The Top 5 Medical Schools in the US

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Medical schools are tough places. Not only is the education very intensive and impressive, and sometimes hard to digest, but the competition level amongst students is very high. Not everyone is cut out to be a doctor or a medical professional of any kind. In fact, it takes a rare breed of person to go after a medical degree and rise in the ranks of the medical profession. The person needs to take their studies seriously, be very smart, very dedicated and very driven. They need to handle stress very well, be dedicated to their job first and foremost and must have a big ego, as well as a streak of perfectionism. The life of a medical professional is indeed a hard and demanding life, and any student getting ready to enter that field- or is even just about it- must be prepared for all that comes with it. Medical school is a tough place to get into to- not to mention expensive- and it may even be a tougher place to finish once you get accepted into it. Here are some of the best medical schools in the country, according to studies that have been done by U.S. News, which conducts a study of medical schools every year based on MCAT scores, GPA, acceptance rate at the college, the student to faculty ratio and the grants that the school receives, in order to measure which schools are the best research facilities in the medical education world.

 

1. Harvard University (Boston, MA)

As if Harvard is not on the top of pretty much every list involving education, it is also on the top of the medical school list as the best research school in the country, and perhaps even the world. It is also one of the most expensive medical schools in the country- as it ranks in the top 10 in that category- but, it is worth it when you have a school that is as good as Harvard University.

(tied) 2. Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD)

This is another very prestigious school on the list, and perhaps the most famous medical school in the entire country, if not the entire world. The school is slightly less expensive than Harvard, which beat it out for the top spot, but is much smaller and much more competitive because of that.

(tied) 2. University of Pennsylvania Perelmen- Philadelphia, PA

Tying with Johns Hopkins is a surprise on this list for anyone with just a cursory knowledge of medical schools. We all probably expected Harvard and Johns Hopkins, but very few probably expected the University of Pennsylvania to make it onto this prestigious list.

4. Stanford University (Stanford, CA)

Yet another hot shot school on the list. Stanford is known for all-around academic excellence, and its medical program is no different.

5. University of California- San Francisco (San Francisco, CA)

UCSF is another sleeper to make it onto the list, and it is one of the cheapest schools on the entire top 10 list- being almost half of what the other ones are.

Roberto writes on tons of education related topics including ranking the best pharm d programs amongst other things.

an education blog carnival – June 20, 2012

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Welcome to the June 20, 2012 edition of an education carnival.

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Bonnie Moore presents 8 Reasons to Go to Summer School – Hat Toss posted at 8 REASONS TO GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL.

Helene Schmidt presents The 10 Most Innovative Official School Smartphone Apps posted at The Best Colleges.

TB presents A Blue Collar Plea for Teachers posted at Blue Collar Workman.

A. Lee presents World’s Oldest Cave Painting in Spain posted at eArtFair . com, saying, “History is just being rewritten, with the oldest wall painting 15,000 years older than was previously thought, which in turn may mean that the Neanderthals were actually sophisticated people….. Learn more here…”

Greg Field presents 8 Great LGBT Scholarships posted at NerdWallet | Education, saying, “This is an awesome breakdown of LGBT scholarships, coinciding with Pride month. This article is definitely a good fit for an education carnival. Enjoy!”

Magali Rincon presents GMAT Test Dates Are Different From Other Standardized Testing Options posted at Success at School, saying, “If you’re hoping to get into business school, keep these tips about the GMAT in mind.”

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an education blog carnival – October 17, 2012

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Welcome to the October 17, 2012 edition of an education carnival.

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Carter White presents 10 iPhone Apps that Help Young Kids With Math posted at Babysitting, saying, “Using technology to help kids learn the fundamentals of math is easier than ever, thanks to the powerful device that many modern parents carry in their pocket every day.”

Muhammad Irfan Zafar presents The Upsides and Downsides of Higher Education Dating posted at Experts Column.

