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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Breaking The Disability Cycle Through Education by Christine Kane

Today I have Christine Kane as guest blogger. Please be sure to check out her unique guest post. Guest posts are always welcome, please contact me.

You would think that the goal of any government welfare program would be to get people off of it. With the economy the way it is, and the deficit the way it is, you would think that the United States government would want to promote healthy living and a self-sufficient population.
But no. No, the disability generation creeps by on monthly checks, forever making it from one paycheck to the other without getting ahead. Why do people stay on social security disability, especially psychiatric disability, even when they feel better? Because it is a cycle- one that they cannot escape.

Okay, so first you get on social security disability. Let’s say you had a bad auto accident. You were already a semi-unstable person, but this throws you over the edge. You make your living in some active field- construction, etc, and now you’re hurt. Not only are you hurt physically, but the accident has tipped you over your emotional edge and you are hurt psychologically too. What do you do? You have no money, no job, and no way to get one. So you apply for disability and get on. Great, you think, that’ll help me until I get back on my feet.

Well, it takes you longer then you think. Your bones don’t heal exactly right, everything hurts, and you just can’t stop crying randomly. You sign up for medical help through social security disability and start seeing a psychiatrist. It takes a while, but with the combination of anti-anxiety meds and counseling, you begin to think about looking for some part-time work. Just to see if you can make it. You know your aching bones and still-brittle psyche won’t let you jump into a 40 hour workweek, besides, what high-paying job are you going to get after being out of the workforce for a few years?

But wait! If you get a job, not only will they take whatever amount you make out of your disability check, but they will also question if you are really disabled. If they take you off, you won’t have any access to your doctor or medication. Should you risk it? How will you survive? You barely make it from paycheck to paycheck now, and you’ll make even less working part time- and no healthcare. And what happens if you can’t make it? What if you break down one too many times at work and they fire you? What if you just can’t perform? You know that social security disability won’t take you back. You’ll have to fight to get back on, and that means lawyers, which means even less money. Why risk it? It would take a miracle job to get you out of the hole, and that’s not looking hopeful.

This is the cycle that many ‘disabled’ people go through. How do you transition between disabled to a part of the workforce? How do you break the grip of a system that’s all or nothing? Some say education is the answer; just go back to school and learn a new trade.

Thankfully, community colleges offer opportunities now that were never dreamed of in the past. Financial aid is available for almost anyone, and online classes offer a convenient and apt method for disabled learners to further their education. Through online learning, the disabled can look forward to a future brighter than living paycheck to paycheck. They can pursue a career, get a certificate, or specialize in one of the hundreds of fields that community colleges offer. Their life opens up when education is within their grasp, and they don’t have to stop there. Scholarships and grants will allow them to pursue a graduate or post-graduate degree, ensuring them better paying, less physically strenuous jobs. They can break the cycle and live a successful, productive life.

Author Bio
This Guest post is by Christine Kane from internet service providers, she is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00@gmail.com.

Many thanks to Christine.
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Breaking The Disability Cycle Through Education by Christine Kane

Today I have Christine Kane as guest blogger. Please be sure to check out her unique guest post. Guest posts are always welcome, please contact me.

You would think that the goal of any government welfare program would be to get people off of it. With the economy the way it is, and the deficit the way it is, you would think that the United States government would want to promote healthy living and a self-sufficient population.
But no. No, the disability generation creeps by on monthly checks, forever making it from one paycheck to the other without getting ahead. Why do people stay on social security disability, especially psychiatric disability, even when they feel better? Because it is a cycle- one that they cannot escape.

Okay, so first you get on social security disability. Let’s say you had a bad auto accident. You were already a semi-unstable person, but this throws you over the edge. You make your living in some active field- construction, etc, and now you’re hurt. Not only are you hurt physically, but the accident has tipped you over your emotional edge and you are hurt psychologically too. What do you do? You have no money, no job, and no way to get one. So you apply for disability and get on. Great, you think, that’ll help me until I get back on my feet.

