Virtual Publications: Adapting to 21st Century Learning Styles

Blog-Virtual PublicationsGutenberg books have provided written information for centuries where any reader could pick up a text and absorb the ideas of the writer no matter where he was as long as he had a copy of the book. Fast-forward across centuries to the present, and we still have a similar format for publishing books and edition changes. The graphics and images may have improved over time, but little else has ultimately changed.

College students from the past can certainly remember going to the book store and spending hundreds of dollars per semester for text books, many of which the professor never even used. Additionally, many of the lectures in class and/or the course assessments were not always in sync with textbook chapters, often leading to student frustrations over assignments and grades [Read more...]

5 Growing Career Fields in the Cloud Computing Industry

5 Growing Career Fields in the Cloud Computing Industry | ECPI UniversityThe IT industry is one of the most rapidly changing industries in the world. Today, this industry is undergoing another major revolution with the overwhelming adoption of technologies surrounding cloud computing. While the traditional approach to computing is continuing to flourish, cloud computing is creating a new dynamic demand for highly-qualified and specialized IT professionals.

Some of the cloud computing jobs and careers are completely indigenous to the cloud, but others are new iterations of older, well-known positions. In either case, all  cloud computing careers demand highly-skilled and well-educated professionals. The following information explains a few of the fastest growing and most rewarding cloud computing jobs available. [Read more...]

5 Myths About Database Programming: Busted!

5 Myths About Database Programming: BUSTED! | ECPI UniversityAccording to Dictionary.com: “A myth is a traditional or legendary story, usually concerning some being or hero or event, with or without a determinable basis of fact or a natural explanation, especially one that is concerned with deities or demigods and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.”

And just like bad code needs to be fixed and debugged, myths need to be debunked/busted with every chance we get so that the right information gets to the right people, at the right time. The problem with myths is that some people take them as truth and then make decisions based off of this erroneous information.  While that may not matter much when it come to myths about fast food restaurants and where a person chooses to eat, it could have life altering and life long consequences if the myth is related to a career decision.  [Read more...]

How Much Does a Software Developer Make?

Ho wmuch does a software developer make? | ECPI UniversitySoftware is organized digital information that helps computers work. The information is organized as instructions in the form of code written by programmers. The code will operate the computer or perform specific functions like accounting, word processing, human resources, and more.   Software Developers can take many career paths. They might create programs from scratch. They might work on the logic of a program or the architecture of a system. They might develop computer operating systems or applications. They are likely to work on teams for companies that build and sell software or for companies needing proprietary work. [Read more...]

Where Will Cloud Computing Be in 5 years?

ECPI University | Cloud ComuputingIf you’re looking into careers in the Computer and Information Science field, odds are you’ll encounter cloud computing. The cloud computing industry has exploded over the past few decades; in 2013, nearly 60% of businesses spent at least 10% of their budgets on cloud services (according to IBM). With this in mind, computer and information science enthusiasts should have a basic understanding of the cloud computing industry and might even consider pursuing a career in cloud computing services.

What is cloud computing?

Traditionally, computer resources have been sold as products. Businesses purchase hardware, software, networking, databases, and meters directly from computing companies, installing them in their offices and monitoring them directly and locally. This requires businesses to make heavy upfront investments in their computer systems and maintenance and to hire staff or vendors to maintain, troubleshoot/repair, and upgrade systems. [Read more...]