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Further Education and the mobile generation by Diane Shawe

posted 22 Aug 2016, 06:35 by Diane Shawe

Education from the Cutting Edge

Article by Diane Shawe

Things are happening very quickly out there. It is changing. Harvard, MIT, Cambridge and Oxford are doing it. Companies, both big and small, are doing it. Solopreneurs are doing it. And some teachers have been doing it … they just haven’t been making any money at it. It’s a trend that many in education saw coming 10 years ago. The “It” is on-line education — and it’s gone from being an interesting sideline to a major social and economic trend.

This trend’s going to be around a little longer than some online trends. Because there are some very solid factors underlying the shift to online education … and they’re only getting stronger. Online education is at a tipping point. And that’s brilliant news if you’re into education and have a mobile device and go to www.shortcourses.expert . Let’s talk about why.

Online education is now a massive juggernaut; more than 8.1 million current college students took a Web-based course beginning September 2015. According to recent research in the US (published in the Boston Globe), nearly a third of students have taken one during their college careers.

You see the traditional model of get a degree and land a great job just isn’t working any more, at least in most professions. I’m still a huge fan of universities, but we have to face the fact that they’re quickly becoming a pricy luxury in the UK and other developing nations. Indeed even with a good degree many students are taking ‘McJobs’ to earn money and are frustrated by the lack of real opportunities. I know many that are angry with unpaid internships.

Students are looking for other ways to learn what they need to learn — without the six-figure price tag. You see normal people live online now! Is your father on Facebook? Mine is. And the weirdest thing about it is … it’s nice. It lets me keep up with what he’s doing, and share the exploits of my charming daughter.

I first got online in 1991. I remember how long it took me to ‘get online’….those strange handshake noises….and the joy of slow connections.  But the internet doesn’t belong to early adopters like me anymore. The internet, assisted by the smart phone and tablet is woven into our lives like it never has been. My father’s iPad is the new Silver Surfer must have accessory.

That means that normal people, not just web junkies, are willing to consider online activities that never would have occurred to them before. It means they look at online education and think, “Wow, I could do that.”

The world is changing faster than traditional education can evolve. As a former Headteacher, I know that the revolution is here. The (dial m for mobile) mLearning generation are about to inherit the earth.

Almost every aspect of our lives is changing. Making money, learning, socialising, family life and education. Certainly for education, we want it quicker (try our sample crash courses), we want it better and we want it to have some global ‘value’. All that change is coming faster than most people can handle. In the global economy with huge aspirations, we all need help with some aspect of the change that’s swirling around us.

Which means if you can master some element of the changing world, and stay on top of it, you can help customers do the same. Great businesses are built by solving tough problems. And mastering change is one of the toughest problems we all face … every day, and in every aspect of our lives.

Traditional education has a tough time with this. If you want to study ancient Greek, you should be set. (And more power to you, because I think that is cool.) But if you want to study technology, nutrition and fitness, marketing, communications, or any of the other myriad ways people make a living, you need the latest information. And the only way to do this is with the new Blended mLearning methodology.

You see, Online learners are … well, learning. None of this would matter if online education didn’t work as well as face-to-face learning. But it appears to actually work better. In a 2009 report based on 50 independent studies, the Department of Education found that students who studied in online learning environments performed modestly better than peers who were receiving face-to-face instruction.

Online learning allows students to go at the pace that’s right for them. When online education is well designed (and it really needs the thought process, the design and brilliant content), it gives plenty of opportunity to not only absorb the theories in the material, but to discuss it meaningfully and put it into practice. Put that with the best of interactive learning (Virtual Tutor Facilitators) and you have a winner!

Students can replay lectures if they need to. They can interact with other students online in ways that far surpass traditional classroom discussion. Even something as simple as being able to attend class when you’re at your most refreshed can make a huge difference. (I am pretty convinced that I learned exactly nothing from the early morning University lectures I attended). You don’t have to shuffle into a physical room with an instructor physically present to learn.

That we can take the very best education and make it widely available, instead of limiting it to a few hundred people at a time. That we can learn at our own pace, on our own time, when and where it’s convenient for us.

Top Universities will continue to do a brilliant job teaching law and microbiology. But you may very well be able to do an even more brilliant job teaching small business tax planning or sports nutrition. Or advanced NLP, Business start up, Hair extensions. Or how to get a novel published. Or take my courses in Stand up Comedy! All in 4 weeks. And all globally accredited.

Diane Shawe the CEO is very passionate about how we can extend and touch the lives of anyone wanting to learn through online training!  she says that the way online games have captured the attention of the young,  is what she would like Academy of vocational and professional training to do with online mlearning  sustainable education.

For me the mLearning revolution is here. Online and now.

Catch you there

Diane Shawe speaking at the Wales Hair & Beauty Show 30th June 2013

posted 3 Aug 2013, 11:14 by Diane Shawe

Developing a profitable hair extensions business with Diane Shawe, AVPT Ltd

Diane Shawe, M.Ed., MIoD, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Vocational and Professional Training Ltd., has been named a VIP Member by Cambridge Who's Who. This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success. Diane is an Author, Trainer, Consultant, Entrepreneur and Advisor and has over 20 years experience in the Hair extensions business.


Date and Venue: Sun 30th June 2013 in Cardiff City Hall

Diane Shawe, M.Ed., MIoD, Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Vocational and Professional Training Ltd., has been named a VIP Member by Cambridge Who's Who.  This special distinction honors individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to achieving personal and professional success.  Diane is an Author, Trainer, Consultant, Entrepreneur and Advisor and has over 20 years experience in the Hair extensions business. 

Working with Celebrities, TV and clients from all over the world Diane would like to share with other budding hair extension experts how to develop a profitable business as a hair extension consultant or hair extension trainer.

