Understanding accreditation and its role in today’s online education

Understanding accreditation and its role in today’s online education
Understanding accreditation and its role in today’s online education   Accreditation is an entire process through which government regulatory authorities access, analyze, scrutinize and approve educational institutions in many terms. From appropriate educational quality standards up to ensuring these institutes’ ethical and lawful recognition, these accreditation authorities play an essential role in the overall management of today’s educational trends. We will critically explore accreditation and its complexities in the following research once we are done with the concept of online education and how it is intercepted. Now, let us concisely enlighten the role of modern day technology on businesses and industries. Global industries that widely vary from mass manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods up to the services sector industry more specifically the field of education, all have come across significant changes in terms of how they have coped up with the modern day technology where no one could ever deny the invincible power of the internet and here comes online education. Similarly, global businesses and their corporate culture also adapted to the new dynamics of technology where transforming into a fully paperless environment is something that clearly signifies the role of Information technology and modern day computing. Let us now get to know and develop an understanding of what is online education and how it actually intercepted. Online education is one of the biggest examples that show how dramatically mankind have adapted technology and invented ways of using it in order to bring as much convenience as possible. Following today’s global population one can possibly understand the various consequences and complexity that people face in their educational path. From time constraints up to prioritizing work above all matters, people have indefinite reasons to claim specialized, technology oriented and well-structured educational platforms that are capable of setting them apart from these sort of real-time constraints and here the platform of online universities, institutions, online certifications and accreditation bodies and the entire industry dealt within. Online Universities and institutions offering higher academic qualifications, diplomas and specialized certifications intercepted and act just like the traditionally accepted brick and mortar educational institutes for higher education. It is just that these institutes mostly exist only on the global internet though their intelligent websites. These universities have brought dramatic change and revolutionized the entire perception of the different ways of learning and education on a global scale. By offering a complete digital environment where students can access their teachers, class notes and even exams as per their convenience and are interactively able to access and manage all of their study material though the provided best in class digital portal. Now, let us come back to the concept and role of accreditation in online education. It is indeed obvious that if we have several pros then on the other hand, we do have some cons as well. We all are also aware of professional diploma mills, that not just exists on the internet but also, working professionally and in a well-managed way, but all that you got from them merely counts in your overall career path as a fruitful product just because they do not comply and present valid accreditation by a well-recognized accreditation body that is responsible to scrutinize these institutes quality standards and legal compliance. This is exactly where the role of accreditation bodies becomes more essential as it is a big slum. If we specifically talk about the United States, there are six regional accreditation regulatory authorities for colleges and universities as follows;
  • Northwest Commission of Schools and Colleges
  • Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Moreover, there are certain third party accreditation organizations as shown in the list below that also provides accreditation to several colleges and universities but, these third party accreditation organizations are also critically accredited by the governmental accreditation regulatory authorities. Famous Third Party Accreditation Organizations;
  • AADP – American Association of Drug less Practitioners
  • AAHEA – American Association for Higher Education and Accreditation
  • AAMA – American Alternative Medical Association
  • International Accreditation Organization
  • AHP – Association for Humanistic Psychology
The list might go on based on both types of these third party organizations in terms of being valid and forged, but all you need to do before enrolling yourself with any online college or university is to refer to the above listed official accreditation bodies and get an insight from their about where would you head upon with the online institute in your case and how much credible it is. We can expand our area of interest and we can easily dig deeper into the debate but, considering yourself as the primary prospect of the chosen online institute, you must do a thorough online research, try accessing as many websites as you can, reach out to the accreditation experts and I’m sure you will definitely get at least a brief idea of where you are about to step in and would be really fruitful for you or not. Followed by indefinite issues in the field of education, I will keep leading my initiative of educating people and developing their knowledge about the latest trends and issues in modern day education. I think I have provided a basic and concise insight upon the understanding accreditation and its vital role in today’s online education but I hope that I will keep myself connected with the community in terms of accreditation with greater and in-depth insights.
Author: Betty Parker is an experienced and qualified associate counselor at the online university www.pcu.edu. With years of experience in the field of online education, Betty Parker has emerged with a dedicated initiative towards educating and expanding his knowledge to individuals who seek guidance and expert opinions on online education.
 

