Why Is Biology Important?

Why Is Biology Important?

Biology is the science that researches and studies living organisms and life, which includes their chemical processes, physical structure, physiological mechanisms, molecular interactions, evolution, and development. Despite the complications of science, there are certain merging topics that integrate it into a single, rational field. Biology acknowledges the cell as the fundamental component of life, genes as the fundamental part of heredity and evolution as the engine that drives the formation (creation) and extinction of living organisms. In Spite of so many concepts involved in the subject Biology, a few students…

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2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

2U Partners with the Yale School of Management to Offer Short Online Courses

On Monday, the online program manager 2U announced that it will be partnering with the Yale School of Management to create short online courses intended for mid-career professionals. Courses are currently in development. They are expected to launch in the spring of next year. Online courses are increasingly proving useful for institutions of higher education. Beginning well before the 2012 massive open online course (MOOC) explosion, universities have increasingly offered shorter online alternatives to degree pathways. In their landmark 2014 study on MOOCs, researchers Fiona Hollands and Devayani Tirthali found…

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From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

From cannabis to dinosaurs, online classes cover it all

Open this photo in gallery Mount Royal University, in partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University, is offering an online course called the Cannabis Education Program. The course is taught by horticulturalists, marketing specialists, and scientists working in the industry. Ted S. Warren/The Associated Press Kayden Abel was four years old when he started playing soccer. Having just turned 25, the Edmonton resident has parlayed his technical skills into success as a freestyle pro and coach. He’s in demand for his specialized work, but, career-wise, he wanted to expand his options. Mr….

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Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

Wright State is fighting for students. The next battleground: Online courses.

The ConVal Regional School District canceled all classes Wednesday after receiving word of a “potential threat,” according to Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders. School is scheduled to resume Thursday, Saunders said. Saunders said the district was notified by police of the threat Wednesday morning at 6. “The local police departments are in the process of assessing the situation, and we are in constant contact with them,” district officials said in a statement Wednesday morning. “Due to this threat, we are cancelling school today and will be sharing further information as it…

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15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

15+ Creative Online Classes to Spark Your Imagination This Week

Growing up was when many of us fostered a life-long love of learning. For just as many, however, formal schooling stopped in our early twenties. But this fact doesn’t mean that you have to cease all class time. Through the magic of the internet, there is a bevy of online creative classes that’ll teach you a new skill or cultivate what you already know. Best of all, you can take them at your own pace. Are you looking to diversify your interests? Perhaps you’re a photographer who would like to know…

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5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

5 college basketball big men to watch work in the paint this season

Not all dominant big men are created equally. There are supreme athletes, throwback types who do their damage in the low post, and those who can do a little bit of everything. Here are five guys we can’t wait to watch this season. Ethan Happ, Wisconsin Happ is an artist on the low block. His game probably would have been better suited for the 1990s, but he’s so good and skilled that it works just fine in 2018. Well, more than fine. He averaged 17.9 points and eight rebounds last…

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Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing Millennials

Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing Millennials

In their 2015 song “Stressed Out,” which got an astonishing 1.5 billion viewson YouTube, the band Twenty One Pilots had a line lamenting student loans. Atlantic writers Conor Friedersdorf and Megan Garber declared the song to be the anthem of the millennial generation. Many educated millennials would likely agree — since 2006, student debt has approximately doubled as a share of the economy: The increase seems to have paused in the past two years, possibly due to the economic recovery (which allows students and their families to pay more tuition out of current…

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How Education Has Evolved Over The Past 20 Years

How Education Has Evolved Over The Past 20 Years

Traditional education has come a long way over the past 20 years. Past educational experiences left many students juggling school and work. Unfortunately, many students were left securing government loans to attend the top schools. Thousands of parents and their children were finding themselves with large student loan debt. Students were in a classroom setting and had the benefits of a learning environment with a teacher in traditional classes. In short, many students were taught in school. However, technology has created many advances in every area of today’s society, including…

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Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

Americans owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. The average student owes nearly $37,000 when they graduate from college. Shane King owed $36,000 when he graduated from Auburn. “Got down there and didn’t realize the cost of living,” King said. The GI Bill covered his tuition, but he still had living expenses to cover. He tried to work three jobs to provide for his family while going to school. He couldn’t keep up with work and his studies, so he took out a student loan. It was a low interest…

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ClearOne selected for expanding distance learning scheme

ClearOne selected for expanding distance learning scheme

The University at Buffalo School of Engineering and Applied Science attracts top engineering students and faculty from across the globe who come to the school to conduct high-impact original research in science and engineering. Upon graduation many go on to become leaders in a wide range of engineering disciplines and related fields. When the university began expanding its distance learning programmes it was critical to select a solution that provided students and faculty, of both the real and virtual classrooms, with a high-quality AV collaboration system with crystal clear audio…

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