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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mainstreaming eLearning in National Policies: How can we make change happen? by Pierre-Antoine Ullmo and Sabine Schumann

This paper is based on a dialogue that summarises and responds to Workshop 08 of the Digital Agenda Assembly: Mainstreaming eLearning in National Policies, which took place on June 16th, 2011.



It explores new ideas regarding how to make change happen by asking: do we have concrete ideas on how to introduce change in our educational systems? The workshop generated debate on issues related to both policy and practice in order to involve stakeholders from the educational sector in a discussion on the best strategies for improving learning environments.

The Digital Agenda Assembly explored new ideas regarding how to make change happen in the educational system. At the eG8, Robert Murdoch recalled that education was a pending challenge for our already digital societies. However, the question remains: do we have concrete ideas about how to make changes in educational systems?
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Cookblast Is A One-Stop Shop For Recipes And Cooking Videos Online

Video is a great medium for learning to cook — whether it’s a specific dish or a cooking technique. Cookblast, “the web’s biggest aggregator of recipe videos”, conveniently gathers cooking videos from around the web and organises them by ingredients, dishes and cuisine.


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There are over 80,000 videos on Cookblast so far, but the site makes finding things to cook pretty easy, since there are a lot of filters you can apply to the recipe videos (e.g. equipment used). One of the most helpful sections of the site is the techniques videos, where you can learn how to boil, parboil, sear, double cook and more.
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About Cookblast
Cookblast launched in July 2010 with the goal of being the web's biggest and best search engine for cooking how to and recipe videos. We currently feature over 80,000 cooking and recipe videos, making Cookblast the web's biggest cooking video library.

We aim to help every cooking enthusiast to improve their skills - from learning a new recipe, to mastering a new technique.


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Curriki launches a video lesson plan contest for teachers


Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

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Meris Stansbury, Associate Editor writes,"Curriki.org now offers more than 43,000 learning assets contributed by educators and available under the Creative Commons license. Users can search for materials by subject or grade level, and they can see how a Curriki review committee and members of the Curriki community have rated each learning asset, with the top-rated assets appearing at the top of a search query."

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At the annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in Philadelphia this week, Curriki announced a Video Lesson Plan Challenge. Teachers are encouraged to submit their best lesson plan ideas that involve the use of video, and a panel of experts will evaluate these and choose several finalists. The 187,000 members of the Curriki community then will vote on their favorites. The grand-prize winner will receive $5,000, and there will be prizes for the second through fourth-place winners as well. The organization’s goal is to highlight exemplary uses of video in engaging students.
The deadline for submissions is July 31.
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Source: eSchool News


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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Demand for Online Learning Increases as More K-12 Students Deem it "Essential"

Number of High School Students Learning Online Triples in Three Years, Survey Shows


In just three years, the number of high school students who have access to online learning has tripled, while twice as many middle school students are now learning online according to a survey report from Project Tomorrow® and Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB).

More than 40 percent of students now designate online classes as an essential component of their learning experience with administrators and parents also becoming more supportive of this vision. In two years' time, 39 percent more administrators and five times as many parents incorporate online classes into their vision for the ultimate school.

The findings are included in the report, Learning in the 21st Century: 2011 Trends Update, an analysis prepared by Blackboard and Project Tomorrow using data from Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up National Research Project. The 2010 Speak Up surveys captured views on online education and 21st century learning from more than 379,000 U.S. K-12 students, parents, educators and college students enrolled in teacher preparation programs.

The 2011 Trends Update provides insight on the state of online learning by answering the following key questions:
  • Who is learning online?
  • What is propelling this new level of interest and excitement around online learning?
  • Can online learning really transform the learning process?
  • What is standing in the way of greater adoption of online learning in our nation’s schools?
  • What are the most effective motivators to increase the pool of teachers who want to teacher online?
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10 Important Court Cases in College History

Carol Brown has been in touch to remind us about this recent published article below.

