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By Dr. William M. Gillum
Associate Professor in the School of Education, American Public University

The evolution of technology in the classroom is a difficult subject on which to stay abreast for even the savviest technology users. New resources are constantly being developed, and the latest technology platforms are being replaced as quickly as they are released. As a result, education leaders should regularly review what is being used and how it is shaping our classrooms today.

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

The other day, I was watching a commercial showcasing the talents of an up-and-coming designer of men’s clothes. I tried looking the designer up on the internet to I could learn more about his apparel, but I was unable to find the company’s website. How could he have been exposed to such a big advertising opportunity when he did not even have a website?

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Hosting a business dinner can feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t do it very often or the attendees are people you want as future clients or coworkers. However, planning in advance goes a long way, as does taking anything that happens in stride and responding in the best way you can.

By Jill Kurtz
Online Career Tips Contributor

There’s no need to wonder if your email is being opened on smartphones and tablets – they are. You need to optimize and test your messages for these small screens. If you don’t, your intended recipients won’t be able to read your information. It’s that simple.

By Jeanne Meister
Forbes

2015 will be the year gamification inside the workplace migrates from a few isolated pilots to a new way to engage and recognize high performing employees. Gaming concepts have begun working their way into key HR processes in two ways: as a serious game such as the example below from PwC in recruiting new job candidates to cloud based gamification engines offered by Badgeville, BunchBall and Axonify.

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

A recent conversation with a colleague left me wondering if using business cards for networking is becoming obsolete. With the growing use of social media, is the business card no longer effective? Worse, does it make one appear dated and – eek! – very “90s”?

By Joanne Black
Business2Community

Social media is the place to begin a conversation, to begin a relationship that might even turn into a friendship. Then it’s time to take your conversation offline. Share ideas, learn about business challenges all over the world, and strengthen your ties. Who knows? You might get a new client or an introduction to the perfect prospect.

By Stephanie Vermillion
Business2Community

As PR pros, should we sign up for every new social network? I vote yes, but only if it’s a personal account. Sure, this can get out of control quickly (who wants 800 emails from 800 social sites?), but being personally on top of the latest sites with the greatest brand potential increases your value to clients.

By Kimberly A. Whitler
Forbes

Outside of class, students must spend more time networking and preparing for the interview gauntlet to live up to the expectations of recruiters and compete effectively against impressive peers. You can have dozens of smart, talented, exceptional students vying for one or two coveted positions. It’s simply not easy.