Category: Online Education

Questions for Online Schools

  • Who accredits or approves your school? Some schools operate solely as a business and have no outside approval (beyond perhaps a business licence). You will want to know who approves the school.
  • How much does it cost? The cost to attend an online school ranges from free to more than $17,000 per year. The free options will be fairly local to you (typically a charter school in your county or in a surrounding county) and the expensive versions will be private online schools. The example of $17k is Stanford University’s online high school.
  • How many credits will you accept in transfer? The answer to this question is key because how many credits they will accept plays a role in completion time for the program. Some schools will accept almost nothing while others will accept everything. It is likely that the school will need to analyze your high school transcripts to determine what is acceptable. However, if you have never attended high school, then this may not be an important factor.
  • Will I have a teacher? You will most definitely have a teacher of some sort. This question is really more about how you will interact with that teacher. Some schools require students to “attend class” weekly where you and the other students are provided with a virtual lecture. Others do not and the teacher mostly just grades your completed assignments. The rest are somewhere in-between. Decide which works best for you.
  • Will I work with other students? Some students, typically the younger ones, want to work with other students. Some students, typically the older ones, do not. Figure out if this is important to you. A related question is how you can interact with other students, but not in a virtual classroom setting. Perhaps they have an online forum set up where students can discuss classes and create relationships.
  • Where do your graduates end up? Do most of the school’s graduates join the work force or do most go to college? Someone at the school should be tracking this information (and, if they are not, this should be a point of concern). There is no right or wrong answer here, but you want to align your goal with where most of the students end up. If most go to college and you want to go to college, this school may work for you.
  • How long have you been “in business?” Longevity breeds stability. Or so it is hoped. Find out how long it has been in existence. Don’t forget, though, that sometimes “new” can mean “innovative.”
  • How long will it take for me to finish? This is related to question #3 above, but goes beyond that point. Some programs march you through step by step and it is hard to accelerate to graduate early, while others are specifically set up for the student who wants to finish in less than four years.
  • What extracurricular activities are available? Unlike the past, online schools now sometimes have proms, field trips, graduation ceremonies, and so on. Decide how much this sort of thing is worth to you (and how likely you are to take part given where you are located and where the school is located).
  • How do I turn in assignments? This really only becomes important if you are located outside the United States. If you have to fax in assignments (an increasingly smaller group of schools require this), then phone charges come into play. Also, fax machines are not readily available everywhere in the world (and, yes, I am talking to you, missionary kids!).

Making Your Schedule Flexible With Online Learning

There’s a war going on: It’s the war on schedule. Often times, your lifestyle is its own unique battleground. You’re constantly on the defensive against time, your only ally is quick wits and a bit of luck, which in itself won’t work without you. Your weapons include a calendar, your laptop, and planning skills. But times are changing, from the language, you speak to the way that you learn. You’re constantly on the prowl for knowledge, except that there are road-bumps and unexpected challenges, holding you back. In fact, these days, it doesn’t really matter whether you’re a student or an investment banker: the ability to schedule flexibly is your priority.

How about this: Yohana is a young entrepreneur currently experiencing her first days in career mode. She lives just outside of town – away from the city center, but not too far out. Much like any other woman, Yohana has duties to fulfill: she has a husband, works a full-time job, takes care of her parents and looks after her kids every day of the week. Then all of a sudden, career kicks in. She’s in charge of clients, not just in Germany, but almost the entire European continent and like many international people; she struggles with adapting to cultures, learning new languages and keeping in touch with her clients. However, she is also part of a growing trend that’s catching on. As much as she loves face-to-face learning, she also embraces online learning.

Flexibility is a must for most young adults. Another growing trend is “work-life balance”. This, of course, is easier said than done. Most people know or at the least have heard of it, however, if it was as easy as clicking on a light switch, we’d all be resting on our sofa beds, or learning how to cook better or learning a new language. Before online learning was even considered, it was simply a catch-phrase. Busy people took night classes after work, hopping on their bikes, cycling through the windy night as they sit in crammed classes and begin the exciting journey of learning.

