would you like to study further

India
August 25, 2009 10:36pm CST
Hello, If you already have finished your education and have a job. Would you liketo continue your education ? If you get a chance to study further part time will you do it? Share your ideas Happy mylotting
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• India
26 Aug 09
I got married at a young age of 20 when i had just finished my graduation. I had always loved to study further. But never got an opportunity later. Now when my daughter is married and am free now i wish to study taking up some distance education. There is no age bar to educate yourself so can study at any point of time. My paternal aunt graduated at the age of 41 as she could not study before marriage. I will be very happy if my desire materializes. Happy mylotting.
• India
26 Aug 09
Thanks for your response. Yes I agree with you that there is no age bar for education. It is the same case with me also. I already had my PG degree and had a job also. Still I pursued and got my pG degree in education. I would have liked more degrees but due to so many reasons I could not continue. I hope and wish your desire is fulfilled Happy mylotting
@joye68 (151)
• United States
26 Aug 09
If you get the chance to try an online course, go for it. I did my BS face to face and my MS was 100% online. Unless I absolutely have to, I'll never do another face to face course. To me, it's a waste of my time, my gas. (If for no other reason than to spend more time on my family and my studies and less on listening to social antics of the more "traditional" students who were MUCH younger). I can ask direct questions in a forum as well as to the instructors and get everyone's POV if I wish (or if it's assigned). No shenanigans really - or less I should really say. My daughter is 21 now. I went back in 98 and graduated the second time in 2005. I plan to go back for my PhD as soon as possible - and online. I'm investigating a couple of possibilities from colleges in other states. There are more and more opportunities for online education. Some courses offer a specific online class time where you would be in a chatroom of sorts (depends on what the college's software is - BlackBoard, Moodle, etc,.). Other courses offer a straight email and forum idea exchange. Some are paced. Others are per semester. Depending on what you want to study, you CAN find course work to fit your routine and schedules. This is especially good for parents who MUST stay at home and care for their children or an elder. The first thing I recommend doing is getting an excellent computer system & keeping it up to date. Contact the colleges to see what their software is (BlackBoard, Moodle, etc,) what they require you to have (your technical specs-Win 2007 OS, MS Word, Excel, etc.,) and if you are signing up for a specifically technical course (CAD, graphics, project management using software) be sure to speak with the professors of that course. It will help you prepare further. I loved being in school. I taught online courses for a while also, until the cutbacks. Start now. One course at a time. You can do it. I was 37 when I FINALLY graduated.
@joye68 (151)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I'm sorry, but the OS info should have been XP OS, and the MS Word, Excel should have read both 2003 and/or 2007. I just got to typing and forgot to edit before I submitted.
• South Korea
30 Aug 09
I would love to pursue a degree in Psychology. Even though i have already finished a medical degree but I just love to learn more. continuing education is a personal choice but as for me, as long as i live, i will never stop learning.
• India
30 Aug 09
hi,I agree with you. There is no end for learning. Once I too was very eager to pursue my degree in Psychology. I love that subject so much. Being a teacher I had to move with children of different backgrounds, different walks of life and having diffferent learning abilities.I was able to guide them This made me think why not get a degree in Psychology and
• India
30 Aug 09
Hi I pressed by mistake before finishing what I wanted to say.Here I am finishing it.I thought why not have a degree in Psychology so that I can have better knowledge. I started my studies. But I had to discontinue due to work pressure. Still i want to finish it. Have a nice day
@Jennlk84 (4216)
• United States
26 Aug 09
I actually don't have any choice but to study further. Because I am a teacher I must further my education to keep my teaching license. I think it's great because teacher's should continue their learning and keep up to date with things but at the same time, it's expensive and can be hard to do at times!
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
I think it's important for teachers to have further studies because whatever field you guys are at, there will always be new developments and it's good that you have a chance to learn more and at the same time impart this knowledge to your students.Ü
• India
26 Aug 09
Hello, Really I agree with you. I am also a teacher by proefession. So it is important for us to go on studying further to improve our knowledge to keep up with the recent developments. Thanks for sharing my ideas Happy mylotting
@tutor19us (455)
• India
28 Aug 09
Hmm I would certainly not study even If I got a chance to study. I have had enough of academics and feel very irritated when I look at people stocking up degrees one after the other. :)
• India
28 Aug 09
Hello Tutor, It seems you did not like your school or college. People stock degrees one after the other, may be because of their fascination towards more degrees. To study further inclination is essential. It looks as though you dont have it. It is ok Best of luck Happy mylotting
@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug 09
I love learning new things, and keeping my mind active, I have continued my education on and off over the years, I even quit my job to start again at 32, I went to college for the first time since leaving school, it was a big gamble to learn a new occupation and it was three years of studying, it was hard at first but I got through it, I also did other courses as well. Even now I am doing extra courses at college, like pyschology, an art class and even considering doing my English GCSE level as well as meditation even! It's a great way of getting out and improving the mind and spirit.
• India
28 Aug 09
Hello wolfie, very glad to hear that you too have a passion for learning. Even while continuing with my job I completed my other PG courses. I am very much fond of the subject Phsychology. I started doing PG in that. But due to some unavoidable circumstances I had to leave it midway. Still I would like to do some courses whenever I get a chance. Happy mylotting
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
27 Aug 09
I have a really good job and I would like to go back to school to further my degree so that I can move up in my company. I would love to be able to have something else to offer the company that some of my competors don't have.
• India
27 Aug 09
Hello, Happy to hear that you have a good job and inspite you want to study further. Ofcourse improving our qualifications is a must in order for a vertical climb in the professional ladder. I amteaching online for American students. Many of them are working and also studying part time. Their enthusiasm is really veryheartening Happy mylotting and best of luck
@daliaj (5680)
• India
27 Aug 09
I would like to study further part time if I get a chance. But, now the work is very hectic and I am very tired by the time I reach home. Also, I found that doing online courses has less value compared to full time courses. Another fact is now education is very expensive. I think I have to try for financial stability first and later try for more education.
• India
27 Aug 09
Hi . Of course you cannot pursue your studies when you are working and your work load is very heavy. But you can check different options of studies of your choice and have some idea about how and where to continue. When you get a chance you will not have any problem is making a decision. I hear that some online courses are really good. Only you have to verify from old alumni, Happy mylotting
• United States
26 Aug 09
I think if i chose a career that needed me to study further as to get my license in something or a certificate i would do it. Since i just finished college on Saturday i don't have any interest right now on furthering my career as i need a break from school. I know it is important to keep studying and to learn new things of course, but sometimes a break is necessary and i have thought about furthering my career as to getting my 440 and 220 license for selling insurance.
• India
26 Aug 09
Hi Lologirl, what you have said is very much correct. A break is a must after finishing a course and before starting a new one. Also you can do the course only if you feel the need of it. Best of luck and have a nice day Happy mylotting
@russso (1699)
• Philippines
26 Aug 09
Definitely. I would like to pursue further studies either in Communications or in Marketing. I feel that I would have a better edge in the corporate world if I'd have a Masters Degree because competition's really tough. You need to have something to be ahead.
• India
26 Aug 09
Hello friend, yes you are perfectly right. In whatever field you are working there is always lateral as well as horizontal expansion So to keep up pace with the newest trends it is important to make our knowledge updated For that only study will help. Also having knowledge in other fields other than our chosen ones will only increase our prospects for progress. Happy mylotting
17 Sep 09
If I've already finished with my education and already have a job, AND if it's really what I want AND makes me a good amount of money I will keep it rather than considering further study. It depends on what kind of job you are doing. If it gives you a lot of spare times, you can use that to study part-time or make money another way.