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Most people don't think of colleges as litigious or important in the legal world, but the fact is that important court cases sometimes find their start in colleges. From affirmative action to the Fourteenth Amendment, colleges have had their part in major court case decisions in history. Here, we'll take a look at 10 of the most important ones that made it all the way to the Supreme Court.
  1. Dartmouth College v. Woodward: Dartmouth College v. Woodward considered whether a state legislature could change the charter of a college. The case determined whether Dartmouth would stay private or be forced to become a state school, changing the duties of the trustees and how they were selected. The court sided with Dartmouth, allowing the school to continue as a private college, as the school's original charter was a contract between the King of England and the trustees of Dartmouth.
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Online College is your one-stop source for going back to school. If you want to change your career or advance your current one, online college may be the best, most convenient option for you. Read through our site to learn all you need to know about online college admissions, accreditation, student loans and aid, and more. We’ve selected the top online colleges so you can be sure you’re getting a high-quality education for your tuition dollar.

Read through our Online College blog to find out what it takes to excel in college and your career. Stay on top of higher education news with our up-to-date and insightful articles. We provide the tips and tools you need to earn a degree and and gain a valuable, real-world education. Let our team of experts help you find the best college path for your career goals.


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Game Changers: Using the PC to Change the World

As PC enthusiasts we spend much of our lives finding new and exciting ways to work the technology we love into every facet of our lives. We pay our bills, play games, keep in touch with loved ones, and do business from our computers. They are our hobby, our obsession, our passion.

Photo: TechnoBuffalo

As computer enthusiasts, we are not strangers to using our interest and knowledge of tech for the benefit of others. The Internet is filled with user-created and supported software that are available to all, regardless of financial need or experience level. Some of us provide education and guidance to others through forums and knowledge base sites.
We donate our old or extra hardware to groups or individuals in need. Among us are the heroes who use a mouse and keyboard at work to fill invoices and write programs, then come home to don superhero capes and use these same tools to provide education, inspiration, and creative outlets for others. Below are just some of the many who have gone above and beyond to use their love of computers and technology to improve the lives of others.

In the next three years, the number of smart phone users is expected to exceed the one billion mark worldwide. The world has become a mobile environment, and the expectations of what cell phones can do in people’s daily lives has barely been realized. A group of young visionaries have decided to tap into the wide network of mobile technology to create mobile learning games with their company, MindSnacks.

The goal of Mindsnacks and its founder, Jesse Pickard, is to build fun and educational games that will change the way people learn. "The idea came about as I was going to a Spanish tutor in NYC as I prepared for a trip to South America. Every week I would struggle to find an hour of uninterrupted time for my lesson. One day I looked around on the subway and I saw everyone glued to their phones playing casual games. I knew then that there was an opportunity to mix casual mobile gaming with language learning. At that point, I talked with a few of my future co-founders and they also struggled with the traditional methods of learning a language. MindSnacks started soon after that."
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The University of Liverpool Goes Mobile with Blackboard

Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) today announced that the University of Liverpool has selected Blackboard Mobile Central and Blackboard Mobile Learn, mobile applications that bring the campus experience and two-way teaching and learning to smartphones and other web-enabled devices. The initiative will help the institution further enhance the student experience and deliver more personalized learning.

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Jake Gannon, Head of Applications, Systems and Services at the University of Liverpool said, "In our everyday lives we’re all becoming familiar with performing a wide array of tasks directly from our mobiles. Blackboard has given us the ability to respond positively and proactively to our students’ needs, which benefits the diversification of our brand and enhances the quality of our reputation."
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The Blackboard Mobile Central application enables on-demand access to vital campus information, enabling users to navigate interactive campus maps, access course catalogs, event calendars and news and use a directory to call or email instructors and classmates directly from the app. The Blackboard Mobile Learn solution allows students and faculty to access and upload course content, check grades and assignments, create threaded discussion posts, email their classmates and instructors, comment on blogs and more.
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For more information about Blackboard Mobile, please visit: http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Mobile/Overview.aspx
For more information about the University of Liverpool, please visit http://www.liv.ac.uk.

About The University of Liverpool.
The University of Liverpool is a member of the Russell Group of leading research-intensive institutions in the UK. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £110 million annually.

About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Source: RealWire


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Monday, June 27, 2011

6/28 free webinar: How Lecture Capture Impacts Student Outcomes

Check out this FREE online webinar below:


Evaluating Lecture Capture's Impact on Student Outcomes

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
11:00 a.m. Central (
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In 2004, the Dental School, University of Maryland, Baltimore envisioned a school offering state-of-the-art technology with lecture capture at its core. Students would have access to course content 24/7, and a newly-launched distance-ed program in dental hygiene would thrive with online lectures. After an extensive evaluation they selected Mediasite for their endeavor and off they went webcasting every lecture and lab session from that point forward.

