Key facts about distance learning & online education!

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The biggest challenges long-established colleges are facing today is tuition rising, and state budgets are remaining tight. These two encounters have led many students to search for alternatives. Students, from working professionals to recent high school graduates has found that solution in distant learning. At least one in four students are enrolled in at least one distant course.

According to study, in 2014 there were around 5.8 million students registered in distance learning courses, and in 2015 it was up by 3.9 percent over the previous year. The public institutions of higher education represented nearly three-quarters of all enrollments. With this fact, it is no secret remote learning has apparently become one of the most traditional higher education replacements.

Getting higher education is vital for everybody in the world who wants to compete with the advanced and modern cultures. In some countries getting a tertiary education is not a big deal, but in some other countries, it has become a problem for the people. It requires not only time and interest but also money. Nowadays, higher education is becoming imperative for the attaining or securing a decent job in the market.

Distance learning plays a vital role in fulfilling the needs of people who do not have enough time and money to spend on their higher education. Like all other things in the world, distance learning does have pros and cons points. For now, a few facts of distance learning are given below so that people can understand correctly that how it works?

Pros of distant learning

• Students can access online courses at their convenience, taking additional time on subjects if needed and completing the course in a much timelier manner that is easy and convenient.

• Class work can be done simultaneously with other responsibilities.

• Students do not have to feel socially pressurized; they can develop their own identity.

• Students can get special attention in the subject he/she is weak in.

• Students do not have to deal with bullies or bad influence from others.

• Online learning is the easiest way to avoid the distraction and focus on required courses.

Cons of Distant learning

• Some students become lonely or miss the classroom encounter.

• Students have the responsibility of making sure they are learning well without an actual teacher.

• Sometimes it is hard for students to learn without a teacher to demonstrate the learning process.

• Students must make sure the online school is a credited class; otherwise, businesses and universities will not accept their transcript.

• Students must be motivated, or they will find it challenging to focus on completing their work. They do not have an actual teacher with them to support them daily.

Distance learning solves the problems of time to the people. It is true that people want to go for the job right after their graduation to earn some money. When they do so, they get the least time to spend on their education. Distance learning provides them variability in the hours and time to devote to their studies.

Nowadays, many companies and large organizations also recommend their employees to go for online education to promote them or to increase their knowledge. It not only helps the company in which the employees are working, but it also helps the employees to seek a new and substantial position in the company.

Distance learning also solves financial problems of the people. The individuals who cannot afford higher education even after getting a job can go for distance learning. Such education is much more economical as compared to regular school. You do not need to go to the offices to pay your fee or monthly charges. Just get the account number and pay your fee from the nearest available bank.

Getting higher education through online means does not mean that you do not have to give quizzes and assignments to the tutors. You must submit the assignments and attend exams on the regular intervals of time. Even there are some focus groups where you can chat with your fellow students or talk with your tutor for solving your problems

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Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Safe Driving Tips and Tricks

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The National Safety Council choose April as the Distracted Driving Awareness Month to remind people to use smart driving habits while behind the wheel. We all should play a part in the fight to save lives because distracted driving is a destructive behavior. Moreover, distracted driving is unsafe and has claimed as many as 3,477 lives in 2015, even higher today. Sending or reading a text as well as talking on cellphones is an activity that diverts attention from driving, and are the number one reason for distraction, and anything that takes attention away from safe driving should be avoided.

People find themselves driving more carefully when they have a spouse, a child or a pet in the car. However, they are more apt to glance at their cellphone to read a text or talk on the phone when it is just them in the car. Today the road are full of people who put their life at risk the moment they engage in distracted driving. At present, a total of forty-six states has outlaw texting while driving and fourteen states forbid hand-held cellphone use by all drivers. A hands-free device does not necessarily make the driver safe because it does not reduce the distraction to the brain.

Driving a car can sometimes bring fear to the learners, and when a person have a phobia of driving, it can sometimes be nerve wrecking. As a matter of fact, it is okay to be a little jumpy before you first learn how to drive. However, it is a more fun and challenging to ride a car and drive it safely. However, it is a more fun and challenging to ride a car and drive it safely. It does not mean that car driving is a very easy and enjoyable job to do on the road and obviously, it is too tough to drive in the dangerous paths.

