Implementing Online LearningThanks to cable TV, just about everyone is familiar with the story of Gilligan’s Island. How a misfit band of castaways leaves harbor on a three hour tour anticipating a pleasant afternoon sailing the South Pacific but instead is forever marooned on a deserted Pacific island. We’re amused by their antics, but then it’s always funny when it happens to the other guy instead of us.

If the story had been true, the reality would have been far from amusing. Someone would be responsible for everything that had gone wrong. That someone would be asked some very tough questions. Was the ship sound? Was the crew competent? Why didn’t anybody know a Pacific storm was brewing? These questions lead to a couple of important conclusions. For the trip to be successful you must first understand and respect the challenges of sailing on a very large ocean and then plan the tasks and resources necessary to meet the challenges and succeed.

Although online learning has been around for at least 10 years, it is a large and


Educational Tips for Government, Parents, Teachers and StudentsEDUCATION! According to Google, education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs and habits. Well, to me, education is the learning about new ideas, places and the world itself.

There is a great difference between being literate and being educated; the ability to read and write is being literate while being educated is to be able to reason, to use your ability to read and write to your advantage.

We ask ourselves sometimes, why is education important, education is very important in our day-to-day activities, I strongly believe that by the time you are through with this article, you would be able to see the importance of education.

First and foremost, being educated makes a person happy. An educated person has little or no job insecurity, no inferiority complex as he/she would be able to defend his/her word anywhere and anytime due to his well organized understanding of the world. Truly, education is not the key to happiness, but it is definitely the key to a


How to Prepare for College Application ProcessThe process of applying for admission into a college can seem both exciting and unnerving at the same time. Here, we provide the details on how to prepare for the college application process.
So you are in high school, and the prospect of going to college can seem thrilling, as well as nerve-racking. You have waited for the day when you can finally move out and start living independently. But with this excitement, comes a whole bunch of responsibilities. Firstly, there’s the enormous task of filling out and submitting the application forms, which may leave you pondering where to look for guidance.

Creating a Resume          

You should start preparing for this lengthy and time-consuming process when you are in the senior year in high school. Create a resume which lists your academic qualifications, extracurricular activities, and work experience, if any. The resume should portray you as a confident student and individual, and accentuate your high points. Formulate it such that it becomes an important and effective tool in your application process


One of the reasons that students take online classes is because it allows them to have a flexible schedule that fits around their job, family, and social life. The problem that many students taking online classes run into is that they fail to schedule the necessary amount of time that is required to successfully complete their online courses. At the last minute, students find themselves searching frantically for the correct answers and doing the minimal amount of work required just to get the assignment in on time.

View and Rearrange the Course Calendar/Syllabus Due Dates

Whether or not you are taking a self-paced online course, or an on online course with deadlines – the very first thing you should do is download the course calendar, syllabus, and/or class schedule. First, I am going to over how to develop a schedule for courses with due dates and deadlines, followed by instructions on how to develop a schedule for a self-paced distance-learning program or class.

If the course has deadlines for each assignment on a separate calendar write or type the due dates in bold red ink.

Next, for the exact same assignments give yourself a


The for-profit online school industry has received a great deal of attention over the past few years and the reasons have involved recruiting practices, low retention rates, and the failure to pay student loan rates. Recently there was an article about one online school that was being audited, specifically regarding the level of faculty to student interactions. This particular school offers competency-based online degree programs and students are completing their degrees without being enrolled in traditional online classes. The underlying reason for the audit is related to the programs being qualified to receive federal aid. In order for students to be eligible to receive federal aid there must be “significant instructor to student interactions” and if those interactions aren’t present the programs become ineligible for aid.

The online university in question doesn’t offer traditional specific class terms or credit hours, and instead students work at their own pace and take pre-developed assessments to demonstrate that they possess the required knowledge and competencies. Whenever a student needs assistance, instructors are available during set hours and there is an option to schedule an appointment with an instructor for one-on-one instruction. The audit seeks to determine if those are enough


A teacher’s role in the classroom is to help students succeed in their life. Empowering students is not the same as abdicating control of your students. A question may arise in your mind “Do students want to take over the classroom?” In higher form of education” empowered learners” has a more generic meaning. As a concept, empowerment was first used to describe a kind of relationship between managers and employees. It was defined as “the process of creating intrinsic task motivation by providing an environment and tasks which increase one’s sense of self-efficacy and energy.”

