Why You Need a Career Mentor

 

Mentors are an important resource for success on the job. Finding one can be a task, positioning you to be selected as a mentee is another. Here are some helpful tips.

Mentoring used to be an informal and difficult process. Managers would identify potential success stories. You had to be likeable or someone who reminded the mentor of his or her early years. The golf course or a game of billiards would open opportunities to be groomed. Relationships would develop over cold beers. You guessed it, the “good old boy” network. If you did not hang out you were left out.

Companies today realize the organizational benefit of supporting and developing talent and are establishing formal mentor programs that ensure growth from the bottom to the top lasts from within. Will employees stay longer if they feel like they are being groomed for success? Are you the best option for a new opportunity if your career is being guided by manager, supervisor, coach, or a specialist?

Having a mentor allows access to information that may not otherwise be available to you. Mentors show you the ropes, they lend you a hand, and they provide insight into a world that continues to change as you navigate through it. Mentors provide quality information because more than likely they have made the same mistakes you are asking, so you benefit from the secret weapon. Think about your co-workers, everyone wants to get promoted all at the same time. You better believe if you have a strong mentor and you are following his or her advice you should have an edge. I have seen too many times one position opens and 3 employees want that new title. Read below for tips on why you need a career mentor.

Motivation – A good mentor has the rare ability to explain to you what you need to do and why, in a way that makes sense. An encounter with a mentor often becomes a turning point in your career or business.

Success – A mentor who shares their experience with you helps you to avoid mistakes that you would otherwise make. Achieving success faster and with less effort, would you consider that to be efficient and effective?

Honesty – A mentor is a person who is not emotionally involved in your situation, your friends, family, barber, or hairstylist love to give advice. These people either, do not know, are emotional involved, or tell you exactly what you want to here. A mentor’s advice should be free and straight to the point.

Positive Attitude – When “Murphy’s Law” kicks in to your life a good mentor knows you are bleeding internally, but they have a plan to get you patched up, in a step by step approach. Mentors always have a story to make you feel good and to give the necessary encouragement to move forward.

Improvement – Your mentor will expect some improve. You should expect to grow with knowledge. Mentors will advise homework, such …

Things You Should Know About English Schools

An English School refers to a school or institution where English is the ‘primary medium of imparting education’ to students in all subjects; this may also be the case where English is not the first language or the ‘mother tongue’ of the students.

A thorough knowledge of the English language is extremely valuable and useful for communication at a global level; since many countries have mandated that the English language is used as the normal education medium.

The spread of English around the world is associated with the rise of the British Empire. From its original homeland in the lowlands of Scotland to the rest or Ireland and Great Britain, the use of the English language spread far and wide increasing the cultural and economic influences of countries especially since the times of the World Wars.

Once English left the shores of the British Isles, it travelled quickly to the Commonwealth Countries such as Canada, Australia and large parts of Asia where the British Empire extended to.

Under Section 92 of the Canadian Constitution, education is a matter under provincial control. Large parts of Canada were occupied by French-speaking Europeans. During the 19th and 20th century, the English-only education laws culinated in the Manitoba Schools Question 1896 and Ontario Regulation 17 in 1912, which were strident against French and other European minority languages. Canada adopted official bilingualism in 1969 where English and French found their places, but for most part English remains the predominant language of education.

The Parliament of England passed the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542 annexing Wales as part of the English Kingdom; These laws are collectively referred to as ‘Acts of Union’.

In Ireland, the ‘Royal Schools’ proclamation by James I in 1608 was done with the intent of setting up on free school in every country for educating the youth in learning and religion.

Between 1494 and 1698 the Scots Parliament passed nearly ten acts to legislate and establish English among the aristocracy first and spread it down to all ranks of people.

The Charter Act of 1813 decreed that English as a language would be included in the Indian education system for students to learn although strictly not enforcing it as a replacement for existing indigenous languages. It was anticipated that English would continue to exist with other studies to reinforce moral laws and ethical values.

Colonial education

In South Africa, the Dutch Reformed Church Elders established the earliest European schools in the late 17th century in the Cape Colony to minister biblical instruction as a necessary requisite for church confirmations. Basic literacy abilities and math skills were taught in rural areas but by 1799, British mission schools had propagated with the arrival of the early delegation of the London Missionary Society.

