E Learning: Why choose online education?

Written by John Thompson

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There are no travel costs involved with online education and no travel time whatsoever. The only time you will need to dedicate to your learning will berepparttar time you spend studying and any trips torepparttar 147781 library or other institution you may need.

Many jobs and careers demand a good working knowledge ofrepparttar 147782 Internet, and by completing your course online you are already many steps closer to that end. You will have excellent knowledge on Internet research; always being able to findrepparttar 147783 information that is useful to you.

There are some factors you should consider when deciding whether to opt for online education or a more traditional classroom education. You will need a reasonably up to date PC, together with an Internet Connection. Fortunately, computer prices have dropped in recent years, so you can get a capable PC for little more than $300. If you consider using Ebay or buying a refurbished PC then you can reduce this price even more. Don’t forget, you will need a printer, operating software, word processing software and an Internet connection but againrepparttar 147784 price of these has dropped dramatically.

If you don’t have much working knowledge of a computer orrepparttar 147785 Internet you will need to find your way around at first and this can seem a daunting task forrepparttar 147786 beginner. Don’t panic, just stick with it and buy yourself (or borrow from friends orrepparttar 147787 library) books on how to userepparttar 147788 software you are going to need. Once onlinerepparttar 147789 Internet has all of this information at hand, andrepparttar 147790 world becomes your playground.

A summary of online education.

Online education can help all people from all walks of like gainrepparttar 147791 education they want to better themselves or to advance inrepparttar 147792 career they already have. Whether you are a working parent or an unemployed bachelor, there are courses available for you to complete through online education.

Online education offers many benefits and few pitfalls when compared torepparttar 147793 more traditional ‘classroom’ approach but you should carefully consider your options before jumping in.

There are costs associated with virtually all online education courses but these are usually little more thanrepparttar 147794 costs to study at a college and when you consider that there are no travelling expenses and no extra living costs, you may find online education to be a much more financially viable option.

©2005 John Thompson

John Thompson is editor of http://www.e-learning-resources.com , an web resource for online education and e-learning.

We need Creativity

Written by Simon Mitchell

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Aspects of specialisation (the mystification of knowledge into 'closed shops') and a centralised government system shift responsibility away from people. Many factors make it harder for an individual to act on their own behalf, on their own belief and to face uncertainty and possibly ridicule by doing something non-conformist. In education individual behaviour is still often construed as insulting and rebellious. Creativity, an Open University guide for teachers states:

"One ofrepparttar problems with teaching for creativity in schools is that many ofrepparttar 147746 personality characteristics and kind of behaviour associated with them are unpleasing torepparttar 147747 teacher. Independent children who will not accept whatrepparttar 147748 teacher says, simply because they say it, can be disliked byrepparttar 147749 teacher, particularly when such behaviour occurs on a heavy day or with a tired teacher".

The potential for divergent, self assertive thought and action is diminished in many sectors of society. People who 'rockrepparttar 147750 boat' and question authority are too often seen as a threat to established patterns. This has led to a breakdown in sensitivity to needs,repparttar 147751 generation of ideas andrepparttar 147752 production of creative solutions. Financial reward and security are conditioned to berepparttar 147753 primary motivations for work and life.

Withrepparttar 147754 coming of automation and factories seekingrepparttar 147755 cheapest labour in third world countries,repparttar 147756 emphasis in a successful economy needs to be more biased towardsrepparttar 147757 production of ideas that create meaningful and sustainable employment. The education organisations we have are slow to realise this and much ofrepparttar 147758 training they provide is still geared towards values established duringrepparttar 147759 Industrial Revolution.

The didactic education system we have is still partly based on training small boys forrepparttar 147760 priesthood, five-hundred years ago. The development of creative potential in individuals is an issue thatrepparttar 147761 system simply does not know how to handle. Presently we are between two worlds, leaving generations high and dry concerning meaningful work andrepparttar 147762 generation of identity.

"Whilst assimilating that which he has inherited, and adapting himself to it, man [sic] must also preserve his essential individuality. Education must assistrepparttar 147763 society which nurtures it by inspiring each generation to add torepparttar 147764 culture it has received by creating something new; there should be no passive acceptance of what has been handed down fromrepparttar 147765 past. Serious consideration must therefore be given torepparttar 147766 extent that non-conforming ideas can be considered as an asset for life in a conforming society". (T.Powell Jones. Creative Learning in Perspective)

A revolutionary ebook from a top internet author. This ebook gives you the ULTIMATE POWER TO CREATE with structured courses to improve your personal creativity. Unleash your SECRETS OF CREATIVITY at:

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