However, you can easily know how to ride a car and drive it pralking on cellphonesoperly if you instructed by a good supervisor who is an expert in driving a car. Also, you can deal with the most important and easy tips for you and the most driving tricks with discussed step by step. However, first get comfortable with the vehicle before getting on the road to drive. Then, one learner needs to follow the following instructions to be a good and a mannered car driver on the road and drive his ride safely and coolly for both him and the passersby. To drive a car smoothly, you have to have the knowledge about the car.

Driving really is a dangerous activity so, avoid long vehicles as a beginner because they are difficult to drive as it has a larger engine and rigid transmission. Although, it is not so easy as we think. Driving provides us with a level of freedom that offers us freedom to be in control to go where we need to travel. So keep trying to learn the tricks of the car driving. Also, you need to be able to keep your emotions under control. With control and the right instructor (or parent), driving is fun.

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Creating an Inner Peace That Endures!

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Like many people, I haven’t honestly felt like I’ve been living my life. Up until a few years ago, I have been stuck in a world of darkness; I did not feel good most of the time as I thought there’s no way of finding myself. The pain I often felt made me longed not to feel. After years of suffering Thank God, one morning as I found myself struggling to begin the day, I took the time to start listening to the cheerful, chatty singing of sparrows. As I listen to their symphony of clatter, it was as if they regime my emotions and I swallow down their happiness.

That very day, I blossom into this new person that rediscover herself, and that became an incredible first step to inner peace. The tranquility that I sincerely hope and pray for – an awakening. Although it may sound a little strange, the person I was even one month ago, is an entirely different being than who I am today. Reason being there is never a time that we stop growing. Living in this densely-populated world, there is a lot of negative energy but if you set energetic boundaries one can deal with the rigors of life to find inner peace.

Dealing with negativity can be quite a downer, especially when you are absorbing other people’s negative energy. But before I realize the people around me brought negative energy and was just not the right individuals to be in my life, my days involved a tug of melancholy that torment me as I fought to ignore the veiled darkness. To release all negativity, I had to let go of the friends and acquaintances who dump their pessimism on me. It was not easy to learn to let go and saying “no” to people who do not deserve my time. But when I found strength to let go, to let be that was how I found this remarkable inner peace.

In fact, maybe the reason we can truly appreciate a daylight is it remove the darkness. Nonetheless, it is our light that frightens us, not our darkness. The truth be told, we are all meant to find the daylight and not fear it. Although, being terrified of the daylight isn’t being broken or concealing a dark secret. It’s when one can choose to go backward to feel save instead of forward toward growth. In this sense, there are multiple sides to all of us. Yes, there are different sides of the various personalities that exist in all of us such as who we are – who we think we are, and who we might be if we build our goals and follow our dreams.

Everyone’s journey is compelled to be different and to find the right path that best works for you are an ongoing process. One thing, my own experience has taught me is striving to discover the right path is constant. Granting, in any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing. Nonetheless, if you wait for the perfect moment when all is safe and assured it might never arrive. Despite everything, fear not, friends. We all discover things at different times.

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Two things define you: patience when you have nothing & attitude when you have everything.

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Throughout life, two things define you: patience when you have nothing & attitude when you have everything. Although the author of this quote is unknown the big question is what does it mean? To me, this quote has a way of singling out two situations for consideration. To start off with you must know who you are and how you define yourself. Then consider the two things that single out the situations which are patience and attitude. In patience, it singles out how tolerant a person can be when he or she have nothing. It is clearly when a person has nothing he or she will have needs, but it is up to that person how long-sufferingly they can be without getting tired and being in distressed.

In attitude, it singles out what a person position is in life when he or she have everything. When a person has everything, he or she are not in needs and feels they need no one. Although a person will always need someone regardless how much they have, this is when a person is tested of how to treat another when he or she do not have any need to be kind or caring. The question stand to be answered are why is testing a person with everything important? When a person is tested, it helps mark the boundaries of which to build, maintain and take responsibility for your actions.

Most important, when a person utilize a test as it were intended he or she can maintain how to improve in trying situations. Also, it can become known to a person how to measure progress and examine for weaknesses. He or she will learn how to continue to grow and become better and where he or she could stand improvement. Take the time to think, what have you learn about yourself? Think back on your test and then analyze the results, it will assist you how to plot your next move. It is hard to know who you are in quiet time, it mainly when things get tough that you find out who you are and of what you are made of.

