I have been a professor of Computer Information Systems at Union County College (Cranford, Elizabeth and Plainfield NJ) since 1983. My courses change as the computer field and knowledge about how people learn grows.
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  • Want a job in 2025? These are the sectors to focus on – World Economic Forum – Medium about 17 hours ago
  • How do you get a job that doesn't exist yet? | World Economic Forum about 17 hours ago
  • Researchers Use Wireless Signals to Recognize Emotions - WSJ on Sep 23, 16
    • One of these days, the walls may know when you’re happy, sad, stressed or angry by using an experimental device unveiled Tuesday by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that uses wireless signals to recognize emotions through subtle changes in breathing and heartbeat
  • IMS: Geek of the Week on Sep 14, 16
    • Carl Malamud interviews leading network researchers, engineers, implementers, and a wide variety of other troublemakers. The interviews are technically focused and are produced by Martin Lucas.
    • (10/27/93) Tim Berners-Lee
  • Are you safe? Facebook's Safety Check and the future of emergency management | Brookings Institution on Sep 04, 16
    • Using Facebook’s unique platform, Safety Check offers a clear advantage over inadequate government crisis alert mechanisms.
    • “check in” messages instantly relay a tacit “stay away” to nearby citizens, increasing their emergency situational awareness
    • lternative to telephone networks, which often jam up

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  • Looking for a New Job? These Free Apps Can Help - The New York Times on Sep 02, 16
  • The New Cheating Economy - The Chronicle of Higher Education on Sep 02, 16
    • The whole-class market is maturing fast. More than a dozen websites now specialize in taking entire online courses, including BoostMyGrade.com, OnlineClassHelp.com, and TakeYourClass.com. One of them, NoNeedtoStudy.com, advertises that it has completed courses for more than 11,000 students at such colleges as Duke, Michigan State, even Harvard.
    • As cheating companies expand their reach, colleges have little incentive to slow their growth. There’s no money in catching the cheaters. But there’s a lot of money in upping enrollment.
    • He typed a few words into his browser — "cheat for me in my online class" — and turned up dozens of results.

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  • A growing industry caters to college cheats on Aug 30, 16
    • More than two-thirds of college students admit to having cheated on an assignment.
    • TakeYourClass.com and NoNeedtoStudy.com
    • .“The students and the people who are selling these services have the idea that all that really matters is the end, and that the processes that get you there, aren’t really significant.”

      To fight cheating, she said, colleges need to do a better job of teaching the value and relevance of learning.

  • Academic TenacityMindsets and Skills that Promote Long-Term Learning Carol S. Dweck | Gregory M. Walton | Geoffrey L. Cohen on Aug 26, 16
  • Conquering the Freshman Fear of Failure - The New York Times on Aug 26, 16
    • Other freshmen were introduced to research online showing that intelligence isn’t a static trait or the luck of the genetic draw, but can grow through hard work. They were exposed to what the Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck describes as a growth, rather than a fixed, mind-set. This shift can be transformative; as Dr. Dweck explained, “the view of intelligence that you adopt for yourself shapes your educational experience.”

      The findings of the research project, published in June, show that both of these 40-minute online exercises had a profound effect on students from disadvantaged backgrounds. The previous year, only 69 percent of them completed a full freshman year course load, a strong predictor of graduation, compared with 79 percent for their better-off peers. The one-time interventions nearly halved this gap.

    • Gregory M. Walton and Geoffrey L. Cohen, social psychologists at Stanford,
    • the impact of this brief intervention may be lifelong

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