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Online education goes by a lot of different names such as Online Schooling, Online Instruction,
Life Long Learning, Online Training, Self-Education, Online Knowledge, Open
Technology, Videotaped Lectures, Web
Conferencing, Education on Demand, Teaching on Demand, Learning on
Demand, Virtual Education, Online Teaching,
Virtual Learning Environment
Knowledge Network, Open Learning, Communal Learning,
Electronic Learning, Adult Education, Virtual School,
Virtual University, Virtual College,
, Off-Campus Site,
Continuing Education, Digital Education,
Massive Open Online Course
and more names below.
Things you should know about
Homeschooling Pros and ConsOnline Learning or
Classroom Learning? (pros and cons)
Education ProblemsSports Exploits
- Academic Papers Wasted
Student Negative Feedback
Elective CoursesOpen Source Curriculum
What is Learning
?Jobs of the Future
Job-Specific Training Programs
Will Machines and Automation Kill Jobs
Education Questions to Ask
Online Schools Directory
What does taking a Course Mean?
Does the course make you qualified
to perform some particular action that
is needed by society? Does it prove that you understand a subject well
enough in order to use that knowledge to
? Is the course
you took just one of many courses that you need to take in order to create
a valuable skill that would benefit society?
What is your
When it comes to deciding your education options you should ask these questions..
Will the knowledge
and information that I gain from these educational courses provide me with
the knowledge and skills to perform the work that is most needed in this
world today? And the work that is most needed in the world today is based
upon the current knowledge and information provided by statistics and facts.
These are the jobs that will make the best improvements, make the most
positive changes and make the biggest Difference
in people's lives.
Will the knowledge and information that I gain from these educational
courses be in line with the things that I am passionate about doing, and
also and just as important, will these educational courses provide me with
the knowledge and skills to perform work that is most needed in this world
Will the knowledge and information that I gain from these educational
courses provide me with the life skills and critical thinking skills that
every human needs, if not, then I must also include in my education the
necessary knowledge and information about life skills, critical thinking
skills and also interpersonal knowledge and intrapersonal knowledge.
Where else can I acquire this knowledge and information from these
educational courses if I cannot afford to go my school of choice?
choice can no longer be based on fame
or how much
I will earn for that
is a narrow-minded evaluation and is only based on lack of knowledge about
the world and lack of knowledge about myself.
My educational choice is no longer based on
what jobs are available or projected to be available. Unless those jobs are
proven to make the best improvements, make the most positive changes and
make the biggest difference in people's lives.
Launching the Innovation Renaissance
If jobs and work is not
available or projected to be available for my chosen education field then
I must include in my education the necessary knowledge and skills to make
that will help educate the
public about the condition of the world and at the same time educate the
public about the necessary improvements that we all have to make.
"First have to experience the Adventures in Learning before you can experience the Adventures in Living"
Career Choices Information
Education is an Investment in your Future
Before you start your education you have to know what
knowledge is the most important for you to learn? When will be the best time to
learn this new knowledge? What are the best learning methods available to learn
this new knowledge? And you have to honestly answer why this particular
knowledge is so important, and just how will this new knowledge benefit you and
the world around you? What are your options? What are your choices? What are
your responsibilities? What are your priorities? What are your time constraints?
What are you waiting for?
Lists of American Institutions of Higher Education
List of United States Technological Universities
Wiki Education Foundation
connects higher education to the publishing power of Wikipedia. We
cultivate deeper learning for students as they expand Wikipedia articles
for course. We work with libraries to expand the public’s access to their
We support academic associations as they expand and improve
Wikipedia’s coverage of their field.
education mostly focuses on certain subjects
. Higher education does not
teach you how to accurately understand the world or help you understand
the amazing complexities of the human mind and body. Higher education does
not make sure that you understand the whole picture and the cause and
effects of everything that you do. Or does it teach you how the
environment sustains you. Higher education does not explain that
you are in a cult
. Or do
they teach you that the only way out of this cult like situation is to
learn your way out.
Study Skills - Homework Help
is to consider in
detail and subject to an
in order to
discover essential features or
. Give careful consideration to. A state of deep mental
absorption. Learn by reading
Think intently and at length for particular purposes. A detailed
Preliminary drawing for later elaboration. Applying the mind to
subject (especially by reading). A written document describing the
findings of some individual or group. A composition intended to develop
one aspect of the performer's technique.
is a small group of people who regularly
meet to discuss shared fields of study.
How to Study
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35 Must-Know Test Taking Tips & Strategies
Study Skills Checklist
Success 4 Students
Home Work Help
Crowd Sourced Homework Help
Homework has to be Beneficial
Test Taking Tips
Science Math Master
Home Work Spot
The Wild Classroom
College Values (Manuscripts)
modify and share 3D models
2D documents and presentations.
Web Casting Services
(Video Based Training)
Test Quiz QuestionsWiziq
Calvert Home Schooling
Home School Curriculum
Home School Reviews
Education Home Stay Programs
Home School Learning
Time 4 Learning
Home School Association
Families for Home Education
Teaching Family Homes
Teaching at Home
Ct. Homeschool Network
Home Education Legal Defense
students in 2011-12, are
home-schooled, males and females
Pros and Cons of Homeschooling
School on Wheels
Indy School on Wheels
Remote PC, See what the Student Sees
is an instructor
who helps a student that needs extra help learning a subject. Giving a
student private lessons, sometimes to learn more or to learn faster then
regular class teaching. "A
Guide on the Side"
Tutoring Online Free
Find a Private Tutor
Trans Web Tutors
Sylvan Learning Centers
Bloom's 2 Sigma Problem
found that the average student tutored one-to-one using
mastery learning techniques performed two standard deviations better than
students who learn via conventional instructional methods.
Tutor Mate Online Literacy Program
Tutor Mentor Connection
Creating Knowledge Networks as part of Information Sharing and Problem
Varsity Tutors Practice Tests
Peer to Peer Learning
Broadcaster Software (Record Screen)
are technologies for the reception
and transmission of audio-video signals by users at different locations,
for communication between people in real-time.
Skype Video Chat
HELLO The Most Advanced Video Communication Device
PC to PC Learning
together in different locations
Self Directed Learning
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Online Learning Marketplace
Education Online Statistics
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Financial Aid, Scholarships
Continuing Education Courses
Home Study Courses
Degrees Online Programs
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Online Teaching Tips
Open Source Curriculum
Open Course Ware Consortium
is a collaboration of
higher education institutions and associated
organizations from around the world creating a broad and
deep body of open educational content using a shared
| The Global Network for Open Education.
Source Education Foundation
Free to access - Free to
reuse - Free to revise - Free to remix - Free to redistribute.
open: The Story of Open Source and Red Hat
Don Tapscott: Four Principles for the Open World
Delivered Instruction Guidelines
Open Source Curriculum
is an online instructional resource
that can be freely used, distributed and modified. OSC is based on the
open-source practice of creating products or software that opens up access
to source materials or codes. Applied to education, this process invites
feedback and participation from developers, educators, government
officials, students and parents and empowers them to exchange ideas,
improve best practices and create world-class curricula. These
“development” communities can form ad-hoc, within the same subject area or
around a common student need, and allow for a variety of editing and
Open Source Maturity Model
is a methodology for assessing
Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) and more specifically the FLOSS
development process. This methodology is released under the
Creative Commons license
E-learning Maturity Model
is a model to assess the
capability of electronic educational technology (e-learning) processes.
is a standard that is publicly available and
has various rights to use associated with it, and may also have various
properties of how it was designed (e.g. open process). There is no single
definition and interpretations vary with usage.
describes a software system which is based on
open standards, such as published and fully documented external
application programming interfaces (API) that allow using the software to
function in other ways than the original programmer intended, without
requiring modification of the source code. Using these interfaces, a third
party could integrate with the platform to add functionality. The opposite
is a closed platform.
is knowledge that one is free to use, reuse,
and redistribute without legal, social or technological restriction. Open
knowledge is a set of principles and methodologies related to the
production and distribution of how knowledge works in an open manner.
Knowledge is interpreted broadly to include data, content and general
Open Educational Resources
Open Educational Resources
Free Open-Source Software Packages
Learning E-Rate Guide
is a textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and
made available online to be freely used by students, teachers and members
of the public. Many open textbooks are distributed in either print,
e-book, or audio formats that may be downloaded or purchased at little or
Open Content Alliance
College Open Textbooks
is an effort to standardize computer
networking that was started in 1977 by the International Organization for
Standardization (ISO), along with the ITU-T.
is a system that has external interactions. Such interactions can take the
form of information, energy, or material transfers into or out of the
system boundary, depending on the discipline which defines the concept. An
open system is contrasted with the concept of an
which exchanges neither energy, matter, nor
information with its environment. An open system is also known as a
constant volume system or a flow system.
Open Educational Resources
are freely accessible,
openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching,
learning, and assessing as well as for research purposes. It is the
leading trend in distance education/open and distance learning domain as a
consequence of the openness movement. There is no universal usage of open
file formats in OER.
Learning Management System's
is a software application for the administration,
documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational
technology (also called e-learning) courses or training programs.
are course lessons created at
universities and published for free via the Internet. OCW projects first
appeared in the late 1990s, and after gaining traction in Europe and then
the United States have become a worldwide means of delivering educational
MIT Open Courseware
Homeschooled with MIT courses
Open Source Education
Website Designing Software
Open Source Initiative
Generated Knowledge Repository
Nonags Cape-Open Based
Online Platform for Taylor & Francis Group
Sharing Open Data
Knowledge Management in Education
Open Syllabus Project
Open Syllabus Project
Open Source Software
(computing), one of a class of computers and associated software that
provides some combination of interoperability, portability and open
software standards, particularly Unix and Unix-like systems.
(systems theory), in the
natural and social sciences, a process that exchanges material, energy,
people, capital or information with its environment.
thermodynamics and physics, a system where matter and energy can enter or
leave, in contrast to a closed system where energy can enter or leave
but matter can not.Open system
theory), a feed-forward system that does not have any feedback loop to
control its output in a control system.
, in management science is a system that is capable of
self-maintenance on the basis of throughput of resources from the
environment.Open and closed system in social
are systems that allow interactions between their internal
elements and the environment. An open system is defined as a “system
in exchange of matter with its environment, presenting import and
export, building-up and breaking-down of its material components.
Open system of learning
where information is sourced from multiple sources.
Open-system environment reference model
having open (public), consensus-based forums.
Open Distribution system
(Example: Peer-to-peer file sharing
Professional Learning programs support instructors
and curriculum specialists to gain the necessary skills required to find,
adapt, and evaluate high quality open materials.Copyrights
software for volunteer computing, Berkeley Open Infrastructure
for Network Computing
Online Learning and Teaching Platforms
6 Free Platforms for Teaching Online
Learning Management System
Demonstrating Proficiency and Knowledge in an area of Study
Credit by Examination Tests,
Competency Based Education and Training.
Prior Learning can occur outside of traditional
classrooms and course work. Many schools will accept a
that you understand the course. This
means if they do, you won't have to sit in class, pay
for tuition and spend your time on topics you already
understand. Many of the courses you can test
out of may be general electives or special courses.
Today, of the roughly 3,000 four-year colleges and
universities in America make SAT or ACT submissions
College Admission Counseling
A Correspondence Course
is an academic class that students
can take anywhere without having to physically be present in the
school. Assignments, essays and projects are sent to the student, and when finished, they are then sent back to teachers
or professors for grading.
is an examination that many educational
institutions use to select students for admission. These exams may be
administered at any level of education, from primary to higher education,
although they are more common at higher levels.
Advanced Placement Exams
or AP Tests are the
culmination of year-long Advanced Placement (AP) courses. All but one of
the AP exams combine multiple-choice questions with a free-response
section in either essay or problem-solving format.
is a program which offers
college-level curricula and examinations to high school students.
College Level Examination Program
assess college-level knowledge in thirty-six subject areas and
provide a mechanism for earning college credits without taking college
Admission Tests List
of standardized tests that students may need to
take for admissions to various Universities and Colleges.
Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination
annual engineering college entrance examination in India.
