When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

For some students, an online degree alone may not be enough to fully meet their career goals. This was the case for LaShelle Morrison, a fifth-year student pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology partially online at the University of Iowa. “I am most interested in teaching and helping others to teach better, whether that be K-12 instructors or even faculty at colleges – so understanding how teaching works the best for various types of people in different populations,” says the 39-year-old. Beyond her degree program, she has earned two graduate certificates, both of which included…

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When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

Anyone with a case of wanderlust knows the feeling of coming home from a vacation feeling refreshed and inspired. These four women took that feeling and turned it into a new career. Here, we hear the stories of the trips that changed their lives — and get some advice for how you can also transform your career through an amazing travel experience. Photo courtesy of Billy Huys Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, with one of her company’s signature throws in the background. WHO: Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, which designs eco-friendly knit throws inspired by beautiful places…

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What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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5 Things You Should Never Give up When Preparing for IIT JEE

5 Things You Should Never Give up When Preparing for IIT JEE

Indian Institute of Technology is the most prestigious engineering institute in India, and it is the most sought out college by students who want to become engineers. Securing a seat in IIT requires one of the most dedicated preparation. Along with exceptional arduous work, one must be agile and focused during their preparation. Since the syllabus is vast, and competition is challenging, one must stay focused and not lose hope during their journey. Several students opt for tuitions, reference books, and coaching institutes while preparing for JEE exam. However, a…

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Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

When I reached my mid-50s I decided to make a radical career change. I’d spent 25 years in industry in a series of increasingly senior HR roles with high profile companies and I had no real reason to abandon a career that was developing very well. No real reason, that is, except one, crucial one. I wanted something different. Much to the surprise of my friends and colleagues, instead of being a senior executive in an international company, I decided to become a teacher. It could, as many of them…

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When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. That’s an argument that my partner Phil Hill and I have argued here on EdSurge and elsewhere. But we’ve been disheartened to see a lack of interest in making that clear distinction, as evidenced most recently by the comments of a number of our colleagues in a recent Campus Technology article. After pointing out that many of the…

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When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore

When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore

When a study loan is not applicable, Singaporeans can use a personal loan for education and school fees. Furthering your education and improving your skills are vital for advancing your career in highly competitive Singapore. However, professional certifications can cost thousands of dollars. For example, a 10-week part-time digital marketing course can cost S$5,000, while learning to code in iOS or Android can set you back around S$15,000. Even traditional fields such as Office Administration can cost around S$1,000 for a 2-day course. If you don’t have the cash for…

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What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Like many of my peers, I had thought that I could gently start thinking about retirement in my mid-fifties. But as my mid-fifties arrived, and as the debate about the human lifespan rages on, I’ve been confronting a new question: what if I live to 100? For more, I looked to a book by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, two London Business School professors, called The 100 Year Life. Half the children born today, they say, have a 50% chance of living to 105. That’s up from only 1% a…

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What You’re Twice as Likely to Do When You Telecommute

What You’re Twice as Likely to Do When You Telecommute

Telecommuting is on the rise. As the number of folks who work from home increases, new data begin to emerge about their experience. If you’re considering telecommuting at some point in the future, the results of a recent survey should be of interest to you. (Photo Credit: mccun934/Flickr) Earlier this year, the firm Leadership IQ surveyed over 3,000 employers to try to learn a bit more about how telecommuters, mobile workers (folks who are in and out of the office), and traditional office workers compare and contrast. Recently, Leadership IQ…

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