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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are crucial for our success

January 14, 2021

(Part one of two) It is the vision for the School of Informatics and Computing to create an environment where all feel truly welcomed and encouraged to thrive. Yet, diversity paired with equity and inclusion are far from realized in most settings. All we need do is pay attention to the news, scroll through social […]

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8 tools for project management in a virtual world

December 7, 2020

Whether your semester is Covid-free or we are all ‘hunkered down’ in our hovels doing work-from-home [WFH]; if you are a SoIC student, faculty member, or alumni, you know what it means to work on BIG projects.  These projects require constant communication, feedback loops, and iterations, file sharing, and versioning, schedules, accountability and progress charts.  […]

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Five tips for managing the stress of uncertainty

October 7, 2020

This year has been…something, right? We’ve had a lot thrown at us that we’re all navigating and the list can be stressful and overwhelming to think about. For me, I move from feelings of gratitude and calm, then quickly to anxiety, anger, or sadness with the slightest trigger. Though we’re all impacted in different ways […]

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Best (free) Wi-Fi spots for online classes

September 15, 2020

Having a solid internet connection is vital for success if you are in any classes that have an online component. No one wants to freeze during a Zoom call or have issues submitting an assignment right before it is due. Check out the following places where you can kick back and live life in the […]

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Five hacks for online learning

August 31, 2020

Whether you are new to online learning or an online learning expert, it is important to consider strategies for online learning. Here are some strategies for success: Be proactive Get to know your Canvas site and syllabus. The more you understand how your class is organized, the easier it will be for you to be […]

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