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Month: November 2016

Information Renaissance: The New Age of Technology

Information Renaissance: The New Age of Technology

The Information Renaissance refers to the current period of time characterized by the expansion of technology, social reform, literature, etc., post Information Revolution. The 1980’s were crucial for certain technology that is commonplace today: the personal computer and the Internet.  This was just the beginning for several related advancements that paved the way for where we are today: web browsers, blogs, search engines, social media sites, and video publishing sites.  This “renaissance” period in information has earned that label due to the resemblance…

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Plagiarism in Scientific Work

Plagiarism in Scientific Work

Plagiarism (the act of stealing another’s words or ideas without proper citation) in scientific works is a serious concern.  Not only does this reflect poorly on the individual responsible, it also offers no value to the scientific community.  The purpose of scientific research and writings are to increase knowledge on a specific topic. If the work is strictly plagiarized then there is no added information that would further knowledge; it ultimately becomes a complete waste of the reader’s time. There are several things…

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Center for Information and Communication Sciences: What is CICS?

Center for Information and Communication Sciences: What is CICS?

What is CICS? It seems like a basic question, yet the possible answers are numerous. I can start by saying the home to The Center for Information and Communication Sciences is Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  I could tell you that this center offers an intensive master’s program; a business/technology blend.  Maybe I should say that this program can be completed in as little as 11 months, or that the placement rate is 95%.  All of these things are impressive, but…

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