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Students Can Learn Entrepreneurship Skills - Online College Courses

Students Can Learn Entrepreneurship Skills - Online College Courses | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal proclaimed that “across the country, schools are rushing to introduce entrepreneurship classes,” and “self-help books for business founders are topping the best …...
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Here's How to Engage the Mind of Your Students & Learning Will Occur

Here's How to Engage the Mind of Your Students & Learning Will Occur | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
The ideal outcome for any class, whether it is a college course or corporate training program, is to have students demonstrate that they were able to meet the course objectives, which could include several factors such as the acquisition of new knowledge or the development of specific skills that are academic or job related. In other words, it is expected that students will have learned about a subject or learned how to do something as a result of their involvement in a class. Yet the reality for many classes is that some students will simply go through the motions without actually learning a
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Success Depends Upon Self-Discipline – Especially in Your Career

Success Depends Upon Self-Discipline – Especially in Your Career | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
There is a well-known phrase that talks about the importance of working smarter and while there are many interpretations of what it can mean, overall it is meant to emphasize the benefits of being focused, disciplined, and working hard. Hard work is the backbone of any career but over time, and when routine work habits are established and set in, the effort that a person exerts may become conditionally based. It could be due to a person's perception of a "bad" boss, poor working conditions, not receiving a pay increase or recognition for their effort, and the list continues. While t
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Online Instructors Must Manage Time Well – Here's How

Online Instructors Must Manage Time Well – Here's How | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
Online instructors understand the need to manage their time effectively, especially those who are working in an adjunct capacity and balancing other responsibilities such as a full time job. Of course any instructor must be skilled in time management; however, the need is greater for online educators since they do not visibly see their classroom unless they check into it and it can be easy to assume the class is running well if there are no complaints. The other issue I've worked with as a faculty development specialist is the problem of waiting until a couple of days until feedback is due to
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Strategies to Transform From a Trainer to a Workforce Educator

Strategies to Transform From a Trainer to a Workforce Educator | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
Corporate training has tremendous potential to promote learning in organizations. There are two primary elements that are responsible for how much potential is realized within the corporate training classroom, and those elements are the materials provided and the method of delivery. An instructional designer, or someone in a similar role, can develop engaging materials but if the delivery is not well executed, the training will not be as effective as it could. In contrast, if the training materials have not been designed in the most engaging manner, or the material is technical in nature, it
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How Instructors Prompt Critical Thinking During Class Discussions

How Instructors Prompt Critical Thinking During Class Discussions | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
As an instructor, whether in a higher education class or corporate training class, you need tools and strategies that allow you to connect with students, especially during class discussions that are crucial to the learning process. When an instructor asks students some form of follow-up question it is helpful as it demonstrates they are engaged in the conversation and are prepared to discuss it. But is that enough to prompt students to comprehend the meaning of the information received and how it relates to them, either personally or professionally? The purpose of a discussion is to promote l
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Why Emotional Intelligence is Needed for Educators and Students

Why Emotional Intelligence is Needed for Educators and Students | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
Technology has changed the way we communicate, including the format and perception of what it means to interact with others. For those who rely upon the use of technological tools they often develop an abbreviated form of writing and how they communicate may be done without a filter. Many people feel free to share personal details online and post comments without regard to the tone or content. This form of communication is becoming more evident in the classroom, whether in an academic or corporate training class. Instead of relying upon technological devices and social networking websites, st
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What Inspires You to Teach Adults?

What Inspires You to Teach Adults? | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
You may remember how you got started as an instructor or workplace corporate trainer, but do you recall what inspires you to continue training or teaching? The instructional duties of an educator requires advanced planning and well-defined time management skills, especially if you have multiple projects or responsibilities to balance. If you teach in a traditional classroom you have to plan for class that typically meets on a specific day of the week or date; and if you teach online it is expected this you will be actively engaged and present in your class throughout the week. What inspires y
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The Unlimited Power of Your Potential – In Work and Life

The Unlimited Power of Your Potential – In Work and Life | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
Everyone has potential, perhaps more than they realize now or will ever come to fully know in their life because of fear and self-doubt. Your ability to tap into your potential will determine how many successes you have throughout your life, which is especially important for your career. You have the potential to learn, which many people do not realize even though they learn from life experiences every day. Everyone have a potential for personal and professional self-development because of an ability to learn, as long as you are willing to purposefully seek out new knowledge and skills, and d
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Learning to Balance Work & Life as a Student

Learning to Balance Work & Life as a Student | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it

As a student you know that class work is going to require a lot of your time and you have to create an effective plan to make certain everything is completed when it needs to be done. During the start of class you likely feel excited and proud of the step you've taken, and perhaps uncertain at the same time as to how you'll make adjustments in your life to accommodate classes. You quickly discover that your school schedule can become quite demanding, especially when you already have many responsibilities to meet each week, and as the number of assignments increase so does the pressure. You ha

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Dr. Bruce A. Johnson has developed expertise with adult learning through advanced education in the field of adult education, along with his work as an instructional designer, college educator, professional writer, corporate trainer, and manager of training and development.

