In this digital age, more and more people are taking up online courses than enrolling to an actual university. The great development of technology has modernized the way people study.
Most introverts tend to take up online courses because it would be easier for them. If you’re an introvert and having troubles in your current education set up, then it might be the time for you to take one as well. There are many benefits you’d surely get from taking it up. Here are some of them:
Benefits Of Online Classes
Online courses are a lot more convenient and comfortable for people with internet access. Yes, it is not for everybody, but if you’re one of those lucky people who happens to have Wi-Fi access in your own home, then this would work well for you. Even at the comforts of your own home, you’d be able to study and learn things. You can be as comfortable as possible. You don’t have to worry about the traffic and getting late since you don’t have to travel anymore. Online courses basically lessen the stress and hassle you must deal with.
With online courses, you can multi-task and get a lot of reference during the class. Most schools don’t have access to Wi-Fi, and in this digital age, it is safe to say that books are not enough. For one to be able to learn better, he or she would need the assistance of the internet. If you have troubles with understanding or learning something, you don’t have to wait till you get home before you can look it up and understand it completely. We all know that there’s a tendency that you won’t be able to do such thing because by the time you get home, you already forgot about it. With online classes, you can immediately look up something you don’t fully understand. It makes learning a whole lot easier.
Online courses helps a lot when it comes to introvert people. Introverts usually miss out a lot of chances because of their shyness. They miss out on a lot of opportunities that could have been great because of their problems with their confidence and self-esteem. If you’re an introvert, then this would be really perfect for you. You don’t have to worry about missing out on something. You don’t have to face the struggle and stress of having to socialize with people you don’t want to socialize with.
There are just so many amazing benefits one could get from taking an online class. So if I were you, I would not hesitate and enrol immediately.
Unemployment rates for millennial between 20 to 30 years old are higher than those in other age groups. This is because the exceptional age is shaping how we think about work, and yet they still wrestle to find jobs.
In this cutting edge of the work environment, it needs them to gain experience and take the spots of past ages, but they seem to experience many stumbling blocks when they are trying to enter the job market. Here are the reasons why millennials are facing so much struggle in order to get jobs in Kuala Lumpur!
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1. High Expectations
There is an idea that millennials are overconfident about what they can expect. They want the higher pay that comes from more obligations without getting the experience first. This arrogance could be influencing their potential. If the millennial don’t find a ‘dream job’ they wanted, they may get discouraged and stop looking for their big opportunities. They may not even bother to look for a job opportunity at a company like 7-Eleven, because they don’t realize how much they can progress and develop once they reach to the top like getting a promotion. With work ethics, the ability to take responsibility and critical thinking are the skills that are probably going to draw the attention of managers and may create new chances for the millennial.
2. Unsuitable Skills
Millennial these days are facing a demand for new sorts of skills and knowledge as many of them are well educated that have skills already and are ready to find employment. However, they often do not have the most basic workplace skills, for example, a capacity to convey or organize. They may have concentrated on theoretical studies and be highly qualified, but not having the work skills that comes with experience, is useless. For those who have graduated, this may make them feel getting a job is impossible. To get that all-important experience, they may need to take on a place that is not perfect, however, they ought to do this at a company where there is potential for development. Besides, finding a tutor to teach them the skills they need is another alternative. The more initiative they show on learning to further their career, the more probable employers are to be impressed. Any sort of paid work experience, even if it was just a freelancer, could also be helpful for the millennial.
3. Competitive Labour Market
Employment opportunities are limited and most grownups concur that today is a lot harder for the millennial to get jobs. Millennial surely need to set up their game by increasing their employability as they have graduated in a difficult economic environment where they need to consider developing skills in new emerging professions to establish a successful career. Some of them are prepared to go back to graduate school, however, the exchange schools and certificate programs also allow retraining and changing into a different field as it adds less tedious and costly graduate school.
4. Student Debt
Student debt is an issue that is faced by many graduates. This can hinder their financial abilities and make it a bit more difficult to find jobs with salaries that they can have to help pay of said debt.
5. Negative Attitudes
Tension, uncertainty, dread, and disappointment are only a portion of the feelings experienced by recent college grads who are doing combat to secure positions. This can keep them from being available to new potential outcomes. If they are sure, drawn in and centered, they are bound to discover chances to develop, regardless of whether they start in a genuinely humble position. Nobody needs to be an aide, however, at any rate, it’s superior to not having a vocation at all and how the activity is done may simply draw the consideration of somebody in authority and open up new chances.
