Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kaplan Warns About Social Networking

You never know who may be looking at your Facebook or Myspace page, including 10% of admissions officers, says Kaplan. In most cases, the social networking pages of applicants lessened their chances of admission.

With more adults using Facebook this practice has emerged in the career world. 12% of hiring managers check similar sites, resulting in 68% of applicants checked not being offered the job.

Jeff Olson, the executive director of research for Kaplan says, "If you post the off-color story, party picture, or trash talk between friends, you may be posting something your future admissions officer, future employer, future spouse or future children may have access to."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Online Health-Care Education

This week The Journal of the American Medical Association published an article about a study comparing online health-care education to traditional health-care education.

The research showed that Internet-based instruction compared favorably to traditional instructional methods.

"Our findings suggest that Internet-based instruction is an effective way to teach health care professionals," says lead author David Cook, M.D., an associate professor of medicine. "We now can confirm that, across a wide variety of learners, learning contexts, clinical topics, and learning outcomes, Internet-based instruction can be as effective as traditional methods."

Dr. Cook also noted the advantages of online learning, including flexible scheduling, adaptability of instruction and readily available content. "As health care workers balance challenging practice demands, the ever-expanding volume of medical knowledge requires us to find more effective, efficient ways to learn," says Dr. Cook. "Internet-based instruction will be an important part of the solution."

Read the article and visit Kaplan Continuing Education to begin your health-care career.

Top 10 Most Innovative Technology Companies

TechWeb's InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology media brand, released the 2008 top 10 most Innovative U.S.-based businesses using information technology to deliver business value.

    The 2008 InformationWeek 500 top ten companies are:      1.  National Semiconductor Corporation     2.  Hilton Hotels Corporation     3.  Highmark Inc.     4.  Fiserv Inc.     5.  Unum     6.  Southwire Company     7.  Advocate Health Care     8.  PC Connection Inc.     9.  Principal Financial Group Inc.     10. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

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Friday, September 5, 2008

"Women and Information Technology"

Women and Information Technology explores the reasons for the gender gap in the IT field.

Despite efforts over the last 25 years to encourage women to study information technology, IT still remains a male dominated field.

Get more information about the book, or change the statistic by studying IT with Kaplan Continuing Education.