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Understanding the Gig Economy and the World of Freelancers

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One of the most prevalent trends in the modern workforce is the gig economy. While there is no official definition for the term, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines a gig as “a single project or task for which a worker is hired, often through a digital marketplace, to work on demand.” Gigs come […]

The Pros and Cons of Franchising a Business

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Accepting risk, branding, finding what customers want, and building from the ground up are all characteristics of starting a business. Unless, that is, you’re a franchisee. While risk and investment are still involved, this business model is arguably a safer route to entrepreneurial success. According to Nasdaq, there are around 800,000 franchises operating in the […]

Top Healthcare Administration Jobs for Graduates

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  In the healthcare administration field, professionals administer and manage processes and systems in hospitals, care networks, private practices, and more. They play a vital role in maintaining patient care quality and privacy standards. Working closely with other healthcare professionals, healthcare administrators may also manage prevention initiatives that promote public health in their communities. Overall, […]

Health Informatics vs. Health Information Management: Which Field Is Right for You?

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The healthcare system is changing, with rapid technological innovation affecting how healthcare providers treat patients. Two of the driving forces behind these advancements are health informatics and health information management. Both are vital to maintaining patient privacy and data security while streamlining the administrative aspect of healthcare delivery.   While there are some areas of […]

8 Strategies for Successful Project Management

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Though it may seem straightforward, successful project management is complex. Project managers bring projects of all sizes to completion, on time and within budget. There are many reasons a project can derail; however, skilled project managers are able to organize the various elements involved and keep a project on course from start to finish. By […]

How Differentiated Instruction Strategies Impact Classroom Learning

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Classroom teaching traditionally has used one method of learning for all students in a classroom. While this way of teaching is efficient and can be effective, it does not benefit those students who may have a different learning style. Differentiated instruction enables teachers to accommodate the various learning needs of a group and provide individualized […]

PMP Exam Prep: What You Need to Know

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  Job growth for project managers in the United States will be around 12 percent by 2020, the Project Management Institute (PMI) reports. Furthermore, the organization states that the median salary for project managers is $108,000. Considering both demand and lucrative career options, project managers who enhance their credentials are in a position for career […]

Effective Techniques for Managing Millennials in the Workplace

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Among the leading workplace trends strongly influencing the direction and general culture of corporate America is the increasing number of employees who are millennials. While the boundaries of the generation are fluid, the term generally refers to those born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. Millennials occupy more than one-third of the American workforce; […]

Treating Mental Illness: The Difference Between Psychology vs. Psychiatry

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Approximately 61 million Americans experience mental illness in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. There are a number of ways to treat mental illness, from medication to counseling and more. For those entering the arena of a career treating mental illness, comparing options can be confusing. One of the most […]

Investing in Human Capital: Employee Tuition Reimbursement

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From employee loyalty to a better trained workforce, highly successful businesses have discovered that providing employees with educational opportunities can result in a variety of benefits that boost the bottom line. If your organization is considering implementing a tuition reimbursement program for employees, it is likely you are concerned about the costs associated with such […]

On the Go: Mobile Usage Statistics and the Changing Tech Industry

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The term ‘mobile technology’ refers to a portable device that performs a variety of functions[i]. Whether these tasks are carried out via phone, laptop, tablet or other type of product, today’s tech users rely on mobile devices for a significant portion of their daily activities. From finding directions to a new restaurant in real time […]

Student-Centered, Career-Focused: The King University Experience

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It’s no secret that earning a college degree is increasingly important. According to the Pew Research Center, college graduates earn about $17,500 more annually than adults with a high school education. Among 25- to 32-year-olds, college graduates are better prepared for work and a career. But with almost 3,000 four-year colleges in the United States, […]

Technology in the Classroom: Looking Forward

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You might think that the classrooms of today are extremely high-tech — and they are. Because of the connection between technology and learning, students can submit homework via the cloud, and teachers can deliver lessons on smartboards that record notes and send them to student email addresses automatically. However, the move toward technologically connected classrooms […]

Technology in the Classroom: Today

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Technology is a constant presence in the modern classroom. From smartboards to iPads, teachers are integrating new devices into their lesson plans every day. Today’s education landscape features a wide variety of tools to help students learn. A conscious effort has been made by many school systems to adopt the newest technology, and students aren’t […]

Technology in the Classroom: Looking Back

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Modern classrooms have come a long way. Students and teachers are more connected than ever before, both to each other and to the wealth of information available online. The rapid pace of technological innovation in the modern classroom has created educational opportunities that would have been unheard of decades ago. However, the introduction of new […]

The Value of A Liberal Arts Education [Infographic]

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In modern education, the liberal arts are as relevant as ever. Programs that incorporate the humanities, arts and social sciences all fall into this broader category. This means a considerable amount of college coursework is focused on the key competencies associated with these degrees. That’s part of why, according to one 2013 survey, 80 percent […]

The True Value of a Liberal Arts Education

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From media coverage to White House initiatives, the push for education in the STEM fields is evident. Recent data seems to back up the idea that career-ready degrees in science, technology, engineering and math are favorable: Engineering is far and away the most in-demand career path for new college graduates. This trend leaves many students […]

The King University American Revolution Quiz

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Take the three-part King University American Revolution Quiz to test your knowledge of military history, the Declaration of Independence and the Founding Fathers. How Much Do You Know About the American Revolution? The Revolutionary War lasted from 1775 to 1783, and was an armed conflict between the Kingdom of Great Britain and 13 of its […]

Comparing the Biomedical and Psychotherapeutic Models of Mental Illness Treatment

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  The history of mental illness treatment is lengthy, with methods constantly changing to keep pace with medical and technological discoveries. But during the 19th and 20th centuries, clinicians learned more about mental health care than ever before. Lithium was discovered in 1817, Sigmund Freud introduced psychoanalysis in the late 1800s and tranquilizers replaced lobotomies […]

Rethinking Therapy: The Changing Landscape of Mental Illness Treatment

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  Mental illness affects the lives of millions of Americans every day. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness[i], one in four Americans— approximately 61.5  million— have a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. More than 18 percent of adults, or 42 million people, have anxiety disorders. These numbers have a widespread […]

Plugged In: Technology Through the Years

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  For much of our history, technological innovation has occurred at a relatively slow but constant rate, but it’s safe to say that this is no longer the case. According to Moore’s law, computer processing speed doubles every 18 months; scientists now suggest that all technological change grows at an exponential rate. As futurist Ray […]