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Lifelong Learning

Back to School is Not Just for Kids

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 09.02.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Professional development is essential for all those serious about advancing their career in a competitive marketplace. Whether you are looking to grow internally where you are, or externally in a new organization, your professional growth is your sole responsibility.

Advice to the College-Bound: Everything Important in Life Is Unknown

Christopher B. Nelson | Posted 08.14.2014 | College
Christopher B. Nelson

As a college president, I'm usually saying that our nation's colleges and universities help students come to know the unknown, and to grasp the vital importance of knowing. Yet there is something in "Everything important in life is unknown" that clarifies the proper role of colleges and universities.

Informal Learning Is Taking Over (Infographic)

David Blake | Posted 09.10.2014 | Education
David Blake

In today's information age, an individual's ability to learn is more critical than ever. Education is becoming a lifelong pursuit and is following the trend of general media consumption.

Learning the Real Meaning of Commencement

Stephen Marcus | Posted 08.09.2014 | College
Stephen Marcus

Let us be unequivocal in stating how dangerous it is to think that you have ever finished learning. If you believe that after college, that section on your resume labeled "Education" will be checked off forever, you're wrong.

If It's Good Enough for the Swiss, It's Good Enough for US

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning

Written by Kyle Coward, Writer, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning It's hard not to admire Switzerland for quite a few things - everything f...

Teaching From the Bottom Up

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?"

We'll All Be Having a Hacking New Year

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

The watchword is hacking, which used to imply something both geeky and malicious. Now it's the height of cool, and we'll be seeing it done big.

Why Older Women Are So Vital To A Country's Economic Success

Michael Hodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

Politicians and marketers take note: by mid-century, nearly 20 percent of the world's population will be women aged 50 and over, numbering nearly two-billion in total. Indeed, as the global population ages, the female demographic surges ahead.

A Creativity-Focused Agenda for Early Childhood Education Policymaking

Michael Nobleza | Posted 11.26.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

Addressing the shortcomings of the K-12 education system requires that we devote a lot more attention and resources to early childhood education. We must have the foresight to lay a solid foundation of lifelong learning skills.

Book Review of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

Just a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with several psychologists and neurologists who seemed to share the opinion that "brain fitness" is a me...

Learning Fiscal Policy -- and Lifelong Lessons

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

We are all students and learners and teachers. I write this in tribute to my greatest teacher from a student's perspective. Maybe you will stop to think of a favorite teacher, mentor or role model, and perhaps even reach out and say hello to them.

Facing Challenges in College and Beyond

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 03.05.2013 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

"Question authority": It means having a healthy skepticism about the world around us. As I often tell my students, there is no absolute social reality -- we perceive reality differently based on who and what surrounds us. And my reality may not always match yours.

The Future of Education: Constant Schooling

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Marian Salzman

Worldwide, wherever possible, young people are spending longer in education. When it's effective, they learn more, they become more skilled, they are better able to get jobs and earn a decent living. Even so, just leaving college with a good degree is no longer enough.

Grades and Vocation

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Norma Cook Everist

As a teacher, I have long advised against using grades as motivation for learning. Well yes, I suppose it works, but I don't like it that it works.

Beyond Information Transfer: An Initiation Into Lifelong Learning

Michael Roth | Posted 07.04.2012 | College
Michael Roth

Our campuses should be places where diversity leads to learning as students come to see differences among people as a deep resource for solving problems and seeking opportunities. Online education can complement this educational environment. But it does not replace the need for it.

For A Stroke Survivor, An Unexpected First Day Of School

Myra Demeter | Posted 06.30.2012 | Fifty
Myra Demeter

Before Dan's first day of school, we checked the bus schedule a million times. He chose his clothes the night before and prepared the items in his new messenger bag. As the bus pulled away, I got a reassuring smile from the bus driver. Was the twinge in my stomach so obvious?

Making a Difference: April Is Community College Awareness Month

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 06.18.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Community colleges serve often as the access point for education and can also be a catalyst for economic development. Here are five tips about community colleges and your way to celebrate as well as honor them this month.

A Passionate Curiosity for Learning

Kevin P. Chavous | Posted 06.03.2012 | Education
Kevin P. Chavous

We must work to change the national discourse on education. We have a duty to encourage children to study not only because they have to, but also because they should have a desire to learn.

The Global Search for Education: A Life of Learning

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.15.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In 2009, Sir David Watson received the Times Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Award. I had the opportunity to get Sir David's views on higher education and a life of learning.

How Technology Will Disrupt Learning for a Lifetime, Not Just in the Classroom

Audrey Watters | Posted 06.11.2011 | Education
Audrey Watters

The Internet is a huge boon for "lifelong learners" too, those students -- students of any age -- that are pursuing educational opportunities in informal settings and outside degree programs.

Concentric Circles of Service

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jeffrey Abelson

There's a missing link in our quest for a good and equitable society. In addition to volunteering, we must educate ourselves and impact our government to achieve lasting change on prominent issues.

Are You Making The Most Of Your Career? (VIDEO)

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

As an employee, you can be fulfilling your own objectives within such an organization -- not just financially but also your personal ethos and values -- the natural drive to make the most of your life.