Sharon Moore presents 10 Reasons to Consider Having Your Nanny Homeschool Your Children posted at Nanny Jobs, saying, “While the term “governess” began to fall out of style over the latter two-thirds of the twentieth century, the position is enjoying something akin to a modern resurgence today. Working parents that seek the homeschooling experience for their children but aren’t able to manage the task due to their own strenuous schedules are in search of nannies that can double as in-home teachers, causing what was once considered an archaic career path to gain popularity.”

Muhammad Irfan Zafar presents Managing your College’s Cook in the Oven Sale posted at Experts Column.

Muhammad Irfan Zafar presents On the Internet MBA Courses Are Worth Looking Into posted at Experts Column.

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Muhammad Irfan Zafar presents Advantages of Getting Education On-Line posted at Experts Column, saying, “Learning has turn out to be virtually indispensable in modern business community these days. Therefore, in case you are not knowledgeable enough, you can improve your abilities. A college level education will facilitate you enhance your C.V and finding a healthier employment. Furthermore, you can obtain On-Line Degrees from Approved Institutions these days. There are lots of advantages to on-line schooling. Hereunder are given some of them”

Gayan presents How to Effectively Prepare for Your MBA Program Interview posted at CASH CAB.

Chris presents Kinesthetic Learning Strategies for Various Subjects posted at Kinesthetic Learning Strategies, saying, “How to help kinesthetic learners with language, literature, math, history & more!”

anisha@nerdwallet.com presents Questions for Parents: Is Homeschooling Right for Me? posted at NerdWallet | Education, saying, “Here are important questions to consider when choosing the appropriate educational path for your child.”

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an education blog carnival – September 19, 2012

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Welcome to the September 19, 2012 edition of an education carnival.

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Sarah Tucker presents 10 Reasons Why Nanny Employers Should Hold Weekly Meetings With Their Nannies posted at 4Nannies, saying, “While setting aside time each week to meet with your nanny may seem like overkill, it actually can be quite beneficial to your working relationship.”

Molly Cunningham presents 5 Things to Teach Your Child About Riding the Bus posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “When the time comes for your little one to begin attending school, it can be heart-wrenching to watch his tiny little form clamber up the steps of the massive school bus, knowing that he’s growing up no matter how much you may not want him to.”

Molly Cunningham presents What To Do If You Feel Like Your Nanny Is Taking Over posted at Live-In Nanny, saying, “Ideally, the relationship between a nanny and her employers is one that is close enough that she becomes a valued member of the extended family in addition to being an employee.”

Martina Keyhell presents Simple Steps to Help Kids Develop Helpful Study Habits posted at Become A Nanny, saying, “Teaching a child good study habits will not only make homework time easier, it will also help him earn better grades. Study skills are a foundational skill for school success, and what they learn in lower grades will serve them well for years to come.”

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Ellis Rohomitz presents Fun Money Games For Kids posted at Fun Money Games For Kids.

Ellis Rohomitz presents Look Up Games For Grade 5 posted at Look Up Games For Grade 5.

Erica Brooks presents Is Tutoring Right For Your Child? posted at Healthy Family Matters, saying, “We all want our children to be healthy kids in all areas of their lives. As a parent, one of the most challenging experiences is noticing that your child is having a tough time with learning. However, once you recognize that your child might benefit from additional assistance, your child may actually begin to enjoy learning!”

Liz E presents The Freedom to Take on Something Bigger posted at Homeschooling in Buffalo.

Michelle presents Attending the University of Michigan was a Mistake posted at Mishfish13.

anisha@nerdwallet.com presents What’s Happened to Employment for College Graduates Since the Great Recession (2009-2011)? posted at NerdWallet | Education, saying, “Given that college grads face higher rates of unemployment than ever, is a college degree still worth it?”

