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The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future

The 8 Digital Skills Students Need for The Future | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it

Via Susan Bainbridge, ANA, Gust MEES
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Nice chart and very informative!

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 5:35 AM

This is an important topic - and not just to librarians. Many schools will need to re-evaluate their classes to include more embedded technology & ethics skills. 

Maria João Loureiro's curator insight, February 1, 12:37 PM

Em síntese, as competências a desenvolver (qualquer que seja o nível de ensino em diferentes patamares, diria eu), relacionam-se com a literacia da informação (com e sem recurso as tecnologias mais recentes), ou seja, pesquisa, seleção e tratamento de informação (para a transformar em conhecimento - diferente de copy/paste) e comunicação (oral e escrita) de ideias, de si próprio e do que faz (de forma rigorosa e atraente), tendo em conta as normas de privacidade e ética (que em contextos online são bastas vezes descuidadas) . Parece-me ficar a faltar outras tantas, como a resolução de problemas, a colaboração, o aprender a aprender...

Paula Schwertner's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

I could help teach students these skills in the context of their other coursework.

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Degree Link Program - Computer Science - YouTube

Computer Systems Institute's CS Degree Link programs offer students the opportunity to earn credits from Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radio...
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CS General Education Program: This program is the first step leading to a degree. It provides students with a wealth of knowledge essential for academic success. The subject areas include science, mathematics, social studies and academic English. This program will also introduce students to studying at the US college undergraduate level.

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Hinsdale girls to perform at Lollapalooza

Hinsdale girls to perform at Lollapalooza | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Next stop is Lollapalooza for two Hinsdale girls who will perform at the acclaimed musical festival in Chicago.
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Callahan, who just graduated from Benet Academy in Lisle, has attended Lollapalooza the past two years but only dreamed she would ever perform there.

"It's definitely intimidating to think of playing there, but I can't wait for the experience," she said.

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Beautiful Pictures Of Chicago - Plctures

Beautiful Pictures Of Chicago - Plctures | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Great picture galleries
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Chicago is such an incredible city. The parks, the festivals, the food, the architecture, Lake Michigan, the Chicago River… there is just so much to see and do. If you haven’t visited yet, this gallery should convince you. Here are 25 of my favorite pictures of Chicago found on Flickr.

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CSI Scholarship Helps Veterans with Expired VA Benefits Pursue Career Training

CSI Scholarship Helps Veterans with Expired VA Benefits Pursue Career Training | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Skokie, Illinois (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 -- Computer Systems Institute is giving veterans the opportunity to complete certified career training with the help of an exclusive scholarship. The Honoring Our Heroes scholarship is a $5,000 award available to honorably discharged veterans with expired VA training benefits who are enrolled in a CSI Career Program.
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The Honoring Our Heroes scholarship is one of several merit- and needs-based scholarships available to CSI students. Veterans who are not current CSI students can call CSI at 888-451-5155 to speak with an admissions counselor about admission requirements, the application process, and the different forms of financial aid available. Veterans who are already enrolled at CSI can begin the scholarship application process by completing the forms available on CSI’s website.

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6-School College Fair to Be Held July 26 at Computer Systems Institute Chicago

6-School College Fair to Be Held July 26 at Computer Systems Institute Chicago | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 -- Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will welcome prospective students to the CSI Chicago campus on July 26 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. for a free opportunity to learn about CSI and five other Chicago area colleges. People who attend the event will be able to tour the campus, attend demo lessons, and speak with Admissions Representatives from CSI and other participating colleges.
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On July 26, Computer Systems Institute (CSI) will host a free College Fair designed for Chicago-area residents interested in advancing their education and careers. In addition to CSI, participating colleges will include the University of Illinois at Chicago, DeVry University, City Colleges of Chicago, Northwestern College, and MacCormac College.

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Failure* should be part of your CV (*= fast intelligent failure)

Failure* should be part of your CV (*= fast intelligent failure) | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Now that's a statement that might cause a few recruitment consultants and career coaches to splutter into their skinny macchiato. Surely its all about winning and trumpeting your success, isn't it?...
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Well, there is a different point of view. In this TEDx video Professor Jack Matson talks about the need to embrace ‘fast intelligent failure’ and avoid ‘slow stupid failure’.

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UGA international students satisfied with college experience, despite study - Red and Black

UGA international students satisfied with college experience, despite study - Red and Black | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
UGA international students satisfied with college experience, despite study
Red and Black
There are approximately 820,000 international students enrolled in U.S.
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“Many of these students are coming to the United States without knowing anyone, so we have created networking and social media groups where admitted international students can connect with each other prior to arriving on campus. We are also offering group travel options, assistance finding off-campus housing, more intense orientations, and cultural trips while they are here.”  All of this, according to Bakken, helps international students get acclimated to a new home and start their graduate school experience on the right foot.

