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Everyone is familiar with undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate degrees and the amount of time it takes to achieve them. But have you heard of microdegrees or nanodegrees?

Nanodegrees and microdegrees concentrate on a narrow range of knowledge or skills that can be accomplished in a short amount of time. In today’s fast-paced society, these degrees can be a great option to consider.

OhioLINK recently selected seven member librarians, faculty, and staff members to become the OhioLINK Open Textbook Network (OTN) System Leaders. As system leaders, they will coordinate OhioLINK OTN awareness and advocacy initiatives regarding open educational resources (OER) and open textbooks as part of the OhioLINK and Ohio Department of Higher Education affordable learning initiatives for higher education.

OSC Workshop

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is an incredible resource for academic researchers across the state … so long as they know how to use it. In recent years, OSC has been working to coordinate more workshops throughout Ohio to help introduce our academic clients to HPC and to address whatever roadblocks they may have. 

 

While many from the academic community are already doing amazing research through the Ohio Supercomputer Center, we also serve many commercial clients through the AweSim Program. But there are still those who could benefit from the program who haven't even been introduced to it yet. Chase Eyster's mission is to make that introduction. Find out how he does it and the reactions he receives. 

 

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perfSONAR – continuously developed by institutions such as ESnet, GEANT, Indiana University, and Internet2 – is a measurement software aimed at identifying soft failures in a network. OARnet is implementing perfSONAR nodes in the OARnet backbone, at the demarcation point of client networks, in Science DMZs and various external test points. Find out more about this measurement software and how OARnet is using it. 

 

Programs for young women can help decrease gender gap in STEM fields

 

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The Ohio Supercomputer Center's Young Women's Summer Institute (YWSI) provides young women an environment in which to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at a critical age for all students. 

 

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In recent years, both the public and private sectors have experienced major cybersecurity breaches. The results are staggering: lost money, lost jobs, and lost personal data. The unfortunate fact remains that the number of cyber criminals vastly outweighs the number of qualified cybersecurity professionals. Whether you are going to college for the first time or headed back to school, consider the following three reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you. 

 

Journey

One OH-TECH team member will never take OhioLINK for granted. That's because she knows what life is like without it. Christi Playford recently spent a good amount of time designing an infograph/postcard for OhioLINK detailing the journey of an article through the Electronic Journal Center. Along the way, she learned three very important things about OhioLINK. 

 

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Going back to college or starting college classes for the first time is a major decision. And everything from a busy lifestyle to full-time jobs to where you live play in to that decision. One solution may be online classes. The flexibility of online classes is certainly a great idea for some people, but is it right for you? Here are questions you should ask yourself to find out if online learning is indeed the right path for your goals. 

 

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