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The Cost Effectiveness of Online Education - Many people think online education can be more expensive than a traditional school setting. Previous generations did not have the option for online learning experience, so why should we start now. An interesting point about online education is that LeBaron (2010) states, “The largest school in the U.S. is the University of Phoenix Online, with a whopping 380,232 students. That’s over 5x more than the largest public school, Arizona State University, which has 68,064 students” (para. 7). Despite the cost effectiveness, distance education is becoming the educational model of the future....   [tags: university of phoenix online, online classes]
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Residual Online Income and HubPages - Residual Online Income and HubPages HubPages is a residual online income site that lets you earn money from your writing. You do so by creating "hubs" (articles), which are just pages full of written content, photos, videos, polls, quizzes and -- last but certainly not least -- advertising. When you sign up and become a Hubber, as the members of HubPages are affectionately called, you are allowed to start publishing hubs. The way you earn residual online income is by sharing a portion of the ad revenue generated by these hubs....   [tags: Online Income] 803 words
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Tips for Successful Online Learning - When it comes to writing you definitely need to be self motivated and disciplined, I’ve learned in my life that committed and stable routines often lead to better learning practices. You always need to be open-minded about sharing your life with others online because the relationships you build between your classmates and instructors is a very important part of the online learning experience. I fully believe part of the learning process is sharing your personal experiences through writing and reading....   [tags: Online Learning]
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The Advantages and Risks of Online Shopping - The Information revolution is changing our daily lives. With the rapid development of computer and internet, online commerce become quite common and plays an important role in the modern world. The online business has booming development in these few years. US online retail sales raised an average of 11% in the first three months of 2009 (“US Online Sales Up,” 2009). The growth of online sales may due to the growing number of consumers who shop online. In the case of Asia, survey reported 77.6% of Internet users have online shopping experiences in 2003 (as cited in To, Liao & Lin, 2007)....   [tags: Online Shopping, internet, economy, ] 1027 words
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Taking a Look at Online Gambling - Online gambling has become the rage all over the world for entertainment purposes. Online slot machines have become one of the most popular gambling entertainments to hit the Internet. Online slot machines are aptly named pokies because when they were first introduced in places like Australia and New Zealand they carried symbols of fruits on playing cards. The name has stuck through the times and that is why they are called online pokies. Pokies are designed to capture people’s attention and awe of all its glitter....   [tags: online entertainment and vice industries] 571 words
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Adult Learning in an Online Environment - As an adult learner in an online learning environment, a certain amount of readiness skills will be necessary. Various information shall be presented to highlight the advantages and disadvantages of the online learning environment. This paper will identify the difference between the adult online learner and a traditional learner. The purpose of this research paper is to bring together statistics of the functionality of the adult learner within the online environment. The resources Literacy, numeracy, and edified citizenry aptitudes join the groundwork upon which is built the well-rounded adult learner (Tomei, 2010)....   [tags: education, online, success] 1305 words
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Online Learning and Adult Learner - Online Learning and Adult Learner Adults are taking a more preferred method of education by taking online classes versus face-to-face traditional classes, which to most is a more affordable means. The balance of family and work is a very important factor when adding college courses to your daily routine. Many challenges stand before the adult learner such as time management, finding correct school, reliable computer and internet, and budget to take classes. What about the instructors are the trained....   [tags: education method, online courses]
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Analysis of Online MBA Programs - The report examines three universities to determine the one that offers the best online MBA program, which suits MegaCorp employees. The three learning institutions examined include the Walden, Washington State, and North Carolina State universities. Of the three, Walden is the cheapest, as it offers the online MBA program at the lowest cost per credit hours followed by Washington State and North Carolina State. However, the Washington State University offers the best online MBA program in terms of its quality and is the most suitable compared to the other two institutions....   [tags: Best Online MBA Program ]