Barbara West presents Tiny Tots-Caring For Our Children posted at Tiny Tots-Caring For Our Children, saying, “Children Are Our Future”

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10 Ways College Students Can Save Money

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Attending college has never been more expensive than it is right now, and tuition rates are constantly on the rise. In fact, the average tuition rate for a four-year college program is around $21,189 per year. For a two-year college program, the price-tag is still pretty steep at an average of $8,533 per year. Then, you have to factor in the cost of books, which can run $100 or more apiece! Because of these crazy costs, many students are choosing to stay at home with their parents while they attend school, or considering other more affordable options outside of the traditional apartment or dorm settings. Whether that’s a step that you are willing to take or not, there are ways you can save money and still get an awesome education. We’ve provided you with ten tips for saving money while in school.

1.   Bank on Student Banking: Paying for your checking or savings account isn’t something you should have to do-at least not while you’re a student. That’s why many banks offer free student banking accounts. Some even have special options for students, such as overdraft forgiveness and protection, both of which can keep your account in the black even when you make mistakes. If your bank doesn’t offer free student checking, then there’s no shame in finding one that does. Also, look for a bank that doesn’t have a lot of hidden charges, fees, and penalties, as these can end up costing you a fortune if you’re not careful!

2.   Be Smart with Credit Cards: While many people preach that you shouldn’t have a credit card until you’re out of school, we know that this simply isn’t realistic for some students. Plus, there are perks to having a credit card when you’re younger; it can help you to start establishing good credit early on. However, if you do have a card, make sure you’re paying your bills on time and that, if possible, you’re making more than the minimum payment. This will help you to avoid expensive late fees and higher interest rates.

3.   Turn Change into Something Great: What do you do with your spare change? We’d be willing to bet that if you dug around in your couch cushions right now, you’d find more money than you expect. In fact, chances are you’ve got pennies, nickels, dimes, and even quarters all over the place! If you’re careful with your coins, you can turn them into big bucks! Collect and save them all in one place, then roll them and take them down to the bank. Some grocery stores even have machines that count your change and give you cash for them; just keep in mind that most of these machines do charge a fee.

4.   Buy Books Used, or Borrow if You Can: As we mentioned earlier, today’s textbooks are outrageously expensive! It’s pretty awful to have to pay a lot of money for something you’re only likely to use for a semester. That’s why we strongly suggest borrowing textbooks from other students whenever possible. Put up a notice in a very public place on campus, or post an ad online. Many students also sell their used textbooks cheaply, and you can often find used books online and in the student bookstore as well. Just act fast, as these tend to go rather quickly! If you absolutely can’t help buying a new book, keep it in the wrapper until you determine if it will actually be used heavily enough in the class to warrant its price. Still-wrapped textbooks can usually be returned for full credit at most student bookstores.

5.   Extreme Couponing: We know that most people think of couponing as something only done by little old ladies or crazed people who spend their lives clipping and saving, but a healthy dose of couponing can work wonders for a college student’s budget. Just browse through the local papers and clip out coupons you think you’ll actually use, and then use them! Always check the expiration dates to avoid missing out on a great deal.

6.   Forget Fast Food: Not only is fast food bad for you, but it can also add up to one expensive habit! The average fast food meal will cost at least $5, and if you do that even twice a week, you’ve wasted $10 or more. That’s $40 a month on fast food! You could buy a lot of Ramen noodles, fresh veggies, fruits, and other grocery-store goodies for that amount.

7.   Opt for Public Transportation: Sure, taking the bus might not be glamorous, but most towns’ public transportation lines make direct trips to major college campuses. Even if you have a car, think of all the money you’ll save on gas and parking by choosing the bus even a few times per week. Plus, you’ll be doing something good for the environment. Walking and biking are options too, ones that can help you to burn a few calories in the process.

8.   Designer Haircuts Are So Last Season: Getting a trim or some color at an upscale salon can be a fun way to pamper yourself. However, it’s also an easy way to waste money where you don’t have to. At least while you’re in school, frequent family shops that offer affordable hair-care services, or look around for local cosmetology schools, which often provide free or greatly reduced haircuts by students.

