Saturday, 29 December 2012

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Financial Planning Degree Programs

financial planningFinancial planning degree programs provide the skills and knowledge needed for planning the financial future on any business. This page explains what the courses are, what employers expect, and what you can expect to earn.


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The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic

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What are the biggest apps to know about in the upcoming year? Our friends at Education Dive have assembled a useful list!




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Public vs Private Schools: The Cold Hard Facts - Edudemic via @josiefraser

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Is there a difference between public vs private schools? The teachers themselves are likely both there for the right reason. What do the stats say?



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Saturday, 22 December 2012

How To Find Open Education Resources - Edudemic

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Free and open educational resources are aplenty and teachers around the world are adding to the repository every day.



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Medical Assistant Careers

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Want to know more about medical assisting careers education and training. Find out more about more about the programs and find a school that suits you …



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Severe Autism-Joshua Wills, his Journey 2012: A year in the life of Autism.

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Joshua Wills has severe Autism, he comes from Cornwall,England. He is 12 and has been hospitalised since July 2012,he has been transfered to Birmingham to a specialist unit 260 miles away from his family and home. Due to his age and severe Autism, there is no unit in the South West, and apparently no funding.




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Human Resources Management Degree | Online and Distance Learning

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A human resources management degree provides a good start to your career in any organization. This page tells you more about these programs, where you can find them, and what jobs are open to you after graduation.



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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Access to Education Around the World

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Educational opportunity is not as varied as you might think across the world, as nearly all children from OECD countries have universal access to education. And enrollment rates in these countries are on the rise, too.



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Friday, 7 December 2012

50 Top Sources Of Free eLearning Courses

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Whether you are looking for a master’s degree program, computer science classes, a K-12 curriculum, or GED study program, this list gives you a look at 50 websites that promise education for free.



From databases that organize over 1,000,000 students throughout 16 universities, to a small library of documents for those interested in history, the opportunities for free online learning continue to expand as the Internet becomes a crucial component in education.




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Thursday, 6 December 2012

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing Educational Apps

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4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Choosing Educational Apps…

1. What will the child learn from the app?


2. Does the app offer the child an opportunity to practice a skill needed in school?


3. Does the app motivate a child to transfer that learning into the real world?


4. What conversation and collaboration will the app inspire?




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Telehealth Services Provide Remote Patients Link to Doctors

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Recently, 1,400 researchers stationed in the South Pole didn’t have to wait-out the brutal six month winter to speak with a doctor. Those who needed the advice of a physician could do so on a “telemedicine” network operated by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and powered by Polycom.



In fact, Polycom powers a number of telemedicine services around the globe, providing people in rural environments access to top-notch healthcare.




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Technology Management Program

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A technology management program will prepare you for a rewarding career at the forefront of organizational change. This page provides more details.



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11 Big Tech Trends You'll See in 2013

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Revolution in second-screen utility, big data dives, robots, embedded tech and more await us in 2013. Are you ready for it?



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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Most Popular Photography Tips, Tricks, and Hacks of 2012

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2012 was a great year for all things photography, with posts to help you behind the camera, in front of it, when you’re shooting, and when you’re editing.



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Casual sex linked to teen depression

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Casual sex increases a teenager’s odds for clinical-level depression nearly threefold. The effects are the same for boys and girls, though younger teens (13-15 years old) who had so-called “nonromantic sex” faced substantially greater risks for depression. Dating alone was not linked to depressive symptoms.

Published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the the study provides evidence that “context is key” when trying to understand how teen relationships and sex affect their well-being.




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McAfee Antivirus Software Pioneer Arrested in Guatemala City

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The antivirus software pioneer John McAfee was arrested in Guatemala City on Wednesday after he slipped over the border from his home in Belize where police want to question him in their investigation of the murder of his neighbor.




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'Damn You Auto Correct' Unveils 11 Funniest Texts of 2012

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Last year, we cringed and laughed at the top auto-correct text messages sent to friends and loved ones. You’d think we would have learned our lesson by now.



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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Poo-Powered Robot Launched in UK

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Scientists in the UK have developed a robot that is powered with sewage waste, or, in more layman’s terms, poo.


Called the EcoBot III, it’s entirely powered by energy processed by its microbial fuel cells, which turn waste into energy. Using this mechanism, a robot could be capable of refueling itself autonomously by picking up waste material from the environment.



The robot was built by a joint venture of the Bristol Robotics Laboratory — itself a collaborative research project of the University of Western England and the University of Bristol — and Wessex Water, a regional water and sewage treatment business. The idea behind the project is to develop more energy-efficient and eco-friendly robots that could be self-sustaining.




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PhD in Counseling Psychology

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A PhD in counseling psychology online gives you good career options. This page will help you if you want to take a counseling doctorate.



