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December 17 2017, 3:27PM PST

5 Reasons to Get an Online Degree in Legal Studies

Enhance your familiarity with legal studies, processes, and departments with an online degree in legal studies, preparing you to become a paralegal, legal secretary, and beyond.

Here are the top 5 reasons to earn a legal studies degree online:

1. Get accustomed to computer-based training.

Training to become a paralegal typically involves learning all kinds of computer applications, and technology remains a big part of the paralegal career description. Take the initiative in familiarizing yourself with computer-based learning with an online degree program.

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The GMAT is... Unnatural

In their marketing materials, GMAT prep companies love to point out that the GMAT is not an intelligence test. And while we don't want to delve too far into the politics of that assertion, we will say that everyone can -- and will -- improve his/her GMAT performance with practice.

What that means is: no one is born an excellent GMAT-taker. The test tests for arbitrary things; data sufficiency, for example, will never strictly appear in any of your B-school coursework, [Read More]

Careers in Social Media

Millions of people recreationally share large fractions of their lives on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other social media sites on a daily basis. And a growing number of those people are hoping to translate these skills to a career in social media. The good news is the field is growing extremely quickly, and employers are eager to hire savvy folks with skills in Social Media Optimization (SMO).

One of the most important things to remember when presenting yourself to employers is that [Read More]

Top 5 Reasons To Get an Online Criminal Justice Degree

Find out the top reasons to get an online degree in criminal justice and learn how online education can make a big difference in your career.

1. Explore Criminal Justice Technology

One of the benefits of online learning is the unofficial training you get in computers and technology. Because today's criminal justice field is so technologically sophisticated, an online degree can help you get a headstart on the technical knowledge you'll need.

2. Improve Your Work/Life Balance

Working full-time while pursuing a criminal justice [Read More]

Tips for Business School Personal Statement

Your personal statement for business school is one of the most important components of your application portfolio. The essay is kind of like a presidential candidates speech at a convention; the audience may have learned a lot about you from second-hand sources, but this is the only shot to sell yourself in your own words. Accordingly, you should bring your A-game.

The most essential aspect of a strong essay is a compelling narrative. Tell your story and give it an ambitious ending. [Read More]

Careers in Augmented Reality

'Augmented reality' has become a hot term in new media since the MIT Media Lab unveiled SixthSense, an interactive data projection device, at the 2009 TED conference. The projection of virtual information onto the physical environment is already revolutionizing video games and mobile phone apps. Next up: healthcare, military training, and product marketing innovations. To take part in the new and improved digital future, train for careers in augmented reality.

What is Augmented Reality?

Augmented reality leverages existing technologies to create a single, [Read More]

Top 5 Reasons for a Health Degree Online

Health Affairs recently reported that the U.S. will have 260,000 fewer nurses that it needs by 2025. Online career training can help you train for a job that's expected to be in high demand in the coming years. Check out the top reasons to get an online degree in health care.

1. Online Education Fills Training Shortages

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that U.S. nursing schools turned away 49,948 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2008 due [Read More]

The Future of the Web, and the Implications for Education

Though we here at ODT pride ourselves on being very current, we still want to take a moment and re-examine Pranav Mistry's vision of the internet's future. He calls it the SixthSense.

Some of you have seen this speech before; he delivered it at TED a few months back and the video quickly spread across the internet. Regardless, it's totally fascinating and worth another look.

Issues that we're keen on:

-If this vision were to be realized how might it revolutionize online education?

-Will [Read More]


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