3 Reasons why you should keep investing in your education

3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Investing in Your Education
3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Investing in Your Education     We often believe that once we finish high school and college, there will never be a need to sit down and learn again. Still, as the business world is growing at a rapid pace, there are always ways in which you can improve. And if you want to keep up with the newest trends in business, you should always keep investing in your education. We have come up with 3 reasons why continuous education is important and which might just get you motivated to sign up for a new course.  

You will be happier

We all know that learning can be daunting and take up a lot of your time. But every new thing you learn is always guaranteed to make you feel happier. Even if it is something small like a new card game, learning a new skill. But learning something that your business career can benefit from is a completely different experience. Not only will you know something new but you will also be able to employ it in your office and do better at work. Also, when you learn something new it shows you that you can improve even more and that any obstacles you believed you were there are non-existent. Not to mention that with every course you take, your employers are going to think more of you until you eventually become a person they can trust everything with.  

Your value will constantly grow

Becoming an irreplaceable employee is quite difficult. But, if you keep investing in your education you value will constantly grow and you will become a better employee. For example, if you can just sell products you are valued as a regular employee. If you can sell, as well as design and promote products you are guaranteed to be valued as one of the most important employees in the company. Of course, not only that but continuous education will help you grow as a person. The more you know the more other will be able to rely on you and think of you more. So, if you want your value to keep growing, you shouldn’t miss out on any opportunity to learn new skills. Leadership and communication courses are just some of the things you should think about investing in. Also, no matter what niche you are working in, business writing courses are something you can always benefit from.  

You will be more humble

Another thing continuous education helps you with is staying humble. And there are many ways you can benefit from this. Being humble will allow you to keep an open mind and become interested in the things you have never heard about. On the other hand, believing that you know absolutely everything will make you arrogant, which is never a good thing in the business world. There is something new around every corner and being ready to learn and accept new things can do wonders for your life. It will help you grow both as a person and as an employee. Also, everyone else will know that you always ready to push the envelope, which means they will constantly approach you with new ideas and opportunities. In addition, you will always appear more charming and easy to work with. Continuous education is something you should always be ready to invest in. Every new skill and lesson you learn will help you grow and move up in the business world. Having all of this in mind, you should always keep searching for some new courses you can take.  
Author: Dan Radak is a marketing professional with ten years of experience. He is a coauthor on several websites and a regular contributor to BizzMark Blog. Currently, he is working with a number of companies in the field of digital marketing, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies.
 

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.
 