Well, it takes you longer then you think. Your bones don’t heal exactly right, everything hurts, and you just can’t stop crying randomly. You sign up for medical help through social security disability and start seeing a psychiatrist. It takes a while, but with the combination of anti-anxiety meds and counseling, you begin to think about looking for some part-time work. Just to see if you can make it. You know your aching bones and still-brittle psyche won’t let you jump into a 40 hour workweek, besides, what high-paying job are you going to get after being out of the workforce for a few years?

But wait! If you get a job, not only will they take whatever amount you make out of your disability check, but they will also question if you are really disabled. If they take you off, you won’t have any access to your doctor or medication. Should you risk it? How will you survive? You barely make it from paycheck to paycheck now, and you’ll make even less working part time- and no healthcare. And what happens if you can’t make it? What if you break down one too many times at work and they fire you? What if you just can’t perform? You know that social security disability won’t take you back. You’ll have to fight to get back on, and that means lawyers, which means even less money. Why risk it? It would take a miracle job to get you out of the hole, and that’s not looking hopeful.

This is the cycle that many ‘disabled’ people go through. How do you transition between disabled to a part of the workforce? How do you break the grip of a system that’s all or nothing? Some say education is the answer; just go back to school and learn a new trade.

Thankfully, community colleges offer opportunities now that were never dreamed of in the past. Financial aid is available for almost anyone, and online classes offer a convenient and apt method for disabled learners to further their education. Through online learning, the disabled can look forward to a future brighter than living paycheck to paycheck. They can pursue a career, get a certificate, or specialize in one of the hundreds of fields that community colleges offer. Their life opens up when education is within their grasp, and they don’t have to stop there. Scholarships and grants will allow them to pursue a graduate or post-graduate degree, ensuring them better paying, less physically strenuous jobs. They can break the cycle and live a successful, productive life.

Author Bio
This Guest post is by Christine Kane from internet service providers, she is a graduate of Communication and Journalism. She enjoys writing about a wide-variety of subjects for different blogs. She can be reached via email at: Christi.Kane00@gmail.com.

Many thanks to Christine.
Enjoy your reading!


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Current Site of the Week: Tips to address school bullying

Photo: Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor writes, "A federal bullying resource can help students, teachers, and parents define bullying and confront a problem affecting so many young people across the nation. Plus, six STEM schools receive awards and recognition for their hard work, and virtual schooling broadens its scope."

Photo: StopBullying.gov

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Obama administration are making school bullying a priority. In addition to setting up an informational website, www.stopbullying.gov, the administration is working on developing a uniform definition of bullying that aims to help schools confront the problem.
In the wake of the suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer of Amherst, N.Y., Duncan and other education experts said schools must confront the bullying problem head on, lest they risk more young lives. Rodemeyer was the victim of several hateful anonymous comments left on his Formspring blog.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News 


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Current Site of the Week: Tips to address school bullying

Photo: Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor writes, "A federal bullying resource can help students, teachers, and parents define bullying and confront a problem affecting so many young people across the nation. Plus, six STEM schools receive awards and recognition for their hard work, and virtual schooling broadens its scope."

Photo: StopBullying.gov

Education Secretary Arne Duncan and the Obama administration are making school bullying a priority. In addition to setting up an informational website, www.stopbullying.gov, the administration is working on developing a uniform definition of bullying that aims to help schools confront the problem.
In the wake of the suicide of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer of Amherst, N.Y., Duncan and other education experts said schools must confront the bullying problem head on, lest they risk more young lives. Rodemeyer was the victim of several hateful anonymous comments left on his Formspring blog.
Read more...

Source: eSchool News 


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10 Scenarios Where I’d Pay $1000 to Access the Internet

Christine Kane has been in touch to remind us about this recently published below.

Photo: Internet Service Providers

Access to the internet, on average, is less expensive than it was a few years ago, although there are notable exceptions. The fierce competition among providers served to put a virtual ceiling on rates to access a virtual world. Now, however, in tougher economic times providers are trying to come up with ways to maximize revenues, and use-based fees are becoming popular with ISP’s.

There are times when internet access needs to provide more than basic functions, as when privacy and security concerns are at a premium, and these features can cost dearly. Other places where internet access is expensive are in countries where internet service is extremely limited and/or controlled by monopolies, government or private.
Read more...


