Student Saver

June 2011

The 2-Year 4-Year Degree: Florida Community Colleges Offer Undergraduate Programs

One of the standby debates in higher education is whether colleges should provide a broad liberal arts experience or concentrate specifically on job training. A decade-long project in Florida may have scored a serious point for the latter....

Gadgets That Will Make Your College Life Easier

There's a lot to handle while in college. You have to attend classes, take notes, complete assignments and study for tests, among other things. Luckily there are some gadgets out there that can help make things easier.

Great Dictionary Apps for Students and Parents

Your smartphone can do more than just keep you connected with friends and family. It can also help you settle arguments and expand your vocabulary, thanks to the many wonderful dictionary apps that are available. Check out this list for some tips...

Should You Attend a Virtual Career Fair?

If you've been wondering about virtual career fairs, then this article is for you. Below, we discuss a few features of the virtual job fair and help students understand what to expect, in order to be better prepared.

10 Quality Job Fields That Require Limited Retraining for Recession Casualties

Recessions have the potential to negatively affect certain employment opportunities, making them harder to come by. However, there are certain job fields that might be advantageous in spite of a recession. These are job fields that require...

Where Can I Find Scholarships for Single Moms?

The financial challenges of raising a family can make it especially difficult for single moms to go back to school. However, there are many grants and scholarships available to help single parents fund their education. Read on to learn where...

How Smartphones Could Change College Life

Smartphones like Apple's iPhone and the Blackberry have revolutionized the way we connect not only with each other but with the world at large. It was only a matter of time before their effects were felt by the world of higher education. One...

Where Can I Find Single Parent Scholarships?

Going back to school can be especially challenging for individuals who are juggling the financial and family responsibilities of being single parents. However, there are scholarships out there specifically designed to help single parents cover...

Game-Changing Technologies in the 2011 Horizon Report

Increasing the types of tools used in the classroom without affecting cost is challenging for many learning-focused organizations and schools. However, the recent 2011 Horizon Report K-12 Edition, released by the New Media Consortium in...

English Language Instruction Goes Mobile

Two school districts, one in New Braunfels, TX, and the other in Arlington Heights, IL, instituted an English Language Learning (ELL) initiative that allowed students to check out an iPod Touch or an iPad that they could carry with them 24/7. The...

iTunes Textbooks Could Lower Costs for Students

College students are usually pretty preoccupied with money, and rightfully so: school is expensive. Textbooks are one area where a lot of students feel particularly cheated. A new move to offer students digital copies of single chapters from...

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