Resolving stereotypes regarding online education

Resolving Stereotypes Regarding Online Education Acceptance of online education and degree for a common man is still like a question mark. Many people believe that those who are not eligible for admission in any good traditional university or college usually go for online education but it’s not right at all because performance graph of online degree holders shows that they are equally good as a normal student. There are a lot of myths or rumors regarding online degree system and students. Before claiming anything people should look at the dropout rates of students at colleges around the world and the reasons. For so many such students online education is a good option as they can manage their studies along with their life activities. Here are some facts to dissolve the stereotypes regarding online education so that students can feel comfortable while considering online degree option. Online Education is Easier than Regular College Classes The course structure of online degrees is designed under supervisions of highly educated and experienced personals who experience regular college as well. The course plans are arranged to fulfill the international standards of any specific degree. To get an online degree it is mandatory to finish your homework and the assignments in a mentioned time to get scored on them. The criteria of markings are not lenient at all. In fact, the criteria of markings followed by most of the online degree programs are similar to those followed by regular colleges. Many of the online degree holders, when attempting any test for regular institutes or for any job actually perform very well. The ratio of qualifying and passing any job or test among online and regular degree holders is basically the same. So it’s totally a myth that it’s easier in any of the ways. The only advantage which can be considered is that you have the freedom to choose the timings for your classes. Online Education is Antisocial Most of the people who are unaware of the realities of an online educational system and believe that it is for shy or disruptive people. Most people argue with online students that such courses promote an antisocial and home confining lifestyle. Some also say that online students are shy of life outside the comforts of their homes and maybe that’s why they select such an educational system. But what I want to ask is, how come an online world be called antisocial? There is one on one communication going on between teacher and students. Also, groups of students are linked together through discussion and debate forums. The communication circle of online students involves students not only from their country or city but from multiple countries and cities. Such experiences can teach students social and racial acceptance even more than a regular class. There are also some homework and assignments that involve market surveys, sometimes photography or interviews. Online learners are found more interactive because they are holding an experience of online conferencing. There are a number of websites that allow online students to communicate and share their learning with others. You can also participate in competitions offered online. So the idea that online education system is antisocial is not true at all. Less Considered by Recruiters Hiring panels are more interested in an individual`s skills rather than the type or source of applicant's degree. But the fact is that 87% of hiring panels believe that online degrees have equal respect as traditional degrees. 60% disagree that they mark any differential division between online or traditional degree statuses. Whereas 82% of recruiters believe that online education is not easy at all. For jobs that involve online communication and conferencing usually done online, degree holders perform better. Also, online job interviews and Skype meetings are on fingertips of online students. Poor Time Management Skills Due to no fixed timing of classes and facility to alter the timings of lectures people think that online learners cannot manage time as they are too lazy to go and attend classes at any fixed time. Actually, people need to look at the usual routines of traditional college students. Most of the students are lazy to get up from bed for their classes, and a great number of students bunk classes because they feel sleepy or bored during any particular subject or class. Annually at colleges, a number of students are not allowed to sit for exams due to short attendance, some students face penalties or fines due to the habit of coming late to class. In fact, some students even arrive at an examination hall 15 to 20 minutes late. Now take a look at the statistics to resolve the myth, which says that 55% of traditional college students are found to be just lazy as they skip classes because they could not get out of bed. Basically, it’s not a claim to say that traditional degree students are lazy, it’s a fact that usually the lifestyle of all youngsters have a mess like this and it’s not a big issue. You cannot claim that they have poor time management skills or it's just a habit for a limited time or age. Actually, 70% of human resources authorities disagree with the idea that traditional degree holders have better time management skills. Online degree holders possess an average 74% of management skills. Online students are also reliable freelancers as they understand the value of commitments even when the client cannot make a claim. Author Bio: Rachelle is an academic consultant at a community college in specializes in helping students with their academic problems, college stress and such. She also works part-time for an online startup Dissertation Corp. She’s also a hobbyist blogger and loves to do guest blogging on education or college life related topics.
Resolving Stereotypes Regarding Online Education Acceptance of online education and degree for a common man is still like a question mark. Many people believe that those who are not eligible for admission in any good traditional university or college usually go for online education but it’s not right at all because performance graph of online degree holders shows that they are equally good as a normal student. There are a lot of myths or rumors regarding online degree system and students. Before claiming anything people should look at the dropout rates of students at colleges around the world and the reasons. For so many such students online education is a good option as they can manage their studies along with their life activities. Here are some facts to dissolve the stereotypes regarding online education so that students can feel comfortable while considering online degree option. Online Education is Easier than Regular College Classes The course structure of online degrees is designed under supervisions of highly educated and experienced personals who experience regular college as well. The course plans are arranged to fulfill the international standards of any specific degree. To get an online degree it is mandatory to finish your homework and the assignments in a mentioned time to get scored on them. The criteria of markings are not lenient at all. In fact, the criteria of markings followed by most of the online degree programs are similar to those followed by regular colleges.  Many of the online degree holders, when attempting any test for regular institutes or for any job actually perform very well. The ratio of qualifying and passing any job or test among online and regular degree holders is basically the same. So it’s totally a myth that it’s easier in any of the ways. The only advantage which can be considered is that you have the freedom to choose the timings for your classes.  Online Education is Antisocial Most of the people who are unaware of the realities of an online educational system and believe that it is for shy or disruptive people. Most people argue with online students that such courses promote an antisocial and home confining lifestyle. Some also say that online students are shy of life outside the comforts of their homes and maybe that’s why they select such an educational system. But what I want to ask is, how come an online world be called antisocial? There is one on one communication going on between teacher and students. Also, groups of students are linked together through discussion and debate forums. The communication circle of online students involves students not only from their country or city but from multiple countries and cities. Such experiences can teach students social and racial acceptance even more than a regular class.  There are also some homework and assignments that involve market surveys, sometimes photography or interviews.  Online learners are found more interactive because they are holding an experience of online conferencing. There are a number of websites that allow online students to communicate and share their learning with others. You can also participate in competitions offered online. So the idea that online education system is antisocial is not true at all. Less Considered by Recruiters Hiring panels are more interested in an individual`s skills rather than the type or source of applicant's degree.  But the fact is that 87% of hiring panels believe that online degrees have equal respect as traditional degrees. 60% disagree that they mark any differential division between online or traditional degree statuses. Whereas 82% of recruiters believe that online education is not easy at all. For jobs that involve online communication and conferencing usually done online, degree holders perform better. Also, online job interviews and Skype meetings are on fingertips of online students.  Poor Time Management Skills Due to no fixed timing of classes and facility to alter the timings of lectures people think that online learners cannot manage time as they are too lazy to go and attend classes at any fixed time. Actually, people need to look at the usual routines of traditional college students.  Most of the students are lazy to get up from bed for their classes, and a great number of students bunk classes because they feel sleepy or bored during any particular subject or class. Annually at colleges, a number of students are not allowed to sit for exams due to short attendance, some students face penalties or fines due to the habit of coming late to class. In fact, some students even arrive at an examination hall 15 to 20 minutes late. Now take a look at the statistics to resolve the myth, which says that 55% of traditional college students are found to be just lazy as they skip classes because they could not get out of bed. Basically, it’s not a claim to say that traditional degree students are lazy, it’s a fact that usually the lifestyle of all youngsters have a mess like this and it’s not a big issue. You cannot claim that they have poor time management skills or it's just a habit for a limited time or age. Actually, 70% of human resources authorities disagree with the idea that traditional degree holders have better time management skills. Online degree holders possess an average 74% of management skills. Online students are also reliable freelancers as they understand the value of commitments even when the client cannot make a claim.  Author Bio: Rachelle is an academic consultant at a community college in specializes in helping students with their academic problems, college stress and such. She also works part-time for an online startup Dissertation Corp. She’s also a hobbyist blogger and loves to do guest blogging on education or college life related topics.   Acceptance of online education and degree for a common man is still like a question mark. Many people believe that those who are not eligible for admission in any good traditional university or college usually go for online education, but it’s not right at all because performance graph of online degree holders shows that they are equally good as a normal student. There are a lot of myths or rumors regarding online degree system and students. Before claiming anything people should look at the dropout rates of students at colleges around the world and the reasons. For so many such students online education is a good option as they can manage their studies along with their life activities. Here are some facts to dissolve the stereotypes regarding online education, so that students can feel comfortable while considering online degree option.

Online education is easier than regular college classes

The course structure of online degrees is designed under supervisions of highly educated and experienced personals who experience regular college as well. The course plans are arranged to fulfill the international standards of any specific degree. To get an online degree it is mandatory to finish your homework and the assignments in a mentioned time to get scored on them. The criteria of markings are not lenient at all. In fact, the criteria of markings followed by most of the online degree programs are similar to those followed by regular colleges. Many of the online degree holders, when attempting any test for regular institutes or for any job actually perform very well. The ratio of qualifying and passing any job or test among online and regular degree holders is basically the same. So, it’s totally a myth that it’s easier in any of the ways. The only advantage which can be considered is that you have the freedom to choose the timings for your classes.

Online education is antisocial

Most of the people who are unaware of the realities of an online educational system and believe that it is for shy or disruptive people. Most people argue with online students that such courses promote an antisocial and home confining lifestyle. Some also say that online students are shy of life outside the comforts of their homes and maybe that’s why they select such an educational system. But what I want to ask is, how come an online world be called antisocial? There is one on one communication going on between teacher and students. Also, groups of students are linked together through discussion and debate forums. The communication circle of online students involves students not only from their country or city, but from multiple countries and cities. Such experiences can teach students social and racial acceptance even more than a regular class. There are also some homework and assignments that involve market surveys, sometimes photography or interviews. Online learners are found more interactive because they are holding an experience of online conferencing. There are a number of websites that allow online students to communicate and share their learning with others. You can also participate in competitions offered online. So, the idea that online education system is antisocial is not true at all.

Less considered by recruiters

Hiring panels are more interested in an individual`s skills rather than the type or source of applicant’s degree. But, the fact is that 87% of hiring panels believe that online degrees have equal respect as traditional degrees. 60% disagree that they mark any differential division between online or traditional degree statuses. Whereas 82% of recruiters believe that online education is not easy at all. For jobs that involve online communication and conferencing usually done online, degree holders perform better. Also, online job interviews and Skype meetings are on fingertips of online students.

