2
December

When and How to Reject your IEP

NAPSEA National Association for Professional Special Education Advocates

Rejecting Your Child’s IEP

In an ideal world, you and the school department will be in complete agreement about what your child needs to succeed…. But, lets get back into the real world for a minute. The IEP proposed by the school district may not include everything that your child needs. What do you do? Most parents will reject the IEP. This is a mistake! Now before you yell at me, I don’t mean that you should accept the IEP as written, what I mean is there is a right way to reject the IEP. You must reject only the parts that you don’t agree with and/or the parts that are missing. Well that sounds easy, but what should it look like?

Did you know that if you don’t write the rejection the right way, your child could lose precious time by not getting some of the services that they need? What about when the school department won’t give you a placement or a program until you sign? How do you reject something that isn’t there?

How to draft your rejection of the IEP?

  1. Write it like you would write a letter
  2. Use headers and sections to identify each area that you are rejecting
  3. Indicate what you want in the section so that you would accept it
  4. For components that are missing, ‘I reject the missing component/service/program of the IEP…..’
  5. To ensure that the parts of the IEP that are not rejected are provided to your child, always use this final statement, ‘Notwithstanding this rejection, all other parts of the IEP not rejected, should be considered accepted and should be implemented immediately’
  6. Always request a meeting to discuss the rejected portions of the IEP
  7. Make sure that you have some documentation or data to support what and why you are rejecting

Get some professional help

Talk to a special education advocate or an attorney to see if you may need some professional help. There are many resources available so that you don’t have to go it alone. You want your child to have the best available to them for their education. Your child only has one chance to get an education. When you are in High School, you can’t go back to elementary school and do things over again. If your child is in High School, you can’t go back to school once you graduate, so make the most of the time you have now.

For more information or to find an advocate or attorney in your area, visit www.napsea.co

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17
November

Executive Career Coaching: Providing Solutions To Succession Planning Challenges

NAPSEA National Association for Professional Special Education Advocates

Executive Career Coaching: Providing Solutions To Succession Planning Challenges

Article by Jill Frank









Organizations today are facing several challenges and talent management is one of the greatest. According to a poll conducted by OI Partners, Inc., the number one challenge facing the HR profession is leadership development and succession planning. Attracting, developing, and retaining quality talent is more costly and has a greater impact on the bottom-line than ever before. Retiring baby-boomers, the expectations of Gen X and Gen Y employees, and the new definition of “long-term” employment add up to a drastic shift in the way organizations are managing their talent.

One effective way to overcome these challenges is to implement a succession planning initiative. This proactive approach to ensuring future leadership talent offers many benefits. Studies have shown that organizations with succession planning programs have a higher retention rate of human capital and a reduction in recruitment and compensation costs.

Succession planning has to be more than matching employees with forecasted vacancies. Consideration must be made for the future direction of the organization as well as the direction of the employees intended career path. This ensures that the employee is engaged in the process, committed to the organization, and has a vested interest in the company’s success.

Obstacles to Implementing a Succession Plan

While there are numerous benefits to succession planning, there are also challenges such as limited resources and expertise within the company. Without the assistance of external consultants and coaches, implementing a succession planning initiative can drain an organization’s resources. The most effective programs capitalize on the talent available throughout the company during the implementation phase, however, companies often lack the resources needed for ongoing management. In addition, utilizing external resources provides expertise in succession planning and offers an objective perspective.

Coaching as a Resource

Executive Career Coaching can provide assistance with career management and employee development at the individual level. Using individual coaching and assessments, the coach will guide the employees through the selection of the career path within the organization that best matches their interests and abilities. Once a career path has been chosen, the coach will help the employee prepare for their next promotion.

The career coach can administer assessments such as the DISC, PVQ, and the Enneagram to help the employee gain clarity in the areas of motivators, interests, values and strengths. The feedback obtained from the assessments is essential in creating a career management plan. During the coaching engagement, employees will compare this information along with their experience and education to key leadership positions and determine the strongest fit. This process ensures that employees are matched with the correct positions, reducing the possibility of employee disengagement and turnover at the executive level.

In addition to career pathing, an executive career coach will assist in the creation of development plans. The steps outlined in the development plan will be based on the information gathered during a gap analysis. Comparing the employee’s current level to the experience, skills, and education needed for the next promotion will give the coach and executive a clear picture of where to focus their coaching sessions. Execution of the development plan during the coaching engagement results in promotion readiness.