 

Dr. J has authored the following publications:

Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning – Appreciative Inquiry has been translated by Dr. J for use in online classes. Order Your Autographed Copy Today: http://tinyurl.com/k667q3x

 

Be Prepared to Teach Online: Strategies from Online College Professor Dr. J  

 

Skills and Strategies Online Students Need: Written by Online College Professor Dr. J

 

Discover Your Personal Best through a Positive Mindset Tune Up – Helpful Advice and Strategies from Dr. J

 

To learn more about these resources please visit: http://affordablequalitywriting.com/resources-and-store/books

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Learn to Communicate Well With Instructors

Learn to Communicate Well With Instructors | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
The ability to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills required for students to participate in their classes. Online students have a unique opportunity available to them for communicating with their instructors, if they choose to use it, because they have time to think about what they are going to communicate before they post something in the classroom or send an email. For students in a traditional classroom environment they may either be willing to speak up in class if they feel comfortable doing so or they may have a fear of speaking and fail to get involved unless they
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About the Author:


Dr. Bruce A. Johnson has developed expertise with adult learning through advanced education in the field of adult education, along with his work as an instructional designer, college educator, professional writer, corporate trainer, and manager of training and development.

 

Dr. J has authored the following publications:


-Be Prepared to Teach Online: Strategies from an Online College Professor

 

-Skills and Strategies Online Students Need: Written by an Online College Professor

 

-Discover Your Personal Best through a Positive Mindset Tune Up

 

-Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning

 

To learn more about these resources please visit: http://affordablequalitywriting.com/resources-and-store/books

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How to Focus on Personal Career Fulfillment

How to Focus on Personal Career Fulfillment | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
Personal career development is a concept that is related to a fluid and often elusive state of being because it can be tied to an emotion of happiness. If you were to ask someone if they are fulfilled because of the work they are doing, it is possible that the answer can frequently change because of their feelings about current circumstances in their workplace. For example, if a person enjoys their work and they are receiving recognition in the form of job advancement, an above average performance review, a salary increase, or any other type of reward, they will likely state that they feel fu
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Peak Performance Strategies for Students

Peak Performance Strategies for Students | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
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"Peak Performance Strategies for Students" by @DrBruceJ on @LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/peak-performance-strategies-students-dr-bruce-a-johnson #students #college #education

 

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For 2014: Think Big & Realize Your Dreams | Dr. Bruce A. Johnson | LinkedIn

For 2014: Think Big & Realize Your Dreams | Dr. Bruce A. Johnson | LinkedIn | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
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Students Won't Learn If You Don't Show Them How

Students Won't Learn If You Don't Show Them How | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
When students walk into class, or enter an online classroom, they are there because it is a mandatory degree requirement or they have a specific need that requires them to acquire specialized knowledge and/or skills for their career. However, just because they are present doesn't mean they are willing participants and are certain to be actively engaged. They may not become fully involved in their class until they perceive it will be of value and they can complete what is required of them, which means learning may be viewed as a conditional process rather than something they can always benefit
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Do You Want to Change How Students Perform? Influence Their Beliefs

Do You Want to Change How Students Perform? Influence Their Beliefs | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
When an adult student begins a class, whether it is a traditional, online, or corporate training class, a factor that can have a direct impact on their level of involvement in that class is their beliefs. The beliefs that students hold about their academic abilities and capability to participate in the learning process will determine their level of effort, energy, and willingness to be involved. It influences their persistence when faced with challenges and is a determining factor for their grades and course outcomes. Their beliefs also shape their attitude about learning, interactions they h
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Are You Going Nowhere In Your Career? It is Time for Inspired Action

Are You Going Nowhere In Your Career? It is Time for Inspired Action | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
It is possible that at some point in your career you are going to feel blocked, stalled, or going nowhere. When that occurs you can use it as a time to reflect and redirect your focus, or you can become frustrated and do nothing to change the conditions. Any time you believe you are not getting the results you hoped for, whether or not you have tried to change your approach, you can use it as a warning sign. This is a wake-up call that indicates some aspect of your career plan needs to be adapted or altered in some way. It could be an internalized belief or expectation that needs adjustment,
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In a Virtual Classroom an Instructor Must be Visible