Why is informal learning important?

What is Informal Learning? By definition informal learning is the unofficial, or unscheduled way most people learn. It often takes the form of articles, videos, books, podcasts, online courses, conferences, etc. as opposed to formal courses. The infographic below will emphases the following points: Reliance on informal learning is growing because it promotes autonomy, efficiency, relevancy, flexibility, accessibility. Nearly 9 in 10 people enjoy learning, nearly 40% of working professionals have not taken a single course, of any type, since college. Over 50% of working professionals say they learn something from an article, video, or book everyday. Most working professionals spend between 1-30 minutes per day on informal learning. On an average, most working professionals believe that 40-60% of the knowledge and skills relevant to their profession come from informal learning. Informal learning is a significant determinant of an individuals’s education.  It occurs everyday, in parallel with the formal learning. Individuals say they would use informal learning platforms more if their learning was tracked and recognized. Let us know your comments! Why is informal learning important? Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

Reasons to consider MOOCs

Reasons to consider MOOCs

Reasons to consider MOOCs Many high school students are now considering the option of taking MOOCs, which is an abbreviated form of Massive Open Online Course, where a platform is given to the students, teaching assistants and professors online to interact, as well as access the resources and content made available for free to them to reuse, as well as reproduce. There are many reasons why the high school students need to take these courses. Continue reading “Reasons to consider MOOCs”

3 Ways to save money and time with online learning system

3 Ways to save money and time with online learning system
3 Ways to save money and time with online learning system An online learning system is usually a portal on the Internet that will allow you to undertake a course on a specific subject matter, without having to travel to a campus or classroom. In today’s society online learning such as this has become increasingly popular with students who also have a 9-5 day job or other activities that make it hard for them to attend pre-set classes throughout daytime or evening hours. Continue reading “3 Ways to save money and time with online learning system”

Top tips to motivate students in classroom

photodune-4380917-happy-faces-par1-1200x661     Sometimes even the brightest student in classroom needs motivation and by adopting quick, small strategies teachers and parents can make a huge difference in motivating. By adopting these strategies, boost up the student involvement with the particular lesson and stop distractions and interference. Each of the ideas given below was developed in order to meet the needs and requirements of students and can produce great results. Continue reading “Top tips to motivate students in classroom”

Find a perfect home tutor for your child

Find a perfect home tutor for your child In today’s world parents are so much engaged with their busy schedule that they are not having time to help their kids with their studies. Not only with the studies but this situation prevails while helping them with any sort of extra curricular activities too. Even if parents want to help their kids with their studies, they are bound with several activities that they are not able to help them. Thus, as a result they need to hire a reliable home tutor or private tutor for their kids. Continue reading “Find a perfect home tutor for your child”

New things to be learned every day

New things to be learned every day Since there are a lot of things to be learned in the world, you could begin your path to increase your knowledge right now, by reading a book, learning a new phrase, taking a course, enroll to online learning or get a degree. The determination is what it counts. The amount of knowledge possible to be learnt is literally endless. This fact should not discourage you and just because you will never learn everything there is to know, does not mean that you should not make an effort to be getting an education from life, at all times. Continue reading “New things to be learned every day”

Can you learn a language laughing?

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Can you learn a language laughing? 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. Continue reading “Can you learn a language laughing?”

How to get children to enjoy maths?

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How to get children to enjoy maths? Maths is a subject that some people really struggle with. Some people are just not good with numbers. And they say that for a child to have good mathematical skill, he/she must have a strong foundation of the numbering system. It seems to be alone among other subjects in that many people just have a mental block with it and do not know how to do it. There are things that you can do to help them to enjoy the subject. Continue reading “How to get children to enjoy maths?”