Now, we find ourselves at a time where learning can be achieved anywhere through means of technology and while technology changes, our lifestyles and flexibility often don’t. 50 years ago, you’d organize everything with a pager that was marketed as an alarm clock plus belt and jeans. But these days, scheduling and flexibility have never been more important, especially for those that work beyond borders. To the average adult, that flexibility is becoming more and more of a requirement. But flexibility isn’t something that can be bought at your local gas station, or touched and be seen. Students have to make flexibility.

Our girl, Yohana, works and is a daughter to someone as well as a friend and a sister. Right off the bat, she is already working multiple jobs at once. She has commitments to her family and dedication to her job and a passion for her career. She has no choice. Online learning, however, has provided students like Yohana with an alternative to accessing education. We live at a time where 18-20 year olds or even 14-16 year olds require flexibility that a Banker in the 70s would need. Much like Yohana, many boys and girls want work-life balance. Where activities such as athletics, language skills, and further education can be accessed through institutions, online learning allows these students to access them with the much needed flexible scheduling and low-cost alternative.

Working and Studying

The Germany Trade and Invest center suggested that, at least in Germany, the working hour exceeds no more than 40 hours per week. Thus, maintaining a work-life balance is not a steep learning curve and our girl, Yohana, could sure use that extra time to better communicate with her clients. In the sense of both, having the freedom to enjoy speaking in the same language and clear-cut audio.

Information from Diana G. Oblinger, author “Education and Information technology”, stated that at least 5.6 million students are enrolled in an online class as of 2009. Now, that number is 6.3 million and that’s only in the US. In fact, a study was done by UNESCO in their IDEAL project (Impact of Distance Education on Adult Learning) states that the most active online learning countries in Europe were Greece, United Kingdom, Italy, and Germany.

If we translated these statistics, we would get the answer that the education industry is shaping and changing. Traditional adults like Yohana studied at a traditional university and now that she’s in the real world, it’s time for her to take a step further. Adults, like Yohana, require flexible scheduling and need a non-traditional method to fulfill her family and career expectations. Authors such as Oblinger suggested that adults can ease up their scheduling and not murder their calendars via online learning means.

The word “classroom” will soon have a different meaning. When you first hear the word, you’d think back to your old high school, with rows and rows of seats as far as the eye can see, filled with students docked down with hoodies and sweatshirts. The word “classroom” will mean nothing when adults can learn and access whatever class they’re taking at home, in a café, in a holiday home and more or less any part of the Earth.

Like Yohana, these adults aren’t concerned with prestige, labels, branding, what exotic town their learning institute is in, or whether or not the business is associated with social status. These are people who are concerned with solving real-world problems, whilst battling time constraints and schedule issues and she recently had clients who speak multiple languages from different parts of Europe. But that doesn’t matter; she takes language classes through online learning to help her with that. What she needs is flexibility.

Live Online Learning

Choosing an online learning platform is like finding night classes, only the process is simpler. Much simpler. You screen out the shady, untrusted ones that are too far from your house or office and pick the ones that are close. Except that you don’t even have to do that anymore with online learning. You can join a session held in Belgrade, while you are in Hamburg. That one step already eliminated. There are plenty of platforms to choose from, one of the most noteworthy is Live Online Learning or the abbreviated LOL. The first thing you’ll notice is how incredibly easy it is to sign up. No paperwork or a tedious application process. You fill in the details and in 5 minutes, you’re set and ready.

Yohana, like most adults out there, has international clients and wants to learn English. The nearest language school is a 5 km bike ride away and she has other priorities, such as university classes at 8 in the morning and preparing meals for the weekend. She can go through the process of reading thick phone books and cold-calling teachers to tutor her at home, adding transport costs which will be out of Yohana’s expense and given her finances, she’s not in the mood to borrow from the bank any time soon. So, she turns to online learning. She goes back home, turns on her laptop, arranges a meeting with her teacher and on the knowledge train she goes.

The beauty of online classes is that it’s repeatable anywhere and at any time. She can be learning English while she’s visiting her family in Spain and afterward take guitar lessons while on her USA trip.

