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E-Learning Finds a Foothold in Africa
The eLearning Africa Report 2014, published by International Communications, Worldwide Events, compiled recent research on e-learning in Africa and took a broader look at how the continent's communications infrastructure affects how Africans are …
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Award nomination for Plymouth elearning firm
The awards recognise and reward excellence in elearning and are the leading, independently judged scheme in the industry. Sponge UK has been shortlisted for Elearning development company of the year and Best use of elearning to ensure compliance …
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Versal tries to bust open e-learning with open platform for interactive ed.
While MOOCs and other e-learning platforms have made it cheaper to reach large numbers of students with course content, they haven't necessarily made it any better than sitting (or falling asleep in) a lecture hall. Versal aims to make online learning …
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VacationCondos.com Confirms Sponsorship for Canadian Resort Conference


Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014

VacationCondos.com, an online rental platform connecting timeshare and vacation condo owners with vacation seekers, has confirmed a Bronze level sponsorship for the upcoming Canadian Resort Conference (CRC 2014), 23-24 September at Pantages Hotel, downtown Toronto, Canada.

Launching in 2007, VacationCondos.com has grown astronomically over the past several years and now provides an extensive list of services that include partnerships with HOAs through rental agreements, inventory acquisition and leasing programs. The company assists resort and hotel partners with unused inventory, delinquent inventory and owner inventory by distributing it via online booking agents and generating revenue.

This will be our first time attending the CRC and we are very excited to meet our fellow attendees and learn more about the Canadian market through the exciting events and meetings planned, says Jon Blackmon, Vice President of Operations, VacationCondos.com.

The Bronze level sponsorship will include sponsorship of the photo delegate list. First introduced by Perspective Group at their GNEX 2013 Conference, this invaluable tool provides a visual aid to the names of attendees, enabling individuals to better identify those that they want to meet during the event.

The Canadian Resort Conference is produced by Perspective Group on behalf of the Canadian Resort Development Association (CRDA), a trade association dedicated to furthering the interests of the resort industry throughout Canada and the rest of the world.

This year the event will offer invaluable networking opportunities providing attendees time to meet with international and domestic delegates to make new business contacts and form strategic partnerships.

With only a few week left until the conference, registration continues to climb, attracting delegates from throughout the Americas. CRC 2014 will focus on all that the Canadian Resort marketplace has to offer for companies looking to expand into that market and insights into how to attract Canadian vacationers to other destination hotspots.

The conferences education sessions include Keynote Addresses from Mark McCullough, Senior Territory Manager North Americas for TripAdvisor on the impact of online reviews, and Jim Madrid, a mental toughness coach who will speak on Employee Engagement and Culture.

In-depth panel sessions include a diverse selection of new entrants and seasoned veterans who will debate and provide varied opinions on pertinent issues affecting the vacation ownership industry, as well as an update from Canadian Resort Development Association.

To Register and for additional information, please visit http://www.canadianresortconference.com.

For the latest updates you can also follow the CRC 2014 Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/CanadianResortConference.

For more information about the Canadian Resort Development Association, membership opportunities and events, visit http://www.crda.com

About VacationCondos.com

VacationCondos.com was initially developed as a rental program for timeshare owners, resort and hotel owners, and HOAs. Since its start in 2007, the list of services offered has grown exponentially. From empty and unused inventory to delinquent and owner inventory, VacationCondos.coms online booking partners, core database of 100,000 owners per year, and online travel portal have assisted numerous owners and HOAs to fill their inventory and help their bottom line. VacationCondos.com is located in Asheville, North Carolina, and can be contacted at (855) 826-6361 or info@vacationcondos.com.

