Academic Skills Online


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      I’m Barbara L. Ciccarelli, PhD, an American, who squeezes the most out of every opportunity that presents itself.  I’ve had jobs in the U.S., UK, and NL with a number of universities as well as with companies in the business sector. I relish teaching in the online classroom, crafting conference papers or publications, and of course blogging, as much as serving the wider public with my personal branding expertise.  Engaging and empowering my audience, whether the reader or student, is my passion and vision. The idea for this website emerged from a 25 plus year career backed up by life experience. The approach is holistic, authentic, and dialogic, and the perspective on knowledge production is socio-cultural. (See below for a selection of those I've helped with skills).  

      Lifelong Learning Philosophy


      Lifelong learning can be looked upon as taking advantage of the learnable and teachable moments in life in order to increase one’s knowledge and skills for the sake of personal and professional development. According to the Commission of the European Communities, lifelong learning not only encourages social inclusion, active citizenship, and personal development, but also increases employability. Not One Size Fits All: Everyone is on their own lifelong learning path.

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