Solutions to Common Problems Faced by Adult Learners

Solutions to Common Problems Faced by Adult Learners

Adult students mostly do not have the luxury of attending college on a full time basis because of their work and family obligations. They often experience problems which, if not addressed, can lead to neglect of their educational goals. There are several things they can do to help overcome the typical problems that arise.

– Start with a course that is not too demanding.

Tend to be some challenging courses that must be completed by students; however, there is rarely a requirement that this must be first studied. Therefore, start with the less challenging ones that you find more fun in the beginning to build confidence. This helps familiarize yourself with the campus atmosphere and of course the demands of working again.

– Create a learning calendar.

Breakdown of exam dates and due dates on special calendars helps avoid rushed assignments at the last minute or cram session. Proper preparation leads to good grades, while inadequate planning causes failure.

– Let employers know about the course.

This action is important in cases of conflicts that arise between study and daily work. In addition, employers often offer assistance with tuition fees that can provide much-needed financial support.

– Make sure internet access is available.

Studying today depends on the internet and e-mail communication. The ability to access library databases and complete online research is fundamental to success. Also, electronic access eliminates the requirement of spending long hours working on campus; You can learn from home.

– Consider completing all online courses.

This approach is not the best for everyone; however, most educational institutions offer the option to complete the entire degree program without the need to visit their campus at all. Those who are interested in this must ensure that they have the drive and willingness to motivate themselves before enrolling in the program.…

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Some Tips for Career Advancement

Some Tips for Career Advancement

You have to truly love what you are doing to find true success at it. If you are bored with what you do too quickly and tend to move on to the next thing, you have not quite made it to your chosen career. Continuing to get an education and learning as much as you can while you work will eventually help you narrow down what you really want to do. This is the job that you will have as you go through your life. What is it that you do the best? What is it you want to learn, the thing that will give you a successful, satisfying and profitable career? Think deeply before you make your decision. There are plenty of things to do and the options are open to you. If you are in the middle of your career, and you know you want to continue with this field, you should work hard for the promotions that come with experience and education. If you wake up unhappy and are miserable at work, you should be thinking about a career change.

Changing Career

Even if you change your career in the middle of your life, chances are the education and experience you got in your previous trade will benefit you in ways you did not think were possible in another career. No matter what kind of education you get, you will learn more of the basics and you will always retain the knowledge you got. If you decide to change careers or alter the one you are in, going back to school and getting further education is always a good idea. The more you know about your chosen field, the better off you and your clientele will be. You can put all the extra knowledge and education into forming the perfect career for yourself.

Planning to Open your Own Business

The experience and training you get at a job will pay off if you are planning to open your own business at some point in the future. Things in the real world do not just happen overnight. More often than not, it is the time and effort that is put in that brings success.

If you are aware of a real need for a certain field in your location and you happen to be educated or interested in becoming educated in that particular industry, that is a good opportunity to change your current circumstances and advance your career in a different area. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you are highly qualified and skilled at the job and that it is something you will be happy doing many years from now.…

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Are YOU Stifling Your Own Career? No 3 - The Lure of Qualifications

Are YOU Stifling Your Own Career? No 3 – The Lure of Qualifications

From the day of your birth you have been nurtured, cared for and steered by others in the direction that will hopefully meet the challenge of a preparation for life and self-responsibility. Your parents and the education system have been the main parties in this endeavour. And a large part of their goal must have been to prepare you for the work-place. So… what to do?

“TRY TO BECOME NOT A MAN OF SUCCESS BUT RATHER A MAN OF VALUE”… Albert Einstein

If we go back 50 years when less than 5% of kids went to University, the impact of further education was far greater than today. A degree was regarded as a passport to a career and meant, almost without exception, that you would never be unemployed. You would be placed on a pedestal by employers, given the opportunities in the work-place to which others were not entitled and thus your place in more senior positions was, with a little effort and training, assured.

Compare that with today, when upwards of 40% of students go on to a form of further education (FE). The odds of you making waves in a career on the back of a degree (for the graduate of any University or College) are dropping like a stone. The numbers are simply against it. Soon it will be the exception rather than the rule not to have a degree.

The passport, then, is no longer  why bother? struggle through a course, the examination system, the stress and the strain of further education?

The answers to this most important and vexing of questions is found in a blunt and self-effacing scrutiny of exactly the purpose of further education for you personally. Let’s examine the mains possible reasons:-

a) Any degree is still a “bottle-top” that half of the competition won’t possess. It’s discipline for the mind.

b) I just love the subject and want to go into the academic world thereafter.

c) It gives me time to research and think about what I want to do for a career.

d) It’s a means to an  chosen career requires a degree in anything just to get to the bottom of the ladder.

e) I’m swept along by a tide of advice from peers, teachers and parents pointing me in that direction…I guess it must be for the best.

f) The employment markets are very dull in a recession and I won’t find a job right now.