Brave new learning

Brave new learning The technology is transforming the traditional classroom, blackboards, chalks and brick-thick textbooks are being replaced by tablet computers and classrooms with virtual learning rooms. Worldwide governments are advancing electronic learning in local schools by rolling out pilot schemes and granting funds, maximizing the benefits of e-learning. Ambient Insight, has researched the e-learning, and has established that inquiry-based learning paves the way to a successful future for students in a digital economy. Student – centered scheme is becoming a global trend. Apart from the new and interesting modes of learning, another important aspect in this industry is the level of earning. According to the report from Ambient Insight it is estimated that that the world’s e-learning market will be worth US$49.6 billion by 2014 and that Asia will be the fastest-growing region. Continue reading “Brave new learning”

How to find the right tutor for your child?

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individuality tutoring The thought of how to find the right tutor for your child can be frustrating. A lot of parents who have not had to hire a tutor before, have a hard time knowing what to look for when the time comes to do so. Many children struggle in certain subjects in school, and need a tutor to help them become knowledgeable in those areas. Tutors can be found for free or for a fee, so it is important to find the right tutor for your child. Being able to trust your child’s tutor is a very important part of the hiring process. Someone who cannot be trusted should not be a tutor for a child who needs to learn to be successful. Finding out tutors background both education and criminal is crucial during the hiring process. Continue reading “How to find the right tutor for your child?”

Google Chrome: More than a browser!

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Google-Chrome Most probably many of you are using Google to browse the web pages you want to find, on the things you want to explore, learn, have fun, find data, develop business, exchange information, do all different things you want to do in “the big white open If you are one of the more curious that explores the actual Google pages for more than just browsing, than you would be able to see that there are extremely useful resources on educational side. Let’s begin in chronological order. Google web store on education has four sub-segments: – Academic resources – Family – Foreign languages – Teacher and admin tools Each of them is reach with numerous valuable free resources 1. Academic resources: If you need a graphic calculator, or to explore the human body, if you need to explore the planets or increase the knowledge on foreign languages, you can access all these and hundreds of more applications, with just a simple click. Variety of choices is impressive and you can try the option that suits you best. Academic resources 2. Family: The resources of the education for the whole family are rich with inventive, funny, easy to manage and proactive tools, all accessible at Family Apps. If you need to practice math with your child, teach her/him how to draw, practice music lessons, learn how to make origami, prepare for the big birthday party or many more ideas that you might have on your child’s  further educational development and practice of the learned at the traditional schools, this is the perfect spot to visit. 3. Foreign languages:The world is becoming a global village and most of the people do speak English, but still one needs to learn it. There are  many countries that still prefer doing business in their native tongues and stick to their traditional language utilization. Whichever category of learner of foreign language you belong, you can find very useful tools on learning a foreign language, improving the skills that you have, practice the learned or just check how you stand with a foreign language knowledge once gained. Check at: Foreign Languages App 4. Teacher and admin tools: The name is self-explanatory. This place is reserved for the all groups of educators and the ones that are administration the educational tools. From natural to social sciences, from practical drills and exercises, to dance and conversation practice, all in one place. Teacher and admin tools available for free download. All you need is a good will and a determination to begin to learn, initiative to sustain in what you have chosen and the tools that are offered for free. The quality is of top rating and the user friendly interfaces are more than cozy to use. Still having second thoughts? You now better than that… start your most exciting journey into educational sphere and see for yourself how much fun and joy you can have with every single day and new skill established and learned.

18 ways to enhance your language skills

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online-teaching – Tips for teachers – You are probably aware that learning a language can be achieved easily id you are determined to learn it. With the available resources in the libraries, schools, and online courses it is only an excuse to postpone the learning of a foreign language that can improve your skills, help you find a better job or boost your self-confidence. Here are 18 strategies that are offered for enhancing language skills and managing language challenges. Continue reading “18 ways to enhance your language skills”

How to choose educational software for children?

