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Recently, I had the pleasure of working with a gentleman born in India who has been in the United States for almost 25 years; working, raising his family and contributing to his community.  During breaks in our conference schedule, he shared with me his views on diversity and the steps he takes both in his personal and professional life to promote an understanding and acceptance of all types of people.


In this time of crazy schedules and always trying to cram more things into a busy day, I keep coming back to the saying, “there are only 24 hours in a day”.   We all have the same 24 hours, but for many people that just does not seem like enough time to get everything that needs to be done, well…… done.

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Last month, Ed4Online posed the question, “Have you ever taken an online course for your own Professional Development?”  

Expecting to receive more of the standard “yes/no” type of answers, I was pleasantly surprised by the number of people who took the time to share their personal experiences with online learning.

Labor Day means many things to many different people.  For some of us, it’s a day off of work, a time to relax with family and friends.  The holiday might be celebrated as one of the last days to take a trip, have an outdoor picnic, or hold neighborhood barbeques and firework displays.  For others, Labor Day represents the end of the summer and the start of back-to-school.  And for a few hold-outs, it’s the last time to wear white shoes until next season! 

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We’ve all experienced it one time or another.

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From time to time, Ed4Online polls our connections to get their viewpoint on a variety of topics.

This month, we'd like to know:  Have you ever taken an online course for your own Professional Development? Please click on this link to answer our survey and to tell us a little more about your experience:

As always, we thank you for sharing your professional opinion with us!

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A few months ago, released eLearning industry information for 2013.  Shift eLearning had reported the same statistics and more back in the winter of 2012.  After reviewing both the reports and the infographic; here are some highlights with regard to Corporations and online learning:

1.    77% of American Corporations use online learning for training on the job.

2.    Corporations now use eLearning as their second most important training method. Why? It cuts operational costs and is cost efficient.

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Multitasking?  No problem.  Or so I thought.  Juggling two jobs, two children, two offices and a husband gives me ample opportunity to stretch my multitasking muscles.  I used to brag about how much I could handle at one time. And I always thought that I was saving time by doing multiple tasks at once. However, I’ve learned that multi-tasking actually makes me less efficient in the long run, affects my short term memory and honestly creates quite a bit of stress in my life.

I remember when my oldest son was in elementary school and I was selected to chaperone a fieldtrip to see the play, “Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day”. To be honest, I remember nothing of the play (I was probably busy separating  pack of 7 year old boys and begging them to be quiet), but the title has stuck with me over the years and I frequently refer to it when I, myself, have a bad day.

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) refers to the skills of self awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationship management as they pertain to emotions.