Now with five-thousand captures, half a million views and several years of student surveys compiled, Dr. James Craig, professor and educational consultant from the Dental School, is ready to share some real results that prove lecture capture has transformed the student experience.

Join us to hear Dr. Craig present his findings and answer your questions live, including:

  • What was the most important "buy in" to get faculty on board with recording lectures?
  • What impact does lecture capture have on student satisfaction?
  • How does lecture capture impact student outcomes, attendance and program completion?
  • How did lecture capture become a vital tool for successful board-exam preparation?
  • How do you know when it's time to delete a lecture?
  • How has Mediasite helped the Dental School's public relations efforts?
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The Science of Learning: How Current Brain Research Can Improve Education



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Jenna Zwang, Assistant Editor writes, "Today's story features the latest STAR (School Technology Action Report), "The Science of Learning: How Current Brain Research Can Improve Education."  

In it, the editors of eSchool Media highlight cutting-edge research from leading neuroscience experts on how various activities affect the brain, and how these activities can help students improve their comprehension and memory."

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From understanding how multimedia and physical exercise can affect classroom instruction, to appreciating the influence of art and reading on brain development, to taking the first steps in realizing the mind mechanics of autism, researchers know more today than ever before on what techniques can have the biggest impact on teaching and learning.

In this report, you’ll discover how the brain reacts to:
  • Visual learning and memory training
  • Physical activity
  • Arts and Language Arts
  • Gaming
  • New techniques for students with disabilities
  • Early childhood education
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Source: eSchool News


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50 Creative Ways to Fight the “Summer Slide”

Emma Taylor has been in touch to remind us about this recent published article below.

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Over the summer, students spend time relaxing, vacationing, and having fun, while the knowledge they learned in the school year slips right out from underneath them. This break from learning, and subsequent learning loss, is known as the "summer slide," and over time, can add up to years of lost learning and productivity at the start of each school year. It’s a serious problem, but there’s an easy way to fix it — learning over the summer.
Summer learning can be fun and creative, and fit right in with your vacation plans. Read on to learn about 50 ways to fight brain drain over the summer.

Reading & Writing
Keeping up with reading and writing skills over the summer is key to maintaining learning throughout the year — so pay special attention to these creative learning activities
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What Kids Can Learn from Playing in Virtual Worlds by Audrey Watters

There are over 1 billion users of virtual worlds, online communities where users have avatars and participate in various simulated environments. Even more impressive than that number: roughly half of those virtual world users are under age 15.

Photo: MindShift

With a number of news stories lately about kids under 13 on Facebook (violating the social network’s terms of service), you’d think there weren’t any other social networking sites that were geared for kids or where kids wanted to be. But clearly that’s hardly the case, and there are many social networks, gaming sites and virtual worlds aimed at the under 13 set: Club Penguin, Whyville, and Webkinz to name just a few. (Here’s a list of eight social media sites just for kids.).

As always, parents should make sure they know where and what their kids are doing online. The best virtual worlds offer reporting features for parents and keep in contact with them should any problems arise. They also allow parents to enter alongside their children.
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New iPad App Redesigns Teacher Support with Mobile Dashboard

With the iconic iPad in the crook of their arms, today’s teachers – for the first time – have easy mobile access to high-quality, comprehensive digital teaching content, tools and support specifically designed to take advantage of the powerful new mobile tablet device capabilities to prepare and deliver effective instruction.

Pearson’s new Dash on iPad app for Teachers gives educators mobile access to point-of-use teaching strategies, content information, training resources, engaging videos, lesson plans, discussion topics, test questions and answers, interactive tutorials, and personalized student information — all integrated through a user-friendly touch screen interface.

