Online Learning – An Opportunity for Everyone, Anywhere

Distance learning covers a wide range of opportunities, from correspondence courses to virtual classrooms on the Internet, and the concept has been around for quite some time.

When the traditional classroom wasn’t available

While online education over the Internet is a relatively new development, the concept of distance learning is actually much older than most people realize. As far back as the mid-1800’s, some colleges were offering distance learning opportunities to students through correspondence courses.

This provided a way for teachers, lawyers, doctors and ministers on the western frontier in the United States to keep up with recent developments and pursue advanced degrees. At the end of the First World War, soldiers returning from the war were offered opportunities to pursue a variety of classes through correspondence courses and take classes via two-way radio.

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Freedom of Education

First, what freedom of education is NOT: It is not the “right” to a compulsory, tax-funded education (the gross mischaracterization of mandatory government schooling as a “freedom” notwithstanding). Neither is it being allowed to attend a privately-funded school in lieu of a government school.

It is also not the “right” to transfer one’s child to another government institution instead of settling for the one to which she has been assigned. It is not vouchers, or tax credits, or charter schools. And it is absolutely NOT jumping through hoops in order to be “permitted” to directly oversee the education of one’s own children (aka “homeschooling”).

Rather, freedom of education is education free from government establishment, oversight, assessment, standards, restriction, registration, and funding. That is the kind of education and student organizations on which this country was founded. That is the kind of education that produced the men and women who risked their lives to establish this republic.
“When you reach for the money is when they slip on the handcuffs.” Government funding guarantees government control. And where there is government control, there is not freedom of education.

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Earn a Degree and Access Distance Learning

Literally, as soon as the Internet became available to the masses, colleges and schools have begun to take advantage of this new form of communication with distance learning programs. Calendars, forums, and notices have been posted online for years, and now gradually students can take enhanced programs with links to helpful sites, lecture notes, and even submit homework all via the Internet. So earn a degree and access distance learning.

Now courses are even available online for distance learning. Today you can even earn your entire degree by distance learning, and take advantage of the numerous schools that want you as their student to get the best education possible.

Beat The Competition With a Distance Learning Degree – What To Do

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Information for GED Students in Kentucky

Adult education is far more than just GED preparation. However, as nearly one in five Kentuckians did not finish high school, earning a GED is very often the bridge that will help these individuals get employment, qualify for job advancement, or gain admission to postsecondary education or technical or vocational training.

The GED exam provides a standardized measure of high school achievement, and passing the exam means exactly the same across America. In every state, from Maine to California, and throughout Canada, the GED credential is recognized and accepted just like a regular high school diploma. BestGEDclasses GED Online offers free prep in the form of lessons and mock tests.

Because of the reliability, rigor, and validity of the GED exam, the GED credential is accepted by practically all employers and institutions of higher education across North America and the rest of the world. The GED exam is fully computerized and more rigorous than any earlier edition so proper preparation is key, and fortunately, today students can benefit from pretty good online preparation options.

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Online Programs Offer Ways to Advance in Many Fields

The field that you are working in has a lot of opportunities for those willing to take some initiative. This means that you will need to not only strive for a better position. You will need to take steps to make sure that you are becoming better. Education is one of the strongest ways that you will be able to better yourself. Check out this Boston University video that explains much:

Of course, the challenge is if you are already working. You do not have the time to simply go to the different colleges and take courses. Even taking courses on the weekends might not be a viable option for you. This is when you might want to consider taking courses online.

Studying When You Want To

The best part that you will be able to get from online courses is that there is no set class time. You will be able to study the material whenever you have the time to do it. If you are held late at work or you have to bring dome work home, it will not interfere with your education and vice versa.

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Pushing to make schools better

Linking funding to teacher credentials . . . . . . could hurt the neediest the most, some say. The USA now has an official definition of ”quality teacher.” Just look in the education bill headed for a House-Senate conference committee.