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applications With the increased usage of IT gadgets and computers, we must admit that they have become an integral part of everyday life. More people own computers than ever before with the numbers continue to rise, better access to computers is being enabled and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of their usage in education purposes. As a result of all these facts, children are learning how to use computers in school at a much earlier age than ever before. There is no doubt that there is a wide array of educational software available for children of all ages. This provides the parents, with many options when choosing educational software for the children. Continue reading “How to choose educational software for children?”

7 steps in selecting continuing education

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sunglasses-hand-smartphone-desk-largeAdults strive their education to be relevant to their needs. What they are learning must be further used at their work, increase their values or increase other responsibilities.

When they see the relevancy in the learning, adults want to create goals for their education. The desire to see the path that leads from the beginning to the end of a course, or even a whole curriculum is essential. Each step of this path has to make its value evident: why is it important, how it will help them personally, or work, and further on – how it will help improve their life. Continue reading “7 steps in selecting continuing education”

Exercise your mind with e-learning

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mind-exercises 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.
 

The future of e-learning

We can hardly predict the future events with accuracy, but in e-learning we have several guiding principles that can show the realistic development scenarios of online education trends. Have a look at the overview below and leave your comments:
The Future of E-Learning  

Give your classroom a summer revamp

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As summer is knocking on the door, teachers and students alike get excited about the holidays.  Thoughts tend to wander off to sunny beaches, picnics in the park, and general serenity.  However, there is one important thing you as a teacher can do before the holiday season begins; prepare your classroom for the coming term. It might be the last thing on your mind, but you will thank yourself for it later.  Whether you are a primary school teacher, a college tutor or a nursery teacher, the classroom atmosphere facilitate your success in a very big way.  There are many tidbits and larger-scale ideas you can pursue to improve your classroom and education supplies and school furniture in ways that enhance the learning process. Continue reading “Give your classroom a summer revamp”

What do distance learning institutions need to improve further?

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What do distance learning institutions need to improve further? 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?”

Khan: Education in 2060

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Khan: Education in 2060 

Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy, a not-for-profit online education provider, shares his thoughts on what the educational landscape will look like in 50 years. By 2060, he predicts three major shifts in education: a change to the classroom model, a change to the credential model and a change in the role of the instructor. Continue reading “Khan: Education in 2060”

The truth about argumentation

presentation 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”

How do we study?

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How do we study?
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 study
Continue reading “How do we study?”

The MOOC Experience

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The MOOC Experience Traditional forms of education have been rather busy exchanging barbs with the alternative ones. Online courses distance learning and MOOCs concepts which were introduced to augment certain aspects of education had become subject to attack. This scene is not even remotely surprising; while such alternative modes were designed to accommodate certain aspects, the probability that such coverage will later expand to all aspects pose a threat. In other words, MOOCs – in their premature state – are already envisioned to totally replace traditional forms. This heated exchange had somehow aroused a kind of curiosity among observers. In the learner’s perspective, would the MOOCs’ derived experience make any significant difference? Interestingly, is that difference valuable to the learner? Continue reading “The MOOC Experience”

Original business model in e-learning

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Original business model in e-learning Duolingo, free service helps you learn languages with your friends while simultaneously contributing to translate real-world content from the Web. The company consists of a team of computer scientists, designers, and language specialists creating tools to empower language learners-all for free. Really, there are language learning websites claiming to be free, when in fact they are only free to be used for a limited time. Duolingo’s language learning tools are completely free, because while you are learning you are also creating valuable translations for the world. Continue reading “Original business model in e-learning”

How to get pupils interested in activities they don’t like?

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borred-pupil 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?”

GMAT Preparation: Prepare for challenge

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GMAT Preparation: Prepare for challenge Graduate Management Admission Test or GMAT is the gateway to apply for a business school all over the world. There is no gender, age, education specification! GMAT preparation is quite different than any preparation of any other exam. Anyone across the world can apply for this test. The main objective of this test is to know whether the candidate has potential skills to adhere to the rigorous graduate management program. Continue reading “GMAT Preparation: Prepare for challenge”

Why would you choose online course for a teenager?