Poor time management skills

Due to no fixed timing of classes and facility to alter the timings of lectures people think that online learners cannot manage time, as they are too lazy to go and attend classes at any fixed time. Actually, people need to look at the usual routines of traditional college students. Most of the students are lazy to get up from bed for their classes, and a great number of students bunk classes because they feel sleepy or bored during any particular subject or class. Annually at colleges, a number of students are not allowed to sit for exams due to short attendance, some students face penalties or fines due to the habit of coming late to class. In fact, some students even arrive at an examination hall 15 to 20 minutes late. Now take a look at the statistics to resolve the myth, which says that 55% of traditional college students are found to be just lazy as they skip classes because they could not get out of bed. Basically, it’s not a claim to say that traditional degree students are lazy, it’s a fact that usually the lifestyle of all youngsters have a mess like this and it’s not a big issue. You cannot claim that they have poor time management skills or it’s just a habit for a limited time or age. Actually, 70% of human resources authorities disagree with the idea that traditional degree holders have better time management skills. Online degree holders possess an average 74% of management skills. Online students are also reliable freelancers as they understand the value of commitments even when the client cannot make a claim.   Author’s bio: Rachelle is an academic consultant at a community college in specializes in helping students with their academic problems, college stress and such. She also works part-time for an online startup Dissertation Corp. She’s also a hobbyist blogger and loves to do guest blogging on education or college life related topics.  

Benefits of employee scholarship programs to your business

Benefits of employee scholarship programs to your business   The current global marketplace is increasingly more competitive and in this situation, more and more organisations, whether small or large, are making efforts to stand out from the crowd. Employee recruitment, selection and retention of a talented and skills workforce is indeed a typical full-time job. In our days it is not enough to offer a candidate simply a competitive wage with health insurance plan. The current most talented, skilled and knowledgeable employees developed in a world of exceptional facilities, from flexible working hours to on-site lap, pools to every day massage-therapist visits. Briefly, they expect more than enough.

Employee Scholarship

Despite what the budget of your organisation’s HR, it is feasible to offer more and for this featuring a comprehensive scholarship program is one of the best approached, along with tuition support package or other education-associated advantages. Providing employees with assistance in their higher education is an easiest approach to make an appropriate investment in your company’s workforce. By helping employees financially in their education, employers demonstrate their workforce that they care about their personal growth, as well as the budget of their family members; employers are also assisting, to make sure that they have got people with enough knowledge and required talent. Scholarship programs assist organisational employees, as well as their family members, and the organisation, as well. In the current more competitive employment world, there is a high importance and worth of employee scholarship programs. It has been found that non-traditional students taking time off, following their school or balancing part-time college with permanent job are becoming an integral part of the college world. It can be said that increasingly more members of the workforce are attending educational institutes, an also they are precisely the kind of high passionate, motivated and self-made workers that the today’s employers will wish to recruit and retain for the long period of time. The benefits related to tuition assistance, whether they are in the forms of scholarship schemes, reimbursement programs, etc., can be very effective to doing so.

Employee Scholarship Program

If you are, as an employer, are fully prepared to commence an employee scholarship program in your company, or you are in search for expanding your firm’s present offering, you have some good choices. Check out the following best options to recruit and retain the talent pool in your company: ·      You can provide your employee with scholarships by means of a community foundation: This is one of the good options as it lets a donor to financially support scholarships of just about any sum and criteria. This approach is perfect for individuals running small, community-focused companies. ·      You can establish a separate foundation: If you go with this option, this will offer much control over spending and scholarship selection, it can also consume more time to control and manage, and is not as tax-efficient as other approaches. ·      You can create an endowment fund by naming scholarship program with a college: You can make a donation to an educational institute or their scholarship foundation and in means outsourcing award selection and disbursement to the experts. Further, it also implies that only school going students benefit, and not necessarily the workforce working in your company. ·      You can establish an employee scholarship program with a not-for-profit administrator: There are many non-profit organisations that provide scholarship and other educational programs outsourcing. If you outsource your employee scholarship program, this approach will assist you and your company’s HR department save more time as well as wealth, while retaining the capability of organising the criteria of award, amounts of scholarship and other particulars. Whatever choice or approach works best for your company and its overall financial status, the truth is that just developing a comprehensive education assistance program as the name of employee scholarship program will be beneficial to you and your business from the day one. As there is more blurred lines between college going students and the professionals working in organisations and the competition for most talented workforce gets more and more fierce, it is crucial for not only your organisation, but also your country to contribute your role in supporting educational development and for this, developing a comprehensive and successful employee scholarship program is one of the easiest approaches.

Author’s Bio: John Kelly is not only a blogger or article writer but he also provide great education assistance to the customers. Usually he writes articles for academic writing services | UKWritingHelp.co.uk to spread maximum knowledge and guidance to the readers.

Australian scholarship for international students

The benefits of scholarships
Australian scholarship for international students   Australia is one of the most preferred destinations for international students to complete their scholarship education. In the developed world, Australia is the 3rd largest country that attracts a considerable number of students from around the world after the United Kingdom and the United States. In fact, study in an Australian university can make a real difference to your educational and professional career. There are many employment opportunities for graduates from this country in a number of different fields, such as business, sciences, arts, etc. Acquiring a higher degree from an Australian university will definitely make your resume brilliant. This country is indeed a perfect study place for international students who can explore its highly recognised education system through various international scholarships. It has been found that over $200m annual funds are granted by the Australian Government for international scholarships for higher degree courses including undergraduate, masters and PhD programs. In Australia, both private and missionary organisations are playing a pivotal role by equally providing international students with international scholarship opportunities and all offer partly or fully financially supported scholarships. Besides this, studying in any Australian university has numerous advantages and splendid features, it assists students in developing their analytical, creative and independent thinking skills. One of the most vital aspects is that when you will complete your graduation you will be highly preferred by both the international employers. In the following paragraphs, I will talk about work while studying as the splendid feature of study in Australia, and then I will discuss living cost in the country:
WORK WHILE STUDYING
Work while studying is one of the most prominent features. International students are free to do a job in Australia to easily and conveniently meet out their education and other expenses. To do a job in the country, you will have to get the permission along with your visa grant. After getting the working permission from the concerned authority, you can acquire a job for about 20 hours per week, while continuing your studying. Besides this, you will also get visa label in your passport so that you are able to show your legitimacy to work in front of the workplace where you will work. As far as the earning is concerned, you as the international student can earn up to 16 per hour. In Australia, finding a work opportunity is easy for international students as there are many business sectors in the country, such as retail in mega shopping malls, hospitality in hotels and restaurants, and administration in hospitals, schools, etc. Besides these options, you can also go with the tutoring option.
LIVING COST
In Australia, migration rules and regulations are for international people including international students and they are legally bound to prove that their financial strength is strong to extent that they can bear out their living and other expenses. Living costs are accommodation, food, clothing, travel, and leisure expense. On average, A$ 15,000 to A$ 18,000 annually can be spent by an international student in Australia. Finding a reasonable accommodation within your pocket budget is one of the very difficult tasks for students. The best option is to try to find temporary safe haven instead of looking for permanent setting. Keep in your mind accommodation in hotels are very costly because you’ll have to spend around $ 150 for just one night. Besides a temporary shelter, you have the option to contact property agents for getting accommodation. As far as the Australian weather conditions are concerned, both cold and hot are its condition throughout the year. The coldest months are June, July and August and the hottest are December, January and February. So you’ll have to arrange your clothing accordingly. Author’s Bio:
John Kelly is a professional and skilled article writer as well as education counselor. He is connected partially with an online education consultancy firm, Assignment Helper UK to provide guidance and assistance.