About CRDA

CRDA is an industry-based association that is dedicated to furthering the vacation ownership resort and leisure industries. It was founded over 30 years ago in response to the publics demand for reliable information about timeshare products. Focus has since broadened to all aspects of shared ownership and the resort industry. For more information on membership and events visit http://www.crda.com

About Canadian Resort Conference

Canadian Resort Conference (CRC) is an annual event produced and hosted by Perspective Group, the vacation ownership industrys leading PR & Multimedia Company globally. CRC attracts senior level executives from Canada, USA, Mexico, The Caribbean and beyond, and provides a crucial networking platform for those interested in entering the Canadian resort marketplace, and those wanting to find strategic partnerships with other international companies.

CRC 2014 is being held at The Pantages, Toronto, Canada from 23-24 September 2014.

For more details visit http://canadianresortconference.com

For more information about Perspective Group visit http://perspectivemagazine.com/services.







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Project Management and Training Experts Launch New Book for Those on the PMP Certification Journey


Newark, DE (PRWEB) September 17, 2014

Co-authors Kahina Morisset, MSc Eng, Cert Ed, MBA, PMP, and Marilyn Hartman, MSc, PMP, today announce the release of their book, Demystifying The PMP Exam: PMCampus Performance Training Manual. The book equips readers with the confidence and knowledge needed to pass the exam and earn their PMP certification.

According to PMIs 2013 Annual Report, an estimated 51 million people worldwide are engaged in the management of projects, and 15.7 million more jobs are expected by 2020. Project management remains a strong career option as projects need skilled leaders and the global marketplace demands effective training solutions. Learning the required skills and getting ready for lead project managers roles can be achieved by preparing and obtaining the PMI’s Project Management Certification (PMP

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MIT Professional Education announces new offerings of Online X professional
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Learning from the Best’s Customer is King, Presented by SarderTV, Registers Attendees

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 22, 2014

Spend the day with the thought leaders in New York on November 4, 2014. SarderTV, the popular online media company, is hosting a full day conference at Microsoft’s New York City headquarters where attendees will hear top organizational leaders and entrepreneurs discuss the topic how to create a customer-centric business. Entitled Learning from the Bests Customer is King, the conference will feature speakers such as Ira Neimark, popular author and former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, Alan Schnurman, co-founder of Lawline and the law firm Zalman Schnurman & Miner, Savio S. Chan, CEO of US China Partners, Susan Davis, CEO of BRAC USA, Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning and creator of SarderTV, David Schnurman, CEO of FurtherEd.com, and Vincent Suppa, CEO of HR.

The per person cost of the event is $ 399 but tickets purchased prior to October 1, 2014 are discounted by 50%. Group tickets are also available, as are corporate sponsorship opportunities.

The exclusive event is designed to provide information on how to build and sustain a customer driven culture within an organization from people who are experts in the field of customer retention. The conference should be of interest to all levels of management in the areas of customer service, consumer affairs, marketing, talent management, compliance, product support, sales, quality assurance, and claims. Learning from the Bests attendees will learn valuable strategies to fulfill a companys core purpose: attract and retain customers.

The conference brings together a dynamic program including a living retail and business legend, powerful business leaders, academics and bestselling authors who will share actionable data and proven strategies for attracting and retaining customers.

The discounted rate ensures everyone can attend this once in lifetime opportunity to meet some of the greatest entrepreneurs and business leaders, said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning.

Top 7 reasons to attend:

1. It is a once in a lifetime experience to learn about customer service from world class experts.

2. Take business to the next level by learning the latest tools, best practices, and guidelines to attract and retain customers.

3. Gain valuable insights, strategies and takeaways to find new customers, and gain hiring and training strategies.

4. Have the opportunity to network and mingle with others.

5. Give back to others while enjoying a unique day of learning. Part of the proceeds of each ticket will go to the Love of Learning program providing education to children in underdeveloped areas.

