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As summer approaches, I find myself reflecting on how technology has changed the face of education. From kindergarten to college, students are presented with more opportunities to embrace technology, expand their learning potential, and reach further into the world than previously possible. While part of me longs for the good old times of device-free days, textbooks and recess, the more logical part of me recognizes the many benefits technology has brought to the educational scene.
Lifelong learning, research shows, can make you richer, healthier, and happier. But finding time to fit that learning into our schedules can be difficult. Fear not! Busy professionals, parents of young children and anyone with full-to-the-brim schedules can work lifelong learning and personal development into their lives with the following suggestions.
Time. We all have 168 hours a week. How we allocate that time is just as different and unique as we are as individuals. However, there are many of us who wish for “just a few more hours in the day” to get things done. For example, have you thought about going back to school, or taking career training courses online, but are concerned on just where you’ll find the time to do that?
Recent conversations about work/life balance have got me thinking. Work is work – you know what your job is and, while daily tasks may vary, you clock in and (eventually) clock out. Life on the other hand, can be comprised of home, children, pets, and the associated errands, tasks, picking up, carpooling, maintenance, bill paying lawn care, and all of the wonderful stuff that goes along with it. There are always things vying for your attention. But what about finding time for yourself?
Looking to the future? Fast Company recently compiled a list of skill areas that experts recommend you brush up on for you to remain marketable through 2026.
The Babson Survey Research Group recently released it’s “Grade Increase” report showing that enrollment in online courses increased for the fourteenth straight year. The researchers also found that enrollment in online courses rose at a faster pace between fall 2015 and 2016 compared with the previous three years.