Top personality characteristics of successful teachers

Top Personality Characteristics Of Successful Teachers
 Top personality characteristics of successful teachers   Successful students are really the ones who listen to their teachers and whose teachers never give up on them. Most of the teachers who have a successful career and a huge student following comes from the fact that they constantly try to motivate and encourage their students to perform better. They reach out to their students and make them feel welcome rather than feared. So, having said this here are a few habits of the most successful teachers, who bring positivity in the life of their students and as a whole, to the academic world.

Clear objectives and a positive attitude towards their students

Whether it is an individual or an entire organization, objectives are an integral part. Teachers with clear objectives mean they have formulated a well-organized plan or a framework through which they want to reach their destination. This serves as a clear roadmap for students and eventually helps them to become successful in their academia. Objectives also make you understand what you are going to achieve by the end of the course. You feel more involved and more learned if you know where you are going and how to reach there. Moreover, a good teacher will always display a positive attitude and send out positive vibrations all around him. It adds value to learning and boosts creativity, transforming the classroom into something interesting to look out for.

Successful teachers are consistent and reflective

Consistency is something that makes things easier for you. A consistent teacher follows the rules and don’t change them according to his mood. In this way, students can rely on you for keeping your word and being consistent with the ways assignments are submitted or generally, how the work is done. Also, there are some teachers who are stuck with their age old methods of teaching; now that is not consistent, but solely stubborn behavior. Reflection is what comes in here because that is how teachers reflect on their performance and change their methods accordingly.

They enjoy teaching and also have a good sense of humor

You can tell a teacher loves his work by listening to how he teaches. Such teachers are full of energy and thriving with spirit because they like to share their knowledge and are totally involved with their students. Even the most boring class comes to life with a good teacher. Moreover, being funny is what keeps the mood light and stress out of the class. So be the one hysterical teacher that every student admires.

They are adaptive to change and open to innovative classroom tools

There are two types of change – one is changing according to students’ needs and the other one is to change the physical structure of the classroom to give it a new feel. Move around the desks a bit and try to add something new, so that students don’t look outside the window all the time. Also, since it is the world of technology, don’t be hesitant to add technological tools to your academic curriculum. It might be possible that the students are already aware of it, but using it in the classroom might increase their interest towards the subject.     Author’s Bio: Edina Clark is an Academic Consultant who has been working in the same area for about 10 years. She writes for Essay campus, about HR related issues for graduates and professionals.  

6 jobs you’ll have while at college

6 jobs you’ll have while at college
6 jobs you’ll have while at college   Going to college and getting an education can take a lot of energy and time. Not to mention, going to a good college can result in debt for upwards of $50,000 or more. For those that put themselves through college, it can be a very daunting and scary moment for their finances. However, rather than just stare at an overwhelming amount, many college students decide to get jobs. Below a list of the six jobs most college students will work and what you can expect with each. Continue reading “6 jobs you’ll have while at college”

Technology and children learning

Technology and children learning
  Just a few years back, schools or institutions of learning gave a completely different picture. There was a lot of manual work involved and teachers would lose their breathing by trying to give out lectures after lectures. Today, it is completely different as we see the growth in technological world, providing extremely convenient assistance to teachers and school going people. The kind of learning, interactivity and the science of teaching all have changed in the matter of a few years now. This means education has become more vibrant, fast paced and also fun. It is no longer just books and words to learn and give exams. We now live in a global-economy where knowledge and enhanced learning is absolutely important. The right method of teaching is to reinforce the message in such a way that it embeds itself into the minds of children. Unless children are taught in that way, education will have no prominence. To constantly manage enhanced learning and improve education standards, every day there are new forms of education methods integrated with technology platforms are introduced. Technology not only helps accelerate the learning process and make it more interesting for modern day children, but it also allows teachers to perform in a much better way. Today’s guest post blog will talk about four ways technology and devices can be used to enhance learning in children. Using actual physical objects through 3D printing technology In order to promote a better recall of products and items in children, the use of 3D device printers is something that has recently seen a sharp rise. Teachers are increasingly dependent on the use of such printers to help children learn better. Classes of the modern day world in top institutions have 3D printers for this sole reason. Other innovative products like projections and screens in class to show interactive fun lectures are also newly introduced concepts. Through all this, children can have a better recall and also motivated learning. When they enjoy the lessons and learning, then students also have a better educational development. Getting them acquainted with the internet Through the use of the internet, students who have grown slightly mature in their academic age can be very interestingly taught. The online world is completely full of interaction which can help students learn better. The use of the internet not only allows for a credible update information for teaching, but students can also find various avenues to explore which can further enlighten their interest in courses through different perspectives. Smart devices The use of handheld devices like tablets and screens are another important addition in the education world. Students as they grow prefer to deal with their academic commitments and classes all along the electronic devices and tablets play an important role in that. Using 4G phones Not only in the US, but also as far as the third world countries, smart phones are gaining increased popularity and the internet on smart phones is becoming cheaper. This means smart phones alone can provide access to education in children through their use. As the time progresses, we will see further expansion of the roles smart phones currently play in education and enhance the learning for children. Author Bio Anwen Richardson is the author of this blog post. Richardson likes to post blogs for the site FreshEssays.co.uk. She has always been a regular contributor to the blogs and everyone likes to read them. Her blogs are usually about education and learning through the use of technological equipment. Melody, besides blogging, also works for a school in the USA, where she teaches the children aged nine to fifteen years.  

