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SHOW NOTES: In the MYTH WARRIORS™ series we are targeting ideas to begin to assess whether they are credible or not. The topic for this episode is, “Taking college courses online is easy!”
This is a myth. If you already have completed one or more college degrees, it is a myth yet you have a higher probability of success with this modality of college classes (as college classes are not easy whether online or on campus).
Is it “true” that many people are taking online college courses? Yes.
“According to Columbia University’s Community College Research Center, for example, about seven million students — about a third of all those enrolled in college — are enrolled in what the center describes as traditional online courses.” (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/opinion/the-trouble-with-online-college.html?_r=0)
If everyone is doing it (i.e., it is popular), it must be easy, right? Wrong.
“Students preferred direct instruction if they expected a course to be difficult, singling out math and science [...]. They also preferred a face-to-face setting when studying subjects they considered interesting or important, especially if the class was in their major. Many of the students said they learned more when the instructor is present.” (http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/25/local/la-me-ln-study-online-20130425)
“[C]ourses delivered solely online may be fine for highly skilled, highly motivated people, but they are inappropriate for struggling students who make up a significant portion of college enrollment and who need close contact with instructors to succeed.[…]” (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/opinion/the-trouble-with-online-college.html?_r=0)
Happy New Year everyone!
Below are topics that will be covered in today's episode:
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Online Courses for cheap at udemy. I heard about this place through the "Learning HTML and CSS With the Become A Web Developer from Scratch" article from Cult of Mac.The course usually costs $199 but was $39 this past week. Definitely worth it. The course is through udemy which is an organization that provides courses online anytime, anywhere for a decent price to learn about topics from web development and more. Check them out and download the app through your Google Play or App Store.
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Entrepreneur- business woman, Dawn has successfully created dynamic teams and business partnerships. Dawn’s knowledge and drive for results have propelled her to success in many endeavors. Dawn’ several businesses including a Physical Therapy Clinic, Real Estate, Business Strategy and Empowerment Courses, and is a Professional Speaker. Dawn is passionate about teaching, inspiring-empowering people to decisive action and creating a life they love and deserve.
A Trainer for the Anthony Robbins Companies, Dawn worked with top trainers and leaders on Peak Performance, Personal Development and Business Strategy. Her intuitive knowledge, combined with the depth of her personal and professional experience, give her the tools for creating lasting change for anyone who wants to live a truly Rich, Fulfilled and Abundant life.
Joe Tatta is a physical therapist and nutrition expert. He is co-founder of Premier Physical Therapy & Wellness, A licensed Physical Therapist and board certified in orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and a certified hand therapists from the American Society of Hand Therapists. His also certified in Nutrition for Fitness from the International Sports Sciences Association and trained extensively at the Clinical Nutrition Certification Board. He also actively lectures and mentors health and fitness professionals all subjects pertaining to health, fitness and wellness. Also an athlete, gymnast, Joe has a lifelong love of sports, fitness, physical therapy, and giving back to others.
Dual diagnosed* from an early age, Matthew Peters dropped out of high school at sixteen. He went on to obtain an A.A., a B.A. from Vassar College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. He has taught various courses in a variety of disciplines throughout North Carolina. He is committed to increasing the awareness and understanding of the dual diagnosed. Conversations Among Ruins (All Things That Matter Press, 2014) is his first novel. His second novel, The Brothers’ Keepers (MuseItUp Publishing, 2014), is a political-religious thriller that capitalizes on his love for history and research. Currently, he is working on a sequel to The Brothers’ Keepers.
*The term dual diagnosed refers to someone suffering from a mood disorder (e.g., depression) and chemical dependency.
Join us for a conversation that connects us to the Netherlands, art, animation, online learning and entrepreneurship. Dutch entrepreneur Anneke Camstra talks to us about art, teaching and animation. Anneke has traveled through the globe, made or took part in numerous expositions from coffee shops, galleries, hospitals to bigger international expositions. She has worked in an international community of sculptors in Italy, lived in Portugal and have worked for more than ten years in the cultural mixed artist studios in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam. Now Anneke's mission lies in the online world where she intrends to fire up people's creativity.
An entrepreneur artist, she has turned to online learning as a side hustle complement in her retirement. Listen in for a warm conversation about a entrepreneurial woman in the wisdom stage of life.
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"Before the Transition is the Transformation...Improving the lives of ex-offenders and at-risk youth"
Valerie and Rev. Ray talk with Mr. Lamont Carey, Founder and Executive Director of Contact Visits, a nonprofit organization assisting at-risk youth and ex-offenders.
Contact Visits was founded by Lamont Carey on June 7, 2001. The vision to form this company was birthed while Lamont was serving his own multi-year prison term. When preparing for release, Mr. Carey took classes in business management and non-profit management, marketing, accounting, finance, and other business-related topics. Additionally, he was offered stress and anger management, decision- making, substance abuse prevention, life skills, and other courses related to preparing to re-enter society that he felt were not effective.