6. Receive a Certificate of Completion.

7. Receive personalized copies of Ira or Savios books, The Rise of Fashion and Lessons Learned at Bergdorf Goodman and Chinas Super Consumers

SarderTV offers provoking, educational and candid interviews so that new entrepreneurs and aspiring business people can learn from them. The database is part of the international Learning Movement created by Russell Sarder to help spread knowledge and inspire a passion in lifelong learning. Operating on the premise that motivated individuals can learn from the experience, the success and the mistakes of others, SarderTV provides a unique opportunity to see and hear influential personalities talk about the subjects that matter to them. Some of the past interviewees have included Ira Neimark, former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman, Susan Davis, CEO of BRAC USA, and Dan Hoffman, President and CEO of M5 Networks. Currently, SarderTV has a database of over 1,000 educational videos featuring C-level executives, global experts, investors, educators, business leaders and authors.

To register for this once in a lifetime experience go to http://www.sarderlearning.com/register/

About Sarder TV

SarderTV is a learning channel that contains a series of exclusive educational interview videos from top leaders in their industries, as well as motivational videos encouraging our public to succeed in their personal and professional lives, and many more. Russell Sarder, CEO of Sarder TV, has interviewed a series of leaders, who have shared their experiences and how they were able to achieve their success. Some of the names that Sarder has interviewed are: Ira Neimark, former CEO of Bergdorf Goodman; Russ Edelman, co-author of Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office, Dan Hoffman, and David Hershfield, SVP Online Technology at RedCats.







Ultimate Typing Evaluated By Typing Software Review Sites, Given Honest Feedback, States eReflect


New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2014

eReflects typing program, Ultimate Typing, has been the recipient of several independent reviews and ratings over the past few months. Today, eReflect offers an overview of these reviews so people can decide whether Ultimate Typing will offer them the typing courses they need.

In a blog post featured on the Ultimate Typing blog, eReflect lets its reviewers speak for themselves about the strengths of Ultimate Typing. Typing Lounge, for instance, highlights that the typing tutor is an [i]ntuitive and advanced learning software with easy to use interface.

Top Ten Reviews has awarded their Silver 2014 award to Ultimate Typing for its ability and undeniable effectiveness in offering a complete touch typing skill improvement experience to typists of all levels. As eReflect relates, Top Ten Reviews have congratulated the Ultimate Typing designers for building a science-driven program that helps people acquire this essential tech skill.

Other reviewers affirm the outstanding status of the program in view of its fun, interactive activities and lessons as well as the wide variety of tools and features it offers to ensure the typist improves all three key aspects of keyboarding: technique, accuracy, and speed.

Boffins typing software review of Ultimate Typing culminates with the awarding of a 5-star prize for eReflect and the software. Software Review Boffin states that, at the moment, Ultimate Typing might well be the best typing program available. Boffin emphasizes its user-friendliness and step by step approach to typing as key features that other typing tutors will not find it easy to match.

To learn touch typing a person has to have an approach that combines structure and fun. While there are numerous online typing tests and lessons, these often lack a coherent format and the underlying educational mechanics both of which are necessary attributes for learning to touch type in a short time and with outstanding results. For that reason, its best to learn keyboarding with the help of a touch typing software, as the reviews of Ultimate Typing make apparent.

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For more details on Ultimate Typing please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/.

About Ultimate Typing

Ultimate Typing software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the worlds most recognized and awarded in the industry.







Jamorama.com Guitar Lessons That Rock Review | Become a Real-Life Guitar Hero Vinamy.com


Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) September 19, 2014

Guitar has always been the backbone of popular music ever since the dawn of the modern 20th century. Nothing proves this fact more than the recent study published on BBC which shows how many school-age children are picking the electric guitar over the violin as their musical instrument of choice. Indeed, this only shows how many people still harbor pipe dreams of being a famous rock star by simply knowing how to play the guitar skillfully.

Mark McKenzie, a full-time touring guitarist and owner of his own guitar school in New Zealand, knows this feeling very well being a twenty-year veteran of the music industry. Recognizing the need of people who want to develop their guitar-playing skills no matter what their age may be, he has developed a program which allows him to teach them no matter where they are in the world called Jamorama.com Guitar Lessons That Rock, an online guide which teaches users how to develop their guitar-playing skills rapidly and in a graceful manner.