9.   Recycle: One way to quickly add to that spare-change jar you’ve started keeping around is to turn your cans, bottles, and other recyclables into a donation center. By bringing them in yourself, you’ll get a nice little profit. Plus, you can collect recyclable trash from others for even more money, and you’ll be helping the planet in the process.

10. Go Generic: As one final word of advice, always choose generic products over name-brand ones. Not only are they cheaper, but nine-times-out-of-ten you’ll find that they are every bit as good as their more expensive counterparts.

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3 Things Every Student Should do Before Declaring a Major

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Choosing a career path is a lifelong decision. Many students waste time and money studying a subject before realizing they are in the wrong field. With so little life and work experience, how can college students avoid making the wrong first steps?

Research various fields of study and careers.

Few people are born knowing what jobs they are destined to hold. In high school, you may have dreamed about becoming a writer, a football coach or a business owner. Dreams are often vastly different from reality, so research is required to assure that you are on the right path.

During your first year, take a wide variety of classes. There is no need to jump into a major right away, which means you can take elective courses that can help you decide between a few of your top career choices. In addition to taking the classes, you will need to interview people who are already in the careers you are considering.  They can grant insight into the educational and experiential requirements that led to their success.

Research the job market and make predictions.

Students often make the mistake of entering a career without taking into consideration the future of the economy or the competitiveness of the field. Never lose sight of the fact that your collegiate education is an investment for your future.

Before you commit to a major, do a job search using the different degrees you are considering. Take note of any special skills or certifications that are commonly mentioned. Also, be aware of the regions that are offering the most jobs. You may need to save money in order to relocate after college. These areas can offer entry-level positions that will give you the experience to gain a higher-paying position in an area of your choice.

Forecasting is also something to consider. Do a simple Internet search with a five -year forecast of your career field. You will most likely find a variety of articles that will identify key determining factors of growth. Monitor trends in your field and respond to them as needed by obtaining a specialty focus or additional training.

For example, you could find that as a journalist you will be able to obtain more jobs with a background in photography or political science. You may also find that internship experience is required.

Research course requirements.

Even if you are passionate and committed to pursuing a particular degree, you should thoroughly research the requirements of your field of study. There may be a particularly challenging class that will require a significant amount of dedication. This may mean that you will be unable to hold a part-time job during this semester or that you will need to have a tutor.

By mapping out your course of study ahead of time, you can also spread more difficult classes throughout many different semesters to avoid overloading yourself. Many students can become overwhelmed when taking on too many demanding classes, which can lead to poor health as well as poor grades.

Katheryn Rivas is a regular contributor to Online Universities.com, a leading online university student resource for those interested in pursuing a distance education. She welcomes your comments at katherynrivas87@gmail.com.

Spotlight on the States: Five States for Teachers

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Once you have earned your bachelor’s degree in education and received your provisional teaching certificate you have some important decisions to make: Teach in the state where you earned your degree and first license or you can move to find the best teaching opportunities out there.

There’s no denying that some states are more teacher-friendly than others, offering higher salaries and benefits, as well as more opportunities and a greater commitment to education than others. When weighing your options, consider these five states as the place to start your teaching career.

Pennsylvania

Elementary and secondary school-level teachers will find plenty of job opportunities in the Keystone State, which specifically listed these areas as facing a critical need in the coming years. Pennsylvania is home to more than 1.8 million students and 3,000 schools in communities ranging from rural hamlets to the inner-city districts of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

The opportunities in Pennsylvania are more than just plentiful – they are well-paying. School districts here pay an average of $3,000 more annually than other states and teachers earn an average of more than $50,000 annually. Pennsylvania’s state budget includes a high level of funding specifically for early childhood education, as well as technology for high school students, which demonstrates a high level of commitment to students of all ages.

In order to obtain your PA teacher certification you must possess either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in education, as well as successfully pass the Praxis I exam and subject certification exams, plus completion of the application.

