Professional Development from STARLINK

News and Updates

Congratulations as we wrap the semester and enjoy the graduation season! Make this summer special by enjoying some time off to focus on your professional development. We have new courses that will be available to you all summer long. Releasing on June 1st:

  • "Completing a FAFSA Training"
  • "Chrome Extensions for the Classroom"
  • "Hot Topic: Creating a Lesson Plan that Works"
  • BONUS Hot Topic: "Trends in Instructional Design/Technology: Predicting the Future by Studying the Past"
  • Live Webinar Series from NUTN: "Impact of Course Redesign on Student Achievement and Engagement" - Click here to register
We look forward to seeing you online!

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why Go to College? Student Perspectives on Higher Ed

Carol D'Amico/Real Clear Education

The consumers of higher education have spoken. Workforce outcomes are, far and away, the driving motivation for pursuing post-secondary education across all ages, races, and degree types.

According to a new Strada-Gallup poll, which surveyed 86,000 students at over 3,000 post-secondary institutions, 58 percent say work outcomes - such as finding a good job with good pay and opportunities for career advancement - are their primary motivation for attending. This is true across all higher education pathways and demographic subgroups.

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Focusing on the Finish Line

By: Ashley A. Smith/Inside Higher Ed

A new analysis from Civitas Learning shows that many students are dropping out of their colleges despite having earned the majority of the credits they need for their degrees.

Civitas found that on average nearly one in five students who leave college without a degree complete 75 percent or more of the credit threshold for a degree before leaving. And one in 10 dropouts has reached at least 90 percent of the credit threshold.

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15 Websites to Test Your Codes Online

By: Jake Rocheleau /HONGKIAT

Modern trends and webapps have dramatically changed the way web developers can build. Obviously you need some type of IDE to code new files and save them for deployment. But what about just testing your code snippets? There are more tools available now than ever before!

In this article I want to outline 15 interesting web apps for testing your code online.

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