When ideas get visibility: a career in storytelling

When ideas get visibility: a career in storytelling

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is, why pursue a career in storytelling or directing? Storytellers and directors develop a craft that goes even deeper than the movies, TV shows, and media we see; they develop important skills applicable to any industry. Here are six: Unique understanding of human nature Simplicity, as it relates to the human experience, is at the root of any good story, and we all know that stories help us connect to the simple, powerful parts of our humanity that make life worthwhile….

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How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

How to Get Student Loans When Returning to School

  If you’re looking to advance your career or increase your earning potential, going back to school for a master’s degree or professional certification can be an important step. However, the cost of returning to school can be expensive. According to education resource Peterson’s, tuition at a public university totals nearly $30,000. A private university could cost you close to $40,000. If you don’t have that much money in the bank, and few people do, you’ll likely have to turn to student loans to cover the bill. How to get student…

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Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Indian institutes pay heed when foreigners point out flaws but ignore our researchers

Interestingly, Indians are not bad at spotting bugs but are just wary. Indian hackers have topped bug bounty charts of Facebook, Uber, Google and others. BENGALURU: Indian ethical hackers are reaching out to Baptiste Robert, a French cyber researcher, to alert firms of flaws in their online assets as they fear local laws in the country does not give them protection for calling out such vulnerabilities. Organisations such as Bharat Sanchar Nigam(BSNL), the India Post and Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) have fixed those flaws after Baptiste Robert flagged the chinks in their…

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5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

5 ways to stay motivated when you are distance learning

There are so many pros to studying remotely but you need a lot of motivation to make it work. Source: Shutterstock. Distance learning is on the rise. But with online learning comes a need for (plenty of) self-motivation. Learning from home comes with many great benefits. You have near-total flexibility over your working hours, you don’t have to change out of your pyjamas if you don’t want to, you can have snacks whenever you want and, more importantly, you can even pursue other ventures like work or travel. But it isn’t without it’s…

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When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

When to Earn a Smaller Credential With Your Online Degree

For some students, an online degree alone may not be enough to fully meet their career goals. This was the case for LaShelle Morrison, a fifth-year student pursuing a doctorate in educational psychology partially online at the University of Iowa. “I am most interested in teaching and helping others to teach better, whether that be K-12 instructors or even faculty at colleges – so understanding how teaching works the best for various types of people in different populations,” says the 39-year-old. Beyond her degree program, she has earned two graduate certificates, both of which included…

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When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

When A Trip Leads To Career Change: 4 Women Who Quit Their Jobs After A Vacation

Anyone with a case of wanderlust knows the feeling of coming home from a vacation feeling refreshed and inspired. These four women took that feeling and turned it into a new career. Here, we hear the stories of the trips that changed their lives — and get some advice for how you can also transform your career through an amazing travel experience. Photo courtesy of Billy Huys Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, with one of her company’s signature throws in the background. WHO: Jala Smith-Huys, founder of Seek & Swoon, which designs eco-friendly knit throws inspired by beautiful places…

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What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

What Happens When Their School Doesn’t Offer Physics? Rural Students Head Online

This story is part of the special series United And Divided, which explores the links and rifts between rural and urban America. Schools in rural school districts often don’t have the budget or the teachers to offer students all of the courses they would like to take. One rural district in a Missouri county decided to offer credit for online classes in an effort to give its students the educational opportunities it can’t otherwise afford. In Jefferson County in eastern Missouri, the high school, middle school and elementary school that make…

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5 Things You Should Never Give up When Preparing for IIT JEE

5 Things You Should Never Give up When Preparing for IIT JEE

Indian Institute of Technology is the most prestigious engineering institute in India, and it is the most sought out college by students who want to become engineers. Securing a seat in IIT requires one of the most dedicated preparation. Along with exceptional arduous work, one must be agile and focused during their preparation. Since the syllabus is vast, and competition is challenging, one must stay focused and not lose hope during their journey. Several students opt for tuitions, reference books, and coaching institutes while preparing for JEE exam. However, a…

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Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

Why It’s A Great Idea To Change Careers When You Are 40

When I reached my mid-50s I decided to make a radical career change. I’d spent 25 years in industry in a series of increasingly senior HR roles with high profile companies and I had no real reason to abandon a career that was developing very well. No real reason, that is, except one, crucial one. I wanted something different. Much to the surprise of my friends and colleagues, instead of being a senior executive in an international company, I decided to become a teacher. It could, as many of them…

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When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

When Personalized Learning Is a Logical Fallacy

Personalized learning is not a product you can buy — it’s a set of strategies that teachers can implement, sometimes with the help of products that are designed to support those strategies. That’s an argument that my partner Phil Hill and I have argued here on EdSurge and elsewhere. But we’ve been disheartened to see a lack of interest in making that clear distinction, as evidenced most recently by the comments of a number of our colleagues in a recent Campus Technology article. After pointing out that many of the…

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