A recent survey says that the relationship of teacher empowerment to other school can rectify objectives of interest such as classroom practice and student academic performance are mixed. Assuming that a teacher’s participation in school decision making can enhance teachers’ commitment and achievement of a student, we speculate a positive relationship between empowerment and student performance through the linkages of school organization for instruction and pedagogical quality. Teachers and students have a lot to learn from each other.

Some unique ways to empower students are as follows:

• Students should be given a platform to voice their decision and thoughts.


Anyone who is born after the 1990’s will take the internet for granted. The 24/7 access to all the knowledge of absolutely every type of information is a blessing. Definitely, the invention of the internet and its rapid evolution in our daily lives has also exposed us to malicious virus, spam emails, pop-up ads and a number of different ways to waste our time. But generally, internet has been regarded as one of the most impactful and positive innovations in the current history. The internet has not only reshaped the society, but also reshaped humanity.

It is sad, but our culture has always struggled to reconcile our previous practices with the current technologies. Businesses and corporations are learning the importance of big data and IT departments. Universities are also keeping up their pace with growing demand for research, IT and computer courses. And with the evolution leading towards connected and busy – but inspiring lives on a restricted budget we have urbanized the most competent tools to maximize both money and time. Online education is the newest trend for distance learning and gaining popularity among people who want to get schooled but on their own terms.


Research conducted by us on adult learning styles, has shown that a combination of public or in-house courses with review sessions which occur at least two weeks after the initial session and on-line review courses in between training, is the most effective method for workplace courses and training. In addition, it is important to provide a variety of learning models in each public and in-house course, since the on-line review sessions are not as flexible regarding teaching styles.

For public and in-house courses, the instructors must be prepared with teaching methods that include multimedia, such as PowerPoint presentations with both audio and visual elements. They must also include interpersonal, interactive, observational, small group and large group activities and discussions; rotating these appropriately for the time frames and topics to be covered.

No one activity should last for longer than 20 – 30 minutes, especially in a course that lasts less than 4 hours and no one style should be dominant for more than half of any course. This approach to teaching adults, who always have multiple learning styles, also works well when some of the learners are English-as-a-Foreign-Language speakers (EFLs), since relying less on text and


The word “method” implies a scientific approach, which, in relation to the e-learning industry, has not always been fair so far. The matter is not so much in the youth of the sphere, but in its constant evolution and the emergence of new forms. Therefore, for the description of the approaches in e-learning, it is better to use the usual words as “type”, “variety”, or the word from the sphere of art – “genre”.

Genres, which are just methods of e-learning, help to describe the variety of e-learning materials using understandable words.

Overview of e-learning methods – what genre to choose?

The methods divide e-learning into groups by a primary way of supplying/perception of the information material. Each type may also include other elements, just like in movies: action films contain elements of comedy, thriller and horror. We distinguish the following types of e-learning:

1) Textual (“to read”). They are historically the first and up to the present day the most common. They are books, which differ from their paper relatives by comfort of navigation, interactivity and ability to be updated without republishing. They can be:

• Completely textual – the text is


ITIL®, an acronym for Information Infrastructure Information Library, is a collection of the concepts that leads to earning the knowledge about IT Service Management framework. It is designed and standardized by the regulating authority, AXELOS. It allows the business to keep aligned with the required methodology in order to churn out the best possible final result, especially the industries that employ IT as a paramount to deliver services.

ITIL® Foundation

It is the elementary stage of earning the ITIL® qualifications that let the candidates to understand fundamental concepts and the terms employed in ITIL® lifecycle. Additionally, it integrates the relationship of different stages of the lifecycle, uses of different kind of processes, and the amount of contribution toward ITSM (IT Service Management). Since, ITIL® Foundation is the initial stage, it focuses on the skill set related to aligning the Management and Business with IT. A formal training of this stage can prove helpful in climbing the next stair of success.