Let’s be honest, most of us avoid commuting like the flu. What better way to wind down from a stressful day at work than to sit in a traffic jam and endure more stress. Students and professional workers have priorities, and sitting in traffic is most likely not one of them. The weather isn’t exactly helpful as well, as snowstorms and blizzards are not only dangerous, it is also unproductive. The economic costs of canceling classes are devastating, for both students and teachers and are highly inefficient. No more time is wasted and days gone without learning won’t be a problem.

Not to mention the cost of accommodation in some extreme examples. With traditional night classes, you’d probably spend hours on end, searching for close dorms and accommodation, because like the average college student, you’d try to find the sweet spot, only to find out that all the rooms have been taken. You’re not exactly keen on spending half your budget on transport and accommodation, so you’ll have to make decisions.

At this point, Live Online Learning is the Band-Aid to your open wounds. You sit at home, on a futon or your work desk and dive straight into class. After all, why buy a cow when you can buy milk from the grocery store? We are in the midst of a global transport-apocalypse. Except that this isn’t the fun kind where you can fantasize about saving the day. The only apocalypse that’s going to happen is to your wallet as you cash out euros after euros just on transport and commuting alone.

The focus of online learning is flexibility. To say that online learning will grant you flexibility is an understatement. You earn it by default once you’ve registered for a class. You’re flexible class-wise as well. Some offer classes from plasma physics to learning how to speak Indonesian. We’re talking about an institution that offers traditional classes and taught in a modern way. It’s not every day that you can wake up and take any class you’d like, but with online learning, students like Yohana can easily decide to learn painting in the morning and study coding in the evening.

Online Learning – Available in a local shop near you!

Don’t be mislead, Live Online Learning is a tool for teachers as much as it is for students. In fact, Online learning has paved way for new industries and a way for small businesses to reach their customers. Moving away from textbook studies and theories, there are of course real-life examples. Interact! is a language school situated in Hamburg and it offers online learning as an alternative for its students. Business is as usual, but every dog has its days – sometimes, customers are overwhelmed and their available times don’t match with the teacher’s time. The result is a schedule organizer worst nightmare. The solution was simple: what if teachers and students were taught using video cameras, so students can stay at home and teachers can stay at home and communicate through the internet.

It doesn’t stop at language schools. Several multinational corporations organize meetings via webcam and online platforms. This example is not strictly “learning”, it is, however, a useful concept to know. Back in the day, you’d have to send emails to each other back and forth, organize phone calls and possibly flights. Now, from Mumbai to Sydney, you can discuss business.

Online learning is part of a new era of simplicity. We used to listen to music through CDs, now we YouTube it. We used to watch movies on DVD and now we stream it. Online learning is next on the conveyor belt. Educators have been asking the wrong question. It’s not about the what, or the whys or the whos. Rather it’s all about how. How is it helping the students and how is it helping the teachers. Textbooks, for example might not even be necessary. 20 or so years ago, if you were to say. “I think textbooks are useless and will die out”, people would immediately think you’re some kind of hippie weirdo who’s the only job is to wake up in the morning and blame the government for everyone’s problems. Books have been a part of human culture since the dawn of time and there’s no way people will ever stop using books.

But now, with online learning, it’s perfectly logical to ask “will we need textbooks anymore?” Of course, textbooks will always be part of education and learning, however with Live Online Learning, how we use textbooks could be entirely different. For one, it’s important to note that no matter who you are, student or adult, you’re probably sick and tired of having to travel around everywhere carrying tons of thick books, when it could all be traveling lightweight and have everything in a laptop. Online learning and e-textbooks go hand-in-hand. When Netflix’s CEO, Reed Hastings, first proposed the idea of streaming movies and TV Shows through the internet, traditional retail giants of entertainment laughed the idea off and passed it on as “frivolous”. However, much like online learning, Hastings believed that what people want is to stay at home and achieve their needs without having to leave their front door. Think of online learning in the same light. You’re achieving the same output with fewer resources.