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Hiking Online Resources - Hiking safety is a subject matter that I am interested in learning more about. My family and I love to hike and be out in God’s creation, taking pleasure in all of His great wonders. However, along with all the breath taking scenery, wonderful flowers, trees and animals that we get to see, there are also dangers to hiking in the wilderness. One of those dangers is stumbling upon a wild animal, such as a bear, moose, or even a snake. We could also possibly fall and twist or even break an ankle or leg....   [tags: Online Resources]
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Formation of Multiple Personae Online - In past generations identity was defined by how we viewed ourselves internally but as social media has evolved throughout the internet era, individuals forms their identities externally according to what the digital world views as acceptable; then forms multiple personas to fit each and every virtual situation. Persona can be defined as the aspect of someone's character that is presented to or perceived by others; so by way of the internet one has the ability to think through what they are about to say before they say it and present an aspect of themselves that they see as positive....   [tags: Social Networking Online, Social Medias]
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Safety and Security in Joining Online Casinos - More and more people around the world are now enjoying their own time spent in online casinos. However, a great number of people may not yet fully trust online gaming because of safety and security reasons. The steps in joining any online casinos may be very easy but people would like to be assured that they are dealing with legitimate providers. People who would like to try online casinos may take note of the following important things that they can do before they give out their financial information....   [tags: online gaming, gambling, legitimacy] 677 words
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Online Courses are Superior to Traditional Courses - In 1999, Mark Bonner of PricewaterhouseCoopers accurately predicted, “Online learning will rapidly become one of the most cost-effective ways to educate the world’s expanding workforce.” Fifteen years later, his statement is truer than ever, as the price of going to a four-year university skyrockets, and technology required to get the same degree online becomes more available. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, from 2000 to 2010, the average cost for undergraduate tuition, room, and board at public institutions increased over forty percent....   [tags: technology, online learning]
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Online Shopping Reviewers Are Not All That They Seem - With the recent shift to web based communication, everything, including shopping, has gone online. With online shopping, consumers experience being in the comfort of their own home and they do not have to face bustling crowds. On the contrary, though, online shops allow for customer reviews on their items. The problem that these online stores are facing is that fake users are commenting on items to either boost or lower the ratings. Seventy percent of people trust online reviews (Fake Online Reviews)....   [tags: fake reviews on online websites]
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The Internet and The Increase of Online Predators - A change has occurred regarding the increase of online predators. The internet has been one of the most important technological advancements this century. The internet has allowed people from all over the world to communicate with family, friends, and strangers. But it has also caused major concern. With everyone communicating through online forums, social networks, and chat rooms, it is impossible to figure out who the people are talking to. With the internet, people are able to live multiple lives....   [tags: online forums, social networks, and chat rooms]
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Online Shopping: Product Availability and Logistics - Table of Contents Introduction 1 Online shops, Logistics and the Last Mile Problem 3 The E-Commerce Platform’s Accessibility and Availability 6 Efficient Customer Response and Quick Response 8 Conclusion 10 References 11 Introduction Online shops are an alternative to traditional shopping methods, but do they solve product availability issues in a viable way, and are traditional shopping methods preferred over online shopping. Morris, B (2013) points out that more consumers prefer online shopping as 70 % of 3,000 online shoppers surveyed in February 2013 in a study performed by the United Parcel Service Inc....   [tags: The Logistics of Online Shopping]
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Social Networking: Online vs Offline Identities - Tom Marvolo Riddle from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series had stored parts of his soul into different inanimate objects called horcruxes, which caused him to lose control of himself and become the infamous, Lord Voldemort. This gave him the ability to live even though his physical body was gone and his soul continued to thrive in his set of carefully selected objects, patiently waiting for the right time to strike. While the world of Harry Power is only a work of fiction, social networking sites have given some ordinary persons the ability to create their own set of horcruxes, not through inanimate objects but through various social networking accounts....   [tags: Online Identities]
