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Education & Tech, was created to build hope that education based on social technologies, can transform the new century, and enable abundance not only spiritually but economically. Milton Ramirez, Ed.D. - @tonnet is the founder & editor. He is a teacher, tech blogger, writes on education, and hails this blog from Union, NJ. For further questions, tips or concerns please e-mail him to:miltonramirez [at] educationandtech [dot] com

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Travel Abroad and Gain the Best Education You Can Get

By Deborah Jones*

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Getting an education by traveling is a concept that has been around for ages. It's long been known that travel is one of the best ways to find out about history and geography and a wealth of other subjects. Traveling gives you a hands-on and real-life experience that will be ingrained in your memory forever. Unlike sitting in a classroom, you'll always retain the knowledge you've learned and will never forget your experiences.

Learning a new language

When you venture outside your door into unknown lands you'll get a brand-new language education. Even if you are visiting a place where the residents speak the same language as you do, you'll learn a new variance of the spoken word. A person from the United States that is visiting Australia, for example, will hear a completely different type of English being spoken. In fact, even after a short vacation, the person will arrive home in the U.S. and speak a few different words as part of his speech.

When you journey into a place where a completely different language is spoken and stay there long enough, you'll automatically pick up a new language. The more languages you have under your belt the better off you'll be career wise for the rest of your life.

See and feel history

There is nothing like taking historical tours and visiting older sites to see for yourself what type of history scenes are waiting in far-off countries. Not only will you be able to visit but you can take pictures of the sites you see that will act as a constant reminder of your education. There are many places in the world that date back to B.C. that will leave you absolutely speechless.

Learning a new culture

When you jump into a brand-new culture you automatically learn how to accept and understand other people's ways. This is a deeper form of learning that you can't experience any other way than through travel. By getting immersed completely in another type of culture, you will learn more about people and what makes them tick. When returning to your country, you'll also have a better understanding of your fellow countrymen.

Travel and studies

If there's any way that you can incorporate the two together, you'll end up with the deepest form of education possible. By traveling to another country to do your studies you'll have the best of both worlds. Not only will you open yourself up intellectually but you will also reap all of the awards listed above. International study gives you a solid base upon which the rest of your education throughout your life will flourish.

There's a lot of information available on the Internet about traveling abroad to do your studies and if you have an opportunity to travel for your postgraduate studies you should definitely take a closer look into it. It's the one decision you'll never regret for the rest of your life.

(*) Deborah Jones is a freelance blogger and author. She writes about travel, education trends and reviews international student websites.

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How To Handle Every Online Education Challenge With Ease Using 6 Steps

By Katherine Brunt*

Can you imagine a class without students? Obviously not but online educational system makes this possible by replacing the students from college chairs to the computer chairs. Recent surveys have shown that a vast majority of students are now choosing online education courses over the conventional style of classroom education, so that they do not have to compromise their jobs and other commitments. It has also been observed that many students regard online education more beneficial than the traditional full time campus education, as the campus education is time bound and requires them to be in the campus at the given time.

Regardless of the fact that today there are numerous universities that provide online education, procedure of online registration and examination is still a hard row to hoe for the students. It is very essential for students planning to join an online degree program to consider this step-by-step guideline for accomplishing their online degree program effectively.

Let's have a look on the steps that will lead you to achieve a professional degree successfully.

1. Selecting Your Desired Course

The initial task that you have to accomplish in order to succeed in your online education is to choose your desired program of study from a reputable online education institute. Undoubtedly, online education system enables you a wide variety of topics, it is important that you chose one with your own interest and domestic and international scope. While choosing an online degree program ensure to secure yourself from fake colleges that aims to generate money through selling their degrees online without offering quality educational services to students. Hence, these degrees became worthless because your employer is not going to accept it. Thus, it's better to check the authenticity of online educational services provider than to ruin your hard earned money and future.

2. Check Worth Of Your Degree

It's an undeniable fact that your employer will only offer you a handsome amount of salary package if you have got a professional qualification degree from a recognised online college or university. Therefore, if your degree does not stand out among the rest, it would not be valued more than just a piece of paper. So make sure to enrol in an online educational organisation that is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation - CHEA and the US Department of Education, in order to successfully achieve a dream job.

3. Use Available Pen-Source Mediums

Online studies exploring a world of information and educational resources that will not only assist you to acquire your desired degree, but also enhances your knowledge by opening doors of educational world and connecting you with a number of top ranked universities of the world. Many universities are now using the open-source platforms of Moodle, Atutor, and other similar platforms to enhance the communication level between the teachers and the students. Students should make their account to the online platform, which is being used by their professor, and then try to link with their social media accounts, so that they can get updates of all important events, like group discussion, exam schedule, etc.

4. Follow Assigned Rules

Normally, when students start their online education program, their level of concentration and focus is not 100%. As there is time flexibility, students are often not vigilant about their semester weekly exams and group discussion forums. Many times, the professor includes the topic that was raised in the discussion, in the weekly or monthly questionnaire. Thus, this can be a drawback for students who have been away from these distant classes, until the time of test. It is important then for students to be engaged with their distance classrooms, and try to communicate with professors, other than the time of exams.

5. Course Transfer Option

Students obtaining an online education degree regularly have a few credits from courses taken at different educational organizations of higher studies. Usually, online institutions will acknowledge some or the greater part of the past credits, so the courses don't need to be re-studied. Accordingly, it is occupant on the person to acquire official transcripts, to accept credit exchanges from their prospective authorize online school.

6. Complete Your Class Work Regularly

Simply it is the most powerful part of online education system that facilitate students through its database system which allows students to take, complete and submit their assignments from any place throughout the world. Thus, students find itself as the best convenient opportunity of the technology. Moreover, students can easily log in their portals, collect notes, talk with their lecturer and easily accessible online digital library without paying any further cost as all the cost is included in your tuition fee.

(*) Katherine Brunt is a famous academic writer for Assignmentbox.co.uk, she writes especially on educational topics to serve students to overcome issues which they face in their studies. You can also follow her on Google Plus.

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