DSST Standardized Test
is an extensive series
of 30+ examinations in college subject areas that are comparable to the
final or end-of-course examinations in undergraduate college courses.
abbreviation of American College Testing,
is a college readiness assessment, a standardized test for high school
achievement and college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, a
nonprofit of the same name.
is the process of comparing the content of
courses that are transferred between postsecondary institutions such as
TAFE institutes, colleges or universities. In other words, course
articulation is the process by which one institution matches its courses
or requirements to course work completed at another institution. Students
use course articulation to assure that courses they complete will not have
to be repeated at the institution to which they are transferring.
Career Aptitude Test
Scholastic Aptitude Test or Scholastic Assessment Test, assess a student's
readiness for college.
is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for
most Graduate Schools in the United States.
General Educational Development (GED) are a group of
four subject tests that measure proficiency in science, mathematics,
social studies, reading, and writing. When passed, provide certification
that the test taker has American or Canadian high school-level academic
as developmental education, basic skills education,
compensatory education, preparatory education, and academic upgrading) is
signed to assist students in order to achieve expected competencies in
core academic skills such as literacy and numeracy.
or academic degree, is a qualification awarded on
successful completion of a course of study in higher education, normally
at a college or university.
College Readiness Information
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Be Very Aware
that some online academic degrees
are fraudulent and that every state varies in terms of what degrees they will
accept. Make sure your online academic school is
by an agency recognized by the
Department of Education
Please find out what your professional licensure requirements are before taking
courses. And remember that
is not a measurement of
or need. Testing
Certification and Accreditation
is a process for implementing any formal process. It is a systematic
procedure for evaluating, describing, testing and authorizing systems or
activities prior to or after a system is in operation. The C&A process is
used extensively across the world.
is the process in which certification of competency, authority, or
credibility is presented. Organizations that issue credentials or certify
third parties against official standards are themselves formally
accredited by accreditation bodies (such as UKAS); hence they are
sometimes known as "accredited certification bodies". The accreditation
process ensures that their certification practices are acceptable,
typically meaning that they are competent to test and certify third
parties, behave ethically and employ suitable
refers to the confirmation of certain
characteristics of an object, person, or organization. This confirmation
is often, but not always, provided by some form of external review,
education, assessment, or audit. Accreditation is a specific
organization's process of certification.
is the process by which a physician or other
professional in the United States demonstrates a mastery of basic
knowledge and skills through written, practical, or simulator-based
is the process of certifying that a
certain product has passed performance tests and quality assurance tests,
and meets qualification criteria stipulated in contracts, regulations, or
specifications (typically called "certification schemes" in the product
is a designation earned by a
person to assure qualification to perform a job or task. Not all
certifications that use post-nominal letters are an acknowledgement of
educational achievement, or an agency appointed to safeguard the public
is an attestation of qualification,
or authority issued to an individual by a third party with a relevant or
de facto authority or assumed competence to do so. Examples of credentials
include academic diplomas, academic degrees, certifications, security
clearances, identification documents, badges, passwords, user names, keys,
powers of attorney, and so on. Sometimes publications, such as scientific
papers or books, may be viewed as similar to credentials by some people,
especially if the publication was
or made in a well-known
journal or reputable publisher.
is a qualification awarded on successful completion of a course of study
in higher education, normally at a college or university.
is the academic discipline to which an undergraduate
student formally commits. A student who successfully completes all courses
established in an academic major qualifies for an undergraduate degree.
The word "major" is also sometimes used administratively to refer to the
academic discipline pursued by a graduate student or postgraduate student
in a master's or doctoral program. The term may also apply to a focused
field of an academic discipline that a student chooses at the doctoral
is a second-cycle academic degree awarded by
universities upon completion of a course of study demonstrating
high-order overview of a specific field of study or area of professional
practice. A master's degree normally requires
at the bachelor's level,
either as a separate degree or as part of an
. Within the
area studied, master's graduates are expected to possess advanced
knowledge of a specialized body of theoretical and applied topics; high
order skills in analysis, critical evaluation, or professional
application; and the ability to solve complex problems and think
means to give permission as well as to the document recording that
permission. A license may be granted by a party ("licensor") to another
party ("licensee") as an element of an agreement between those parties. A
shorthand definition of a license is "an authorization (by the
to use the licensed material (by the licensee)."
is a form of government regulation requiring a
license to pursue a particular profession or vocation for
compensation. Professions that can have a large negative effect on
individuals, like physicians and lawyers, require occupational licenses in
most developed countries, but many jurisdictions also require licenses for
professions without that possibility, like plumbers, taxi drivers, and
electricians. Licensing creates a regulatory barrier to entry into
licensed occupations, and this results in higher income for those with
licenses and usually higher costs for consumers. Licensing advocates argue
that it protects the public interest by keeping incompetent and
unscrupulous individuals from working with the public. However, there is
little evidence that it affects the overall quality of services provided
to customers by members of the regulated occupation.
is a member of a profession or any person who earns their
living from a specified
. The term also describes the
standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession
with the particular
knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that
. In addition, most professionals are subject to strict
codes of conduct, enshrining rigorous ethical and moral obligations.
of practice and ethics
for a particular field are typically agreed
upon and maintained through widely recognized professional associations,
such as the IEEE. Some definitions of "professional" limit this term to
those professions that serve some important aspect of public interest
and the general good of society
is to become more
on an area of activity or
field of study. Suit to a special purpose. Devote oneself to a special
area of work. Developed or designed for a special activity or function.
is an academic rank below the highest
level of professorship.
Doctor of Education
is a doctoral degree that has a research
focus in the field of education. It prepares the holder for academic,
research, administrative, clinical or professional positions in
educational, civil, private organizations or public institutions.
is either highest on the academic track or
highest on the professional track in a given field of study.
is an academic degree for which a university
(or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements,
such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of
is the post-secondary education previous to
the postgraduate education. It includes all the academic programs up to
the level of a bachelor's degree. For example, in the United States an
entry level university student is known as an undergraduate, while
students of higher degrees are known as graduates. In some other
educational systems and subjects, undergraduate education is
post-secondary education up to the level of a master's degree; this is the
case for some science courses in Britain and some medicine courses in
involves learning and studying for academic or
professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or
professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or
bachelor's degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to
be part of higher education. In North America, this level is generally
referred to as graduate school.
Just because it's credited course does
not mean that the course is right for you or even important to
. Credited does not mean
that the course will benefit you. Credited does not mean that
you could have learned this information on your own. Credited
means that you are simply buying a piece of paper that only
proves that you paid someone else to help you acquire some
information, and not that you fully understand how to correctly
use this information to solve problems. A person does not need a
piece of paper to work or to make a difference. If someone only
excepts that piece of paper then they are in on the crime and
in on the fraud. You simply paid your way in instead of earning
your way in. There is no difference between a credited course
and someone who self taught themselves. But proving that to an
employer may be difficult, but not impossible.
Accreditation Standards themselves are not
accredited or certified. They might say they are, and they might
have someone's stamp of approval, but that does not guarantee
quality or accuracy. Too many people are mislead, and these are
the people who are supposed to be educating you. Unless you can
review the guidelines and standards that are used in determining
accreditation, and you fully understand them, there's no way to
verify the quality or the accuracy of an accreditation.
Resuscitation Guidelines for Accredited Training Course Videos
Nice - National
Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional
Psychology: Quick Reference Guide to Doctoral Programs
Private Boarding Schools
are not regularly inspected
not required to be licensed or accredited, so be very aware
because these schools can be more abusive then public schools.
Non-Credit Course -
Academic Credit - College Credit
Non-credit course sounds like an
, where's the
is the recognition by a college or university that a course of studies
has been successfully completed; typically measured in semester
hours. Ascribe an achievement to. Give someone credit for
something. Have trust in; trust in the truth or veracity of.
is a unit of academic credit; one hour a week for an academic
Certificate of Secondary Education
is being capable of being believed or
. Appearing to merit
belief or acceptance.
is generally approved or compelling recognition. Provided with a
secure reputation. The state or quality of being recognized or
is to establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts. Support
or authority or make more certain or confirm.
Something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause
or interest. Give moral or psychological support, aid, or
courage to. Supporting structure that holds up or provides a
foundation. The act of bearing the weight of or strengthening.
is to show to be reasonable or provide adequate ground for. A rational
motive for a belief or action. Instruct someone in the
fundamentals of a subject.
is the capacity for rational thought or inference or
discrimination. The state of having good sense and sound
. A justification for something existing or happening. A
fact that logically
justifies some premise or conclusion. Think logically. Capable of or
reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning. Based on known
statements or events or conditions. Capable of thinking and expressing
yourself in a clear and consistent manner. Reasoning
News about Certifications
Veteran teacher Ann Marie Corgill, Alabama's reigning Teacher of
the Year says she has resigned after state officials told her
she's unqualified to teach in her fifth-grade classroom because
of certification issues, despite her well-documented
accomplishments. Corgill has Class A and B certifications to
teach primary school through third grade.
Elective Courses - Required Courses
is a unit of teaching that typically lasts one
academic term, is led by one or more instructors (teachers or professors),
and has a fixed roster of students. It is usually an individual subject.
Students may receive a grade and academic credit after completion of the
has the same danger as giving awards or a
medal. Someone assigns
to something, but they do not tell you how they
the value, whether it is a course credit, or a
trophy, or a medal, or an award, or money, or an art work.
A False Sense of Worth
, what kind of education is that?
An elective course is one chosen by a student from a number of
optional subjects or courses in a curriculum, as opposed to a
required course which the student must take. While required
courses (sometimes called "core
" or "general education courses") are deemed
essential for an academic degree, elective courses tend to be
more specialized. Elective courses usually have fewer students
than the required courses. So are schools are discouraging
Typically, North American universities require
students to achieve both
Understanding of knowledge
across disciplines and the depth
of knowledge in a particular chosen subject area, known as a major. Thus,
students of the Arts or Humanities are required to take some science
courses, and vice versa. Normally, students are free to choose their
particular electives from among a wide range of courses offered by their
university, as long as the students possess the prerequisite knowledge to
understand the subject matter being taught. An English major, for example,
might also study one or two years of chemistry, biology or physics as well
as mathematics and a foreign language.
Simultaneous Subject Teaching
An elective represents a unique opportunity for medical
students, allowing them to experience healthcare in a setting
unfamiliar to that in which they are accustomed to studying, and
also provides the opportunity for medical students to develop
their skills by observing and participating in healthcare
overseas. Classically, students embark on elective placements
abroad, often in the developing world, or other countries where
scientific, social, economic or cultural standards differ from
those found in the country where the student's medical school is
situated. However, as electives can be expensive, some students
opt for elective placements in the same country as their
university. Aside from providing experience of differing
practices, electives also allow students to encounter medical
conditions they are less used to seeing at home. In addition,
students often retrospectively describe how their placements
broadened their horizons with regards to the social issues
affecting healthcare in developing countries.
is a placement undertaken as part of a
medical degree. The content and setting of the placement are largely
decided by the student undertaking it, hence the name. Elective placements
are not exclusive to medical degrees; many other degree programmes within
the field of healthcare also incorporate electives (such as nursing,
dentistry and physiotherapy) and the format is often the same.
As longs as every student knows what the most valuable knowledge
and skills are, that are needed to learn, they should be given
choices and options, and be given the
about something that they feel like learning about.
"Your major should be "How not to be Ignorant 101"
Home Schooling has many advantages, like learning what you need to learn, and
learning when you want to learn, and not having to wake up early, not
fight over homework
, not having to run back and forth
to school, not having to pack lunches, not having to
stress over school uniforms, or whether you conform or stick to
your beliefs, and it also offers the
of being able
to travel when you want and spend more time with family.
Teachers struggle with too little resources, too much
too little time and too many rules. The system is not only
failing the students, but it's failing the teachers too.
Flexible instructional pace and
flexible class participation.
Elimination of barriers of time and
Cost-effectiveness of online courses.
availability (digital libraries and online databases).
online course makes it easy for students to navigate and find the adequate
Feedback from an instructor can be done by Online Tutors
or Ai Avatars
Technical support from an
instructor can also be done by Online Tutors or Ai Avatars.
Self-regulation and self-motivation can be taught using
of isolation or lack of interpersonal communication and interactions among
students can be easily overcome by online communities and online support.
We can also teach students how to deal with isolation and lack of human
interactions.In the first 5 years of a
, the main thing that a parent needs to teach their
child, is how to be a self
. Every child needs to fully understand the
learning, and understand the
of learning. Then you must provide students with the most
valuable knowledge and information available, and any tools that you can
find that would help them succeed in learning.
