Professional Development from STARLINK

News and Updates

STARLINK has been busy putting together unique, new courses. We have a blast of interesting and expansive information releasing this May. So, hold on to your hats and explore:

  • "The Art of Execution"
  • "Building a Blog"
  • "ADA Compliance"
  • "Live Webinar Series from NUTN: Making Your Own Documents Accessible"
We look forward to seeing you online!

"The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer."
- Alice Wellington Rollins

Transcription and Accessibility-New Partnerships from Microsoft and Amazon

Tina Nazerian/EdSurge

On the heels of one another, two tech titans recently announced higher-education partnerships that leverage transcription technology to make educational materials more accessible to a broader swath of learners.

On April 5, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. Via Microsoft Translator, a translation service, students in classes and lectures can get automated transcriptions on their mobile and desktop devices. Professors can also choose to show the transcriptions on a big screen behind them. The partnership's primary aim is to support students who are deaf and hard of hearing.

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How Accreditation Tricks Potential Students

By: Matthew Lynch/ The Edvocate

Potential students want the most bang for their buck when it comes to getting a college degree. Considering that the average bachelor's degree can cost $100,000 or more, that's a wise decision.

Finding the right university is about finding the right program as well as the right fit, and you want a degree that's from a respected university. College accreditation can help to assure you that your school has merit and that your degree has value.

Reviewing a school's accreditation status can help when choosing a university, but accreditation can trick potential students.

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Top 10 Free Note-Taking Apps for Smartphones


Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you need to write down a thought or an idea just to find that you do not have a pen and paper with you? While it isn't convenient to bring a pen and paper out, a majority of us now own a smartphone, so there lies the perfect note-taking device that can follow you everywhere you go.

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