Elsewhere, with the spread of English as the dominant language for learning and working, orthodox believers and fanatic opposers of the language fostered trouble by resisting the use of English in schools and teaching places; however, by the turn of the 21st …

Exciting Teaching Tools of Tomorrow

School teachers always wanted to discover ways to connect with their students more effectively for a better learning experience. Thanks to such tools as ClassDojo, teachers can now easily have their students focused in class in no time (rather than spend precious minutes trying to manage students’ behavior).

ClassDojo likewise provides students with data on their own behavior, making them less disorderly, leading to a more conducive learning environment. Parents benefit from ClassDojo, too. Teachers can easily access every child’s classroom information and show them to the parents and make them engaged in their children’s development.

Three Ring is another techie tool for teachers who want to organize their students’ data digitally. This app allows teachers to upload student works from your smartphones or laptops directly to your own online stream.

You can use it during instruction inside the classroom, for planning lessons that are needed or will be enjoyed by the students, and for easily assessing the works of each of your students. Students can also see their progress through time through the uploaded pictures in the teachers’ stream. This can encourage them to do better in class.

Years of research on early cognitive development has paved way for new tools that will help children develop their cognitive skills. Scientific Learning®’s Fast ForWord Program strengthens children’s cognitive skills, helping them improve their reading-related skills such as comprehension, phonological and phonemic awareness, vocabulary, syntax, and grammar, among others.

Fast ForWord also offers English language learning where children can improve on their English literacy rapidly. The program is also consistent in the use of brain exercises for better retention and faster improvement on the use of English language, no matter what your first language may be.

More and more grade school teachers are also excited about custom-designed curriculums which allow the use of apps and devices such as iPads. Elementary schools in several parts of the United States have participated in piloting this kind of programs. For example, students of Jessieville Elementary School in Arkansas used storybook apps for their language arts and science activities. Likewise, students from Van Meter Elementary School managed to create their own ebooks by using several apps and software such as FlipSnack, Evernote, Skitch, and Mackin VIA.

Teachers believe that technology should be used to make education and learning more fun and interesting for children who are exposed to the internet, video games, and devices (such as smartphones, laptops, and tablets) early in their lives.…

Top Universities in Singapore – NUS and NTU

Undoubtedly the top ranked universities in Singapore are NUS and NTU!

National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore (NUS) is ranked 33 in the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007.

According to the Financial Times (FT) 2006 EMBA ranking of the Top 85 EMBA programs, NUS Business School rises in rankings for Executive MBA programs to be among world’s Top 29.

NUS Business School did extremely well in two of the sub-categories – it came out Top 5 for the categories of ‘International Attendees’, and ‘Top Salaries in IT/ Telecommunications’.

According to the THES 2006 World Ranking in the field of technology, NUS Faculty of Engineering ranked 8th in the World’s top 100 in Technology

According to the Newsweek Ranking of Global University, NUS is ranked 36th in the top 100 universities.

Nanyang Technological University

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is the world’s top 20 technological university!

According to the Times Higher Education Supplement’s World University Rankings 2007, NTU is ranked 69 in the world.

The university has 2 campuses in Singapore: NTU at one-north campus and the Yunnan Garden campus. NTU at one-north campus is located next to Biopolis, the Singapore biomedical research hub. NTU has strong reputation overseas, linkages with world famous universities such as University of Washington, Stanford University, MIT, Cambridge, to name a few.

It offers undergraduate and graduate courses in Accountancy, Business, Communication Studies, Engineering, Science and Arts.

The university is recognized globally for its excellence in science and engineering. The College of Engineering is one of the world largest engineering colleges, with 6 engineering schools offering a variety of programs and specializations to meet the needs of many students.

It is also home to the National Institute of Education (NIE), which is the only teacher training institute in Singapore. NIE provides educational services to countries such as Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

The College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is the first Singapore professional art school offering courses in art, design and media.

Nanyang Business School (NBS) offers one of the world top 100 MBA programs. According to the Financial Times survey (published in Jan 2007), its MBA program is ranked Number 1 in Singapore and Number 2 in Asia.…

How To Sell Insurance Coverage at Any Stage of Your Career

Do you know How to Sell Insurance and Be Successful?