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Educational Leadership Administration Doctorate Programs

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Find educational leadership administration doctorate programs. This page provides information on what is studied and where you can study such programs online.



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Choosing an MBA Program

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An MBA program is one of the most popular degrees in higher education. You can find out more about selected MBAs on this page.



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Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Home Health Aide Training Programs

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Home health aide training can start you in a career in health care or nursing. This page has details of the training, where you can find it, and more …



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Bing Attacks Google With New 'Scroogled' Campaign

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Microsoft’s Bing search engine is taking its battle against Google to the next level with a new campaign called “Don’t Get Scroogled.”



The company launched a Scroogled website on Wednesday which attacks what Bing refers to as Google’s “unfair ‘pay-to-rank’ shopping practices.” This apparently refers to Google’s decision earlier this year to require merchants to pay in order to have their products come up in the results on Google Shopping. Previously, both free and paid listings were featured in Google Shopping results.




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Bullying Can Lead to PTSD Symptoms

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A new study has found a high incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms among teenagers who have been bullied.



The study of 963 teens aged 14 and 15 in Norwegian schools found symptoms of the disorder in about 33 percent of the students who said they were victims of bullying — though it did not determine that these students were diagnosed with full-blown PTSD.




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Saturday, 24 November 2012

The evolution of human intellect: Human-specific regulation of neuronal genes

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A new study published November 20 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology has identified hundreds of small regions of the genome that appear to be uniquely regulated in human neurons. These regulatory differences distinguish us from other primates, including monkeys and apes, and as neurons are at the core of our unique cognitive abilities, these features may ultimately hold the key to our intellectual prowess (and also to our potential vulnerability to a wide range of ‘human-specific’ diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s).




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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Glasses Aim to Cure Seasonal Depression

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Shades use six LED lights to simulate sunlight and curb effects of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

To re-energize during long winter months, Seqinetic recommends users wear the glasses for up to 30 minutes a day. It adds that the light is “harmless” and “100% UV-free.” Check out the video, above, for more.




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Twitter Offers $1 Million in Advertising Credits For Small Business Saturday Mashable Twitter Offers $1 Million in Advertising Credits For Small Business Saturday | The top source for social and di...

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Twitter is offering as much as $1 million in free ad credits in total to 10,000 businesses to support Small Business Saturday this weekend.

Twitter announced Tuesday that it will give away $100 in free credits to each of the first 10,000 businesses who apply and are eligible for the program in an effort to help these businesses promote their brands on the social network.


Businesses can use these ad credits to purchase Promoted Trends and Promoted Accounts on Twitter, thereby getting their content featured more prominently on the site. In order to be eligible for the giveaway, the business needs to be based in the U.S., active on Twitter and a new advertiser.




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Monday, 19 November 2012

Online IT Programs

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Online IT programs - get the skills for this challenging field. This page has details of the programs, the schools, the career prospects, salaries and more …



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Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility Online Course

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This free ALISON online yoga course will be of great interest to learners who have some knowledge and experience of yoga techniques and would like to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of more advanced techniques that will strengthen the inner core and improve flexibility.


Yoga Exercises for Core Strength and Flexibility is originally from and published by Dashama and has a duration of 1-2 Hours for the average learner.




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Special Education Doctoral Programs

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Find out about special education doctoral programs online and how they can prepare you for a most rewarding career. This page provides more detail about the programs and where you can take them.



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Working with Students with Special Educational Needs Online Course

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This free ALISON online education course will be of great interest to professionals in the education sector who would like a greater knowledge and understanding of working with students with special educational needs, and to all students who are interested in special education.


Working with Students with Special Educational Needs is originally from and published by Global Text Project and has a duration of 2-3 Hours for the average learner.




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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Substance Abuse Online Degrees

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Find out what it means to be a substance abuse (or behavioral disorder) counselor and locate suitable substance abuse online programs.



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Use It or Lose It - Bonding Time

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“Last weekend, my husband and I had a night away from the baby for the first time (she’s just past ten months). Some parents have told me that seems so soon; for others, it seems incredibly late. If we had local family, I’m sure it would have happened for us sooner.”




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Elementary Education Online Degrees

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This page provides information on elementary education online degrees, what is studied in them, where you can study them, the prospects, and more …



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6 Apps That Teach Math Concepts

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For young learners, there are a plethora of apps out there to help learn how to count, and for older learners, often times a graphing calculator or scientific calculator app will do the trick. But what about all of those students in between?

You know, the ones who already know how to count, but have to learn a multitude of math concepts that most of their parents have long forgotten? We’re taking a look at 6 apps that are easy to use and teach more than just counting.




