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5 Careers for people with a caring heart


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5 Careers for people with a caring heart

For those who desire to help others, there are many careers available to them. Whether the medical field, human services or animal care those who rely on the kindness of others are always appreciative of their efforts. While some jobs require several years of education, others can be entered straight from high school or with limited higher education.
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Can you learn a language laughing?


Can you learn a language laughing?

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The simple answer would be, yes – but not all of it. What you will learn laughing will most probably remain longer in your memory.

Humor and Learning

You should know that humor is important in learning a language. It enables the student to learn new vocabulary in context, it motivates you to want to learn more and it is more enjoyable than traditional lectures.
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Why should you learn Chinese?


Why should you learn Chinese?
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China is a country that is emerging as one of the strongest global economy in the last two decade and is the world’s biggest holder of foreign exchange reserves with the reserves touching $3.0447 trillion US in March 2011. Many countries around the world are interested in business with China and are actively involved in learning Chinese language to understand and enhance the business opportunities.

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Tricks and tips on how to get good grades in College



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Acquiring a college education is a goal that countless individuals hope to achieve. However, the idea of selecting a school, choosing a major and charting a course for ultimate success can seem like a series of insurmountable challenges. Fortunately, the tips that follow below offer a framework for getting the entire process underway.

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Online education providers join forces to one platform


The new online education platform with courses from top-ranked universities will be available to students for college credit starting in autumn 2013. Semester Online, the partnership between a consortium of schools and the online education provider 2U Inc. will deliver university-accredited courses through a virtual classroom environment.

Universities involved in this project are:

Brandeis University,
Duke University,
Emory University,
Northwestern University,
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill,
University of Notre Dame,
University of Rochester,
Vanderbilt University,
Wake Forest University, and
Washington University in St. Louis.

Students who attend consortium schools and other top schools across the country can take courses through the platform. This is the first venture 2U’s in the undergraduate space where the online provider has partnered with graduate schools since its founding in 2008. (Graduate programs are also offered through 2U include USC Rossier Online, or Nursing@Georgetown.

Chip Paucek, co-founder, and CEO of 2U says that the look and feel of the new undergraduate courses will be similar to the site’s current graduate offerings. This initiative will be defined by its rigor. High-quality courses with intense, small class size. When one uses the platform, it is a very intimate process which will bring benefit for online students and will be well practiced by the online professors. All courses at 2U are like standard online courses: asynchronous content, pre-recorded lectures and reading materials provided by a university professor for students to review each week. The difference is that the students are required to attend a virtual classroom at a scheduled time once a week.

The difference in this online courses is the fact that the student has to attend the online class with his mate. When the student is in the class, the professor is in one square, and the rest of the students are in other squares, Paucek explains. Peter Lange, Provost, Duke University, states that Duke has partnered with Coursera and 2U. He says that they have been very open to experimenting with different ways of online learning to improve the on-campus teaching and learning. Coursera has allowed Duke faculty members to expand their courses to a wider audience, but they have not sold on the “fully online” experience”. They did not believe that the fully asynchronous, no face-to-face aspect was going to be a format that would be particularly attractive to them and has decided to go for this platform.

There’s a whole lot of interaction you can’t do in an asynchronous course. Weekly “in-class” video component of 2U’s Semester Online, is what ultimately enticed the institution to enter the consortium. The schools offering those courses are very high-quality schools in which high degree of confidence in the faculty exists.

The official launching is months away, and the specific courses will be determined soon. The expenses of each course are being evaluated. Paucek says that the online courses will be “slightly less” expensive than its in-class counterparts. In a Semester Online course, there are fixed costs that need to be paid with a course, every time that you teach it. Being a high-quality operation offering ultimate experience of distance learning, it is expected that it will fully justify the expectations.

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Duke University: Duke to Offer Online Courses for Credit

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How IQ levels determine your performance at work?

How IQ levels determine your performance at work?

An intelligence quotient or IQ test determines your intellect  level based on the outcome of standardized tests. Specially devised to evaluate intelligence, an IQ score should ideally fall between 70 and 130. The following article discusses about IQ tests and how they can help determine your value as an employee.Let us see how IQ tests help in identifying the good performers.

The concept of IQ tests

IQ tests are often utilized for analyzing employees in the workplace. The scores are used to assess educational achievement, job performance, special needs, and income.