You need to do this even if your child does
go to school
For students who find a traditional classroom setting to be
unsatisfactory, like children who may have health issues, or experience war or
other violence, or students who are gifted, home schooling is
the best choice for
self-directed learning activities
that allow the student to
be self-reliant and learn at their own pace. (Low-Hanging Fruit)
Captain Fantastic (2016 Film)
(I don't agree with everything that was
said and done in the movie, but it does give you some idea about the many
benefits of educating kids at home in a
Top Dog - Bottom Dog" phenomenon
Evidence on Bullying, Safety, and
Belonging. Students reported better learning environments as top dogs than
as middle and bottom dogs.
Teaching Machines and Computerized Learning Advantages
Lower long-term costs, instant feedback to students, greater
flexibility with respect to location and timing, improved
reliability (machine marking is much more reliable than human
marking) improved impartiality (machine marking does not 'know'
the students so does not favour nor make allowances for minor
errors) Greater storage efficiency - tens of thousands of answer
scripts can be stored on a computer compared to the physical
space required for paper scripts. Enhanced question styles which
incorporate interactivity and
Online Learning or Classroom
(pros and cons)
To answer this question accurately, you first have to determine
these contributing factors.
1: How effective and efficient the teaching methods are?
2: How accurate is the
the assessing and the measuring
3: How good is the Support? (tutoring or guidance)
4: Is the student studying a subject at the right time in their
5: Can the course be modified for the
6: Can the course be modified for the
7: Can the course be modified for the students particular
skill level and knowledge level?
8: Will taking this course absolutely benefit the student?
9: In what ways will the student benefit from this knowledge and
10: And can these benefits be measured using real life scenarios?
11: What is the true cost of taking this course? (Not the price)
12: Will employers recognize your education as being valid and
valuable? Will the Student? Will anyone else?
13: If this is a task specific course, or a specialized course
that enhances mostly one particular skill, then what are the
prerequisites? And what is the final goal of this knowledge and
114: Will other courses be necessary after completing these
courses? What are they?
Most schools fail in these areas, whether you're in a classroom
or online. An online course is Convenient and flexible, but
those two benefits are irrelevant if the course is ineffective
in teaching the person valuable skills at a proficient level.
Schools, colleges and universities make outrageous claims on why
classroom teaching is better then online learning. But the
reasons they give mostly proves one thing, that the education
that they received was inadequate. Because
is flawed, just like the school they attended. Don't
take me wrong about schools, schools, colleges and universities
are absolutely necessary. This is about effectiveness,
efficiency and the cost. And we are not just talking about the
price, but the actual cost, True Cost is something that schools
don't teach students, because if they did, students would then
be able to accurately calculate the true cost of the school that
they are attending, and would most likely see the deficiencies
and start looking for a better school. And also, the process of
calculating actual cost would also reveal corruption, waste and
abuse, which are more
things that schools and politicians are afraid of people
When attending a school, you are most likely to be cut off from
the real world and be boxed in. But online you have a much
better chance to connect to the real world because of all the
resources, knowledge and information that you can access.
The number of home-schooled students jumped nationwide to about
between 2003 and 2012, they still represent just
over 3 percent of all students. But of course this does not
include the number of students who have to do
school work at home
. So even if you go to a school, most of
your learning will happen when you're not in school.
We still need
, but we still need to
a whole lot more, because the main reasons why
parents need to home school their children is because there are
very few good quality schools for the children to attend near
where they live.
An estimated 5 million to 7.5 million U.S. students miss nearly
a month of school each year. This is not an
problem, this is a school failing to teach a
student and then blaming it on the child for not showing up. You
are paid to transfer knowledge and information, and it's
supposed to be valuable knowledge and skills, but most of what
schools teach has little value today.
Some schools make learning more difficult on purpose, forcing
students to think that they need to try harder, when what they
really need to do is to learn how to learn more effectively and
efficiently, and then learn what knowledge, skills and
information is the most valuable to their particular needs, at
this particular moment in their life.
- Sage on the
One who imparts knowledge
by lecturing to an audience.
Employers will say that you need a
but they know that is discrimination and a very ignorant way to
measure a persons ability and potential. So this is another
problem that education must solve. A
85% of Americans and 89% of business leaders believe that recent
graduates don't have the
necessary skills and competencies
in modern workplaces. So almost everyone knows that American
education in inadequate and dysfunctional, so what are we
waiting for? We have to improve education.
Education Questions to Ask
And what is the modern workplace? The modern workplace is
another word for Earth, or you could say that it's another word
to describe our
, or our current
A gifted and talented 10 year old who is self taught, considers
his school to be slow and boring, but he likes going to school
because he gets to spend time with his friends. Kids don't go to
school to become intelligent, why?
So the bottom line is, when comparing a school to an online school you have to first
say "Which School? Which Online Course? And then answer those 14
other key questions. Online courses have many benefits, they
allow for learning in distant or disadvantaged locations, which
would be a life saver for millions of people. But if you don't
have access to a computer, or have access to the internet, then
you're screwed. That means you are forced to find a quality
school or other facility that will teach you.
We know now what needs to be done.
A University of Pennsylvania study
of 1 million
who participated in 16 of the school’s Coursera classes, for
example, found that only about half of the registrants viewed
even a single online lecture and that the average completion
rate was just 4 percent. UPenn study, a majority of those registering for the free
classes (between 70 and 80 percent) already had college degrees.
That’s about double the rate of the U.S. population at large.
And in other parts of the world—where free online college
classes were envisioned as tools of social mobility—the portion
of already-educated students was even more dramatic. Last year,
a piece of commentary that ran in The Times cited a study showing that in
countries such as Brazil, China, India, Russia, and South
Africa—where just 5 percent of residents have college
degrees—more than 80 percent of MOOC students had one.
Democratizing education? Examining access and usage patterns in
massive open online courses
Educated people usually seek more
education, no kidding. Is it
because they realize that
they don't know enough
I wonder how that happened?
is now offering some courses online for free. These courses are
great examples on how we can bring more education to more
people. These courses are not complete and most of the knowledge
needed to complete your understanding
of these courses must be done on your own through research and discussions.
The more I learn about what is being taught in
schools and universities is that the quality of these teachings
is only as good as the person teaching it. So
will definitely help improve our education as long as you
improve the curriculum too.
Yale on YouTube
"School is not just a place where you go to learn, school is any place where you
want to learn. Learning to
not only gives you more freedom and more
choices, it gives you unlimited potential."
Part-time Learner in Higher Education
"Whether you're learning in a classroom,
online, or anywhere else, the goal is to learn the right things
at the right time."
Lincoln famously wrote in 1855. “It is a small matter whether
you read with any one or not; I did not read with
anyone...always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.”
Today, only four states — California, Virginia, Vermont, and
Washington — allow aspiring lawyers to take the
going to law school. Of the
who took the bar exam
last year, only
17 (28%) passed
, gauged with an average pass
rate of 73% for students who attended ABA-approved universities.
Is this Teaching to the Test, or just Bad Studying,
or Better Access to knowledge? Of course
passing the Bar Exam will not make you a good lawyer.
In 2014, out of 83,963 bar exam takers, only 60 were
apprentices. A mere 17 succeeded in passing the bar exam and
becoming eligible to practice law.
California Bar Exam
is harder with only 54.3% passing rate,
but Montana, Utah, Minnesota have easier Bar Exams with a
passing rate 87.0%. Having a law degree increases your chances
of passing a Bar Exam. If this is
Teaching to the Test
then how do the schools know what's on
the test? If each state has it's own test, then what are the
Higher Education Reform
America has the lowest college completion rate in the developed
world, at least among the 18 countries tracked by the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
Only 55 percent of first-time undergraduates who matriculated in
the fall of 2008 finished a degree within six years, versus 56.1
percent of those who began in fall 2007. According
to a new report from the
National Student Clearinghouse Research Center
, barely half,
52.9 percent, of students who enrolled in fall 2009 had earned a
bachelor’s or associate degree six years later. That’s down from a
completion rate of 56.1 percent for the students who enrolled in 2007.
(Graduation rates were especially low for students at for-profit
colleges.) In our community colleges, 80 percent don't get a college
degree. The chief reason is that 70 percent fail remedial math.
And even in our four-year colleges, 40 percent don't get B.A.s
[after 6 years]. And the biggest reason is they fail freshman
Between 40% and 60% of first-year college students in the United States
require remedial help in English, math, or both.
Costing students and
their families in all 50 states close to $1.3 billion each year. Schools
should have taught this in high school, schools are failing everyone
High School Dropout Rates
“The reality is that our system of higher education costs too
much, takes too long, and graduates too few.”
Even if you do graduate, getting a job is not a guarantee.
Even if you do graduate, this doesn't mean that you have the
necessary skills to work for a particular employer.
is a 2015 book of social criticism on the role of
elite colleges in American society written by William Deresiewicz and
published by Free Press.
Higher education, or going to college or to a university is not
a waste of time
, because there are many benefits that come
from continuing your education. Studies have shown that college
graduates are healthier and are less likely to get divorced.
College graduates also earn more money and have more job
opportunities. But of course this is not say that college
graduates do good things with the money they earn, or don't
earn, or does it say that the jobs they performed actually made
a difference in the world, because to many graduates add to the
slow decline of our species
, and they also do more harm then
good to our world.
And they don't even know this because they had an inadequate
education. When you ask a college student why they want to go to
college, most of them answer to make money and to get a good
job. But what students should be saying is that the main reason
to go to college is to make improvements to the world, and to
make a difference. Too many Colleges and Universities make
outrageous claims about what kind of benefits students will get,
but once you ask them exactly how they will accomplish some of
those claims, you will find out they have no idea.
How many schools are there
Most kids give the same reason for going to college, which is to
make money. That means they proved one thing, that they were
ignorant before they even started college. Money is not a
reason, making a difference in the world is a reason. So how do
you plan to improve the world? Will the knowledge and skills
that you're seeking provide you with the tools to achieve your
goals? If the reason is to get a better job, then will the job you get
make a difference in the world? If the reason is to have more
opportunities, then what opportunities are you seeking that are
proven to make a difference?
Professors in Poverty
• Brave New Films (youtube)
type of professors and faculty (academic
staff) in higher education, at an academic rank below the highest level of
is a teaching-related position
within a school generally responsible for specialized or concentrated
assistance for students in elementary and secondary schools.
Paraprofessional educators generally assist teachers in the classroom,
supervise students outside of the classroom, or provide administrative
support for teaching. Job duties range from filling teaching positions to
supplementing regular classroom curriculum with additional enrichment
activities for students. Other positions include classroom aides, special
education aides, school library technical assistants, and tutors. Provide
one-on-one tutoring if such tutoring is scheduled at a time when a student
would not otherwise receive instruction from a teacher, Assist with
classroom management, such as by organizing instructional materials,
Provide instructional assistance in a computer laboratory, Conduct
parental involvement activities, Provide instructional support in a
library or media center, Act as a translator, or Provide instructional
support services under the direct supervision of a highly qualified
is a form of salary, such as for an internship or
apprenticeship. It is often distinct from a wage or a salary because it
does not necessarily represent payment for work performed; instead it
represents a payment that enables somebody to be exempt partly or wholly
from waged or salaried employment in order to undertake a role that is
normally unpaid or voluntary, or which cannot be measured in terms of a
task. Stipends are usually lower than what would be expected as a
permanent salary for similar work, because sometimes the stipend is
complemented by other benefits such as accreditation, instruction, food,
Todays schools should not be allowed to use the word "education" when describing what
they do, they should just call it
. This way everyone would know that they still
need education and knowledge, and not some form of
90% of College Graduates are only educated enough to get a
particular job. People with degrees are not educated enough to
fully understand the world and the system on which they feed. So
they will never have the abilities to improve society, or will
they ever be aware of the damage that they are doing to themselves
and the world around them. Providing a service to people should
never include killing people, polluting the water or destroying
the land. College Grads need to look at the entire scope of
their life and all of its impacts. And they should at the least
have enough skills to do that, hopefully.
Count the Things that Matter
Schools say they teach
good work skills and good work ethics
, but they don't. This
is a fraudulent marketing technique to
scam students and parents out of their money, and at the same time, give them an
inadequate education. You should ask schools where in the
curriculum does this knowledge come from? And how do you test
for these skills? Schools are lying. I guess that's part of the
lesson. Schools are letting you know that there are people in
the world that will say anything to take your money. What fools
have we become.
