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November 21 2017, 7:47AM PST

Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy: A Comparison

Massage therapists and physical therapists are both concerned with the muscular system of the body. Both may receive training in anatomy and physiology, as well as kinesiology. And both may identify problems with a client's muscles during treatment.

The similarities, however, end there. Massage therapists use touch to manipulate muscles for stress reduction, pain relief, injury rehabilitation, and more. Physical therapists diagnose and treat physical ailments that limit movement using a variety of tools and equipment. The careers are quite distinct in [Read More]

5 Reasons to Get an Art & Design Degree Online

Careers in art and design are moving online -- so consider getting your art and design degree online too. Online career training programs in art and design offer flexibility. Whether you're looking for an advanced MFA program or a basic associate's degree, explore online degrees in art and design to learn more about the training that can benefit you for years to come.

1. Gain Essential Computer Knowledge

Work opportunities in the design world are increasingly found online. If [Read More]

Careers in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is remaking the IT landscape with a simple innovation: the migration of computing from a centralized, single-tenant IT architecture to a distributed, multi-tenant architecture spanning a vast network of PCs. Cloud Computing Journal describes the technology as "the infrastructural paradigm shift that is sweeping across the enterprise IT world." The new IT shifts the emphasis from desktop hardware to data, impacting work styles, IT resource management, and your IT career opportunities.

What Is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing redefines the data [Read More]

Careers in Adaptive Learning

Right now "Adaptive Learning" is mostly just a buzzphrase tossed around by academics, venture capitalists, and sagacious entrepreneurs -- but it will be coming to a web browser near you soon.

Its an elusive term, meaning many different things to different people. What almost everyone can agree on is that data mining will be brought to education. Just like Google uses historical data from past searches to provide better-targeted search results tomorrow, some company or companies (and dozens are currently duking it [Read More]

Want a Career as a Professional Coder?

Do you get excited by technology and enjoy problem-solving? You may have a bright future in the field of computer technology. Careers in computer technology run the gamut from web development to software design to artificial intelligence research.

These and other careers in computer technology can be broken down into several categories:

  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Information technology
  • Software engineering
  • Computer engineering

Each of these fields offers numerous career options. Choosing the best degree in computer technology depends on your job aspirations and educational objectives.

Best Degree Programs in [Read More]

Degrees for a Career in Education

Educators aren't just school teachers. People who get education degrees work as corporate trainers, professional development leaders, guidance counselors, administrators, and much more. What educators share is a passion for their subject, and the desire to help others succeed in learning.

Degree Programs for School Teachers

Many jobs in education are available through schools, including preschools, public schools, and private schools. Each of these has somewhat different educational requirements.

  • While some preschool teachers enter the field with as little as a high school diploma, [Read More]

Accredited vs. Unaccredited Schools

If you are thinking about getting your degree online, you have a daunting task in front of you. What's legit, what's a scam? You can find disgruntled former students complaining on discussion boards about every school, for every conceivable infraction. It's not easy, but there are ways to narrow your search. One important first step is to check the credentials of online degree programs.

Accredited Online Schools

Accreditation is a system of review of the educational practices and program quality of educational institutions [Read More]

Teaching Online: The Future of Education?

So you want to teach? Wonderful! Welcome to a long line of wise, noble humans with a lineage dating back thousands of years.

In fact, one could argue that the art of teaching has changed little since the days of Socrates: one with knowledge imparts said knowledge to one desiring knowledge, seated nearby. This model survived the Dark Ages, The Reformation, The Industrial Revolution -- you get the picture.

But now we live in the information age. The internet is in the [Read More]

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