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  1. #1 Your Qualification please :D 
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    I was thinking around to see that, how much qualified are our TSF users. Came upon this question, just to catch an inspiration from you guys.
    About Me- 1.Passed 12th with Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
    2.Currently pursuing B.tech in mechanical branch, and am in 4th semester. Long way to go for degree completion.....



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    So what exactly is the purpose of all this learning? What is your ultimate goal?


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    I am a self study man in pursuit to understand Physics, Philosophy, and Art (starting to paint again after yrs of stop) Also study chess, motorcycles, cars, and herpetology. But besides that I also like antiques / rare collectibles and soon i will grace the cello. I have no formal credentials but if I was to get them I'll fall in the avenues of Physics, theoretical, mathematical or nuclear tingles my spine :-D
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    I have a B. Sci. in microbiology and immunology from McGill University, wee?
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    Well, I'm 17 currently studying AS Level Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Geography. And I have 10 GCSEs at grades of 5 A*s, 4 As and 1 B.
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    I have A levels in maths, chemistry, physics and geology, and an AS level in biology. I'm currently studying MSci Geoscience at Durham University.
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    Degree in Nuclear Engineering with an Emphasis on Electrical Engineering. Ran nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy and currently work as a Chief Engineer over a campus for a Fortune 50 company.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoisjohngalt
    Degree in Nuclear Engineering with an Emphasis on Electrical Engineering. Ran nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy and currently work as a Chief Engineer over a campus for a Fortune 50 company.
    Great !! work !!
    So, you must be very good with the concepts you studied during your B.tech course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quantime
    So what exactly is the purpose of all this learning? What is your ultimate goal?
    Just, something new apart from science talk !! So, that's all, nothing else.
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    Im just an ordinary High school student who passes every subject in school and has a keen interest in Mathematics, and hopefully can pursue my dream as a mathematician.
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    B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology
    A few years in an atmospheric science research lab where I published as author or coauthor a few peer review papers as well as several non-peer review technical reports and conference papers.
    Army officer who's done mostly logistics but a lot of other things including teaching, a military advisor for other nations and analyst for a Joint service and an Army research projects.
    (ya I'm a bit older than most here...lol)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    B.S. and M.S. in Meteorology
    A few years in an atmospheric science research lab where I published as author or coauthor a few peer review papers as well as several non-peer review technical reports and conference papers.
    Army officer who's done mostly logistics but a lot of other things including teaching, a military advisor for other nations and analyst for a Joint service and an Army research projects.
    (ya I'm a bit older than most here...lol)

    Love to teach and plan to teach high school science and/or math in a year or two after I hang up my uniform.
    So, after reading all this with bunch of qualifications and great experience, i think we should call you Sir Lynx_Fox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    So, after reading all this with bunch of qualifications and great experience, i think we should call you Sir Lynx_Fox.
    Heck no...lol

    There are more than few in this forum which put my education and experience ashame in their respective fields and I hope they post in here. Sharing ideas with a such a broad group is half the appeal of being in a forum like this. I'm pretty ignorant of most things--something most of us learn eventually and this is a place to learn neat stuff occasionally. About the only thing I can't abide is willful ignorance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    There are more than few in this forum which put my education and experience ashame in their respective fields and I hope they post in here. Sharing ideas with a such a broad group is half the appeal of being in a forum like this. I'm pretty ignorant of most things--something most of us learn eventually and this is a place to learn neat stuff occasionally. About the only thing I can't abide is willful ignorance.
    +1. Well said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    Quote Originally Posted by whoisjohngalt
    Degree in Nuclear Engineering with an Emphasis on Electrical Engineering. Ran nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy and currently work as a Chief Engineer over a campus for a Fortune 50 company.
    Great !! work !!
    So, you must be very good with the concepts you studied during your B.tech course.
    Yes, I very much preferred this direction. In school, I was a A/B student...not because I couldn't get perfect scores, but because I could get an A or a B with little or no effort. I was the guy who wanted to know how the daily grades were calculated into the tests and the finals to find out if I actually needed to do the homework to pass the class. I read about 300 books a year, more when I was on deployment. But they are books I want to read.

    I couldn't imagine sitting in a classroom or lab repeating the same work that millions of people have already done. I am glad I got a chance to do the work from the practical side and have a university accept that knowledge, experience and work as credit hours.

