The Information Renaissance

The Information Renaissance

The world of information was the end of the industrial revolution, where the traditional industry of industrialization was prominent. The Information Renaissance, to me, is the shift to a world led by information technology, also known as the Information Age. This new revolution began with the creation of the world wide web, making it possible for commercialized businesses and eventually average people to access a wide array of information without needing to leave their office or home. The Information Age…

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Plagiarism in the Life of a Scientist

Plagiarism in the Life of a Scientist

To determine the meaning of plagiarism in the life of a scientist, it is important to first know the type of scientist in which we are observing. When thinking of a scientist, one’s mind generally goes in the direction of a person in a lab coat, running experiments with chemicals or substances of some kind. On the other hand, one may see an individual like Bill Nye the Science Guy talking about the science wonders of the world. While these…

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My Theory of Human Communication

My Theory of Human Communication

Definition of Human Communication According to the Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing, human communication is defined as, “The production and reception of spoken, written, signed, or gestured information among human beings (Farlex 2012).” This definition indicates that the basis of any form of human communication is information. While this basic definition may serve as useful in gaining some knowledge of the subject I believe there is much more to consider. Stephen W. Littlejohn states that the definition…

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The Future of Commercial Drones

The Future of Commercial Drones

According to U.S. aviation officials, there could be upwards to 7 million small drones in the sky by 2020 with as many as 2.7 million of which being used solely for commercial purposes. With this being said, it is expected that these small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones will be the most dynamic growth sector within aviation in a matter of a few years (The Future of Commercial Drone Use, 2016). This prediction shows the opportunity for innovation presented…

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What is CICS?

What is CICS?

The Center for Information and Communication Sciences is a graduate degree program located on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. From this program, students in CICS earn a Master of Science degree in Information and Communication Sciences. In essence, an ICS degree can be thought of as a technical MBA. Students emerge from the program with a baseline understanding of technology, skills in managerial leadership, and a mastery of professional communication. What sets CICS apart from other…

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