Benefits of Succession Planning

Identifying and developing strong leaders for future roles is critical to the ongoing success of an organization. Without an effective succession planning program in place, companies will face greater challenges than those incurred during the implementation of a program, including:

* Waging the “War on Talent”* Fewer leaders prepared to take on new roles* Obstacles to achieving strategic goals

Attracting and retaining high-potential employees is costly. However, it is not as costly as the turnover of high-potential employees. Studies have shown that superior performers are 50% to 100% more effective than the average performer.

Using these statistics, if an average performer generates 0,000 in new business each year; a superior performer will generate between 5,000 and 0,000 in new business. By developing and promoting the superior performer to a leadership role, they have the potential to increase the productivity of the team. As an example, this leader can increase the revenues of a team generating .5M to M.

Given the possibility of increased profits, meeting the employee’s desire for career growth is both a financial and strategic advantage.

Because growth and development are benefits highly sought after in a potential employer, organizations with highly publicized succession planning initiatives and career management programs become “employers of choice”, thereby making it easier to attract top talent and reduce turnover.

Most employers are unaware of how much turnover costs them each year or how to reduce this number. Assuming a fifteen percent turnover rate and turnover costs of twenty-five percent of an employee’s annual compensation, an organization with one thousand employees and an average compensation of ,000 will incur ,875,000 in costs each year. Given that half of all turnover is avoidable, this organization could save 7,500 each year by investing in employee retention strategies.

The Added Benefits of Using Career Coaching as a Resource for Succession Planning Programs

Utilizing a Career Coach in your succession plan initiative allows leaders and Human Resources to focus on effectively managing and evaluating the program. An external career coach provides a confidential environment where the employees are free to discuss the challenges and opportunities they face in their careers and establish plans to overcome them.

One of the greatest benefits the coach offers is preparing the organization’s existing talent for future leadership roles. They take the organization’s human capital to the next level through the use of assessments, powerful questions, and individual development plans. Promoting from within provides benefits, such as:

* Reduced recruitment costs. The need for external recruiting is lessened for executive level position, which reduces headhunter fees (between 25% and 33% of the candidate’s total compensation) Ex. An executive placed by a headhunter with an annual compensation package of 0,000 would incur fees between ,000 and ,666.

* Reduction of executive compensation. According to Towers Perrin, external candidates are generally paid 20% to 30% more than internals that are promoted because externals needs a financial reason to make a career change.

* Promoting internal candidates offers the employer the benefit of knowing their track record, strengths, and their development needs. External candidates, unless personally known, only reveal as much or as little information as they deem appropriate, leaving the organization to rely on the interview process, assessments, and references to complete the picture.

Thriving succession planning initiatives balance the strategic direction of the organization with the career aspirations of its high potential employees. They also rely on external consultants and coaches to provide expertise, an objective perspective and additional resources.

Executives who engage in coaching during the succession program have a clear direction of where they are going and how they are going to get there. In contrast, executives that are not offered coaching are not as well prepared to map out their career path or develop the skills they need for future promotions. Executive career coaching facilitates the process of creating successful careers and developing future leaders.



About the Author

Jill Frank is “The Promotion Coach.” Get her FREE report, “7 Unintentional Actions That Will Slow Your Climb Up the Corporate Ladder” and FREE advice on corporate advancement at www.corporateadvancementcoach.com










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16
November

If The Best Palyers In The World Have A Game Plan Should You?

If The Best Palyers In The World Have A Game Plan Should You?

Article by James Langmead









A barrier to be overcome is the willingness to have, or invest in, coaching. According to a recent survey less than 30% of English golfers have had a lesson in the last twelve months. Our PGA training not only equips us in how to coach golfers it also gives us the ability to develop individual education and development programmes and plans. Programmes and plans made up of coaching, practice and real game feedback designed to improve your golf.

So why not come and have an initial chat your PGA Pro, and see what help you build your own personal 3-month plan that includes:

a) A review of your current game and what areas, considering your constraints, you have the ability to improve on,

b) Writing down and detailing the measure of the improvement that you want to achieve over the set time period,

c) The steps to improvement

1. Yes we will almost certainly suggest a coaching / tuition session or a programme based upon the scale of improvement required,

2. A series of practice drills to re-enforce the improvement,

3. A mental key that will initiate the right actions and decisions on the golf course under game pressure

4. Real analysis on a regular basis of the new performance in the specific areas of improvement required.

d) A formal time when we chat again to evaluate whether the improvement was as required, disappointing or even better than expected.

