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Susanne Morgan joins as an Advisor

This is a sponsored press release from NTOK

We are thrilled to welcome Susanne Morgan to our advisors team.

As an educational platform, we value academic rigour and research-based approach, and Susanne’s over 40 years of experience in academia and education consulting are invaluable to NTOK.

Susanne joined us after recognizing the rising importance of online environments when it comes to the future of education. “In the next five years, we’ll see more peer-to-peer experiences in education. In my 40 years of experience in higher education, every 10 years there’s better focus on individual learner,” said Morgan. “This model of peer-to-peer support takes that even further, I believe that’s the direction things are going. The industry needs flexibility for better individual student learning and getting the resources of teachers and tutors to the individual students, without having to have the physical people together at all times,” she added.

Combining academic excellence with faculty development

Susanne taught sociology at Ithaca College since 1983 and her role at the college was multifaceted. She developed and taught courses in the sociology of health and medicine, sociological research methods, as well as the sociology of aging. She penned over 50 books, published articles, and scholarly presentations on sociology and applied sociology topics.

Her teaching areas were research methods, the Sociology of Health and Medicine, and aging studies. Susan is passionate about the critical value of the sociological imagination, committed to empowering people to enjoy data, fascinated by the effect of social factors on the body. She also deeply cares about health care systems.

She served as department chairperson, coordinator of First Year Seminar program, Faculty Development Activities, and on multiple institutional committees. From 2001, she worked and wrote primarily in the area of faculty development and higher education, and have produced over 50 articles and workshops on higher education topics. She also designed a virtual Center for Faculty Excellence.

Over her years at Ithaca College, she worked institutionally in many ways, including service as department chair, chair of the all-college tenure and promotion committee, and coordinator of the first year seminar program. She also worked to mentor faculty and support departments.

In 2012, Susanne Morgan was awarded the status of Professor Emerita, recognizing her academic achievements over the years.

A Committed Activist

Some years of Susan’s career were spent as a “public sociologist”. She was an activist in women’s health issues, writing the first individually-authored feminist book on a women’s health concern, “Coping with a Hysterectomy,” in 1982. She collaborated with the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective who issued the book “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”

During her time at university, she worked to enhance diversity in academia. Intersections between institutional structures, cultural changes, and faculty experience continuously guided and enriched her faculty work.

A Sought-after Consultant

As an independent faculty development professional, Susanne has over twenty years of experience supporting faculty members and academic organizations. She especially works with clients to improve their teaching, navigate the tenure process, and meet their writing goals. She has written over 100 articles, chapters, books, and presentations in higher education contexts.

Additionally, Susan loves supporting academic writers in building and maintaining a productive writing program, and in navigating career challenges.


Susanne joins other NTOK advisors who are committed to supporting NTOK in solving critical issues of the education industry. Education is out of date in technology adoption, with only a tiny share of the industry online. is on a mission to make cost-effective, high-quality, transparent learning accessible to more internet users worldwide. Our technology enables learning, in particular of foreign languages, through a peer-to-peer technology platform, connecting tutors and students online.

Through the elimination of intermediaries between tutors and students, such as schools, is able to significantly reduce the cost of lessons. Additionally, NTOK token enables access to the database of tutors on a blockchain with decentralized and secure reviews and rankings, as well as streamlines and secures transactions.

Susan Morgan believes that the economics behind NTOK token is closely linked to the actual market trends and needs. “The global nature of the learning environment is something that, in the US, people are hurrying to catch up. Institutions like  a brick and mortar college would invest in supplying this for their students, because they know their students need individual help, and institutions aren’t always able to supply that, without great cost,” stressed Morgan.

Learn more about by visiting our website, reading the whitepaper, or get a quick overview by downloading an easy-to-review one pager.

Press Release: HydroMiner ICO for Crypto Mining Operation

A new day, a new initial coin offering (ICO). But this time one that looks very promising:; mining in the Austrian Alps! They are already listed on various ICO lists. So let us begin:

What is HydroMiner?