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How I prevent myself from moving into a shell due to past miseries

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When I found myself unhappy with my life, I lost myself in the daily flow of living; I faced such phases of life wherein I got terribly hurt by people and life overall. On the contrary… that never lead me to withdraw myself from the world. I began to live in the flow of experience and faced and accepted emotional hurt as a challenge of life. Apparently, I have gone through loads of such emotional turmoil too. But all those hurts and unfortunate events have converted me into a more self-confident and self-sufficient woman, as I am today.

Once you are self-confident, you realize yourself what you want from life. Then you distinguish that you fear what you don’t understand, and you know nothing can then scare you or rule your life anymore. You learn to pamper yourself and let the positive energy flow into your life which helps to transform you into a more confident and self-controlled human being. Before I became a confident and self-sufficient woman as I am now the fear of uncertainty change me into someone I didn’t know, a shell of my former self.

It was a phase when I hit rock bottom, and it became the solid foundation, on which I had to restructure my life. By hitting rock bottom, I learn to face each of life’s challenges quite sportingly. Life’s challenges have taught me to let my strengths overshadow my weaknesses and to overcome and rebuild my life after hitting rock bottom. Sinking to my lowest self-was the first eye opener for me that provided me the strength to find the energy I needed to restart my life. Falling to my most depressed self helped me to let go of the feelings that were bothering me.

After letting go of the feeling, that was affecting me; I finally could acknowledge my situation and started to practice the ways of self-realization. It’s hard to escape depression when it takes over the mind, but when I let go of the past and start “living in the moment” it taught me how to let nothing directs me in the wrong direction but to view my mistakes as a catalog of past failures.

This made it so much easier for me to figure out what I was looking for from life in general. After learning, I had to deal with uncertainty, or it will beat me down.

It felt as if life was placed to pause for a moment. I received that one lucky break I needed to start replenishing my life, and I grab a hold told advantage of that opportunity and became my own boss once again.

I transformed from a “victim mentality” to a “creator.” I am now connected to my inner self. I can now figure out things which generally I could not earlier, and I am also able to perform well. From now onwards I have control over everything in my life even on things on which I had no control once. I learn that getting hurt is an integral part of any life. We all have gone through critical phases at one point of time or the other.

It gets tough to accept the miseries and pains of life that easily as well. While you are searching for the right path after getting hurt on and on in life, you need to first come out of all your past horrible memories. Life is a roller coaster ride. You will find both ups and downs prevailing in life and your sad moments will always be a painful memory of yours.

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I have decided to choose love over hate!

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In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr I too have decided to choose love over hate, for loves brings about a better world, and I know that love is … initially the best answer to humanity in finding peace as I know that hate is too much weight to carry. Know that through violence it only brings emotional bosh, but with peace, we accomplish so much more like seeking the highest good as being concerned about sisterhood and brotherhood.

And so, I say to my friends today, when we choose violence, it only leads to darkness and a country that is divided moving in the wrong direction. On the contrary, those who decide to choose love over hate it leads to an open road that advantages to a greater path.

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Getting on track, Initiate budgeting & teach children the importance of saving!

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At times, one of the hardest things to do is get back on track, especially when you need to be more organized with your assets. I’ve been there too, but if you find yourself broke, and you are behind on your bills. And just in case you’re wondering where to start coming to terms with a financial plan.

Here is what you need to do: accept and deal with how bad things really are and put forward an effort to set up a working budget. Afterward, create a financial plan that implements the necessary steps to start taking control of your financial future. Then discussing with your family all expectations and teach the children to help save.

Let’s touch base on what is a budget? A budget is defined as a plan for tracking incoming revenues and outgoing expenses. It consists of using the basic arithmetic so, to some people, anything that involves using any math seems scary, mentally and emotionally hard. A budget can be utilized for money-saving habits that can help families develop a realistic savings plan.

A budget is not hard; the hardest part is starting a budget and overcoming all fears then changing the past decisions that put you in a bad situation. It is the best thing to do if you want to get back on track and organize your expenses. The purpose of a budget is to justify a set of decisions that has been made of all funds, making known how funds will be used and track as well as control all spending habits.

So, to organize your expenses, you need to know the necessary steps to make a budget. It begins with knowing what you are spending and the breakdown of your expenses. Moreover, know that it doesn’t matter how much more you make if you’re spending more than you earn. Furthermore, when you’re not taking control of where your money goes on a daily, you need to gather all your financial statement, which you possess because your money is a tool why not put it to work for you?

