Five Unexpected Career Resolutions You Should Make In 2018

Five Unexpected Career Resolutions You Should Make In 2018

The New Year is coming, and you’re making a list of resolutions. And if you’ve got a few related to your career, you might want to consider ditching the typical to-dos and adopting these more unconventional resolutions instead. WORK LESS If you’re shooting for a raise or promotion next year, you might be thinking about putting in longer hours to prove your worth. But Doug Ringer, president of Fort Collins, Colorado-based business consultancy Doug Ringer Consulting, says it’s a better idea to “get a life.” Ringer has worked with leaders at…

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Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective includes Financial Engineering

Top Five Online Courses in African Perspective includes Financial Engineering

E-learning and online courses (the so called edtech) are booming, also in Africa. Often we talk about online courses in a more general manner, but here, we shall be focusing on the top Five Online Courses in Africa. Africa, continent, of the youth, aims at a skills gapbetween rich and poor. But online educationcan be one important tool to improve the access to higher education. Edtechbenefits of the rising access to mobile phones. Today we want to enlighten the online course subject in a more specific manner: Which are the most demanded online…

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‘Major leak’ in Tarboro water system closes five Edgecombe County schools

‘Major leak’ in Tarboro water system closes five Edgecombe County schools

TARBORO, N.C. — Edgecombe County Public Schools closed five schools Friday after a “major leak” in the Town of Tarboro’s water system. The district announced the closures in a post on its Facebook page. The schools are Martin Millennium Academy, Pattillo Middle School, Princeville Elementary, Stocks Elementary and Tarboro High School. The district said the day will be an optional work day for staff at the closed schools, but all other schools in the district will hold class as usual. Due to continued issues because of a major leak in the…

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Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Five ways to earn money while studying abroad

Part-time job reduces the excess burden on parents. (Thinkstock image) While a good education abroad works wonders for an individual’s career prospects, it also ends up burning a large hole in their pocket. It is not always easy to ask for money back home from your parents, yet the experience of living with a low supply of funds can be excruciating. In such a scenario, looking for part-time jobs can emerge as the ideal choice, as it reduces the excess burden on parents while inculcating a sense of responsibility and…

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Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Distance learning: the five qualities student teachers need to succeed

International bodies, politicians, policy makers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level. Distance education is often viewed as a way to speed up the process of producing well qualified, good teachers. This approach involves a model in which students are physically separated from the university or training college in question. Students usually communicate with the institution through emails, online learning support systems or occasional face-to-face tutorials. Distance education tends to…

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Distance learning: Five qualities student teachers need to succeed

Distance learning: Five qualities student teachers need to succeed

International bodies, politicians, policymakers and researchers have always been interested in the way teachers are prepared for the classroom. This is because the quality of a country’s teachers is an indicator of its developmental level. Distance education is often viewed as a way to speed up the process of producing well qualified, good teachers. This approach involves a model in which students are physically separated from the university or training college in question. Students usually communicate with the institution through emails, online learning support systems or occasional face-to-face tutorials. Distance education tends to be…

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Decoded: Five education loan myths

Decoded: Five education loan myths

A good solid education is a stepping stone to a successful professional life. While most parents strive to provide their children with the best education they can, lack of finances often act as a hindrance to academic aspirations. Today, the rising cost of education has made most students and parents turn towards Education Loan to fund higher education. And like with most financial products, education loan too has several myths surrounding, which I would like to dispel. Poor scores in entrance exams will hinder your loan approval: Many students worry that…

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EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

EdTech: Big Data, Virtual Reality & Five Online Learning Trends To Look Out For

©Jacob Ammentorp Lund The days of whiteboards and ink cartridges are over. Developments in educational technology – or edtech – are revolutionizing the business school experience. Virtual Reality (VR) headsets are in classrooms. Big data-crunching devices give students live feedback on their progress. And, with flexibility in high demand, more and more learning is being delivered online. In July 2016, the Online MBA offered by Birmingham Business School became the first 100%-online MBA to be accredited by AMBA. Its Online MSc International Business is set to follow suit. Today, online learning is increasingly seen as…

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The Five Hiring Mistakes That Taught Me How To Recruit

The Five Hiring Mistakes That Taught Me How To Recruit

I learned to recruit employees by doing it at a rapid pace in two companies. In the first company I recruited hundreds of newcomers and in the second company, I recruited thousands more. When you interview and hire huge numbers of people, you are going to make hiring mistakes. Here are five of my worst hiring mistakes — the ones that taught me how to recruit! Barney We will call my first unfortunate hire Barney. Barney applied for a job in our IT department. I was not going to be…

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Jordan attack: Canadian among five dead in Karak shooting

Jordan attack: Canadian among five dead in Karak shooting

A Canadian tourist and four police officers have been killed in gun attacks in and near the Jordanian city of Karak, officials say. Unidentified gunmen are reported to have taken refuge in an ancient castle in the city where several other tourists are said to be trapped. Jordan’s Public Security Directorate said the gunmen first attacked a police patrol near Karak and then fled by car into the city. Nine other people have been wounded. No group has admitted carrying out the attacks. Security sources said the gunmen were holed…

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