Online Library Science Degrees – What It Takes

Online Library Science Degrees – What It Takes

The knowledge to maintain information resources is a skill that requires a degree. Students seeking careers as librarians will find that online education is available. Accredited online colleges and universities provide information on what it takes to obtain online library science degrees that teach students the skills for their desired career.

The education to become a library is very specific and students have to meet the training requirements in order to successfully enter a career. Library science is concerned with correctly managing information by specifically organizing and disseminating resources. Training in online library science degree programs is focused and prepares students for professional work.

In order to step into a career as a librarian a master degree has to be obtained. Education approaches the skill set needed from a technological and information management standpoint. With the new ways of acquiring information available students are taught to understand databases and information structure. The field is broken down into numerous concentrations. For example, students that want to work in a government library would find an online school that offers a specialization in that area. The broad scope of possibilities teaches students how information is collected and disbursed in each field. A medical library catalogs and stores their information differently than a public library. Students can expect to take the same basic courses online, which may include:

  • Archival Practices
  • Information Access
  • Information Technology
  • Library Services

Education is centered on preparing students to enter the workplace and understand how to manage their chosen information … Read More

Reading – Teaching a Child to Read is Not Rocket Science

Reading – Teaching a Child to Read is Not Rocket Science

Teaching a baby to read is not rocket science. There is no mystery, special techniques or special methods needed; no special equipment or reading ‘scheme’ required. There is no one method such as phonics or whole word methods which is any more effective than another.

Reading schemes and trendy methods which go in and out of fashion are there to make money for the writers and proponents of the method and to make teachers lives easier. They are not for the benefit of the young reader who needs time and one to one input from an adult who can read and knows what to do to help and encourage the blossoming reader.

What is needed is a blending of all the different ways and methods which all have a part and to be responsive to the individual learning style and preferences of the child. Who better to do this than a loving parent who knows the child best of all.

Teach baby to read. It is the best bonding experience possible. What is better than snuggling up with your child with a book to share and enjoy together? Even the tiniest baby will respond to the sound of your voice and their brain will be stimulated and ‘primed’ to receive language which is essential to successful reading.

It is also the greatest gift you can give your child. It will give them an essential skill. It will equip them for a successful future and to take their place in the … Read More

A School Trip From Bermuda Takes a Science Tour of Orlando

A School Trip From Bermuda Takes a Science Tour of Orlando

Often teachers will approach me with a general idea for a trip to a certain destination. I work closely with educators to customize tours that reflect their curriculum and provide fun and interesting sites on the itinerary.

Heather Stevens is school Coordinator for Overseas Educational Tours. She is a Para Educator for pre-kindergarten through fifth graders at Purvis Primary school in Bermuda. She needed guidance and ideas for an educational trip to Orlando. Stevens wanted her students to visit Walt Disney World, and engage in the study of science.

Walt Disney World in Florida has some excellent science-focused educational programs in their Youth Education Series (YES). There are some specific programs geared towards the science student: Synergy in Science (Epcot Center), Wild by Nature (Animal Kingdom), Seaworld Education Program and Physics – Energy & Waves (Magic Kingdom). Disney World exhibits are used as examples of the direct application of technology and science. This hands on learning experience is fun and educational for students.

The Principal, Deputy Principal and teachers scheduled the student group for all of the programs mentioned above. Student favorites included Animation Magic, Physics – Energy & Waves and Animals of Florida. “The students have been learning about animals and their habitats,” commented Stevens, “and we have an annual science fair each February.” She continued, “the YES Programs about Everyday Chemistry and Physics were a great tie in for our students as well.”

Students also participated in the Synergy in Science Program at Epcot Center, where children are … Read More