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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.

 

Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the firm hires only people with a bachelor’s degree, even for jobs that do not require college-level skills.

 

This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks. Even the office “runner” — the in-house courier who, for $10 an hour, ferries documents back and forth between the courthouse and the office — went to a four-year school.

 

“College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Just like inflation, this is simply a response to the growing demand for jobs in the market.

 

The sad part is that a college degree should not bar equally qualified people for these jobs because those degreed individuals are going to be looking for their next promotion within a few months of the hire. Whereas individuals with less job prospects may decide to hold on to their job longer thus saving companies money in training and hiring staff in addition to fostering a healthier corporate culture.

 

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Non-Profits That are Doin’ it (Social Media) & Doin’ it & Doin’ it Well | Business 2 Community

Non-Profits That are Doin’ it (Social Media) & Doin’ it & Doin’ it Well | Business 2 Community | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Social media marketing may seem challenging for any business, even non-profits. But MDG Advertising has created a super informative infographic citing just
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Patrice Déniel's curator insight, May 6, 2013 4:30 AM

2012, une très bonne année pour le Social Giving US !

Francesca Piazza's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:21 PM

An interesting article about successful communication strategies of some charities. Definitely to check out.

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Forrester's top 10 trends for mobile in 2013

Forrester's top 10 trends for mobile in 2013 | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

Mobile phones are already well on their way to replacing cameras, cash, maps, remote controls, handheld gaming systems, boarding passes, tickets, cash registers, calculators, notepads, and much more. And they’re becoming globally ubiquitous: 1.6 billion phones were shipped last year; and by the end of this year, 1.4 billion smartphones will be in use.

So the question is not so much what smartphones can do, it’s what can’t they do. And the strategic imperative for organizations is to understand how they are going to meet the challenge of that change.

A week after sharing its vision of the top 15 emerging technologies, Forrester shared its view of the near future of mobile in analyst Thomas Husson’s report, released today.

Here are the top 10 implications for mobile, according to Husson:

 


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This is a challenge and an opportunity for organizations globally. However, there are still people who are not able to afford these seemingly ubiquitous tools. How can we provide the world with equal access to information?

 

Do people deserve the right to access? or is this something that they should own?

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Neil Wilkins's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:33 PM

Have you seen evidence for this yourself?

Alex Butler's comment, February 21, 2013 9:48 AM
This is a good point, however access is complex and we cannot make assumptions. For example NHS Direct data in the UK suggests that those most accessing health information from a smartphone device were actually from the lower socio economic groups with the phone the families only access to the internet. So we need to be cautious when dismissing groups of people from the mobile equation :-)
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« Decrypting the Second Screen Market», le nouveau white paper de mediatvcom

« Decrypting the Second Screen Market», le nouveau white paper de mediatvcom | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
87% des personnes possédant un smartphone ou une tablette ont indiqué utiliser leur device second écran tout en regardant la télévision au moins une fois par mois.

Via Denis Vergnaud
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This could be the beginning of a more participatory democracy, let's close the gap on access to information and participation.

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Mohammed Omar Faruque Masud's curator insight, January 8, 2013 3:42 PM

This could be the beginning of a more participatory democracy, let's close the gap on access to information and participation.

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Digital Divide Hits College-Admissions Process | Education Week

Digital Divide Hits College-Admissions Process | Education Week | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

With an Internet connection and the click of a mouse, today's high school student has access to the world of higher education in fingertip reach.

 

A student can walk the grounds of a college campus a thousand miles away without setting foot in another zip code; get instantly matched with potential sources of scholarship funding without meeting with a counselor; and apply for multiple colleges through one online application without taking a trip to the post office.

 

But while technology is changing the face of college admissions, not all students are reaping the benefits of this virtual access to resources and information. For disadvantaged students lacking awareness or the digital-connection capabilities, entry into college may become harder to obtain than ever before.

 

"Our first-generation college students, even if they have computers with high-speed Internet, still struggle through the college-application process because they do not have the same frame of reference and knowledge base when it comes to things like college-search websites," said Darrell Sampson, a guidance counselor with the 182,000-student Fairfax County school district in Virginia.

