If you work full-time in a public service job, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

What is the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program?

The PSLF Program is intended to encourage individuals to enter and continue to work full-time in public service jobs. Under this program, borrowers may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance of their Direct Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments on those loans while employed full time by certain public service employers.


What must I do to have any remaining balances on my Direct Loans forgiven under the PSLF Program?

  • You must make 120 on-time, full, scheduled, monthly payments on your Direct Loans. Only payments made after October 1, 2007 qualify.
  • You must make those payments under a qualifying repayment plan.
  • When you make each of those payments, you must be working full-time at a qualifying public service organization.


For more information go to: http://studentaid.ed.gov/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/charts/public-service


A New Online Masters For $7,000

The Georgia Institute of Technology rocked the higher education world when it announced plans to offer a fully online master’s degree in computer science for roughly one-seventh the price of its on-campus equivalent – less than $7,000.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, Udacity and AT&T have teamed up to offer the first accredited Online Master of Science in Computer Science (OMS CS) that students can earn exclusively through the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) delivery format and for a fraction of the cost of traditional, on-campus programs.  The OMS CS program will begin accepting student applications to matriculate in Fall 2014

For more information see: http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-the-7000-masters-degree-thats-scaring-colleges-2013-8

Online Game That Tackles Online Privacy

Data Dealer who recently had a successful Kickstarter campaign is in the midst of creating a full version of their demo game.

To find more information about the project and how the game can be used to help students learn about Online Privacy go to:



Play the demo at: http://datadealer.com/play/

An Online Video That All Online Teachers Should Watch And Understand

I just watched this video on the “Online Revolution: Education For Everyone” and I believe that all teachers who plan to teach online or are already teaching on line MUST take a look at this video and understand how to use it for your classes.

The video can be found: http://win-echo360-1.ad.caltech.edu:8080/ess/echo/presentation/7b94ea11-9f00-4f7b-a83b-75afaf3c01d4

Even though there are some great pedagogical techniques, this is just scratching the surface of what needs to be done.  Especially in the areas of building motivation and persistence.

How many Jobs are Too Many? “Educator Rudy Crew’s long history of short tenures”

Hannah Hoffman article on the Registered Guard gave an interesting looking into Dr. Crew’s history. “Oregon state’s now-former chief education officer has held 25 jobs in 40 years,” what does this mean?

Has he done a solid job creating the pathway for each job he was recruited to do?

Should he stay at a location even if he believes he is finished?

How long must one stay in a position to make a difference?

Let us know what you think!

To see the entire article: http://www.registerguard.com/rg/news/local/30232019-75/crew-oregon-education-job-board.html.csp