Visit your local PGA Golf Professional for expert advice on all aspects of golf. The PGA golf professional will have been trained to a very high standard and will have a broad knowledge of all areas of the game.

Throughout the world you will be only a short journey away from your nearest PGA Pro and here you can build a relationship with a male or female that will bring your game to the next level.



About the Author

James Langmead PGA Qualified Golf Professional and former Callaway Club fitter of the year http://www.thegolfshoponline.co.uk










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16
November

The California 529 College Savings Plan

The California 529 College Savings Plan

Article by Doug Dearing









The inflation rate of college education has always been a source of great anxiety and tension. This problem was partially resolved with the introduction of new education laws. These laws were introduced as a part of the Educational Plan of 2002, under Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Code. This is actually an amended law of the Educational Savings Plan of 1996. Leaving aside only a few states, you will find that this plan has been implemented in most of the states of U.S.

In California, it is also known as the California 529 College Savings Plan. The 529 college plan is much better than the Coverdell Education Savings Accounts. This plan has flexibility and many options to save on taxes. The percentage of tax incurred upon the saved amount – if withdrawn without expending on the purposes of education – is low. So you can always receive a good percentage of the money back on the saved amount.

The specific laws and the type of plans implemented (there are two different type plans) depend mostly on the enacted legislation of each state that administers them. Each state has been given the freedom to impose their own set of applicable laws, rules, and regulations, as long as they keep all the basic federal laws intact.

One of the more basic precepts of the 529 laws expresses the idea that the savings account can be contributed to by any person besides parents; like grandparents, relatives, or even parent’s friends. And in California, you’ll find both types of 529 plans; the Prepaid Plan and the Savings Plan. Among these, the more popular for Californians is the Savings Plan, which even has a growth provision that compensates for market inflation. The tax deduction scheme applicable to 529 laws in California is per the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA). This legislation has provided income tax relief for “529 California”.

So, you’ll be able to implement a very safe, flexible savings scheme – with complete power of attorney to yourself – when participating in either type of these plans. And if you compare prices and benefits of the 529 laws between other states, you’ll find that the typical Californian enjoys more flexibility and tax benefits than any other.

Some Benefits Of The 529 California College Savings PlanFirst, you have choice: you can choose which type of plan to implement; the prepaid or the savings plan. Most states don’t prefer either one, and allow for both.

Secondly, some plans are state sponsored and some are privately sponsored. So, you’ll find that the better mutual fund companies, insurances companies and even some banks will have their own programs for these educational savings plans. However, always keep in mind that all these specific programs are still subject to certain underlying laws, pursuant to Section 529 of the IRC. Some colleges even administer their own plans, where you can open an account and/or carry on with the savings scheme. For help, all you have to do is contact a planner or plan advisor to help you better understand the intricacies and application of the strategies pertaining to your specific goals.

Thirdly, you have sole authority over the money — unlike previous educational programs, where the funds were deposited directly into the beneficiary’s account and were therefore subjected to misuse.

Even More Benefits from the California 529 plans4) Under this scheme of investing, the earnings from the savings are exempted from tax by the California Franchise Tax Board. So the distributions/contributions towards these funds are non-taxable, issued under certain conditions.

5) A minimum tax is levied on the total amount after maturity; that is, once the child starts into their college days. The actual tax is attached to the beneficiary’s Tax ID number. The exact amount and/or percentage of tax imposed on the funds depend on the tax laws and rules for that specific fiscal year’s budget.

6) You can invest in a fund to a maximum of ,000 for individuals and 0,000 for couples in any given year — without paying any gift taxes. In other words, the gifted amount is tax-exempt. This is a pretty strict ruling here, as the rule states that in the next five years, you cannot gift any more money to the beneficiary. Any gifts or contributions exceeding these amounts per each individual/couple will be taxed as per the California state tax rules.

Precautions while signing up for a new accountSome of the privately sponsored savings accounts have hidden charges, like; maintenance charges, program management fees, and other expenses attached to the underlying savings. These charges can be quite high in plans run by mutual fund companies, banks, or colleges. So you must read all the terms and conditions and fully understand these private plans before opening an account. For these reasons, many people prefer the state-sponsored programs over the private ones, which are simple and without any hidden charges.



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DOUGLAS L DEARING JR owns and operates http://www.529california.com










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15
November

Low Interest Student Loan- An Avenue to Education

Low Interest Student Loan- An Avenue to Education

Article by Antonio Vargas









Students are accorded as nation builders. There are many government’s educational schemes. But, not all are benefited to these educational plans. So for that, a student has to take shelter of a loan. Nowadays, low interest student loan is blooming at the financial market of the UK. Because the loan is specially designed out to assist higher-education-financial-hit aspired student, the loan gives all financial help. Low interest student loan is mostly used for tuition fees, accommodation, books, computers etc.

