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Free Online Courses at Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is one of a number of top universities offering free online courses through a program called Open Learning Initiative (OLI).
Free University Courses at Coursera
Coursera is an academic company that offers free education to individuals who are interested in learning. There are over 300 courses available that include computer science, mathematics, business, medicine, biology, social sciences, and humanities.
Generation X - Adult Learning
Generation X, commonly referred to as Gen-X, the Pacman Generation, Millennials, or the post-baby boomer generation, were born between 1961 and 1981. Generation X is smaller in population than the baby boomer generation but is considered to be better educated and more ethnically diverse.
Generation Y - Adult Learning
Generation Y is commonly referred to as gen Y or the millennial generation. The gen Y population was born between 1977 and 1994 and is considered part of the pre-Internet era. In comparison to other generations, gen Y has the largest employee population, averaging around seventy million or more.
How Important are Writing Skills?
Writing is considered one of the most important transferrable skills for employees to possess. The quality of writing is what first captures a job recruiter’s attention and helps determine your qualifications.
How Student Communication has Changed
Distance learning has been around for a long time, and even though course work requirements tend to be similar for both distance learning and classroom instruction, communication methods have changed.
Instructional Design for e-Learning
For individuals who are interested in the design and development aspect of e-Learning, instructional systems designer positions are offered in education, corporations, government, and private sector businesses and the positions are accompanied by very desirable salaries and benefits.
Job Search Before Graduation
The moment you have been waiting for is just around the corner. Only a few dedicated months are left before all the time and money you have invested in a good college education will begin to pay off.
Know Your Target Audience
There are specific characteristics that create an effective classroom learning environment such as collaborating with fellow students, engaging students to question the instructor, and using technology to retain students’ interest.
Learning Online - Social Learning
The format of distance learning is evolving; from computer-based learning to internet-based learning, social learning seems to be the next phase of the learning evolution.
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