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“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive.” This statement is just as true for business mogul Steve Ballmer as it is for students all over the world. Whether your classes are fully online or on campus get information you need to leverage some of the best free online tools to help you succeed in college.

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Brandman Alumnus Navigates the World of Online Learning

Going back to school at any age can be a daunting and thrilling experience all at once. We checked in with Kari Buist-Baker, 2010 Brandman University graduate who shared her experience adjusting to computer-based education and how she ensured her success with new digital learning tools.

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Brandman DNP Graduate to Aid in Fight Against Ebola Epidemic

Maj. Jack Miller, DNP, has been drawn to caring for others ever since he was a Boy Scout growing up in his native Dumas, Texas. Today he is living out his dream by working with some of the top health care organizations in the world and sharing his talents to help fight the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

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Education Job Fair Attracts Aspiring Teachers

A light drizzle couldn’t dampen the spirits of 200 aspiring educators who attended Brandman University’s Education Job Fair on October 18 at the San Diego County Office of Education. Afterall, there were jobs to be filled and futures to be made.

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Competency-Based Education from a Subject Matter Expert

By Dr. Jalin A. Brooks Johnson on Oct 23, 2014

With the emergence of Competency-Based Education (CBE) in the higher education cosmos, the journey seeking continues. The career professional, retired service member, 'career changer,' overachiever and the like, are looking for ways to expand their knowledge bases and ultimately, earn degrees that acknowledge their skill sets. Discover how they are finding new ways of thinking through and realizing their education.

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Topics: Schools, School of Business & Professional Studies, School of Arts & Sciences, CBE

How to Brand Yourself for the Perfect Job

By Autumn McClenaghan on Oct 22, 2014

What does your personal brand say about you? Do you have or even need one? And what exactly is it?

When you brand yourself you are aiming to portray who you authentically are and what you want to be known for. As you embark on your job search, it is helpful to have a well rounded understanding of yourself, the ideal employer, industry and job opportunities to show the company you choose to interview that you are the best candidate for the position. Always remember, the person who knows you best is you!

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Topics: Career

From the Pros: LinkedIn Best Practices

By Jina Smith on Oct 21, 2014

LinkedIn is dominating the digital world for professionals and job seekers who use it as an online resume, a portfolio and a networking tool. Leverage some of these LinkedIn best practices and build a stellar online presence so employers can discover you and your talents.

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Topics: Career, Front Page

The Best Homemade Halloween Costumes

By Shannon Grimsley on Oct 16, 2014

Halloween is the one day out of the year where people morph into ghouls and goblins while pumpkins transform into creepy jack-o-lanterns. The season is one of Brandman's dedicated service desk technician's favorite seasons because it gives her the opportunity to express her creativity by constructing some of the best homemade costumes.

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Topics: Happenings

Online Communication Etiquette: Are You Leaving the Impression You Intend?

By Nancy Salzman on Oct 15, 2014

This is probably a very acceptable way to make a date with a friend, but is it an appropriate model for all online communication purposes? The answer: Not if you expect to be identified as a professional.

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education

Bryan Fazio Rewards Veterans with Scholarships

By Steve Quis on Oct 14, 2014

With Veterans Day less than a month away, Brandman University is honored to present the four recipients of the inaugural Bryan A. Fazio Scholarship. Fazio recently presented scholarship checks to two of the four winners from our valued military community. Join us in congratulating them as we highlight their amazing stories of challenges and triumph.

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Topics: Happenings, Military, Student Spotlight, Disability Services

Extreme Makeover: Online Communication Edition

By Vicki Brannock on Oct 10, 2014

In today’s digital world one in four people spend more time communicating online than in person. Whether it is a discussion, timeline, or circle we are all involved in group communication in some way.

But how effectively are you communicating?

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Topics: Schools, Front Page, School of Extended Education, Online

When Computer Efficiencies Send You Running for Cover

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 9, 2014

Technology is meant to enhance our lives by making it easier to work and play. But what happens when the best of intent goes into creating computer efficiencies and everything goes terribly wrong? From security services to automation algorithms, check out these top fails in computing history that impacted companies, people and governments from around the world.

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Topics: Front Page

An Expert Interview About Online Learning

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 8, 2014

What is the future of the virtual education environment and is the model effective? We sought out the insights of the top leaders in the tech-ed landscape and compiled the most relevant resources for our own expert interview about online learning. Get inspired as they break down the facts about the innovations that are changing the world for the better.

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Topics: Front Page, Online

Which Computer Are You?

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 7, 2014

There are so many new technologies and devices that have advanced the way we operate that it can be hard to decifer between them all when deciding what's the best fit for us. Take this quick 5 question quiz, that is certainly more fun than those you take in class, to determine which type of computer you are at heart.

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Topics: Front Page

Darth Vader's Guide to Computers

By Lindsay Amanda on Oct 6, 2014

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…There was a dream to automate and expand communication to allow people to share information at light speed. Lord Darth Vader shares the force with you by sharing his essential guide to computers in the digital age.

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Topics: Front Page