Good performance on the test can also help you during recruitment or promotion as an increasing number of firms are making use of this procedure to determine the performance of professionals.  It is an influential factor in deciding your fate in the office. But, is it fair to base all critical conclusions on one aptitude test? The suitability of the test can be defined only after understanding how the concept works and what its scores imply.

The effect on job performance

If a company is seeking to hire an employee who is a novice and has no past experience, then the best way to determine his suitability for the task is to evaluate his mental ability. This can be done via IQ tests, which help validate the general knowledge and future performance of a person. The validity of intelligence quotient as a predictor of job performance is more than zero for all work and differs according to the job type. While IQ is more likely to be associated with reasoning and lesser with motor function, scores of an IQ test can foretell performance ratings in all professions.

Individual characteristics like personality traits and interpersonal skills are of great significance while evaluating the performance of a worker. For work demanding higher qualifications, such as research or management, less IQ scores are considered to be a hurdle for good performance. A higher IQ influences a professional’s performance as it speeds up the ability to grasp industry knowledge, while a low IQ can make him slow and less adaptive.

The Effect on Remuneration

Studies depict that a high IQ will lead to enhanced performance at work which means that capabilities and your results at work are monotonically connected at all IQ levels. Due to this, a professional’s IQ will have a substantial impact on his or her income.

While some say that the relation between IQ and wealth is not as strong as that between IQ and performance at work, others feel that the two are completely unrelated. However, it is appraised that psychometric intelligence is among the factors stimulating social outcomes. IQ constitutes one sixth of the variation in earnings and this relationship strengthens with the rise in the professionals’ age, peaking around middle age when they achieve maximum career growth.

Reflection of intelligence quotient in daily activities

The core purpose of intelligence tests is to check a person’s ability to understand. IQ tests include questions related to logic, number sequences, mathematics etc. Solving the number series requires understanding of the overall pattern and then re-applying this strategy to determine the following numbers in the series. Similarly, logical reasoning requires you to study the given format and re-apply to your advantage. Primarily, all one needs to do is to understand general principles that can be applied across the different given situations.

When you think of a bright person in the office who is quick to acquire knowledge and utilize it during the process of work, you instantly assume that they are intelligent or have high IQ. One can tell about a person’s intellect when he is able to quickly understand new concepts. They require little or no training and are able to generalize their understanding from one condition to another. They do not ask for specific instructions for every other task. Rather than asking, they will set their own goals and experiment with different approaches under different circumstances in order to achieve them.

When acumen evaluation tests are taken by different people, it is seen that those who are good at word analogy also tend to succeed in the number series problems. They understand and move forward, just like they would do in practical situations. Statistics state that people who succeed in such tests also perform well at work situations involving comprehension. So, IQ tests help in predicting the behavior of people, making such tests highly popular and useful.

The assessment of the score

There are various ways in which one can take an IQ test. You can take an online IQ test and tally the results with the given table for validation. This makes it convenient for you to sit in the comfort of your home or office and evaluate yourself. There are many free IQ tests available on the Internet that can solve your purpose.

IQ tests usually include unique and innovative questions that are created by professional researchers. You may want to test yourself for a professional assessment grade for a new job opening or just to prove your worth. An IQ test entails a number of questions that measure analytical thinking, short-term memory, spatial recognition, and mathematical ability. The following table shows what your score can denote.


IQ Score

Very Superior




High Average




Low Average




Extremely Low



Author’s Bio:

The author Rashmi Singh is a professional writer who has written for a plethora of job related websites. She writes about the latest job industry trends and offers solution to all career related queries and dilemmas.



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Building the future of education

Education is getting the attention it deserves from investors and innovators alike.
Below, you will see visual presentation on the money trail, so that you can find out where funding is going in the sector. Feel free to add your comments, we value your opinion.


Building the Future of Education

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Technology influences education

The infographic below is showing an interesting overview of the technology on education.

With everyday development of new tools to make the education more interesting and accessible to everybody, we are seeing the benefits of the technological development in the highest level possible from the beginning of our existence. If education is power then this is the period when most of the power is boosted in the education. Influence of the technology in education makes the learning better and the impact on the results is beneficial to everybody.

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Effective ways to best grades

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In the start of a new semester, some students are very excited, while some are nervous. This is because thoughts about working hard to get good grades from reviewers, are in the mind of everyone.

Fortunately there are ways through which you can perform at peak level in the entire academic semesters. If you’re undergoing from this situation and want to deal with it the best way you can, then you’re at the right podium. Read the information shared below to earn optimum results with full confidence.
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