How mentors help students achieve their dreams

study international | September 23, 2019

Having a mentor in college is somewhat overlooked. They can be instrumental for future success, helping students achieve their career aspirations and personal goals. A mentor can be a faculty member or a professional who is working in the industry you’re interested in – someone who you trust, particularly connect with and find comforting to be around. University life can be daunting and sometimes overwhelming, which is why mentors strive to guide you down the right career track and offers a listening ear whenever you need it. At the recent Asia Young Designers of the Year Awards 2018/19 (AYDA), held in conjunction with the 11th edition of AYDA International Summit, two Malaysian students of interior design and architecture won first prize based on their innovative designs, supported by their mentors. The AYDA was first launched in 2008 as part of Nippon Paint’s vision to nurture the next generation of design talents, as a platform to inspire architecture and interior design students to develop their skills through cross-learning opportunities and networking with key industry players.

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The notion might defy standard logic, but having fun while learning is a good thing. It’s evidence-based: enjoyment heightens engagement and retention an excellent reason to include gameplay in our blended learning campaigns.Game-based learning and gamification must be thoughtfully designed, drawing on the psychology of play and its usefulness as a learning strategy. InSync Training tapped into the expertise of fourteen experts for advice and guidance on game-based learning and gamification.

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The notion might defy standard logic, but having fun while learning is a good thing. It’s evidence-based: enjoyment heightens engagement and retention an excellent reason to include gameplay in our blended learning campaigns.Game-based learning and gamification must be thoughtfully designed, drawing on the psychology of play and its usefulness as a learning strategy. InSync Training tapped into the expertise of fourteen experts for advice and guidance on game-based learning and gamification.

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eLearning Brothers Introduces the Strategic Learning Blueprint to Help Organizations Access and Improve Their Modern Learning Strategy

eLearning Brothers | October 11, 2021

Learning solutions leader eLearning Brothers today announced a new strategic consulting service, the Strategic Learning Blueprint that evaluates an organization’s existing training, architects a custom plan, and activates a modern learning strategy. Businesses can’t afford to provide training that doesn't work,Organizations need effective learning solutions that are engaging, change behaviors, reduce costs, and deliver results. As an end-to-end learning solutions provider, eLearning Brothers is uniquely positioned to develop custom training for organizations, whether that’s virtual reality, gamification, or other types of interactive learning experiences. Andrew Scivally, Co-founder and CEO of eLearning Brothers Joining the eLearning Brothers team to spearhead the Strategic Learning Blueprint is Treion Muller, the new Chief Solutions Architect at eLearning Brothers. Treion has close to 20 years of experience innovating, developing, designing, digitally transforming, and strategizing in the learning and development space with some of the largest L&D players in the world. The Strategic Learning Blueprint has 3 simple steps: STEP 1. Assess - We start with an assessment of your existing training plan, offerings, and technologies and identify training needs, objectives, and behavioral change gaps. STEP 2. Architect - We design a custom learning plan for your specific training needs and objectives based on what is discovered. This includes selecting the right solutions, technologies, partnerships, and modern learning approach. STEP 3. Activate - We launch your modern learning training solutions, accountability processes, and success tracking system to assure your goals are achieved. Implementing the Strategic Learning Blueprint changes behaviors, reduces training costs, and achieves measurable ROI. You then empower learning rockstars for your organization. Organizations can contact eLearning Brothers to schedule a FREE strategy session. About eLearning Brothers eLearning Brothers is a leader in learning technology solutions that enable organizations to conquer performance and development challenges. The company offers a one-stop-shop for learning development and delivery, ranging from strategic consulting and custom learning development to content libraries and development tools, all paired with an easy-to-use platform for delivering and tracking learning. eLearning Brothers helps everyone create and deliver measurable learning experiences that rock.

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Beyond Med School: MEDSKL works with RBC to launch free online financial education for medical students

