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Cengage learning acting as a substitute teacher for classes

Cengage learning acting as a substitute teacher for classes

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

November 19, 2019

There are different forms of learning environments available to students at USI and one particular education technology that many professors use is known as Cengage.  Cengage is an online learning environment that provides tools and information to learners about the course that they are enrolled in...

What type of learning is best for your degree?

The university moved all classes online in response to COVID-19

Jessica McKinley, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

Is online learning better than face to face learning? Are we just getting lazy when we don’t like getting up to go to class every day? In today’s world, we are making everything more and more dependent on technology. So, logically we have moved some classes to online platforms. Walking around cam...

Let’s embrace technology, not discourage it

Let's embrace technology, not discourage it

Riley Guerzini, Managing Editor

September 11, 2018

Over the last 15 years, society has been introduced to a vast number of technological innovations that have made our lives easier and made previous inventions obsolete. Our generation has witnessed the rise of social media, GPS, smartphones and tablets that can entertain us, help us study and find ...

Online classes equally beneficial

Online classes equally beneficial

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

September 4, 2018

According to a study done by the University of the Potomac, almost 70 percent of students think online classes are as good or even better than traditional classrooms, while 77 percent of educators think of traditional and online classrooms as being equally good. USI has 11 degree programs acces...

Rethink online learning

Gabi Wy, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2018

As the university focuses on online learning, no one making those decisions seems to be asking if it’s good for students. Sure, technology is advancing. It’s normal for a student to have a laptop or at least access to a computer, and a phone where he or she can access the Internet pretty much anywhe...

University looks to add more online programs

Junior psychology major Stephanie Perry logs onto a computer at Rice Library Monday. Photo by The Shield

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

January 17, 2018

It’s getting easier and easier for students to get their degree without ever stepping onto campus. The university is planning to add more online degree programs for non-traditional students as part of an effort to bring in more students. “In terms of the number non-traditional students ...

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