"Todays Education is like connecting a wire to a light bulb but never turning the light on."
70% of colleges now offer courses online. This is higher
educations last attempt to
take your money
, or, their last
attempt to control you by giving you student loan debt. You have
to remember that 99% of Universities and Community Colleges are only interested money,
they are not interested in your future, unless that future is
about them getting more money from you, or about creating more
ways of controlling your behavior. That seems to be the whole
point of this dysfunctional education system that we have, which
is to keep students ignorant to the truth, a truth that even the
people in power don't have, because if they did, we would not be
in this mess.
"This is not to discourage you from learning, this is about awareness"
"That's not mapping your future, that's just a con game, and life is not a con game."
How an oversupply of PhDs could threaten American science
Bad News for the class of 2008
School Financial Aid Scam and Corruption
The U.S. Department of Education is
forecast to generate $127 billion in profit over the next
decade from lending to college students and their families,
according to the Congressional Budget Office. (Conflict of Interest)
The federal government should not profit off the backs of
. "That is obscene." - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
Alumni Now Owe Trillions:
How Debt and Money is used to Control and Manipulate People
Student Financial Aid in the United States
The average cost of a higher education in the U.S. is more than
$128,000 at a private school, $96,000 for out-of-state residents
attending public universities and about $40,000 for in-state
residents at those same public universities, that is not
excluding costs of living or other student loans.
And what you get is a job and a life filled
A guy with $170,000 in student loans, who can't find a job in
the legal profession, is suing his law school
, now there's a
person who knows how to use a degree.
skyrocketing cost of college is forcing an alarming number of students to
. A 2016 study of all of the University of California
campuses revealed that over
40% of UC
report either low or very low food security.
Food Security Commission Staff of the University of California
is using the techniques of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of
teaching arete—"excellence" or "virtue"—predominantly to young statesmen
and nobility. The practice of charging money for education and providing
wisdom only to those who could pay led to the condemnations made by
Socrates (as he is portrayed by Plato in his dialogues) as well as
Xenophon's Memorabilia. Through works such as these, Sophists were
portrayed as "specious" or "deceptive", hence the modern meaning of the
In the last 10 years 300 Billion of taxpayer dollars from
went to college students who never end up with a
diploma, only 40 percent Pell recipients graduate, the national
average is 60 percent. So we allow colleges and universities to
steal money, not surprised, that's one of the things schools
teach, is how to steal. But even with a diploma you are still
not learning enough? Schools steal, Schools don't teach enough,
so what's the lesson here? Your education system is
dysfunctional, corrupt and inadequate. The
in education is only valuable when the education
is valuable, and a guarantee. How can you take money to educate
someone and then end up not educating them?
Oliver: School for Profit Student Debt (HBO)
Ivy League Admissions are a Sham
Majority of College Kids Go
Hungry—Even With Jobs and Financial Aid. Over half of college students are
facing food insecurity despite assistance programs.
If there's a tech skills shortage, why are so many
computer graduates unemployed?
The IT services firm Cognizant hired
18,000 foreign workers on H-1B visas and very few domestic employees in
the US. Demand for digital skills is forecast to continue to grow, but
defining what those skills are and how to teach them needs to be addressed
Not only do
colleges and Universities steal students money
when the students walk away in disgust, the schools then stab
the students in the back with student debt. And on top of that,
the schools do not teach enough knowledge and skills in order
for students to do the work that they would like to do. This is
a scam, because colleges failed to deliver what they promised,
which is educated intellectuals who are prepared for the
challenges of life, and have the ability to solve every problem
on the planet. Money is just a tool, it does not calculate the
true value of the knowledge and skills being taught. And of
course schools are not going to teach students just how ignorant
the system is, so students will not have the necessary knowledge
and information in order to fix this problem. The cycle of
Higher Education Act of 1965
Why does Money stop poor students from getting a quality
education? Because there is no such thing as a quality
education, just yet. When we finally develop a high quality
education, then we will have an education system controlled by
intelligence instead of
money. Our education system is not just rigged and corrupt, it
is inadequate and dysfunctional.
TRUE MERIT Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our
Best Colleges and Universities
Only a third of college students graduate within four years, and
many never finish. And the ones who do finish, do not even know
what being finished means.
Do you think that you know enough
? Did you get your
fargen trick question
Why does renting a place to live sometimes cost more than
? There's a good subject to teach.
The pay gap between men and women is more about
. There's a good subject to teach.
Just saying that college students earn more money does not say
that there work is making a difference, or what they do with their money.
Are they contributing to the slow decline of the world, or
are they really making a difference
? There's a good subject to teach.
Piagetian Programs in Higher Education, ADAPT Program 1975
(Book on Amazon)
The authors of Academically Adrift find that in the first two years
of college, with a large sample of more than 2,300 students, we
observe no statistically significant gains in
critical thinking, complex reasoning and writing skills for at least 45 percent of the students in our study. If education does not teach
students how to solve the problems that they will face, then
that's not education, that's retardation. Education does not
erase the wealth divide, or erase racism, because education
itself does not address these problems. So students will never
be able to solve these problems unless they learn how to solve
them. Put that in your curriculum.
is a decrease in rate of change. The extent to which
delayed or held back
. Any agent that retards or delays or
Lack of normal
development of intellectual capacities. The act of slowing down
or falling behind.
The future of education and training is about investment,
because people are the investment. Businesses invest, banks
invest, people invest, so investing is nothing new. But now we
need to invest in people, and invest in the communities where
they live and work. We can't force students to pay for education
when there is no guarantee that their education will be used
effectively, or that their education will be used to benefit
society. A college graduate should not be dependent on other
people for jobs. College graduates should instead be independent
and free to make their own decisions, decisions that are better
then the ones being made now. That is how society improves, that
is how society solves problems. We need to make improvements on
how we train and educate our work force, because the current
system is failing horribly, which is costing peoples lives, and degrading
the health and stability of our planet.
is to give qualities or abilities to.
Furnish with power or authority. Possession of the qualities
(especially mental qualities) required to do something or get
something done. The commitment of something other
than money (time, energy, or effort) to a project with the
expectation of some worthwhile result. Freedom from doubt;
belief in yourself and your abilities.
To say that students need a college degree is a lie. What students need
is a job that will also give them time to earn a degree.
the Job Training
is nothing new, just look at the military.
And there's your other problem. If everyone is educated then
who's going to fight the wars? Well if everyone is educated then
there will be no need for wars. Do you see corporations going to
war against other corporations? Do you see corporations killing
each other on the battle field using deadly weapons, no, because
corporations use lawyers, not bullets. And lawyers is another
problem. Who the hell would train all these lawyers if they
weren't going to be used effectively, or be used to benefit
Society? A moron who's more interested in money then peoples
future, that's who.
"Our education system has some serious flaws, and these flaws are
killing us, and also doing a lot of damage."
Find out what
kind of jobs are needed that would provide continuous
to our country and to our local communities.
Jobs that make a Difference
Find out what would be the best education and training
needed to perform these
effectively and efficiently.
Provide people with the necessary tools, resources and support
to learn new skills and to perform these jobs with ease and precision.
- Big 5
in life easy to
so that everyone can understand the choices and options that
we have. This way our decisions will become more accurate and more
sustainable, thus everyone can enjoy life and continue to live, learn, love and progress.
Demand-Driven System based on Reality
Demand Driven Funding System
Abstract Labour and Concrete Labour
Architecture that's Built to Heal: Michael Murphy
interactive text)Get a Job - Earn your Way
Jobs should not include providing
for ignorant wealthy people that only encourages people to live a
life styles, especially when those jobs keep people in
and destroys the environment should not be supported.
is not a reason to be an
as*hole, but here we are. People who say "get a job" or "earn your way" are
extremely ignorant. People must learn to specify the jobs they're talking
about, and also explain the whole picture that defines our situation. So
Put Up or Shut Up! People need to stop thinking that they are
just because they have money. Start specifying and stop
To say that Americans don't want to work is a
. Especially knowing that most employers receive thousands of
for only one job.
American Corporations send jobs and money to other countries
American companies also exploit cheap foreign labor who come to America
looking for better opportunities. Foreign
an American approach to economic
development, attempts to enhance a region's economic stability and
prosperity by focusing on people rather than businesses. It essentially
develops a human-resources strategy. Work-force development has evolved
from a problem-focused approach, addressing issues such as low-skilled
workers or the need for more employees in a particular industry, to a
holistic approach considering participants' many barriers and the overall
needs of the region. Work-force development has historically occurred in
two forms: place-based strategies that attempt to address the
needs of people
living in a particular neighborhood
, and sector-based strategies that
focus on matching workers' skills
to needs in an industry already present in the region.
Labour is an activity
which creates and maintains economic
, and should
also save on human energy and effort, because the
less time the society requires to produce wheat, cattle etc.,
the more time it wins
for other production, material or mental. Society likewise has
distribute its time
in a purposeful way, in order to achieve
production adequate to its overall needs; just as the individual
has to distribute his time correctly in order to achieve
knowledge in proper proportions or in order to satisfy the
various demands on his activity.
Exploitation of Labour
refers to social relations where an "actor or
character of actors uses others for their own end because of a
fundamentally asymmetric power relationship between them". When speaking
about exploitation there is a direct affiliation with consumption in
social theory. Traditionally, this would label exploitation as unfairly
taking advantage of another person because of his or her inferior
position, giving the exploiter
is a person laboring against that person's will
to benefit another, under some form of
other than the
worker's financial needs.
Jobs should benefit everyone and make positive improvements everywhere
Adhesion Contract (Contract of Adhesion)
is a standard form
drafted by one party
(usually a business with stronger bargaining power) and signed by the
weaker party (usually a consumer in need of goods or services), who must
adhere to the contract and therefore does not have the power to negotiate
or modify the terms of the contract. Adhesion contracts are commonly used
for matters involving insurance, leases, deeds, mortgages, automobile
purchases, and other forms of consumer credit. Also known as adhesive
contract; adhesory contract; adhesionary contract; take-it-or-leave-it
contract; leonine contract. Courts
carefully scrutinize adhesion contracts and sometimes void certain
provisions because of the possibility of unequal bargaining power,
unfairness, and unconscionability. Factoring into such decisions include
the nature of the assent, the possibility of unfair surprise, lack of
notice, unequal bargaining power, and substantive unfairness. Courts often
use the “doctrine of reasonable expectations” as a justification for
invalidating parts or all of an adhesion contract: the weaker party will
not be held to adhere to contract terms that are beyond what the weaker
party would have reasonably expected from the contract, even if what he or
she reasonably expected was outside the strict letter of agreement.
Monopolies Creating Manufacturing Jobs
is just one step out of a hundred steps that we need to take.
need to make a list of products that every human needs to live. Then
Americans will make these products, products that are durable, recyclable,
and easily reparable. China will make their your own products, and
Americans will make their own products, and other Countries will make
their own products. Countries will only trade what they lack, and they
will not trade what corporations and governments exploit.
Then one of
the most things that we will be trading with the world is ideas.
is an economic policy proposal aimed at
providing a sustainable solution to the dual problems of inflation and
unemployment. Its aim is to create full employment and price stability, by
having the state promise to hire unemployed workers as an employer of last
is an economic policy perspective
favoring government intervention in the market process to correct the
market failures and promote the general welfare of the people.
Interstate Commerce Commission
original purpose was to regulate
railroads (and later trucking) to ensure fair rates, to eliminate rate
discrimination, and to regulate other aspects of common carriers,
including interstate bus lines and telephone companies. Congress expanded
ICC authority to regulate other modes of commerce beginning in 1906. The
agency was abolished in 1995, and its remaining functions were transferred
Surface Transportation Board
Socially Necessary Labour Time
in Marx's critique of
political economy is what regulates the exchange value of commodities in
trade and consequently constrains producers in their attempt to economise
on labour. It does not 'guide' them, as it can only be determined after
the event and is thus inaccessible to forward planning.
is a term used for studying production and trade, and their
relations with law, custom, and government, as well as with the
distribution of national income and wealth.
is the period of time that a person spends
at paid labor. Unpaid labor such as personal housework or caring for
children or pets is not considered part of the working week, for some
Results Only Work Environment is a human resource
management strategy wherein employees are paid for results (output) rather
than the number of hours worked.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution
the same mistakes
)Employment Rates are Deceptive
determines supply; Supply determines final
degree of Utility
; Final degree of utility determines
class of wage-earners (especially industrial workers),
possession of significant material value is their
(their ability to work.
Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents
is an alternative, and controversial, way of
otherwise unemployed or underemployed people, who are applying for
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act
When creating jobs we want to avoid making things worse by
repeating some of the same mistakes, like making
, which is not the far removed from
Working for a Purpose - Jobs that Make a Difference
Do-Good Meaningful Work
In order to stop everyone from doing things just for
money, which is the major reason why we are inflicting so much damage to our
earth and to ourselves, is to create jobs that matter and to create jobs that Make a Difference.
If this were to be done then every caring and able person wanting to work would
always have a job. There would be no unemployment because there is just too much
work that needs to be done. So why are we allowing money to disrupt what is
needed and good, and why is money keeping people from doing what is right?
When Working or Just Looking for a job there are three things
that will happen...
I'm not sure who I am, so I'm not sure what I want to do.
This is just
what I do, this is not who I am.
This is who I am, so this is what I
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what
you have to do." (Epictetus
you can still do
something that you are good at
while at the same time pursue things that you
passionate about doing
, and as long as both actions serve a
, you will
always have good intentions.
Live your Legend
Do Work You Love
Do Something Valuable
David Graeber on
the Value of Work and bullsh*t jobs
(youtube)"Let the problems in the world dictate what you
do, rather than forcing a preconceived checklist labeled “success,” to be your
motivation. Do something that genuinely helps others and makes the world a
better place in a major way. That’s the way to have a happy, fulfilled life."
"Good jobs are hard to find and sometimes you have to take
jobs that are not sustainable or jobs that are proven not to be important for
your community or your planet. But it's not so much what you do for a living,
but more importantly, it's what you do with your life."
"Get a Job is an ignorant statement. You should find work
that makes a difference, or create jobs that make a difference, don't just get a job."
The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference: Environmental Work For A
Sustainable World (The Environmental Careers Organization)
Social Ventures Group
just doing my job
” or It's not my Job
" are not acceptable
answers anymore. You have to be able to explain your actions and give reasons in details.
The Five W's and an H
If want the perfect Job sometimes you have to create it
Every person has a unique quality and every person has something
special to give. So when you find a service or product that the public needs,
something that people will benefit from,
the value of that service
will be very rewarding, because you're now doing
something that makes people happy. And you're not just doing the job for the
money, you're doing it because it truly benefits people, that's the perfect job.
And it doesn't stop there either, because now you can make your service even
better by making improvements and making it even more special, and thus make
people even happier. That's the perfect job, a job you can improve on.
When I here people say "if I didn't have a job I would work at a
fast food restaurant." That is completely ignorant.
are not a beneficial to society, they cause more damage
with their low quality food then they alleviate. So yes you will have a small
paycheck, but the price of that paycheck is peoples poor health and well being,
as well as environmental damage.
"If you don't count the things that matter, then knowing how to count won't matter."
We can no longer afford to be selfish in our choices, we have to do what is
right for everyone.
Fast food workers
should not be fighting for
, they should be
fighting for better jobs
that actually benefit society. So instead of
waiting for greedy ignorant people to create jobs that only degrade society, you
should educate yourself so that you can create the jobs yourself, jobs that make
a difference, jobs that actually benefit society. Don't expect other people to
solve the problems in our world,
sometimes you have to solve these problems yourself
, or solve them with the
help from other like minded people. No problem is ever to big to solve. You just
have to start. So let the questions begin.
Management Methodology and Good Business Practices
, 21 million
a lot more then that.What is Service
We see jobs disappearing, but we never clearly know why? But
it's not knowing why jobs are disappearing that's important, it's knowing what
jobs do we actually need in this 21st century?
And you certainly don't want
to create jobs that are counter productive and unsustainable, because that will
only make things worse. Avoiding and minimizing counter productive actions and
maximizing productive and sustainable actions is not only logical, but it is the
only way to ensure positive progress. If there is a better way, then do it. That
is what the earth has been telling us for thousands of years by way of
There's always a better choice.
So ask yourself..
Are your actions inline with the current needs of the world?
Are your actions
Are your actions avoiding being
So you ask "what am I going to
do for work?" The answer is, "Something Productive, of course."
Sometimes there's a difference between having
a Job and actually doing something of value with your life.
"A Life without Cause is a Life without Effect"
Would you rather have, less work to do, or more work that you actually enjoy doing?
does not provide a positive benefit to your community then
When is it time to stop
calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
" The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose "
No one is saying that you don't have the right to make a living, we are
just saying that you shouldn't make a living at everyone's else's expense or at
the expense of the environment.
There's a big difference between making a
living and making a mess.
80% of people don't like the job they are in and don't like the work they do.
Schools need to be in
tune with the needs of the community.
Businesses and Schools need to
be combined and work together to give people on the job training. You can do
this in almost every job sector that we have. What knowledge and skills does
someone need in order to do this particular job effectively? You can train
anyone on the job, and give them an hour or two a day to learn the necessary
knowledge and information that would help them to learn more about the work so
they can become more valuable and become more productive.
Career Choices Information
is something which
rests the validity or effect of something else. Information that should be kept
in mind when making a decision. The procedure that is varied in order to
estimate a variable's effect by comparison with a control condition.
is necessary for relief or supply. Require as useful,
just, or proper. Consider obligatory; request and expect. Something that
is required in advance.
is a singular documented physical and functional need that a particular
design, product or process must be able to perform. It is most commonly
used in a formal sense in systems engineering, software engineering, or
enterprise engineering. It is a statement that identifies a necessary
attribute, capability, characteristic, or quality of a system for it to
have value and utility to a customer, organization, internal user, or
other stakeholder. A requirement specification (often imprecisely referred
to as the spec, because there are different sorts of specifications)
refers to an explicit set of requirements to be satisfied by a material,
design, product, or service
Requirements show what elements and functions are necessary for the
something required and useful, just, or proper. Anything that is necessary
but lacking. The psychological feature that arouses an organism to action
toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose
and direction to behavior. Need
is absolutely essential. Anything indispensable. Unavoidably determined by prior circumstances.
is absolutely necessary; vitally necessary. Basic and fundamental. Of
the greatest importance. Defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the
rules by which rights and duties are established.
is part of an organism is something that the organism cannot
continue to be alive or reproduce without.
is urgently needed; absolutely necessary. Performing
an essential function in the living body
is the belief that "living organisms are fundamentally different from
non-living entities because they contain some non-physical element or are
governed by different principles than are inanimate things".
is of great significance or
value. Of extreme importance; vital to the resolution of a crisis. Important
in effect or meaning.
More Words that Explain Intelligent Actions
The only time you can say that you're working
is when your work matters. If you're doing something that doesn't matter, or has
no benefits to society or to the world, then you can't say that you're working.
You can only say that you're wasting time, people and resources doing something
that doesn't matter.
“Productiveness is your acceptance of
morality, your recognition of the fact that you choose to live--that productive
work is the process by which man's consciousness controls his existence, a
constant process of acquiring knowledge and shaping matter to fit one's purpose,
of translating an idea into physical form, of remaking the earth in the image of
one's values--that all work is creative work if done by a thinking mind, and no
work is creative if done by a blank who repeats in uncritical stupor a routine
he has learned from others--that your work is yours to choose, and the choice is
as wide as your mind, that nothing more is possible to you and nothing less is
human--that to cheat your way into a job bigger than your mind can handle is to
become a fear-corroded ape on borrowed motions and borrowed time, and to settle
down into a job that requires less than your mind's full capacity is to cut your
motor and sentence yourself to another kind of motion: decay--that your work is
the process of achieving your values, and to lose your ambition for values is to
lose your ambition to live--that your body is a machine, but your mind is its
driver, and you must drive as far as your mind will take you, with achievement
as the goal of your road--that the man who has no purpose is a machine that
coasts downhill at the mercy of any boulder to crash in the first chance ditch,
that the man who stifles his mind is a stalled machine slowly going to rust,
that the man who lets a leader prescribe his course is a wreck being towed to
the scrap heap, and the man who makes another man his goal is a hitchhiker no
driver should ever pick up--that your work is the purpose of your life, and you
must speed past any killer who assumes the right to stop you, that any value you
might find outside your work, any other loyalty or love, can be only travelers
you choose to share your journey and must be travelers going on their own power
in the same direction.” (Ayn
Rand, Atlas Shrugged
“...your work is yours to choose, and the
choice is as wide as your mind, that nothing more is possible to you and nothing
less is human...” John Galt
(Part 3, Chapter 7, Page 1,020)
Working Hard or Hardly
Working hard does not say that you're doing more work or that
your work actually matters. Working smarter not harder also does not say how
valuable your work is or if it's saving time. Working smarter and being great at
what you do is something that you can calculate and prove to be the most
effective and most efficient actions that you can possibly take at this time,
which is based on your current level of knowledge. So lets see your
numbers...and let's see the comparisons to similar processes.
We can create jobs for
everyone on the planet, but some of the jobs that we currently have now
will be no longer needed. So some people will have to change jobs and do
something else for employment and income. But we have to create the jobs first
and then give people the necessary training and education that these new jobs
will require. Some of the training will be on the job training, so people can
start working as soon as they qualify. We have to remember that people will have
to change jobs, but people will not have to worry about not working because we
have so much work to do, so there will be more jobs then we will have people to
fill them. People just need to understand that a lot of jobs that are being done
now will be discontinued because they are not beneficial to society or
beneficial to the environment. But there will be millions of new jobs that will
be created. So people will need to be assisted in getting these new jobs and if
people need training then people will also need free access to the necessary
training and education that these new jobs will require. Millions of people
during WW2 took on thousands of new jobs that were needed to fight a war, well
this is a different type of war, it's a battle for our survival, it's a battle
for equality and liberty for every man, women and child on the planet. The
incentive is always there.
" When kids finish
school and they can't find a job, that's because education has failed
them. Education should prepare kids for the reality that jobs are created by
them, so don't wait for a job, go and create a job, jobs come from people like
- Jobs that Make a Difference
who teach others how to
Read and Write
People who teach others
how to grow food
People who teach others how to eat healthy
how to exercise regularly
People who build sustainable buildings that are
People who teach others
how build sustainable buildings
who help people in need
who protest to make people aware of human rights violations
Basic Knowledge 101
Emergency Response Workers
Too many people
and not enough Jobs is a false statement, even though the statement has
truth in it, it does not accurately explain the situation that we are facing. We
have enough work to do, it's just that we don't have enough knowledgeable people
who know how to create the jobs that are needed that would fulfill our
responsibilities in life. And you can't say that we have too many people when we
don't even know what work needs to be done. In reality, we should always have
enough people, as long as we have enough knowledgeable people who can organize
people accurately and effectively. So the only thing this world we are short of
is brain power, people who know what to do. You create jobs out of necessity and
what is needed by society. So education needs to improve so that students
understand these needs and understand the actions that we need to take. People
need food, and we already have good systems for delivering food anywhere on the
planet. But thousands starve to death everyday. Why? And we are not producing
enough nutritious and healthy food food, so people die everyday from avoidable
diseases. Why? We have wasted time designing processes that makes poison taste
good. Even though we have good education systems, these institutions fail to
Educate people enough so that they can avoid being exploited and fooled into
making weapons, or inferior products, which are still weapons. So there is an
obvious flaw in our education system that needs to be corrected.
People need Clean Nutritious Food.
People need Clean Water.
People need Shelter.
People need Medical
People need Energy.
People need Resources.
need Tools and Machines.
People need Safe and Sustainable Products.
People need Safe and Sustainable Infrastructure.
People need Safe and Sustainable Public
People need Safe and Sustainable ways to deal
with Waste and Pollution.
People need a High Quality Education and
access to valuable Knowledge and Information.