HydroMiner is a crypto currency mining company using green energy drawn from hydro power stations in the Alpine region of Europe. Hydropower is generally thought to be one of the most effective and lowest-cost renewable energy resources. It is environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral and natural. Hydro power allows them to manage resources sustainably and enables low-emission production.

Not only is hydro power mining ecologically friendly, but it is also profitable. It should appeal to both the hardcore investors, and hardcore environmentalists at the same time!

What is the current status?

The mining roots of the Damblon sisters go back to 2015, when they built their first crypto mining rig. Since then they have managed to scale the operation by renting out two hydro power plants and connecting more than 1000 GPUs in sea fright containers. The team knows a thing or two about the industry and mining in general. 

Why an ICO?

This initial coin offering is about scaling the mining operation by acquiring more hydro-power-plants and thus enabling eco-friendly mining and profits for investors. Unlike many other ICOs, we have experience, and a fully functioning mining operation already and the ICO is for expanding our capabilities and acquire more energy. 

So the token created out of the ICO will be used to generate a % for the token holders. On the same time the HydroMiner team will get a 10% of this profit. The team takes care of all the management of the mining operation. For this to be fair, the team behind HydroMiner will be:

  • Ordering Equipment
  • Assembling hardware
  • Maintaining and renewing the hardware
  • Identifying and leasing new hydro power stations

H2O Tokens

Token Price
Normal (none discounted Price): 0.01 ETH

Start: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
How Long: 1 week.
Minimum participation: $10.000
Discount for the Pre-Sale: 25%
Token Cap: 500.000 H2O Tokens (1.500 ETH)

Their Initial Coin Offering (ICO)
Start: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
How Long: 5 weeks
Minimum participation: 1 Token
Discount for the ICO: From 20% to 0%

  • Week one: 20%
  • Week two: 15%
  • Week three: 10%
  • Week four: 5%
  • Week five: 0%
    Token Cap: 25.500.000 H2O


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Several Indicators in Sports Betting

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There are plenty of tricks bettors can use in sports betting. One of them is skill in recognizing and optimizing all indicators that appear during the bet.

Indicator during the Bet
There are various indicators bettors can use to increase their winning chance. Some of them can even increase the chance at pretty significant rate.

Top Indicator

Simply put, there are several indicators under this category. Here they are.

University basketball league

Despite its reputation, many professional bettors choose to place their wagers on university basketball league. It’s not something without reason. Basketball is one of the most favorite sports around the world. It is also a great place to find amazing talents that can change the whole game, even someone the betting market has never recognized before. That’s why the pros are interested in it. With less risk than other betting events, they can secure their winning key through the star player. The league usually kicks at November where hundreds of teams will play 2 matches every week until they can secure their place for the final.

Betting against the public

Despite being not so popular, betting against the public is one of the most lucrative betting indicators. It can maintain player’s winning chance up to 54-57%. However, it’s not something any bettor can use. It requires skills and experience to know the exact time to bet against the public. It’s not uncommon to find bettor who tragically lose just because he/she picked the wrong time to bet against the public.

Betting amount

It may sound simple, but depending on the betting amount, any bettor can dig more information about what’s happening on the current betting. Betting amount can reveal which team is being the public’s favorite and sometimes, the reason for being so. It may sound simple, but absolutely helpful especially if bettors have no idea about which team to pick.

Line movement

Similar to betting amount, bettor can learn many things from line movement. Sometimes, it can teach about the bet value, when in other cases it can also reveal to the bettor whether a betting is profitable enough or not. With a simple look, this indicator can save bettors both time and money before losing it for no reason.

Smart money technique

This technique can be described as a combination between betting amount and stronger odds movement. This indicator is also pretty rare, compared to the other indicators. However, it is also considered the most useful indicator that usually helps bettor to increase their winning chance. There are many cases when bettors report that it would be impossible for them to win the bet if not because the smart money technique. This technique basically teaches bettors to combine betting amount indicator and their skills in reading the future direction of the odds. A simple trick, yet only few know about it.

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