Related link
Take a closer look at Internet Service Providers Blog 


Thanks to Christine.
Enjoy your reading!

Source: Internet Service Providers 


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10 Scenarios Where I’d Pay $1000 to Access the Internet

Christine Kane has been in touch to remind us about this recently published below.

Photo: Internet Service Providers

Access to the internet, on average, is less expensive than it was a few years ago, although there are notable exceptions. The fierce competition among providers served to put a virtual ceiling on rates to access a virtual world. Now, however, in tougher economic times providers are trying to come up with ways to maximize revenues, and use-based fees are becoming popular with ISP’s.

There are times when internet access needs to provide more than basic functions, as when privacy and security concerns are at a premium, and these features can cost dearly. Other places where internet access is expensive are in countries where internet service is extremely limited and/or controlled by monopolies, government or private.
Read more...


Related link
Take a closer look at Internet Service Providers Blog 


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Source: Internet Service Providers 


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Who’s doing what with mobile learning right now? Part 3 by Andrew Jackson

In the third part of his series on mobile learning, Andrew Jackson looks at using mobile to improve performance support.

Photo: TrainingZone.co.uk

If you work in learning and development, you’ve probably been faced with the following dilemma more than once in your career.
Your organisation needs people to have specific skills and knowledge - right now. But it can’t afford lengthy, formal training to provide the level of knowledge desired.

The performance support solution
In response, it’s likely you would have turned to performance support to help plug that knowledge gap. Instead of extensive training, it’s likely you would have found ways to make key information available to your learners at their moment of need.

Some worry that performance support is just training on the cheap. As our introductory dilemma illustrates, sometimes performance support does replace formal training completely, but in many cases it is used to complement the learning that goes on elsewhere.

"Mobile makes it possible to get your hands on support information moving around the office, waiting for meetings to start, even during meetings."

In fact, many experts in the field recognise performance support is not just about providing for the moment of need (sidekick support), it can also be used for more reflective learning - just before and just after completing a task (planner support.
Read more...

Related links
Who’s doing what with mobile learning right now?
Who's doing what with mobile learning right now? part 2

Source: TrainingZone.co.uk


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Who’s doing what with mobile learning right now? Part 3 by Andrew Jackson

In the third part of his series on mobile learning, Andrew Jackson looks at using mobile to improve performance support.

Photo: TrainingZone.co.uk

If you work in learning and development, you’ve probably been faced with the following dilemma more than once in your career.
Your organisation needs people to have specific skills and knowledge - right now. But it can’t afford lengthy, formal training to provide the level of knowledge desired.

The performance support solution
In response, it’s likely you would have turned to performance support to help plug that knowledge gap. Instead of extensive training, it’s likely you would have found ways to make key information available to your learners at their moment of need.

Some worry that performance support is just training on the cheap. As our introductory dilemma illustrates, sometimes performance support does replace formal training completely, but in many cases it is used to complement the learning that goes on elsewhere.

"Mobile makes it possible to get your hands on support information moving around the office, waiting for meetings to start, even during meetings."

In fact, many experts in the field recognise performance support is not just about providing for the moment of need (sidekick support), it can also be used for more reflective learning - just before and just after completing a task (planner support.
Read more...

Related links
Who’s doing what with mobile learning right now?
Who's doing what with mobile learning right now? part 2

Source: TrainingZone.co.uk


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Learning Tree International Introduces a New Course: Developing Applications for Android(TM) Devices

Learning Tree International has announced the introduction of a new mobile application development course--Developing Applications for Android(TM) Devices .
This course offers the skills to build professional mobile business applications using Java and the Android SDK.

Photo: Learning Tree

"In this course, participants learn to design engaging Android applications that work seamlessly with a range of the most popular phones and tablets," said Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International. "This new course offers the skills to design user interfaces, store and retrieve data and integrate Android applications with location-based services."

Through hands-on exercises, this course gives participants practical experience developing Android applications.
Exercises include:
  • Creating an Android application from scratch 
  • Building the UI using the ADT Visual Designer 
  •  Adding event handling to the Graphical User Interface 
  •  Integrating applications with the SQLite database
  •  Developing a content provider and binding to a list 
  •  Leveraging Honeycomb to create tablet applications 
  •  Packaging applications for publication
Learning Tree will begin presenting Developing Applications for Android(TM) Devices at its Education Centers in October, 2011.
Read more...