People need Computers and
Smartphones to access valuable Information, Knowledge and Tools.
is plenty of work to be done. It's just that there is not enough people focusing
on creating the jobs that would fulfill our needs to the highest degree of
quality that can be obtained. And all these needs are short of workers, and the
people needed to organize and supervise these workers. This isn't about money,
this is about people coming together and
. We all have to share the responsibility that life gives
us. We are so much better off when we work together. But we have to learn how to
work together fairly and effectively. And lucky for us, humans can learn, after
all, our thinking is what got us this far in the first place. So what we need is
an improved education system that every person on the planet has access to. And
we can get there fairly quickly if we all work together.
doesn't always have to be about money
, we do have
refers to the "wanting" or "desire" attribute given by the
brain – specifically, by the nucleus accumbens
shell – to a rewarding
stimulus. Reward is the attractive and
of a stimulus that induces appetitive behavior – also known
as approach behavior
– and consummatory behavior. This "wanting" is unlike "liking" in that
liking is a pleasure immediately gained from consumption or other contact
with stimuli, while the "wanting" of incentive salience is a
quality of a stimulus that makes it a desirable and attractive
goal, transforming it from a mere sensory experience into something that
commands attention, induces approach, and causes it to be sought out.
Incentive salience is regulated by dopamine activity in the
mesocorticolimbic pathway of the brain.
something that motivates
an individual to perform an
is used to promote or encourage specific actions or behavior
by a specific group of people during a defined period of time. Incentive
programs are particularly used in business management to motivate
employees and in sales to attract and retain customers. Scientific
literature also refers to this concept as pay for
is a salary or wages paid based on the
performance of the individual or team. The reward is the salary.
is an amount of money added to wages
on a seasonal basis, especially as a reward for good performance.
extra payment (bonus payment) received for doing one's job well or a
salary or wages based completely on how well one does one's job, called
performance-related pay or pay for performance.
is a form of financial aid or support extended to an
economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with
the aim of promoting economic and social policy.
Food Subsidy Corruption
is a legislative (especially congressional)
provision that directs approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or
that directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees.
as remuneration for services rendered or
products sold is a common way to reward sales people. Payments often are
calculated on the basis of a percentage of the goods sold, a way for firms
to solve the principal–agent problem by attempting to realign employees'
interests with those of the firm. Sales personnel are thus paid, in part
of entirely, on the basis of products or services successfully sold rather
than being paid by the hour, by attempted sales, or by any other measure.
A common form of commission sales is real estate; in the United States, a
real estate agent who successfully sells property will collect a
commission of 6% of the sale price but a realtor who makes no sales will
collect no salary or compensation whatsoever.
Worker Qualities and Job Skills
Why we work determines how well we work..
To increase job performance we need to make working fun, create
jobs that have a purpose, create jobs that provide potential.
We need to end emotional pressure, economic pressure, and
, because these reasons to work decrease performance.
Finland requires Master level teachers, and the state pays for
the education, so the have a pool of highly qualified
professionals. A teacher that stays for 10 years makes the same
amount as a lawyer or doctor here in America. They actually pay
Every school, government building, and even some public areas,
will have a job board, a list of jobs that are available and ready to be
filled, locally, regionally and globally. Each job will list the number of
people that needed to fill these jobs adequately. The school will also
list the current number of people who are in training for each job.
Employer is notified of how many people are in training for the particular
jobs they have. Employer can now hire the student anytime during the
education and training process, as long as they continue and finish the
necessary education and training requirements. Things change so always a
have a backup.
Only the most beneficial Jobs will be incentivized, or what the
. Jobs will be rated by known factors that would
bring the most value and the most benefits to society and the
Jobs that make a Difference
If incentives are used correctly,
it will be the best investment we could make. Incentives should
work like this, a person is paid for doing a particular
function, a function that benefits them, as well as, benefits
other people too, who in turn, benefits even more people, a
continuous cycle of improvements. But it needs to be a group
effort. And it has to be done on multiple levels. Not everyone
needs to be involved, just enough people so that improvements
continue to happen for as long as needed.
If we have the ability to make better decisions, then we should.
But people are not aware of better decisions, or are they aware
of their abilities. This is because people did not have a
quality education, or have the time and resources needed to
knowledge and learn new skills. But with the internet and
computer technology, we have the ability to correct the
education and also improve access to knowledge and information,
which would allow people to acquire needed skills, and learn
more about themselves and the world around them. But just
knowing that you can have an ability, does not give you the
ability. You must learn and acquire the ability. So if we give
everyone the ability to learn more, and become more
knowledgeable about their abilities, then most people will seek
out these abilities and skills, because they know that knowledge
will give them more potential, more power, more control, more
freedom, and more possibilities. This would be like a perpetual
Self Rewarding System
, a system that has the ability to
solve every problem on the planet.
What a University should be:
If you learn this knowledge and gain these skills, then a job is
waiting for you, guaranteed. Then list the Jobs that are needed by society, jobs
that are guaranteed to preserve life. And
next to those jobs is the job description along with the
necessary courses that a person needs to take.
And just like the Military, Universities are not asking people for money to join,
we are actually going to pay you and take care of your needs.
Why? Because it's extremely important,
which will be just one of the many things that you will learn
Merging Industry and Classroom
, we can mobilize millions. But only when
are completely explained and the costs are understood.
Every school in the nation should have a class devoted to
Creating Jobs 101
And these jobs that are based on the improvements that
world needs to make. This way students will be basically mapping
out their own future. So by the time students graduate High
School they will have a pretty good idea what to expect, and
what's expected of them. Kids shouldn't depend on the same
morons to fix the future when it was the same morons who
destroyed their future. If you want kids to be responsible for
their future, give them the wheel, because the morons driving
now have already crashed and burned.
Jobs that are Needed...just some
High Quality Teachers, that guarantees that every student is a
highly intelligent self directed learner.
Highly Intelligent Government Employees, ones who are incapable
High Quality Public Utilities Engineers to guarantee fresh
water, affordable energy and proper waste management.
High Quality Skilled Tradesmen to maintain the infrastructure,
roads, bridges, communications and so on.
Highly Intelligent Social Workers and Caregivers, to care for
people in need, and to care for the elderly.
Local Farmers to guarantee food supplies that are sustainable
High Quality Supervisors and Managers to supervise needed
projects that will provide continuous improvements to society and
Jobs that Make a Difference
The only reason why there are not enough jobs is because of
corruption and ignorance, there is plenty of work to do, it's
just that corruption and ignorance is stopping these jobs from
being created, and stopping these jobs from being filled with
"Most jobs growth are around helping the sick and unhealthy, but
there are very few jobs that are helping people avoid being sick
and unhealthy, this is ignorant and criminal."
The only thing that this world is short of is intelligence. And
when we correct this deficit, everything will improve.
Job-Specific Training Programs
don't always send people to jobs, so the
Job needs to send people to school.
Job needs to send people to school because schools don't always
send people to jobs, mostly because the jobs may not be there
after they graduate from school. This is one of the reasons for
going to college, which is to learn how to create jobs. You also
want students to learn how to manage and supervise large
projects, because the new work force will need educated managers
and trained supervisors, and not just skilled workers. knowing
that you are guaranteed a job before you start school will
increase graduation rates to over 95%. And one of the reasons
why is because that the new job wants you to succeed, they have
invested in you, and you are willing to invest the time in them
and learn your profession. And knowing what your job will be
means that you are already interested in that type of work, and
not for the money, but because you like the work, your good at
what you do, and you know your job is making a difference in the
So the Future of Education is going to change. Every student
will have a job because the job will be part of the classroom.
Either by having remote access to the business or that
particular service, or by having a company or government
representative in the school. And of course Higher Education will eventually be open to
everyone, and, free to everyone.
"Free at last, free at last."
the Job Training
is a graduate school level institution
that prepares students for
fields. Some of the schools also offer undergraduate degrees in
Examples of this type of school
Education school - see also Normal school
Public policy school
Social work school
Physician Assistant school
Podiatric medical school
Public health school
Speech-Language Pathology School
Occupational therapy school
The Half Life of a Learned Skill
is around 5 years, this means that
much of what you learned 5 years ago might be either obsolete or
irrelevant. So everyone needs to stay current with what is
known. This is why updating what you know and what you do is
extremely valuable, especially when teaching others.
Master of Business Administration
(MBA or M.B.A.) is a
master's degree in business administration (management). The MBA
degree originated in the United States in the early 20th century
when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific
approaches to management. The core courses in an MBA program
cover various areas of business such as accounting, finance,
marketing, human resources, and operations in a manner most
relevant to management analysis and strategy. Most programs also
include elective courses. The MBA is a terminal degree and a
professional degree. Accreditation bodies specifically for MBA
programs ensure consistency and quality of education. Business
schools in many countries offer programs tailored to full-time,
part-time, executive, and distance learning students, many with
is a university degree that is either highest on the
academic track or highest on the professional track in a given
field of study. The phrase "terminal degree" is used heavily in
the United States, but is used less often outside of North
America. The term is not generally used in the United Kingdom or
Canada, for example, and its exact meaning varies somewhat
between those areas and disciplines in which the term is used.
An earned academic (or research) doctorate such as a Doctor
of Philosophy (PhD) is considered the terminal degree in most
academic fields of study in the United States.
When thinking about what course
to take ask these questions?
When will this knowledge be used? How will it be used?
Why will it be used? Where will it be used? How will these new
skills and knowledge be used in conjunction with already learned
skills and knowledge?
Deciding your education options
Schools are misleading students by claiming a 95 percent
job-placement rate within six months, which is a lie and fraud. They just
want your money.
Workforce Investment Act Leaves many Jobless and in Debt
Workforce Investment Act of 1998
"Jobs and Schools need to be
combined to give people on the job training. You can do this in
almost every job sector that we have. What knowledge and skills
does someone need in order to do this particular job
effectively? You can train anyone on the job, and give them an
hour or two a day to learn the necessary knowledge and
information that would help them to learn more about the work so
they become more valuable and more productive."
"No more guessing what your future will be, because you are the
Do Machines and Automation Kill
No, Greedy corporations kill
help humans to be more
Does Technology Destroy Jobs?
doesn't kill jobs, technology
makes things easier
to do. There are several reasons why so many people don't
have meaningful work to do. First,
exploited slave labor in other countries, and they
also failed to
which would have saved millions of jobs.
Second, our ignorant and
corrupt government leaders
allowed this to happen (murder for money).
Third, our inadequate education system failed to improve education so that
students would be more educated and more skillful in order to solve
problems, especially One and Two above. Jobs do not disappear. The only thing that
disappears is our ability to accurately understand our reality enough in
order to act effectively and efficiently so that we don't get caught with
our pants down, which is what happened. We have to
learn our way out of this problem
, we can not just
problems away. There will always be work to do
it's just that people haven't figured out how to
figured out how to make living affordable
. Things Change
we all know from history, and from our current state.
Species who do not adapt
die, which is why so many
people die everyday
. We are currently in a
and if we do not act soon, humans will be on that list.
didn't replace your feet, computers didn't replace your brain, and
machines didn't replace your ability to do other types of work or replace
your ability to choose to do something else."
is the reduction of certain jobs caused by
technological change. Such change typically includes the introduction of
labour-saving "mechanical-muscle" machines or more efficient
"mechanical-mind" processes (automation).
So what will people do when machines give us more
time and less work
People will have more time to explore, more time to discover,
and more time to learn. People will have more time to do
more time to do repairs, and more time to do improvements. People will
have more time to help people, more time to care for people, and more time
to love people. People will have more time to live.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To
change something, build a new model that makes the existing model
7,231,000 Lost Jobs
: Manufacturing Employment Down 37% From
June 1979 Peak of 19,553,000. In April 2015, there
were only 12,322,000 employed in the manufacturing sector. That
is a decline of 7,231,000—or 37 percent.
In April 1973, the year median household income peaked for
householders who have completed high school but not earned a
higher degree, there were 146,459,000 in the
civilian non-institutional population
and employment in
manufacturing was 18,359,000—or 12.5 percent of the civilian
noninstitutional population. In April 2015, there were
250,266,000 in the civilian noninstitutional population and
employment in manufacturing was 12,272,000—or 4.9 percent of the
almost 50 million people on food stamps
in 2016 in the U.S.,
up from 25 million in 2005. And
we still have housing problems
, we still have
, in regards to prices,
. And we still have many types of
health related problems to solve
Disabled Workers on the Rise
- Injuries - Retirement
Unemployment can be measured in several ways. A person is
if they are jobless but looking for a job and available for work.