To help organize your expenses, what you will need is your bank statements, recent utility bills, cable bill, gas, food, cellphone bill, car note and everything regarding a source of income or expense. Once you have everything, your primary intention for doing this is putting effort to get back on track. Also, creating a budget with details will give you a good idea of total income and where your money is going.

Now that you are moving in the right direction you should set a budget for every family member spending habits and involve your kids in the process. There is a budget for all circumstances and personality so, take the time to find which budget works for your family. After all, it is never too early to educate children about savings. With the kids, you will need to take a little extra time to slowly, smoothly guide their spending habits in the right direction. Nonetheless, they will get certain degrees of idea and responsibility instant as they will gain knowledge on how to save money.

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Nine basic financial skill no young adult should leave home without!

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In life, the journey from adolescent to adulthood can be a very challenging one. Entering adolescence is the time when an individual began to change and develop so life may seem unpredictable. However, we must to be aware of our teen’s transitions and think about the future. Especially, if you want to guarantee yourself a bright future. You are the key to your success and it best to know what you want out of that future and take the time to plan to get there. Planning is not just setting goals but allows you to take control of your life’s direction as you creating realistic strategies to achieve them.

For almost every young adult, maturity begins with learning how to have a handle on your financial matters. That is one guarantee way to a promising future as well as setting long-term financial goals. Teens growing into a young adult need to play an active role in planning their future when they enter high school. When they begin taking on the responsibility early in life as they get older, their role will come to be larger, and the parent tasks will become less.

Parents should train teenager to handle their own future, so they will know what is approaching ahead. Although Parent tasks are to help their child, gradually assume responsibility for their future, they are better prepared when they manage their own life. Some people believe that procrastination has nothing to do with their future. Nonetheless, to some degree, procrastination will dictate the level of future an individual attain.

There are different elements which work, hand in hand, to create the right future. Happiness also holds a huge leap between where you are today and where your future will carry you. Although, some might believe that happiness is something that comes naturally. It is something that everyone needs to work on to enjoy. To have a promising future, we as human beings need a sense of direction to reach our goals in life. Life is a little bit like driving a car. You need to know the directions of where you are going, or you will end up driving around in circles.

Driving around in circles is what your life will be like if there is not a particular road to your life and you have some idea of where you are going or what you want for your future. Visualizing your future is what will take you from point A to point B. Visualization what you want is a part of a favorable future in life. Visualize is something that assists with creating a future. Remember to take these challenges seriously and make the goals things which are possible. Visualize what it is that you would like, live it. Visualization helps you to have a clear route to your life.

The question ‘When should we begin planning for the future?’– it should be right now but because most humans are attuned to focus on the ‘right now’ situation they fail to concentrate on present circumstances, and that can be threatening to a future. For almost everyone, planning should begin with having a handle on financial matters. It is a wise idea to start by searching for budgeting techniques and solid principles for managing money and assets.

A large sum of first-year college students was surveyed about their past financial education and current monetary behaviors. The outcomes of the studied were utterly troubling. The research showed over 40 percent of the young adult were so unprepared to have a handle on their assets and said they didn’t feel prepared to manage their finances. Also, 25 percent confessed they didn’t know how to manage their checking account. They continued to use their checking, even when their bank accounts almost exceed it limit, and another 12 percent admits to never checked their bank accounts because they were terrified of what they’d see there.

Although sometimes young adult feels a lot of pressure leaving childhood and transitions to adulthood, once they graduate high school and start that next stage, they need to begin managing their own financial affairs immediately. With that in mind, let’s touch bases on the things young adults need to know to be able to take on responsibility once they leave home. Below are nine basic financial skills every young adult should be aware to live a comfortable life.

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Five Must Have Tech Gadgets & Accessories No one Should Travel Without!

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When it comes to traveling it is best to be prepared, and it is imperative to know what to take with you to be ready in case an emergency occurs. Some people travel for a living and traveling for a living can be an exciting way to make money. Traveling requires the use of high-tech gear that will help you stay connected and productive, especially if you are traveling for business. Whether you are traveling by train, plane, automobile or your two feet, the right gadgets make the journey pain-free and complete.

As more people have the demand for traveling, whether it for business or pleasure, one of the most hassles in traveling is an individual cannot take the home or office with them.  Moreover, if you want to make your trip go smoother without much baggage, make sure to travel with the right accessories and gadgets that will seriously change your trip. As. If you are a business owner who travels a lot, don’t worry technology firms have covered all the stops to make sure all travelers needs are met.