Tips for writing a professional dissertation

  Tips for writing a professional dissertation The dissertation is the preferred format of the essay contests and vestibular. Some techniques can facilitate the writing of this genre. Writing well is essential for anyone who wants to succeed in the writing and presentation of a dissertation. This ability can be useful in various spheres, since the writing is intrinsically linked to good communication, and we all know that communicating well can make all the difference. Continue reading “Tips for writing a professional dissertation”

Technology requirements for TESOL online courses

Technology Requirements for TESOL Online Courses
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages,   Teaching English to foreigners who don’t speak it as a first language is increasingly gaining momentum around the world. Chinese and Indian parents are pushing for better quality English teachers to teach their kids. ESL or English as a Second Language, has become a sought after asset in the modern globalised economy. It comes as no surprise then, that there is a professional course aspiring teachers can take to prove their English proficiency and to then travel abroad to teach in countries with adequate demand. TESOL or Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, is a professional organisation that helps such teachers kickstart their career. Although the organisation was founded in the United States, the course is offered online for anyone who wants to sign up. There are, of course, some basic requirements each candidate must meet before they can get started with the TESOL certification online. Here is what you need:
  • Professional Requirements
A frequently asked question is whether you need any prior experience teaching English to be able to enter the course. For an online certification, this is not the case. You will need an undergraduate degree with a 2:1 or international equivalent in any subject that could be considered relevant to teaching English. However, alternative qualifications will also be considered.
  • TESOL Focus Courses
Usually, TESOL courses consist of 150 hours of training and this can all be provided online. The course focuses on second language teaching and learning, grammar, pronunciation, discourse analysis, second language acquisition, classroom management, classroom research, classroom-based evaluation, second language curriculum development, research methods in language learning and research portfolio.
  • Technology in Education
The TESOL organisation has a well defined framework for the ways technology can be sued in education. The organisation believes that technology will never be fully sufficient to replace teachers altogether, but will in fact help teachers teach better and more effectively. The standards are outlined in the handbook and push for deep integration of technology into everyday classroom activities since it can help promote not just language skills but also tech savvy. The framework pushes for integration to ensure the teacher is sufficiently aided in the classroom and the students learn real-life skills. English must be used online and not just while reading or writing, as per the organization.
  • Technology Integration
Like with other parts of our lives, technology has the potential to transform the way we learn. Bloomberg recently reported on the need for coding lessons and how Chinese parents were preparing their kids for a future where coding and English language skills will be paramount. The need for tech in the classroom is evident from the way students have adopted consumer tech in their day to day activities. The TESOL organisation understands this need and has made attempts to equip teachers and candidates with the tools needed to deal with student demands in the modern classroom and help them develop the skills to the best of their ability. About the author: Sunny Popali is working for UNI-Prep Institute. UNI-Prep is an institute offering courses in TESOL teacher training, business and management. Courses are offered online and in-class.

Which is the most effective way to take notes?

Which is the most effective way to take notes?
Which is the most effective way to take notes?   People tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If notes are taken effectively , it is possible to retain and retrieve almost 100% of the received information. Effective note taking is interactive, and it concerns using the original notes numerous times to build memory of the content. The rate of forgetting is minimized if students re-read their notes the same day they have taken it. Continue reading “Which is the most effective way to take notes?”

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”

How to write an academic essay?

How to write an academic essay?

How to write an academic essay? Everyone dreams of writing exceptional essays and academic work. Students aspire to become great writers so they can achieve their aims and milestones in different subjects. Trying to manage a good grade is what every student dreams of and looks forward to finding, but they always end up without it just because they cannot write well or the essay is too complicated for their understanding. Writing an essay with exceptional writing skills means two things. First is that you should be prepared to write on a difficult topic through your knowledge and research, the second is to make sure you have done some pre-writing activities that will help you get into the groove of writing well. Continue reading “How to write an academic essay?”

Online college enrolment: By numbers

In 2012  the number of students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses in USA was 2,642,158 or 12.5%. The number of students enrolled in some, but not all distance education courses was 2,809,942 or 13.3%. At the same time 15,694,955 or 74.2% students did not enrolled in any distance education courses If you want to know the answers to the questions: Who is taking online courses? What kind of school are online students attending? How are students paying for their education? What is the influence of MOOCs? and few more related facts, have a look at the infographic below and let us know your comments. Online college enrolment: By numbers

4 Types of school scholarship you can apply

4 Types of school scholarship you can apply
4 Types of school scholarship you can apply     When you plan to get yourself blessed with higher education, financial commitment becomes a key player in influencing your various decisions about the kind of education. Some of the general questions that you are found answering are:
  • What type of program should you be enrolling in?
  • What university should you be going for?
  • What course duration and specifics should you take?
  • Whether you should go for foreign or local education centers?
Continue reading “4 Types of school scholarship you can apply”

Difference between words that sound alike

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Difference between words that sound alike Snipping or sniping? Pray or prey? Desert or dessert? Knowing the different meanings and variations of words will allow you to properly use them and spell them correctly without worrying that you are making a mistake. Continue reading “Difference between words that sound alike”

Which language is easiest to learn?

It is true that English is the lingua franca of our times, but inspite of this fact, there are still many languages that one can learn in order to enrich himself/herself, to develop skills, to improve the business developing. Have a look at the infographic below and see for yourself which language is less or more difficult to learn. Have fun!
Which language is easiest to learn?
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Good money without a degree

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Good money without a degree “Get an education so you can get a decent job,” said your parents, and they’re right — but lucrative careers aren’t limited to people with four-year degrees or post-graduate education. Many high paying careers only require an associate’s degree. Please note: Median earnings listed below come from 2012 Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Continue reading “Good money without a degree”

Walden University Portal – vital education data

Walden University Portal - vital education data Walden University is one of the largest private universities in the USA. Located in Minnesota, its special emphasis on providing online education has made it a choice of over 40,000 students. It is a university reputed for its wide range of online courses and quality education. The Walden University portal www.walden.edu is well designed to give potential students all the necessary information about its programs, admission procedures and a whole lot of things that potential students would want to know about. Continue reading “Walden University Portal – vital education data”

Take a loan, but spend it wisely!