People who are neither employed nor unemployed are not in the labor force. For
example, as of July 2013, the unemployment rate in the United States was 7.4% or
12.0 million people, while the government's broader U-6 unemployment rate, which
includes the part-time underemployed was 14.3% or 22.2 million people. These
figures were calculated with a civilian labor force of approximately 155 million
people, relative to a U.S. population of approximately 315 million people. The
record proportion of long term unemployed, continued decreasing household
income, and new federal budget cuts remained indicative of a jobless recovery.
More than 3.8 million workers suffered from
and illnesses in 2012, which the union said is likely
underreported and could be as high as 11.4 million employees. "The cost of
these injuries and illnesses is enormous -- estimated at $250 billion to
$330 billion a year," the report said.
Occupational injuries and illnesses
is any chronic ailment that occurs as a result of work
or occupational activity. It is an aspect of occupational safety and
health. An occupational disease is typically identified when it is shown
that it is more prevalent in a given body of workers than in the general
population, or in other worker populations. The first such disease to be
recognised, squamous-cell carcinoma of the scrotum, was identified in
chimney sweep boys by Sir Percival Pott in 1775. Occupational hazards that
are of a traumatic nature (such as falls by roofers) are not considered to
be occupational diseases.
Occupational Safety and Health
4,551 people were killed on the job in America in
with an estimated 50,000 people dying annually of work-related
National Day of Mourning: Canada
is a death that occurs while a person is at work or
performing work related tasks. Occupational fatalities are also commonly
called “occupational deaths” or “work-related deaths/fatalities” and can
occur in any industry or occupation.
inspire confidence in some critics, given that there are fewer than 2,000
state and federal inspectors to review 8 million workplaces, or what the AFL-CIO
says is one inspector for every 68,000 workers.
is bodily damage resulting from working. The most common
organs involved are the spine, hands, the head, lungs, eyes, skeleton, and
skin. Occupational injuries can result from exposure to occupational
hazards (physical, chemical, biological, or psychosocial), such as
temperature, noise, insect or animal bites, blood-borne pathogens,
aerosols, hazardous chemicals, radiation, and occupational burnout. While
many prevention methods are set in place, injuries may still occur due to
poor ergonomics, manual handling of heavy loads, misuse or failure of
equipment, exposure to general hazards, and inadequate safety training.
Violence and assaults
impacts women while on the job more than men, with
female workers suffering two-thirds of all such injuries, the report noted. Some
of those female workers are victims of assault by healthcare patients or
social work clients.
"Workplace violence is the second leading cause of
workplace death in the country," Seminario said. "Injuries are coming from
patients and clients. You don't have the staffing or resources" in some
institutions, such as psychiatric hospitals, to protect workers, she
added. "It's a growing issue, particularly for women."
Duty off-site Program
1970 the country registered about 13,800
. In 2012, the number of deaths about one-third of
that, at about 4,600 fatalities. But 14 million people now get a disability
check from the government every month. The federal government spends more
money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers than it spends on
food stamps and welfare combined.
Unfit for Work
About 57 million people collect
benefits each month, and they account for about one in
six people in the United States. In about one household in four, someone is
receiving Social Security benefits. About 37 million retired workers receive
benefits and another 2.9 million individuals receive benefits as spouses or
children of retired workers. A total of 6.2 million people
as survivors of deceased workers, including 3.9 million aged widows and widowers
and 1.9 million children. Another 8.9 million people receive benefits as
disabled workers, and 2.0 million people receive benefits as the child or
spouse of a disabled worker. A total of 3.3 million children under age 18
receive Social Security and another 1.0 million adults who have been disabled
since childhood get benefits as dependents of a retired, disabled or
Quick FactsEmployee Rights
hit an all-time-high of 47,636,084, according to the USDA
Unemployment Rate is Deceptive
- The Jobs Report is Misleading
is when the number of people seeking jobs is
roughly in balance with the number of job openings. But this
does not say what the impacts of these jobs are, or if people
could actually make enough money to live on.
added 292,000 Jobs In December of 2015. What kind
of jobs? Are these jobs making a difference? Are these jobs
creating more harm then good?
Just creating more jobs says nothing about the economy
someone is lying. A healthy job market is between 4.6 percent and 5 percent, but healthy is a lie.
There is a disconnect from reality. About 7.9 million people remain unemployed. For
black teenagers nationwide, the unemployment rate is 21 percent.
For college graduates, it's 2.3 percent
; for high
school dropouts, 7 percent. If you're a 30-year-old with a
college degree and
you're all set, you can find jobs. In the mean time, peoples
severances are long gone, savings are gone, unemployment
compensation is gone. and people have spent their retirement
accounts just to have something to live on.
are manipulated and misinterpreted the same way that
Animated Map of Unemployment changes in the last 10 years
Unemployment in the United States
is a measure of the prevalence of unemployment
and it is calculated as a percentage by dividing the number of unemployed
individuals by all individuals currently in the labor force. During
periods of recession, an economy usually experiences a relatively high
unemployment rate. According to International Labour Organization report,
more than 200 million people globally or 6% of the world's workforce were
without a job in 2012.
20 Million Americans Workers are Left Behind
Usually when there is millions of people with no work, ignorant leaders
have people build pyramids
or other stupid wasteful things. Sometimes they even start
. But now that we
are a little more educated, we can now make better decisions about what to
do with an enormous work force without waste or abuse, or mass murder. We
can Build New Sustainable Cities
Repair all the polluted areas in the world. Mass produce high quality
products that add value and potential to society. Create a new Government
with Highly Educated and
, that is
open and transparent
Jobs in demand should be about what society needs most of that
would provide the most improvements, not just treating our
diseases, but working on cures. People have been working on
cures but not prevention.
The Associated Press reported
Thursday that the number of foreign-born workers
in the U.S. has gone from nearly 3.1 million in 2007 to 25.9 million today
Those workers account for 56 percent of the increase in U.S. employment
over that period, according to the Labor Department. So our Corporations
are not just farming out our jobs, they are also having workers come here.
Guest Worker Program
allows foreign workers to temporarily reside and
work in a host country until a next round of workers
available to switch. Guest workers typically perform low or semi-skilled
agricultural, industrial, or domestic labor in countries with workforce
shortages, and they return home once their contract has expired. While
migrant workers may move within a country to find labor, guest worker
programs employ workers from areas outside of the host country. Guest
workers are not considered permanent
due to the temporary
nature of their contracts.
Domestic Workers Alliance
Visas and Work
are sometimes derogatorily called a scab, blackleg, or knobstick, is a
person who works despite an ongoing strike. Strikebreakers are usually
individuals who are not employed by the company prior to the trade union
dispute, but rather hired after or during the strike to keep the
organization running. "Strikebreakers" may also refer to workers (union
members or not) who cross picket lines to work.
More than 78 million Americans
-- or nearly
59 percent of the U.S. workforce -- are now paid on an hourly basis.
Line cooks, cooks and bakers -- $13 per hour
Head cashiers -- $12
Retail sales associates -- $11.70
Hostesses -- $10.50
cashiers -- $10.20
Don't just list jobs in demand, list their importance, if
Everyone should know
empty buildings in their state
and what the current work
force is, their skills, training and education needed.
Job title is nothing if the job does not improve things. I'm the
president of a cigarette company vs. I'm the president of a
50 Million people still on Food Stamps
Foreclosures Still High
, People still living paycheck to
paycheck, people have to work 2 jobs just to make ends meet.
Half of Americans have more debt then savings. Hourly pay rates
the standard of living
minimum income necessary
for a worker to
meet their basic needs
. And the ones fortunate enough to have a
job are over worked and working too many hours, or worse, doing
things that are
Everyone is employable to a certain degree
. It's just that we
are putting the responsibility of job creation in the wrong
The responsibility of job creation should be a city, state and
federal joint program. An agency that measures the needs of
people in any given area. and fills these needs through job
creation and training. We have a lot of people with
disabilities, and we have a growing elderly population.
Communities need to know and understand what the
responsibilities are. What is the true cost? Are we training and
educating students to fill these needed services? We have
workers who are willing and able to work fulltime and part time.
Communities, cities, states and governments have an enormous
amount of work to do. But know one is working on organizing job
creation, jobs that matches the current workforce, along with
the needs of every community.
Let the force be with you
, workforce that is. All employees
should be given a smartphone
with a data plan
. This way you can pay people
electronically, you can keep tract of their performance, keep
tract of the time spent working, and keep tract of travel times.
Smartphones can also keep tract of the food and water that each
person needs, and make sure that they have shelter, and make
sure that they have access to education and job training.
And make sure that they have access to other important services,
like Doctors, Lawyers, Energy, Transportation, and Security. No
human should be priced out of life just because they lack this
one thing we call money. We need to see and understand the whole
picture. Because of the amount of knowledge that has been
generated in just the last 25 years, we can now accurately
measure and calculate everything in our world, which gives us
the ability to make better decisions and better choices, and
predict the future with better precision then any other time in
The human race is like the
, we have the technology, we have the capability
to make the world better, stronger and more prosperous.
In order to improve the world you first have to improve
education so that we can guarantee that people are educated
enough to know how to improve the world. Life is a cycle, and
humans have fallen off their cycle. We need to get back on our
cycle and understand how to effectively ride our cycle again, so
that we can maximize the benefits and the enjoyment from life,
and guarantee a better world for everyone, now and forever.
"Your life is your work, your job is just one of the many
services that you could provide. All the actions that you take
in life and all the things that you do before and after your
job, are the most important things to yourself and to the world.
Even if your job is one of the most important jobs on the
planet, it will never be as important as you. Without you being
the best that you can be, the
responsibilities of your job will never reach its true
potential, or will you reach your true potential. The job and
yourself are a shared responsibility. To be a good friend, to be
a good son or daughter, to be a good mother or father, to be a
good boss, to be a good leader, all these things take time to
learn. So when learning how to do your job well, you have to
keep learning how to be a good person as well."
100 man years is equal to 100 people working 40 hours a week for
Schooled: The Price of College Sports (2013)
exploits athletes and then lies about their education)
"NCAA owners know they're criminals, and they know they're running a scam, they're not
just exploiting students, they're exploiting all the fans and
all the parents."
is the result of a low quality education.
Nearly eight million students
currently participating in high school athletics in the United
States, only 460,000 of them will compete at NCAA schools.
Even if you do make the Pro's, there is
no guarantee for success
For 30 - Broke
Frontline: League of Denial NFL's Concussion Crisis (765 million
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
found in 87 of 91 NFL
players. CTE also appeared in 79 percent (131 of 165) of all
football players studied.
Brain Injury Info
Why helmets don't prevent concussions — and what might: David Camarillo:
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Long Term Health Consequences
Changes Seen in Youth Football Players without Concussion
in subconcussive head impact exposure may have an effect on white matter (WM)
integrity in youth athletes, even in the absence of a clinically diagnosed
concussion, according to new Radiology research. The brain's
of millions of nerve fibers called axons that act like communication
cables connecting various regions of the brain. Diffusion tensor imaging
produces a measurement, called
(FA), of the movement of water molecules in the
brain and along axons. In healthy white matter, the direction of water
movement is fairly uniform and measures high in FA. When water movement is
more random, FA values decrease, which has been associated with brain
abnormalities in some studies.
Western and Lawson scientists develop game-changing Blood Test for
"Like millions of others,
I love football, but I don't like someone ruining peoples lives in
the name of money. It's wrong, it's bad, and it's criminal, You
would have to be a total scumbag and a moron to do such a
This is not about money, it's about the lack of knowledge and
information that people have about
, which causes ignorant behaviors
and horrible side effects.
When you can't see beyond what money represents
, then you
will have no idea what you are doing, whether it's right or
wrong, good or bad. It's
insane what we are doing to ourselves in the name of money.
We allow money to control our behavior, we are letting money decide
how we live. We allow money to think for us, we even
allow money to make our decisions.
Money blinds us from knowing the consequences of our actions.
Money creates a disconnect. How spoiled and
ignorant we are. We have to stop using money as an excuse. This goes way beyond what a financial education could ever
accomplish, this is about life. And because of our inadequate
educational institutions, we will never have the right knowledge
and information to over come the toxic effects of money, such as
poverty, war, crime, corruption, and so on and so on. How can we
allow ourselves to be dependent on money? How can we have a
system that makes people dependent on money? We
need a system and a way of thinking that works without relying
on money. A system that solves problems without money. Without
someone asking to be paid first. People don't need a rewards or incentives, people need the
to solve problems without using money.