The program covers a series of lessons that are designed to take multimedia interactivity to a whole new level. Specifically, the techniques which Jamorama.com Guitar Lessons That Rock teaches to its users include, but are not limited to, things like:


Combining basic musical concepts with real-life exercises that take advantage of this knowledge
Helping users absorb the skills taught in the program through “muscle memory”
Encouraging users to explore the fretboard of their guitars to allow them to develop their own playing style
Playing complicated scales and chord patterns without having to memorize either of them
Developing an imposing presence when playing on stage or in public

The Jamorama.com Guitar Lessons That Rock program also includes four bonus products which users can download for free upon purchase of the product. These bonuses are:

GuitEarIt, a program which teaches users to transcribe every song they hear on the radio
Jayde Musica, a guide which teaches users to read music through a rhythm game implementation
Guitar Tuner Pro, a feature which teaches users about tuning their guitar strings simply by ear
Jamorama Metronome, a tool which allows users to play according to tempo

David Fisher from the site Vinamy.com says of the guide: Jamorama.com Guitar Lessons That Rock is a new program that helps users break down chords and scales to help them significantly improve their playing on their guitars. In addition, the program is specifically designed to be suitable for both beginners and skilled guitarists who want to improve their playing to the point of perfection.

Moreover, users also have the option of invoking the 60-day, money-back guarantee if they ever feel that the guide does not help them in any way at all.

If people wish to view the full review, please visit the website: http://vinamy.com/jamorama-com-guitar-lessons-that-rock-how-to-play-guitar-review/.

To know more information about this program, get direct access to the official site.







eLogic Learning Partners with Vado to Create New Software and eLearning Content Bundle


Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2014

eLogic Learning (eLogic), is pleased to announce a new bundle offer that will combine the eSSential LMS (Learning Management System) with complimentary eLearning content from Vado. The offer includes thirty of Vados online courses free of charge to new eLogic Learning clients who sign up with the eSSential LMS.

The eSSential LMS supports online course delivery, ecommerce, live training event scheduling, regulatory compliance tracking and more. This new eLearning and LMS bundle offer gives clients a cost-effective and convenient way to provide employees with the knowledge they need to excel in their careers.

Vados eLearning courses are designed to increase learners retention rate by delivering material in bite-sized modules. All of Vados courses are optimized for use on all mobile devices.

Vados mobile-friendly, micro-learning approach is a growing trend that many of our clients have adopted in their learning strategies, says Aaron Olney, eLogics Vice President of Sales. Weve had lots of positive feedback on Vados courses and were very excited to team up with Vado to create value for our clients.

We are pleased to partner with eLogic Learning to bundle 30 Vado courses with their award winning and one of the best learning management systems in the world. The combination of eLogic Learnings LMS and our unique learning content that is changing the face of learning is truly a big benefit to clients, comments Cindy Pascale, Vados CEO.

To learn more about the eSSential LMS and Vado bundle offer, contact eLogic Learning at 877-356-4425.

About eLogic Learning

Founded in 2001, eLogic Learning (eLogic) is a leader in the learning management industry. eLogic offers clients powerful online training software, custom eLearning content and comprehensive courseware solutions. Named a Top 5 LMS by E-Learning 24/7, the eSSential LMS allows clients to distribute eLearning in a variety of convenient formats, sell courses online, manage regulatory compliance, analyze training usage and results, and much more. eLogic partners with its clients to create comprehensive learning strategies that align the eSSential LMS to their mission-critical business goals.

Learn more about eLogic at http://www.elogiclearning.com.

About Vado

Vado offers 300 employee soft skill and management development e-learning courses that are changing the face of learning because Vado is the only off the shelf e-learning courseware provider that helps the learner apply on the job through step by step instructions. The 300 courses are for individual contributors, front line leaders and managers. To learn more about Vado, visit http://www.vadoinc.net or call 952-545-6698.