Being a desperate insurance agent, you are not sure where to begin and also you require the best tactics on how to sell insurance the best way. Insurance can be an incredible career for people that have a niche personality of persuasion selling. But what about the rest of you. I guarantee that for people that do not like selling, you will have a very disappointing career. The hardest part of Selling Insurance is trying to get leads and convert those leads to customers.

Whats the # 1 Secret on Insurance Selling?

Times have changed over the past few years. With the internet and different online ways to buy insurance, agents need to discover the new way to generate leads you can not spend all day trying to generate leads. Today’s insurance agents need to set up marketing systems and let the leads come to them. My # 1 secret is reduce the time on trying to generate leads, and spend more time on educating and networking with prospects.

Internet leads are the best way to get started. The one thing to understand is that there are 2 types of Internet leads. Most every insurance producer puts in a ton of effort and extremely tries trying to locate leads to bring in daily sales. To get leads daily and quickly is to buy them. The problem you may know with these leads, is that these prospects are price hunting. If the lowest price is not your competitive market, you still need to get them on your list and sell to them when they realize that “you get what you pay for”. The best way to get internet leads is through your own website that drives traffic directly to you. These people actually want to buy from you. This is the first strategy you need to focus on. Do not focus on finding leads. Set up a system, so the leads come to you. So what are the systems and how do you set them up? Keep reading, I think I can help.

The lead generation process should be a system of your organization. Online insurance marketing video clips from an insurance specialist are a great way to learn How To Sell Insurance and implement insurance marketing strategies.…

Education In America: Are Our Children Really Prepared For The Future?

My child failed a math test today.

It was interesting the thoughts and feelings that came up with this. Now, granted, she's in the 2nd grade, so what's the big deal? But, I have to say, a litany of guilt, despairs and my own insurances rose to the surface, "Was I preparing my child well enough for life?"

This thought cave way to other thoughts about how we prepare our children for life. Certainly, a well-rounded education is the foundation from which all of us spring forth. It is good and I am interested to the many incredible teachers who in my life inspired me to do greater things, and have ignited within me the fiery passion for perpetual learning!

I have also been privileged to have the most amazing teachers in all of my children's lives. These are not just ordinary people. They are super-human, extraordinary beings who not only teach our children, but love them, challenge them, nurture them, kiss their boo-boos and provide an environment where a child learns how to learn.

They are my heroes.

But, sometimes I wonder if the outline of our educational plan is somewhat missing in preparation for real life. I watched the movie "Easy A" with my older daughter. It was delightful and insightful and really tackled some of the hot spots teens have to navigate today. The main character's parents were hilarious! They were loving, supportive and playful, but instilled great confidence in their daughter and nurtured her ability to handle her own problems.

There was a scene where the mother was speaking to the younger child and he announced that he received an "A" on his spelling test. She replied, "That's great, honey, but everything has spellcheck these days." It was hilarious … but TRUE! Not that I am advocating that we do not teach our children how to spell (although with precedent of text language, we might need to step this up even more!) But maybe some of our time should be spent educating them about the dangers of posting things on Facebook that could haunt them the rest of their lives. The drunken dance on top of a table is funny now, but not when you want to run for a political office or already in office. Yea, those pictures go viral … ask Senator Weiner.

We may be educating them, but are they learning what they need to – to survive?

Maybe we might want to spend time showing them how real life works – signing contracts really do obligate you, they are not kidding. Oh, and the credit card is not free money – you will have to pay it back at sometime. Oh, and get this – they charge you for borrowing that money. Perhaps, we should spend some time on interpersonal relationships (and no, that does not involve texting or the social network). I worry that our kids do not know how to relate to one another … (OMG, frowny face emoticon).

Choosing …

Online Learning – A New Era for Education

Online learning is well-defined as a structured learning activity that uses internet based technology, resources and tools for learning and education. Due to these exceptional features, various students and institutes nowdays find online learning technology as a fastest and simplest way for sharing information and upgrading their knowledge.

What a student mainly value about online courses are its well-planned, organized and flexible program of learning. Nowadays apart from traditional classes, these live online learning classes are well accepted by a huge number of students who kindly prefer online education for their academic credits.