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student-loans College can be a tough time. You’re out on your own for the first time, but you don’t have a real job yet. Unfortunately, it’s a time a lot of college kids start to rack up debt. And sometimes the debt stays with them way too long. Continue reading “Take a loan, but spend it wisely!”

Online education – your best option

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Online education - your best option Thankfully more and more people are able to pursue a path in higher education in modern times, allowing them to develop their skills and knowledge and follow a career path that is best suited to them.  Undergoing a course at a conventional education institute has many benefits of its own, but it can often be inconvenient for people who do not want to relocate to a new place or if they have pressing work commitments.  Conventional education courses require you to physically visit the campus at certain times every week, something that people with regular jobs they need to support themselves cannot do.  Online education allows you to progress on your course without actually having to be in a certain location at specific times. There are also many other excellent benefits to online education courses, which are explored in more detail below. Continue reading “Online education – your best option”

Serving military vets with an online education

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e-learner For military veterans returning from active duty, the transition back into civilian life can be a difficult one. Apart from the mental adjustment needed to move from being an active military member to living in civilian society, veterans may find themselves facing the effects of both physical injuries and psychological trauma. The big question for many veterans is “what now”? They may already have families to support and be struggling with a drop in income since leaving the military. For some veterans, getting further education is a good way to learn new things and new ways of using their strengths and skills, while supporting themselves and their families. Continue reading “Serving military vets with an online education”

Talks on education

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  Talks on education If you would like to hear inspiring leaders on the topic of learning, in the TED’s project hosted by John Legend, check  TED Talks Education On this very spot you will hear inspiring and forward-looking leaders and thinkers on the topic of learning. The opinions of Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Bill Gates, Rita F. Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson and Geoffrey Canada, among others are specially focused solely on education marks  – the first TED project produced specifically for television  

Learning technologies evolution

Human beings have always been seekers of knowledge. Since the beginning of recorded history (and probably before), we have always strived to discover the mysteries of the planet, of Earth and of ourselves. The Learning technologies evolution Infographic presents how learning has evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us. Any comments? Let us know!! The Evolution of Learning Technologies Infographic Find more education infographics on e-Learning Infographics

5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore

5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore
5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore   Most of the traditional educational institutes have been facing troubles in the form of course shortage and budget cuts, which have made a large number of students look for the alternative solutions rather than striving for traditional colleges or university for getting higher education. It might be quite surprising for you to know that, so far, more than 3 million people have got themselves enrolled on different online places for getting full fledge degrees programs. In addition to this, you might also find it quite surprising that at least 6 million other people have also taken different courses through online learning institutes. Continue reading “5 Major advantages of online classes that you can’t ignore”

4 things every professional should not do

4 things every professional should not do
4 things every professional should not do When you step into the professional life from your college or university life, it is the type of change that will take you as a surprise. No matter how mentally prepared you are for things to come, there will be times when you will be shocked and shaken to the core. This is because the sudden change in roles and demands, as well as your objectives in a matter of overnight is not easy to accept. At one moment you were giving exams, taking classes and now you have to look for a job, earn money and assume the responsibility. Continue reading “4 things every professional should not do”

What does your workspace say about you?

The average American worker spends between 6 hours, 54 minutes and 8 hours, 16 minutes at work.
One study in 2012, from UK researched showed that the average person spends about 5 hours, 41 minutes sitting at his or her desk.
No matter which data you trust or want to compare the fact that that’s a lot of time spent at your desk remains the same. This is a reflection of who you are and how you work, both researchers agree.
So, go and see what does your workspace say about you and have fun sharing it with your friends!
What does your workspace say about you?

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”

Parents’ influence in children’s education

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Parents’ influence in children's education

The importance of parental involvement, as an accelerating and motivating factor in their children’s education is an accepted fact. It can fall into three types: 1) behavioral, 2) intellectual and 3) personal. The effect of multi-dimensional participation of parents and the resulting progress of children in their studies is well-established fact. Active participation of the parents help their children in their academic development, by going to schools and participating in open houses. By closely observing the behavior of their children they can rightly judge the kind of behavior or the allocation of resources required by their children. Continue reading “Parents’ influence in children’s education”

Top schools in America – pros and cons

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University-search Deciding between the top schools can be a source of frustration for many (lucky) students, come April. It can be one of the most important decisions in your life as well as one of the toughest. In this article we will break down the pros and cons of the top colleges in America. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Harvard

Pro – For many students, the prestige of Harvard is enough to convince them to attend. The residential colleges system, world class professors, and brilliant peers are all factors that contribute to Harvard’s appeal. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, few places have more colleges in such a small amount of space. Con – Weather aside, many students complain of the gloomy climate and general lack of energy at Harvard. Students have previously complained of a lack of mental health counseling resources and the need to compete at all times against their peers. Many students struggle with carving a niche for themselves.

Princeton

Pro – Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is known to be one of the premier public policy schools in the country. The stunning gothic architecture adds appeal to the campus itself and the school itself is known for its solid foundation in the natural sciences. Con – Grade deflation is almost reason enough for many students who choose not to apply. Princeton’s rigorous academic curriculum that places less focus on grades and emphasizes that students should do their best and not focus on grades. In addition, the presence of eating clubs at Princeton gives it an air of elitism that many students find off-putting.

Yale

Pro – The residential college system has attracted many students to Yale due to their promotion of tight-knit communities. The more laid-back atmosphere allow many students to explore their artistic side the large number of performance groups. The Yale Whiffepoofs, established in 1909, is the classic example of Yale’s dedication to the arts Con – New Haven is not the best college town, known for its lack of cultural centers and its high rates of crime. Community relations between Yale and New Haven are often tense, even with the recent attempts to strengthen community bonds.

Stanford

Pro – Sunny California weather makes the place appear like a resort, 365 days of the year. Stanford students appear to be well-rounded, happy, and driven to excel on their own terms. The abundance of resources fund the numerous research projects that can be found at this campus at any time. Con – Students at Stanford are known to suffer from duck syndrome, the appearance that all is well when they’re furiously paddling below the surface. On that note, many have complained about Stanford’s focus on engineering and entrepreneurship and not enough on the arts and humanities.

