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At Ed4Career, we believe that everything you learn changes you in ways that you would never expect. Lifelong learning is an absolute must in this era of constant change and disruption. It’s from this love for learning that we are partnering with Ed4Training in giving away 1 MILLION FREE professional development course programs!
Online education, when done right, is no easier than education provided in a brick and mortar building. However, to be a successful online learner requires a certain skill set. For some, these skills are innate. For others, they may need to be learned and practiced.
We all experience moments of feeling utterly unmotivated. For students, especially those juggling family, work and school obligations, staying motivated to complete schoolwork can be one of the toughest challenges when faced with so many demands for your attention. But don’t get discouraged! Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days.
Pick your most productive time
It’s very common nowadays to hear about adults returning to school. With the rise of online learning institutions and adult learning scholarship programs, there are more viable options to study for a degree later in life. We previously noted here on Ed4Career how adult learners are a unique demographic that colleges need to better understand. For instance, they prefer working to their own schedule, come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, and are heavily motivated to progress.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my time-management skills and increase my productivity. In the past I’ve written about how to work smarter, not harder and explored the difference between busyness and productivity. In more than a few blog posts, I have stressed the importance of taking frequent breaks to allow your mind to recharge and improve motivation.
It’s never a bad idea to add onto your resume’s skill section. Whether you are currently looking for a new job opportunity or exploring professional development, online courses make it affordable and convenient to upskill on your own time. Below, we’ve highlighted six courses that will allow you to add marketable skills to your resume!
Remaining teachable should be at the top of your personal and professional development goals. What does it mean to remain “teachable”? It means fostering, maintaining and pursuing the desire to listen and learn. By listening and learning, you will grow. Being teachable is not something that you’re born with, it’s not a matter of competence, it is more a matter of attitude. It’s being open to learning, and relearning, throughout your life.