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective hands-on training to managers and information technology professionals.
Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on people and project management, leadership and business skills, Web development, operating systems, databases, networking, IT security and software development.
Courses are presented at Learning Tree Education Centers located globally, on site at client facilities, and are available via Learning Tree AnyWare(TM) (patent pending), our proprietary live, online instructor-led training delivery option that connects online participants to actual classrooms.
For more information about our products and services, visit www.learningtree.com follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Source: MarketWatch


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Learning Tree International Introduces a New Course: Developing Applications for Android(TM) Devices

Learning Tree International has announced the introduction of a new mobile application development course--Developing Applications for Android(TM) Devices .
This course offers the skills to build professional mobile business applications using Java and the Android SDK.

Photo: Learning Tree

"In this course, participants learn to design engaging Android applications that work seamlessly with a range of the most popular phones and tablets," said Jennifer Urick, Vice President of Product Development for Learning Tree International. "This new course offers the skills to design user interfaces, store and retrieve data and integrate Android applications with location-based services."

Through hands-on exercises, this course gives participants practical experience developing Android applications.
Exercises include:
  • Creating an Android application from scratch 
  • Building the UI using the ADT Visual Designer 
  •  Adding event handling to the Graphical User Interface 
  •  Integrating applications with the SQLite database
  •  Developing a content provider and binding to a list 
  •  Leveraging Honeycomb to create tablet applications 
  •  Packaging applications for publication
Learning Tree will begin presenting Developing Applications for Android(TM) Devices at its Education Centers in October, 2011.
Read more...

About Learning Tree International

Learning Tree International is a leading global provider of highly effective hands-on training to managers and information technology professionals.
Since 1974, over 65,000 organizations have relied on Learning Tree to enhance the professional skills of more than 2.1 million employees. Learning Tree develops, markets and delivers a broad, proprietary library of instructor-led courses focused on people and project management, leadership and business skills, Web development, operating systems, databases, networking, IT security and software development.
Courses are presented at Learning Tree Education Centers located globally, on site at client facilities, and are available via Learning Tree AnyWare(TM) (patent pending), our proprietary live, online instructor-led training delivery option that connects online participants to actual classrooms.
For more information about our products and services, visit www.learningtree.com follow @LearningTree on Twitter or visit Learning Tree International's Facebook fan page.

Source: MarketWatch


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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ePals Introduces LearningSpace 2.0: A Social Learning Platform Bringing Safe Social Networking and Online Collaboration to K-12 Educators and Students

ePals Corporation ("ePals"), an education technology company and leading safe social learning network ("SLN"), today announced the launch of LearningSpace 2.0, the next generation of its social learning platform.

LearningSpace Brochure (PDF)

ePals' LearningSpace 2.0 combines the best features of consumer collaboration and social networking platforms -- such as Google +, Facebook, and Twitter -- with SchoolSafe(TM) technology-enabled safety and privacy controls to manage online social interaction.
In addition, LearningSpace 2.0 contains substantial enhancements that optimize the platform for educator-mediated and peer-based learning, not merely social interaction. LearningSpace 2.0 lets schools and districts create online learning communities of any size -- within a classroom, across a district or across a network of classrooms worldwide.

Broad Range of Social Learning Capabilities In this release, LearningSpace ships with more than 40 customizable apps for communication, collaboration, moderation and site formatting, which gives district administrators and educators the ability to modify the platform to suit their needs -- including combining apps to create both private and public-facing school pages. Other collaborative features include enhanced grouping functions for classes, organizations and team projects; integrated assignment and project support; multi-level blogs, wikis, forums, and media galleries; and dynamic events and calendars.