MIT

Pro – Known for its success in engineering, MIT has managed to stay at the forefront of the technological revolution. It’s cutting-edge research frequently engages student researchers and focus on tech has built a community of like-minded individuals. Con – On a similar note, many students dislike the focus on the sciences and think that MIT has too much of a one-track mind in terms of a well-rounded education. Students also complain of the lack of a social scene outside of school life. Today’s guest post was provided by Evelyn Xue from the Lift Education blogging team. Evelyn is an avid writer and is currently attending Stanford University.

Why should you learn Chinese?

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Why should you learn Chinese? 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. Continue reading “Why should you learn Chinese?”

Is the Internet threatening formal education?

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Is the Internet threatening formal education? The Internet is often touted as a great source of knowledge and information, not to mention its social benefits. There are two sides to every issue, however, and the Internet also has some drawbacks. It’s hard to deny that the Internet is having a profound effect on modern education, and not always in a positive way. How can it be bad for students to have instant access to more information than can be stored in an entire traditional library? There are a few points worth considering. Continue reading “Is the Internet threatening formal education?”

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?”

20 facts about e-learning

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facts-figures 1. Training landscape has changed dramatically over the past ten years as e-learning and mobile technologies have gone from early-adopter novelties to mainstream essentials. Regardless of this fact, there are plenty of traditional companies who are not buying all of the e-learning hype or can not convince their boss or HR team to experiment in the brave new world of e-learning 2. 77% of American corporations used online learning in 2011. The number of companies using online training methods is increasing because technological barriers are diminishing and customer priorities are changing 3. Corporate training is a $200 billion industry, out of which learning is $56.2 billion business. By 2015 this business will grow into $107 billion market (GIA – Global Industry Analysts). This means significant space for marketers, advertisers and new technologies to be present. 4. e-learning is 13 years old, continuously growing and evolving, radically changing the training industry.View this infographic. 5. US and Europe account for over 70% of the global eLearning industry. The fastest growing market, is Asia Pacific, where e-learning revenues are expected to grow at an annual rate of 20%. 6. e-learning has become the second most important training method within organizations. Companies are increasingly moving towards blended learning and e-learning, rather than instructor-led training sessions. 7. Increasing number of companies are relying on learning technology to boost their business forward.  Towards Maturity Benchmark Survey shows that 72% of the 600 companies surveyed, claim that learning technologies helped their businesses adopt more quickly to change, with an increase of 11% on last year. 8. New Ambient Insight Report shows that the Asian e-learning market will be $11.5 billion worth business by 2016. Countries with the highest growth rates are Vietnam with 44.3% and Malaysia with 39.4% growth. Behind these are Thailand, Philippines, India and China, with 30%-35% growth rate. 9.  e-learning is taking significant part on all mobile devices. There were about 500 million smartphones, 34 million tablets and over 1 billion app downloads in 2011. This is extraordinary wide platform for future learners. From e-learning to m-learning 10. As you read this article 4,600,00 college students are taking at least one of their classes online. By 2014 this number will increase to 18,650,000 and by 2019, half of all classes will be done online. More at: Online classes 11. e-learning course lasts less than classroom training on the same subject by 25-60% (source: Brandon Hall, 2001 and Rosenberg 2001). 12. 51% of companies delivered at least one training session via e-learning in 2011, to over 50% of their employees, in comparison to 39% in 2010. For 76% of the companies, the most popular e-learning method is blended learning. (European Survey 2011) 13. National Research Business Institute, says that 23 % of employees leave a company for lack of development opportunities and training. Costs associated with losing talent, including money, lost productivity, recruitment expenses and training investments, are well documented and e-learning can be used to change these facts. 14.Business driver for eLearning is the cost of invested to the earning. 85% of every dollar spent on classroom training is spent delivering it, i.e. instructor time, travel, etc. 15. e-learning increases knowledge retention by 25% to 60% states corporate e-learning report Exploring a New Frontier, WR Hambrecht 16. Less than 18% of corporate e-learning courses are on topics related to e-learner’s job. 23% of corporate learning organizations target their programs to external customers, whereas 13 % of corporate learning organizations target their programs to suppliers. (Corporate University Xchange’s Pillars of e-Learning Success) 17. Companies save between 50% and 70% when they replace instructor-based training with e-learning (IOMA 2002). Training with e-learning refers courses delivered into shorter sessions and spread out over different days, so that the business would not lose an employee for entire days at a time. It improves productivity, as employees no longer need to travel or get in rush-hour traffic to get to a class. 18.  Towards Maturity Report 2011, claims that e-learning courses were the most popular learning technology used by 80% of employers. 19. Instructor-led training (70%) loses ground to e-learning (62%). Self-study e-learning is on the rise, accounting for 15 % of all training delivered. (2006 ASTD Industry Report) 20. The more advanced forms of e-learning are more popular among larger firms and companies that are technology-savvy. Fortune 500 firms record , 73.6% of technology-delivered training through networked, online methods.  (workforce.com)

Online learning benefits the environment

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ASHFORD-UNIVERSITY-ONLINE-LEARNING It is a know fact that online students have the flexibility to log in and complete their coursework at any time from virtually any place. By customizing their schedules and pace to accommodate work, family, lifestyle and other considerations they save time and energy by taking courses online. The students realize that the cost savings associated with commuting, such as bus fare or gasoline, parking, vehicle wear and tear, as well as time away from work, child care and various other expenses also contribute to the environment print. Online learning benefits the environment: consider the energy consumption associated with on-campus classes, meetings and study groups! Environmental impacts vary from electricity to lighting, heating and cooling campus facilities to the use of consumables, such as traditional textbooks and other paper products. United Kingdom’s Design Innovation Group found out in their study that producing and providing online educational courses consumes up to 90 percent less energy and produces 85 percent less in the way of CO2 emissions per student than comparable on-campus courses. Out of 79,000 plus students who attend Ashford University, approximately 99 percent are enrolled in online classes – the world is their classroom and they’re making the world a greener place. Ashford University’s academic offerings, specifically in environmental studies, prepare students for increasingly popular green-collar careers in private, non-profit and government sectors. “Online higher education is innovative and forward-thinking,” says Dr. Adam Selhorst, who chairs the environmental studies department at Ashford University. “It conserves resources and reduces education’s carbon footprint on our environment.” About Ashford University Ashford University is one of the leading defers of the modern college experience, by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community, where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. The University has practical and progressive associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs online, as well as bachelor’s degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University motto is : where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu

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.

