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Learning opportunities in video games

Learning opportunities in video games

Who would have ever thought that video games could improve the minds of those that play them?

Amid all the cool graphics, the fantastic music, and the intriguing plots, educational opportunities are abound, and in order to find them, one only needs to look at them a little closer.

Here are the positive sides of playing moderately video games- not more than one hour a day:

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The growing value of business education for women

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The growing value of business education for women

In today’s rapidly changing economy, there’s no better path to achieve career goals than higher education. In the world of business, this may be even truer. Gone are the days when simply having a marketable idea and entrepreneurial talent was enough, in post-recession America, in-depth training in the highly complex world of contemporary business is crucial to success. Whether in marketing, industry, service or sales, the tightly interlocking networks of information and commercial activity are driving the next phases of economic progress. For new entrants to the job market or for those entering into a second career, this means that serious education in the realities of modern business is a prerequisite for career success.
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Stereotypes are keeping women away from science

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Across the board in the STEM related fields, there is a distinct shortage of females in relation to males. Many have their theories as to why this is, but we can assume stereotypes are to be blamed.

Developed at an early age, stereotypes about women are ingrained in boys and girls alike.

Women make up 50% of the US population and 49% of the workforce, yet only 24% of females work in STEM related positions. Additionally, the percentage of men working in a STEM related field is triple or quadruple the amount of women working in STEM with the same levels of education.

Women are crucial to the future of science and their contributions thus far cannot be understated. The stereotypes currently place need to change, and giving females confidence in science from a young age may be just the answer.

Stereotypes are keeping women away from science

To learn more about women in science, checkout this infographic created by the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Andrew Deen is a content marketing specialist for the New Jersey Institute of Technology

 

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Women in computer science

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Women in computer science

If you think of computer science jobs, then you often think of men sitting behind computers typing all day and working on servers. The unfortunate truth is that there are woefully few women seeking computer science degrees. Many experts believe that this is due to how society views IT workers, but others believe it’s because women aren’t exposed to the possibility of a tech job early in life.
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