MEDSKL | November 29, 2021

With the average total debt of medical school graduates now exceeding $200,0001, and financial stress and uncertainty contributing to doctor burnout, building financial acumen is more important than ever for the next generation of physicians. MEDSKL, a leading e-learning platform which reaches medical students from more than 400 universities globally, aims to tackle this issue with the launch of a dedicated financial literacy channel. Financeology: where medicine, business and personal finance intersect will help medical students and new doctors improve their knowledge of personal finance and practice efficiency. Launched in collaboration with RBC Healthcare, the channel offers the next generation of physicians key personal finance strategies to help them make sound financial decisions so that they can focus on what matters most: helping patients. "Student debt has risen three-fold over the past few decades. This is causing significant doctor stress and burnout," said Dr. Sanjay Sharma, a professor of ophthalmology at Queen's University and the founder of MEDSKL. "We have partnered with over 200 leading specialists to help teach students around the world how to be better clinicians. Today we are excited to launch our Financeology channel to address another core need: how doctors can make good personal and business financial decisions." MEDSKL's Financeology channel launches with a series of animated lessons focusing on the concept of good versus bad debt. The channel will feature modules to educate doctors about business fundamentals, and making their practices more efficient as the cost of operating a clinic increases, while managing increased patient demand as our population ages and as the impacts of the pandemic evolve. The channel is accessible for free to students, residents, and doctors at medskl.com. "We've worked with MEDSKL to co-create financial content that's relevant to medical students in the early stages of their careers. Many students have a learning gap when it comes to managing their personal finances. The MEDSKL platform enhances the training doctors receive at medical school to help them prepare for their careers, and life after school. We're proud to support MEDSKL and their innovative and accessible approach to e-learning, and our collaboration reflects the core mission of RBC Healthcare to support the personal and professional needs of healthcare professionals throughout their journey from student to practitioner." Flora Do, Vice President, RBC Healthcare About MEDSKL MEDSKL is a leading e-learning platform that helps medical students from over 400 Universities become better clinicians. Its core medical content, created by award-winning medical experts in over 25 specialties, addresses the 150+ clinical presentations that are the foundation of medicine. About Dr. Sanjay Sharma Dr. Sanjay Sharma is an eye surgeon and professor of ophthalmology at Queen's University. He has authored over 200 articles and three books and has received awards from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research, the Association of Faculties of Medicine in Canada, and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The creator of a series of e-learning platforms, Dr. Sharma completed his medical training at Harvard University. About RBC Healthcare RBC Healthcare was created to address the needs of healthcare professionals at every stage of their learning journey and career. RBC Healthcare has a network of more than 1,000 RBC Healthcare Specialists who are trained to understand the unique financial needs of healthcare professionals at each of their life stages. The RBC Healthcare Advantage and RBC Healthcare Advantage Pro plans are designed to deliver solutions to address the financial, lifestyle, and practice management needs of eligible healthcare professionals who join, or are already banking with RBC. About RBC Royal Bank of Canada is a global financial institution with a purpose-driven, principles-led approach to delivering leading performance. Our success comes from the 88,000+ employees who leverage their imaginations and insights to bring our vision, values and strategy to life so we can help our clients thrive and communities prosper. As Canada's biggest bank, and one of the largest in the world based on market capitalization, we have a diversified business model with a focus on innovation and providing exceptional experiences to our 17 million clients in Canada, the U.S. and 27 other countries.

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Prepaze Academy Launches The Most Student-centric Educational Franchise

Prepaze Academy | November 25, 2021

Prepaze Academy, a leading education provider specializing in delivering flexible in-person tutoring and fostering individual excellence of students via tailored learning programs, is excited to announce its expansion through franchise offering. "We are ecstatic to launch Prepaze Academy franchising, your next-door learning center providing quality education that is closely aligned with the school's curriculum. Our key focus is to deliver personalized learning at an affordable price. Our success is when our students feel confident about themselves and score better in their school. Prepaze Academy considers itself as a one-of-a-kind academic center, which doesn't follow a one-size-fits-all teaching style. Our centers are student-centric; we encourage our dedicated tutors to nurture every student's individuality." CEO Shenba Chockalingam,Prepaze Academy Prepaze Academy franchising is for anyone who has the passion for education and entrepreneurship. Here is an exclusive preview of the benefits that come with franchising licenses: Easy and clear establishment process, with complete Operational, technical, and marketing support throughout the franchising period. Unik - Prepaze Academy's learning management system (LMS) where admins and teachers can tutor classes online, conduct tests, schedule assignments, and manage enrollments & attendance. Unik Invoicing - An invoicing and billing software integrated with enrollments to track payments, hold multiple fee plans, and collect payments. Multiple streams of revenue - Test prep programs, College Counseling Services, Enrichment Programs, etc. An integrated assessment repository helps tutors build assessments within minutes. Regular and on-demand content update to accommodate changes to the syllabus with a focus on improving students' analytical skills and performance. "Compared to establishing a business from scratch, Prepaze Academy franchising has low start-up costs and maintenance costs. With multiple streams of revenue and support from industry experts, you will be able to grow much faster compared to other similar businesses," noted Shenba Chockalingam. With many happy students and parents endorsing the expansion of the learning center, Prepaze Academy is confident to make a positive impact across the country through franchising. About Prepaze Academy Prepaze Academy provides custom teaching to students around the globe, no matter where they live. Having successfully run for about 5 years in the San Francisco Bay Area, Prepaze Academy has instilled in its students a passion for lifelong learning and critical thinking.

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