Difference Between On-Campus Education and Online Education

On-campus education vs. online education! Is one better than the other? Can one completely replace the other? Indeed it sees that online education is the way of the future. Educational institutions, corporations and government organizations equally already offer various forms of electronic teaching. However, can a computer really replace a teacher and a blackboard?

How people learn

Each individual has a form of learning that suits them best. Some individuals achieve fantastic results in courses taught online, although most people drop out of 100% computer-led courses. Educational institutions, as well as companies in carrying out staff training, must recognize that there is no ideal way to carry out the teaching of a large group of individuals, and so must design programs that best suits the needs of the group as a whole.

People learn using multiple senses. This involves learning through both theoretical components of a course, as well as social interaction with both instructors and other students. Students learn from each other's mistakes and successes, not just from what they are told by instructors.

Each individual student has an ideal learning pace. Instructors are there before faced with the challenge of designing courses that move forward such that those students with a slow learning pace do not get left behind, while not moving so slowly that students with faster learning faces get bored.

Online education

In the age of high-speed information transfer, online education is becoming a popular and cheap means for delivering teaching to individuals outside the classroom, and in some cases all over the world. Teaching can be via CD, websites, or through real-time online facilities such as webcasts, webinars and virtual classrooms. However, different methods of online education each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

Online education is still a relatively new concept, and in many respects still in the teeth stages. As such, various problems arrive across different online education environments. For example:

1. Lack of immediate feedback in asynchronous learning environments: While some online education environments such as webcasts, webinars and virtual classrooms operate live with the addition of an instructor, most do not. Teaching that is delivered through a CD or website, although having the advantage of being self-paced, provides no immediate feedback from a live instructor.

2. More preparation required on the part of the instructor: In an online education environment, an instructor can not simply stand in front of a whiteboard and deliver a class. Lessons in online education environments must be prepared ahead of time, along with any notes and instructions that may accompany the teaching.

In many cases it would also be necessary that the instructor not only understands the concepts being taught, but the technology used to deliver that teaching. This before increases the skill-levels needed of online education instructors, placing greater demand on educational institutions.

Staffing levels may also be higher for courses run in an online education environment, requiring for example:

The Instructor – able to teach both course content and be skilled in the use …

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Barbecue Recipe Science Part I

There's a whole lot of "science" behind what makes good slow smoked barbecue recipes develop their flavor, tenderness, appearance, and moisture content. So, let's take a few of the reactions and try to explain the science behind it …

Browning …

This is also called the Maillard Reaction. It is a reaction between amino acids in the meat's surface and sugars in the presence of heat. The Maillard Reaction and the smoke introduced to the meat's surface is what gives barbecue it's characteristic "bark". Typically, well smoked barbecue has a crust that is black in color suggesting the Maillard Reaction on overdrive. Do not worry … this is a good thing. Most people love the "bark" on a properly cooked Boston butt or brisket.

Searing …

Most barbecue pit masters do not sear their meat before smoking. Searing meat is cooking it for very short amounts of time in an attempt to seal in the juices. Scientific tests have been performed which weigh two identical pieces of meat before and after cooking. One being seared and the other not. Test results show that the seared piece of meat lost more moisture than the not seared meat. If searing is done properly, it will improve the flavor due to the Maillard reaction, but it will probably not improve juiciness very much. This one is extremely controversial though. Many chefs swear by "searing in the juices". Maybe there is something to it because after reading the paragraph on resting, you'll understand how the muscle fibers contract when heated and push the juices to the center of the meat.

The Smoke Ring …

The smoke ring is important for aesthetic reasons, but as far as flavor is concerned, it contributes none. The smoke ring is just a chemical reaction between nitrogen dioxide and the amino acids in the meat which produce a pink color. Nitrogen dioxide is produced when wood is burned at temperatures exceeding 600 deg F. Note this is in the firebox and not your cooking chamber. The smoke ring really has nothing to do with smoke at all. The smoke will impart it's flavor to the surface of the meat independent of the smoke ring reaction. Interestingly enough, gas grills do produce nitrogen dioxide. Some sawdust burning smokers that combust at lower temperatures do not produce nitrogen dioxide. Of course, ovens do not produce smoke rings, but what kind of jackass would cook barbecue in an oven anyway !? Note that in barbecue competitions, most judges do not know these facts and they think the smoke ring is caused by smoke and they do take that as a sign of properly smoked meats – especially brisket. So producing a good smoke ring is important.