Student loans may look very large, but they are also the cheapest loans available. This is because they only grow at the rate of inflation, which is currently hovering around 2% of years. If inflation takes off, do not worry, because the interest on student loans is capped at 1% above base rate. This is still much lower than most other form of loans.

While a low interest rate is not the only factor that needs to be considered when choosing a low interest student loan, a low cost of borrowing can significantly help those who find themselves on tighter budgets. It is important to shop around however as there are many competitive deals available online. And the terms and conditions of each low interest student loan product can vary significantly, due to competition amongst lenders.

Need is only of the right selection of a lender. Go through the terms conditions applied to the low interest student loan. Better take help of a financial expert, if any problem erupts in understanding the loan plan.

Importantly, before applying the low interest student loan an individual has to qualify some stipulated parameters. These preconditions are as follows:

*The student must have completed 18 years of age.

*Applying for a private education loan, person needs to bring a co-signer along with.

*Importantly, student should bring his/ her credit report.

As for the repayment of low interest student loan is concerned, the student can start paying back the amount six months after they have finished study. However duration of 10 years is stipulated for the low interest student loan, for greater educational loan the repayment period can be extended further too. And, open way to an avenue to education.



About the Author

Antonio Vargas has been associated with Easy Low Interest Loans. His articles provide you useful knowledge to find the right financial product at the right price. To find low interest loans, low interest student loan, low interest car loans, easy low interest secured loans,low interest unsecured loans visit http://www.easylowinterestloans.co.uk










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14
November

Future Planning for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Future Planning for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s Disease

Article by John Trevey









If you have a loved one who has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, you may initially be filled with questions about what the diagnosis means for your family. If you have spoken with the doctor and performed your own research about Alzheimer’s disease, you have likely realized that the diagnosis will undoubtedly bring about some changes in the lifestyle of your loved one. Your loved one will need more care and support as time goes on, not to mention the financial implications of medical visits and eventual fulltime care. Though you may be faced with a barrage of emotions at first, it is important to remember that you are in the company of millions of other people in the same situation, as made evident by the plethora of organizations, support groups and associations that exist to help people like you understand and respond to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Besides educating yourself about Alzheimer’s disease, it may also be beneficial to begin planning for the future now, while your loved one is the most independent and able to provide input about decisions affecting his or her future. Creating a plan for your loved one’s medical and other care expenses and establishing how decisions will be made on his or her behalf in the future can help ensure that your loved one has access to proper care and prevent you from encountering a gray area that leaves your hands tied in the future.

Arranging for healthcare is an important stage of planning for your loved one’s future. Establishing a situation in which long term medical care is available and affordable can benefit anyone, but is especially important for people with a long term illness such as Alzheimer’s disease. If your loved one currently has a long term care insurance policy, carefully read over the policy as it relates to progressive or long term illnesses. Clarify with the provider any portion of the policy about which you or your loved one have questions. If your loved one is uninsured, you may consider the possibility of obtaining the best policy that is affordable, paying particular attention to the coverage of medical care for long term illness outlined by the policy.

If your loved one is over the age of 65, he or she should qualify for Medicare, a federal health insurance program that covers some hospital, medical and prescription expenses. You may want to investigate your loved one’s eligibility for Social Security and Medicaid benefits as well to ensure that he or she receives the maximum assistance for which he or she qualifies.

The progressive nature of Alzheimer’s disease results in a decreasing decision-making ability over time. For this reason, it is important to discuss financial planning with your loved one as early as possible, and establish how and by whom he or she would like financial decisions to be handled. The procedure through which future financial, medical and other decisions will be made on behalf of the patient can be officially established by a document called a power of attorney. A power of attorney, often a component of a person’s estate plan, gives an appointed person or organization the authority to make decisions on behalf of your loved one when he or she is no longer able to do so. Talk to a trusted lawyer about the type of power of attorney that is appropriate for your individual situation.

Planning for the future is an important step in caring for your loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. Taking the initiative now to plan for future financial, medical and decision making needs will provide numerous benefits to yourself and your loved one moving forward.



