You might wonder what is a ‘CHOICE THEORY’ ? Defined in simple words, it is actually an explanation of all human behavior developed. (Dr. William Glasser) Basically, there are five components of this theory: – the basic human needs, – the quality world, – the perceived world, – the comparing place and – total behavior. Continue reading “Choice theory”
Academics from around the world have gathered in Dubai on 13 November 2012, to address the challenges of the online education, or e-learning. Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President of Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University (HBMeU), H.H. Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, the International Council for Open and Distance Education Standing Conference of Presidents 2012 (ICDE SCOP 2012), a first-of-its-kind gathering in the Arab region was attended by 150 presidents of open and distance learning universities from around the world. Continue reading “Distance learning must be monitored”
I don not think that there is anyone in that has not taken, does not take or will not take a medication for something. Regardless whether it is high blood pressure, diabetes, prostate problems, thyroid dysfunction, ulcers, flue, cold, or depression just to name a few. Not to mention that medication is something that is needed by many, just to stay alive. Preventive medicine and post-preventive medicines are part of this group. Children have always needed medications for childhood illness and some childhood diseases, at larger or at smaller scale. Only within the last 20 years, we have seen school aged children medicated with psychotropic drugs sometimes even as early as preschool. Continue reading “Hyperactive child or else?”
Every New Year, we are given a clean slate upon which to draw a brand new future. With the New Year’s resolution to exercise your body, it is the right time to consider exercising your mind. Now is the perfect time to continue your education! Of course the big question is, how do you fit it into your already insanely busy schedule? If you have ever hesitated to pursue further education because you couldn’t handle the rigors of a traditional campus, e-learning is perfect for you. Whether you are a handy man ready to take on a new career, a mid-level boomer ready for another challenge, or just somebody who loves to learn, online education can give you the boost you need. Online education, also known as distance learning and e-learning, is rapidly gaining popularity as a convenient, efficient and often lower-cost way to improve your mind, your life and your career opportunities. There are opportunities available for almost everyone: no matter if you are seeking a college degree, a career change, or a new trade, there are a multitude of choices being offered by numerous schools. Some are well-known brick and mortar institutions offering off-site, distance learning or “limited residence requirements” programs to meet every student’s need, plus there are numerous accredited online education programs that meet the criteria for financial ad. Searching the right online education program for you, your child, or your company might be a lengthy, time-consuming process as there are many things to consider – study, finances, and of course, which school to attend. What is important is to make sure that your chosen distance education program is accredited by the appropriate agencies, so that insures a better chance at financial aid, as well as better opportunities after graduation. Make this a 2013 a year to remember with new attitudes and new goals! Online education can help you improve your self-worth, net-worth and your overall well being.
What is time management? Time management is a very important skill that can help you finish tasks on time while keeping stress levels to a minimum. Everyone would love to have extra hours in the day. While most think its impossible, the reality is that by disciplining yourself and removing bad habits you will actually surprise yourself by finding extra hours in the day. Continue reading “One simple trick to supercharge your time management habits”
A larger number of people is being involved in logging into massive open online courses (MOOCs) and following courses of their interest for free from the top universities worldwide. This is just one way of the distance learning manner of reshaping the way institutions offer learning services. Michael B. Horn, Co-founder and Executive Director of Innosight Institute, specializes in disruption of online education and on November 8, 2012 has had his presentation at Educause 2012 conference in Denver. The Education Dive audience was able to hear his talk about the changes that are currently underway in the new models in higher education. Horn did not stop at higher ed and he also address how MOOCs will influence high schools. Continue reading “5 online education advantages”
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It’s always tough adjusting to new things, and children can get understandably stressed when going to a new school. Whether the family has moved or the child has advanced to a new school, whether it’s a public or private school, it helps to keep these tips in mind when a child faces a whole new experience. Continue reading “How does a child get used to the classroom environment?”
It goes without saying that online education is the future of gaining all the needed knowledge, for every nationality, every social group of people and for everyone’s budget. The benefits from distance learning are well known: ease of access, time stretch studies upon one’s needs, low or no fees, convenience of learning everywhere and at any time. However, online students have to be aware of the following challenges: Continue reading “What do distance learning institutions need to improve further?”