At the International Society for Technology in Education’s (ISTE) annual conference, Pearson School's head of Mobile Learning Deb Bonanno, said today, "Never before have we been able to empower our educators the way we can now with mobile tablet technology. Devices like iPad allow us to re-imagine how we support teachers in their work, how we can design content, and innovate new teacher productivity tools."
She added, "Dash on iPad supports teachers during lesson preparation and active teaching in an unprecedented manner by giving them mobile access to the information and tools they need, designed specifically for the touch screen mobile tablet device."
Download the Dash app from the Apple App store.
To learn more, visit the Dash website.
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Dash: Maximize the Power of iPad for Teachers

About Pearson and Mobile LearningPearson is leveraging the power of mobile technologies to add new dimensions to core instructional programs, deeply engage student learning with interactive new content, and enhance instructor effectiveness through new tools that provide point-of-use teaching support and access to up-to-the minute performance data. Our comprehensive range of solutions address both educator and student needs, seamlessly complement our world-class digital, print or blended instructional programs, and offer increased value to customer investments by extending content and services to new mobile devices that are always on, always available, and uniquely personal for educators and students alike.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

ED highlights best practices in school labor-management collaboration

Here's what's new on eSchool News site today.

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Laura Devaney, Managing Editor summarizes, "A new report from the U.S. Department of Education studies how successful districts are advancing student achievement through better labor-management collaboration."

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The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a report called “Local Labor-Management Relationships as a Vehicle to Advance Reform,” highlighting the work of the 12 school districts that presented at its first-ever Labor-Management Collaboration Conference in Denver earlier this year.

As presenters at the conference, the 12 districts were represented by board presidents, superintendents, and teacher leaders, who shared stories and strategies about how they have worked together to move beyond the usual labor-management rancor to develop bold, student-centered initiatives.

The report is an important contribution to a relatively new field, ED says, studying how successful districts are advancing student achievement through better labor-management collaboration. The report uses presentations made by district leaders, interviews, and document analyses to summarize what these 12 local partnerships have accomplished and, more importantly, how they have accomplished it.
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Source: eSchool News


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10 Ways Wikipedia Has Changed Education

Larry Dignan has been in touch to remind us about this article below.

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Whether ultimately a boon or a bane (or somewhere in between), only educators from another planet haven’t somehow encountered opinions regarding Wikipedia’s presence in their industry…

Just about as many ideas about its influence exist as there are individuals to even hold them, but nobody can deny that the online encyclopedia, not to mention the other Wikimedia websites, certainly left a splash in the classroom and mainstream society alike. And here, for reader consideration, just happen to be a couple of examples.
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Create mobile learning, not art for art’s sake by Martin Addison

Smartphones and tablet computers such as the iPad provide a dynamic and innovative way to deliver just-in-time learning content for staff on-the-move.
Martin Addison is CEO of Video Arts,
the video training,
m-learning and e-learning company
"As the balance of training tilts away from the classroom and moves towards 24/7 access to learning assets, the ability to offer bite-sized chunks of practical learning via handheld devices has made mobile learning a very exciting proposition for organisations. However achieving success takes a lot more than simply 'porting' across e-learning content to a smaller screen or dumping text from a website into an app." writes Martin Addison.

Too many people seem to be forgetting that mobile learning - like classrooms and e-learning portals before it - is simply a conduit for effective learning content. Yes, it can provide instant on-the-job support or refresher training at the point of need. For example, for managers who are dreading a difficult appraisal session, nervous about a presentation or who are about to interview a job applicant.
The point is that mobile learning is most effective for short and snappy learning interventions. This means that your content has to be considered with great care.
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Video for learning: don't let the techies faze you

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Bringing Mobile Fun and Learning to the Classroom; Britannica iOS Apps a Hit with Students, Teachers

At a time when kids are putting mobile devices at the center of their social lives, Britannica Digital Learning is extending that to education, bringing the company’s highly acclaimed apps to schools through a discount program from Apple.

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Schools today are using the Apple iPad and other iOS devices in growing numbers, and the Britannica Kids app series gives them a range of high-quality curriculum-correlated titles for those devices in science, social studies, history and geography. In addition to reliable, fact-packed articles, Britannica apps include videos, pictures, games, puzzles and quizzes that make learning fun. iPhone Life Magazine said of the Ancient Rome app, “Teachers and homeschooling parents can use it for review, as the basis for a unit study or to enrich lesson plans. In fact, anyone who likes to learn about ancient cultures will have fun with this app. Definitely 5 Stars!”

"Educators are demanding mobile apps," said Michael Ross, senior vice president at Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and general manager of Britannica Digital Learning. "Teachers understand that kids are using mobile devices all the time and that they offer a great way to engage students. We understand that to meet educators’ needs it’s important for us to provide interactive learning experiences through mobile applications."
More information about Britannica’s mobile apps is available at info.eb.com.