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The #1 Secret To Getting An Employer’s Attention | CAREEREALISM

The #1 Secret To Getting An Employer’s Attention | CAREEREALISM | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Employers are inundated with applicants for jobs these days. So, what’s the best way to cut through the clutter and get an employer's attention? Find out.
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A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that “referred candidates are twice as likely to land an interview as other applicants. For those who make it to the interview stage, the referred candidates had a 40% better chance of being hired than other applicants.”

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Essential Credentials for Aspiring Medical Administrative Assistants

Essential Credentials for Aspiring Medical Administrative Assistants | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Jobs in healthcare are always evolving due to technology. Job seekers can prove their qualifications in three essential ways. Learn more.
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The medical administrative assistant position requires a blend of knowledge about technology, medicine, law and healthcare procedures that can come only from experience or specialized training. At CSI, the coursework prepares students for the specific challenges of being a medical administrative assistant by making them proficient in areas including:

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The Ultimate Guide to Building a Killer LinkedIn Profile [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Killer LinkedIn Profile [INFOGRAPHIC] | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
A strong LinkedIn profile is always a necessity for any type of job seeker, as it's a place to show your true talents. However, there are now 300 million u
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Be active: it could really help to get you noticed as a pro-active LinkedIn user by publishing content on the site.
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Land, Air and Sea: Visit Chicago’s Top Museums in 8 Hours

Land, Air and Sea: Visit Chicago’s Top Museums in 8 Hours | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Chicago can be a bit overwhelming but fortunately you can satisfy kids or anyone who loves to learn in one day with three museums.
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The Museum Campus is situated beautifully next to Lake Michigan and is home to Chicago’s natural science museums: the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium. The grounds are immaculately kept and purposefully landscaped. The campus opened in 1998 and has been pleasing tourist and locals alike ever since.

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Land, Air and Sea: Visit Chicago’s Top Museums in 8 Hours

Land, Air and Sea: Visit Chicago’s Top Museums in 8 Hours | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Chicago can be a bit overwhelming but fortunately you can satisfy kids or anyone who loves to learn in one day with three museums.
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The Museum Campus is situated beautifully next to Lake Michigan and is home to Chicago’s natural science museums: the Adler Planetarium, the Field Museum of Natural History, and the Shedd Aquarium. The grounds are immaculately kept and purposefully landscaped. The campus opened in 1998 and has been pleasing tourist and locals alike ever since.

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12 Of This Summer’s Must-See Museum Exhibits: Chocolate, Spiders, Movie Monsters and More - World Science Festival

12 Of This Summer’s Must-See Museum Exhibits: Chocolate, Spiders, Movie Monsters and More - World Science Festival | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Whether you already have your summer road trip planned out, or if you’re just looking for a way to pique your curiosity during a local staycation, there’s a host of exciting new museum shows sure to spark a love of science in the whole family. One of these exciting exhibits... [read more]
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You may dread summer heat waves, but you’ll be fascinated to learn the ways that your body, and the bodies of other animals, are able to adapt to harsh weather changes. At The Machine Inside: Biomechanics exhibit at Chicago’s Field Museum, guests are given an inside look at the incredible role that biomechanics play in our everyday lives and in the incredible feats of the animal kingdom. Discover the secrets of how animal and plant internal machinery helps it survive and thrive—like the flexible skull bones that act like shock absorbers for the woodpecker, allowing it to knock on wood all day without addling its own brains. You can also see how scientists are applying our knowledge of plant and animal biomechanics to exciting new technology.

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9 Tips For Surviving Lollapalooza Weekend - ChooseChicago.com

9 Tips For Surviving Lollapalooza Weekend - ChooseChicago.com | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Every year Lollapalooza grows bigger and bigger. Now one of the most popular music festivals in the country, this annual three-day blowout i
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Last year 300,000 people attended Lollapalooza. More than 100 bands are playing in 2014. Grant Park encompasses over 300 acres. In short, it's a lot to take in. Plan ahead. The Lollapalooza mobile app can be a great way to check the festival map or stay on top of the schedule but a printed version of each (available at the festival information tent near Buckingham Fountain) can also come in handy if the crowds are putting a cramp on your cellular service. 

 

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9 Insightful Quotes From Teens Who Really 'Get It'

9 Insightful Quotes From Teens Who Really 'Get It' | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Life can be tough for people at any age, but most would agree that being a teenager is exceptionally difficult. When else can you can wake up with the comforts of childhood, and go to bed with the painful weight of awareness? Both body and mind are r...
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"Curiosity is an everlasting flame that burns in everyone's mind. It makes me get out of bed in the morning and wonder what surprises life will throw at me that day. Curiosity is such a powerful force. Without it, we wouldn't be who we are today. Curiosity is the passion that drives us through our everyday lives. We have become explorers and scientists with our need to ask questions and to wonder."

