Dr. Richard Shurtz is President and CEO of Stratford University.
Prior to Stratford University, Dr. Shurtz was Vice President of Physical Sciences for the BDM Corporation. Prior to BDM, he led an electro-optics research team at the Night Vision and Electro-Optics Laboratory. He received both his Ph.D. and M.S. from Catholic University in Physics.
Dr. Richard R. Shurtz II won the 2009 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year award in Greater Washington for the Government/Education Services category. Stratford University was ranked as one of the Top 100 Graduate Degree Producers for All Disciplines in 2009 by Diverse Education.
Stratford University is a private, higher educational U.S. university founded in 1976. Stratford specializes in adult education and offers placement assistance for students and graduates. It delivers online, classroom, and blended online/classroom programs. Stratford has campuses in Tysons Corner and Woodbridge in the Washington, DC area, Newport News, Richmond, and Baltimore, Maryland, plus two locations overseas in New Delhi and Gurgaon, India. The majority of the student body is non-traditional and works full-time while attending school. Stratford's international student body is diverse and represents over thirty countries. Stratford has partnered with the Global Land Coalition to provide distance education services in developing countries and with the K. K. Modi Group to offer residential American degrees in India.
Stratford University awards graduate and undergraduate degrees in a number of disciplines including business administration, computer information systems, health sciences, nursing, culinary arts, and hotel management. Online, residential, and blended programs are available. All online and blended courses use the Stratford online Moodle platform hosted in Stratford's data center. The learning outcomes embedded within the curriculum are employer-centric, while the teaching methods and delivery style are student-centric.
The University offers accelerated degree programs for those who wish to start their careers quickly. An associate's degree can be earned in 15 months, a bachelor's degree in 30 months, and a master's degree in 15 months. The table below lists all programs and indicates which are available online.
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- The Big Data Dilemma
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Stratford University's Tech Talk
Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. on 1500AM
Hosted by Dr. Richard Shurtz, w/Jim Russ
Sponsored by Stratford University
Call during the show (Saturdays 9:00 to 10:00 am EST) by dialing toll-free: 877-936-9333.
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Pebble vs Martian Passport smart watches, dangers of sharing Wi-Fi with neighbor, RSS feeds revealed, NAT routers explained, Profiles in IT (Martin Cooper, father of the cell phone), Googles April Fools jokes (YouTube shutown, Google Nose, Google Treasure Hunt, Google Fiber Poles, and more), Saudi Arabia to ban encrypted VoIP and messaging apps (Skype, WhatsApp, Viber targeted), H1-B Visa update (statutory cap reached in 5 days, final selection via lottery, State Department check required), new Skype malware (installs Bitcoin miner app, may saturate CPU, spreads via Skype messaging link), trends in mobile tech (ARM, Apple, Google, Samsung are winners; MS, Dell, Intel, AMD are losers).
Wal-Mart cell phone plan revisited, removing blog entries from search engines, Skype privacy and security, disabling laptop touchpad, configuring wireless routers, Profiles in IT (Ivan Edward Sutherland, father of computer graphics), undersea fiber optic cable cut (severe service disruption in Africa, three arrested), massive denial of service attack (targeting Spamhous, used DNS amplification to create disruption), Instamatic 50 years old (revolutionary camera, over 50 million sold), Bitcoin reaches $1B valuation (first peer-to-peer Internet currency, not tied to any country, fiscal instability is driving up valuation), ACLU challenges cell phone tracking using Stingray surveillance system, and FBI seeks realtime Internet monitoring (chat, VoIP, cloud storage, opposed by privacy advocates).
Wal-Mart Straight Talk cell phone plan, removing CyberCob malware, TreeSize to analyze disk usage, Apple vs Google maps in Dublin, Profiles in IT (Stephen Wolfram, creator of Mathematica software application), first domain name registered 28 years ago (March 15, 1985, symbolics.com), thunder and lightning (rainstorms vs snowstorms), Senate votes to include Internet sales taxes in budget (a bad day for online purchasing), Mac trojan in the wild (Trojan.Yontoo.1, requires user to download installer), Apple patches iForgot Password Reset (accounts could be hijacked with only AppleID and birthday, users advised to activate two-step verification), Andy Rubin no longer leading Android (Andoid will be under Chrome developer, Google vows to keep them separate for now), Google self-driving car (64-beam laser rangefinder, four radar units, camera, GPS, inertial measurement, wheel sensors, onboard computers, US$100K worth of equipment, better than human on open road, limitations to full deployment).
Best of Tech Talk replaying segments from previous shows.