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For the business owner who is often out of the office, then it is best to invest in some travel necessities besides your cell phone, cell phone charger or laptop. You need a flexible gadget that can be remote controlled and the one you just can’t live without; they help you run your business. To lighten your load as well as overcome packing-induced stress, why not go with travel accessories that are essential to any trip. A busy business owner who travel a lot. You are someone that carries your life in a suitcase; it is essential to make that load a little lighter and more organized.

 

Here are nine must-have gadgets & accessories every business traveler should travel with.

Gadget #1 Emergency Phone Charger: When you travel a lot you need to keep your phone alive when no electricity is available. Just when you need your cell phone the most, it could decrease the ability to make a call or to retrieve a friend’s or family member’s phone number. A dead cell phone can cause many issues, but if you invest in an emergency charger that don’t rely on working electricity to recharge it everything are taken off hold.  I suggest an Eton Boost Turbine 4000 emergency phone charger that can come in handy, one that can be used to generate power even with no electricity. It a smallish rectangle charger that is easy to carry that works with a hand crank and has a large internal battery (4000mAH) that can be used to generate power under any condition.

Gadget #2 Flashlights: If you ever find yourself in an awkward position like a flat tire while traveling at night, a flashlight can easily be handy. Even if it a power outage, a flashlight is light handy. Nonetheless, it is best to choose a solar energy or hand eccentric flashlight that offer durability that you can rely on and does not depend on batteries.

 

Gadget #3 Noise Cancelling Headphones: While traveling, on bus, train especially while flying on a plane, a noise cancelling headphone is perfect for tuning out any outside noises. When it comes to noise-cancelling headphones, there are two types to invest in active and passive. Active noise cancellation includes some interesting processes to cancel out sound in which its goal is to hear nothing but whatever you’re listening to. Passive cancelling headphones involves closing your ears off to the world outside so you can knuckle down to relaxation or catching up to work on your laptop.

Gadget #4: The MSR MIOX Water Purifier-Travel Forum. If you are a hiker or love being in the mountains, and you are looking for a way to treat large amounts of water at a time, the MSR MIOX water filter purifier comes in handy. Also, it kills the nasty bugs, bacteria, virus and even if you prefer not to drink animal wastes in river water while hiking and on the go, MSR MIOX water filter is a good water purifiers

Gadget #5 Power strip: For the business person who needs to charge different gadgets at the same time, the Inland’s 8-Outlet Metal Power Strip is the afore mentioned travel gadget that is the essential one that is built to handle whatever require of it and you should consider bringing it along when you are traveling.

If you’re traveling by a car or even by air plane, the last thing you need is to be weighed down by a heavy gadget. Apart from these gadgets there are other gadgets that petition to make a trip more comfortable. But the trick is to know which gadget you definitely should take with you. I suggest you take the gadget that can be most convenient, the ones you must have and the one that can assist you with having the most fun.

The Eyes are Useless When the Mind is Blind!

eyes-are-useless-whenWandering down a long avenue, passing many big fields with no one near me, searching for a big destination called life. I’m not quite sure how I wandered so far, but I hope my target is approaching soon. As I look around me I do not notice anything, and I don’t know if I can hear anything, yet I feel in my heart that my destination is very far. After wandering for so long not knowing my location, I’m frightened, and I feel vulnerable as I look for direction, yet I’m afraid to take the next step.

As a result, now I am searching and seeking as if my eyes are closed because now my mind is lost and my eyes are useless when the mind is blind. As I continue to move forward searching, seeking for my destination, I begin to talk to the Lord sharing with Him. Lord, I feel You are near me, I know Your hands are stretched out to help me, but You can’t assist me if I’m blindly reaching and seeing nothing.

In a moment of epiphany, with a temporarily resuscitated mind, I come to recognize that I cannot fight this war in fear. Now my mind is telling me I’m lost because I’ve traveled too far, I am frustrated and tired of wondering as I feel I want to fall asleep. My paralysis is the result of my despair, and the end of it will be no different from the beginning. Lord, I have allowed myself to sink.

Because I’ve never had the attitude, the ambition, or the willpower, I am sinking to the absence of my mind. I suddenly notice again that in all my wandering; I am very alone. I question my movements, my motives, my past, my decisions. Should I keep going? Will the safe place call home be worth it upon my arrival? Can I make a U-turn and change my course forever? I am ready to find my way finally; I am willing to allow the Lord to guide me. I ask Him to please forgive me and guide me in the right direction.

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