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computer science artificial intelligence
AI is machine-displayed intelligence built upon machine learning, deep learning, data science, and data mining to simulate human behavior or thinking. AI might seem like science fiction, but as you can see, AI has woven itself into our daily lives in many ways, whether we are aware of it or not.
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criminal justice corrections punishment
Often marked by a heightened consciousness of crime, today’s communities have been gripped by a profound sense of insecurity. Scholars have frequently argued that ideas of risk and uncertainty have become central organizing principles; so much so that they are now structuring social institutions. Consequently, crime control practices and policies have made predicting, identifying, and...
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randall swain public administration
A veteran instructor, Randall Swain believes in accessibility and taking an active part in his student’s educational experience. Swain goes above and beyond to ensure his online students have just as much opportunity to interact and build a relationship with him as their on-campus counterparts. Swain’s personal attention and dedication to helping students prepare to...
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health services administration
My professional practice experience with a large healthcare system in Kentucky allowed me to test my skills with a challenging project. The site manager was so impressed I was offered a full-time position on the team. This was an entry level position that required the RHIA or RHIT. I was often pulled to work on...
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fire protection student
Sarah Guynup is an Engineering Designer at LaBella Associates, an international architecture, engineering, environmental and planning firm. Sarah is completing her fire protection and safety engineering technology bachelor’s degree online with Eastern Kentucky University. She recently shared her thoughts about her EKU Online experience.
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instructional media design
The visual design plays an essential role when designing learning experiences. Not only does your content need to adhere to the rules of human cognitive infrastructure as prescribed by Mayer's cognitive theory of multimedia learning, but it needs to be visually appealing.
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education time management
Are you feeling overwhelmed with a to-do list as long as your arm? Are you feeling pressured by lack of time and looming deadlines? If you are, you are not alone. Leadership roles, while rewarding, bring a host of challenges and stresses, but there are proven methods the most effective leaders implement to handle these...
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social work international overdose awareness day
Kentucky alone has been extensively battling the drug epidemic and overdose complexities. Overdosing is when a person consumes higher doses of a chemical substance than their body can feasibly tolerate. In 2021, it was reported that 2,250 Kentuckians died from a drug overdose; this is a 14.5% increase from the prior year. Unfortunately, 2020 saw...
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social work vicarious trauma
Vicarious trauma is the accruing effect of being exposed to someone else’s trauma. It frequently occurs in people who engage with trauma survivors or witness traumatic events, especially on a repetitive basis.
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business risk management
Marcella Reynolds Beasley, an EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance student, is among 99 North American students awarded a Spencer Educational Foundation Scholarship for 2022. Spencer’s merit-based scholarships are awarded to full-time master’s, part-time master’s, and Ph.D. students in the United States and Canada who plan to pursue a career in Risk Management and Insurance....
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