October 19th, 2012
These days, there may be something more valuable to job seekers than a four-year college degree: a two-year college degree.
Employment for Americans with an associate’s degree or some college has increased by 578,000 the past six months to 35.2 million, while payrolls for those with at least a bachelor’s are up by just 314,000 to 46.5 million, Labor Department figures show.
The trend underlines that some of the midskill jobs that disappeared in the recession are coming back and it may signal more lasting growth in such occupations. They include operators of computerized factory machines, heating and air conditioning repair people, X-ray technicians, medical records specialists and low- to midlevel managers. READ MORE VIA USA TODAY
July 31st, 2012
How to Confront Someone
Confronting another person is incredibly difficult, but being assertive in this situation can actually create a more positive relationship. One of the skills you can learn to deal with a confrontational situation is to try to keep in mind different parts of the confrontational “I” statement:
- The first part begins with when. You tell another person the specific behavior that is causing the problem. Here are examples: “When you drop your clothes and leave your shoes around the house” and “When you interrupt me.”
- In the second part, you describe the tangible effect the behavior or problem has on you: “When you drop your clothes and leave your shoes around the house, I trip over them.” “When I’m interrupted, I don’t get to finish what I am saying.”
- The third part describes your feelings that result from the tangible effect: “When you drop your clothes and leave your shoes around the house, I trip over them, and I’m afraid I’ll fall and get hurt.” “When I’m interrupted, I don’t get to finish what I’m saying, and I’m frustrated that I can’t say everything I want to.”
- The last part states what you’d like instead: “I would like you to put your clothes and shoes in the bedroom when you come home at night.” “I would like to be able to finish my sentence before you begin to talk.”
The confrontational “I” statement is just one of the useful skills you’ll learn in Get Assertive! It’s time to speak up for yourself!
Vivian Harte teaches Get Assertive! for ed2go
ed2go Online Courses- Assertive & Communication Skills Training:
Achieving Success with Difficult People
Keys to Effective Communication
July 16th, 2012
ed2go’s Grammar Refresher Online course makes the Wall Street Journal
From the Wall Street Journal- Work & Family Mailbox:
Q:I saw your column on grammar problems in the workplace. Are there online courses or books that might help me improve my written communication and grammar?
A: Many online high schools and colleges offer courses in grammar and writing, usually for $250 to $500. For a directory of schools that have met requirements of the Distance Education Training Council, an accrediting organization, see detc.org. Among them, Penn Foster Schools offers several courses. Go to pennfostercollege.edu and click on “individual courses” to find English composition and business-writing classes. Brigham Young University’s distance-learning program also offers a grammar class; on the “courses” menu at is.byu.edu, look for “university courses” and search for “English language.” Also, courses by Cengage Learning’s Ed2go unit can be found at ed2go.com by searching for “grammar.”
Enroll in ed2go’s Grammar Refresher
July 16th, 2012
Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published
I found this course to be very informative. It answered questions that I wanted to know about safely publishing my books. I feel much better and more confident in putting myself out there with all my writing and drawing. It is nice to know that I have been doing my submissions correctly. Thank you for having a teacher who really knows all about getting published. I have enjoyed this course. You have an excellent selection of online courses.
April 2012 – Student from University of North Dakota
Intermediate Microsoft Access 2010
This course enabled me to understand the databases that I deal with on a daily basis. I’m now able to recognize elements of my company’s database that need improvement. I’ve come a long way, thank you!
April 2012 – Student from Southeast Community College
Write Fiction Like a Pro
I really enjoyed this class and I can’t wait to take another class with this instructor. He made the lessons interesting, fun, and full of great information. I also liked that he had videos before each lesson which explained the topics that were going to be covered.
April 2012 – Student from California State University San Marcos
July 5th, 2012
ed2go is pleased to announce the launch of two new Instructor-Led Online Courses: Introduction to Photoshop CS6 and Intermediate Photoshop CS6. Photoshop is the world’s best-known photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. Discover the fastest and most effective ways to use Photoshop from an expert and former columnist for Photoshop User magazine, Sherry London.
Title: Introduction to Photoshop CS6
Instructor: Sherry London
Description: Students will learn how to use Photoshop CS6, the world’s best graphics program for photographers, to edit photos and create original images
Title: Intermediate Photoshop CS6
Instructor: Sherry London
Description: Students will extend their basic knowledge of Photoshop and learn how to enhance graphics by using layers, layer masks, and other advanced photo-editing features.
June 26th, 2012
Attention graduates of the ed2go Pharmacy Technician Career Training Program. **Job Alert** – CVS Pharmacy Tech in Texarkana: For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://jobs.cvscaremark.com/
• Use the following link: http://jobs.cvscaremark.com/
• Select Retail Stores
• Select Retail Hourly positions
• Select the ‘Pharmacy Tech’ position, Location: ‘Nationwide, Nationwide’
• Once you select that position, it will allow you to enter a City & State or Zip Code of the area (Texarkana)
Please mention ed2go!
June 25th, 2012
Introduction to QuickBooks 2012
This course gave me the confidence I needed to manage my company’s finances. Thank you so much for the course.
April 2012 – Student from Salt Lake Community College
Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach
This course was very informative and easy to navigate through. I would strongly recommend this course to others. It provided the skills and knowledge I needed to advance in my career path.
April 2012 – Student from Downingtown Area Recreation Consortium
Introduction to Illustrator CS5
I felt this course was extremely easy to follow and very beneficial…The screen shots and videos that capture the trickier moves were very helpful. I caught myself many times throughout the class in awe that I just created something I used to think was so complex. You really break the program down to smaller more manageable pieces and concepts. I feel more comfortable exploring, now that I have a basic understanding of how everything works…Thank you!
April 2012 – Student from Houston Community College
June 14th, 2012
ed2go is pleased to announce the launch of a new Instructor-Led Online Course: Mac, iPhone, and iPad Programming
The fastest-growing software market today involves mobile applications (or apps). In this course, you’ll learn to use the free Xcode compiler and the Objective-C programming language to program your own apps that you can sell through Apple’s App Store, reaching millions of potential customers around the world.
You’ll start with the basic steps to writing any program, then progress to using Xcode—the same compiler that Apple, Microsoft, Adobe, and many other companies use to write programs and applications. Along the way, you’ll explore examples and perform simple coding exercises to build your confidence using Xcode and Objective-C.
Even if you’re new to programming or have experience programming a different type of computer, this course will offer the guidance you need to build your own apps. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to find your way around Xcode and write Objective-C commands, so you’ll be ready to start creating your very own Macintosh, iPhone, or iPad programs.
June 6th, 2012
ed2go is pleased to announce the launch of a new Instructor-Led Online Course: Creating Classroom Centers
Discover how easy and effective classroom centers can really be! In this course, you’ll learn how to create and implement activities that boost independent learning in the classroom.
You’ll start out by learning what centers are (and aren’t), what benefits they offer, and how to make the most of them. Next, you’ll explore some very common mistakes teachers make with centers and gain tips for keeping your planning time to a minimum. You’ll also get step-by-step instructions for creating a centers schedule all your students can use independently—even if they can’t read. The insights you’ll gain will show you how to adjust your centers routine for both your fastest learners and those who need more time
More ed2go online courses for teachers
Teaching Smarter With SMART Boards
Singapore Math Strategies: Model Drawing for Grades 1-6
Guided Reading Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom
Teaching Students With ADHD
May 29th, 2012
SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed By Ryan Craig