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The Effects of Online Media on Adolescents - This world has become immersed in online media from socializing on networking sites to seeking information on search engines. People of all ages have become reliant on online media, but the most engaged users are the younger, more easily impacted generations. Although there are many positive uses for online media, there are many negative uses as well. Unfortunately, it is all too easy for these negative effects to impede upon the perceptions of adolescents. Some countries have been trying to reduce this effect by expelling the inappropriate content of online media ("Influence on Children Media...”)....   [tags: Online Media, Social Networks, Search Engines]
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Ebay: A Multinational Online Auction Service - Introduction Ebay is a multinational online auction service use to buy and sell items. It was founded in 1995 by Chairman Pierre Omidyar in San Jose, California. It was first called AuctionWeb, and eventually the name was changed to Ebay. Pierre did not think of AuctionWeb as a full-time job, it was more of a hobby for him. The first item Omidyar auctioned was a broken laser pointer which was sold for almost $15.00 USD. Amazed by the price the broken laser pointer was sold at --and that someone actually bought the item-- Omidyar realized how wide and exploitable the online auction market was....   [tags: e commerce, online industries] 2095 words
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E-Commerce: Buying and Selling Online - ... So by the year of 1991 the growth of shopping from home had begun, and now in today’s world it is second nature because everyone does it. E-commerce has changed the way people buy goods by providing increased choice of goods at competitive prices. With e-commerce, individuals are not limited to physical access of where the goods are sold and therefore increasing both the quantity and quality of goods available to consumers. Goods can be anything from pizzas to toys, dresses, apparels, shoes you name it, and everything is included....   [tags: business, internet, online] 1103 words
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Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) - Technology and globalization have increased accessibility and openness to higher education. However, with the amplified number of opportunities come with some uncertainties. In the past few years, the concept of online or distance learning has prolonged to include a growing number of Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs), free higher education courses open for enrollment for any user with the internet connection regardless of the device (as most MOOCs are available to support multi-platforms). MOOCs are a recent trend in distance learning promoted by several prestigious universities especially in North America and the UK....   [tags: online learning, distance learning]
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Online Writing vs Formal English - We have come full circle in forms of communication. From “cave man” grunts, body and hand gestures, and pictographic wall paintings, to “cubicle man” lols (laugh-out-loud), ttyls (talk-to-you-later), and smiley face emoticons, we are regressing to an earlier form of interactions. The expressive and communicative richness of writing is slowly becoming the archeological relics of an electronic modern society. I am no stranger to this failing. I started high school with a loose grasp of the tools of writing; I left high school with a, slightly, better grasp of those tools....   [tags: Online Chat, Texting] 760 words
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Online Predators and the Need for Preventative Measures - The Internet is an immense database that provides users with a tremendous amount of information on research, commerce, and entertainment. Unfortunately, as the internet keeps advancing, online predators continue to become more successful in what they do. The internet is an ideal network for pedophiles to pursue their interests and fixations with young children. It enables them to locate and interact with adolescents more rapidly than ever before. Although the idea of pedophiles luring children in on the internet is a horrifying image, it is happening....   [tags: Online Predators, internet, information techonolog]
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Online Courses vs In-Classroom Courses - The Internet has revolutionized the way in which children, teenagers, and young adults are educated. The Internet greatly impacts not only the field of education but every aspect of society. Tamar Lewin comments, “those ages 8 to 18 spend more than seven and a half hours a day connected to the Internet” (Lewin, A1). To that end, the Internet is prevalent in many homes throughout the world and continues to impact the way in which people are educated both in the classroom and even at home where a student performs homework....   [tags: Online Education vs. Traditional Education]
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Research Paper of Online Monetization and E-commerce - People and companies online have paid more attention to the money and profit in the past few years. Even though this brought people problems, like making people more selfish, monetization under government regulation to protect users' rights, like privacy, would help the internet to develop. Online monetization and E-commerce should keep running with the expansion of internet under proper government regulation, which will help the development of internet. Usage of internet has increased dramatically....   [tags: online monetization, information]