The bill, considered the most sweeping blueprint for education change in 35 years, sets minimum federal standards for teachers in Title I schools — schools in high-poverty areas
that serve educationally disadvantaged students. School districts that don’t meet the standard would lose some federal funding. Both the House and Senate versions of the bill require
those teachers to:

Earn a bachelor’s degree, have a license or be certified under state law, and have an academic major in what they teach, or pass a test in their subject area if they are in high schools.

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Preparing To Go Back To Work

This is a big week for me. School and my new job start on Wednesday. Summer break is over and now, instead of sleeping until 10, we will all be out of bed at 5:30 and in the car by 6:30, hopefully dressed with hair combed and teeth brushed. I will work for a website that offers lessons for high school students so my target group are kids called a generation Z!

My job is to make sure all images and branding is top-notch and it’s scary in some way because I am not sure what a generation Z is all about!  who  I’ll be happy with dressed for the first couple of days. It’s going to be tough, but we’ll adjust. Eventually.

What bothers me most (aside from the ungodly hour) is taking the baby girl to daycare. None of my kids have ever been to daycare. I couldn’t bear the thought. I wanted to stay home with my kids while they still wanted me around. The baby and toddler years go by so fast and I didn’t want to miss a moment. The thought of them taking their first steps or saying their first word while at daycare was agonizing. Continue reading “Preparing To Go Back To Work”

Human Being Once Again!

I know I’ve been acting like kind of an Emo lately. Cryptic blog posts and woah is me, going a little over the top, being a little meta. I acknowledge that. I wasn’t going to write this post, but seeing as I don’t know how to open an actual dialogue about the subject (my parents don’t even know), I figure just blurting it out to strangers is as good a way as any.

It started with me noticing a strange mole next to my belly button. I don’t have a picture of said mole, because, I didn’t think this would be something I could tactfully write about without coming off whiney. Anyway, it looked kind of like this:

It had an irregular border, was multicolored, and was bumpy in places. It also hadn’t always looked that way, at least from what I could remember. This epiphany, of course, occurred on a Saturday night at 4 am where I really couldn’t do much about it except google myself into a state of psychosis. First thing Monday, I called my doctor, and she saw me Tuesday. She decided to take it off then and there, which was a pretty painless experience aside from the sound of the crunching of scissors on skin. She stitched me up and sent it off for a punch biopsy.

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Tips for the GED Essay

You must write your GED essay on the topic that’s assigned to you at your exam. You can read the assigned topic before you start out on the essay part of the Reasoning through Language Arts test.

All topics are assigned at random, but exemptions to assigned topics may be granted when the topic is inappropriate because of students’ religion, incarceration, or disability.

Candidates who think that they should be exempt for one of the reasons mentioned can inform the Examiner at the testing site when they have read the assigned topic.

Exemptions will not be granted because a student doesn’t understand the topic, or because he or she doesn’t have an opinion on the subject. Each of the exemptions needs to be reported with the Kentucky GED Administrator in Frankfort and GED Testing Service.

When a student has written his essay on a different topic than the assigned one, his essay is not scored. In that case, the student receives a zero score and will be required to take the entire Literacy test again, and his testing history will show that his essay was off-topic. When a student has written his essay inadequately, he will also get a zero score, and this will also be noted on his test history. Continue reading “Tips for the GED Essay”

Accommodations for disabled students

90310882For examinees who are deaf or hard of hearing, signed, captioned instructions videos are available, as well as printed test instructions.

Candidates can request these instructions in writing and timely at the Chief Examiner, as well as interpreted instructions. Candidates who are hard of hearing or deaf, and to who English not their first language, may request for extended time.

These candidates may compose their essays on videotape and later translate this to Standard Written English.

Examinees who are visually impaired or blind, there are GED Test versions in large print, on audiocasette, and in Braille.

They may also use various aid devices such as closed-circuit TV, talking calculators, or visually adaptive devices, and for students who cannot complete standard answer sheets, there are scribes and Braille-writing devices.

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