Distance Learning Survival Guide

Distance Learning Survival Guide Plan

Using Axia’s Education Resources

A distance learning environment is obviously different than what we are used to growing up. However it is not much different than what we settle for when doing research or looking up useless information. Although most of us a very familiar with using the internet it is imperative we completely understand the system and options available by Axia College University of Phoenix. Like every college or university there will be research required as well as common skills associate with using a computer such as, Microsoft PowerPoint and using search engines. Getting familiar with the student platform is a must. The four main things that I find to be important are: knowing how to use the classroom platform, knowing how to utilize the library correctly to be most effective, using the Center for Writing or Center for Mathematics, and other great tools such as the Plagiarism Checker. Being familiar on how to get into and around the class is vital. Not posting an assignment in the correct location can dictate the grade for that student. If posted in the wrong forum one day a student can loose points for handing in late, which can effect the score when the class comes to an end. Using the library is also very important, students should realize that the library is not just a search engine such a Google or Ask.com, the way a person searches for a specific article can determine the outcome. Moreover, there are certain options which not allow certain writing works to come up. For example, if a student checks the option to only see Scholarly (Pre viewed) Journals. Other educational resources provided by Axia College is the tutorials which can teach a lot, with either little or no experience at all the tutorials help master a certain computer skill.

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Standardized Testing

Standardized testing is a highly debatable topic in which one may choose to or not to limit the usage of standardized testing. These tests should be removed from all high schools nation wide.

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What Mobile Phone Do Consumers Prefer

The purpose of the present study is to identify the association of age group regarding preference of a particular cellular service. In the era of globalization and information society, the fundamental role of telecommunication technologies cannot be underestimated. Pakistan’s mobile Industry is a dynamic and highly competitive market. Pakistan has the highest mobile penetration rate in the region. Cellular service subscribers are at 91.44 million growing @ 0.5%, and Cellular Mobile Density is 56.80 as of March 2009. As a result of unstable political situation and weakening macroeconomic indicators the growth in cellular segment has considerably slowed down. Thus, it is of growing concern to look at consumer buying decision process and shed light on the factors that finally determine consumer choices between different cellular services brands. For the purpose of our study five cellular service companies in Pakistan namely Mobilink, Ufone, Warid, Telenor, and Zong are selected. The findings provide that preference of a particular cellular service by a consumer is not independent of age group and it is concluded that there is some association exist i.e. preference of a particular cellular service by a consumer is dependent on age group.

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How to Keep Your Students Thinking

The popularity of Globalization of Education in the Philippines advances various ways to align our existing educational system with the world. It will eventually open a channel that will benefit our education in a positive way, sooner than we think it is possible that in the future we will begin to gauge our curriculum according to world standard. There is no way but to go forward to the Globalization – If we want to survive in a very competitive world.

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Education in Remote Areas

Today, education in remote areas falls far short of that in modern cities. The poor educational level in these remote areas deeply affects the improvement of society in these areas, the development of the economy and the overall improvement of our entire society.

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Jennifer Jenkins’s – The role of Teacher Attitudes and Identity

As stated in Jennifer Jenkins’s article entitled “Implementing an International Approach to English Pronunciation: The role of Teacher Attitudes and Identity” published in TESOL QUARTERLY, Vol. 39, No. 3 in September 2005, she carried out a research into the role of nonnative speaker (NNS) teachers’ attitudes and identity toward English accents so as to take a look at the feasibility of an English as a lingua franca (ELF) approach. The only method used in this research is interviewing. All the interviews which followed a pattern of twelve prompt questions were recorded, and discussed under three major themes: Accent Attitudes, Effects of Experiences and Teaching ELF Accents. Jenkins (2005) states that all eight NNES teachers interviewed were ambivalent regarding their attitudes toward their own English accent and their desire for native-like accent. The author goes on to say that every interviewee could recount at least one bad experience in English that had influenced the interviewee’s orientation of English accent. Additionally, she says that most interviewees said they would be happy to teach their students ELF accents whereas three of them showed some contradictions. The author concludes that the feasibility of an ELF needs further research.

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The Epic Question on the Status of the Invisible Air: Why Air is Visible

Air (as we know it generally) is Visible to the Eyes

Often I fail to understand how this simple concept could elude the greatly acclaimed minds of philosophers past. This basic thing, I would assume, should have been tackled first before we engage our minds to pore over much more complicated and onerous philosophical and scientific facts. As far as I have knowledge, none of the great thinkers gone, or those presently have delved deeper into this theme. That is why I would like to engage everyone into mulling over this issue. From here, I would then encourage everyone who is intellectually inclined to read through my arguments carefully and unhurriedly so that they can raise much more logical and deeper counter perspectives of this laborious matter. Nevertheless, I do not mean to say that these deliberations are for the boffins only; it is for everyone and anyone who is capable of rationalizing. I am personally (and definitely) not a boffin!

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