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The Transformation of our Society Since the Internet: Online Dating - Imagine a world without internet. There would be no emails, no Facebook, no eBay, amongst other things. Even a simple task as booking a flight or a hotel would have to be done over the phone. To think about it… life as we know it would just not be the same. This new day and age has brought us to a point where it’s possible to find virtually anything on the internet, even love. Yes, online dating has become the new revolutionary way of finding your soul mate (Houran, & Lange, 2004), and it is to no surprise since it’s easy, provides more options and is growing each and every day....   [tags: internet, online dating, ] 1197 words
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Online or Face-to-Face Instruction: Which is Preferred? - “Our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education…The human mind is our fundamental resource” (Kennedy, 1961). If our mind is a fundamental resource as President Kennedy would suggest and our progress as a nation is tied to the progress in our education, does this mean that online education can enhance or even speed up our progress. Perception of online learning is a varied one, based on conversations with individuals at different social-economic levels. “Online delivery of courses have become increasing popular due to several advantages for both education institutions and the students in terms of flexibility in scheduling” (Lu, 2012, p....   [tags: Education, Online Courses, Schooling]
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Online Class vs. Traditional: What’s the Difference? - ... For instance, the learning processes are different. In an online class, you basically play the role of both, the teacher and the student. In other words, it is self-driven; you are on your own and completely responsible for what you do and what you do not do. You really need a high degree of responsibility and discipline in order to pass an online class. But, if you enjoy working independently and using technology and you are able to meet deadlines consistently, then online classes is definitely for you....   [tags: online learning, learning environment] 618 words
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California and Student's Preferences of Choosing Online or Traditional Class - Introduction With the rapid pace of online courses’ increasing, enrollment in online courses have rising continuously for several years. “Over 6.1 million students were taking at least one online course during the fall 2010 term” (Allen & Seaman, 2011). Comparing to traditional class, online course offers several advantages to students, which include flexibility, adaptability, accessibility and so forth (Borstorff, 2007). For student who has high level of communication apprehension (CA), the most noticeable benefit the one could gain from online course would be communication via computer mediation, which has been called as computer-mediated communication (CMC)....   [tags: education and the internet, online courses] 885 words
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Online Support Network (OSN) for K-12 Students - This proposed quantitative, pre-experimental study evaluates best practices” to facilitate the advancement of technology for K–12 students aligned to cross curriculum strategies and activities through developing an online support network (OSN). Designing a teacher professional learning through curriculum integration strategies would precede wireless laptop classroom integration, create access for educators to share and plan new academic tasks collaboratively (Oliver, 2010). For instance, a study on OSN conducted by Stewart, Bachman and Babb (2009) promoted online teacher training technology through social constructivism (SC)....   [tags: Education, Technology, Online Network] 2126 words
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An Examination of Online and Offline Flirting and Gender - The 21st century has revolutionized the way we interact with others and view the world; technology made it is easier to communicate, network, and even flirt with others. Computers transformed themselves into becoming the new “cupid” via instant messaging, chat-rooms and online dating in which flirting is easier in these spaces. Also the rise of social networking sites even made it possible to find a significant other; for example, my friend met his current girlfriend of six months through Facebook....   [tags: Technology, History, Online Dating, Social Issues] 1790 words
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The Details of Chat Rooms and Online Communities - Online communities. What are they. Well I’m not too sure. One thing I can tell you is that when I hear those words I usually think of chat rooms. I am sure you know that if you go online one of the things you can do is go into the chat rooms. In fact, one of the first things I did when I first go America Online was go into a chat room. I remember my friends telling me how much fun it was. I wondered what was so fun about it. f I wanted to talk to someone why wouldn’t it be more exciting to just pick up the phone and call some one or just get together with some of my friends....   [tags: Online Communities, internet, USA, chat rooms,] 793 words
