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Managing Conflict by Moving from "No" to "Yes"

Conflict is something that most of us experience from time-to-time in our lives but many of us don't know how to deal with that conflict. Conflict can occur in the workplace, at home, among friends, in politics and just about anywhere else. Understanding the nature of conflict and how to overcome obstacles can help you getting what you want and diffuse explosive situations. Those who learn to manage conflict find that they live in a much more receptive environment to their ideas and needs. They minimize the negative effects of conflict and enhance new opportunities. Understanding and knowing how to manage conflict can lead to all types of new pathways that were once closed.  The presentation created by the business instructor Bill Davis.

Webinar: Moving A Classroom-Based Course To Online Or Hybrid

April 23, 3:00-4:30 (Eastern) online webinar Online learning is a growing trend. As such, instructors need to be prepared to develop an online course that increases student engagement and learning. How do you decide which delivery mode is best suited for your course? Face-to-face, online, or hybrid? What are the benefits of online or hybrid courses? What are the best practices for developing and delivering online or hybrid courses? This webinar will answer some of the more frequently asked questions for those thinking about creating a successful online learning environment. Participants will be able to articulate the benefits of all delivery methods in an effort to select the best platform for their specific courses. - Understand the growing trend in online learning - Articulate the benefits of online or hybrid delivery methods - Describe best practices for developing and delivering an online or hybrid course - Identify tools for assessing whether a course fits comfortably

Dean of University of Oklahoma Honors College Discusses Higher Edu Change

A recent video dean David Ray of the University of Oklahoma Honors College discusses the value of higher education and how that education will need to change to encourage greater skill development in students. He talked for nearly 20 minutes on TEDxOU to discuss the changes in higher education, how that education is viewed by students and faculty, and where it should move.  The discussion includes information on past recessions and when the economy recovers most employers began to hire again. More modern recessions, including the Great Recession, have seen a jobless recovery. This means that it took 12 or more months for employers to start hiring and this in turn created a shift in the type of jobs and skills employers are looking for.  This shift has created a need to encourage more rigorous academic standards. Students read about half the amount they did in the past and engage in college much less. There is a lack of motivation from students while the job skill requiremen

Webinar: A Campus-Wide Approach To Improving Higher Order Thinking Skills

When: Tuesday, February 25, 1:00-2:30 EST Type: Online Webinar Host: Innovative Educators http://www. innovativeeducators.org/ product_p/2105.htm Overview: One of the most exciting innovations in higher education in the past few years has been the development of High Impact Practices. Building on platforms such as service learning, internships, and other active and collaborative learning experiences, researchers such as George Kuh have articulated pedagogical guidance for making an impact on educational experiences inside and outside of the classroom. These practices have been demonstrated by decades of research to improve student learning and success. They have also been linked to the development of Higher Order Thinking Skills. In an age in which higher education is transitioning from models that stress knowledge acquisition to an emphasis on critical thinking, reasoning skills, and information literacy, these programs provide practical ways to pursue these important goals

British Report Highlights the Advantages of International Education

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Education is going global and the economics are in place to make this happen. According to a study in 2013 by the British Government entitled International Education: Global Growth and Prosperity the field of international education is a growing trend that contributes significantly to the economic strength of the UK. Online education is a partner in ensuring that UK stays a leader in the educational market overseas.   The educational sectors are expected to grow in the future. Growth in primary and secondary education internationally is also growing. A majority of emerging societies are focused on increasing students in higher education to improve their economies.  Universities will find their products in dire need in the future. Exportation of the British educational system is worth about £17.5bn dollars annually. Such wealth is contributing to their economic development and now that financing is considered sustainable additional educational opportunities will be availab

The Development of Business Education in History

Cecil Bohanon reviews the themes of business education from 1900 to 1930 to see which issues were resolved at this time in history. The research evaluated curriculum content, professional nature of business and business schools, social responsibility of corporate managers, and the desire to integrate business curriculum. These entry-level business school concepts continue today in a more complex form. The very first business and commerce colleges started in the 19 th century lead by The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1883. Business communities, who wanted their sons to learn about business with a liberal education, started the very first colleges. To the business community it was a way of formalizing a period of apprenticeship.   At this time in history, many families ran a business to maintain their needs and it was expected their sons would start their own or take over the family business. Either most of the bright high school students went direc