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Practical tips on How (and How Not) to Use Social Media to Job Search

Social media, including sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, can help you find a job and connect with people who can assist you with growing your career.However, it’s important to be careful and consider what you should do on social media to aid your job search, here is a list of dos and don’ts when using social media for your job search: Do Create an Online Presence to showcase your skills and experience. Your online…

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Andragogy: what is it and how it applies to adult learning?

Andragogy, refers to “methods or techniques used to teach adults,” is a word coined in the 1800s by Alexander Knapp, a German educator, and popularized in the 1960s by Malcolm Knowles, an American educator whose focus was on adult education. Pedagogy instead is well known as a child-focused teaching approach. Comparison chart For Knowles, andragogy is premised on at least four crucial assumptions about the characteristics of adult learners that are different from the assumptions about child…

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Internet safety rules

Being online has many benefits especially when considering the acquisition of new skills in a lifelong learning overview that includes social media.Being online, however, unfortunately also involves risks for adults and youngsters, to mention only a few:Cyberbullying, phishing,  falling for scams, accidentally downloading malware.  Even though apps loom larger in most people’s daily online interactions than traditional websites do, that does not mean that the basic Internet safety rules have changed. Here below are the…

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Six teaching strategies for adult learners

According to Pointpark University Philadelphia,  by understanding adult students, you can become a better educator or trainer. Here are six key teaching strategies for making lessons more applicable for adult learners. 1.Keep It Relevant They have to understand how the skills they learn will improve their daily lives. If they believe a lesson will have a measurable impact, they will be far more likely to be engaged and internalize the lesson. 2. Remember Student Backgrounds Adult…

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