However, most of the students are not familiar with the method in which these learning classes work. The most important trait of online tuition is the one to one learning. This procedure increases student's engagement and attention towards the courses and then helps to give a positive output.

In addition to this, students can get access to their course anytime and from anywhere. Thus, there is no fixed class and fixed schedule for these classes. Students will get the same expert instruction and course content that they ask for. Students needs to have a proper email account and an active chat id so so that they can communicate with teacher through chat rooms, forums, e-mail and other electronic submission. Here, if they have questions they can easily contact their instructor through emails and chats.

Online learning technology is text-based and also a combination of graphics, text, audio, and video. For this kind of courses, students use standard classroom books and printed materials along with online lectures, coursework, and supplementary course contents. The students are provided with a platform where they can take part in discussions, quizzes, conferences and can evaluate their progress through online practice exams.

A perfect educational environment is required to have an effective online learning class. Without a suitable learning environment, no favorable learning exit is obtained. This kind of learning technology demands a positive approach from students. While pursuing the course students needs to be very active and must concentrate and understand thoroughly the course material that is being taught.

Considering the busy lifestyle and the challenging career growth, we can conclude that for students live online learning is worth mentioning like that of traditional education. However, before enrolling for the courses one should have a detailed understanding of the course structure and register only for the certified course or else it is of no use. …

Professors – Strategically Manage Your College Courses – Teaching Large Classes that Feel Small

Often, professors believe that the only workable instructional method in a large class is the lecture. After all, the rooms where we teach large classes are called lecture halls. I’d like to propose, however, that the lecture is only one of the methods that can be used effectively in a large class. Research conducted by Graham Gibbs (1998), of the Open University, indicates that the effectiveness of large introductory classes is increased when the focus is on learning rather than on teaching, when assessment is strategically employed to foster focus on learning objectives, when students do for themselves and for each other some of what the professor once did for them, and when peer support and peer pressure are fostered.

Another critical key to success in large classes is making them at times “psychologically small,” by dividing the large class into small groups for some of the learning experiences – starting from the very first day. Students thus have a smaller number of classmates to get to know and can feel safe. When larger groups are needed, the professor can combine two or more smaller groups, gradually expanding the number of students who interact comfortably.

Part of making a class seem psychologically small is to learn as many students’ names as possible. Learning names in a large class and thus encouraging participation by students who might otherwise feel anonymous is quite challenging. Consider having students make a note of every time they participate by asking a question, making a cogent comment, and so on, then direct them to turn in the notes, with their names, at the end of class each day, with enough description to allow the professor to identify the comment or question. The professor can then write back to each student with encouragement, answers, or whatever else is appropriate. A professor can also choose to give participation points to those students who take advantage of this learning opportunity.

A variation on this idea of participation notes allows you to take attendance as well. All students are given an index card on the first day. They write their names right on the top, and from that day forward they pick up their cards as they walk into class. The professor can see which cards are left in the box and thus can mark down absences. Either during the class or as a closure for the day, students are to write on their cards a question, a comment, a summary, or a point they would like to see reviewed in an upcoming class. After class, the professor can quickly read through these cards and get a sense of what was understood, what might still be muddy, and where an appropriate starting place for the next class period would be. They can also write back to the students to heighten the sense of connection that is so important to learning.

You can also choose to use teams of students in large classes,  Teams of four to six students are typically …

Michele DeVito's Career Change to TV Nurtured Her Daughters' Artistic Ambitions

Michele DeVito started her soap opera career because her daughter had a crush on Jack Wagner (General Hospital). Both of her daughters, grown now, have artistic leanings. And one has a dream job that keeps her busy on Saturday nights.

Susan Dansby: At least one of your kids is in the industry.

Michele DeVito: Yes, my oldest daughter works for Saturday Night Live . About 17 or 18 years, she's been there.

How she got into it is – I do not even know if it was interning. I bought her in one day – just to see what it was like. Because it was because of her that I got this job.

Susan Dansby: Was the one that was in love with Jack Wagner?

Michele DeVito: She was the one with Jack Wagner.

Susan Dansby: (LAUGHS) Oh, that's great!