Research, customize and share! instaGrok is an educational search engine for students and teachers provides kinds of resources on a keyword via videos, images, websites, and quizzes. What is it used for: Continue reading “instaGrok: new innovative way to learn”
There is no doubt that one of the main problems that deter a person's success is their lack of concentration.Lapses can encourage disturbances to get in the way and stall progress. However if ones wishes to proceed on their road to success, it is imperative they learn how to concentrate. Here are some easy to learning exercises that are easy to implement. Continue reading "Concentrate in 4 magic steps"
The psychologist, Carl Jung, had described the hidden part of our psyche as “the shadow”. It is the part that sometimes frightens us with the things we do not know, or do not want to know about ourselves. Essentially it is our unconscious mind, telling us what it wants. Sometimes it comes in dreams, other times is welling up of emotion. Continue reading “Does your “shadow” love you?”
Education being a very important aspect in a human being’s existence is needed to nurture the child’s craft, hone his/her talents, and provide him/her with all the possible answers to all of the wonders in this world. We, the parents know this fact, and this is why we would always want the best for our children. In this respect, when the concept of home schooling was introduced into the society, we have been astonished with the fact that there are other ways in educating our children. Continue reading “How to get started with home schooling?”
The first thought that comes to one’s mind when someone mentions academic dishonesty is cheating and plagiarism, the theft of ideas and other forms of intellectual property, which occur within an educational setting. In high or secondary school, a standard penalty for academic dishonesty is a failing grade, where as in college it can result in expulsion. However, still the most widely spread forms of academic dishonesty are cheating and plagiarism. These notions are usually easily identified, because a clear distinction between the terms is quite obscure. Cheating comprises of giving and receiving information during an exam, using and dissemination of material during an exam, taking an exam or writing an exam for another student, or asking someone to do so, submitting the same paper for more than one course, misrepresenting and fabricating written work. Continue reading “Can e-learning make the academic cheating a history?”
Argumentation is commonly associated with debate and its using does not require being adversarial. When trying to persuade, your first thought might be to avoid it. The kind of argument being discussed here is not bickering or being obnoxious or even debate, therefore do not think of it as attacking the opposing point of view. In its simplest form, it is putting forth reasons for or against a certain point of view. Argumentation can involve deductive reasoning, presentation and elaboration. It starts with a proposition, followed by an expression of a point of view on a subject and then supporting an evidence. The last one is added as principles to support the proposition used. Reasoning on the matter, applying inductions and deductions to the proposed thought are part of the argumentation. Continue reading “The truth about argumentation”
Ernest Hemingway once said: “When people talk, listen completely, most people never do.” As much as the technology with which we communicate has evolved, it would seem that the most basic component of communication – the ability to listen – still lags behind!
Listening stylesThe experts have divided listening up into five basic styles. While people may generally use a specific style, good listeners can adapt their listening styles to different situations. Continue reading “What kind of listener are you?”
Did you know that when you learn something new, the involved synapses change?
Upon this, once the information is stored, the more your recall what you have learned, the more simultaneous the process becomes.
The same reaction occurs when we learn something new, gain a new information, learn a new skill. As you learn, your brain grows!
The brain being an incredible, and unexplored it is very sensitive to our life habits.
This is why staying up late and feeling fatigued can cause problems in the cortex, the main area in the brain for storing information. It is a common knowledge that learning things slowly, over a period of time, is most beneficial for memory. If you want to learn more visit The science of studyContinue reading “How do we study?”
VIRTUE LESSONS: What parents should not do Luckily, there is no set formula on how to raise children, because each child is different, unique, so parent’s relationships with their children are one of a kind. Knowing this, when you are trying to bring up your child, you should always have in mind – that there are things which are counter productive when talking with a child (trying to correct him/her in her/his action) and it is question of what parents should not do under any condition. Continue reading “How to boost confidence in children?”
Environmental education has never been so important and fortunately, also so popular thanks to a greater passion than ever before for the subject. Of course, it’s understandable at all levels why environmental education from primary school, right up to under and postgraduate study is of such interest. Let’s take a look at the benefits from this form of education. Continue reading “5 Benefits of environmental educaton”
A scientific paper is based on empirical methods and aims to provide the general conclusions of the experiment. Regardless of the nature of your experiment, there are some common elements that must be included in a scientific paper. Here they are: 1. Start by creating an apt title for your project. The title should define the gist of your scientific experiment. Here you will include your full name, date along with the title. Keep the title on the middle of page without making it bold, italicized or underlined. Make it specific and precise. Continue reading “9 Must-remember tips for writing a scientific paper!”