New Jersey

If high earning potential and opportunities for development are important to you, consider teaching in New Jersey. Teachers in the Garden State are among the highest paid in the nation, earning an average of $64,000 per year. Not only that, but demand is high – elementary and secondary level teachers are consistently on the list of the most in-demand professionals in the state.

Teachers in New Jersey can improve their skills and earn more money by participating in one of the state’s groundbreaking teacher development programs: the Highly Qualified Teacher Initiative and Teacher Mentor program. Those who want to teach in low income areas can qualify for grants of up to $4,000 a year to further their education.

Becoming a teacher in NJ, like most states, requires completing a teacher education program, passing the appropriate exams, and completing the certification process.

New York

New York has the highest average teacher pay of all of the states at more than $70,000 annually, not to mention plenty of opportunities ranging from small rural schools to inner city districts. New York has made sweeping changes to its educational system in recent years, meaning that now is a great time to get involved in a revitalized and energetic system.

Becoming a teacher in New York is slightly different than in other states. A bachelor’s degree is required, but instead of the national standards test the Praxis, NY teacher applicants must successfully pass the state-specific knowledge and practical skills tests.

California

Whether you want sunny beaches or snow-capped mountains, there is a place for you in California. With a population higher than that of Canada, California has plenty of teaching opportunities up for grabs. While the average annual pay is slightly less than some east coast states, at $63,000 per year, some incentives for teaching in high-demand areas are unbeatable. Qualifying teachers can get reduced rates or forgiveness on student loans, help with home purchases and bonuses of up to $20,000.

To become a California teacher, you’ll need a bachelor’s degree, a passing score on a basic competency test, and a passing grade in courses on the U.S. Constitution, English language learning and computer technology.

Oregon

While Oregon teacher salaries are ranked 15th in the nation, averaging around $48,000 a year, the state offers a very low cost of living – an attractive option to those just starting out. More importantly, though, Oregon offers fabulous opportunities for teachers, including one of the best teacher mentoring programs in the country. Teachers looking to improve their skills and move up the ladder will find a place in this Pacific Northwest state, as teacher growth and development is encouraged by continued education requirements.

Though these are some of the best states for teaching opportunities, every state offers something for teachers. Once you finish your teacher certification program or degree, take time to examine the pros and cons of all states and you’ll find just the right place for you to begin your teaching career.

This guest post article was written and provided by Melanee Franks. Melanee received her Bachelor’s degree last fall and is now working towards her Teaching certificate.

LearningGate.com – Online Learning At Its Best

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With the help of the internet, people from all around the world have an unmatched access to information. We are going through an online learning revolution. The information is all around us and it’s plentiful. I’m still wondering why most people still use the internet for playing games and chatting with their friends instead of using it for its online learning capabilities.

The following are some of the most important online learning benefits of using LearningGate.com:

#1: Acquire IT and office skills.

More and more people need to master IT and office skills for their jobs. That’s because most jobs out there require you to be able to work on a computer. Without being able to use a computer properly, you are at a major disadvantage when it comes to finding and keeping a high paid job. So you need to keep the pace with the new technology and learn it well.

#2: Pay a flat monthly fee and get access to hundreds of online classes.

The actual costs of delivering a great online learning experience are a fraction of the traditional teaching costs. It’s quite expensive to get a few dozen people in a classroom each day. It’s much better to let them connect to your web application from where you can teach them exactly what they want to learn.

#3: Let the training follow your schedule and not the other way around.

Traditional training and schooling is all about bringing people in one place. Nowadays, when we have fast internet connections and video communication via internet, people should be allowed to be everywhere and learn from their own location.

#4: Chat Live with a certified instructor.

Anytime you have a question, a knowledgable and helpful instructor from LearningGate.com will stay at your disposal. He’s paid to help you out so you progress faster than you could do it on your own.

#5: New classes are being added frequently with no additional cost.

