Sunday, January 26, 2014

Common Knowledge Scholarship Foundation welcomes partnerships with organizations and individuals who are interested in creating educational and scholarship opportunities for students of all ages.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NextLab I: Designing Mobile Technologies for the Next Billion Users: One year long course, teaches students to research, create and deploy multiple mobile technologies meeting the needs of a developing world. - See more at: Courses such as Forensic Accounting

MIT OpenCourseWare

The MIT OpenCourseWare facility has been funded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Ab Initio.
The best feature of this program is that the course material and instructions are provided for free.
MIT employs the podcast format for providing instructions in the courses it offers through OpenCourseWare system like UC Berkeley.
These programs are ideal for students eager to supplement their existing education or ones who are not willing to take the conventional route when it comes to education. The programs offered by MIT OpenCourseWare are available in a number of streams.

There are 2000 courses in all that are well complimented with tools such as audio lectures, homework assignments, notes, and video illustrations to name a few and thereby providing fully equipped tools as required by the online education.

MIT OCW most popular courses and assets:

  • Visualizing Cultures: The course provide study of cultures in terms of war, racism, propaganda, nationality, atrocity and other important elements.
  • Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs: A five day program only to educate students to learn methods of evaluation.
  • Next Lab I : Designing mobile technologies for the next billion users : One year long course, teaches students to research, create and deploy multiple mobile technologies meeting the needs of a developing world.
  • Principles of Computer System Design : An Introduction : A textbook as a true guide for a beginner into the world of Computer design.
  • Advanced Strategy: This course explores advanced strategies to learn and grasp management world.
  • Experiencing Architecture Studio: This course provides an introduction to the World of architecture.
  • Chinese I : The introduction to Modern Standard Chinese, Mandarin, including reading, writing and speaking.
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Posted on by Linda
Have you ever entertained the urge to study criminology? While many local police departments often conduct a “citizen academy” for residents that includes studies in criminology and crime, you also can find free online courses from reputable colleges. These courses can range from forensic sciences to psychology to current and historic justice systems and terrorism or white collar crime and response systems.

The following list contains 25 free open courseware classes about criminology are listed in alphabetical order to show readers that we do not value one course over another. In each case, the college that provides the course is listed in brackets following a description of the linked course. Remember that these courses usually do not contribute to college credits; however, they can help you build a solid criminology background with just some time and effort on your part.
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Sabane Oxley Act Community Forum

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act was signed into law on 30th July 2002, and introduced highly significant legislative changes to financial practice and corporate governance regulation. It introduced stringent new rules with the stated objective: "to protect investors by improving the accuracy and reliability of corporate disclosures made pursuant to the securities laws".
It also introduced a number of deadlines, the prime ones being:
- Most public companies must meet the financial reporting and certification mandates for any end of year financial statements filed after November 15th 2004 (amended from June 15th).
- smaller companies and foreign companies must meet these mandates for any statements filed after 15th July 2005 (amended from April 15th). The act is actually named after its main architects, Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael Oxley, and of course followed a series of very high profile scandals, such as Enron. It is also intended to "deter and punish corporate and accounting fraud and corruption, ensure justice for wrongdoers, and protect the interests of workers and shareholders" (Quote: President Bush). The Sarbanes-Oxley Act itself is organized into eleven titles, although sections 302, 404, 401, 409, 802 and 906 are the most significant with respect to compliance (Sarbanes Oxley section 404 seems to cause most concern) and internal control. In addition, the Act also created a public company accounting board. Perhaps one of the most remarkable aspects of this legislation however relates to its profile. It is very much in the public and media arena. The focus is certainly intense in this respect, creating yet another clear motivation for compliance. There is simply no escaping it! USEFUL RESOURCE:
A copy of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act itself can be obtained in PDF format from HERE

The Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Kit includes the following:
This is a detailed summary of all the act itself.. in plain English! It covers all the important sections, and even includes a set of definitions. It should provide substantial assistance in understanding the main features and requirements.
This is a detailed presentation covering the key aspects of the legislation, specifically sections 302, 404 and 906(a). It is supplied in PowerPoint format for that you can edit and adapt it for internal use.
This extensive document explains the key issues that management should be considering when seeking to achieve compliance with the stringent Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
This checklist is provided to enable each organization to check its level of compliance against the governance requirements described above.
This self-assessment Audit Committee Checklist is designed to simplify the checking of your own Audit Committee to insure full compliance with the requirements of the act.
One of the most significant aspects of the act pertains to the demands placed upon the Audit Committee of the company in question. This guide sets out the main requirements of the act in respect to this, and provides an insight into the key activities that an Audit Committee member should be familiar with. Also includes a draft Audit Committee Charter.
The Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Toolkit contains a variety of other items designed to assist the compliance process:
Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls
This working paper offers guidelines and advice regarding the establishment of internal controls and responsibilities.
How to Use the Compliance Toolkit
This document explains how the Sarbannes-Oxley Compliance Toolkit is structured and describes the key features of the various parts of the kit.

We are pleased to be able to offer all these items within the definitive Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance Kit. To purchase and download directly to your PC for a special price of just $199, simply visit our Purchase Page.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

​EBSCOhost or ProQuest accessible through VALE is a consortium of New Jersey colleges and universities formed to help member institutions meet the demands of students and faculty for access to scholarly materials.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The Key to Graduating on Time! The Key to a Successful Career Launch!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

50 Astrology websites

Friday, January 3, 2014

“Study Technology has as its sole purpose teaching people how to learn,” said Christine Gerson, a spokeswoman for Applied Scholastics.

According to study technology, three barriers prevent people from learning: not having the physical object of what is being studied, not having mastered prior skills, and misunderstanding words.
“Study Technology has as its sole purpose teaching people how to learn,” said Christine Gerson, a spokeswoman for Applied Scholastics.


LA Times ~ Scientology is focus of flap over Will Smith’s new school
June 29, 2008 under Will Smith / NVA
Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
In Los Angeles’ rarefied world of private schools, where tuitions are high, academics are tough and educational philosophy is taken seriously, the newest member of the tribe is getting the kind of breathless attention reserved for a music or film star.
That may be because the founders of New Village Academy are themselves such stars: Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. Entertainers have long flocked to private schools on the Westside and in the San Fernando Valley, where campuses are comparatively small, offer a discreet environment and are close to studios.
The Smiths, however, will be among the few celebrities — Oprah Winfrey, Andre Agassi and Tiger Woods among them — to establish their own school or program.
It is one of several initiatives by the couple, including a new foundation that will give grants to young people in the arts and education. About 80% of New Village students will receive financial assistance in the fall.