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SourceSuite Showcased at NIGP Forum 2014


Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2014

SourceSuite, BidNets e-procurement solution, was an official exhibitor at the Institute for Public Procurements NIGP Forum 2014 in Philadelphia, Pa. this past week from Aug. 24th – 27th.

Bidnet’s solution, SourceSuite, showcased their time saving features at booth no. 1029 within the exhibit hall throughout the duration of the NIGP Forum Exhibition, encouraging attendees to rediscover the value of time. The SourceSuite e-procurement solution is a best-in-class bid and supplier management SaaS made up of regional purchasing communities built with local government purchasing professionals in mind. Over 1,000 government agencies across the country utilize a SourceSuite bid system to streamline the purchasing process. A SourceSuite procurement system includes time saving features throughout the bid process such as the 5-minute RFP, centralized supplier registration & online database, regional and national RFP & bid library, and automatic tracking & audit control.

We had a great time at this years NIGP Forum. Our SourceSuite team really enjoyed talking with purchasing professionals about rediscovering the value of time within their purchasing cycle using an e-procurement solution, says Janine Rossi, Government Relations Manager. We focused around the idea that you dont need to sacrifice productivity to keep up-to-date with the ever-changing government purchasing roles. The feedback was really positive. There was a lot of excitement about automating the manual processes that currently hinder many buying agencies and there seems to be a serious need for more time to focus on strategy rather than day to day organizational distractions.

The NIGP Forum is the premier conference for government procurement and the largest of its kind with over 900 attendees, approximately 200 supplier exhibits and 60 educational sessions. The key note speakers this year included author and renowned speaker Ben Thurman, comedian Jeff Havens, and Connie Podesta. The conference was held at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown between Sunday, Aug. 24th and Wednesday, Aug. 27th.

SourceSuites Director of Marketing, Kim Cullen, also spoke at a workshop entitled, Like! Using Social Media for Enhanced #SupplierManagement, in which she detailed strategies for purchasing professionals to implement social media within their supplier management. The hour and a half interactive workshop took place Monday, Aug. 25th at 10:00am. I wanted the social media session at this years NIGP Forum to be an interactive and educational session showcasing how different social media platforms and tools can be used to enhance a supplier management strategy, stated Cullen. It was great to see the level of participation we had. Attendees seemed really open to thinking about new strategies to help with supplier risk assessment, building their purchasing authority and overall collaboration tips using social media. The continued conversations that I had with attendees of my session proved to me that the thought process had started regarding how public purchasing and social media can work- which to me is a mark of a successful session.

Those interested in learning more about other NIGP Forum 2014 sessions and next years Forum should visit http://www.nigp.org/Forum. SourceSuite would like to thank all purchasing professionals that stopped by booth no. 1029 to meet with the team and discuss the time saving features of their e-procurement solution.

About BidNets e-Procurement Solution:

BidNets e-procurement solution, SourceSuite, helps more than 1,000 public sector buying organizations across the country with its supplier management, bid management, document distribution and reporting solutions. More information is available at http://www.sourcesuite.com.







Ultimate Typing & Dan Bloom Cooperate In Promoting Buzz To Standardize The Spelling Of “Earth” As eReflect Reports


New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2014

Dan Bloom and Ultimate Typing reveal their intention of helping standardize the spelling of “Earth” by encouraging the use of a capital e in all publications online and offline. As Dan Bloom reveals, while theres a distinction as to when the word Earth needs to be written with a capital e – traditionally this has been only when the writer refers to Earth in relation to other celestial bodies in the universe – this distinction is a weak one. Bloom insists that the planet Earth deserves a capital e to underline its importance and its central role in human lives. eReflect is vitally interested in questions of proper capitalization, especially in its role as the developer of Ultimate Typing, a program that teaches keyboarding skills to people. In this role, the company endorses Dan Blooms plan to standardize the capital-E spelling of Earth.