Resting …

I can not say this loud enough … make sure you properly rest your meat before slicing or pulling! As the outside muscle fibers in the meat heat up, they contract and push the moisture to the center of the meat. If you pull …

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The Best College Football Sites and Forums on the Internet

Football is just one of those sports that everyone loves. It does not matter where you are from, what you do as a profession, how old you are or what sex you are. In fact, I've met some women that were more hardcore fans of football than men have been! Well college football is no different. Some people even switch over from college to pro when one is over and the next begins. I personally have not ever been too hardcore about college football but that does not mean I do not check out the teams or watch out for cool sites online that involve football! I'm more than a pro football girl myself! Recently, however, I was checking out some college football sites just to see what was going on and I found a few really sweet sites that I think everyone should check out. So, if your looking for something a little different or a little more unique, read below:

College Sports Info – Listing of NCAA message board forums, fan sites, official school sites and various media resources including videos, audios, and interviews.

Connect-Dots – The home of the best college football sites on the net.

Top Football Sites – The 100 most popular football links on the web. Top sites include links to NFL, college, high school, and fantasy football sites.

Football Forum – NFL & College fan discussion site. Topics include news, game reviews and trade rumors.

Against The Line – Against The Line provides college football news and commentary as well as a thorough analysis of each week's college football bets and propositions.

Image Football Resources – College Football Forum. Discuss any and all relevant college football issues — create your own threads or reply to others

Some of those forums and some of these are just plain old web sites. Personally I like forums a lot better because you can sign up and talk shop with everyone. Most of the forums include extras like newsletters, news, polls, links to sport betting sites aka sport books and much more. Websites are cool too but a lot of the time you just have to sit back and read but not really participate. Of course you can also go to the ever popular NCAA Football website and the likes, but as said above you can not really participate in these sites! You can also find more forums and websites for college football by going to your favorite search engine and searching for relative words. Have fun! …

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Top Psychology Graduate Schools – University of California-Berkeley

When seeking a graduate school, most students are searching for programs with great reputation that directly correspond to the student's academic major or concentration. Across the nation, the best schools are competitive for the best students, and students are competitive for the best schools.

Where can you find the best graduate psychology programs in the country?

One of the top Ph.D. programs in the field of Psychology is University of California at Berkeley, located in California, approximately 45 minutes from San Francisco. According to World News Reports, their program is currently listed at number one in the nation. Berkeley has a long standing history of being ranked in the nation's top ten schools for Ph.D. programs in Psychology, offering the doctorate in the following areas:

* Behavioral Neuroscience
* Change, Plasticity, and Development
* Clinical Science
* Cognition, Brain, & Behavior
* Social-Personality

Why Choose A Top Graduate School in Psychology?

One of the things that makes a top ten school so unique is the fact that they usually hire faculty members who have had time to become prominent in their own major area of ​​study, making them more capable of offering their students a more practical and applicable education . Another element that sets the best schools in our country apart from the rest are the opportunities for the students to network on higher and more powerful levels. This gives the students better chances at getting internships in their field, and increases the likelihood of getting a job upon graduation.

Because of all of the perks associated with going to a top school like UC-Berkeley, the application process is rigorous, and usually highly competitive. If you are hoping to attend this school or one like it, make sure your application is immaculate and that your grades are the absolute best they can be. The average GPA of students who get accepted to UC-Berkeley is a 3.8, and their doctoral program in Clinical Science (their answer to Clinical Psychology) is among the country's most competitive programs, so reach high, gather excellent letters of recommendation and write an effective graduate personal statement, and you may be among the number pursuing their Ph.D. in psychology at Berkeley. …

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Lawyer Survey Suggestions Law Education Lacks Basics For Creating Practice

In my national survey of lawyers the majority of respondents felt that their formal legal education had not prepared them for implementing legal theory in a business setting. Specifically, they felt they lacked the basics for creating a law practice as well as attracting and interacting with clients in order to develop their business and survive. While they indicate that some law schools are now spending time on the business side of practicing law, responders also suggest these courses may not be deep enough, comprehensive enough, or given frequently enough.

The consensus is that that soon-to-be lawyer's business experience needs to be early, hands on, including meeting with clients before the bar exam. It should also involve networking, volunteering, and joining business organizations while students are still attaining their formal legal education. Hands-on experience is necessary for learning communications skills, the psychology of how to interact with clients and the press, using persuasion, and implementing the law in a wide variety of social situations. One large benefit of doing this, and doing it early and often, is that it builds your confidence in a shorter period of time than otherwise. Attempting this later typically take you years of filing through it all by yourself.

