July 7th, 2015 | Categories: Education
Taking distance education courses requires more motivation and self discipline than traditional college classes. Being able to work at your own pace can result in you falling behind on your work, if you're not self directed. Organization is the most important factor for success in online studies. Attend the orientation and any study sessions offered by the university, if at all possible. Instructors offer valuable information in these sessions. Utilize on campus resources such as the college ...
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July 6th, 2015 | Categories: Education
If you or anyone you know wants to learn to read music, it’s a lot easier to do than it used to be. The Internet gives us all access to almost unlimited information, and can deliver an incredible array of products and tools right to our desktops. Not surprisingly, there are some really clever products out there that can help you learn to read notes. ―Piano is Fun” from Anthony Fernando is a great beginner package for a very reasonable price that will teach you how to read music. The ...
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July 5th, 2015 | Categories: Education
It used to be the case that if you wanted to obtain a bachelor's degree without physically being present at the institution providing the course, you needed to undertake a distant learning course. In most cases, those who graduated with a bachelor's degree obtained from a distant learning course were afforded less respect for their achievements than those who completed their studies on-site. The advent of the Internet, however, has completely changed the sphere of distance learning. ...
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July 4th, 2015 | Categories: Education
The format of distance learning courses is different than what most students have experienced. The teaching style is more student directed and you will have to become accustomed to these differences. Distance learning relies heavily on technology. If you aren't computer and internet savvy, you will need to learn new skills, in addition to your coursework. Look for classes or workshops on computers and the internet. These are often available in public libraries or community centers. You may ...
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July 3rd, 2015 | Categories: Education
It’s possible to gain a degree entirely online. This is a relatively new phenomenon, though it’s really an extension of the distance learning option long favoured be universities. Studying for a degree online benefits both the student and the university. The student can fit her studies around her family and work commitments. Though it might not be cheap studying for a degree, this flexibility makes it far more cost effective. And the university can save on physical classroom space, not ...
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July 2nd, 2015 | Categories: Education
Fast track your results, develop positive learning behaviour, establish purpose and design goals that motivate, with "study skills"! What is the most important skill? I'll give you a clue - you're doing it right now. It's not reading, although reading is an extremely important pathway of learning. It's "thinking". The most important skill involves learning how to use our internal software and hardware. The hardware being the brain and the software being thinking patterns or "thoughts". This ...
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July 1st, 2015 | Categories: Education
On many a Friday night my daughter and I can be found in front of the computer playing an online game based upon ―Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. The differences are that all the questions are related to science, we can’t actually win a million dollars, it’s absolutely free, and we are the players. It isn’t unusual for us to spend a couple of hours playing this game. I am always amazed by how much she knows as her age as well as how much I seem to have forgotten at mine. Many ...
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June 30th, 2015 | Categories: Education
/p> My grandmother likes to remind me that to her it seems like yesterday that she attended college - something virtually unheard for women of her generation to do. In fact, she and I went to the same university, even studied in the same buildings. But despite those college experiences we share, something makes me think that the way college works now is remarkably different than the way it did when she was there. It seems that the old adage of "Reading, Writing, 'Rithmetic" should be reworked ...
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June 29th, 2015 | Categories: Education
Whatever you want to label "learning at home" and however you want to define the latest buzz words for non-traditional education, you can find a program and method that suits your needs. Right now over 1.2 million people in the U.S. participate in some form of distance learning, with a projected expansion to 2.3 million in just a few years. In looking at this rapidly expanding and viable form of education and training, there are a few basic things you need to consider and some decisions you ...
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June 28th, 2015 | Categories: Education
Learning Management Systems Learning Management Systems are e-systems that seek to advance employee skills in an organization through ongoing training and development. These apparatus are fast evolving as must-have tools in the e-learning scenario. These are preferred as they are fast, convenient, consistent, effective and demonstrate high retention. But these systems are expensive and selecting the right system for an organization can be a challenge. Several aspects need to be considered ...
