Do I need to become a Windows Phone Developer Certified?

More and more mobile developers are asking the question of whether they want to get into Windows Phone development. Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system has been the fastest-growing mobile operating system in 2013. This is why it has more than doubled its market share within the mobile industry in the last year. Is it a good idea to become a […]

Short Sales as a Corporate Takeover Weapon

By Steven C. Dilley. Contributor to South-Western Federal Taxation Series An example of an investor believing the stock price will fall is a short sale of stock. A short sale is when an investor borrows stock from a broker to sell it. The investor wants to replace the stock (close the short-sale) with stock bought for less than the current […]

Sharing Political Science Teaching Resources

Reading Time: 1 minuteAuthor: Emily Farris Texas Christian University I am a huge fan of teaching resources and syllabus. You’ll find a lot of teaching ideas and syllabi from different people if you open my Dropbox folder. Teaching resources are something I believe in. One of the resources I use in many different ways is Dr. Julia Marin Hellwege’s coursepack […]

Taking on PowerShell one cmdlet at a time

Share this post:This blog post is part of an ongoing series by Adam Gordon. Adam will walk through each PowerShell command every week, explaining when and how to use them. Adam will be covering Set-StrictMode this week. When should you use Set-StrictMode The Set-StrictMode cmdlet sets strict mode for the current and all child scopes and turns it on or […]

Taking on PowerShell one cmdlet at a time

Share this post:This blog post is part of an ongoing series by Adam Gordon. Adam will show you how to use each PowerShell command each week. Adam will be covering Set-ExecutionPolicy this week. When to use Set-ExecutionPolicy You can set PowerShell execution policies on Windows computers. PowerShell security strategy includes an execution policy. Execution policies control whether you are allowed […]

How one instructor shaped her corequisite course [SUCCESS STORY]

Reading Time: 1 minute. Tracy Zanolini, instructor, didn’t make Precalculus to match her corequisite course. The text’s content required that students had all prerequisites and skills in order to read it. This didn’t match her students’ level. Tracy needed course materials that could be customized for her class. Her students had to have the necessary prerequisite skills and learn new […]

How I shifted to apply experiential learning techniques in my online course

By: Courtney Pham, Senior Marketing Instructor, Missouri State University The past year has been particularly challenging for both students and instructors who have moved online. Instructors had to think about synchronous and asynchronous lectures, and devise thoughtful strategies to keep students interested. I wanted to find out what challenges students faced when taking online classes. To find out, I conducted […]

How Higher Ed is Leveraging Federal COVID-19 Relief dollars to Address Long-Term Financial Affordability

By Jeff Selingo Higher education leaders are evaluating options for using federal relief funds to help with the disruption caused by COVID-19 to colleges and universities. They also consider long-term investments to reduce college costs. College officials are still debating how to spend the money they have been given. The CARES Act required that universities and colleges give half of […]

How can you kick start MindTap in your course?

MindTap offers a wealth content that will enhance your course. There are many effective ways you can customize your approach to setting it up at start of semester. Most instructors struggle with where to start. This is especially true if you are a MindTap instructor and are introducing MindTap to students. One Professor’s Experience With MindTap Maggie Major, a Harrisburg […]

How do optical illusions work?

Optic illusions have been a source for interest for many years. Joseph Jastrow’s work on optical illusions was one of his many renowned academic interests. His landmark paper, “A Study of Zollner’s Figures and Other Related Ilusions”, was published in “The American Journal of Psychology” in April 1892. Joseph Jastrow was instrumental to popularizing psychological science amongst the general public. […]