Online Computer Education for Old People

Today, nearly every aspect of our lives is steered by computers whether its web conferencing, gaining access to news or else, but for old people this entire thing is not less than a huge cultural change. The reason behind it is that alike today’s young kids they were not raised with tablets, notebooks and personal computers. Due to this reason majority of the seniors citizens are not familiar with usage of computers. In fact, they treat computer more like an alien.

That is very much understandable, but in this era where every other person heavily relies on computer and technology, unfamiliarity with the computer can frustrate old people. Thus, to avoid such a situation below we have provided a guide that will let old people know why they should get familiar with the computer and from where they can learn to use this machine.

Why Old People Should Learn Computer
Computers are swiftly dominating social scene. In this situation, old people who cannot even send an email, does not use social networking websites or type extremely slowly may begin to feel lonely or cut off from the rest of the world. While others, who try to use these things without any basic knowledge may face embarrassment. For instance, they feel really awkward when they post a private message on a wall or public forum.

Furthermore, not every old person falls in the category of retire people, so the ones who wants to retain a position or gain a promotion in their job should also need to learn basic computers skills. In fact, some may need even more advanced knowledge of computer in order get back to a job. In brief, it’s unavoidable for any old person to ignore computer in a time when people pay their bills or transfer money from one to another account without moving an inch from their house.

Basic Computer Skills
The basic computer knowledge is for those old people who have no idea about these machines. Thus, such people need to brush up their computer skills at least by gaining basic knowledge of computer. For instance they should study how to type at decent pace, if for some reason they cannot do that then, use of voice recognition software is not a bad idea. In order to communicate with people through email and social media, apart from learning how internet really works. Besides, it is also necessary for seniors that they should also learn how to identify a scam, malware and use Microsoft Office.

Advanced Computer Skills
On the other hand, seniors who know how to communicate and create documents through computers may require more advanced skills. That can range from usage of spreadsheets to computer programming to web development or even photo editing. The best way to gain the knowledge of advanced computer skills is by finding free online courses or training programs that will them to gain knowledge of such complex skills.

Where to Gain Knowledge of Computer
Enrolling in a program of an institute or college can prove costly for the seniors therefore, its better that they should opt for Massive Open Online Courses that are also called MOOCS. There are several advantages of opting for MOOCs, as first of all they offer courses at extremely affordable prices and in some cases free as well. Like ninthd (9th D) that has recently launched international certifications in Pakistan with the help of top foreign institutes like UKCET and iCarnegie Global Learning that is powered by Carnegie Mellon University of USA.

You can learn HTML from scratch by opting for ninthd’s Web Developer course and the best part about this program is that old people can take its lectures online at any time and from any where. Above all the prices of ninthd’s international certification are extremely affordable as they range from 12,000 Rs, to 25,000 Rs.

Cisco Netacad Providing Global Networking Education To The Students

These days, getting a good paying job is a dream for everyone. But the economic downturn and scarcity of job in the market make difficult to acquire good job. People are not getting job after the completion of the formal studies. Skilled labours are in demand in industries for doing the various works so there is a need of the technical education. Some of the candidates are not getting their preference job even after getting trained in technical courses. So, one should be careful in choosing the field and career by looking at the job opportunities in the market. IT field is rapidly growing and producing lots of job opportunities for the trained professional. Hence, the candidates are going for the IT courses to get job instantly after the completion of the course.

Companies are using the modern devices and technologies in doing the work but it is not possible without a good network services. More network service is being demanded in market due to the establishment of more industries. So, many industries came in the market to provide the education to the student willing to pursue a career in this field. Cisco Netacad is one of the best organizations providing the networking education to the students worldwide. It has established hundreds of institutes around the world providing education according to global standard. Students are trained according to a fixed model of training made by the expert in the institute. After the completion of the training, students become expert in the networking field and get job in industry.

Training for students starts with the primary course in the Cisco institute after passing the test to get admission. Elementary course builds the foundation in the networking field and help in studying further. To get more skills and knowledge, students study further in the networking area in the institute. Candidate wants to get knowledge about the medium sized network during the professional course. After the end of the training students have to pass two exams to get the Ccnp certification from the organization. In this course, students are trained in the medium sized network device to large devices to gain more advanced knowledge and skills. So, the students get job in the good companies due to its skills and knowledge of network arena.