Online learning is also wonderful in the sense that you can store unlimited data in the cloud or on remote servers. Then you can access the data from anywhere in the world. This is why the storage costs for an online university are quite low. So it’s worth it for LearningGate.com to deliver additional courses to you at no additional costs. That’s like getting all the new courses for free.

#6: Your team will receive the same training across the board.

Online learning can be done by yourself or by your team. One of the big advantages of learning something in a group is the uniformity of the knowledge. This will come handy when a member of the team can’t work. It can easily be replaced by any of his other team members.

#7: You will get certified diplomas that will prove your skills.

It’s one thing to know a subject pretty well and another thing to receive a diploma that certifies your level of competence. It’s advisable to learn both for yourself and to get a diploma. That’s because a diploma, like for a example a Microsoft Certified Diploma, is like an instant proof that you are what you claim to be.

I invite you to start your online learning experience at LearningGate.com . This type of learning is the future. It’s a much faster and cheaper way to acquire new skills. Go right now and choose an IT or office skill that you want to develop. Start learning it today and continue to improve with each day. In no time at all, you will become better than your friends, colleagues and most people out there.

an education blog carnival – November 7, 2012

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Welcome to the November 7, 2012 edition of an education carnival.

Kerin Gedge presents My Alphabet Song posted at Kerinthian’s, saying, “I’ve been trying to give my kids a head start by writing educational rhymes for them, my girls are both younger than 4 but they love this one…”

Shelby Martin presents Teaching Your Child About Peer Pressure posted at GoNannies.com Blog, saying, “We’re surrounded by peer pressure every day in a variety of different ways, from the unknown forces of the media to our friends and family.”

Dan Robinson presents 10 iPhone Apps That Can Help You Learn a New City posted at Aupair Jobs, saying, “Moving to a new city can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life. It can also, however, be one of the most disorienting, at least until you begin to learn your way around.”

Kevin Thompson presents 5 Fun Ways to Teach Kids about Thanksgiving posted at Nanny Needed, saying, “The first Thanksgiving as we know it was celebrated in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. It was a celebration that was born from the pilgrims desire to give prayers of thanksgiving to God for giving them a good harvest.”

Shelby Jackson presents 10 Nanny Interview Questions About Homework posted at 4Nannies, saying, “If you have school aged children, your nanny may be a defining factor in their educational success. The National Academy of Sciences has conducted studies which have shown that children do much better in school when the household help is skilled in aiding them with homework.”

Brittany Harris presents 30 Blogs with Emergency Preparedness Tips posted at NannyPro.com, saying, “For many families, emergency and disaster preparedness is something that falls to the end of a to-do list continually, out of a misplaced belief that bad things can’t actually happen to them.”

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Sarah Baird presents Thinking About Being a Grad School Mom? posted at Dr. Lorin, Master Sarah, and Baby Miranda, saying, “My blog is about the good times and hard times of balancing graduate school and motherhood.”

Liz E presents Worm Farming Adventures posted at Homeschooling in Buffalo.

Jennifer Saksa presents Screencasting For Better Communication & Teaching posted at NCH Software Blog, saying, “Recording your screen can be a great way to make a tutorial or clips for educational videos.”

JAdam A presents Teachers Pay Teachers posted at newkidinclass.

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Five Common Myths Surrounding Distance Education

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Distance education is fast becoming the solution for higher education among working professionals, persons with disabilities and people who do not have access to a local university.

As awareness and acceptance of this type of learning increases there are still many myths about distance education that abound. Here are the five most common misconceptions about distance education.

Online bachelor’s degree programs aren’t accredited

While there are some distance learning programs that are not accredited this myth does not hold true for all of them.

Before you select a school you should check to see if the school is certified by any of the six accrediting bodies.

A regional accreditation is the highest form of accreditation and many online schools are in fact regionally accredited. So keep in mind that it is possible to get your bachelor’s degree online from an accredited school.