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Video Game Online Addiction Among Young Adults - In the 20th century, one of the leading services today is the mass media and specially appearing of the internet. The advent of the internet has had a strong influence on the life and spirit of student learning in dynamic environments and busy life today. Using the internet to meet the learning needs and research are indispensable for today's students. However, apart from the surface to meet the practical needs for academic life and work, many students came to the purpose of entertainment from the internet and abuse it almost all of the time....   [tags: mass media, online players, internet]
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The Truth About Online Dating by Robert Epstein - There is no doubt that recent technological advancements have changed the way humans interact with one another in the 21st century. Through email, text messages, and social networking sites, we are able to get in touch with people all over the world in a much faster and more efficient manner than in previous years. Since modern technology has become such an integral part of our everyday lives, it is certainly not uncommon for two people to meet and connect with each other via the Internet. Members of this relatively new subculture of online daters invest a great deal of time and energy into their romantic affairs....   [tags: social networking, catfish, online daters]
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Technology: Advertisements Online - One of the top rated advertisements online is of high speed GSM cellular technology. This advert apart from being developed like other video ones has incorporated animation in it (Chomski, Alder, and Warshavsky webneel.com). In deconstructing it first the target audience needs to be identified. Most high speed GSM cell users range between the ages of 20-40 years. This group consists of college students that enjoy the thrill of speed in their device as well as young professionals who want to own sophisticated gadgets....   [tags: television media, online videos, GSM cellular]
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Spyware and Online Volunteers - Breaking, Entering Your PC Spyware, the newest and nastiest online plague, can paralyze or commandeer a computer. Help is hard to find, but it's out there. Photos Spycatcher (Richard Hartog / LAT) Related Stories Tech Woes. Firms Have Your Geek November 26, 2004 On The Web Aumha Lavasoft (AdAware freeware) Spybot HijackThis Times Headlines 3 Studios to Release Films in HD-DVD Sony to Pay Ampex to Settle Patent Case Intelsat Satellite Failure Could Threaten Sale Independent Course Taken by Netflix Travel at Web Speed more > ND IG COMPUTER SOFTWARE THE NATION SPYWARE SPYWARE COMPUTER SOFTWARE COMPUTER CRIME COMPUTER CRIME...   [tags: online plague] 2735 words
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Meet That Someone Special With One Of The Free Online Dating Services - The days of waiting for the special someone to come waltzing into your life have long gone. The internet has given a new outlook to dating. With the availability of free online dating services you could be talking with someone in a matter of minutes. When you date online the amount of people available for you to meet is endless. There are benefits to this form of dating, but there are also many negative aspects to be aware of before venturing out to the world of online dating. Due to the site you are considering being free to join, anyone will have access to joining....   [tags: Online Dating Services. tips, ] 522 words
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Choosing the Right E-commerce Platform for your Online Store - ... A high quality online store is extremely user friendly and basically makes any website a dummy-free zone. Even the most non tech-savvy of people should be able to soar right through your home page to your company information page, to your products page and more importantly, finishing on the purchase. With a few simple clicks, your customer should be able to do everything that they came onto your online eCommerce store to do. Placement and Importance of Information In addition, your information should be easy to see and understand....   [tags: online store, benefits, shopify] 840 words
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To Be Or Not To Be Online: The Tale Of The Big Bad Web And The Three Little Businesses - Working in the advertising industry I hear and see some cooky claims from those being approached by the topic. While most people are just looking to avoid being sold or duped into a scam or money hungry program there are those who are still simply confused by it all. The majority of the clientele we work with are service related businesses who have been around for generations. These individuals are typically high strong, very proud, and stuck in their old ways of business. Most of these owners have been in their communities for many years and have a loyal customer base that can refer new customers to them and are occasionally even iconic to a specific group in the community....   [tags: Advertising Industry, Online Marketing]
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How Effective is Online Education? - Abstract: Recently, there has been a rush to create web-based instructional courses. The approach that is being taken to create web-based courses is to create websites that will function as the central distributors of information and materials. Based on the format and content of the course, the student is to go through lesson by lesson to complete courses. In this paper, I address some of the problems inherent in this approach, especially with respect to 18-22 year-old undergraduate education. Introduction Technology has had a large impact on the field of education....   [tags: Effectiveness of Online Classes]