ITIL® Intermediate

This stage is another level to gain expertise in the ITIL® lifecycle. It works on the modular structure format with the aim of imparting a different focus on ITSM. The Intermediate


The two most common reasons that a person will see a doctor is that there is an immediate health concern to be addressed or a routine checkup is needed for preventative maintenance purposes. A doctor will generally not have any preconceived ideas of what that patient needs unless there is an established history of care and treatment for that patient. By listening to the patient and conducting an examination, the doctor looks for symptoms and/or makes an assessment of the patient’s current condition as compared to a normalized standard. From that point a diagnosis is made and next steps are taken as needed. The most important aspect of this type of care is the relationship established between the doctor and the patient, and the patient’s trust that the doctor will know how to address his or her needs.

Now consider an instructor, either one who teaches in a traditional classroom or one who teaches online. Do students view their instructors in a similar advocacy role? More importantly, what perception do students have about the role of an instructor?

For a traditional classroom, students evaluate their instructors based upon how they perform in the classroom, along with


One of the profound challenges that teachers face these days is – classroom behavior. Disruptive behavior results in lost teaching time and un-conducive learning environment. The key to nipping behavioral problems in the bud; is to create a positive environment in classroom.

There are a lot of ways and means to encourage positive behavior in classrooms, but, to begin with – laying a good foundation in pupils is the most important aspect.

Here are some tips and guidelines to bring about positive behavior amongst students.


This is one of the most important regimen which a teacher can deploy to bring about order, discipline and attentiveness in a class. A teacher should resist from conducting a class until there is complete order restored. Persistence is one of the fundamental and effective tools, which a teacher can use to get the class to behave.


Students should ideally live up to the expectations of teachers. It is the duty of the teachers to ensure that students behave in a manner appropriate and conducive to learning. Teachers should avoid getting angry at irresponsible or reprehensible behavior of students. Instead, teachers should exude a compassionate


Teaching grammar is an imperative element of school education. Without proper grammar, written or spoken words usually lose their exact meaning and much of their value as well. It is a significant part of language to get right for which, teachers take special care on imparting the real importance of it to their students. However, the task becomes much tough to teach in an ESL setting.

One common way is to focus on the different forms and rules and helping students to learn the subject with help of rote memorization. But, for ESL teachers, the process is different as because the target audience treats English as their second language.

Going Out of One’s Comfort Zone

For teaching a topic, one needs to understand the very same. Teachers must know about different parts of sentences, rules and tenses including basics of the subject as well. The process of just running into the classroom and going through a series of answers and exercises is not the ideal way. Mostly, ESL students do not learn English in the same way by which native English speakers learn. So, the ideal job is to help them understand their mistakes, difference


In literary Analysis writing, it is crucial to study and understand fully the text of a piece. One recommended conceptualized approach is an easy technique to employ. I call this strategy, fractional analysis. Operationally used in my exposition, Fractional analysis is studying the fictional work by components in order to comprehend the whole meanings of a specific work in written forms where reading intervention plays a vital role.

This ingenuity is unconsciously alluded with Bauer (2011)’s “Well Trained Mind” where she asserted that there should be a great understanding of the texts to be able to understand the techniques employed for effective literary understanding when students are able to recognize or classify through intensive reading. In addition to that, Pope (1995) who wrote his book, “Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies” says that Interpretation of texts always entails interaction with texts. He discloses that the best way to understand how a text works is to change it or play around with it. He claims that this exercise applies to various levels of literary study.

In conjunction with this part-by-part analysis concept, the knowledge of literary terms is a fundamental tool in the writing


While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms.

In fact, according to a report released last year by Common Sense Media, adolescents aren’t reading for fun much anymore and their reading achievement hasn’t increased for more than two decades.

Among the findings: girls tend to read 10 minutes longer than boys; and adolescents read more than teenagers.

And yet, one high school is challenging and exceeding this research by promoting and using a reading program that is not only helping its students understand and comprehend literature, but motivating them to read more.

Reading Plus ( is an online reading program that changes how, what, and why students read, and according to Jayne Ellspermann, the 2015 National Principal of the Year at West Port High School in Ocala, Fla., is helping her students to develop a confidence in reading that wasn’t there before.

“We have students who have mastered their basic needs, but what we really appreciate about Reading Plus is the opportunity for students, once they’re empowered, to


Psychology is a discipline that studies mental behavior and reactions, scientifically. It incorporates symbolic interpretations for the analysis of social conduct. There are many types of psychology that are studied by their respective experts.
Human behavior has intrigued psychologists for years. The phenomena of perception, personality, cognition, behavior, reaction and emotion not only display immense diversity of the mental faculty, but also affect our relationships. The study involves analysis of the processes within the conscious and unconscious mind. Psychology is applied to every aspect of activity. Our reactions to everyday issues at home or work reflect the health of the ‘mind’.

