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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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4 Certification Options for Healthcare Managers

Learn more about certification options for healthcare managers and how they can help you reach your career goals. Healthcare managers, otherwise known as healthcare executives or administrators, work closely with registered nurses, physicians, surgeons and other healthcare workers to direct, plan and coordinate medical services. Due to rising demand for […]

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Video communication apps and mobile learning

One of the great things about mobile devices such as tablets, iPads and phones is that most modern devices have good quality cameras and microphones built in. This opens up a really wide range of potential for communication and speaking practice that used to be such a struggle to organise […]

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5 Steps to Become a Software Engineer

Interested in pursuing a career a fast-growing industry? Follow these five steps to become a software engineer in the technology field. Software engineers, often referred to as software developers, design innovative software for businesses and clients. From a personal banking app to a company’s project management workflow system, software engineers are behind […]

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How to enrol in Blackboard

Below is a movie to show you how to enrol yourself or others in a Blackboard course. Give the video time to stream in – press pause and let it load before playing. If you can’t see the movie, please right click this link and download it to your computer.

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What Do Computer Programmers Do?

Programmers write code for computer programs and mobile applications. They also are involved in maintaining, debugging and troubleshooting systems. The job of a computer programmer is vitally important in today’s digital-focused economy, which is why the number of openings in this field continues to grow. Programmers write code for computer […]

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How to Write a College Paper

Writing a research paper can be challenging if you aren’t a strong writer. Here are some tips on how to start writing a college paper. Writing is an important skill for many professions, and long-form writing assignments are just one way your classes can help prepare you for your career. In addition […]

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bahtings

PLEs I found a really interesting podcast by Graham Attwell describing and discussing the idea of personal learning environments (PLEs) where students can build up their own online learning tools using the Internet e.g. Wikipedia, blogs, discussions, online journals to create their own learning landscape. They have come about to get away from controlling learning […]

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5 Things to Do During Syllabus Week

Syllabus Week refers to the first week of classes in a semester. For the most part, your first week will serve as an introduction to all of your courses. The beginning of a new semester can be both exciting and stressful, and you might be anxious about starting your new classes. Luckily, […]

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5 Jobs You Can Land with a Healthcare Management Degree

Most healthcare managers work for hospitals or other healthcare organizations where they plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. The field of healthcare management offers both a competitive salary and strong job growth, making it an attractive career choice for those interested in both healthcare and business. According to the Bureau of […]

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How to Find a Career You Are Passionate About

Whether you’re looking for your first job or you’re contemplating switching careers, it’s important to take the time to discover your passion. It can be difficult to find a job you are passionate about. Some people find their niche at an early age, but for most of us, it takes […]

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Quality education and learning

In a discussion today at work about quality processes I remembered the model of education which has been successful for Athabasca university in Canada. Their enrolments have increased many fold because people can enrol for gap courses to complete qualifications they are taking at other universities etc. Also students can enrol any […]

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