6. Lack of Education
Millennials is a highly educated group of young people, many have been compelled to drop out of school or college en route because of budgetary or individual reasons. Not having gotten a college degree makes it increasingly hard for them to discover work as opposed to the individuals who hold one. Right now, having a degree and important work involvement in their field of study are incredible resources for millennials.
7. Expensive Costs of Living
To have the option to live freely and take care of their tabs, youngsters need to have a consistent wellspring of pay with the goal that they are not depending on their folks for money related help. Since the typical cost for basic items is costly it makes it harder for recent college grads to begin making their very own living. With low section level wages and high living costs numerous profoundly instructed recent college grads are stuck in the eatery and administration industry where they make enough to endure yet there is nowhere to develop.
8. They Want to Learn from Experience
Most millennials are fairly driven and won’t be happy with filling in as a center director for the remainder of their life. They hunger for new information and direct involvement. They are centered around self-improvement, and dissimilar to more established ages they don’t think their instruction is done the day they have moved on from school. They are frequently long-lasting students. They select courses and prepare dependent on genuine experience, instead of seeking after another degree, confirmation, or certificate to hang in their office.
Allow your Gen Y workforce to invest energy in mastering new skills, explore new courses. Encourage them and set up an educational cost repayment fund, occasionally welcome speakers to your office, and send your employees to training sessions and workshops.
9. They appreciate intangible work that benefits more
A millennial job seeker is armed with technology and the Internet. They can become more acquainted with all the little insights concerning your organization, including surveys from previous and current businesses, before focusing on the activity. They never again need only a work area, fixed-working hours, benefits plan, and yearly rewards like different ages did. They are more pulled in by elusive advantages like friendly work culture, an absence of micromanagement and organization, vacations, and that’s just the beginning, alongside some progressively obvious advantages like cool office space, authorization to carry pets to work, or wellbeing benefits. There are various minimal effort advantages an organization can offer workers to keep them content, steadfast, and propelled, other than worthwhile compensation.
The millennial is the future. Just because everyone agrees that finding a job is difficult for millennials and there are no guarantees, doesn’t mean it isn’t worth the effort. It’s important to showcase their talents and develop their skills so that both companies and employees can reap the rewards. As long as they stay informed about changes in the job market and work on a more positive attitude, they can secure a job in no time.
Special guest speaker Kenneth Wong will talk about the challenges of running a FOSS company in China while juggling mission critical systems with over 1 million EUR daily transactions, 30+GB pgsql databases and 20+ debian servers. Second part of the meetup will be quick meeting to formalize registration of FOSS-SM with Registrar of Societies, Malaysia.
Kenneth Wong is the Director of Software Development at Exoweb. Exoweb is a software development company focusing on agile development and open source in China.
He will talk about the challenges of running a FOSS company in China while juggling mission critical systems with over 1 million EUR daily transactions, 30+GB pgsql databases and 20+ debian servers.
Topic: FOSS-SM Registration
This meeting is to formalise the registration of FOSS-SM by electing interim committee members and for the community to provide live feedback on issues such as the constitution and direction of FOSS-SM to support our local FOSS community.
Can’t code or not a technical person? Would like to contribute in some way to FOSS?Then we NEED YOU!
Yes you, no, don’t look away, I know you’re closing the browser, but stop right there and read on!
We need a secretary to help deal with the paper work to get us registered, as well as be the official voice for many of our aims and activities. We are also looking for somebody to be the treasurer to help handle increasing amounts of funds that this society will be receiving in the near future to better run our various activities.
No experience needed, what we need are people enthusiastic about FOSS and have some time each week to help run FOSS-SM.
Consists of domain experts (disabled users) working together with local FOSS resource persons.
The morning session is facilitated by a domain expert and they come up with a framework for evaluating FOSS software with regards to accessibility for visually disabled users. In the afternoon, the FOSS facilitator takes over and demonstrates the various FOSS solutions that are available. The domain experts are guided (hands on) on the different FOSS solutions and gives scores and feedback to the tools using the morning’s framework.
The LPI Certification program is designed to certify the competency of system administration using the Linux operating system and its associated tools. It is designed to be distribution neutral, following the Linux Standards Base and other relevant standards and conventions.
When is the next exam?
The next exam will be held on 15th March 2008. Please contact Ditesh ([email protected]) if you are interested in taking the exam. Closing date for registrations is 13th February 2008.
Why are we doing this?
This is a done as a measure to build Linux and FOSS capacity in Malaysia.
How much does it cost?
The usual cost for these exams are USD 150 (approximately RM 525), but as Dr Nah is the volunteer Malaysian proctor, we can have it much cheaper. The cost of the local exams are RM 200 per paper.
For example, if you are taking LPIC 101 and LPIC 102, your total cost will be RM 400. This price may change over time but it is always kept to a minimum as this is NOT a profit making initiative.