About Britannica Digital Learning

Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality classroom products and solutions for educators. BDL experts produce curriculum-correlated products for all ages from preschool to college that make creative of use of classroom technologies—such as interactive whiteboards and student-response devices—making it easier for teachers to teach and for students to learn. Products include Britannica SmartMath, Pathways: Science, Britannica Online School Edition and Image Quest. BDL is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., located in Chicago.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teenagers Create Mobile App to Help Students Academically Succeed

Inspired by the need for educational apps that target high school and middle school academics, Success Tips for School 1.1 helps teens learn the in and outs of doing well in school. Written by teens for teens, Success Tips bypasses the textbook and gets straight to what students want and need – advice on how best to approach schoolwork and how to study effectively. The advice is timely and pertinent for today’s competitive school and work environments.

"As Niles Technology expands its educational app products, Success Tips is a logical advancement,” explains Michael A. Niles, president of Niles Technology Group. “The App Store is a bit top heavy on pre-school and test-taking apps, and there are very few apps in between that cover some of the more difficult aspects of learning in high school and middle school. Niles Technology was the first to really tackle, head-on, the intricacies of essay writing, and now we want to be the first in helping teenagers become more confident and proactive in their studies. Success Tips is a road-map that helps students grasp the reigns of doing well academically."
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About Niles Technology Group
Niles Technology Group was founded in 2007 to develop software for emerging technologies and is developing a series of mobile computing applications dedicated to teaching superior writing and logical thinking skills. With its experience in the technology and content required to develop full-featured products for students, Niles Technology Group is a leading iPhone app publisher, and the Achievers Writing Center and Essay Writing Wizard apps have sold successfully worldwide.
The key to Niles Technology Group’s success is specificity. Each app is specific to the writing task at hand. Michael A. Niles, the founder, was formerly, for eight years, the President and CEO of The Right Education, Inc. (TRE), a web-based educational technology company that developed The Learning Accelerator. He looks forward to continuing to bring top-line education products to the mobile computing marketplace. Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Niles Technology Group. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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Scholars trial free MBA e-learning tool

Regenesys, South Africa’s business, management and leadership school, is offering global students an opportunity to try out their MBA degree for free.

"The one-month trial allows you to study and interact with students on the Regenesys e-learning platform for the first module of your MBA," says Cousins.

Students will have access to all the learning materials from the workbook, videos and articles. The course is aimed at MBA-aspirant students who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent NQF Level 7 qualification.

Access to this offer is instant and valid until 11 July 2011.

“An MBA enhances your career prospects by turning you into a superior leader. That’s what organisations are desperate for,” says Cousins.
For more information log on to www.regenesys.co.za

About Regenesys

With over 60,000 stu­dents edu­cated in the past 12 years in over 1000 of the most reput­able local and inter­na­tional organ­isa­tions, Regenesys is one of the fast­est grow­ing and lead­ing insti­tu­tions of man­age­ment and lead­er­ship devel­op­ment in Southern Africa. This has been pos­sible only through our abso­lute com­mit­ment to excel­lence and the highest stand­ards of qual­ity and ser­vice deliv­ery to our stu­dents, staff and all other stakeholders.

At Regenesys, we assist indi­vidu­als and organ­isa­tions to achieve their goals by enhan­cing their man­age­ment and lead­er­ship poten­tial. We approach edu­ca­tion hol­ist­ic­ally — intel­lec­tu­ally, emo­tion­ally and spir­itu­ally. Our learn­ing pro­grammes are designed to inspire and trans­form minds, hearts and souls of our stu­dents, and to develop pos­it­ive values, atti­tudes and beha­vi­ors required for success.

Regenesys devel­ops ana­lyt­ical thinkers, problem-solvers, emo­tion­ally intel­li­gent and value-driven lead­ers who are able to oper­ate suc­cess­fully in a dynamic global envir­on­ment. We explore cutting-edge man­age­ment the­or­ies and models from local and global per­spect­ives to com­ple­ment indi­vidual lead­er­ship devel­op­ment pro­cesses. We focus on har­ness­ing entre­pren­eur­ial skills for the pos­sib­il­ity of cre­at­ing sus­tain­able new ven­tures. Our pro­grammes gen­er­ate new options for career advance­ment, cre­ation of wealth and the expan­sion of your sphere of influence.