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How Effective is Trademark Law in the Context of Online Disputes? - The Irish Trade Marks Act 1996 describes a trade mark as being any graphical representation (words, designs, letters, numerals and shapes of goods or their packaging) “capable of distinguishing goods or services of one undertaking from those of other undertakings” . Trade Mark Law stands to uphold the rights of ownership and use of such distinguishable properties. With the advent of the World Wide Web and increasing access availability, online trading has become very important to the world of commerce and as such the provisions of traditional trademark law have come under duress....   [tags: domain name, trademark law, online trading]
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Online Marketing in Sri Lanka - Online Marketing in Sri Lanka 1.     Introduction The development of online marketing in Sri Lanka is lagging behind when compared to developed countries. The adoption of online marketing is more than a technical issue. Country specific factors such as differences in culture and business environment are influencing the nature and type of appropriate IT solutions including online marketing. Therefore the marketing strategies must be suitable for the country to reach and communicate with the target audience....   [tags: Online Consumer Marketing Internet Essays]
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The Relationship Between the Students’ Perception of Social Presence Online and Their Achievement - I: Introduction The period of examination on whether online learning is the way to go or not has expired. Regardless of what previous studies on online learning have found, online learning is here. The demand for it led educational organizations to adopt it. The revolution of technology facilitated implementing it. Its convenience, flexibility, and other advantages made it a favorable learning form. The existence of this learning should lead researchers to explore the factors that help in improving the quality of it rather than examining its validity....   [tags: Online Education, internet, educational research]
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The Legal and Ethical Issues of Online Gaming - Abstract:  This paper describes the new market growing around online gamers: professional gamers, wagered tournaments, and buying and selling virtual items. After outlining and describing several prime examples, the paper then discusses the legal and ethical ramifications of the virtual world having monetary value.  It shows that despite the positive effects of drawing more people into the gaming community, playing games for money compromise what many consider to be the purity of the gaming experience....   [tags: Online Gambling Essays]
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What Specific Institutional Strategies are Associated with Higher Retention Rates of Online Degree Seeking Students? - Introduction With the advancements of technology, society is able to reach more degree-seeking students by offering online higher education. Many students are fulltime parents, husbands, wives and employees working hard to better their lives, and the lives of their family members through higher education. The popularity of online education is further seen in that the 21% growth rate for online enrollments, which far exceeds the 2% growth in the overall higher education student population, with at least 5.6 million students enrolled in online courses in the fall of 2009(Conway k., Hachey A., Waldis C., 2012, para....   [tags: Online, Classes, College] 1082 words
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Behind the Stop Online Piracy Act Bill (SOPA): Copyright, Censorhip, and Free Speech - ... Safe harbors explicitly protected search engines and social networks from prosecution for users’ actions. (Herman, 73) In DMCA host websites are not responsible for users’ copyright violation behaviors and if host websites move users’ illegal materials online after they received notice they will not be charged. But in SOPA these host websites are responsible for everything on their website. They need to filter information users want to express before publication to prevent copyright infringement....   [tags: online, rights, protect] 1548 words
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Critical Review of The Journal International Online Marketing of Foods to US Consumers - The journal International online marketing of foods to US consumers by Gregory White (1997), interested me because I want further my knowledge on the subject. I hope to study online marketing more in depth, as it is what I hope to develop into a career. It will hopefully help my research, as this topic is very similar to what I am going to write my dissertation on. The journal looks at the increase in Internet shopping and the effect that this has had on the way that consumers shop for groceries....   [tags: buying food, online shopping, gregory white]
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Game Analazation: Goober's World, Legend of Kindara, and Castle of the Winds Online - Goober's World (Platform Game) by Emergency Studios, Legend of Kindara by BlueGalaxy Digital, and Castle of the Winds Online by Andrew Dahl are the three games that I chose for finding elements common to unsuccessful games. Once again, I have chosen games that are very different in genres. Finding common elements in games, especially ones that can make them un-successful, can often be challenging. There are so many different aspects in which to look from when determining if a game will be successful or not, including the players, the developers, and the publishers just to name a few points of view....   [tags: pc games, multiplayer online, platform game] 744 words