Branches of Psychology

Psychology is a science and an art that attempts to study the individual, family and society to understand mental functions and triggers for certain, otherwise unexplainable social behavior. The different types of psychology explore neurological processes for human development. Psychology depends on the natural sciences for research. The branches of psychology include the following faculties :

Clinical Psychology

In this type of psychology, the study is aimed at relieving stress or dysfunction that is triggered due to various psychological reasons. This results in personal development and emotional and physical well-being.


Educational games have always been important additions to the classroom. From games that aid in spelling and vocabulary, such as Hangman and Scrabble to games that help students learn how to think critically, like Brain Teasers to some games that help improve memory like those in which you flip cards over and try to remember where the matching card was placed, games have been an integral part of every child’s educational experience. As a teacher, it is important to play games with your students to spark their interest for learning and allow your students to have a little fun in the midst of classroom work. Some might say this is not a beneficial practice to engage in with your students, but if the games you play are educational and fun, everyone benefits. These games can also be used as rewards and positive reinforcement for good behavior and good work in class.

Apples to Apples

Apples to Apples is an awesome card game produced by Mattel. This game is deceptively simple and really fun to play with groups of people, whether in class or at a party. With this game, there are two sets of cards: red


One of the first abilities that is enhanced by music is creativity. Studies on children have shown that they paint more creatively, if they simultaneously listen to music. The visual and space orientation capacities have been shown to improve for a short while (10-15 minutes) after listening to music; this is a part of the Mozart effect. It is believed that intelligence levels increase by listening to Mozart’s compositions, hence the name particular name of this effect.

However, from merely listening to further studying music, the latter step is considerably important, and consequently the results can be observed. Simple listening differs significantly from the actual learning process of playing an instrument or singing.
In the process of learning music, the brain modifies and actually enlarges within certain areas that are connected with this particular task. Several studies (Pascual-Leone, 2001) and brain scans have revealed that a musician’s brains is different; for example a piano player has got more gray matter in the region that controls the finger movements.
In the study named “The Effects of Musical Training on Structural Brain Development”, several scientists namely Krista L. Hyde, Alan C. Evans (from Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University), Jason


Problem—- Solution
What is a Problem-Solution essay?
It is best defined as an essay which analyzes a problem and proposes solutions for it.
People tend to raise a lot of questions, point out a problem or an issue; however, rarely, will anyone provide a solution to the said problem. Putting it simply, a student will have to do just that, provide a solution to the problem, the most suitable one to be more precise. We have a huge task ahead of us, let’s get started!

Let us first lay the foundation of your essay!

Select a Problem! (Oh yes, you read it correctly!)
➥ The problem can be varied―issues could be pertaining to either the world, national, or local affairs or even a personal one.
➥ Choose an uncomplicated problem which can be resolved quickly. For example, solving the problem of Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa might be too much to write on for first-time essay writers.
➥ However, you can choose simple easy-to-resolve issues like food in your school cafeteria, potholes on the roads, etc.
◆ Research, Research, and Research!
➥ The 2 most vital steps to follow before writing any type of


Positive thinking refers to an optimistic approach. Optimism adds quality to every choice that manifests, within every situation. Human desire changes with the acquisition of every new dimension to individual life. It involves the inculcation of a thought process that empowers every action directed towards a certain goal. It helps you envision the goal and the outcome of every subsequent action. The ‘power’ helps you to define the route map towards achievement.

Stories of the awkward child off the streets becoming a business tycoon, or the ordinary freckled face making it to the celluloid charts are invariably credited to positive thinking.
The seven steps towards realization of our aspirations stand on the platform of transference. The process, with or without a counselor or teacher involves :

  • Meditating on the desired acquisition
  • Developing an action plan
  • Developing a clear image of the goal, in the ‘accomplished’ form
  • Brainstorming to enhance the ability to visualize
  • Empowering every subsequent real-time action with self-discipline and patience.
  • Positive affirmation within the subconscious mind, to reflect in behavior and action.
  • Routing all pursuits and daily interactions towards the achievement of the goal.

The power generated by thought is automatically transferred to every subsequent action. The ‘imagine’ and ‘action plan’