Internet Security Myths That Delude Users

Internet Security

Internet Security Myths vs Facts

Many surveys have highlighted the fact that end users are not security-conscious and do not think about the implications of their online activities, making them vulnerable to attack by cyber-criminals. Below, eWEEK identified the top 11 myths about online security and paired them with up-to-date facts pulled from the “How do users assess threats on the Internet?” report. Continue reading

Horizontal Rules to Break Content

an example of a horizontal rule

When we talk about good Web layout, and student usability of courses, one of the main factors is the readability of the textual content that they are expected to learn and/or interact with. Any number of factors can hinder this usability – which include, but are certainly not limited to, images that, rather than enhancing the learning, become distractions with movement or irrelevance to the topic at hand; difficult to read fonts. Likewise, serif-style fonts (i.e. Times New Roman) are generally more difficult to read on a computer screen than their sans-serif (Arial, Tahoma, Calibri) cousins, as well as too much text filling up the field of vision.

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Celebrating National Distance Learning Week

Word Cloud with words pertinent to Distance Learning, online learning and MOOCs

In celebration of National Distance Learning Week, let’s take a brief look at the history of distance learning and the emergence of MOOCs. Distance learning is a method of providing education and instruction, typically on an individual basis to students in a non-traditional setting. That is students not present in a traditional setting like a classroom, but students that may have restrictions in term of time, distance or both time and distance.

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