It's important how you earn your money, but it's more important
how you spend your time, and how you spend your money.
Saving money is not as important as solving the problem without
money. Saving for your retirement, is like saying I want a home,
food, water and energy, but I don't want to work for it.
"It's like no one is paying attention. We
can't see what we have not learned to see. Our education
institutions are failing to help people see the reality of our
world. We are so blind and so ignorant, it's time to wake up."
"Using the word education is like using the word meat, what kind
of meat, is it chicken, fish, or maggot filled road kill? You
need to specify what you are teaching, and specify how important
this knowledge is to the student, and to the world."
You know that schools, and what they are
teaching, needs drastic improvements
1 in 4 college women will be the victim of sexual assault during
her academic career
. Schools need to improve education.
A study at the University of Indiana found that “as many as
of academic papers are never read by anyone other than their authors,
referees and journal editors
.” That same study concluded that “some 90% of
papers that have been published in academic journals are never cited
(Make reference to or Referred to for proof)
That is, nine out of 10 academic papers—which both often take years to
, compile, submit, and get published, and are a major component by
which a scholar’s output is measured—contribute little to the academic
is the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and
scholarship. Most academic work
is published in academic journal article,
book or thesis form. The part of academic written output that is not
formally published but merely printed up or posted on the Internet is
often called "grey literature". Most scientific and scholarly journals,
and many academic and scholarly
, though not all, are based on some
form of peer review
editorial refereeing to qualify texts for publication. Peer review quality
and selectivity standards vary greatly from journal to journal, publisher
to publisher, and field to field.
is a periodical publication in which scholarship relating to a particular
academic discipline is published. Academic journals serve as forums for
the introduction and presentation for scrutiny of new
, and the
critique of existing research. They are usually peer-reviewed or refereed.
Content typically takes the form of articles presenting original research,
review articles, and book reviews. The
of an academic journal is
to give researchers a venue to "impart their knowledge to one another, and
contribute what they can to the Grand design of improving natural
knowledge, and perfecting all Philosophical Arts, and Sciences.
is a document submitted in support of candidature for an academic degree
or professional qualification
presenting the author's research and
findings. In some contexts, the word "thesis" or a cognate is used for
part of a bachelor's or master's course, while "dissertation
is normally applied to a doctorate, while in other contexts, the reverse
is true. The term graduate thesis is sometimes used to refer to both
master's theses and doctoral dissertations. Dissertations and theses may
be considered to be grey literature. The required complexity or quality of
research of a thesis or dissertation can vary by country, university, or
program, and the required minimum study period may thus vary significantly
in duration. The word dissertation can at times be used to describe a
treatise without relation to obtaining an academic degree. The term thesis
is also used to refer to the general claim of an essay or similar work.
the collection of academic papers published in the context of an academic
conference. They are usually distributed as printed volumes or in
electronic form either before the conference opens or after it has closed.
Proceedings contain the contributions made by researchers at the
conference. They are the written record of the work that is presented to
fellow researchers. They may be considered as grey literature.
are materials and research produced by
organizations outside of the traditional commercial or academic publishing
and distribution channels. Common grey literature publication types
include reports (annual, research, technical, project, etc.), working
papers, government documents, white papers and evaluations. Organizations
that produce grey literature include government departments and agencies,
civil society or non-governmental organisations, academic centres and
departments, and private companies and consultants. Grey literature may be
made available to the public, or distributed privately within
organizations or groups, and may lack a systematic means of distribution
and collection. The standard of quality, review and production of grey
literature can vary considerably. Grey literature may be difficult to
discover, access and evaluate but this can be addressed through the
formulation of sound search strategies.
is a research paper written by students over an academic term, accounting
for a large part of a grade. Term papers are generally intended to
describe an event, a concept, or argue a point. A term paper is a written
original work discussing a topic in detail, usually several typed pages in
length and is often due at the end of a semester.
is a piece of writing that gives the author's own argument —
but the definition is vague, overlapping with those of an article, a
pamphlet, and a short story. Essays have traditionally been sub-classified
as formal and informal. Formal essays are characterized by "serious
purpose, dignity, logical organization, length," whereas the informal
essay is characterized by "the personal element (self-revelation,
individual tastes and experiences, confidential manner), humor, graceful
style, rambling structure, unconventionality or novelty of theme," etc.
Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism,
political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life,
recollections, and reflections of the author. Almost all modern essays are
written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays.
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is a brief summary of a
review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular
subject and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper's
purpose. When used, an abstract always appears at the beginning of a
acting as the point-of-entry for any given academic paper or patent
application. Abstracting and indexing services for various academic
disciplines are aimed at compiling a body of literature for that
particular subject. The terms précis or synopsis are used in some
publications to refer to the same thing that other publications might call
an "abstract". In management reports, an executive summary usually
contains more information (and often more sensitive information) than the
is a short document or section of a document, produced for
business purposes, that summarizes a longer report or proposal or a group
of related reports in such a way that readers can rapidly become
acquainted with a large body of material without having to read it all. It
usually contains a brief statement of the problem or proposal covered in
the major document(s), background information, concise analysis and main
conclusions. It is intended as an aid to decision-making by managers and
has been described as the most important part of a business plan.
of journal articles, books, and other
original works is a means by which academics communicate the results of
their scholarly work, establish priority for their discoveries, and build
their reputation among their peers.
Authorship is a primary basis that
employers use to evaluate academic personnel for employment, promotion,
and tenure. In academic publishing, authorship of a work is claimed by
those making intellectual contributions to the completion of the research
described in the work. In simple cases, a solitary scholar carries out a
research project and writes the subsequent article or book. In many
disciplines, however, collaboration is the norm and issues of authorship
can be controversial. In these contexts, authorship can encompass
activities other than writing the article; a researcher who comes up with
an experimental design and analyzes the data may be considered an author,
even if she or he had little role in composing the text describing the
results. According to some standards, even writing the entire article
would not constitute authorship unless the writer was also involved in at
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technology and social science. The term often connotes funding obtained
through a competitive process, in which potential research projects are
evaluated and only the most promising receive funding. Such processes,
which are run by government, corporations or foundations, allocate scarce
funds. Most research funding comes from two major sources, corporations
(through research and development departments) and government (primarily
carried out through universities and specialized government agencies;
often known as research councils). Some small amounts of scientific
research are carried out (or funded) by charitable foundations, especially
in relation to developing cures for diseases such as cancer, malaria and
AIDS. According to OECD, around two-thirds of research and development in
scientific and technical fields is carried out by industries, and 20% and
10% respectively by universities and government.
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academic freedom, which holds that it is beneficial for state, society and
academy in the long run if scholars are free to examine, hold, and advance
controversial views without fear of dismissal from their jobs. Some have
argued that modern tenure systems actually diminish academic freedom,
forcing those seeking tenured positions to profess conformance to the same
views (political and academic) as those awarding the tenured
a Repository of over 48 Million Scientific Academic Papers and
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Academic Paper that every student needs
to write before graduating:
What do you think about the world so far? What things in
the world do you think needs to be improved? Why? How?
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of references to
published literature, including journal and newspaper articles,
conference proceedings, reports, government and legal
publications, patents, books, etc. In contrast to library
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papers, etc., rather than complete monographs, and they
generally contain very rich subject descriptions in the form of
keywords, subject classification terms, or abstracts.
(Studies, Research Papers, Doctoral Dissertations, Conference
Each year academia churns out thousands of pieces of research on
education. And for many of them, that's the end of it. They gather dust in
the university library or languish in some forgotten corner of the
Internet. A few, though, find their way into the hands of teachers,
principals and policymakers. Each year the American Educational Research
Association puts out a list of its 10 most-read articles. The most
disturbing thing about education research is that in order for the
research to be excepted, the research has to follow strict rules and
guidelines, but education itself in our schools does not follow any proven
methods or rules or guidelines, things that would prove that the school is
using the highest quality education in the most effective and efficient
Education 'experts' cited in news stories may lack expertise,
Clinical Trials Not Being Reported
online journal club community with a database of published
scientific articles with discussions and comments to help
improved transparency and reduce science research fraud.
What some students say about
their teachers and professors is a wake up call
Knowing some of the reasons behind why half the students drop
out of college is just the beginning.
"Avoid this dude. He is far too
emotional to be a professor at ANY university. He has good
intentions but just is a weird guy that spits a lot."
"By far the most boring person I have ever heard speak in my
whole life. He did not teach me a single thing all semester, his
slides are useless as well as his lectures."
"Very odd professor, but really not as bad a teacher as everybody
else would lead you to believe. The real reason why you
shouldn't take this class is the smell. It's like he bathes with
urinal cakes. If you can't get out of his class, sit in the
"There is no hope, all hope is lost. My friend and I both dropped
this class after two classes because she thinks she knows
everything. She's rude and pushes all her beliefs upon students.
Her vain personality is ugly and despicable; her class left me
with a bad taste in my mouth. Her negativity was intolerable."
"If you can avoid him, do...at all costs. You not only come to
hate him as a teacher, but from the stories he tells you about
his past, you start to loathe him as a person."
"HE IS THE WORST BY FAR!! Completely destroyed my freshman year experience."
"She finds it enjoyable to insult her students."
"This professor is NOT ok. Doesn't explain material at all and
doesn't care about the welfare of his students."
"Worst Econ professor. They put a senile old man in charge of the
technology class. That should tip you off how backwards this
"Never hated a professor so much in my life. Don't take him or
you will regret it."
"I'm surprised he hasn't been asked to leave. Teach yourself
"He is possibly one of the WORST teachers in the history of the
"Very tough grader, little senile, does not hold office hours and
generally seems very confused about everything. For the sake of
sanity do not take him."
"This professor is the most miserable professor I’ve ever come
across in my three years of college. This man thinks America and
college students are spiraling down the drain."
"Probably the worst teacher I've ever had. He's a math professor
and he can't even do simple arithmetic. He's basically deaf so
half the class is yelling the numbers at him until he writes the
correct one on the board."
"Very adorable old dude and he is an extremely easy professor. He
often makes mistakes and doesn't realize them. However, if you
have never taken pre-calc before then don't take him because he
assumes you understand all the subject matter."
"Nice guy but such a bad explainer. I literally have no clue what
he talks about."
"This woman is by far the worst teacher I have ever had in my
life. When others have asked her to slow down, she has blatantly
"Horrible! Do NOT take him! Let's just say from a class of 30,
there were only about 12 of us who did not drop the course. STAY
"Despite this professor’s cute appearance and totally awesome
accent, this class totally sucked."
"You'll fail every test and not know why."
"This guy loves the sound of his own voice and confusing the crap
out of you. No matter what you say, you are wrong, even when you
agree with him. For the love of God, don't take this class."
"Avoid this professor like the plague."
"Very nasty professor. She seems to be mad at the world. She
needs to be fired!"
"Extremely impatient, rude. She makes you feel like a moron for
asking a question. I simply do not like her!!"
"Another Professor hiding from the real world and does not care
about interesting students in her class or willingness to teach."
"If you want to torture yourself take this class."
"He is practically blind so I don't understand how he can grade
our papers. Isn't there a mandatory retirement age at CCSU?"
"If you're reading this comment after you registered for her
class you have just made the worst decision of your CCSU
attendance. I have had plenty of professors at this school and
none are even close to how horrible she is. She is mentally
"DO NOT TAKE HIM. When asking questions about the subject, he
will response with a "What are you, stupid?" kind of answer."
"You can tell he hates his job and takes it out on his students."
"Awful professor. Worst professor I have ever met. I have never
seen a professor act so rudely and hostile. Very annoying.
Unprofessional in the classroom, rude comments directed towards
students, confusing, changes syllabus and due dates
multiple times (adding/changing assignments), disorganized, rude
in email communication. Avoid."
"These comments reveal ignorance on both sides. But I'm sure if
students explained more about the particular difficulties and
experiences that they had, and if teachers and professors
explained more about their particular teaching methods and
behaviors, we could easily make improvements in every classroom
learning environment, which would benefit everyone."
Rate My Professors
shows Students Browsing History
that was recorded
during Class time, which shows lack of
and lack of purpose
. This goes beyond
. This shows how ineffective schools are. You are better off
yourself, but that's only if you have focus,
discipline, good planning and
access to the worlds most valuable knowledge and information.
The Power to Learn is within Everyone,
Everyone has the Power to Learn