As one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, Bill Gates is always interesting to listen to when the topic of “future of education” is in question. This technological pioneer is keen to present new, challenging ideas to the preexisting ones of how we learn, has been helping many areas of Africa become Internet adapted, and sees the students, using more technology to achieve their academic ambitions in the future. Continue reading “Best lecturers available to everyone”
With the developments in the education and the increasing number of online possibilities to gain knowledge many of us are asking the question, what will be education of future look like? According to a recent cover story in The American Interest, it will not look like the current one, because the colleges will cease to exist !! Author Nathan Harden estimates that in 50 years, half of the approximately 4,500 colleges and universities in the U.S. will cease to exist. This will happen through technology development, virtual classrooms, lectures through streaming videos, online exams and all that we have already seen being developed. These innovations will crop up at major academic institutions, but they will only proliferate on a much larger scale and disrupt the higher education system as we know it. Continue reading “Education predictions”
It is very much likely that the future students will be faced with an entirely different set of choices than they do have today. College or career straight after high school graduation, will not be the only paths in front of them. The four-to-six-year commitment to a highly esteemed institution will not be the fastest way to a fruitful career or a rich network. Considering the fact that the online education is quickly gaining the momentum, as well as the increased emergence of massive online courses (MOOCs) higher education is shaken to its core. Its value, its status, its cost is also changing. The fact how young people envision their education is changing their < future development and choices. Continue reading “Future studies will be different from today”
When I think back to high school, the overriding feeling I get is one of boredom. Don’t get me wrong; some of my lessons were great, but a significant number were lack-lustre and immediately conducive to demotivation. You might feel exasperated trying to engage your pupils, but with these easy tips on how to get pupils interested in activities they don’t like, your pupils will all be motivated and on the way to success. Continue reading “How to get pupils interested in activities they don’t like?”
Facts you need to know about education verification. There is no doubt that the goal of improving education plays important role among policymakers and other stakeholders in societies worldwide. They might not be able to quantify it, but the governments in most countries empower the link between the knowledge and skills with which young people enter the workforce and long-term economic competitiveness. Because of the fact, the interest in research which explores the factors that bring some countries to outstanding educational performance, and ultimately to better qualified workforces is increasing. Continue reading “Education systems in international context”
There are many things in life that I care about, but there are also a few things that I get passionate about enough, to write about to people I don’t know. One of the things that I just can not talk enough about is education as I believe that everyone who lives in the Western countries needs to understand the absolute privilege and value of education. I became passionate about education when I lived close to a family growing up their children and was not able to afford having their. I had no idea of the reasons why or even the legal ramifications of the situation. I just know that they did not go and that they never learned how to read or write. I remember feeling really sad about this, because I didn’t understand why I got to attend school and learn all these things when they couldn’t. And sad because I knew somehow that their lives would be very different than mine because they did not have the opportunity for an education. Continue reading “Education leads to freedom-continue learning”
In 2010 SXSW Interactive has introduced a new event covering education and technology called SXSWedu. In its third year of hosting the SXSWedu Conference and Festival, the event has quickly emerged as a catalyst for the change in education. During its activities and numerous presentations from the education stakeholders and practitioners of all backgrounds, including teachers, administrators, university professors, business and policy leaders, the converge at SXSWedu is to connect, collaborate, create and change how we teach and how we learn. Continue reading “SXSWedu: top education projections and developments in education”
An interview with Prof. Petar Atanasov, PhD Coordinator at the Postgraduate studies-New Media and social networks, member of the Centers for inter-ethnic relations, culture, media and communications, ISPPI, UKIM, Skopje, Macedonia, Professor of Sociology and Communication 1. What is your opinion on the development of the online education globally? It is a fantastic process. Not quite sure what you literally mean when you say online, but every part fits into the learning technology and in the globalization conditions. As the world is getting digitalized, this type or manner of learning will be more present. Since the online learning is a part of one general process of online living, it can not be separated from it. To illustrate the trend, larger universities in the Western countries are issuing distance learning diplomas. In future the services will be more diverse and the online education will grow. In addition to this, the expenses for studying will be overall lower on all educational grounds. 