periodical publishing industries. Newspapers have closed, magazines have shut down; we are observing the slow death of the "dead tree media" as we have known it.
That does not mean the field of journalism is dead.… | Read More