Mr. Carey’s first responsibility with Contact Visits was to develop more effective programs to address the needs and issues surrounding soon-to-be released felons, ex-convicts, and troubled youth. He is also responsible for the daily management of all operations, finding locations for all three facilities, hiring and managing staff, grant writing and fundraising, bookkeeping, contract management, public relations, interaction with federal and local government agencies as well as other non-profit service providers, budgeting, sourcing of training and educational personnel, creation of curriculum programs, and marketing.
Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Lives discusses the value of universal access to Literacy and Digital Literacy for all public school students. His guest is Ms. Karuna Skariah a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools, the 17th largest school district in Maryland.
Karuna Skariah is a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher, and a teacher leadership coach. She has been an educator for twenty years. As a Maryland State Department of Education National Board Teacher Leadership Coordinator, she mentored teachers through the National Board Certification process with much success. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and English Literature. Karuna’s Equity Initiative for the students of Prince George’s County Public Schools advocates for literacy and digital literacy for every student. She advocates for 21st century college and career preparedness by providing crucial infrastructure of reading, technology and library/media teachers in every school. Karuna has been trained in the Common Core State Standards and continues to provide professional development workshops for public and private school educators. Her expertise lies in education performance management, school needs assessment, and teacher training with a concentration on Common Core. Her workshops focus on effective educational change through teacher driven discussions, trainings, and data driven planning. She provides teachers with best practices tools on how to generate critical thinking skills. As an adjunct professor, Karuna has taught graduate courses on teacher leadership at the National University, California.
K.Secret Dunbar is CEO/Founder/Creative Director of Jon Marc and Secret7; both under the umbrella of Seven Curves. Her passion for fashion began at the very young age of two, when she insisted on dressing herself.
Growing up she’d often altered garments for a polished fit as she developed her curves. Before graduating high school she secured a management position in retail; it was then when she realized fashion was not only her passion it was also her purpose. A few years later, she opened a brick and mortar; this was the beginning of her seeking a place in the fashion market as a retailer. Although the business was successful, it was still difficult for K.Secret to find manufactured garments to fit the curvy hourglass figure of her and customers with the "curvy woman" issue. Very frustrated she resorted to altering inventory to compliment the shape of hourglass curves. Eventually, she constructed an entire garment and from there was inspired to design for women with the same curvy women complexes.
K.Secret soon discovered with fashion design and apparel construction there was a need for fashion education. A stickler for perfection she closed the business and pursued a full time degree in Fashion Merchandise and Retail Management at the Art Institute of Washington. During her studies she discovered a great love for Fashion History, Product Development, Merchandise Management and Branding; these courses were the foundation of her future in fashion as a designer. Shortly before receiving a Bachelor’s Degree, her research solidified the demand for her niche in the market; women with hour glass curves. This revelation was the births of Jon Marc- a clothing line for women with hourglass curves, Secret7- the footwear line (coming soon), and Seven Curves- the online boutique.
"Live with Barrett" is featuring Dr. Majo Jacinto as a special guest on Friday, May 1, 2015. Shis is a whiz at financial matters, especiallytaxes. She has taken her finance background adn turned it into an entrepreneurial venture.
Dr. Jacinto’s academic involvement include publishing textbooks, training manuals and sponsoring NYSED approved curriculum for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. As a CPA, Dr. Jacinto is an actively engaged accounting practitioner serving for profit and non-profit organizations on Long Island, NY.
She is also actively sharing her knowledge through online learning courses.
Join us on Friday at 12 PM EDT for an enlightening conversation!
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Today’s guest: Dougall Fraser
Discussion topics: color intuition, colors for males and females, the color of love, seeing auras in 15 minutes
Dougall Fraser is a psychic and cosmic life coach, based in Los Angeles. He was born with the ability to see and "read" color energy and offers color courses on his website, including "Building Your Rainbow Bridge" and "Color is My Prozac", Dougall has appeared on The Dr. Phil Show, The Real Housewives of Orange County, and Dancing with the Stars. He is the author of the bestselling book, "But You Knew That Already: What a Psychic Can Teach You About Life." www.dougallfraser.com
About the host: Eleyne-Mari is a Color Luminary, certified color therapist and the director of Aura House School of Color and Light. She is the founder of Color Healing Radio, Color Therapy Month and the “Rainbow Writing” method. www.colortherapyschool.com
With Earth Day 2015 behind us, we are Speaking Frankly with Mike Huck of Irrigation and Turfgrass Services of California about the latest on efficient water management, the situaion CA golf courses are facing, and how water use will change in the next five years! Expect some interesting conversation between Frank and this former USGA Agronomist and WI native Mike Huck. Presented by DryJect, Maximus by DryJect, and True-Surface by Turfline.
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