2. Are you of an opinion that the online education will dominate in the next 10 years in the developed countries in the world? No, the standard and the traditional institutions will still prevail, as they are already established, structured, both administratively and financially perplexed. However, the online life and the education will grow, together with the other spheres where there will be more electronic and digital presence. The traditional education system will still be the dominant one, al least in the next 10 years. If the same entities create this online learning on behalf of these same universities, then the learning will also grow. A diversification of the services and in the education is expected to occur in the market. Just one example, how come General Motors does not sell management education at this very moment?, and other similar cases. Changes will occur in these areas. 3.If you would have to choose between a traditional and an online class, with all characteristics of top quality of settings fitted to the students’ needs, what will be your choice? Of course, the traditional class is still a priority. I want a live contact, words said person to person. This is particularly important in the social sciences. The relation professor-student is irreplaceable. Other educational sciences differ – in the medical sciences a camera can be the tool, where as in the natural sciences figures are more utilized. There is no doubt that the combination of e-learning and the traditional studies, will maximize the success in gaining knowledge. In any case, the traditional class is irreplaceable in respect to the lectures on concepts and science. Just an illustration: a couple of weeks I participated at one digital e-conference in Slovakia (I was in Skopje). All presentations were on the web, there were comments, debates and an excellent communication, but without live world or contact. Another example-with my colleagues in London I communicate via Skype and debate on a particular project that I am involved in. A lot of news are occurring, there will be more to come.
Selecting online courses or college is getting more popular in our days. The procedure of enrolling at one of these courses is simple and straight forward. Students are requested to apply to one of the college’s degree programs, after researching the best accredited institution. Once accepted into an online program, students are asked to sign up for appropriate courses. Upon this, follows the registration process at the chosen course. When the students are accepted into the program, the real work begins. Continue reading “4 facts on online colleges: The process of enrolling”
Standard university classes will be replaced by distance learning Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) – free online courses offered by prestigious universities are getting more popular. The privileged students can no longer have the exclusivity of hearing the best professors. It was about time, most of the people eager to learn – would say! Continue reading “In-door universities’ lectures will be replaced by distance learning”
An interesting question passed around at a party or among friends this Friday: How do you determine if you’re under mind control? The fact is that you just cannot know, as everything you are doing could be a response that fits perfectly into another persons plans. If you take that as a possibility you could simply just give up and settle with the fact that NOTHING is truly within your control, think twice as there is a healthier option. Just ask yourself: “Am I acting or am I reacting?” If you are reacting then you are respond to something outside of your control and trying to gain some control back, which is a potential sign of some form of mind control. Since no one likes to feel powerless and out of control the solution is to do something intentional and positive, that is NOT a response to the external environment. Continue reading “Why not being under mind control with e-learning?”
If you are a recent graduate or a newly starting freelancer you want to showcase your skills online in an efficient manner. There are so many websites out there to do this. One of the newest applications to enter this market is the Enthuse website that has brought something new to the market. The best points about this website for new graduates and freelancers is its simplicity to use and view as well as the fact that it won’t cost you much to use. In fact it won’t cost anything. Continue reading “How to get your skills shown online?”
As you already know, one of the most valued aspects of online learning is that you can do it at home, in your local coffee shop, library and just about anywhere you want. Working students, parents, schoolars and active-duty military worldwide, can benefit from this particular characteristics of the online learning. Having this in mind Allied schools” has surveyed around 70 of their students, asking them questions about their study habits. It is not a big sample to generalize, but the results are pretty much interesting and go for the general online students. Continue reading “Online students’ habits”
Undoubtedly much has been written regarding dreams and their meanings or purpose. Mankind has been fascinated with our dreams since the first dreamer awoke and have been wondering about what their visions meant. Since ancient times we have looked to our dreams to find the signs of what our future holds. The first written dreams that the human kind is aware of were in 4000 BC, whereas the earliest writings we have on dreams are primarily texts on their religious and spiritual significance. Continue reading “Can a dream tells us the Future?”
As of today, why not made a personal commitment to be happy, in spite of what life hands over to you?! There are too many things over which you have no control and the only thing you can do is to stop allowing them to make “dents” in your spirit. Happiness is not something that others can take from you, but it is something that you would have to throw away on your own. Of course, there will be times when things will not turn out the way you want them to. But, when they happen to the most loving, compassionate, careful and reasonable person, after the initial pain and shock, the decision whether or not to let yourself languish in despair is entirely up to you. Continue reading “Commitment – Be happy!”