More About LearningSpace 2.0
  • Enhanced Groups - Streamlined ability for educators to create, organize and navigate hierarchies of safe, Web 2.0-enabled groups for classes, projects, collections, school clubs, special interest groups and local and global collaborations;
  • Advanced Web 2.0 Tools - Ability to add and remove multiple Web 2.0 features such as blogs, media galleries, wikis and forums within each group for multi-model teaching and learning;
  • Assignments and Project Support - Assignment and homework dropbox features for teachers to easily manage, assign and send updates about school work;
  • Dynamic Calendars and Events - Event management tools and dynamically populated calendars for students, parents and educators to track events, due dates and deadlines across the groups and classes relevant to them;
  • School and District Websites - Ability to create externally facing school-branded pages from easy-to-use templates to manage public communications
For more information on ePals' LearningSpace, visit www.learningspace.epals.com
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LearningSpace 2.0 Preview
Source: Marketwire and ePals


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ePals Introduces LearningSpace 2.0: A Social Learning Platform Bringing Safe Social Networking and Online Collaboration to K-12 Educators and Students

ePals Corporation ("ePals"), an education technology company and leading safe social learning network ("SLN"), today announced the launch of LearningSpace 2.0, the next generation of its social learning platform.

LearningSpace Brochure (PDF)

ePals' LearningSpace 2.0 combines the best features of consumer collaboration and social networking platforms -- such as Google +, Facebook, and Twitter -- with SchoolSafe(TM) technology-enabled safety and privacy controls to manage online social interaction.
In addition, LearningSpace 2.0 contains substantial enhancements that optimize the platform for educator-mediated and peer-based learning, not merely social interaction. LearningSpace 2.0 lets schools and districts create online learning communities of any size -- within a classroom, across a district or across a network of classrooms worldwide.

Broad Range of Social Learning Capabilities In this release, LearningSpace ships with more than 40 customizable apps for communication, collaboration, moderation and site formatting, which gives district administrators and educators the ability to modify the platform to suit their needs -- including combining apps to create both private and public-facing school pages. Other collaborative features include enhanced grouping functions for classes, organizations and team projects; integrated assignment and project support; multi-level blogs, wikis, forums, and media galleries; and dynamic events and calendars.

More About LearningSpace 2.0
  • Enhanced Groups - Streamlined ability for educators to create, organize and navigate hierarchies of safe, Web 2.0-enabled groups for classes, projects, collections, school clubs, special interest groups and local and global collaborations;
  • Advanced Web 2.0 Tools - Ability to add and remove multiple Web 2.0 features such as blogs, media galleries, wikis and forums within each group for multi-model teaching and learning;
  • Assignments and Project Support - Assignment and homework dropbox features for teachers to easily manage, assign and send updates about school work;
  • Dynamic Calendars and Events - Event management tools and dynamically populated calendars for students, parents and educators to track events, due dates and deadlines across the groups and classes relevant to them;
  • School and District Websites - Ability to create externally facing school-branded pages from easy-to-use templates to manage public communications
For more information on ePals' LearningSpace, visit www.learningspace.epals.com
Read more...

LearningSpace 2.0 Preview
Source: Marketwire and ePals


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Stanford Advanced Project Management Introduces Blended Learning Approach to India

Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development is extending to India a new blended learning approach for delivering project management education.
Stanford Advanced Project Management in India launched in September and the first cohort roll-out will take place in December 2011.

 Stanford Advanced Project Management brochure (PDF)

Stanford’s Advanced Project Management certificate program provides executives and professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program in India will deliver courses in a blended learning mode—consisting of instructor-led sessions, online courses, live virtual sessions, and program end evaluation. Stanford has partnered with the Straxium Corporation, which has offices in India, to interface with participants and host the on-site lectures and virtual discussions. Participants will learn from and network with other professionals in India. 
Read more...

About the Stanford Center for Professional Development


The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, and view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site.

About Straxium Corporation

Straxium assists transnational companies transform existing local delivery and execution teams into global innovation leaders, by identifying globalization strategies, developing organizational and individual capabilities, influencing leaders and processes, and measuring the ability to innovate.  

Source:  EON: Enhanced Online News      


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Stanford Advanced Project Management Introduces Blended Learning Approach to India

Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development is extending to India a new blended learning approach for delivering project management education.
Stanford Advanced Project Management in India launched in September and the first cohort roll-out will take place in December 2011.