 

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There are some forward thinking nonprofits that, due to partnerships with corporations and other big business, are able to make strides increasing access to digital tools and training.

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Urban Planning as a Social Practice: Portland Interactive Workshop | Social Practices Art Network

Urban Planning as a Social Practice: Portland Interactive Workshop | Social Practices Art Network | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

Twenty something people gather at Portland State University to created their ideal city, town, or neighborhood. Before the interactive urban planning workshop started, the participants began tinkering with the thousands of small objects placed in front of them. This exchange was a great start for the hour and a half, high-energy, exercise that followed.


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james Rojas's comment, July 6, 2011 3:49 AM
Nice
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Global cities of the future

Global cities of the future | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.

 

In the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. That is reason enough to explore this global dataset with over 2,600 metropolitan areas. 


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MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids

MOOCs and Pedagogy: Teacher-Centered, Student-Centered, and Hybrids | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
In writing about all of the hype surrounding MOOCs, I saw this photo entitled “University Classroom of the Future.” From instructional television in the 1950s through updated versions o...

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burlysand's comment, September 24, 2013 3:20 AM
Its superior :)
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Internet and Society – Social Theory in the Information Age

An attempt at a comprehensive study re: the intersection of technology and society. This looks to be a very interesting read....."The study on Internet and  Society undertaken here  takes place within a  larger  framework that  has  during  the  last  years  been  labeled with  categories  like  Internet  research,  ICTs  and...


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lauryn burkhalter's comment, December 5, 2012 12:34 AM
This looks like a really interesting study. Thank you !
Alejandro Peñalosa C.'s comment, December 5, 2012 1:14 PM
You're wellcome!!
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People for Urban Progress – Using Design to Improve Life in Cities

People for Urban Progress – Using Design to Improve Life in Cities | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

Based in Indianapolis, People for Urban Progress (PUP, for short) is a non-profit organization that successfully has been able to use design and nostalgic ephemera to promote and advance public transit, environmental awareness and urban design. It’s a perfect example of how great solutions can be found by simply looking at the issues faced by a city or community, and the previously overlooked resources available to address those problems

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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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26 Tips for Managing a Social Media Community | Social Media Examiner

26 Tips for Managing a Social Media Community | Social Media Examiner | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Social media community management: Follow these tips to learn how to exercise good social etiquette and manage your social networking communities.
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The Psychology of Digital Storytelling

The Psychology of Digital Storytelling | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Using social psychology to enhance your digital storytelling is essential to succeed as a writer online. Find out how to implement it here.
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Microsoft Study: Employees More Productive With Social Tools Yet Companies Still Block Them (Infographic)

Microsoft Study: Employees More Productive With Social Tools Yet Companies Still Block Them (Infographic) | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
II’ve been thinking lately of corporate America’s social lobotomy. Its disconnect between the wants and the want-nots. According to a recentMicrosoft survey conducted by research firm Ipsos, nearly 50% of employees believe social tools make them more productive while more than 30% of companies restrict the use or undervalue them. For me, this is a form of social malpractice perpetuated by the cold, hard but secure hand of command and control management..

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SEKAR VK's comment, May 28, 2013 8:58 AM
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Billy R Bennett's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:27 PM

Social technology must become an integral part of aligning people - Yes, I understand the argument and fear - however, this is one fear we must learn to conquer as we learn how to allow social tools to become a part of our work process not an evil to be avoided.  The winners of the future will win by mastering a social tools as a part of the workplace

Kenneth Peterson's curator insight, June 19, 2013 2:06 PM

We have the challenge of how to use social media productively with our students and teachers and limit the distraction part of their use

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Why Eye Contact Still Matters In The Age of Email

Why Eye Contact Still Matters In The Age of Email | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Eye contact versus a 140-character tweet. Are your kids still learning proper communication skills, or has social media stunted that development?
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College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com

College Degree Required by Increasing Number of Companies | NYTimes.com | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

The college degree is becoming the new high school diploma: the new minimum requirement, albeit an expensive one, for getting even the lowest-level job.

 

Consider the 45-person law firm of Busch, Slipakoff & Schuh here in Atlanta, a place that has seen tremendous growth in the college-educated population. Like other employers across the country, the firm hires only people with a bachelor’s degree, even for jobs that do not require college-level skills.