Cli-Fi activist Dan Bloom is the man who has brought the Cli-Fi genre into prominence. He is on a never-ending mission to raise awareness on climate change through literature, and on the Cli-Fi category of literature more specifically. Dan Bloom is an ardent believer of social change through synchronized action, and with his initiatives he often manages to bring change where change is needed. In his latest guest blog post on Ultimate Typing Dan Bloom issues a plea to all users of the English language, whether journalists, bloggers, editors or anyone else, to join him in his mission to standardize the capitalizing of Earth as a way of showing respect to this valuable and fragile home of humanity.

Standing up for the Earth through spelling and punctuation rules is just one way people can join the mission to thwart climate change and help save the planet. Through organized conscious green choices that boost Earths sustainability and biodiversity instead of robbing it of its resources, climate change can be prevented.

Ultimate Typing, a fast typing tutor that helps people learn how to keyboard accurately and effectively, have published this post together with Dan Bloom in an effort to make Earth with a capital e a reality across all English-speaking newspapers and media. For beginner typing learners, Ultimate Typing and Dan Bloom say that this simple capitalization can help them contribute to this Show Earth Respect operation.

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For more details on Ultimate Typing please visit http://www.ultimatetyping.com/.

About Ultimate Typing

Ultimate Typing software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the worlds most recognized and awarded in the industry.







Importance of Education in Pakistan

In this rapidly advancing era, the importance of education cannot be denied. It is crucial for progress and prosperity of any nation. With literacy rate as low as 51.6 percent, (63.7 for males and 39.2 percent for females), 53 million of world’s illiterates are found in Pakistan. Islamabad ranks second with the highest number of out-of-school children.

Economic Growth

It has been proved by development experts that basic education is essential for financial and societal progress. Every year of school increases individual’s wages by 10 per cent globally. As many as 164 multinational companies working in Pakistan with an investment of 55.779 billion rupees are dependent on qualified people. Local industries also require educated people to proceed. A skilled and educated person has an immense potential to work efficiently.

Discipline

Needless to say that educated societies are disciplined and there is less violation of rules and regulations. People work in harmony with one another. Authorities are respected and people tend to fulfill their responsibilities.

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Anti-Evolution Curriculum Debate Lives On

Despite the Supreme Court ruling banning creationism and intelligent design in science classrooms, evolution is still on trial in Texas and Louisiana. I feel like it’s the Scopes monkey trial all over again. [Or at least the fictional account I read in Inherit the Wind.]

Both Texas and Louisiana are voting on changing the curriculum to allow for “weaknesses” in the theory of evolution to be introduced to students. Many science teachers see this as a backdoor approach to integrating creationism or intelligent design (basically creationism 2.0) into science curriculum and potentially, science text books.

Since Texas makes up such a large percentage of the textbook market, publishers will likely tailor their national materials to suit their needs. “These weaknesses that they bring forward are decades old, and they have been refuted many, many times over,” Kevin Fisher, a past president of the Science Teachers Association of Texas, said after testifying. “It’s an attempt to bring false weaknesses into the classroom in an attempt to get students to reject evolution.” NYT article

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Premier Internet Marketing Education – 10 Tips on How to Find the Best Internet Education

Where do you go to get the internet marketing education that will truly make the difference? The difference in your understanding, or (if you’re building a business) the difference in how you approach the marketing of your business, or perhaps your job (if you’re responsible for directing the marketing tactics for a brand)?

I personally spent 12 months clicking around on the internet in search of that right company that provides the education and the tools to become a Master Internet Marketer. And, also provides the environment where you learn to start implementing, and start taking action on what you are learning. And, as a result, start making the difference and start achieving your goals.

And, why did I do this (click around for 12 months, that is)? Because, I believe in affiliating with the-best-of-the-best and it does take time to find just the right source that will work for your needs.

SO – Let me help you save all that time and share with you the steps, the thought processes, on how to find that right internet educational resource that will work for your online needs and goals.

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