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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When to use a personal loan for education in Singapore

When a study loan is not applicable, Singaporeans can use a personal loan for education and school fees. Furthering your education and improving your skills are vital for advancing your career in highly competitive Singapore. However, professional certifications can cost thousands of dollars. For example, a 10-week part-time digital marketing course can cost S$5,000, while learning to code in iOS or Android can set you back around S$15,000. Even traditional fields such as Office Administration can cost around S$1,000 for a 2-day course. If you don’t have the cash for…

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What Happens When Careers Last 20 Years Longer?

Like many of my peers, I had thought that I could gently start thinking about retirement in my mid-fifties. But as my mid-fifties arrived, and as the debate about the human lifespan rages on, I’ve been confronting a new question: what if I live to 100? For more, I looked to a book by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott, two London Business School professors, called The 100 Year Life. Half the children born today, they say, have a 50% chance of living to 105. That’s up from only 1% a…

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What You’re Twice as Likely to Do When You Telecommute

Telecommuting is on the rise. As the number of folks who work from home increases, new data begin to emerge about their experience. If you’re considering telecommuting at some point in the future, the results of a recent survey should be of interest to you. (Photo Credit: mccun934/Flickr) Earlier this year, the firm Leadership IQ surveyed over 3,000 employers to try to learn a bit more about how telecommuters, mobile workers (folks who are in and out of the office), and traditional office workers compare and contrast. Recently, Leadership IQ…

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