Open Courses: Changing the Higher Education Scene

Want to take a course from M.I.T., one of the most revered technology schools in the world? You don’t have to have almost-perfect SAT scores, you don’t have to have a 4.0 GPA, you don’t have to pay the $50,000 tuition – in fact, you don’t even have to be enrolled as a student. Sound too good to be true? M.I.T. has put its entire course catalogue online so that anyone who wishes to check out class lectures, class notes, assignments and other materials will be able to via their computer. Online education continues to change the way educators and students envision higher education and M.I.T.’s open courses are just one of the many ways that traditional ground schools are …

How Is Google Search Changing Us?

Typing in Google and searching for stuff has never been easier. Have you ever wondered how it is changing us? Read on for insights. For instance, we want to look up the meaning of a word or find synonyms of that word. We can find the answer in the matter of a few clicks. In the old days, when the web was not there, we had to turn over the pages of a dictionary and find the word we were searching for matching the first few alphabets. A search on Google, for this matter, certainly has made this easier. We are too reluctant and lazy nowadays to consult a solid dictionary when Google is so handy. We can also find …