What are the available examinations?
The currently offered examinations are:
Note: LPIC 201/202 are not being offered by the LPI yet for the paper based examinations.
How often do you conduct the examinations?
The examinations are conducted every 3 months. To be notified of the next examination date, please sign up to the lpi-announce mailing list.
Who runs this?
Ditesh ([email protected]) organizes the exams, Dr. Nah Soo Hoe invigilates the exams.
The candidate need only bring along pencil(s) and eraser and possibly a pencil sharpener (in case he needs to sharpen his pencils) as pencils, erasers and sharpeners ARE NOT provided. Candidates are not allowed to bring in any writing paper to the exam hall, they can only bring in with them the pencils, erasers and sharpeners. (While pens are allowed they are not recommended as it is not easy to make corrections to the multiple choice answers if a pen is used.)
The Star Online: Sun dangles carrot at OSS developers
KUALA LUMPUR: In a bid to encourage more development of open-source software, network computing infrastructure vendor Sun Microsystems has kicked off a rewards programme for developers of such programs.
With quotes from our community members.
Several advocates of the technology and software developers welcomed the programme, saying that it would encourage the development of open-source software in the country.
Yong Yoon Kit, IT manager at local pewter powerhouse Royal Selangor, said the move would encourage local software developers to turn to open-source technology. “I believe it will spur the local open-source community to create more software,” he said.
From a micro-economics standpoint, said Yong, Malaysia will gain from US dollars that Sun Microsystems will pump in to help the local software developers.
“And in the long run, Malaysia will be less dependent on foreign software developers, which will help keep the ringgit in the country” – Yong Yoon Kit
Open-source software developer Khairil Yusof hopes Sun Microsystems’ incentive will result in more Malaysian software developers getting involved in open-source projects.
“The problem in Asia, and even Malaysia, is that most people just tend to be end users and not contribute anything in return. This kind of attitude will not help the local open-source community” – Khairil Yusof
However, Khairil hopes that Sun Microsystems will open its rewards programme to include other technologies and not just Sun-specific areas. “We would also want to develop beyond these technologies,” he said.
The information from this survey will assist the Linux Foundation Desktop Linux workgroup to focus on areas of development that are important to you. The results of this survey may also be valuable to your business. Once you complete the survey, you will be able to view the current aggregated public results of the survey.
The 2017 Linux Desktop/Client Survey asks you to answer a few questions based on your company’s desktop/client plans and not necessarily your personal desktop usage.
If you provide contact information at the end of the survey, the survey results and analysis will be sent to you when the survey is complete. Note: contact information is not a required entry and your contact information will not be published or shared.
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FOSSASIA is one of the top Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) events for developers, enterprises, officials and general users in South East Asia. It will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from November 12 – 14, 2010 with the focus: Lightweight Computing and Women in IT. FOSSASIA will be co-hosted with the OpenTechSummit 2010 for Open Hardware. Participants from across Asia and the world are expected to join the three day event. Please join us.
The event will cover three summits in one:
OpenTechSummit (Open Hardware)
What can I learn at the event?
Learn more about FOSS, applications and new mobile solutions
Discover new business opportunities with faster energy saving solutions that help you to lower costs.
Take part in a FOSS course and get a course certificate during the event.
Participate in the install fest of new programs and make your computer faster and more secure.
Meet us at the FOSS party and celebrate the fun of getting together with people from all over the world.
Learn about job opportunities with global and local companies and get in touch with representatives.
The event brings together free and open source software projects from Asia and around the world. Following the successful GNOME.Asia Summit 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City (1400 participants) the event will explore the future of FOSS community in Asia and offer insights into new ideas and opportunities with Free and Open Source Software.
During the three day event there will be a variety of presentations, workshops, business matchmakings and a FOSS course, where successful participants will receive a certificate.
Companies will have the opportunity to present themselves, meet highly trained students and developers and engage in matchmaking with international and local projects and enterprises.
Come join us at the Malaysia Open Source Conference 2010! You’ll be pleasantly surprised…
Who should attend?
Business executives from local and foreign companies
Open Source developers, communities, inventors, evangelist, researchers, strategist
Students, general public
Why you should attend?
Provide exposure and knowledge on the importance of Open Source in enhancing competitiveness by giving freedom of choice in software usage with lower total cost of ownership, hence benefiting businesses and society at large. Over 30 session tracks are made available.
Share amongst the open source community on new directions and latest innovations by the subject matter experts, thought leaders and industry gurus.
Provide a platform for conference participants to actively interact, share and exchange views, ideas, and tools on the latest trends and issues of Open Source.