Every candidate going for the networking courses wants to go for the most sophisticated training in the networking area. This is considered an important milestone in networking area by the students. This is an internet expertise course which requires special devices and lab for the training. So, the students should look at the lab facilities and teaching faculties before going for Ccie training. During the course, students are trained to install, configure, and troubleshoot large and complicated networks. It requires expertise and hard work of the student to pass the exams in one attempt. Special guidance by the qualified teacher is required for the students during the theory and practical classes. Hence, recruiters like to induct the expert network professional in the industry to solve their problems. Go for this course from the Cisco certified institute to get high end guidance and facilities for the training.

How Is Holistic Education Different from Traditional Education?

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Holistic education is an alternative way of both teaching and learning. It looks at the whole student and their life experiences. It connects the different school subjects to teach them in context of each other. The student takes more responsibility for their own learning in holistic education. Supporters say holistic education rejects rote learning to help the student build critical thinking and teamwork skills while developing greater self-confidence.

What Is Holistic Education?
Many people think holistic education is a new concept introduced in the past century. It can actually be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who looked at the world as a single whole. Its most famous practitioner may be Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and educator. She believed children are born learners who need a supportive environment to bring out their natural talents. She did not believe tests were useful tools for assessing learning.

Echoing Montessori, the Learning Policy Institute says holistic education programs engage the student at the social, emotional and academic levels. This is where learning happens, the institute says in a 2018 article, “Educating the Whole Child: Improving School Climate to Support Student Success”

“Emotions and social relationships affect learning. Positive relationships, including trust in the teacher, and positive emotions, such as interest and excitement, open up the mind to learning. Negative emotions, such as fear of failure, anxiety, and self-doubt, reduce the capacity of the brain to process information and to learn. Learning is shaped both by intrapersonal awareness, including the ability to manage stress and direct energy in productive ways, and by interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact positively.”

The Learning Policy Institute calls holistic education “democratic learning” because it gives the student a voice in what they learn and how they learn it. Traditional teaching happens from the top down. The teacher gives information to the student, who must pass a test of some kind to prove they’ve learned the lesson. In a holistic classroom, the student shapes their own learning, applying new information to what they already know and relating it to their own personal experiences.

Differences from Traditional Education
The overarching difference between the two forms of education is that traditional education emphasizes results in separate, unrelated subjects. By contrast, holistic education focuses on the process of learning and teaches different subjects as one interrelated whole.

Here are 3 key ways in which the differences come to life:
A Dynamic Classroom
Traditional classrooms have rows of desks and chairs. The students sit in them and passively listen to the information that the teacher gives them. They may talk only when the teacher allows it. In a holistic classroom, students arrange the classroom in many different ways, depending on what they will be learning. They might sit in pods of three or four seats for group discussions. They might work at tables holding lab experiments or art projects. There’s plenty of noise as students share their ideas and discoveries. The activities truly engage them.

Learning Self-Confidence
Holistic educators believe it’s their job to help students survive in the real world. That begins with instilling self-confidence. Failure is a frequent concept in traditional classrooms. When the point of a lesson is to pass a test, the student can feel discouraged from trying again. Holistic classrooms teach resilience and perseverance to help overcome challenges. They recognize that every student learns in a different way and at a different pace. It’s important to respect those differences. Students learn to value themselves and their abilities. They learn healthy ways of developing family and social relationships and how to face difficulties in life and overcome them. The result is increased confidence that sets up the student to continue learning and growing, both academically and emotionally.

Real Learning, Not Memorizing Facts
Today’s traditional classroom emphasizes testing – holistic supporters say a better word is “obsessed” – and rote learning. In these traditional settings, teachers “teach to the test” – focusing on facts that the students will just regurgitate in a test. Holistic schools teach skills that students need in the real world, like collaboration and teamwork. Lessons focus on topics in creative ways that encourage critical thinking. Students engage in cross-disciplinary learning that inspires them to learn more. They might study science by writing and producing a short film about a prominent scientist. They could apply what they’ve learned about geometry, history and art by building a scale model of a famous monument or building. In the process, they might feel inspired to become doctors, architects or even historians.

Challenges of Holistic Education
Although holistic education has many benefits, it’s not for everyone. It’s difficult to introduce it in traditional settings, where parents and other school staff may be uncomfortable with its unconventional ideas and methods. And if a student has been in a traditional, results-oriented setting for many years, it may take a long time to adjust to a more fluid classroom. Schools can introduce elements of the holistic approach while still adhering to traditional standards. Even a small taste of holistic education can help the student develop confidence and may ignite curiosity to continue learning long after they’ve left formal schooling.