Harvard University and MIT transformational new partnership in online education Trough edX collaborate to enhance campus-based teaching and learning, by building the global community of online learners. Continue reading “EdX: The future of online education is now”
It takes a combination of time management, organization, prioritization, concentration and skill to achieve academic success in college. Most college students say they want to do well, yet there are those who fail to complete the level of work necessary to achieve and maintain a solid GPA easily and smoothly. It is not advisable to become a recluse who is cut off from society and not enjoy a complete and memorable college life adventure. Nevertheless, it is essential to pay extra attention to your academics as it is your ticket to a successful career and comfortable life. If you are struggling with your academics in college, then these tips will surely help you along the way. Continue reading “3 Tips to help you achieve academic success in college”
As an instructor at a private college, in spite of the fact that I have contact with the younger generation, I frequently find myself counseling adults thinking about returning to school to further their education. Actually, it is not that much a counseling session, as it is a bit of “a pep talk”. One of the major reasons that many adults hesitate before going back to school is the simple fear that they will not be able to keep up with their younger classmates. Well, you have to stop worrying about that! Here are the three most important reasons that the majority of older students actually out perform their younger counterparts in the college classroom. Continue reading “3 important truths on adult education”
Some writers like to make writing their own profession while others simply enjoy writing as a hobby. If you want to make money off your writing, but you don’t want to quit your day job, you should consider partaking in some of the following. Continue reading “Income opportunities for writers – don’t quit your full time job”
Two possible developments The development of most industries is rapidly changing with the development of the technology. In this direction is the development of the education. It grows as the technology evolves. Overall statistics say that the mayor obstacle of gaining higher education are the finances. 2011 Pew Research Center survey on the cost and value of higher education established that for 75 percent of respondents college is too expensive for most Americans to afford,where as 57 percent say that the U.S. higher education system does not provide students a good return on their investment. Continue reading “The next 25 years of the universities”
Your future is important, there is no doubt about this. It is so important, that you need to work on it, beginning today. While they say that the only thing constant about life is the change, prepare yourself for this and you have it made. The most important tool you will need on this endeavor is a good education and life learning A constant zest for continuous learning will help you stay ahead in the present and gain you advantages for the future. To take the first step towards this, it is important to choose the right vocational school, as not any vocational school will do. This is why you have to make sure that you choose to invest your time, effort and future in an accredited vocational school. Continue reading “Vocational school of the future”
The world has never owned such opulence of womanly character, a splendor of womanly manners or multitudinous instances of wifely, motherly, daughterly, sisterly devotion, as it owns today. There are no words to express my admiration for good womanhood. Woman is not only man’s equal, but the affectionate and religious nature, which is the best part of us. As you may see, nowadays it is easier for a man to find an appropriate wife, than for a woman to find a good husband! According to a New York Times analysis of census results, in 2005, there were 51 percent of women who stated that they are living without a spouse, whereas in 2000 this figure was 49 percent in 1950 and 35 percent in 1950. There are multitudes of women, who have never been married and still greater multitude of them, who got married but change back to be single. Marriage has become a difficult burdening business, especially for women. Continue reading “Marriage becoming a difficult business!”
High school is an exciting time for young people. Identities begin to be established, new interests are explored, and students begin to realize what goals they have for their time beyond high school. Performing well on tests and being admitted to a college isn’t enough to succeed in the world. To make the most of your time in high school and college, and start off on the right path after your education is complete, here are several things students can focus on now: Continue reading “How to choose a career path?”
Majority of U.S. adults admit to understanding little or nothing at all, about video game rating system.Many of them would never let their eight year old see an R-rated movie, but according to the findings from a January 2013 Harris Poll of 2,278 U.S. adults (above 18+) interviewed online, some children may be playing video games beyond their maturity level. Only one-third of Americans (32%) say they understand everything or a lot about video game ratings and nearly two in five (38%) indicated they know nothing about the system, the majority (66%) of those U.S. adults with video game playing children in their households, indicate using a video game’s rating to determine whether they allow their child to play it. Despite nearly three in five Americans (58%) agreeing that there is a link between playing violent video games and teenagers showing violent behaviour, 33% of those with young gamers under their roofs indicate allowing those children to play whatever games they want. Continue reading “Connection between video games and violent behavior in teens”