Entries by Jen Rhee

The Truth about Facebook and Grades

Contrary to popular belief, a recent study revealed that Facebook use among students really isn’t much of a problem. In fact, it hardly has any notable impact on a student’s academic performance. The study surveyed 1,839 students attending 4-year universities. The majority of them (92%) reported using Facebook, and the average amount of time they […]

Get More out of Google

A lot of people simply don’t realize that effective Googling goes far beyond entering in a phrase or a few key words. The truth is that many people just don’t know how to maximize effective searching on Google. More surprisingly, while you might assume that college students would have no problems utilizing the search engine, […]

Higher Academia and E-Readers

E-readers are becoming more and more common in today’s society. Amazon expects to sell more e-books than printed books this year. Institutions of higher education have long resisted the trend towards e-readers, but master’s degree research suggests e-readers may improve students’ ability to retain information if some of the technology’s limitations can be addressed. The […]

The Digital Promise [Infographic]

Though our lives have drastically changed from the lives of our parents and grandparents, the typical U.S. classroom has managed to look more or less the same. A primary reason for this is due to the fact that education has simply not been able to keep up with the advancements in technology. While opinions differ […]

Generation Mobile

Students and their cellphones are inseparable. As a recent graduate myself, I can tell you first-hand that my phone never left my side during my four years of college. And as more students obtain access to better and newer phones, cellphones will continue to play a large role the lives of college students. Beyond just […]

The Best Education Sites

Social media has become a powerful tool for engagement, and colleges all over the nation are realizing this. Schools across the country are coming up with creative ways to utilize their school websites and popular social media tools like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Additionally, trends show that school’s with a higher reputation also tend to […]

Planet Text: How SMS Messaging is Changing the World

Texting has become an integral part of how we communicate in our everyday lives. In the fast-paced world we live in, SMS messaging has proved to be more efficient than physically holding a conversation on the phone. Hence, it’s no surprise that texting has become one of the most powerful tools of communication. Just to put […]