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teenager-studying Online studies are getting more interesting for younger population. There are several things you should consider when deciding why to recommend online course to a teenager. 1. Accessibility: The young generations just love to be around the latest technologies. They have their little and big chats, games and different staff they exchange among themselves: music files, movies, some interesting funny (or not so funny) stories and photos…the list goes endlessly. While they are already familiar with the manner of using the technology itself, why don’t you make them try some of the online courses that will increase their knowledge on the current subject they have at school. These are some of the links where you can find convenient colleges for your teenagers: Continue reading “Why would you choose online course for a teenager?”

How to achieve better learning results with your child?

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How to achieve better learning results with your child?   We all agree, every parent wants all his/her children to succeed in school. However, for many kids and teens, concentration in this always-pressured, starved-for-time era can be difficult. This is why I am posting some tips for helping your son or daughter improve concentration and do better in the classroom: * Take time for breakfast: Children who have breakfast and enough to eat during the rest of the day, is proven to be able to concentrate better in school, according to Head Start, the national child development program run by the Department of Health and Human Services. * Introduce them to music: Playing instruments has shown to increase focus and concentration in other areas, so make them love playing and instrument. Continue reading “How to achieve better learning results with your child?”

The first social learning network

The first social learning network Finally the educators got their first social learning network! The Career College Lounge is the first social learning network dedicated to career college professionals, that has attracted over 40,000 members from faculty, management and staff of private sector colleges and universities who look to social learning to enhance work performance, institutional effectiveness and student outcomes. Continue reading “The first social learning network”

Which language should you learn?

Which language should you learn? English is currently “top-of-the-pops” when it comes to international business codes, but you probably speak this already if you are reading this article! Regardless of this, you could improve your own marketability and scope by picking up another language, or maybe more! The question remains as to which language would suit your purpose though. One cool fact about learning a second language is that your brain will function a lot more efficiently if you have the command of at least two spoken codes. Learning a language involves understand the culture as well as contexts and specific idioms, Google translate just doesn’t cut the mustard really. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some language options for you. Continue reading “Which language should you learn?”

Stronger memory, better learning results

Stronger memory, better learning results Whenever you want to begin studying or learn something new, it is good to know that there is a way to improve the way of understanding and memorizing the things that you are about to learn. Here are some useful tips for teacher and educators in general, when transferring the knowledge to their pupils or students, no matter of their age. 1. Make it clear The most significant factor is enabling comprehension of the material, making it look and sound understandable. After this, determine the challenges and the strong points in ones memory, in order to make them understand the educational material. Continue reading “Stronger memory, better learning results”

Are you online education person?

Are you online education person?

We live in the information age, growing accustomed to information at the speed of light that the prospect of not having immediate access to countless numbers of facts and figures with a single click of a few buttons for many of us is simply disconcerting. For these reasons, it only makes sense that there are many people around the world that are embracing the idea of online learning and educational opportunities, with every ounce of enthusiasm they can muster. You have to aware that there are equal numbers of people around the world who are trying desperately to hold on to traditional methods of dealing with certain things. Some people actually still play solitaire with a real deck of playing cards, not on screen. For people who feel that the information age has left them behind to some degree, the chances are quite good that online learning may not be the best available option. Below are few questions which can help you decide whether or not you would truly benefit by taking some of the many online courses offered in today’s information age of learning. Continue reading “Are you online education person?”

