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June 6, 2018

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How Technology is Facilitating Education

June 6, 2018

Technology has changed just about every aspect of modern life, and education is no exception. Here are the most prominent ways that technological developments have facilitated education for everyone.

Online Degrees

Online degrees were once the butt of a number of jokes. It wasn’t long ago that an online degree was considered to be worth less than the paper it was printed on. However, things have changed a great deal in recent times. An online degree is now worth just as much as its traditional campus counterpart. As well as making education more widely available on a practical level, online degrees have also been game changing in making education more accessible to a wider audience.

In this way, online degrees have been revolutionary. They have made education available to a much broader section of society than had previously been able to access educational services. As cloud technology matures, and internet speeds continue to increase around the world, it is becoming ever easier to deliver high quality educational materials to students from around the world.

Educational Apps

Since the iPhone launched 11 years ago in 2007, the world of mobile software has changed dramatically. There are now apps available designed to help people learn and revise virtually any skill or subject you could possibly think of. Smartphone apps are a truly excellent learning resource, and they come at a fraction of the cost of most traditional resources available for those who want to educate themselves.

The best part about educational smartphone apps is that they cater to all age ranges and educational levels. This means that they have proven to be just as revolutionary in helping young children to take their first educational steps, as they have been in helping undergraduate students prepare for their doctoral level studies.

Finding Resources

The internet itself has proven to be extremely beneficial as far as educating people is concerned. The internet has not only put an unfathomable amount of information at the fingertips of the average user, it has also made it easier than ever before for those who want to learn to find the resources they need to do so. This doesn’t just apply to academic subjects either, someone in Las Vegas who wants to learn about cosmetology, for example, can search for ‘Beauty School Las Vegas’ and immediately find a range of suitable institutions and resources.

Revision

The internet is an excellent resource for those who want to learn new skills and information, but it is also a fantastic arena in which to brush up your existing knowledge. Whether you are looking for revision resources for young children, or seasoned professionals, the internet can help you.

Simulations

Not only is technology helping learning and revision through pairing people with the relevant information, it can also simulate real situations. There are now a range of professions, such as surgeon and pilot, which now train largely on computer simulations.

Technology is helping people of all ages to learn and revise in a variety of different ways. The modern world of education has been heavily influenced by technological developments, and it is likely that the future of education involves high technology.

Travel

Tips for Traveling With Cats and Dogs

June 6, 2018

One of the hardest things about packing up the motorhome and going on holiday is leaving our pets behind. After all, pets can make for tricky travel buddies. Cats and dogs are territorial and cats can struggle in an enclosed space with a dog where they cannot escape. Should they fight while on a trip, it can lead to the two pets becoming permanently unhappy with one another, even after returning home.

Fortunately, it is possible to train cats and dogs to respect each other’s space. With some preparation and training, your next road trip can be even more enjoyable with your pets along for the ride.

Train your pets

James Wellbeloved, pet food experts from the UK, has dispelled the notion that dogs and cats cannot cohabit. On the contrary, they can become the best of friends, provided they are introduced carefully and your home is setup so your dog respects your cat’s boundaries, and so your cat has somewhere to sleep, eat and go to the toilet where the dog cannot reach.

This same training can be applied before traveling, though it needs to be done more attentively. After all, if your pets are going to be traveling in a motorhome for long periods, your dog needs to know it is not okay to disturb the cat, just as it is important to keep the cat’s important belongings (bedding; food and water bowls; litter tray) high up where the dog cannot reach them.

The best way to do this is to take your pets out on longer and longer trips so they get used to traveling together in the motorhome. Allow your cat to find a space where they feel comfortable and then start to place their belongings there so they learn it is their own. Keep your dog away with a physical obstacle they cannot get around and discourage your dog from becoming overly playful with your cat. Cats often enjoy playing with dogs, but only for short periods, while a dog can often play all day and sometimes doesn’t know when he or she has gone too far.

For shorter trips, you can separate your pets with crates. However, this also requires training if they aren’t already used to them, as they will likely feel anxious if put in a crate without first being made familiar.

Rules for the journey

Once your trip has begun, there are a few rules you should follow to help keep things peaceful. Firstly, make sure to have plenty of food and water on board so they can hydrate themselves whenever they feel the need.

Secondly, don’t leave your pets unattended. They might fight if they feel trapped inside without you and, should they escape, they will be unfamiliar with their surroundings and will likely get lost.

Thirdly, don’t let your pets roam freely while you are moving. Use crates or limit their movement with a leash. Otherwise, something might fall on them in transit or they might distract you while you are driving and cause an accident.

Finally, stop frequently. Cats and dogs are prone to car sickness and might start to feel unwell if you are moving for hours on end. Besides, your dog will need regular walks to burn off some energy, as well as toilet breaks.

It might require some hard work but traveling with your pets should not be dismissed as impossible. With the right training and some patience, your pets can enjoy your holidays with you and learn to share the same space while respecting each other’s limits.