Online Learning – It’s for Everybody

So far we’ve covered Online Learning for adults, students but as a matter of fact, online learning is accessible by just about anyone. Even the youngest pupil can learn their favorite subjects at home. This also gives them more useful and productive activities to do, rather than increasing their high score on candy crush. Here’s an idea, why not increase their IQ scores instead and with online learning, children can stay at home and access videos and catch up on last week’s Math homework. Sharing information has never been easier and only today has online learning been put on the spotlight.

Inspiration from Online Learning

As human beings, our imagination virtually knows no limits. If everyone could be astronauts, then we probably would. So why aren’t there more astronauts in our society? A possible explanation is an interest and motivation. Going back to our girl, Yohana, she spends most of her weekends lying around in bed, possibly meandering back and forth between the student lounge in her dorm and back into her room. All the while, the time she spent pondering about what movie she should watch next, she could have learned a new language, or a new instrument or any set of skill. But to figure out our question “Why aren’t there more astronauts?” we’d have to understand how we get inspiration. As most of us know, inspiration is like having an epiphany. It’s not something that can be switched on and off like a light switch and if we want inspiration, we’d automatically get it. Inspiration comes from sources and there are plenty of ways that you can find inspiration, from books, education sites, TV shows and given today’s demographic, most of us would get it online. Let’s face it, most of us wanted to learn French because we heard that one robust, thick and exotic French accent from a scene in a Hollywood movie. But given that signing up for a French class means more energy spent, more phone calls to make and more French people to respond to, most of us forget about it and continue with more important activities, like seeing if a millionaire YouTube vlogger’s baby is a boy or girl.

As mentioned earlier, instead of asking the “what”, we should all be asking the “how”. How do we keep finding sources of inspiration and how do we apply ourselves, so we don’t forget about it after 5 minutes? The answer to that is to put yourself in an environment that’s comfortable to you. Whether it’d be your home or a café, you’d want knowledge to come to you and not the other way around. You don’t want to pursue your ideas, because you make a mental calculation that you’d have to splash out resources such as transport, time and energy. But now we have everything on our laptops. YouTube, Online Learning, Google, the works.

Should you sign up for online classes?

All your friends seem to be signing up for online classes like there’s no tomorrow and there’s a good reason why. A lot of the times, it’s because of flexible scheduling and time constraints. A study done by the Economics and Education Review revealed that distance between home, the workplace, and the university is the underlying factor of enrollment. Why was online learning invented in the first place? The same reason why anyone would want to start a business or sell a product or idea: because it solves an underlying need. People want knowledge, so you give it to them. You can either do this the traditional way, through stores and shopping malls. Or you can sell it through an online platform. Amazon tried this, and it worked. Netflix tried this and it worked. Online learning was first created by colleges in North America, who’d like to allow their students to engage in classes, even though those tough blizzards and long distance travels. Absent days may not seem like much on paper, but in reality, it costs a lot when thought about. Knowledge is actually a valuable asset and people are willing to pay more to those that have more. Instead of knowing how to play no instruments, why not start learning or learn 3 languages instead of 2. Take private lessons without having to leave your front door.

The fact that we have access to education with the click of a few buttons is one of the greatest miracles of the modern age. For most of human history, knowledge was kept jealously at the affluent level of society and it was one of the unfair realities of living at that time. That’s right, what family you were born to could influence whether or not you’d be educated or not. But times are drastically changing and we no longer live in an age where those that can afford to buy a car can have easier access to education. You can simply, sit at home and enjoy a long list of subjects to learn and pitch in seminars. Thus, busy adults like our girl, Yohana, can educate herself and it might not take much paperwork or her time and energy. So should you subscribe to the idea of online courses? Why shouldn’t you? For all we know, it might be up your alley. We learn in different ways and who’s to say that through digital means isn’t a way to learn. These days, there are plenty of businesses and institutes that offer online learning as an alternative to traditional means and that’s the beauty of it all. You can still learn through traditional means and if the timing isn’t right, you no longer have to sacrifice days and can learn through websites.