 Stanford Advanced Project Management brochure (PDF)

Stanford’s Advanced Project Management certificate program provides executives and professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios. The program in India will deliver courses in a blended learning mode—consisting of instructor-led sessions, online courses, live virtual sessions, and program end evaluation. Stanford has partnered with the Straxium Corporation, which has offices in India, to interface with participants and host the on-site lectures and virtual discussions. Participants will learn from and network with other professionals in India. 
Read more...

About the Stanford Center for Professional Development


The Stanford Center for Professional Development connects working professionals worldwide to the research and teaching of Stanford University faculty in the School of Engineering and related academic departments. Qualified individuals may study for master of science degrees on a part-time basis, pursue graduate and professional certificates, take individual graduate and professional courses, and view free online seminars and more. Courses are delivered online, on the Stanford campus in the heart of the Silicon Valley, and at the work site.

About Straxium Corporation

Straxium assists transnational companies transform existing local delivery and execution teams into global innovation leaders, by identifying globalization strategies, developing organizational and individual capabilities, influencing leaders and processes, and measuring the ability to innovate.  

Source:  EON: Enhanced Online News      


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Monday, September 26, 2011

TOMORROW: Harrowing Tales of Lecture Capture: Why Blended Learning Scares Instructors

TOMORROW: A webinar event not to be missed!


Harrowing Tales of Lecture Capture: Why Blended Learning Scares Instructors

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Blended learning can be a dirty word among some members of your faculty. The fears of embarrassing technical snafus, poor student attendance, and job insecurity often enter the discussion when it comes to using lecture capture in a blended learning model. This web seminar will explore why blended learning and lecture capture may make your faculty nervous and how to help them to overcome their fears and increase their effectiveness.

Join our panel of faculty who have survived and thrived using class capture and hear their accounts of the positive, negative and humorous aspects of teaching in a blended learning environment, including:

  • How to bring faculty on board with blended learning
  • Why lecture capture isn’t the equivalent to a nanny cam
  • How to interact with the digital student and gain new insights into study habits and comprehension
  • What to do when class attendance rises and no one shows up during office hours
Register here


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TOMORROW: Harrowing Tales of Lecture Capture: Why Blended Learning Scares Instructors

TOMORROW: A webinar event not to be missed!


Harrowing Tales of Lecture Capture: Why Blended Learning Scares Instructors

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time


Blended learning can be a dirty word among some members of your faculty. The fears of embarrassing technical snafus, poor student attendance, and job insecurity often enter the discussion when it comes to using lecture capture in a blended learning model. This web seminar will explore why blended learning and lecture capture may make your faculty nervous and how to help them to overcome their fears and increase their effectiveness.

Join our panel of faculty who have survived and thrived using class capture and hear their accounts of the positive, negative and humorous aspects of teaching in a blended learning environment, including:

  • How to bring faculty on board with blended learning
  • Why lecture capture isn’t the equivalent to a nanny cam
  • How to interact with the digital student and gain new insights into study habits and comprehension
  • What to do when class attendance rises and no one shows up during office hours
Register here


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Transition launches new Lectora training courses to transform e-learning newcomers into proficient developers

Transition, a leading provider of e-learning products, services and solutions, is launching a new Lectora training course - designed to enable organisations to develop their own e-learning in-house.

Photo: Transition

Transition is launching a Lectora training course, Lectora Fundamentals and Lectora Intermediate. The two-day course is aimed at newcomers to both Lectora and e-learning - students only need a basic understanding of Windows. The goal is to take learners 'from zero to hero' in just a couple of days. Those with a basic understanding of Lectora can attend the Intermediate course for one day, to hone their skills even further. 

