Contract Cheating: What It Is and Why You Need to Care

As a college student, there are often times you may feel overwhelmed - whether it's studying for a major exam, researching and editing an engaging discussion forum post or simply balancing school work alongside working a full-time job, raising a family and multiple other responsibilities. It's important to remember that in college - as in life - cheating should never be an option.

In fact, did you know that in New Jersey, submitting a purchased essay, report or other written assignment to fulfill the requirements of a degree or course is punishable by up to a $1,000 penalty?

Topics: Taking Courses, Going Back to College, Motivation

How to Use Video Technology in an Online Course to Boost Your Résumé

According to YouTube’s company statistics, almost 3.25 billion hours of video is watched on the platform each month. If this was 1987, imagine how many VHS tapes that would take.

1.26 billion 2-hour tapes, or 11.3 billion pounds of plastic, if you don’t want to do the math. That’s a lot of VHS tapes.

As time presses on, technology changes everything. It improves the way we live and work, and the way we learn. Taking advantage of new technology will help you, as a student, to create an engaging online learning experience, while also helping you to become more familiar and comfortable with new technological advances. Furthermore, learning any new technology can add another skill set to a growing résumé. 

Topics: Taking Courses, Career

Bachelor's Degree Programs That Require Very Little Math

You may remember sitting in high school listening to your teacher ramble on about geometric formulas and how solving for ‘X’ can help you determine the value of ‘Y.’

You were convinced you’d never need this kind of math in the “real world.”

And now, here you are, staring down the math requirement of a bachelor’s degree like it’s a Rubik’s Cube, ready to walk away from it all.

Math can be a difficult subject to tackle. It can be frustrating. But, although math may not be for everyone, it doesn’t have to be the reason you can’t finish your degree. In fact, there are plenty of programs that require just a little math.

Topics: Areas of Study and Degree Programs

3 Handy Tips From the Pros for Taking an Online Midterm or Final Exam


Exam week: it arrives every semester. You’ve completed your modular activities, studied your textbook and reviewed your exam study guide, if one is available. Now it’s just a matter of sitting down and proving your knowledge on your online exam. But did you know that there are a few things that may make your course exams different from any exams you’ve taken in the past?

It’s true. Some test-taking strategies that work for paper exams may not apply for online exams. And then there’s to guess or not to guess – a whole different question! So to prepare you for your next online midterm or final exam, here are three insider tips meant to boost your test-taking skills.

Topics: Study Tips

Watch a Two-year Time-lapse of the Construction of Glen Cairn Hall, the University’s Newest Campus Building

The development of Glen Cairn Hall, which is home to Thomas Edison State University’s W. Cary Edwards School of Nursing, has transformed one of Trenton’s key gateways in the historic State House district of the city. The site, which was previously home to Glencairn mansion in the late 19th century and the Glen Cairn Arms apartment complex, features views of the Delaware River, Calhoun Street Bridge and the Trenton city skyline.

Over the past two years, the University’s cameras captured thousands of images of the construction, and our web specialist edited the footage to create this exclusive video. Watch this time-lapse showing the construction of the building from June 2014 to September 2016, below. 


Topics: Motivation

How HR Professionals Can Handle Workplace Bullying

Most people think of bullying as a childhood experience but a surprising number of workers are affected by workplace bullying, which can damage a business.

According to a 2014 survey from The Workplace Bullying Institute, approximately 66 million U.S. workers report being affected by bullying in the workplace. This silent and psychologically toxic threat often causes irreparable damage to workplace productivity. And yet, it remains a complex, chaotic and unfamiliar topic to most HR professionals.

Topics: Business and Management, Career

New Job Forecast Shows Good News for Cybersecurity Professionals

With the increased sophistication of technology, cybersecurity threats to computer systems, infrastructures and other assets will continue to grow in impact, scale, scope and complexity, and employers everywhere are finding they are not ready to handle a cyberattack if it were to occur.

Recent surveys underscore the skills gap and workplace shortages in cybersecurity in the U.S. and around the world.

The 2015 Global Information Security Workforce Study, an international survey of nearly 14,000 information security professionals published by ISC2, estimates the shortfall in the global security workforce to reach 1.5 million by 2020. In addition, 86 percent of respondents to the ISACA’s 2015 Global Cybersecurity Status Report, which surveyed more than 3,400 ISACA members, identified a technical and operational skills gap, and 92 percent of respondents planning to hire more information security professionals said they expect to have difficulty finding skilled candidates.

Topics: Areas of Study and Degree Programs

11 of the Most Common Capstone Course Questions Answered

You already know what a Capstone course is.

You just have no idea what to do about it.

Many students get confused when it comes to the Capstone. Is it a research paper? Not exactly; it is much more than that. Although you are the researcher, the Capstone goes beyond the mere collection of information. Instead, you will demonstrate the skills learned in your undergraduate studies to solve a problem based upon certain assumptions related to your topic. That means you will conduct your own field research and collect primary source data to create a scholarly, academic project that supports an argumentative thesis statement or major question with new work and ideas.

In a nutshell: this is a course unlike any other you have taken.

Topics: Taking Courses

Do You Really Need a BSN Degree?

For decades, the most common path to become a registered nurse was to earn an associate degree. In fact, up until 2010-2011, the latest data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics, shows that almost half of new nurses still graduated with less than a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

However, trends in nurse employment and education have shifted since 2011, and the bachelor’s degree has emerged as the most accepted academic credential for registered nurses. Take the Bureau of Labor Statistics for instance: they now list a bachelor’s degree as the entry for qualification for professional nurses, replacing the two-year diploma and associate degree.

Topics: Nursing

How to Register for Your First Online Course [Video Tutorial]

Feel intimidated by the idea of registering for your first college courses? Are you worried about where you’re supposed to go or what you’re supposed to do?

In reality, registering for an online course is much less complicated than you might think because you already did the heavy lifting. You decided which subjects to start with, selected electives that piqued your interest, reviewed which course methods fit your learning style and determined how many courses you plan to take this year. Decision making was the hard part; the course registration process is smooth sailing from here.

Topics: Taking Courses