About the Author

About the Author: John Trevey is the manager of The Breckinridge, a Kentucky assisted living home specializing in Alzheimer’s care. For more information, please visit http://www.thebreckinridge.com










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14
November

Capture The True Leadership in Education

Capture The True Leadership in Education

Article by thakur102









We can break education down into three types: The public school system, professional education, and leadership in education. Thomas Jefferson Education is another way to describe leadership in education.

For families who couldn’t afford to give their children any other kind of education, public school was their option. The system was instituted to create students who could become part of the work force after receiving a diploma.

Now, the public school system is overwhelmingly the educational option of choice for almost all Americans. Educators who know Thomas Jefferson’s style of education like to call public school education “conveyor belt education.” Public schools punch out students as if they were little more than commodities and factory products.

In the public school system, children are given all the same materials at the same age and are tested indistinguishably. There is no concentration on each individual’s talents or interests.

It is true that the products of this type of education are great workers; essentially they are taught what to think.

The second system is professional education, which is very similar to its public counterpart. These schools provide training in specialized areas, such as business, law, medicine, and other trades.

Professional schools are better known as trade schools. These schools are very difficult to get into, with only the best students being highly competitive. A student who emerges from this school is a trained specialist who knows when to think.

The third form of education is leadership in education, or leadership education. Through history, these are the students who become the true leaders in government. These students also become entrepreneurs, great speakers, and people with noble causes.

Thomas Jefferson’s vision was creating leaders who would stop tyranny. Unfortunately it only took a few short years after his educational plan was put into effect before the government started getting involved in public education.

Jefferson and other leaders like him throughout history were mostly schooled at home. Once they received the foundation skills, they went to quality schools to learn the classics.

Teachers and mentors guide their students in their studies, inspiring them to learn. Placing students at the feet of the great minds who created the classics give students the ability to learn how to think.



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13
November

Careful Mortgage Planning is Beneficial

Careful Mortgage Planning is Beneficial

Article by Frank Collins









“Mortgage Planners”, are now the next generation of loan officers. A Mortgage Planner will educate and teach borrowers how to save for their future by best utilizing their mortgage.

With the explosion of mortgage loan programs such as short-term fixed variable rate mortgages and interest-only mortgage loans, homeowners and buyers now have available many mortgage programs to select from. How to pick between one loan program and the other? While conventional loan officers customarily only assist borrower’s to select loans with the lowest interest rate or monthly payment, an increasing number of Mortgage Planners are expanding the loan officer’s job to actively look out for the borrower’s long-term financial objectives are met.

“It’s suffice to say that most home-owners and buyers as well as loan agents have been programmed to accept that a mortgage is merely a debt, versus it being a useful financial tool,”. A mortgage can be used as a means to help shape the financial well-being and wealth of borrowers who are retiring down the road. Many borrowers end up much poorer without any planning. How much poorer? It is usually 0,000 less and it can still be achieved, if you are strongly considering a mortgage for purchasing a home.

Fortunately for homebuyers, the mortgage industry is having widespread changes compelled by the increasing demand for mortgage planning, and homebuyers being the leading recipients. An experienced mortgage planner is a loan officer who analyzes a borrower’s mortgage choices to achieve an overall financial goal.

It is needed too since conventional knowledge on mortgage loan choices is based on formulas from over 100 years ago. Mortgage planning takes many scenarios into consideration like people who get long term fixed rate financing and suddenly lose their job and can’t pay their mortgage due to being unemployed. Mortgage planning evaluates many other chance happenings for consideration and is a new way of securing a mortgage that’s right for an individual.

Mortgage Planning simply involves the low risk procedures that banks and commercial companies use to properly set up and structure their debt and investing strategies. With mortgage planning, loan agents can help borrowers leverage and enhance their debt in order to get the best tax advantages, monthly liquidity, and yield the highest possible return on their dollar.

By using a mortgage planner, borrowers are being rewarded handsomely for the loan officer’s long term financial advice and expertise in the industry.



About the Author

Frank Collins is an avid investor in real estate and contributor to Jumbo Mortgage Financing and a Local VA Mortgage Lenders in your area.










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13
November

Controversial Education Issues: Declining Standards in Public Schools

Controversial Education Issues: Declining Standards in Public Schools

Article by Roger Vanderlely









One of the most controversial education issues today is the continuing decline in student learning standards at state schools throughout Australia, which is an issue of concern to both the public and the government. Hardly an election, be it State or Federal, goes past without the education band wagon being wheeled out, with promises of reform and greater spending to cure the problem.

Yet the problem persists despite a myriad of “solutions” being applied ranging from increased spending, shifting the focus onto e-learning and various curriculum and assessment frameworks.