Michele DeVito: Amazing how everything works out.

Susan Dansby: And is Janine's last name DeVito? And what does she do on Saturday Night Live ?

Michele DeVito: She's the script supervisor / production manager.

Susan Dansby: Fantastic!

Michele DeVito: She worked herself up through the racks. In fact, here there was a nepotism rule. She did every aspect in the Business Affairs department. Then they saw what a good worker she was, too. She was temping, and there was a big joke about it. [They got around the nepotism, by letting her temp; but they could not hire her.] And they said, "Gee, Michele, do you still want to work here? For the company?" And I said, "Are you kidding? Sorry."

Susan Dansby: 'I was here, first!'

Michele DeVito: But it's not really what Janine wanted to do. She then got a job at NBC where, just one day a week, she did help out at SNL. And then they saw how she worked. My gosh, they hired her. And she worked her way up in that control room right next to the director.

Michele DeVito: She does the work of an AD [Associate Director]. She times the music. She breaks down the music for the musical guests. And she sits in the round table. She's very close with the writers where they have their "read-through," they call it.

And the cast is there. She has an amazing job. But it's hard work. I even said to her, "Janine, what about me?" She says, "Mom, I love you too much to have you work at Saturday Night Live ." She said, "Mom, the pace." I said, "Okay."

But she also does freelance, she does concerts. She worked on the Macy's [Thanksgiving Day] parade.

But it all happened through this little circle of this wonderful genre.

Susan Dansby: Well, I think that it's only appropriate that since she got you your job that your being there facilitated her learning more about the industry, and led to her getting the opportunity to be at Saturday Night Live – because obviously she's made her own luck in terms of her skills and talent. …

Driver Education Training

Driver training is defined as behind-the-wheel lessons given to students once they complete the classroom program. State licensed instructors train students in dual-controlled vehicles equipped for safety. The instructor has a foot brake attached to the passenger side near the floor, so that the instructor may slow the student down at will. The students who do not meet the age requirement must get written permission from their parents or guardian.

During these in-car training sessions the instructors teach students different aspects of driving. They start by driving on a surface road and learning the basic controls of the car and how to operate it safely. They then progress on to more advanced skills like driving in the dark. At the final stage are trained to drive on the freeway and get exposure to heavy traffic while learning more complex defensive driving skills.

Behind-the-wheel training takes approximately 6 to 10 hours to complete and is spaced out in two-hour sessions taken at the student's convenience. On completion of the driver-training program, students are awarded a certificate of completion that can then be used to get a driver's license from the Division of Motor Vehicles. Of course, the student must then pass the DMV requirements, such as knowledge tests and a qualifying driving course.

Driver-training programs are very important for young drivers because they learn the right driving attributes and develop proper techniques that make them safe and reliable drivers. Without these trainings, the roads would have even more chaotic than they already are. …

Would A University Online Degree Suit You?

It is quite interesting to note that individuals considering committing to a college degree nearly always exclusively consider campus-based programs. Very few even think about taking an accredited online degree, which is just as good as campus learning in the real world. Many potential students baulk at the idea of ​​taking a university online degree because it means venturing into the unknown. Very few people actually know enough about accredited online college degrees in order to make a decision, and very few attempt to do the research to find out! The purpose of this article is therefore to give you a quick guide to university online degrees so you are quipped to judge whether it will suit you or not.

All degrees from recognized schools are hard work. Accredited online college degrees are no different, so if you think for one second that this option will provide you with an easy ride then you are sadly mistaken. Often, course content varies very little between the two but the methods of learning have very little in common, which is why you must investigate both in order to determine the one that suits you best.

University online degrees are all about self-discipline. If you are a weak person, forward to procrastination or laziness, then a university online degree will not suit you at all. You have to be able to motivate yourself because nobody else is there to do it for you. Campus degrees, and the various classes that are incorporated into them, are run by a variety of tutors who are all employed to watch over students and make sure that there are enough reminders issued about deadlines and ongoing work. They are also there to help individual students out during class time. They effectively spoon feed students the course content. Whilst this my sound harsh and unheard to anyone that has attended a campus university, it is true in comparison to the outside input a lot of online students receive. University online degree students do not have that and have to be organized in order to remember all of their deadlines by themselves, as well as keep on top of ongoing work and find their own research sources. It is very easy to leave work if nobody issues you reminders of what you are supposed to be doing.

