Imagine your first heart surgery being done by a doctor who has learned surgery through textbooks; or a pilot who has learned the concepts of flying a plane in classroom and college labs. What about a soldier who has learned the art and science of fighting war through PowerPoint presentations and simulation-based games? The scary outcomes that are expected in all three cases explain the necessity of Competency-Based Education (CBE) in select professions. Perhaps, the time has come to implement CBE for all subjects, classes and age groups. Here are four reasons why you should invest in Competency-Based Education system in your institution:
Technology has changed just about every facet of life, and education is no exception. An influx of technology in the classroom has changed how, where and when students learn. It’s also helped educators keep their students more engaged and involved. Here are just a few of the ways technology has changed higher education.
One significant consequence of the personal computer revolution is that post-secondary education is now accessible to anyone wishing to pursue it. While a certain amount of technical skill is required to successfully complete online courses, other barriers have been eliminated. This has opened up the possibility of a college degree or certificate for any individual who has completed high school, can use a computer, and possesses the basic skills that online learning requires. Continue reading
Owning a business is something that requires a compound skill set if the business owner expects to succeed. If you hope to own your own business someday, you need to obtain an academic degree from an accredited college. The following are six examples of degrees that can help a business owner to aim high and keep soaring: Continue reading
Today’s children are tomorrow’s future leaders. If America desires to make sure that the country is placed in good hands, it is very important to heavily invest in the children of today. The best way to do this is through education. Education has the power to equip and strengthen a child’s ability to succeed in the future. America’s future leaders need to build a strong foundation of education in order to think critically, rationally and systematically. Investing in the education of a child will also change the nation in many other ways. Continue reading
According to past research, people in the United States are sadly behind most countries when it comes to learning foreign languages. Fortunately, the situation is changing as many students and adults are learning to speak Spanish and other prominent languages represented in our country. If you are fluent or have a working knowledge of a foreign language, it may serve you well in a job search. Here a few ways it can help and how to include it in your search and resume. Continue reading
There are several ways to finance your Master’s Degree. Most of us already know about the FAFSA for Graduate students, which qualifies you for the standard government loans. However, with a combination of smart shopping, some extra paperwork and savvy bargaining, you just might be able to score yourself a discount or even a free ride. There are different types of financial aid available, and the first step to savvy financing is to understand the differences. Read on to learn more. Continue reading
After a busy junior year of high school, you’re excited to relax and get some downtime. But before you head out for your big summer adventure, here are five key steps high school guidance counselors recommend to help you prepare for your college future.
Even the best students tend to struggle with at least one school subject. Instead of giving up on your worst subject, there are some steps you can take to improve your chances of success. Read ahead for some tips and tricks that will help you tackle the hardest classes during your academic career. Continue reading
From HVAC to welding, there has never been a better time to get into a trade profession. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics lists HVAC professionals and electricians as having a job outlook of 14 percent between 2014 and 2024, compared to a growth rate of just 7 percent across all other professions. Oftentimes, post-secondary certificates can increase job opportunities in these fields, which is one reason trade school may be a great investment in your future. Fortunately, it’s well within reach if you take advantage of these available financial aid options. Continue reading