In a Virtual Classroom an Instructor Must be Visible | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
There are two important questions that every instructor needs to ask as they prepare to interact with students in a virtual class. First, do you believe that you are maintaining an active presence in your online class? More importantly, how do you maintain social interactions without physically meeting your students?Students that attend a traditional classroom have the benefit of visually observing the instructor and their involvement in the class, which provides important clues and feedback about the learning process. The nature of those visual observations change with an online classroom en
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Prepare for Work as an Online Graduate Student

Prepare for Work as an Online Graduate Student | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why someone would choose to pursue an online graduate degree but for many the primary reason is often related to their career. There may be a goal of career advancement, making a career change, or acquiring subject matter knowledge and expertise. Regardless of the reason, an online graduate student will find that an advanced degree requires a different set of skills and expectations. Starting a graduate degree program may be challenging at first, especially if it has been some time since your undergraduate degree was completed; however, knowing the basics will help make
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What to Do When You're Stuck in a Career Rut

What to Do When You're Stuck in a Career Rut | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
A job can serve a variety of purposes and for many people they accept a job offer because they are in need of the income, without necessarily thinking about their future. Others have a specific career plan and a new job may be a step towards meeting their goals. Over time a job can become a stable career, one that provides new opportunities. Stability in a career is important but what happens when that job you value becomes stagnant and it no longer feels fresh or no longer brings out the best in your job performance? Is a change of attitude the only possible answer?Telling yourself "I l
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Becoming a Digital Citizen-What Every Student Needs to Know

Becoming a Digital Citizen-What Every Student Needs to Know | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
As a college student, especially an online student, you are usually not introduced to the concept of digital citizenship. You are expected to follow a code of conduct and your instructor may provide ground rules, which describe acceptable behaviors in the class. For online classes the usual standard is called Netiquette. Regardless of the classroom environment, many students have some form of online interaction through class activities in a flipped classroom or an online class, along with their interactions through the use of social media. Becoming a responsible digital citizen means more tha
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3 Steps to Writing Your Best College Papers

3 Steps to Writing Your Best College Papers | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
As an educator, reviewing students' papers can be rewarding, interesting, and frustrating all at the same time. What makes the process enjoyable are the papers that demonstrate critical thinking and the use of higher order thinking, along with statements that are supported with research. What makes the feedback process challenging occurs when students have not gone far enough in their analysis and have a limited perspective, either due to a lack of research or statements made strictly based upon opinions and beliefs. The only voice that students have at this point is based upon the informatio
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About the Author:


Dr. Bruce A. Johnson has developed expertise with adult learning through advanced education in the field of adult education, along with his work as an instructional designer, college educator, professional writer, corporate trainer, and manager of training and development.

 

Dr. J has authored the following publications:


Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning – Appreciative Inquiry has been translated by Dr. J for use in online classes. Order Your Autographed Copy Today: http://tinyurl.com/k667q3x

 

Be Prepared to Teach Online: Strategies from Online College Professor Dr. J  

 

Skills and Strategies Online Students Need: Written by Online College Professor Dr. J

 

Discover Your Personal Best through a Positive Mindset Tune Up – Helpful Advice and Strategies from Dr. J

 

To learn more about these resources please visit: http://affordablequalitywriting.com/resources-and-store/books

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Learn Self-Reflection and You Can Experience Personal Growth

Learn Self-Reflection and You Can Experience Personal Growth | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it

Within a technologically driven society, where our attention is constantly being distracted, most people do not spend enough time intentionally reflecting upon their personal or professional growth. When you read the phrase "personal growth" it is often associated with an analogy of planting seeds and providing adequate water. But experiencing true personal and professional growth is really about cultivating the right conditions. It includes a mindset and an attitude that is necessary to support changes in your life and your career.The idea of growing personally or professionally is

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Do Students Need to Get Good Grades?

Do Students Need to Get Good Grades? | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
Children are taught while growing up that going to school means striving to earn good grades. As an adult, especially as a new student, grades are often the initial focus because it is a tangible result. Whether or not their instructor provides written feedback, grades are perceived as the ultimate outcome. When an instructor does provide feedback it may or may not change that perception, if they believe that their hard work and effort should equal a "good" grade. When students don't believe they are getting the grade they deserve it can be easy for them to become discouraged and di
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Students Always Have a Capacity to Learn | Dr. Bruce A. Johnson | LinkedIn

Students Always Have a Capacity to Learn | Dr. Bruce A. Johnson | LinkedIn | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
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How Educators Become an Advocate for Students

How Educators Become an Advocate for Students | Adult Education and Career Development | Scoop.it
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