Why is this problem so persistent? Despite intermittent efforts by the media to make teachers the scapegoat for the drop in standards, the blame lies neither with them nor with the students involved. At present, students can only be kept from progressing to the next year level if the parents of the student give permission. This sounds fine in theory, but in reality this permission is rarely if ever given. In the ten years I have worked as a teacher in Australian government schools, I have only seen one case of this.

This means that students are promoted to the next year level regardless of their skill level. The students are aware of this and as a result the completion of set work in the classroom has become optional. It is worth noting that private schools are not subject to this ridiculous situation.

Since there are no standards for moving up to the next year there are many students at any given year level that are well below the expected standard. This not only increases the workload of the teacher taking the class, but also diminishes the learning opportunities of those students who are interested in the work.

Behavioural issues go hand in hand with a poor skill level in a subject, as the student who is behind the expected level is frustrated by work they do not understand due to not having a good grounding in the subject from previous years.

Various solutions to these problems have been put forward including individual learning plans, open classrooms, task based learning and assessment, the list goes on and on. Most of these so-called solutions mean endless work for the teacher while producing no noticable improvement in student outcomes. But the fact remains that none of these reforms address the basic problem of students not being required to pass to a specified standard. There will be no significant improvement in student academic achievement in core subjects such as English, Math and Science until minimum pass standards are re-introduced. Everything else is simply rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.



About the Author

Roger Vanderlely.

Free maths and science ideas, worksheets and science experiments are available at http://www.green-planet-solar-energy.com, the Solar Power Facts website. The site contains solar power information, discussion of the chemistry behind photovoltaic cell function, comparison of different home systems, a kids’ section containing free math and science resources and more.










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11
November

What Makes Online Education a Better Option For You?

What Makes Online Education a Better Option For You?

Article by jullie@studykiosk.com Jullie









Nowadays, pursuing a degree through online education is common, and the value of online degree from a proper accredited university or college is equally weight than the traditional campus-based degree. With both campus-based degree and online education you have more options to choose from if you want to earn a degree for you career advancement. Online education has many advantages that can benefit its students, but it may not be a good option for all students; then what makes online education a better option for you?

Here a 5 signs that an online education might be a better option for you:

1. You want to continue your current job while pursuing a degree

In order to success in both work and study, you need to have a good time management that helps you to stay focus in both tasks. Online education will make it easier for you if you are the person who does not want to give up your paycheck while earning a degree for better career future. The advantages of online education that allows it students to have the most flexible learning environment can benefit a working individual and plan your times that best fit into both work and study.

2. You are managing multiple time commitments

Online education helps to cut down wasted time in traveling to and from school while providing flexible scheduling that can enables you to fully utilize your time. If you are a person with full of time commitments with multiple working around obligations, you will appreciate the anytime, anywhere access of the virtual classroom. Online education will be a better option for you if you have such working obligations while you study:

Frequent traveling for job assignmentUnfixed working schedule / work on shiftInvolve in project-based work that need long working hourNeed to take care of your children after work hours3. You are a visual learner

Traditional campus-based learning style is more emphasis on auditory activities such as lectures and oral discussions while online education learning style is mostly in visual learning format that involves reading, writing with various visual aids found in virtual classroom. Hence, if you prefer to “read and learn” than “listen and learn” type of style, an online education learning environment will be a better option for you.

4. You are self-motivated “Self-motivation” is the key factor to a success online study.

Online classes allow you to logon to the class at anytime and remain in the online class for the duration you prefer, nobody will push at your back to urge you complete you projects or assignments. You may move through the material at your own pace, passing quickly on the area you already familiar with and spending more time to understand new concepts. If you equip with a good “self-motivation” characteristic, then you should have no problem in completing an online education program which makes it a better option for you.

5. You are interest in a specialized degree not available locally

One of the most compelling reasons to opt for online education is you can earn your dream degree offered by any of university in the world as long as the university offers online degree programs. Distance is not an issue for online education because you can reach it with mouse clicks no matter how far it is located from your place. The online education will become a better option for you when the degree you are interested in is not available locally.

Summary

Earning a degree online can have many advantages over the traditional campus-based education. It will become your better education option if the advantages of online education can benefit you while helping you to achieve your education goal in a better way.



About the Author

Julie Harvard, an author who writes topics related to education especially in online education programs. You can explore more information and resources from her website at URL: http://www.studykiosk.com. You also could request FREE information pack on your selected degree programs by filling in a simple search for online degrees form.










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