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June 27th, 2015 | Categories: Education
For many years, the trainer or lecturer was seen as a largely autonomous person who was responsible for all aspects of training delivery. Within their job specification was: - Identifying the training needs - Setting the goals/objectives for training - Providing the expertise needed for the subject - Developing the resources to be used - Delivering the training - Evaluating and adapting materials Many organisations strive to include new technologies and systems in their training, but don't pay ...
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June 26th, 2015 | Categories: Internet
Most people spend years, and years searching for the answers on how to produce a residual income online, using resources that they next to nothing about. This raises the question, "How is everyone else doing it?". This question can be easily answered, but with a very broad outlook. The answer, well the truthful answer is that they know exactly what they're doing and how to do it. Going deeper into this, you can ask another question, and that is, "How did they learn?". That also is a very ...
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June 25th, 2015 | Categories: Writing
Learn how to effectively prepare for tests and where to look for classic and modern learning resources. Standardized tests have plenty of resources available to prepare candidates. Test preparation tutoring programs can be found both in libraries and online. There are many forms of tutoring, such as home tuition with coaching, self-tutoring or group tutoring sessions. Selecting a test preparation-tutoring program should be based on the difficulty of the test, your knowledge levels and ...
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June 24th, 2015 | Categories: Computers
On many a Friday night my daughter and I can be found in front of the computer playing an online game based upon ―Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. The differences are that all the questions are related to science, we can’t actually win a million dollars, it’s absolutely free, and we are the players. It isn’t unusual for us to spend a couple of hours playing this game. I am always amazed by how much she knows as her age as well as how much I seem to have forgotten at mine. Many ...
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June 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Business
Biologically, every person is born with inherent preferences in how they learn. Some may learn by hands-on training and visual images, while others learn from studying the written steps themselves. Scientists have broken the learning styles down into 8 criteria - 4 sets of opposites: Active and Reflective, Sensing and Intuitive, Visual and Verbal, and Sequential and Spatial (Global). The testing for this is a short, online quiz presented by the North Carolina State University that identifies ...
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June 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Business
Frequently I am asked "how do you get information about the competition?" Most people are surprised when I tell them that getting useful competitive intelligence is actually the easiest part of managing successful business competition. One of the best methods to gain valuable competitive intelligence is so simple, straightforward, and productive that I have put it on my list of Business Competition Best Practices: Win Loss Research. The benefits that Win Loss Research routinely delivers ...
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June 21st, 2015 | Categories: Business
There is a common misperception these days that if you haven't got your small to medium sized business online yet you're too late. As long you learn from the first wave of Net entrepreneurs you can actually be better off then those bleeding edge web pioneers. Using the lessons that it took e-stores four, five or even six years to learn you can get online in half the time and with better infrastructure and tools. The biggest mistake new e-businesses make is not initially putting enough money ...
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June 20th, 2015 | Categories: Business
Although induction is recognized as a critical activity for new starters, my experience has been that few organizations do it well. There is probably no excuse for poor induction when your staff is in one location and new starters can report to the training department for face-to-face induction. It becomes more difficult to run a slick induction operation, however, when you have offices geographically dispersed. This issue I discuss an induction program on which I am currently working for an ...
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June 19th, 2015 | Categories: Business
Permission is granted to reproduce provided bio line is included. People are flocking to distance learning in increasing numbers as a way to grow personally and professionally. It is widely used in the corporate and academic worlds. Setting up distance learning courses can be a way for you to help people, teach in your field of expertise, grow your practice, and generate an extra source of passive revenue. Half of my income comes from the courses I teach. Here are some things you need to know ...
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June 18th, 2015 | Categories: Business
My children took swimming lessons this summer. Actually they're called "water confidence" lessons, designed to get non-swimmers comfortable with being in the water. At 5 years old, my kids have a healthy fear of the water, and didn't want to get in the pool at first. They liked the *idea* of learning how to swim, but the reality of getting into water up to their necks was scary. They wanted to have their lessons in the wading pool. I tried explaining it's a little hard to swim in 12 inches of ...
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