Link Round Up: Business Websites

As most business professionals can attest, keeping up with the latest information, trends and stocks is vital. With so many websites, blogs and resources out there, it can become inundating knowing which sources to visit.

We compiled a list of the top 10 business sites that receive the most monthly visitors according to Share some of your favorite websites and blogs for business news in the comments section below!

Link Round Up: Technology Websites

Keeping up with changes in technology can be daunting. Such rapid advances require tech industry professionals and enthusiasts to stay current practically daily. While there are a number of websites and blogs on the Internet focused on technology, we’ve compiled some of the more popular ones below.

Do you have a favorite technology website? If so, share it in our comments section!

Anya Kamenetz to Speak at NCU Graduation on June 8

Kamenetz A-PhotoWriter Anya Kamenetz will deliver NCU's 13th Annual commencement address. Northcentral’s 2013 graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

NCU Yak Attack Team Member Finishes Race in 3rd Place

The results are in for the Northcentral University p/b Nepali Tea Traders Cycling Team that tackled the 2013 Yak Attack in Nepal.

•3rd Place: Aayman Tamang (Nepali team member)
•7th Place: Robert Burnett (USA team member and NCU student)
•11th Place: Thor Leochell (USA team member and NCU student)
•17th Place: Rajan Bhandari (Nepali team member)

Pictures from the award ceremony and the race are available online.

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Expanding Your Education Through MOOCs

In a previous post, we explained what MOOCs are and what makes them unique compared to other forms of higher education. In this post, we’re going to talk about how you can actually use MOOCs to expand your education and training. Whether you are interested in simply gaining new knowledge, learning a new skill or further developing your professional abilities, MOOCs offer an accessible (open online courses) and affordable (usually free) way to accomplish this.

MOOCs Explained

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve probably heard of a little thing called MOOCs. In order to explain what MOOCs are, the most logical place to start is to decipher this odd, bovine-sounding acronym. Quite simply, MOOC stands for Massive Open Online Course.

Yak Attack Update, Following Stage 7

Hello fellow NCU students and alumni,

Greetings from Manang! So far the race is going great. We have finished through stage 7 and are on our rest day now. The team is certainly tired, but we are in a great position to attack these last few stages. Aayman Tamang, one of our Nepali riders, has finished on the podium in several stages and is sitting in third place overall. He has a great shot at the overall podium and we will be working hard to keep him in that position.

5 Big Technology Trends

According to NCU faculty member Dr. Pamela Carter, big data, cloud computing, social media, smart machines, and mobile computing are the five big technology trends of the moment.
“The impact of just these five trends is overwhelming,” notes Dr. Carter. “Businesses now really have to focus on how to leverage these technologies.”