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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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?
Paul Egan Detroit Free Press Published 10:00 p.m. UTC Aug 10, 2018 LANSING – Most days, Amber Dotson gets up at 4:30 a.m. so she can get to the Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facility near Ypsilanti 10 minutes before the start of her 6 a.m. shift. Not long after Dotson, a corrections officer, starts making her rounds, a list is posted of who will be required, because of staffing shortages, to keep working beyond the end of the shift, at 2 p.m. Most days, Dotson's name is on that list. "These last few weeks, there was only one time I got out before 9 p.m," Dotson, 46, told the Free Press in an interview. By the time Dotson gets home and is settled, it's often 10:30 p.m.. She hopes she can sleep — which she often can't — because she has to be up at 4:30 the next morning to do it all again. It sometimes happens six days in a row, in a facility where Dotson and her overworked colleagues are surrounded by inmates who include … [Read more...] about Union: Forced overtime at Michigan women’s prison is a safety threat
Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post Published 5:19 pm, Saturday, May 12, 2018 NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Laurie Santos greeted her Yale University students with slips of paper that explained: No class today. It was mid-semester, with exams and papers looming, everyone exhausted and stressed. There was one rule: They couldn't use the hour and a quarter of unexpected free time to study. They had to just enjoy it. Nine students hugged her. Two burst into tears. Santos, a professor of psychology, had planned to give a lecture about what researchers have learned about how important time is to happiness. But she had created a singular class, on the psychology of living a joyful, meaningful life. And she wanted the lessons to stick. All semester, she explained why we think the way we do. Then, she challenged students to use that knowledge to change their own lives. So canceling class was not just a break, it was an immersion. And it was a provocation: She was asking them to stop worrying … [Read more...] about Yale course is all about getting an A in life
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Lorenzo De Carli, Colorado State University (THE CONVERSATION) The debate about how open the internet should be to free expression – and how much companies should be able to restrict, or charge for, communication speeds – boils down to a conflict between the internet’s collaborative beginnings and its present commercialized form. The internet originated in the late 1960s in the U.S. Department of Defense’s ARPANET project, whose goal was to enable government researchers around the country to communicate and coordinate with each other. When the general public was allowed online in the early 1990s, intellectuals saw an opportunity to include all mankind in the collaborative online community that had developed. As internet rights pioneer John Barlow wrote, “We are creating a world that all may enter without privilege or prejudice accorded by … [Read more...] about Internet openness pits collaborative history against competitive future