Dealing effectively with people, which is so necessary to your converting prospects to clients, often seems to be omitted from law school curriculum. When it is used, it seems it is often one-semester course early on which is uniquate. A similar situation has occurred in medical schools where the schools have become aware that their medical students were totally ignorant of what to do in an interview with patients. As a result, some schools instituted a first-year course on doctor-patient communication. But now, slowly, the schools are discovering that this interpersonal skills and small talk interview course, with a workshop and peer feedback, needs to be required every year of medical school for both learning appropriate skills, gaining confidence in using them, and making them a habit. Being addressed only once early on is not particularly helpful long-term.

To paraphrase what one lawyer shared on this: Formal education (both undergraduate and graduate) taught me absolutely zero about promoting and presenting myself as an effective and authentic professional. Part of the problem is that when you are still in school, you do not yet fully realize the importance of professional marketing and of interacting with your client as a human being, not just a potential financial transaction. I have learned almost 100% of my promotion and self-presentation skills from other lawyers, other business owners, and family members. My confidence to begin to create profitable visibility and credibility for myself also began there. The upshot is that law school education as it currently stands may be completely useless, except for providing law theory, technical information, and cases. Everything that is worthwhile and works in the real world comes through post-academic experience, which is too bad.

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Homeschooling Methods: From Charlotte Mason to Classical Education

Homeschooling? Unschooling? Charlotte Mason? Waldorf? Part-time? Full-time? The variations within homeschooling can be overwhelming. But do not worry – it's not as scary as it first sees.

Consider these common curriculums and educational philosophies used by homeschoolers. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but does cover many major programs and should help you feel more comfortable deciding what kind of homeschooler you are.

Unit Studies

In unit studies, one subject is intensely focused on at a time. This can teach the ability to both compartmentalize and synthesize information. Examples are doing an in-depth study of the presidents of the United States, or spending the month before a vacation to the ocean studying the sea and weather patterns. Unit studies can also use a child's interests to study a broader subject; for example, studying fashion trends through the ages in order to see how major events in history affected day-to-day living.

Charlotte Mason

The Charlotte Mason method is based on the work of British educator Charlotte Mason. She believed that "education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life." She believes that atmosphere makes up one-third of a child's education, that cultivating good habits makes up another third, and that children should be taught living, practical ideas rather than dry facts.

Waldorf

Waldorf education aims to educate the whole child, "head, heart, and hands." Waldorf tries to encourage a genuine love of learning in each child and incorporates arts and activities to create students who are able to create meaning in their lives without external help.

Montessori

The Montessori method focuses on student-directed learning that aims to support a child's natural way of learning. Montessori understands one-on-one attention and teacher observation and emphasizes all five senses rather than just the visual and auditory senses used in reading, listening, and watching.

Multiple Intelligences

Multiple intelligences education is based on Dr. Howard Gardner's eight areas of intelligence and learning styles: linguistic, linguistic-mathematical, spatial, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist. Each individual has strengths in one or more of these intelligences, and the multiple intelligences method involves discovering those strong areas and teaching through them (for example, a student strong in bodily-kinesthetic, or touch-related, knowledge will be most likely to learn by doing, whereas a linguistically-strong child will learn best through reading, writing, and playing with words).

Classical Education

Classical education utilizes three age groups or learning periods, called the "grammar period" (which focuses on the building blocks of education, memorization, and and rules of basic math, phonetics, etc.), the "logic stage" (when cause- and-effect relationships are explored and the child is challenged to ask "Why," engage in critical thinking, and synthesize ideas), and the "rhetoric stage" (when the student learns to use language to clearly and powerful explain his / her ideas , and begin to focus on areas of knowledge that draw his / her interest; this stage can sometimes involve internships, apprenticeships, college courses, and other forms of higher / specialized education).

Thomas Jefferson Education

Thomas Jefferson Education, also …

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Background and the Case for Education

It is the view of the author that the problems facing Pakistan while seemingly complex and intense are actually simpler then they seem. What we have been looking at are the symptoms, what we need to focus on are the root causes and work on them so as to bring in the change required to set the correction momentum rolling. This by no means is a quick solutions but the only one to correct the disarray we find ourselves in.

The first and foremost is education. It is what differentiates us from the so-called first world. It gives us the power to think and the ability to differentiate the right from the wrong. Our thoughts get reflected in our actions. Just take a minute to visualize the difference that will impact our lives if 200 million plus Pakistani were doing this on a daily basis. Education here is not only being referred to as advanced technical knowledge but to voluntary and character building one. The ability for a person leaving school at primarily level to be able to read and write the basics, have the power to earn through community beneficial skills and have the inculcations of the values ​​that will make him / her a good human being. Religious education, which already has a viable infrastructure and acceptability at the ground level, if taught in its true essences can deliver effectively.