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Increasing Learning Transfer in eLearning

Complete a thorough assessment of the organizational goal(s) and the targeted learner

This might sound like common sense, but it is shocking how often this critical first step is left incomplete or is skipped altogether. Before you can design any effective eLearning program, you must understand the learners who will be engaging with it. The technical capabilities & access, existing skills & skill gaps, any prior knowledge that should be called upon during the learning process (part of instructional scaffolding), and the context in which the learners are likely to apply new knowledge are all factors that should greatly inform instructional design decisions.

It is also important to have extreme clarity around the organizational end-goals inspiring the investment in new eLearning content. It is not at all uncommon for a company to think it simply needs to beef up its customer service training in order to solve a declining customer satisfaction rates but, in the end, the root issue is more systemic. Still solvable, just not with the customer service training they originally sought. Don’t be afraid to ask questions that get to the why-behind-the-why before you go down a specific design path. A complete and accurate assessment at the outset ensures the final product facilitates learning transfer that will actually impact the organization’s desired outcomes.

Provide ample opportunities for practice

Regardless of the content category, the only way to ensure learning transfer in eLearning is to include lots and lots of practice. This is especially important for building-block knowledge, theoretical principles, and dependent processes upon which the course’s terminal learning objectives are based. Practice opportunities should be varied, in both format and cadence, to maximize the potential for transfer to long-term memory.

Regular practice exercises also provide early and consistent insights into how each learner is digesting and understanding the eLearning content, which provides opportunities for both individual intervention and content optimization, based on trends observed at the cohort-level.

Make content relevant and linked to real-world application

For knowledge to stick, it needs to be applied to appropriate scenarios in different contexts. With certain process-oriented knowledge, this is fairly easy to do in an online environment. But attaining contextual parity for more interactive environments requiring the application of critical thinking skills is not so simple.

To expose learners to authentic application-based eLearning, incorporate interactive case studies and branching scenarios that allow for individualized decision making and feature personalized feedback at specific decision-points throughout the learning path.

Implementing Online Learning

First – understand and respect the complexities of online learning

Online learning is high technology. It is right up there with software applications, network servers, and above all “The Web”. You don’t need to become an expert in all of these things to lead a successful online implementation project, but you do need to understand what is needed and how to assemble the right team and resources to ensure success.

Here are some things you’ll want to know and questions you’ll want to ask to prepare yourself:

You’ll need a technology infrastructure (network servers, bandwidth and computers for example) and the people to set them up and maintain them. These questions will help define any technology challenges you might face and so plan how to overcome them.

  • Where will students take the online courses I will offer? How many different kinds of locations are there? How many students will be taking the courses at about the same time? How long will the courses take? Will students complete courses in one session or return several times?
  • Where will I get my learning content? Will I purchase ready made courses? If I do will I need to customize them? If I write my own courses, what tool will I use to create them? Will my courses come from more than one source?
  • What will the courses look like? Will they be mostly text with a few pictures or will they be data rich with many images, URL’s, and interaction? How long will they be? Based on this, how much “bandwidth” will I need and with what other of my organization’s applications must I compete to get it? Which individuals in my organization (or elsewhere) must I get to know (and become influential) in order to get the resources I’ll need to succeed? Who in my organization can influence others to get the technical resources I’ll need?
  • On what servers will my content reside? Will they be on my network, hosted somewhere else, or a combination of several environments? Will students need to access the courses from outside of these networks? If so, will network security requirements permit them to do this?

You’ll need to decide how students will access the online courses, you offer, what they’ll do while there, and what information you’ll need as a result.

  • Do your students currently have access to other training information and tasks? For example, can they enroll in instructor led courses or take other training actions? Do you want to incorporate the online learning into this same environment? Where will students be when they need access to this environment? Will network security requirements permit them to do this?
  • What do I need to know during and after the training? Is it important to know who took what and when they took it? Do I need reports? Who else needs information – Managers, Employees, and Executives – and what do they need? How will I get this information? How will I distribute it to the right people at the right time?
  • If more than one software system is used (for example online content and a Learning Management System) how will I integrate them? It may, for example be important to learn about the SCORM system of standards which allows different systems to work together.
  • What will my test environment and plan look like? What resources will I need? Who will manage it? How can I ensure success by uncovering problems before they are deployed to my organization?

