Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Technology That Can Make Your Life Easier

Simplify Your Career Paths and Goals


Tablets, smartphones and even computers can distract us from our educational goals. We load them up with movies, games and applications that can distract, entertain and hinder us from typing up an essay, paying attention in the classroom or remembering to finish an assignment.

The technology meant to distract you can also help educate and even provide us with precious resources to complete our career goals; perform well on an assignment; and elevate our professional knowledge. Blogs and databases can help us discover new information; design new career paths; and simplify our careers and goals.

Educational Databases


Most students who venture off to college or return to school remain unaware of the free educational resources available to assist them in completing a program or degree. You could spend hours conducting search-specific queries at local colleges and universities' website until you find a specific program or degree, or you could visit an educational database that simplifies your research.

Let's say an online IT program appeals to your work schedule and interest. You could visit several third-party links to find out more information about a program. You may also waste several hours attempting to find a program that matches your interest by visiting third-party links, or you could just visit a database for online IT programs to simplify your search.

Most databases provide you with information about an online educational degree; let you choose a program; review the type of courses necessary; and answers any questions. There is not visiting external links. There is no driving to the university or school. You don't even have to wait in line to speak to your counselor. You just select, click and read.

Educational Blogs


Hundreds of current and past students submit loads of educational information onto personal blogs, from improving your writing skills to helping you understand computer programs. No matter what the subject may be, chances are someone is blogging about it.

Say you wanted to improve your IT networking skills. You have reviewed a few books. Asked your professor some questions. Even attended private lectures, but you feel unfulfilled. An IT blog may serve as the perfect starting point for discovering new practices and methods your professor, book and even lecture may not have discussed. Personal blogs can serve as great online sources for simplifying day-to-day tasks and elevating your ability to complete assignments for a job.

For more information, you can check out educational websites that feature a wealth of professionally written information, and personal technology blogs that often discuss professions and product-specific topics.

Sources:


ERIC

Dept of Education Western Australia

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