Tag: online learning

New Podcast Alert: Ask A Student!

New Podcast Alert: Ask A Student!

Why do people take college courses online?  How much time does an online course take per week? How do students collaborate in the online space?  Get the answers to these questions and many more in our brand-new podcast: Ask a WPI Online Student! Hear from real WPI students and recent alumni as they answer questions from curious […]

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Top 5 Time-Management Tips for Online Learning

Top 5 Time-Management Tips for Online Learning

By Caitlin Keller One of the major struggles online students tend to face is time management. Being an online student requires you to be a self-motivated, organized, and an independent learner. Without physically attending class–and while often taking courses alongside working a full-time job and juggling familial and social obligations–it is easy to get pulled into […]

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Build An A+ Grad School Application: Ask Amanda

Build An A+ Grad School Application: Ask Amanda

By Amanda Keighley Picture it: you’re finally ready to earn your master’s degree. You’ve been out of the classroom for a few years, maybe more. (Maybe a lot more.) As you’re gathering all the documents you need for the application, you see your undergraduate grade point average (GPA). Your heart sinks. You wonder: can I even get into […]

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Engineer’s Corner: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

Engineer’s Corner: What Does a Data Scientist Do?

By Jim Girouard Over the next three years, there will be a three-fold increase in global data, bringing us to a whopping 40,000 exabytes by 2020. That’s 10 to the 18th power, or one billion gigabytes. Can you even picture that much of anything? What’s causing this explosion of data? All of us. Sensors in […]

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