Second – develop the plan and resources you’ll need to succeed

Online learning projects are no different from other technology projects. The opportunity for success is directly linked to putting the appropriate effort into planning ahead of time. The answers you get to the questions in the section above will help you prepare and execute your plan.

Here are some things to consider for your planning:

  • When, how, and to who do I want to deploy online learning? It’s okay to begin with a goal date in mind. This will help you determine how quickly work must be done and which personnel resources you will need to do it. Likewise, you must also be prepared to strike a balance between the tasks to be done and the time and resources available to do them; this could cause your goal date to change.
  • When will I need internal resources such as course authors, network administrators, and web administrators to perform project tasks? Are they available? Which will be needed for ongoing maintenance of the new system? Are there budget considerations? Who will I be working with and what are their responsibilities?
  • Are there vendors and other outside resources with which I am working? What do I need from them and when do I need it? How will I communicate with them? Are there budget considerations? Do any of them need to collaborate with one another? If they do, do I need to act as intermediary? How do I determine that their work is satisfactory and complete? What is my long range plan for maintenance and growth?
  • How will I plan for the organizational changes which must occur? How will I deploy to my staff, other students, managers, and executives in a manageable fashion? What are their expectations? How will I communicate with them? How will I train them? What feedback will I need from them to ensure their adoption and how will I get it?

 

Selenium Training Online

Introduction

Selenium is an open source portable and automated software testing tool used for testing of web applications. Selenium can operate across different operating systems and different browsers. It is not a single tool but a set of various tools that aid testers in automating the web based applications efficiently and effectively.

Here is a brief understanding of various tools that make Selenium the apple of testers’ eyes.

Selenium IDE

The Integrated Development Environment of Selenium is a Firefox plugin which allows the testers to record all their activities as they follow the workflow that they need to test. It offers graphical user interface that records the user’s Firefox actions. This can only be used with Firefox browser and other browsers are not supported.

Selenium RC

Selenium Remote Control is a flagship testing framework that lets testers perform simple browser actions and linear execution. It completely uses the strengths of programming languages like Java, C#, Python, PHP, PERL and Ruby that helps in creation of more complex tests.

Selenium WebDriver

Selenium WebDriver is the successor of Selenium RC. It directly sends commands to the browser and then the results are retrieved.

Selenium Grid

Selenium Grid is a tool which is used to run tests parallel across different machines and different browsers. This results in reduction of execution time greatly.

Advantages of Selenium

  • Selenium is an open source tool
  • It can be extended for several different technologies that expose DOM
  • It has the ability to execute scripts across different browsers
  • It also can execute scripts on different operating systems
  • It supports mobile devices.
  • It executes tests within the browser. Therefore no focus is needed during script execution.

Disadvantages of Selenium

There are few disadvantages of Selenium which definitely does not affect the popularity of Selenium. Here we go.

  • Selenium supports only web based applications
  • It does not have the feature of recovery scenario
  • It does not have IDE due to which the development of script becomes slow
  • It does not have the ability to control access within the browser
  • It does not have test report generation
  • The uses has to depend on programming language for parameterization

Overview of Online Learning

The five main reasons responsible for the growth of online learning are: access, efficiency, cost, technology and stability. The development in technology is really encouraging a number of people to enhance their educational qualifications. Considering the popularity of this style of education, a number of educational institutes, post secondary, as well as high schools, have started using this medium for imparting education. The easy options for enhancing the educational qualifications enable people to acquire new skills and provide them the opportunities of starting new careers.

There are two ways one can access online courses, open or restricted. The first option enables almost anyone to join a course as long as they have an Internet connection. However, this option doesn’t allow the learner to interact with their instructor. The option of courses is very wide, including courses of university level. This allows anyone to pursue a course that interests him/her.

The courses with restricted access have a definite number of registered students. Such a course allows the student to interact with their instructors. Students completing these kinds of courses are awarded grades after they finish their course.