At Regenesys, you will exper­i­ence, care, respect and pro­fes­sion­al­ism. You will engage with busi­ness experts, entre­pren­eurs and aca­dem­ics inspired by the pur­pose of human devel­op­ment. You will be at a place where top busi­ness and gov­ern­ment lead­ers meet, net­work, share their exper­i­ences and know­ledge, learn from each other, and develop busi­ness rela­tion­ships. You will have access to a campus, in the heart of Sandton, with the tran­quil­lity of a zen-garden, gym and med­it­a­tion / prayer room.

We encour­age you to embark on a jour­ney of per­sonal devel­op­ment with Regenesys. We will help you to awaken your poten­tial and to real­ise that everything you need to suc­ceed is within you. We will be with you every step of the way. We will work hard with you and at the end, we will cel­eb­rate with you.

Source: IT News Africa 


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Upcoming ACRL e-Learning on winning library grants, classroom assessment and digital learning materials



e-Learning from ACRL

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) is offering a wide variety of online learning opportunities in summer 2011 to meet the demands of your schedule and budget.
Full details and registration information are available on the ACRL website at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm.

Registration for all online seminars and webcasts qualifies for the ACRL Frequent Learner Program. Register for three ACRL e-Learning events and receive one free registration.
Visit http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/events/elearning/freqlearner.cfm for more information on the Frequent Learner Program.

ACRL online seminars are asynchronous, multi-week courses delivered through Moodle. Online seminars scheduled for summer 2011 include:
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Complete details and registration information for all summer 2011 e-Learning opportunities are available online at http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/proftools/elearning.cfm.

About ACRL

ACRL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA), representing more than 12,500 academic and research librarians and interested individuals. ACRL is the only individual membership organization in North America that develops programs, products and services to meet the unique needs of academic and research librarians. Its initiatives enable the higher education community to understand the role that academic libraries play in the teaching, learning and research environments.
ACRL is on the Web at http://www.acrl.org/, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ala.acrl and Twitter at @ala_acrl.

Source: WebWire 


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University of San Francisco and Adobe Partner to Offer 100% Online ACE: SiteCatalyst User Training

U.S. News & World Report-ranked University of San Francisco (USF) announced their partnership with Adobe Systems Incorporated today and are pleased to offer a video based e-learning, 100% online version of the ACE: SiteCatalyst User Training.

This course is designed to give qualified individuals and companies specialized training, skills and knowledge of the Adobe SiteCatalyst analytics platform, 100% online.

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The first of its kind, this course consists of the complete ACE: SiteCatalyst User Training program and includes 60 streaming video lectures totaling more than 12 hours of content and 55 demonstrations, each delivered by Doug Moore, the head of SiteCatalyst training at Adobe.
The first week of the ACE: SiteCatalyst User Training online lectures are available at no cost by going to the Classroom Login page at http://www.USanFranOnline.com and entering the username/password combination Sitecatalyst/training.
Log in today and experience the benefits of cutting-edge, video-based e-learning, providing official SiteCatalyst content delivered directly by Adobe experts, 100% online.
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About Adobe SiteCatalyst powered by Omniture.
Adobe SiteCatalyst provides marketers with actionable, real-time intelligence about online strategies and marketing initiatives. SiteCatalyst helps marketers quickly identify the most profitable paths through their Website, determine where visitors are navigating away from their site, and identify critical success metrics for online marketing campaigns. SiteCatalyst is part of the Adobe® Online Marketing Suite of applications for online business optimizations.

About the University of San Francisco

Acclaimed as one of America's best universities by U.S. News & World Report, the University of San Francisco has earned a reputation for academic excellence that dates back to its founding in 1855. It is committed to becoming internationally recognized as a premier Jesuit Catholic, urban university with a global perspective. USF's online programs are offered through its School of Business and Management, which includes the Masagung Graduate School of Management and the McLaren Undergraduate College of Business.

About University Alliance Online

The University Alliance (UA) facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions.
Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments - making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Tulane University's Freeman School of Business, the University of San Francisco, the University of Vermont, Florida Institute of Technology, The University of Scranton, Dominican University and Jacksonville University.
Source: Reuters


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