This week, we're talking about RSS Feeds, and recommending top sites in their blogging niche's which you may want to consider adding to your feed-reader lists. With the state of the economy today, many people are out of work, or looking to supplement their current income with part-time work. Job searchers often find that getting a new or better job involves taking some classes. Over the next couple of days, we're going to list (today) some great online education resources for career adults, and (tomorrow) some great online job resources. for helping those career seekers with a more effective job search.
Business Week's Higher Education, Business of Higher Education, Education Technology, and Distance Education topics are excellent resources for up-to-date news and analysis on what is going on in the education industry. To subscribe to the Higher Education topic click HERE, and to subscribe to the Business of Higher Education topic, click HERE. For the Education Technology feed, click HERE, and for the Distance Education feed, click HERE. (Be sure to check out the related topics in the right sidebar of each topic - there is some overlap.)
National Association of Scholars
The NAS is, according to a statement on the website, "an independent membership association of academics working to foster intellectual freedom and to sustain the tradition of reasoned scholarship and civil debate in America’s colleges and universities." It's a fantastic "insider's look," at what is happening in higher education, especially for adults returning to school after an extended absence. It's also a great resource for peer-reviewed papers on the hot-topics in university life.
The New York Times
The New York Times' Education category is also an excellent resource for news stories and op-eds on all things education-related in the U.S.. To subscribe to the feed, click HERE.
Military.com's Education category is a an excellent resource for military personnel and their families. Today's U.S. military is increasingly using online education to help its member earn their education while serving, and after serving in the military. Click HERE to subscribe to the feed.
Inside Higher Ed
Aptly named, Inside Higher Ed is a comprehensive resource for information about what is happening today on college and university campuses and universities. This is also a great resource for higher ed career-seekers, and higher ed job listings (Feed for job listings). For the Feed fo the main site, click HERE.
Tomorrow, we will discuss more on searching for jobs online.
Jennifer Pointer (e-mail) is a trainer and tech writer in Tulsa, OK. She promotes a simple, a low-tech approach to effective online profile management, search engine optimization and social networking. Her weakness is the mocha frappuccino.