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Leah Buechley: How to "sketch" with electronics

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Designing electronics is generally cumbersome and expensive — or was, until Leah Buechley and her team at MIT developed tools to treat electronics just like paper and pen. In this talk from TEDYouth 2011, Buechley shows some of her charming designs, like a paper piano you can sketch and then play.




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Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Vietnam Education Foundation Sponsors U.S. Faculty Scholars To Teach In Vietnam

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The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the selection of nine American professors as the fifth group to teach at Vietnamese universities as part of its U.S. Faculty Scholar (USFS) Program. This distinguished group of U.S. professors, who will teach during the 2012-2013 Academic Year, is the largest cohort of U.S. Faculty Scholars that VEF has selected.

The U.S. Faculty Scholar Program contributes to the VEF mission of bringing the United States and Vietnam closer together through educational exchanges related to science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and technology. U.S. Faculty Scholars teach in English at Vietnamese universities in their fields of expertise. Teaching may be conducted either on-site in Vietnam or by interactive, real-time videoconferencing from the United States. VEF serves as the sponsor and organizer while the Vietnamese universities serve as the hosts and the U.S. universities cooperate in the collaborative programs.





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New rule on vaccine to help fight meningitis in remotest Africa

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A cheap meningitis vaccine designed to treat a type of the disease common in Africa was ruled safe to use after several days without refrigeration on Wednesday, allowing health workers to get it to people in more remote parts.

Epidemics of meningitis A occur every seven to 14 years in Africa’s “meningitis belt”, a band of 26 countries stretching from Senegal to Ethiopia, and are particularly devastating to children and young adults.



The World Health Organisation (WHO) ruling, that vaccine MenAfriVac is safe to use for up to four days at up to 40 degrees Celsius, will save money spent on expensive “cold chain” systems in the final miles of delivery, said Orin Levine, director of vaccine delivery at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which helped fund the vaccine’s development.




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10 Bizarre Death Rituals from Around the World

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The way we grieve, commemorate, and dispose of our dead varies greatly from culture to culture, but some traditions really take funerals to the next level of macabre.

Here are 10 of the most bizarre death rituals the world has ever known.




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Monday, 12 November 2012

Computer Security Degree

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A computer security degree can lead to an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. This page tell you more about studying these degrees and will help you to locate suitable schools and programs.



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Sunday, 11 November 2012

Web 2.0 Online Software

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Find out more about some of the important movements in the development of Web 2.0 online communication software or e-tools that have impacted on, and continue to impact on, how individuals and communities communicate and learn.



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Assistive Tech for Seniors at Home

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Technology to help seniors age in place has gone far beyond grab bars and fall-alert buttons worn around the neck. Today, there’s a host of sophisticated products on the market, from medication dispensers that can report to a family member when their loved one forgets to take a pill to shoes embedded with GPS trackers to find cognitively impaired wanderers.



The best choices for seniors who want to stay at home depend on their medical condition, budget and personal preferences, says Marnie Renda, an occupational therapist and certified aging-in-place specialist in Cincinnati. The goal should be to make the technology fit the lifestyle, not the other way around.




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8 Ways Education Could Change During The Next 4 Years

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The 2012 U.S. presidential elections are over at last and all of us, both disappointed and triumphant ones, can sigh with relief. Now it is time to sum it all up and see what we are to expect in the future with Barack Obama back in office for another 4 years.

To figure out how education could change, let’s look at some election pledges made by Barack Obama during the campaign period and think whether they are likely to ever see the light of day.




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You May Have To Choose Between A Happy Life And A Meaningful Life

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As psychologists zero in on the key to a good life, it’s becoming clear that there are two distinct paths.

A forthcoming paper by Roy Baumeister, Kathleen Vohs, Jennifer Aaker, and Emily Garbinsky in the Journal of Positive Psychology looks at the difference between a happy life and a meaningful life.



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Can Fitness Ever Be as Addictive as Angry Birds?

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With its new app, Striiv aims to create something as addictive as World of Warcraft with the convenience of Angry Birds.

What if planting crops in FarmVille only happened when you burned calories in real life? That’s what Striiv, a fitness startup in Redwood City, Calif., is hoping to accomplish with its new app, launched last week.


The Striiv fitness app, available for iOS devices, is free to download and tailors challenges and fitness-oriented games to your personal habits, and broadcasts your results on social networks. The app includes its own video game, called “MyLand,” which is powered by an iPhone user’s exercise habits -– in order to grow a plant or expand the island, the user must complete a series of challenges, from walking a set amount of steps to climbing stairs.




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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Technology Management MBA

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This page provides details of technology management MBA programs, has links to selected schools offering these programs, and outlines the career prospects.



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Online Programs for Nursing

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Find out about online nursing programs, what is involved, the schools where you can study them, what jobs there are, what the salary prospects are, and more ..



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