Railed against this are the following that are deserving of similar scrutiny:-

a) Surely I can make more progress in a real world job actually learning work-relevant lessons and skills that are in demand by employers. Proof of intelligence is no longer evidenced through a degree, anyway.

b) Further education is, essentially, a growing-up process that I can do better without excessive socializing and especially drinking.

c) I want to earn money right away rather than wait for three/four years of penury.

d) I just don’t have the assets and am not …

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Advice for Adjusting to University Life and How to Be Successful in Further Education

Advice for Adjusting to University Life and How to Be Successful in Further Education

So it has come to one of the most important times in your life, choosing weather you should go to university/college. Well it is a nerve racking time for anyone, you have to weigh up so many different costs and benefits of enrolling at a university/college. If you do choose to go to university/college the key to doing well is to preparing! Here are a few tips for anyone looking to go to university and to help you with the transition from high school to university.

Studying comes first.

Sure up till now you may have managed to get through school with a decent grade and have put in hardly any work, well that stops now. Most drop-outs say that the main reason for leaving college was the change in the workload. At university you are expected to learn outside the classroom, and study of your own accord. Many other college students get caught up with their social activities and neglect their work. If you want to succeed at university you need to put your studies first!

Take a light course load.

In your first year of college you should try to be easy on yourself and give yourself some time to settle in. Try to take courses that you are familiar with, and try to keep your course-load to a minimum. This will give you time for getting adjusted to your new environment, and remember it is always better to have a few courses which you do really well in rather than having tons of courses that you do really badly in.

Make use of Resources.

Before I joined university I had never even taken out a book or sat in my school library or even asked a teacher for help. That all changed once I flew the coop. Colleges pride themselves on the resources they provide for their students, they are there to be used! Keep on good terms with your lecturer/tutors and do not be afraid to ask them questions. Use your colleges facilities, including both sports and academic offerings.

Refresh.

Before going to university it may be worthwhile just taking a week or two to familiarize yourself with content you have covered in the past. Try to read around what your degree is about, so you have a general idea of what sort of work you will be doing. Remember if you fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

Keep in touch.

Stay in touch with your family if you are moving away! People often forget that their family is there to support them and encourage them, almost like a support net. Talk to your family and friends about what you are studying, it helps you get motivated to do well.

Learn to use Computers.

You do not have to be a complete geek, but computers are a very important part of university life. You use computers to write your essays as well as read course material you have missed or to interact with other students. If …

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Gesture Recognition Software is Blessing for Special Education

Gesture Recognition Software is Blessing for Special Education

Indeed, I always say that the answer to solving challenges and cost problems with special education is to make the most of our technology. This will be the only way we can have one-on-one communication in the classroom for teaching and learning specifically. Every year, there are more and more high-tech tools that change the landscape in the education sector, and it’s good to see us solve all the challenges in short amount of time. If you have few moments, I’d like to talk to you about all this for moment.

You see, not long ago, on March 17, 2012 there was an interesting article on the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Shea. The article was titled; “Really Talk to Your Hands – Oh Yes,” and the article states that; “Deaf people and people who lose their voices may one day have new way to talk, thanks to Digital Ventriloquist or DiVA,” and the article explains how the software works that enables people with “high-tech gloves that equipped with sensors and track their tracks. ” movements in three-dimensional space, “to use hand signals, or sign language recognition and then insert words into documents, emails or even text messages.

few years ago, I spoke with one of the main scientists at one of the biggest companies involved in LED lighting, and he worked with the MIT group to develop special gloves, and I suggested to them that they should use this LED. sensors on the gloves, and use them to track individual hand movements, allowing software to learn how someone moves, who can then program the Avatar, make cartoons, or pick up famous actors, and allow him to play part in the film even if he is not in there to do the acting for that scene.

We talked about all the potential possibilities for software such as using these special gloves, and one of the things that I think is most interesting is of course being able to use this software for special education, or deaf people, anyone who is unable to talking, suffering from severe arthritis, or other challenging defects.

It is my belief that the latest software that only takes about 100 hours to be trained for this particular user will be able to do all that and more. Indeed, I was quite impressed and it took quite bit to impress me today, so I gave this 10 on scale of 1-10 great technology for important educational applications. If you have an interesting future educational technology, please shoot me an email, because I want to talk to you about it, and discuss it in our think tank. Please consider all of this, and think about it.…

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