Reprogram your mind to become a more confident learner

Reprogram your mind to become a more confident learner If you want to become a good student, it is important to have confidence in yourself as a learner, it is important to believe that you actually like learning, and that you really enjoy the topic you are studying. When you picture yourself learning poorly, you actually program your mind for more learning failures – this is what you expect, so it becomes more likely that you will achieve it. What should you do if you do not actually have confidence in yourself as a learner, or if you are convinced that you will never understand the topic you are studying, that you will never be able to learn that or this lesson? Continue reading “Reprogram your mind to become a more confident learner”

Dos and dont’s for online learners

  Online Learning is becoming more valuable and more convenient way to achieve your educational goals. Regardless of the fact whether it comes in the form of an online video, online course, online degree or online vocational training, it is becoming more explored by the educators and the students. Before you plunge into online learning you should consider the following dos and dont’s. It does not matter if you are an online learner or you are looking to become one, this easy to follow, informative, educational, and fun infographic is for you! It can help you decide better if you are online learning person, can you become one or are you going to stick to the traditional paths of learning.
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Mind Maps for better studies

If you are a university or college student, you probably make notes when you are attending classes or reading your text books. Upon this you probably review the notes you made when you are preparing for exams, which enables you study better. Mind Maps for better studies You may have wondered if there a right way or a wrong way in taking notes.  Does one method of note-taking works better than another? There is probably no one way that works best for all people in all situations, since everyone’s brain is unique sequence of connections. Continue reading “Mind Maps for better studies”

Blended learning intro

Blended learning is a formal education program, where student learns at least in part of the curriculum through online delivery of content and instruction, with some element of student control over time, place, path, and/or pace. Face-to-face classroom methods are combined with computer-mediated activities, that offers opportunity for data collection and customization of instruction and assessment, as two major benefits of this approach. Schools with blended learning models may choose to reallocate resources to boost student achievement outcomes.The terms “blended”, “hybrid”, “technology-mediated instruction”, “web-enhanced instruction” or “mixed-mode instruction” are all used interchangeably in current research literature meaning the same. You can also see: What is blended learning? This infographic can also be of interest:Blended Learning – A Disruptive Innovation
Blended Learning: A Disruptive Innovation
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Edutopia: What works best in education?

Edutopia: What works best in education? Maybe you were not aware that the famous Director George Lucas has a well established Educational Foundation called Edutopia. With a dedication to improving the K-12 learning process, they support the documenting, disseminating and advocating innovative, replicable, and evidence-based educational strategies, which prepare students to thrive in their future education, careers, and adult lives. Continue reading “Edutopia: What works best in education?”

Discover the magic of m-learning

The current trends in the professional sector when going from e-learning to mobile learning (m-learning), like compatibility, security and training, within the current mobile landscape with the best practices in mobile learning, are getting more and more popular, tempting and promising. Discover the magic of m-learning Business environment Considering the fact that there were around 500 million smartphones, 34 million tablets and over 1 billion app downloads in 2011 alone – according to the records of the global mobile communications market, (Cisco Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast), in 2012 there are likely to be more mobile communication devices in the world than people. Continue reading “Discover the magic of m-learning”

An affordable degree catering to the needs of a teacher

An affordable degree catering to the needs of a teacher   Trainers and assessors need to be trained themselves before going on to assess others. In Australia, all trainers hence must undergo a program called TAE40110 –certificate IV in Training and Assessment. There are ten parts to this program, seven of which are compulsory. The trainer (who incidentally becomes the student) learns how to plan assessment activities and guidelines, how to plan and organise group learning and how to plan and deliver learning in the work place. Continue reading “An affordable degree catering to the needs of a teacher”

Tech tools for 21st century students

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modern_communication_technology   If you’re a student who doesn’t have enough knowledge regarding the pros of tech tools for the 21st century students, then you’re at the right place, keep reading. Over the past decades technology has completely transformed the educational system . Now in the place of pencils and pens, students are using their fingers tips, to jot down anything they want. With the growth in educational technology, educational organisations are also allowing advanced gadgets in classrooms. Read the information shared below to learn in a powerful manner with new tech tools. Continue reading “Tech tools for 21st century students”