It is helpful for both, the student and the educator, to have online access to course materials. The instructor or teacher can have his lectures recorded, and then reuse them as many times as he needs. So, the recurring expense is only towards marking and monitoring the communication from students. This substantially reduces the time that educators need to spend, and hence their expense.

A very significant benefit of online courses is the fact that students can access lectures pertaining to their course at their convenience, from anywhere, when having access to the net, so they can purse studies at their own pace. They need not travel to attend classes, and the fee is inclusive of several course materials that the students may need.

The content of the online courses offered by recognized educational institutes has been reviewed by eminent professionals. Several introductory, as well as intermediate courses don’t undergo any change since their content is stagnant. So, these may be reused whenever required.

Since the expense of conducting online courses is low, the fee payable by students is generally lower than the usual courses where the instructors personally deliver the lectures. Reduced fees allow more number of students to continue their education, also allowing them to also save additional money, as there is no need to spend money for commuting to schools.

Project Management Courses Online

In order to be a PMP certified professional, you first have to first be trained for it. The PMP course is essential in the preparation for the PMP Certification exam as they offer key information concerning product lifecycle, project phases, and PMP Process Groups.

Through these courses, you will learn about and explore the core source of information for any project manager: The Project Management Institute – PMI and the PMBOK Guide, published by PMI. In addition, you will be presented with key PMP concepts and terms as well as the project management Knowledge Areas.

Through these courses, you can learn more about what the PMP certification is and how it will help boost your career. According to the latest studies, a PMP certified manager has a salary that’s 20% higher than the ones without this certification. Not only that, but a PMP certification speaks volumes about your commitment to the profession, as well as PMI’s code of ethics and your abilities to manage any project that’s ahead of you.

When you are on the PMP certification path you will meet other people who have the same goal, take the PMP or are already certified. These contacts can help you a job that’s better paid or more suited to your needs. And with this certification, the entire world will know you can manage any project, regardless of industry.

The PMI Certification is an achievement in itself and leads to other career opportunities or promotion. It doesn’t just convince others to trust in you, but the knowledge you gain and the acceptance of the lead institution will help you gain trust in yourself and realize that with this certification there’s literally nothing you can’t do regarding management.

Prepare for CMAT Exam

PREPARING FOR THE CMAT

Successful preparation for the CMAT requires planning, focus and sufficient practice with Practice Tests. The preparation time varies in terms of previous preparation and one’s proficiency in Reasoning, Mathematics, General Knowledge and English. The plan also varies with familiarity, time available and other constraints. Here are some general, time tested tips for test preparation:

PREPARING FOR LANGUAGE COMPREHENSION

To prepare for the Language Comprehension part, read good books, newspapers and periodicals daily. Never miss the editorial pages of your daily newspaper. Make efforts to expand your vocabulary by learning a minimum of 20 new words daily with help from a standard dictionary.

PREPARING FOR MATHEMATICS

To brush up your mathematical skills, revisit your school books for class 5 to class 10. Review the basics and try to solve the questions given in the book. Mental calculations can help you save time in the test. Work on tables, fraction to decimal conversions, squares and cubes to save time in the test.

PREPARING FOR GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Read at least one national newspaper to keep abreast of the latest developments in politics, business, economy, sports etc. Use a reliable guide book to learn the basics of science, Indian history, geography, economy and constitution etc. Keep a watch on important developments by reading good magazines and watching TV news channels.

PREPARING FOR REASONING

You can improve your Logical Reasoning by working with popular puzzle books.

PREPARING FOR DATA INTERPRETATION

To hone your skills in this area, you should try to observe data carefully to derive relevant inferences. Work on approximations, decimal to fraction conversions and percentage to enhance your score here. As we rarely need to get an exact answer here, cultivating these skills can benefit you.

Benefits of Training Janitors and Custodians

A number of the job titles inside the cleaning industry are custodian, janitor, and day porter. In addition there are cleaning companies that accept house cleaning services jobs. Nearly all of the laborers from the cleaning industry are low skilled due to the possible lack of tertiary based programs for this specific sort of job. That’s why most of the cleaning businesses include an on-the-job teaching for the brand new team members. You will also find some corporations that are sending their staff for specialized courses conducted by training providers. However, you can also find companies who definitely have not realized the need for training for their staff in job skills training.

