By Pat Hartley, MBA I am asked almost daily, “What is the difference between QuickBooks for the desktop and QuickBooks Online?” Or “Are they different?” Or “Aren’t they the same?” To give an answer is to be put in a quandary. You may as well ask, “What is the difference between the Windows operating system … Continue reading QuickBooks Desktop (Windows) or QuickBooks Online? What Is the Difference?
We are excited to announce the launch of our new title: Welcome to Computer Basics: Windows 10 and Office Online. It will be in-stock and ready for purchase on February, 22, 2016. This book uses our effective instructional design and provides you with an easy way to teach students basic computer tasks in a Windows 10 … Continue reading New! Computer Basics for Windows 10.
If you’re planning on teaching a QuickBooks course next year, we have news to share — and we’d like to hear from you in a survey. Intuit recently announced that educational site licensing (Lab Packs) and 140-day QuickBooks student trial software will not be available for QuickBooks Pro 2016. If you upgrade every year, or you … Continue reading QuickBooks is changing – are you ready?
Currently, 9.4% of college students study abroad. In an effort to increase this number, the Institute of International Education recently held a Generation Study Abroad Summit. The goals of this event were to promote the benefits of studying abroad and increase the number of students who study abroad, as well as diversify the types of … Continue reading Championing Study Abroad for the Future Workforce
Microsoft’s Office Suite is a mature and much-used product. According to the Verge, there are approximately 1.2 billion Office users worldwide. Being a mature set of programs, Office 2016 doesn’t have many new features, but there are a few key changes and additions. The most visual change in Office is the new look and feel … Continue reading Office 2016 Now Available
President Obama is working to gain support for his efforts to make community colleges free for qualifying students. At an event at Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan, Obama announced the creation of a national advisory board to promote the idea that education should be free for any student willing to work hard to achieve … Continue reading President Obama Gets the Ball Rolling on Free Education
The fall semester is beginning, and students are preparing to return to the routine of homework, all-nighters, and cramming for exams. The feeling of a fresh start that a new semester brings increases the motivation many students feel to apply themselves to their studies and succeed in their education. There are two types of motivation: … Continue reading Four Ways to Motivate Students
As internet usage has become so pervasive during the 21st century, it is highly beneficial to incorporate skills in navigating the World Wide Web into ESL courses. In additional to developing technology skills that will be critical to their success of ESL students in school and/or the workplace, the web is an excellent tool for … Continue reading The Benefits of Web Use for ESL Students
A small but significant number of immigrants who arrive to this country are elderly. Older learners can be defined chronologically, as between the ages 40-65, or by status, as midlife career changers, retirees returning to the labor force, displaced workers, and homemakers. While, contrary to popular belief, adults can learn language in the early stages … Continue reading Tips for Teaching Older Learners in ESL Classes
Retaining Adult ESL Learners in Class One challenge many ESL instructors face is retaining students in their classes. Throughout the semester, you may see your class size dwindle as students attend class irregularly, or disappear altogether. Some factors for this are beyond the instructor’s control; changing work schedules, family responsibilities, and transportation issues are some … Continue reading Increasing Retention in ESL Programs