Explore the signs of proactive students

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thinking allowed Learning effectively, analysing deeply and coming up with impressive ideas are all signs of a proactive student. Being a proactive student also means executing successfully the developed plans. A proactive student is a brilliant planner as s/he knows the way to accomplish their future goals. The rise and rise in competition have forced the students to be proactive in order to race with other students. However, if you are also concerned about your future, then you are reading the right text. Have a look at the tactics shared below to be a proactive student of the entire campus. Continue reading “Explore the signs of proactive students”

4 Tech tools that boost learning

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e-classroom In today’s world of technology, more and more students are using tech tools for smart learning. Technological tools are facilitating students with learning methods that are not feasible with conventional ways. Now students can collaborate with their teachers and class fellows in a digital way. Both students and teachers can enhance their class performance by implementing the latest tools of technology in class activities. If you are a student or teacher and hunting for something that will enhance your learning, then you should read about the latest technologies shared below. Continue reading “4 Tech tools that boost learning”

Modern technologies – Better results in learning

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technology The 21st-century classroom is not an ordinary classroom anymore. Today classes are surrounded with digital whiteboards and innovative devices that are changing the way students learn. Teachers are also making greater use of modern technologies to teach students in-depth about their topic. Modern technologies have enabled the students to learn in an interesting way that was not possible with the conventional approach to teaching. If you’re a student and looking for something that will help you to learn effectively, then you’re on the right platform. Read the information shared below to know how digital technologies will change the way in which you learn and create better opportunities for you. Collaboration With the invention of modern technologies, students can now work together on class projects without any distraction. Nowadays students are using Cloud-based applications to collaborate with their class fellows and teachers remotely. Digital collaboration allows students to gain information on any topic from their friends anytime. Additionally, it provides them an opportunity to secure their work at online platforms without any charges. In this way, students store their information in a secure place and accessed later at any time from any place without worrying. Thus use digital tools of technology in your studies to enhance your knowledge and skills in a new style. Accessibility Modern technologies have changed the way students collect information for their class projects. With online resources, today every level students can access and research, a copious amount of information on any topic. Google search engine supplies all necessary information a student needs for the development of their class projects. In the present days, students can easily connect to the world by using a secure internet connection. It means that you can also avail plenty of information at your fingertips by using a tablet, smartphone or any other technology. Therefore, teachers should teach students the use of innovative technology devices to increase their experience. As students also loves to study with the latest tools of technology. Distance learning Day by day technology is creating more opportunities for students and teachers. Now students can study in their favourite program from any part of the world with the introduction of distance learning. Yes, students can now earn their college or university degrees online without visiting their conventional classrooms. You can hear the audio & video lectures from your favourite eLearning platforms. Furthermore, you have the opportunity to connect and communicate with your professor through video conferencing. Digital technologies have made education possible for students who are not able to visit the school due to work, disability or any other reason. Social networking A recent study suggests that social networking plays a great role in the academic performance of the student. Social networking sites provide strong educational information to students and educators. By connecting with your friends over social media platforms you can find out about the classroom, activates even if you’re on leaves. Moreover, you can add your class fellows and teacher on your Facebook account to build a strong relationship. Social media sites are easy to access via smartphones or other digital devices that connect to the Internet. Clearly, digital technologies will boost your learning process, enhance your knowledge and create better opportunities for you.   Author bio: Ashley Alex is a writing and academic counselling manager in a leading students support firm. Right now she is assisting the students in various ways, especially who want help with assignment for better opportunities.

E-books offer innovative online reading

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e-book Today, uncountable students are turning toward e-books to make their reading process innovative. This is why the demand for electronic books is continually rising from the side of the students. We all know that an e-book is a book in electronic format which runs on different portable devices. It is easily downloaded from the Internet to a PC, notebook, tablet, smart phone or any other portable device. Once you download it, then you can read a number of interesting books on the screen of your portable device. It also carries a page number, table, graphs, and images, just like a paper book. However, if you are also wondering to switch your way of reading from paper books to electronic books then you’re taking a smart decision. Continue reading “E-books offer innovative online reading”