Accredited online college degrees

require sheer hard work and effort if you want to get something out of them. In effect, you reap what you sow. If you do not think that you will be able to effectively organize your own education or if you doubt that you will possess this sort of motivation or determination, then a university online degree is not for you. You must see an accredited online college degree as a challenge in order to benefit. However, if you believe that you are up to this challenge then go for it. A university online degree can certainly prove that you possess the necessary skills to survive in the …

Finding The Ideal Graduate Training Job

Many graduates in the United Kingdom go through training as they begin their career. Larger companies and government agencies provide job training and professional development sessions to help their new employees get ready for work. Graduates in fields like retail management and telecommunications learn a wealth of knowledge from experienced corporate trainers. However, many graduates and university students in the UK overlook the possibility of working as a corporate trainer. These trainers typically begin their careers immediately after their higher educational experience is over. Graduates who discover that they want to train the future of the UK workforce should consider what their ideal graduate training job will be.

One of the factors that a graduate trainer should consider before heading into the job market is whether a specific position allows for some creativity. Corporate trainers are often given a set script of the ideas and exercises that need to be done in training sessions. However, many corporations are beginning to allow their trainers to insert a bit of themselves into their sessions. For example, an experienced trainer may be allowed to insert different exercises or use simulations to illumine sales trainees. Graduates interested in training jobs need to determine whether a potential employer allows some flexibility in training or if they require rote learning for their trainees.

Another ideal situation in graduate training jobs is when there are plenty of professional development opportunities for trainers. In essence, graduate trainers should look at their own training possibilities when taking a position. Many professionals take for granted that through experience and repetition, they will automatically become great at their jobs. However, even graduate trainers need to learn new skills in a new setting. Young professionals interested in training jobs need to determine whether their potential employer is interested in teaching the teacher, so to speak.

Finally, the possibility of advancement in graduate training jobs is important for young professionals. Many graduates now leaving universities in the United Kingdom assume that any job that they take includes the chance for management or executive level positions down the road. However, small firms or companies with a narrow corporate structure may not have the leeway to allow trainers to move upward. In these companies, trainers are given financial incentives or title bumps instead of new responsibilities. Graduates may find these rewards beneficial in the short term, but trainers are always looking for challenges. An ideal graduate training job allows professionals to move forward in the corporate world. …

Effects of Technology on Education

Education has changed significantly in the last twenty years. One of the main reasons education has undergone so many changes is because of technological development. In 1990, computers and other forms of technology served a minimal role in the classroom. Today, many if not most college students attend class with a laptop. I am writing about some of the biggest advantages technology cave to education.

Technology has made research much easier. Before online Encyclopedias, Google Scholar, JSTOR, and other online research tools were available, students were forced to spend numerous hours in the library. With the new tools, students can conduct research faster in the comfort of their homes. With Google and other search engines, students can find relevant information faster and more efficiently. Also, there is no more need for intensive memorization as information is more readily available.

New also technology allows for a faster, more efficient, and more interactive classroom experience. With Powerpoint presentations and projectors, there is no need for blackboards and whiteboards. With clickers, students can take quizzes during the classroom.

These developments also help improve improving training services. Online tutoring programs are becoming available. One-on-one in-home tutoring programs are also being aided by these developments. Tutors can bring laptops to sessions allowing them to look up information, and show examples to the student more easily.

Wi-fi technology allows students to study in more comfort and a more ergonomic setting.

New mathematical software such as Maple and Mathematica allows students to make a computer algebra computations more easily. Software like Matlab and Scilab allows students to make numerical computations more easily. There is no more need for a line rule. Advanced Texas Instrument and Casio calculators allow students to solve equations and produce graphs. Online software such as Webassign allows students to submit mathematics assignments online with instant feedback.

The internet allows students to read books and educational supplements at home. There is no need to go to a bookstore or library. Since many of these sources are open source or funded by advertising, students can access these materials for free. Wikipedia, Wikibooks are good examples. Students can learn more without leaving their house.