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Bone marrow drives aims to save a child’s life

Bone marrow drives aims to save a child’s life | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Danielle Vickers is out to dispel the myths surrounding bone marrow donations and in turn make students at Computer Systems Institute in Gurnee superheroes.
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“Talk about being a super hero,” said Peplow, who then introduced Shakara Gross, 36, of Grayslake, who works in her office at Computer Systems Institute 

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Wilmette to become more bike-friendly

Wilmette to become more bike-friendly | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Members of the Wilmette Village Board's municipal services committee are open to considering ways the village can become even more bike-friendly.
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Convincing village elected officials to adopt a complete streets policy, and implement it through an ordinance, would be what Obel called an important first step in making Wilmette even more bike friendly than it currently is, he said.

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Hiring Our Heroes - Chicago, IL

Hiring Our Heroes - Chicago, IL | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Hiring Our Heroes - Chicago, IL. Online registration by Cvent
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM for a job fair for veterans, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the University of Chicago Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 East 59th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637.

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How Side Projects Improve Our Performance at Everything

How Side Projects Improve Our Performance at Everything | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
You don’t have to create a million-dollar company to get your time’s worth from a side project because they can make you happier and more productive.
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Spending your time in this way can make you happier, healthier, and more productive.

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Present Your Ideas Effectively - Undergrad Success

Present Your Ideas Effectively - Undergrad Success | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Many of us have brilliant ideas but find ourselves unable to communicate them in an effective manner. Perhaps we’re nervous about our ideas being rejected, are shy, or are just not very adept at getting our points across. Regardless of the reason, being able to present one’s ideas effectively—whether to a boss or to a …
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Speak with authority: How you say something is just as important as what you say. People will take your ideas seriously and believe they are valuable if you speak with confidence and passion. Avoid phrases that make you seem unsure of yourself, such as “I think my plan may work” or “I’m pretty sure my idea can help the company perform better.
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How Did You Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle?

How Did You Break the Paycheck-to-Paycheck Cycle? | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
If you've ever struggled to make ends meet, you know just how frustrating it is to live in between paychecks. Your finances are unstable. Even one small mishap can seriously set you back. It takes a lot of work and discipline to break free from that. If you've done it, we want to know how you made it happen.
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If you were struggling to get by but you eventually got control of your finances, what did you do? What practical steps did you take, and/or how did you change your mindset?

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Time-lapse video: A day at Chicago's 'Bean'

Time-lapse video: A day at Chicago's 'Bean' | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Visitors and Chicagoans alike love the "Bean." Experience, in timelapse mode, a great Chicago day with Millennium Park's Cloud Gate sculpture by British artist Anish Kapoor. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune)
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Time-lapse video: A day at the 'Bean' http://trib.in/VWGWoM ;

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Career Training Offers a Good Return on Investment

Career Training Offers a Good Return on Investment | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Learn about the return on investment of a career training program. CSI offers healthcare career, business & networking program options.
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Students who choose career training do not have to slog through a huge list of general education courses on subjects that are only marginally relevant to their careers. Most college degree programs require basic science, math, history and communication classes. Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration, for example, typically need to take classes on broad topics such as economics, ethics and public health. At CSI, in contrast, students who opt for theHealthcare Career Program Administrative Track to prepare for careers as medical administrative assistants focus on information relevant to billing, coding and other aspects of that profession, including:

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Maintaining Your Status | Study in the States

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While studying in the United States, it is important to maintain your F or M student status. Your visa says that you are coming to the United States to study. You should not consider any action that detracts from that purpose.

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While studying in the United States, it is important to maintain your F or M student status. Your visa says that you are coming to the United States to study. You should not consider any action that detracts from that purpose.

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Re-Engaging Adults Back Into the Educational System - CGI America 2014 Progress Report - YouTube

By: Cengage Learning
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CSI representative - attended Clinton Global Intiative last week and our video was featured.  She had a chance to talk with Bill Clinton about education so that was pretty cool.

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24 Incredibly Impressive Kids Graduating From High School This Year

24 Incredibly Impressive Kids Graduating From High School This Year | Education and Chicago from CSI | Scoop.it
Meet the most impressive high-school students graduating this spring.
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Based on reader nominations, local news stories from around the country, and word of mouth, we found the most impressive students graduating from high school this year.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/most-impressive-high-school-graduates-2014-6?op=1#ixzz362JvCC82

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