Diane set up her High Street hair extension salon in 2003 and got a big break when Victoria Beckham made them popular.  Nine years on Diane has expanded her training business covering 396 courses which includes a whole section for Hair extensions and Beauty courses with an impressive IAO Globally accreditation.  As the Chief Executive Officer of the Academy of Vocational and Professional Training Ltd., which provides online fast-track training courses, Ms. Shawe utilises her expertise in education and business administration to oversee individual, one-on-one, group and corporate training. In addition, she ensures that staff members are reporting and achieving, she manages the quality of training, company finances and front-end marketing, while also maintaining the business profile. 

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Diane has personally trained over 350 people around the world and has worked with a variety of celebrities, models, photographers, SME's and corporate businesses.  Diane says “If you are like most people, the thought of generating over ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND pounds in under 30 months can feel totally unreachable given the current economic climate at the moment. It isn’t!

Diane Shawe Author of “ Getting started in the hair extension business” will explain  at the Wales Hair and Beauty Show how easy it can be. It’s easier than you would ever believe possible and her 30 minutes presentation on how she did it and how you can do it too will help you  put your feet on the first steps to making it a reality. She will prove that to you could work with Celebrities, Salons, photographers, Filming industry, Professional clients, Hair loss clients and many other sectors either as a consultant or a trainer.

Here’s what a review said about her book: The first eBook to advise you on 'What they don't tell you about Getting started in the hair extension business' by Diane Shawe. Whether you are a beginner, been in business for a few years or want to explore how you can increase your annual turnover, this is an book designed to help you prepare yourself. A book for students, mobile hairdressers, professional hairdressers, beauticians, anyone considering starting up in the hair business, hair consultants and specialist technicians. Useful for schools and colleges, private training schools and anyone currently running a hair and beauty business. To view her book click here.

Join Diane Shawe and her team on Stand 37 at the Wales Hair and Beauty Show  to find out how you could get started in the hair extension business, or you can attend her professional seminar.

Want to Attend the Show?

If you would like to attend the Wales Hair and Beauty Show, on Sun 30th June 2013 in Cardiff City Hall, please register for your FREE tickets below. Ths is open to hair, beauty and holistic professionals and students in these fields.
Visit www.waleshairandbeautyshow.co.uk

Make a fortune in the hair and beauty business by Diane Shawe

posted 24 Oct 2012, 22:28 by Diane Shawe   [ updated 24 Oct 2012, 22:29 ]

Diane Shawe fortune in hair and beauty business
Event Venue: Youth enterprise live  Earls court london
Evenut Date: 12th & 13th October 2012
Event Type: Seminar

If you are like most people, the thought of generating over ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND pounds in under 30 months can feel totally unreachable given the current economical climate at the moment. It isn’t!

Diane Shawe Author of “ Getting started in the hair extension business” will explain how easy it can be. It’s easier than you would ever believe possible and her 30 mins presentation on how she did it and how you can do it too will help you  put your feet on the first steps to making it a reality. She will prove that to you  could work with Celebrities, Salons, photographers, Filming industry, Professional clients, Hairloss clients and many other sectors either as a consultant or a trainer.

A session not to be missed.

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Become your own brand by Diane Shawe

posted 24 Oct 2012, 22:16 by Diane Shawe

Diane Shawe speaking at youth enterprise
Event Venue:  Youth Enterprise Earls Court

Event Date: 12th October 2012 

Diane Shawe will be introducing this short seminar on how to become your own brand. 

 “There are two kinds of people: those who come into a room with the attitude, ‘Here I am!’ and those who have the attitude, ‘There you are!’”

When you join someone's network or group, how do you enter? How do you want to be remembered when you leave the room or when you send an email?

This session will take a look at the following:

Importance of a personal brand

Your brand approach to others

Looking at the outside and the inside

Building your credibility

Brand You

Living your brand

Managing your social media presence

Becoming a KPI influence

Dealing with challenging people

Book on Personal Impact Branding Full 1 day course

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How to get around the banks by Diane Shawe

posted 24 Oct 2012, 22:09 by Diane Shawe

Diane Shawe at Youth Enterprise Live
Event Venue: Youth Enterprise Live Show
Event Date: 12th October 2012

Diane Shawe will be speaking on the variety of options open to students and youths wanting to set up there own business and how they can raise finance. 

There can be a number of reasons for looking beyond the standard means of funding a business such as the bank. Even when times are less tough, an alternative channel may offer benefits the banks can't. All of the ordinary business rules apply – have a solid plan, know your figures – but the other stuff can become interesting.

Diane will look at the new wave of Crowdfunding which is helping all types of businesses and individuals raise the finance they need.

How  it work

What is it in a nutshell

How could you get involved

Crowd Funding enables creative fundraising the social way

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Become your own boss in 4 week by Diane Shawe

posted 24 Oct 2012, 22:04 by Diane Shawe   [ updated 24 Oct 2012, 22:35 ]



Diane Shawe M.Ed
Event Venue :  Youth Enterprise Live.  Earls Court London
Event Date: 12th October 2012
Event Type: Seminar

Whether you wish to work as a consultant or freelancer, establish a corporation, or set up an operation that meets a need for very particular type of customer, there is a tremendous amount of information that you need to know and to apply.

Diane will cut through all the red tape and  explain  how you could become your own boss in four weeks and how you can get trained right kind of training to do this.

Diane will touch on the following areas:

Apply the best methods for creating, leading, and managing your own business

Establish an organisational framework through operations, finance, and leadership

Set up an effective and efficient system for working with and communicating with people

Doing a quick  researching and designing your  strategic plan from the evidence or trends

Describe the essential elements of marketing, sales, and your company brand

Quick ways to manage finance and keep up to date

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