/ Gabe Duverge/ Criminal Justice

The New Black Market: Understanding the Underground Economy

The underground economy, or black market, encompasses all off-the-books or unlicensed activities that make money. It’s a shadow economy of informal transactions that go untaxed. Law enforcement and security professionals play an important role in fighting the crime and illegal activity occurring in the underground economy. What Is the Black Market? According to Investopedia, black… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Information Technology

The Importance of Corporate Data Security and Privacy

The amount of information that companies must keep secure is increasing. As a result of technological advances, companies are constantly gaining more data about their clients and customers. They must ensure that data security and privacy remain a priority to protect against costly breaches. Origin of Data Security Threats The truth is that most data… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Information Technology

Six Web Design Trends Users Love

Web Design Trends

Web design trends are constantly changing. Web designers strive to provide an optimal user experience through a variety of techniques. These six web design trends are examples of the latest best practices. Quicker Navigation, Simpler Websites One-fourth of users abandon a website after four seconds of loading time, according to Kissmetrics. To avoid users leaving… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Education

6 Effective Strategies for Teaching Adults

Adult enrollment in higher education grew by more than 50 percent between 1991 and 2011, according to U.S. News & World Report. This trend shows that today’s educators and corporate trainers must adapt to the different needs, learning styles and challenges presented by teaching adult students. By understanding adult students, you can become a better… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Information Technology

Internet for All: Web Accessibility Standards for People with Disabilities

Since its inception, the internet has been praised as an inclusive place. Unfortunately, many websites are inaccessible to people with disabilities, making it difficult to find information online. However, web accessibility for people with disabilities is becoming a greater priority, both in the government and private sector. What Is Web Accessibility? The World Wide Web Consortium’s… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Education

Contrasting Classrooms: Instructional Differences Between Pedagogy vs. Andragogy

Today’s workplace encompasses diverse populations of adult learners. As the population of adult learners grows, so does the need for trained and effective adult education professionals who understand the difference between pedagogy vs. andragogy. Because people learn differently at different ages, pedagogy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. In fact, andragogy is a term that refers to… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Public Relations and Advertising

Sending the Right Message: The Relationship Between Public Relations and Political Campaign Strategies

In many ways, public relations is a natural extension of politics. The way the general public perceives political candidates goes a long way toward how they will vote. But controlling public perception is easier said than done. That’s why political campaigns have extensive personnel dedicated to ensuring a candidate appears in the best light possible,… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Public Relations and Advertising

Shaping a Vision: The Relationship Between Marketing and Political Campaign Strategies

With the presidential election in full swing, Americans are focused on deciding who will get their vote. Certainly, the issues remain an important part of political campaigns. However, a candidate’s image also plays a significant role. Voters must be able to envision a candidate as president of the United States. That is where political marketing… Read more »

/ Gabe Duverge/ Business

Economic Growth: A Survey of Emerging Industries in the United States

Fifty years ago, who would have thought computers, the Internet and the endless advancement of technology would have such an impact on what workers do today and how they do it? Finding a career in one of the emerging industries  is essential for professional success. What emerging industries are growing at a rapid pace? Which… Read more »