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8 Skills Dental Assistants Need to Master

Dental assistants work closely with dental hygienists and dentists to treat patients. They take X-rays, perform office management tasks and educate patients. Dental assistants work closely with dental hygienists and dentists to treat patients. In addition to helping dentists during examinations and procedures, dental assistants also take X-rays, perform office […]

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Create online learning with 123ContactForm

123ContactForm may not sound like the kind of tool that would be of interest to educators, but as I discovered when they asked me to review their online form creation tool, they offer quite a range of features that can solve many of the problems we have as 21st century teachers. […]

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How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist

Becoming a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) requires deep specialized expertise in nursing and anesthesiology. Here’s how you can get there. A nurse anesthetist represents one of the most advanced and qualified specialties in nursing. This special type of advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) is certified and trained in administering […]

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innovation JISC online conference

Innovating eLearning 2006 JISC online conferenceA couple of entries really caught my eye and very much match with some of the isssues our institution is currently facing. Peter Miller – University of Liverpoolpointed us to the idea of Shared Learning Contexts (SLCs) which are described in Scott Wilson’s blog at http://www.cetis.ac.uk/members/scott/blogview?entry=20050210014657 The diagram of […]

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Men Share What It’s Like to Become a Nurse

A recent NYU study found that the number of men in the nursing workforce is steadily increasing, growing nearly 5% between 2005 and 2015. Employment in the healthcare sector is booming, and more men are entering into healthcare professions than ever before. In fact, a recent NYU study found that the number […]

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How to Master Online College Classes

Time management, organization and good study habits are even more crucial to your success as an online student. A quarter of college students are both full-time workers and full-time students, according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce. To help busy students to fit education into their […]

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Gamification to encourage learner autonomy

This post tries to pull together a couple of things I have been thinking about recently. The first was a post I saw on the 21st Century Fluency Project blog a few weeks back. The title of the article ‘How I Turned My Classroom into a ‘Living Video Game’ caught my eye […]

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5 Tips to Write a Scholarship Essay that Stands Out

Many scholarship applications require students to write a personal essay. Here are a few tips to ensure your essay response doesn’t fall flat. Many scholarship applications require students to write a personal essay. You might be asked to discuss your personal experiences, goals, knowledge of a particular subject, or a combination of […]

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Facilitating flexible learning

Today three of us ran a workshop about facilitating flexible learning: how to give great feedback and still have a LIFE. Overall, I think it went well. Lots of discussion and questions and people were keen to make contact at the end of the class….always a good sign. It appears […]

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Men Share What It’s Like to Become a Nurse

A recent NYU study found that the number of men in the nursing workforce is steadily increasing, growing nearly 5% between 2005 and 2015. Employment in the healthcare sector is booming, and more men are entering into healthcare professions than ever before. In fact, a recent NYU study found that the number […]

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How to Plan for a Busy Week

As a college student, it’s inevitable that some weeks will be busier than others. Follow these tips to reduce stress and make your busy weeks more manageable. As a college student, it’s inevitable that some weeks will be busier than others. Taking classes while working and/or caring for a family […]

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3 Advantages of My Nursing School

Finding the right nursing school to make my nursing career possible wasn’t an easy task. Here are three advantages that helped me choose my nursing school. Nursing is one of the most rewarding and challenging careers and it brings joy to my heart. We take care of people who are […]

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bronwynhegarty doctorate meanderings

bronwynhegarty doctorate meanderings I have been reading this work by Hope Hartman: Hartman, H.J. (2001). Developing students’ metacognitive knowledge and skills. In H.J. Hartman (ed.), Metacognition in learning and instruction. Kluwer, 33-68. Academic Publishers: the Netherlands. I like the models she proposes:Executive management metacognition – plan, monitor and evaluate progress.Strategic metacognitive […]

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9 Skills Employers Are Looking For

Here are some of the top hard and soft skills employers are looking for in today’s job market. In an increasingly digital economy, many organizations are seeking employees with technology-focused skill sets. However, HR and talent executives, as well as other people managers, agree that “soft” skills, such as critical […]

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5 Daily Habits to Help You Boost Your GPA

By implementing better habits both in and out of the classroom, you can set yourself up for success all year. Here are five daily habits to boost your GPA. As a college student, one of your top priorities is to maintain a good grade point average (GPA), but when you […]

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Peer editing in digital and mobile environments

For years now I have been happily using EtherPad based services like http://primarypad.com/ and http://sync.in/ to get participants on the training courses I deliver to work collaboratively to create and peer edit texts. Increasingly though I’ve been having problems with the reliability of the free services these companies provide and the lack of reliable […]

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flexible learning committee

T and I have just been brought on to the flexible learning committee and although there was good discussion about flexible learning issues most did not seem to have a clear idea of where the committee was heading re the information gathering for developing the strategy. Probably cos most people […]

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