Are you ready for the amazing benefits that your cleaning business can get from training sessions?

  • Training reduces damage of customers places while increasing customer satisfaction. It assists to promote team members’ safety especially when using cleaning chemicals.
  • Training helps the workers comprehend the priorities of the industry.
  • Training enhances the staff’s professionalism. An on-the-job training course most likely is not always enough to educate the staff about professionalism, reliability and cleaning skills. If they are offered a chance to attend a training course enjoyed by other individuals and executed by professional training companies, it can help them have a deeper understanding of the importance of professionalism and reliability.
  • • Training offers opportunities for those participants to sit and learn new things. To illustrate, training can instruct a janitor in regards to the new delicate surfaces in homes that happen to be showing up today.
  • Training helps the cleaning industry teach their team members about using different cleaning chemicals.
  • Training can help the industry reduce the costs of chemicals, assure the safety of the employees and improve the professionalism of house cleaning quality.
  • If the employees is well well-versed in his job,he is able to be a little more than simply a worker but a specialist to his clients.
  • Training helps with boosting the morale of one’s staff. If the industry is improving the staff to maximize their skills, they’re going to be more motivated to perform at their best.
  • Through training in the cleaning industry can keep pace with all the changes in this sector. Training provides new developments, procedures or strategies combined with regulation. These enhancements tend to allow the business to remain competent or in compliance.
  • Training reinforces the best performance from employees through sharing beneficial habits.
  • Training increases morale, maximizes efficiency and maintains the very high quality of cleaning techs.

The leaders of the cleaning industry must remember that the entire organization will manage to benefit from whatever improvement within the skills of one’s employees. It is vital for any industry to upgrade its methods and one of their important resources is going to be typically the staff, employees, workers and team members in a labor intensive industry. The individuals should be improved too!

Find the Accredited Online Bachelors Degree

One of the most important considerations when making this type of decision is to ensure the course you choose is accredited. This is exceptionally important. Colleges and universities that offer this type of course ensure they meet educational standards, which means any course you choose will be widely accepted.

When choosing to study via the internet, you need to ensure the course you choose will work with your long term goals. Many people have a goal in mind of what they want to be in the future, whether it’s a lawyer, doctor or even an accountant. Some of the students are already working in their desired industry and need to achieve an accredited online bachelors degree in order to further their careers.

It’s essential that you take the time to research the college and faculty before making any decisions. First and foremost you want peace of mind that they are accredited. Then get to know the subjects on offer, how they work their internet study programs and anything else you want to know. Never go for the first college you find, do some research on a number of colleges before making a final decision.

Ensure that the college offering accredited online bachelors degrees offers you the ability to discuss your requirements with an advisor before you make a decision. This way you can get all your questions answered, enabling you to make the best decision based on your requirements.

Always find out that if you choose a specific accredited online bachelors degree, there will be a tutor or advisor available should you need assistance at any stage throughout the study program. Most colleges will offer you your own tutor, who will be available either via email or the phone. This ensures if you get stuck or are struggling with any portion of the work, you can get the help you need.

Once you’ve spoken to a guidance professional and they have recommended an accredited online bachelors degree based on your subject interests, don’t let them force you into starting right away. This is the benefit of studying via the internet; you can enroll when you are ready. If you have a large work deadline looming in the coming weeks, hold off until you know you will have time available to complete the class work.

It’s always advisable to ensure that any accredited online bachelors degree you choose is online only. In some cases colleges may give you the ability to study via the internet, but you are required to attend college for examinations. In other cases the college may require you attend some classes on-site and the balance via the internet.

Either way, it’s always important to double check your upcoming schedule. Put a plan in place to ensure you are able to put some study time into your daily schedule, so you don’t fall too far behind.

Studying via the internet does require some dedication. You will be required to complete projects and examinations, the same as you would if you were attending college and you cannot be late. Always meet your deadlines with time to spare.