Create the best graduate application with these 6 tips

Create the best graduate application with these 6 tips
Create the best graduate application with these 6 tips   Graduate school is a great way to increase your opportunities in the workforce and your overall earning potential. However, pursuing graduate education is not an easy undertaking, beginning with the application process. Admission is competitive, and you want to do everything you can to make sure your application stands out from the crowd. Here are six easy ways “to beef up” your application for graduate school and make sure you get into the school of your dreams. Continue reading “Create the best graduate application with these 6 tips”

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.
 

1.4 billion students on Earth

According to the recent Microsoft survey there are 1.4 billion students on planet Earth out of which 1.23 billion go in pre-k to high school and 170 million attend higher education. On a global level there are 65.2 million educators – 9.2 million in higher education and 56  million in pre-k to high school. For having a better overview what the figure of 1.4 billion students means, let me remind you that the world population is around 7.1 billion people. Here is the Microsoft latest overview of the world statistics: width= Continue reading “1.4 billion students on Earth”

Support for education and Internet libraries

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has been having activities for over a decade. Its first activities have been in 1994 and ever since then, they have been working in three mayor areas: 1. Global development program, 2. Global health program, 3. United States Program in education development. With the motto: Every person deserves to live healthy, productive life, all the foundation’s grant making and advocacy efforts support this mission statement. Continue reading “Support for education and Internet libraries”

Successful e-learning experience

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OECD’s education plan

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OECD's education plan It is interesting to read the latest OECD report on education Education at a glance Leave your comments and we will be happy to reply.
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Microsoft in education action

Microsoft in education action Microsoft has announced and got involved in the following three educational initiative: Youth Spark Atlanta Launched Today at Washington the Microsoft Corporation has hosted the kickoff event for its Microsoft YouthSpark initiative in Atlanta, by bringing together more than 150 leading educators, government officials and non-profits to discuss the state of youth education in the area. Continue reading “Microsoft in education action”

How to get started with home schooling?

How to get started with home schooling?
How to get started with home schooling? Education being a very important aspect of 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 of 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 homeschooling was introduced into the society, we have been astonished by the fact that there are other ways in educating our children. At first, opting for home schooling is an overwhelming matter, as most of the parents think that it is impossible to teach a child through home schooling method. However, on its basic concept, homeschooling refers to the alternative way of educating children. It is different from the usual type of schooling because the learning process is done at home and the teachers are usually the parents themselves. A particular type of teaching method obtained in a different institution is used and that provides the actual homeschooling programs. Like with many other types of education, homeschooling has provided many advantages and benefits to both parents and children. This is why many parents opted for home schooling in providing their child with the indispensable education that their children need. Some parents may find homeschooling a daunting task. For ones who find homeschooling a bit of an overwhelming task, here is a list of useful tips on how to get you started in homeschooling your child:

1. Decide

The problem that most parents face when opting for home schooling is the fact that they find it hard to finally decide whether to home school their child or not. Deciding on this kind of thing is relatively important especially because the future of the child is dependent on it. The choice should be based on the capacity of the parents to conform to the requirements in homeschooling their child. If they are able to wholly participate with whatever items were entailed in the program in order to provide the best education for their children, then a decision has to follow.

2. Process

You should keep in mind that homeschooling is not a one or two-time event, but rather – it is a process. Since you are aware of this, should take things one at a time. For instance, if you have a pre-school child, you should focus more on what pre-school students should learn. You should not delve more on how to teach higher levels of education that are fit for students in higher levels.

3. State laws

Get familiar with your state laws regarding homeschooling, as each state in the US has its own laws regarding homeschooling. It is best to know what your state asserts about homeschooling so that you can provide the best education for your children in conformity with the law.

4. Support group

Homeschooling should not be the only the responsibility of the parents. This is the reason why it is important to find a local “support group” where you can mingle with other homeschoolers, who can provide you with additional pointers regarding the process. Each member of the “support group” can help each other regarding the best technique in teaching the children.

5. Homework

You will get started on the right track by doing your homework, before beginning the homeschooling. In this manner, you will be able to know the important details you need to be familiar with, in order to provide the best education for your children. Knowing in advance, what you have to do, will give you the best guidance in homeschooling.

6. Child’s learning manner

Lear the way your child learns best. It is best to assess your child’s learning manner before you choose a particular homeschooling method. Conforming to your child’s learning manner will provide the best way to your homeschool your child. As there are many choices available when teaching your child through a homeschool program, it is still best to always pattern the program that you will choose on your child’s learning style.

7. Organize

Get the things needed for the homeschooling organised. Just like in a typical school – homeschooling your children would need different materials and a proper place where they can easily and comfortably learn new things each day. Therefore it is best to organise the place where you will be learning first, by providing an adequate space for the learning. Most children would respond to the process easily if they are comfortable with the place where their classes are held.

8. Budget

Plan how much money you will need to spend on organising the homeschooling. Some parents tend to over indulge with the materials needed in homeschooling, but this is not necessarily a good option. Just because you have lowered your expenses with opting to home school, compared to sending your children into a typical public or private school, does not have to mean that you can spend the equal amount of money or more. Set a budget for homeschooling, as there are many books and other materials that can be found on the Internet which is definitely cheaper. Homeschooling is not just a process, but also a lifestyle. It is something that you should be best acquainted with, in order to give your children the best possible education they need.  

Tips to search and compare online colleges

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  When a student looks for an online college to get a degree or masters, he or she needs to look at different aspects of the colleges that are important before joining a particular programme. Sometimes joining the first online college that you find may result in not getting a proper degree, being scammed and the worst possible scenario which is not getting a job due to the degree you may hold. In this process a lot of money and time is wasted. Here are a few useful suggestions that can be employed to choosing the right online college to join.
  1. Credentials:
Does the particular college have the basic educational standards required to function and give you a degree is very crucial in choosing an online college. If they don’t have the basic requirements then it is a waste of time joining these institutions because the degree that is given will not be recognised in today’s work environment. Continue reading “Tips to search and compare online colleges”

Online adult education spectrum

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By definition adult education involves the training and development of adult individuals in certain vocations or subjects for a variety of reasons. Adult education is not the same as the traditional education of young individuals, since the methods that are employed in capitalization on the accumulated knowledge and life experience of the adult individual are different. Because of these factors, adults can use what they have learned during their life, add depth to their educational experience, and have a better understanding of how to apply it to their current life situations. Though often done at the workplace as training and development, or in a classroom setting for continuing education or basic education, the adult education is becoming more and more common to see enrollment in online adult education programs. Continue reading “Online adult education spectrum”