 

This prerequisite applies to everyone, including the receptionist, paralegals, administrative assistants and file clerks. Even the office “runner” — the in-house courier who, for $10 an hour, ferries documents back and forth between the courthouse and the office — went to a four-year school.

 

“College graduates are just more career-oriented,” said Adam Slipakoff, the firm’s managing partner. “Going to college means they are making a real commitment to their futures. They’re not just looking for a paycheck.”

 

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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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Just like inflation, this is simply a response to the growing demand for jobs in the market.

 

The sad part is that a college degree should not bar equally qualified people for these jobs because those degreed individuals are going to be looking for their next promotion within a few months of the hire. Whereas individuals with less job prospects may decide to hold on to their job longer thus saving companies money in training and hiring staff in addition to fostering a healthier corporate culture.

 

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In The Era Of Transparency, Trust Is The Key To Success - Forbes

In The Era Of Transparency, Trust Is The Key To Success - Forbes | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

"As technology marches on, it will lead to the inevitable revolution of businesses acting in the genuine interest of their customers.”


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Trust is a major component of constituent engagement both on and off line.

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Big Idea 2013: A Critical Mass of Consciousness

Big Idea 2013: A Critical Mass of Consciousness | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Our world right now is in a state of worrisome turbulence and chaos.
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P2P Essay of the Day: Urban Affairs in India, the Right to the City, and Planning as Commoning

P2P Essay of the Day: Urban Affairs in India, the Right to the City, and Planning as Commoning | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

“The case for re-envisioning the right to the city via the commons is compelling. Lefebvre’s vision of the right to the city is in a sense about a collective ideal, about shared resources and practices. Yet, the urban space that Lefebvre and much of the critical urban theory that follows Lefebvre’s lead theorise on is the capitalist urban space of north America and western Europe. In much of the world outside of these heartlands of capitalism, however, struggles against neo-liberal capitalism have been waged not in the cities but in the forests where corporate aggression takes the form of mining and intellectual property rights in biotechnology (Harvey 2004: 548). In these places it is not the right to the city but the right to the commons that has been invoked most effectively by indigenous communities."


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Next in line for certification: The world's smarter cities

Next in line for certification: The world's smarter cities | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

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Radically redefining TV | # Transmedia

Radically redefining TV | # Transmedia | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Fiona Milburn sits down with Ian Fowler and Holly Alexander of @radical.media to find out how audiences are driving the future of storytelling.

 

[The production for Doctors Without Borders is a useful case study in Transmedia ~ Jeff]


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Invisible Umbrella Repels Raindrops With Air

Invisible Umbrella Repels Raindrops With Air | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
The Air Umbrella is a device that takes in air from the bottom of the controller and shoots it out the top to create a curtain of air that repels raindrops.

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iPad Research in Schools - Use and Impact of the iPad

iPad Research in Schools - Use and Impact of the iPad | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

An in-depth study that took place in Scotland, looking at "issues associated with the deployment of personal mobile devices as tools for teaching and learning."
Four themes were identified:

* How tablet devices impacted teaching and learning?

* Leadership and management issues

* Parental engagement

* Professional development and learning for teachers

The post lists six headlines from the study, including (quoting):

* The adoption of mobile technologies on a personal basis significantly increases access to technology for students, both inside and beyond school, with many attendant benefits for learning which include greater motivation, engagement, parental involvement, and understanding of complex ideas.

 * Teachers are equally engaged by the use of a device like the iPad which has a low learning curve enabling them to use it immediately as a teaching tool and a learning tool for themselves.

For more information click through to the article. To download the report you will need to go a link at the end of the articles "iPad Scotland Evaluation."


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Social Media Crisis Management [Infographic]

Social Media Crisis Management [Infographic] | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at New Media Expo Blog : Although teen and young adult students are some of the most entrenched in social media, it's ironic that more colleges aren't taping into so[..] (RT @NMXPodcast: Social Media Crisis Management [Infographic] —...
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Infographic: How Social Media Impacts Purchasing Decisions...

Infographic: How Social Media Impacts Purchasing Decisions... | Social Justice and Media | Scoop.it

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