Aleanna Siacon Detroit Free Press Published 3:50 PM EST Nov 12, 2018 The possibilities are endless — and free. Over 190 universities across the country have announced that they're offering free Massive Open Online Courses, according to Quartz. From computer programming and entrepreneurship to the social sciences and humanities, some courses are self-paced, while others have a set session schedule and weeks-long program. Most courses are free, but universities may charge online students for a verified certificate of completion or credential. Here's a look at some upcoming and ongoing free online course options from Michigan-based colleges: Michigan State University Introduction to Game Development, four weeks long (credential can be earned for Game Design and Development specialization, part of a $365 package) What is news?, five weeks long Pixel Art for Video Games, five weeks long Cameras, Exposure and Photography, four weeks long … [Read more...] about Dozens of Michigan college courses are free online
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PUBLISHED: 09:58 11 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 11 September 2018 Judy Rimmer Students may feel nervous when heading off to university, but parents can help to reassure them. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO Png-Studio So your son or daughter is flying the nest and heading off to uni. What do you need to help them with before they go, and what should they take with them and leave behind? Student life can put on the pressure. GETTY IMAGES/WAVEBREAK MEDIAIt can be quite a wrench for parents when, after seeing your child through every stage of education from nursery onwards, you suddenly find them heading off to a university, maybe in a different area of the country. As a parent, you can’t just switch off worrying about them - and you will want to do everything you can to help them before they set off. Here is our checklist of important things to do before they leave home.Build independenceOne of the most essential and difficult things is for both … [Read more...] about Son or daughter off to university? Parents’ guide to help new students prepare
If you’ve ever considered picking backyard dandelion greens for your salad, or even if you haven’t, you may be intrigued by a recent research paper from the nexus of nutrition, food security and the urban foraging trend: Wild edible greens harvested in industrial, mixed-use, and high-traffic urban areas in the San Francisco East Bay area are abundant and highly nutritious. Even grown in soils with elevated levels of heavy metals, tested species were safe to eat after rinsing in cold water. Wild greens could contribute to nutrition, food security, and sustainability in urban ecosystems. “Wild greens,” of course, is the researchers’ term for what many among us might reflexively call “weeds,” ranging from the familiar dandelion, chickweed and sweet fennel to the more obscure cat’s ear and bristly ox tongue. (Why people so often name edible wild plants after animals or their parts — think lambs’ quarters, cattail, pigweed … [Read more...] about Edible urban weeds found to be safe, healthful, abundant — and they’re free
Craig Timberg, Ellen Nakashima, Elizabeth Dwoskin and Tony Romm, The Washington Post Published 8:37 am PDT, Friday, August 24, 2018 Technology giants increasingly are casting themselves as defenders of online integrity as American democracy, yet again, comes under attack. Recent revelations from companies including Facebook, Microsoft and Google about foreign hacking and disinformation amount to a public answer to charges that the technology industry should have done more to thwart Russia's online attacks in 2016. But the industry's highly publicized moves against Russian and Iranian online meddling also have thrown into sharp relief the fractured response by the federal government, say experts, lawmakers and former U.S. officials who have served in Democratic and Republican administrations. They express frustration that a sophisticated, meticulously documented and allegedly criminal attack from Russia in 2016 has generated so little White House response, even as … [Read more...] about As tech firms confront online threats, some ask: What about the White House?
STUDENTS who sat A-levels are on tenterhooks as they await their results and whether they’ve got the university place of their choice. Here's what you need to know about finding out or securing a place via clearing. When does UCAS Track open? You can track your application by signing up to UCAS Track here. But contrary to popular belief, it does not update at midnight. So there’s no point in staying up to check because you’ll just waste your time. Just go to bed and sleep (you can't change the outcome by stressing out.) The service actually updates from 8am on A-level results day. If you check Track and it says your place is “unconditional” then well done you've been accepted. A university or college might offer you an alternative. This could be “a changed course offer” which you’ll need to accept or decline. Does it show you A Level grades? Even when Track opens students will only be able to see whether they have been successful in … [Read more...] about When does UCAS Track open, does it show you A Level grades and how does clearing work?