The goal here is 100% literacy. The difficult part is execution, how to go about it. In order to make this the top priority for the country, a national urgency we need the buy in of the general public through every legal and democratic forum available. It is only through public pressure that awareness will be created and Government will give the due attention needed. Basic prerequisites like total revisit of the curriculum in line with the modern requirements and representative of the factual history, qualified teachers who have a sense of purpose above commercialism and institutions with grounds for students to develop their character on the playing fields will be needed.

Given the startling difference in fee structures of public and private institutions raising fee for the public institution has room and can only benefit the quality of studies and the structure that goes with it. International community, private sector, NGO's and individuals can supplement the process. The strength of all this lies in finding dedicated individuals willing to carry the mission off the ground. …

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Careers in Massage Today

Explore Careers in Massage in the United States and Canada. Today, careers in massage are expected to grow faster than average so occupational outlook is very promising. However, before you decide to pursue careers in massage, it is equally important to acquire the appropriate education and training in order to fulfill individual State/Province requirements for certification and/or licensure to practice.

Why careers in massage?

For starters, the ancient healing art of massage therapy is broadly used as a complementary medicine throughout the world. Besides its healing attributes, massage therapy is proven to relax and revitalize tired muscles and enhance overall wellbeing. In addition, there are well over 80 types of massage modalities in which one can specialize; so the field is wide open to prospective massage therapists desiring certification in more than just one particular therapy.

As an example, typical careers in massage are available to those who have completed a minimum of 300 hours in basic education (anatomy, physiology, pathology); and training in Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage. However, to become Nationally certified, and to acquire more advanced careers in massage therapy, candidates seek courses that offer a minimal 500 hours training, in addition to specialty instruction in more massage modalities like acupressure, Trigger Point, craniosacral therapy, and the like.

What modalities are taught for careers in massage?

That depends on the healing arts school or massage school in which you enroll. While the vast majority of massage institutes offer general training in the top three modalities (aforementioned), a growing number of careers in massage therapy require professionals to expand on client services; thus, educational programs have begun offering a greater variety of modalities. Some of the many massage techniques offered to students pursuing careers in massage include animal massage (canine/equine massage), infant massage, prenatal massage, geriatric massage, chair massage, Tuina, Thai massage, reflexology, Trager therapy, Esalen massage, cancer massage, lymphatic drainage massage, and meridian therapy, among others.

Is learning other therapies beneficial for careers in massage?

One of the great aspects of acquiring a massage education is that many training opportunities exist at healing arts schools; aside from traditional massage instruction. For example, a number of holistic schools also provide training in kinesiology (muscle testing), energy healing (Reiki, chakra balancing, etc.), nutritional counseling, holistic skin care and nutrition, and other relevant subject matter. Of course the more you learn the better chances for your professional success.

Are careers in massage limited to massage therapy clinics?

Definitely not. Today, certified massage therapists work in hospitals, nursing homes, primary healthcare facilities, aboard cruise liners, resorts, sporting/athletic facilities, physical therapy offices, airports, day spas and other health and wellness clinics.

What earnings do careers in massage produce?

Though income varies according to education, experience and environment; professional massage therapists have the potential to earn over $30 hourly; in addition to gratuities.

If you (or someone you know) are interested in careers in massage, let professional training within fast-growing industries like massage therapy, cosmetology, acupuncture, oriental medicine, Reiki, and …

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Biology Scholarship And Raising Funds For College

College biology majors may be preparing for a variety of careers. They could be future doctors or veterinarians. A biology major could be a teacher or a wildlife scientist. And they could leave school with a mountain of debt.

To pursue their chosen careers, biology majors often need more than an undergraduate degree. As you begin to plan for college be sure to set aside some time to look at your options for biology scholarships.

Which biology studies are available to you may depend on your specific area of ​​study. Some are given out simply by need, others by merit. Many biology studies are awarded in the form of grants for research. These may be general research grants, or for study in a particular field, part of the country or time of year. For example, a school or association may offer a student money to study plant life in the Southeast in the summer.

There are also many biology scholarships given in honor of previous professors or leaders in an area of ​​study. These are often unique to schools, so check with your recommendations advisor to see which you are eligible to apply for.

Most biology scholarships, though, are general scholarships. Competition in a department could be tough depending on how the school divides the department. Biology is a broad term, and the biology department at a school could encompass many students and professors with very different interests. For example, one biologist may be interested in agriculture, and how to make farms safer and more efficient. Another student may be focused on wildlife biology. They would study natural habitats and learn how to fight global warming and protect endangered species. Other students may be preparing for cutting-edge research in the stem cell field or a life working with animals at the zoo. …

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