Telepresence technology brings personal touch to online classes

Telepresence technology brings personal touch to online classes

Dive Brief: Telepresence technology is reshaping some higher ed classrooms, letting students, professors and experts from all over tap into a more authentic classroom experience. The virtual collaboration tools allow students to directly interact with experts and even classmates in face-to-face virtual settings, with some Harvard Business School students, for example, taking online classes from home that are filmed in a television studio. Some schools are using robots to act as proxies for remote students, both in the classroom and in fields like health care where hands-on experience is valuable….

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When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore

When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore

When a study loan is not applicable, Singaporeans can use a personal loan for education and school fees. Furthering your education and improving your skills are vital for advancing your career in highly competitive Singapore. However, professional certifications can cost thousands of dollars. For example, a 10-week part-time digital marketing course can cost S$5,000, while learning to code in iOS or Android can set you back around S$15,000. Even traditional fields such as Office Administration can cost around S$1,000 for a 2-day course. If you don’t have the cash for…

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From Student Loans to School Taxes, Your Personal Finance Guide to the New President

From Student Loans to School Taxes, Your Personal Finance Guide to the New President

Let’s talk about the election — and what it’s likely to mean for your wallet. Many people are experiencing financial anxiety about “long-term secure jobs, which many consumers feel don’t exist anymore,” said Julian Zelizer, political historian at Princeton University. And that’s certainly not the only financial issue at play. Jobs First, the baseline. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), or the nonpartisan “scorekeeper” of the government’s economic projections, projects that based on policies in place right now, employment will rise by 7 million people over the next 10 years. People…

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Upstart Personal Loans Review

Upstart Personal Loans Review

Upstart lends to college-educated borrowers who have thin credit files. Upstart is a good fit for those who: Have average to good credit scores. The minimum required score is 620, but Upstart borrowers have an average score of 692. Are building credit from scratch. Upstart says it lends to borrowers who don’t have credit scores yet by analyzing their academic history. The lender also accepts job-offer letters from those who are starting out in their careers. Have higher-than-average incomes. Though the company has no minimum requirement, the average income of an…

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