    My parents didn't have enough money to send me to school and I came from a pretty small town. Joining the military in the program that I joined allowed me to receive an education at an accelerated rate.

    I can't tell if your comments were sarcastic or not, so I want to at least clarify one thing. Yes, it may just be a B.tech degree, but it is the first degree that ever came from my family, and I am proud of it and I feel like I earned it considering the 14 months I spent in the Gulf getting that experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    So, after reading all this with bunch of qualifications and great experience, i think we should call you Sir Lynx_Fox.
    Heck no...lol

    There are more than few in this forum which put my education and experience ashame in their respective fields and I hope they post in here. Sharing ideas with a such a broad group is half the appeal of being in a forum like this. I'm pretty ignorant of most things--something most of us learn eventually and this is a place to learn neat stuff occasionally. About the only thing I can't abide is willful ignorance.
    nice reply !! and no sir, as you said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoisjohngalt
    Quote Originally Posted by Yash
    Quote Originally Posted by whoisjohngalt
    Degree in Nuclear Engineering with an Emphasis on Electrical Engineering. Ran nuclear reactors for the U.S. Navy and currently work as a Chief Engineer over a campus for a Fortune 50 company.
    Great !! work !!
    So, you must be very good with the concepts you studied during your B.tech course.
    I can't tell if your comments were sarcastic or not, so I want to at least clarify one thing. Yes, it may just be a B.tech degree, but it is the first degree that ever came from my family, and I am proud of it and I feel like I earned it considering the 14 months I spent in the Gulf getting that experience.
    No my comments were not at all sarcastic. No jealosly intention !! it was just a question.
    I think usage of smilies in my earlier reply, made doubt in your mind that my reply was sarcastic.
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    It looks like I may be the odd ball here. I have a Ph.D. in Education, Specialization in Adult Learning. I teach Academic Writing from beginning undergraduates to Doctoral students. I design and do Assessments of curriculum for universities. I writie and provide hundreds of guides for my students to help them learn top quality Academic Writing. I teach Critical and Creative Thinking at graduate level seminars throughout the country. I was part of the original team who designed, developed and taught the very first online courses taught anywhere in the world. Great fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monday1
    I was part of the original team who designed, developed and taught the very first online courses taught anywhere in the world.
    Sorry, but I'm skeptical of this claim. eLearning has been around for quite some time. I am guessing, though, that you are using a very specific meaning for "online courses" which simply doesn't align with mine.
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    I have been around much longer than Elearning. In fact when presented with that golden opportunity I left a tenured position at a university and never looked back. The challenges and wonder of online education opportunities still hold the same fascination as that first day we went online.

    By the way, we suffered constant crashes and at first could not stay online for more than a half hour at a time due to all the kinks and glitches. It was like jumping off a cliff blindfolded, but it was fabulous.
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    Interesting, and no offense intended. I'm just thinking that large corporations like IBM have been doing this for decades. I'm not necessarily limiting my thoughts to university environments. Regardless, it's not really relevant, just an area of interest for me. Welcome to the site. Regardless of your past, your education, or your personal experience, what matters here is the content of your posts, the merit of your arguments, and the logic and evidence you put forth to support them. Cheers!
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    I have a BSc Hns of Fundamental and Applied Geology of the University of Lille1. I also have a DEUG (2 years in University, basic degree) of Philosophy in the University of Reims. Basically, I consider it as a basement nothing else. The walls are 25 years of experience in oil and gas exploration.
    I am presently in a very large oil and gas services company (for the initiate, not the red but the blue) taking care of business development for Africa. My focus is on IT: exploration/production software, information management... and training. I still write 1-2 technical papers every year. The next one will be about risk evaluation in regional exploration.

    About e-learning: it needs a very dedicated person to work and it needs to be extremely focused. I will not believe, for example, in e-learning on structural geology. The subject is too wide and the result will be superficial.

    About learning, there was a quarrel during the Renaissance time in France, this is a very classic subject of philosophy. Montaigne said "Mieux vaux une tete bien faite que bien pleine" (Better a well shaped head than a full head). This is summarizing what most of us, I hope, are thinking about diplomas. School and universities are there to teach us how to learn. After universities, we are blank paper, ready for being printed by life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makandal
    I am presently in a very large oil and gas services company (for the initiate, not the red but the blue)
    You poor bastard! :wink: D&M?
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    No Ophio. SIS.
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