Image applications and job applications can now be complete online. Students can deliver important paperwork to universities and employers at a much faster rate.

Online education allows more students to get an education. Handicapped students, students that have to travel a lot, and students with jobs can now complete their degrees where they go with a flexible schedule and often at their own pace. Due to its lower costs, online education also benefits lower-income students.

Technological development allowed the creation of new IT jobs and improved economic development in general.

Not all effects of technology on education are positive. Technology also allows students to cheat more easily. However, new technology allows instructors to detect plagiarism. Technological developments can also discourage critical thinking since answers are more readily available. Technology also encourages students to spend their time doing other activities such as playing …

Become the Future Data Scientist by Pursuing the Data Science Training

THE DATA SCIENCE COURSE: THE BEST FOR THE ONES WHO LOVE NUMBERS

Data Science, the most booming careers in the field of technology, is playing a crucial role in the field of IT industry. The knowledge base and the skills acquired by pursuing data science training assist the organizations in achieving high profitability and productivity, thereby gaining a competitive edge over others.

Learning data science is highly challenging as it is a broad and fuzzy field. It even involves a lot of fun if you are fine with dealing with numbers and algorithms.

WHAT ALL HAS TO BE DONE TO PURSUE TRAINING IN DATA SCIENCE?

The data science is all about dealing with the data generated on a daily basis and flowing into the organizations’ databases. It is all concerned with studying the origin of the information, what does it represent and then transforming it into a valuable resource. This requires mathematical skills, statistical skills and as well as programming and communication skills.

The proper interpretation and analysis of data by the data scientists assist the organizations in reducing its costs and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the organization.

But always remember that before pursuing data science training, always keep into consideration the following points:

a) Learn to love data

First of all, the most essential step that one has to undergo is to develop an interest in numbers and algorithms. The more you learn, the more you will be motivated to pursue it because generally, the ones who pursue data science end up quitting midway.

Always love what you learn; this will definitely assist you in developing an interest in dealing with big data which is associated with numbers and algorithms.

b) Learn by doing

When you involve yourself while learning then you will definitely feel interested in learning. What it means is that always work on projects because that’s the best way through which you are actually applying your theoretical knowledge practically.

It will assist you in developing the required skills that are actually useful and are applicable while dealing with data.

c) Learn how to communicate the valuable information

The process of gathering, analysis, and interpretation of data will be fruitful if and only if you are able to communicate and present the results i.e. the insights extracted from the raw data to the top executives and associates of the company.

Hence it is highly necessary to learn the communication skills for becoming a data scientist.

d) Never maintain the same level of difficulty

Data Science is all about climbing a steep mountain. If you stop climbing and start feeling comfortable then you will never make it. The moment you feel comfortable, just work with an even larger dataset. Always face challenges in life, then only you will be able to reach greater heights in your life be it personal or professional.…

Online Education Basics – Discover Why More Students Are Turning To Online Learning

Online degree programs look a lot like the old brick-and-mortar college experience. You receive a course syllabus, reading and writing assignments, you can meet with your professor, and you take tests to pass the course. However, there are some key differences that make an online education more convenient, more accessible, and easier to complete.

Logging On To Learning

In an online course, you have access to your professor and other students, but that access might come in the form of e-mail, discussion boards or chat rooms. The professor picks a certain time when he or she will be available in the chat room, and students can use those “office hours” to ask questions about course material and assignments.

Taking Online Tests Successfully

You’ll also have tests, but they might come in a timed, online format that has you testing yourself against the clock. As long as you understand how to take the test, and you have a stable internet connection, taking tests online should be a relatively stress-free process. A great idea is to take several practice tests prior to the real exam. Most courses will offer practice tests to allow you to become comfortable with the process.

Learning Platforms

In the online degree world, Blackboard is the name to remember. Since their merger with WebCT, the company has been a vast resource of educational tools for online education. When you log onto your course, you might find a page created with Blackboard, featuring a discussion board, online course syllabus, assignments and tests that can be completed online.

Earn Your Degree from Anywhere in the World

Students in online degree programs use the latest technology to complete the courses they need from anywhere in the world. Getting an education online is an easy way to take a step closer to the career of your dreams.…