It’s not possible to transfer credits to a campus based school

When you take courses at an accredited online school you will be able to transfer credits earned to a campus based school if you need to. It is usually possible to transfer credits between accredited schools with some limits.

The amount that you can transfer will be based on the individual school. Some schools do not impose limits on the amount transferred while others do but the main point is that you can transfer credits that you earned through distance learning.

Online degrees are not accepted by employers

There have been employers in the past that would not recognized degrees earned online and this might be true to some extent today as well.

The growing recognition of online learning is changing this trend for the better. In fact some employers are paying for their employees to earn online degrees. The key here is to ensure that you study with an accredited university so that most employers will accept it.

Online courses are easier than campus based schools

There is no truth to this whatsoever. It is possible to go at your own pace with distance learning but if you choose to accelerate the program you can do so. The fact that you are learning online does not make it any easier.

A lot of the bachelor’s degree programs offered requires a lot of dedication and hard work to get through. In some cases it is even harder because there won’t be any face to face interaction with instructors and you’ll have to submit coursework and do your research without any reminders from your teachers.

Online students miss out on interaction with teachers and students

In a world of social media, email and programs like Skype it is impossible to believe that you won’t be able to interact with other students and teachers. At the very least you will be able to email your teachers if you have a question but provisions are often made for interaction via chat rooms, forums, Facebook groups, Skype and other tools. To encourage interaction some distance education programs assign group work so you will need to interact with other students.

What are some other common myths about distance education?

About the Writer: Edwin is an avid education enthusiast and language learner. He is currently writing on behalf of one of the top distance electronic technician certification courses: etcourse.com. Edwin has a passion for ongoing education and finding innovative solutions to learning.

Can a Math Tutor make your Child Fall in Love with Mathematics?

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Are you still struggling to make your kids understand the relationship between sines and cosines? Do they hate calculating the time and distance travelled by two trains? Mathematics is indeed complex yet interesting, and if you want to wipe off these mathematical complications and instead make your son acquire an addiction for solving sums, you must look for a good math tutor. At times, you are almost compelled to leave your office work to join the battle with your son in completing his school math assignments. So, why take so much pain and hamper your mental peace? There are plenty of online schools and other online resources from where you can surely get help in getting efficient math tutors for your child.

Why hiring math tutors is advantageous?

If you want to see your child established at a very young age, you should start taking necessary initiatives right from his kindergarten days. Every parent must ensure that their child is taking interest in almost all the subjects taught at school. Mathematics is one of the toughest subjects that can only be mastered with proper training. There are many who prefer to teach their kids all by their own which sometimes doesn’t work. Trained math tutors are always advantageous since they follow a specific and professional style of teaching. In fact, they will teach your child new tricks that can help him solve even the most complex sums with ease, be it geometry, algebra or calculus.

Online mathematical classes are helpful

In today’s world, students prefer to study online. In fact, kids now take huge interest in exploring the internet applications. Classroom learning has rather turned outdated especially with the initiation of remarkable technologies and gadgets that make people pursue higher studies from any corner of the world. So, why don’t give your kids the opportunity to learn mathematical tricks by hiring an online math tutor? There are several websites that bring advanced studies on mathematics which can certainly prove fruitful for him.

Here are some benefits of hiring an online Math tutor:

  • A good online math tutor will take regular tests which will keep your child updated with his lessons.
  • Solving complex sums along with a group of online students is always beneficial. Even if one among the group is stuck with any query, your child might solve it and prove himself a hero.
  • Parents will keep getting updates from these online tutors about their child’s progress.
  • Enrolling in online degrees programs in Mathematics will always be helpful for your child.
  • Online math classes are usually conducted with the help of audio-visual presentations as well as chat-discussion boards. So, apart from establishing his mathematical brilliance, he can also improve his communication skills.

So, does it still seem a mammoth task for you to make your child learn mathematics with ease? Well, if you want to see your child having ample fun and a bright smile while dealing with sines and cosines, a math tutor will surely help you fulfill your desire.