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Online Relationships - Online Relationships Cyberspace relationships have the advantages of time, distance depletion, and fantasy abilities (Suler). Internet users can take on different identities or take part in fantasy games. They can become someone else. James Katz and Philip Aspen report that the Internet is a place to make friends and stay in touch with far away relatives (Stoll). It makes distance disappear. Also, online a person is given time before they must respond to the other person (Suler). They are given the opportunity to better articulate themselves in writing....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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The Threat of Online Publications to the Traditional Publishing Industry - The aggregate demand of published material, both online and offline, is a fixed number. Publishers in today's mass media market face fierce competition; each customer that an online publisher wins comes at the expense of its offline counterpart. To illustrate, imagine the unequal slicing of a pumpkin pie representing market shares that vary in size. The sum of all shares, or 'slices,' adds up to the total client base. Although each publisher already owns a portion of the pie, it still covets those who have a bigger slice....   [tags: Internet Online Communication Essays]
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Online Education - Online Education Online learning is definitely one of the newest and fastest moving industries; more and more students are opting to getting their degree this way instead of going to a land college, mostly due to the convenience of the schedule, where before a full time employee, could not fit schooling into their schedule, but they are finding out now that they can do this through the online environment, so they are utilizing this alternative way of achieving their higher education. Yet, the online environment is unlike the land college, because there is no face to face contact, so the University of Phoenix tries to make the experience as realistic as it can by: 1) providing a rEsource for...   [tags: E-learning Distance learning Online] 713 words
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Online Worlds: Online Games and Sims - ... Thirdly, online games can facilitate communication with adolescent peers. Young people playing online games, often via the Internet to talk with their peers, and to cooperate with each other to carry out tasks in the game. When they succeed, it will absolutely build on each other's trust which promoted the development of friendship. When it comes to the disadvantages of online games, in addition to physical injuries, it also causes time and energy loss. People spending a lot of time to indulge in their online games; they don’t rest, skip meals just aiming to help their game characters to “upgrade” their abilities on the web game....   [tags: community, entertainment, technology] 1896 words
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The Online Fear - The internet has brought us information, convenience and time. From paying bills online in seconds to finding out information in a flash and even earning a college degree; the internet has proven to be a powerful tool. With the good, usually a little bad comes along with it. The internet has offered us convenience for everyday life, but also acts as a platform for child predators to prey upon. In an article titled If Your Kids are Awake… from the New York Times, Lewin said, “The average young American now spends practically every waking minute — except for the time in school — using a smart phone, computer, television or other electronic device, according to a new study from the Kaiser F...   [tags: Internet]
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The Benefits of an Online Degree - According to San Diego University's College of Business Administration, college students drop out for a multitude of reasons. Among these are homesickness, personal family issues, and demands from part-time or full-time employment. Unfortunately the job market these days can be a harsh reality for those lacking some sort of degree. If some of these issues can be eliminated, so many more people will be able to find prosperity despite their situation. One way to prevent these all too common problems from becoming potholes or even stop signs on one's road to success is to enroll in online classes....   [tags: time, cost, convenience] 580 words
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The Benefits of Online Learning - Online education is an alternative way of study that has been setting ground steadily among students. Also known as e-learning or distance education, it is a style of learning in which the student is not required to physically sit in a classroom. As a matter of fact, online students have the word as their classroom and the freedom to access the course materials at will because of the flexibility e-learning provides (Bowen, Chingos, Lack & Nygren, 2013). The office of Educational Technology of the US Department of Education reports that online learning offers a potential for educational productivity (Bakia, Shear, Tomaya & Lasseter, 2012)....   [tags: alternative, study, elearning, productivity]
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