Day 1: Learn the fundamentals

  • Lectora core concepts
    • Book Metaphor - how Lectora structures a course
    • Inheritance - save time by inheriting objects
    • Modes - preview a course in a variety of ways
  • Save time with wizards, tools and templates
    • Background and button wizard
    • Page numbering tool
    • Pre-designed templates
  • Working with Objects
    • Add text, images, buttons and other objects
  • Basic interactivity
    • Hyperlinks, rollovers and hotspots
    • Create tests with a range of question types
    • Multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false and more
    • Grade the test and send the results to an email, back-end database or learning management system
  • Publish a course to different formats
    • Run an error check and fix errors
    • Html, SCORM, CD, single file executable, CourseMill®

Day 2: Intermediate level

  • Create a custom template
    • Design your layout
    • Add your own branding and navigation
    • List your templates in Lectora's template wizard
  • Add more Interactivty
    • Modify variables within the title
    • Combining Actions and Variables
    • Glossary and pop ups
  • Navigation
    • Conditional Branching e.g. Pretests
    • Menus and Table of Contents
  • More wizards and tools
    • Create personalised Course Certificates
    • Translating courses
  • Simple Forms and Surveys
    • Course feedback page
  • Hints and Tips
    • Working efficiently
    • Organising content
    • Optimising performance
Transition also offers training courses in the CourseMill Learning Management System (LMS). CourseMill is a powerful LMS from Trivantis (the company which also created Lectora). Transition's course focuses on the latest version of CourseMill, allowing people to make the most of its new features and enhanced reporting - all of which are designed to help businesses refine their learning strategies.
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About Transition




Transition
is an award-winning provider of Lectora and IBM Lotus e-learning products and services. Founded in 1996, the company's customers include ACCA, Baker Hughes, BT, EMCOR, HP, IBM, Rank Group and Royal & SunAlliance. Transition has won international e-learning awards in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2005. Based in Kent, Transition provides e-learning solutions worldwide.

Source: Training Press Releases


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Transition launches new Lectora training courses to transform e-learning newcomers into proficient developers

Transition, a leading provider of e-learning products, services and solutions, is launching a new Lectora training course - designed to enable organisations to develop their own e-learning in-house.

Photo: Transition

Transition is launching a Lectora training course, Lectora Fundamentals and Lectora Intermediate. The two-day course is aimed at newcomers to both Lectora and e-learning - students only need a basic understanding of Windows. The goal is to take learners 'from zero to hero' in just a couple of days. Those with a basic understanding of Lectora can attend the Intermediate course for one day, to hone their skills even further. 

Day 1: Learn the fundamentals

  • Lectora core concepts
    • Book Metaphor - how Lectora structures a course
    • Inheritance - save time by inheriting objects
    • Modes - preview a course in a variety of ways
  • Save time with wizards, tools and templates
    • Background and button wizard
    • Page numbering tool
    • Pre-designed templates
  • Working with Objects
    • Add text, images, buttons and other objects
  • Basic interactivity
    • Hyperlinks, rollovers and hotspots
    • Create tests with a range of question types
    • Multiple choice, fill in the blank, true/false and more
    • Grade the test and send the results to an email, back-end database or learning management system
  • Publish a course to different formats
    • Run an error check and fix errors
    • Html, SCORM, CD, single file executable, CourseMill®

Day 2: Intermediate level

  • Create a custom template
    • Design your layout
    • Add your own branding and navigation
    • List your templates in Lectora's template wizard
  • Add more Interactivty
    • Modify variables within the title
    • Combining Actions and Variables
    • Glossary and pop ups
  • Navigation
    • Conditional Branching e.g. Pretests
    • Menus and Table of Contents
  • More wizards and tools
    • Create personalised Course Certificates
    • Translating courses
  • Simple Forms and Surveys
    • Course feedback page
  • Hints and Tips
    • Working efficiently
    • Organising content
    • Optimising performance
Transition also offers training courses in the CourseMill Learning Management System (LMS). CourseMill is a powerful LMS from Trivantis (the company which also created Lectora). Transition's course focuses on the latest version of CourseMill, allowing people to make the most of its new features and enhanced reporting - all of which are designed to help businesses refine their learning strategies.
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About Transition




Transition
is an award-winning provider of Lectora and IBM Lotus e-learning products and services. Founded in 1996, the company's customers include ACCA, Baker Hughes, BT, EMCOR, HP, IBM, Rank Group and Royal & SunAlliance. Transition has won international e-learning awards in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2005. Based in Kent, Transition provides e-learning solutions worldwide.

Source: Training Press Releases


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