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Monday, March 26, 2012

25 Female Scientists to Celebrate This Month

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



The Teslas and Newtons of history have already received enough attention, thank you very much. Ever since science started being a thing, the ladies have always played an integral role in keeping human knowledge marching forward, they just lacked the same social and political standings as their male contemporaries, therefore ranking far lower on the public relations hierarchy. Every March marks Women’s History Month, which honors the oft-marginalized demographics within math, science, technology, engineering, and (obviously) disciplines beyond. When wanting to rock some theorums and hypotheses, turn to some of the following females for inspiration.


Photo: Online College.org

1 Ada Lovelace
Charles Babbage may have given modern computing its body, but Ada Lovelace contributed the voice. This eagerly intellectual countess invented the world’s very first computer program and translated numerous game-changing mathematical and scientific publications into English.
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25 Female Scientists to Celebrate This Month

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



The Teslas and Newtons of history have already received enough attention, thank you very much. Ever since science started being a thing, the ladies have always played an integral role in keeping human knowledge marching forward, they just lacked the same social and political standings as their male contemporaries, therefore ranking far lower on the public relations hierarchy. Every March marks Women’s History Month, which honors the oft-marginalized demographics within math, science, technology, engineering, and (obviously) disciplines beyond. When wanting to rock some theorums and hypotheses, turn to some of the following females for inspiration.


Photo: Online College.org

1 Ada Lovelace
Charles Babbage may have given modern computing its body, but Ada Lovelace contributed the voice. This eagerly intellectual countess invented the world’s very first computer program and translated numerous game-changing mathematical and scientific publications into English.
Read more...

Take a closer look at Online Colleges blog

Many thanks to Carol.
Enjoy your reading!


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Teachers Learning Center offers teacher recertification courses online by Pat Williams

The Teachers Learning Center is pleased to announce the launch of its website at OnlineClassesForTeachers.com.


The Teachers Learning Center offers independent study graduate course programs for K-12 teachers and educators that want or are seeking teacher recertification courses online or graduate courses for professional development and pay scale increases from their local school district.

Courses at the Teachers Learning Center can be started at any time of the year and must be completed within one year. Unlike regular online programs, where students get all materials, have to read them online, and receive and complete assignments online, Teachers Learning Center uses books and assignments mailed by first class mail, creating a more comfortable and trouble-free learning experience. Educators also have just one point of contact throughout their studies – their instructor.
Find out more about teacher recertification courses online by visiting Teachers Learning Center.
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Source: The Australian Eye


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Teachers Learning Center offers teacher recertification courses online by Pat Williams

The Teachers Learning Center is pleased to announce the launch of its website at OnlineClassesForTeachers.com.


The Teachers Learning Center offers independent study graduate course programs for K-12 teachers and educators that want or are seeking teacher recertification courses online or graduate courses for professional development and pay scale increases from their local school district.

Courses at the Teachers Learning Center can be started at any time of the year and must be completed within one year. Unlike regular online programs, where students get all materials, have to read them online, and receive and complete assignments online, Teachers Learning Center uses books and assignments mailed by first class mail, creating a more comfortable and trouble-free learning experience. Educators also have just one point of contact throughout their studies – their instructor.
Find out more about teacher recertification courses online by visiting Teachers Learning Center.
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Source: The Australian Eye


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E-learning and evolving intellects

AN expert in computer-based education strategies says students need to be taught the concepts behind technological innovations to allow them to properly prepare for a rapidly changing workforce and information-based world.

Photo: Science Network Western Australia

UWA Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Associate Professor Shannon Johnston recently delivered a workshop, aimed at improving awareness of computer based technologies in an education context.

Prof Johnston says it is important that students today focus on understanding the concepts behind technological innovations rather than mastering any particular form of technology.

“The importance is not on learning every individual piece of technology but to understand that different softwares have different purposes and different benefits, (because) the workforce is forever changing and students will need versatility after they graduate,” she says.

Prof Johnston says one of the best examples of e-learning she has witnessed in her career was in architecture.

“Students were having difficulty reading maps, which is a major aspect of an architect’s work. So we created a series of flash based tutorials in which they were able to navigate through the eyes of an architect and see how that building was designed and why it was designed in that particular way,” she says.

“When educators consider what is the intended learning outcome and what is the best means to achieve that, sometimes you realise that, simply reading an article or discussing it is not sufficient and they actually have to do it. That’s where computer based learning can make a real difference”.
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Source: Science Network Western Australia


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E-learning and evolving intellects

AN expert in computer-based education strategies says students need to be taught the concepts behind technological innovations to allow them to properly prepare for a rapidly changing workforce and information-based world.

Photo: Science Network Western Australia

UWA Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning Associate Professor Shannon Johnston recently delivered a workshop, aimed at improving awareness of computer based technologies in an education context.

Prof Johnston says it is important that students today focus on understanding the concepts behind technological innovations rather than mastering any particular form of technology.

“The importance is not on learning every individual piece of technology but to understand that different softwares have different purposes and different benefits, (because) the workforce is forever changing and students will need versatility after they graduate,” she says.

Prof Johnston says one of the best examples of e-learning she has witnessed in her career was in architecture.

“Students were having difficulty reading maps, which is a major aspect of an architect’s work. So we created a series of flash based tutorials in which they were able to navigate through the eyes of an architect and see how that building was designed and why it was designed in that particular way,” she says.

“When educators consider what is the intended learning outcome and what is the best means to achieve that, sometimes you realise that, simply reading an article or discussing it is not sufficient and they actually have to do it. That’s where computer based learning can make a real difference”.
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Source: Science Network Western Australia


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"Old-new" Version of the App for Kids - Safari Album with SmarTots

SmarTots provides learning reports and mobile education app reviews that help parents understand what their children are learning. Signing up for SmarTots also gives parents access to fun activities that enhance the educational value of mobile education apps like this one. Click the Parent Button inside this app to get these great features.


Visit iTunes to buy and download apps

Safari Album 1.0 is an entertaining, colorful game for kids, aimed at building their familiarity with animals from 3 habitats and developing motor skills.

iPad App for kids "Safari Album" 



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"Old-new" Version of the App for Kids - Safari Album with SmarTots

SmarTots provides learning reports and mobile education app reviews that help parents understand what their children are learning. Signing up for SmarTots also gives parents access to fun activities that enhance the educational value of mobile education apps like this one. Click the Parent Button inside this app to get these great features.


Visit iTunes to buy and download apps

Safari Album 1.0 is an entertaining, colorful game for kids, aimed at building their familiarity with animals from 3 habitats and developing motor skills.

iPad App for kids "Safari Album" 



Visit iTunes to buy and download apps
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Engaging Video

What do corporate training and entertainment have in common? Both industries spend billions to produce content that will capture our undivided attention and influence our behavior.

Combining the best of both industries may encourage organizational improvement. After all, we are a culture that is captivated by TV and film: Supernanny taught us how to raise our children, CNN helped us decide how to vote, and Star Wars taught us how to use the force.

Utilizing engaging video is an effective way to empower and encourage employees to adopt behaviors or skills that benefit your organization. But what is engaging video?

VictorPrime exclusive excerpt for Training Mag, issue March 2012

VictorPrime exclusive excerpt for Training Mag, issue March 2012 from Victor Prime on Vimeo.

Tips for providing engaging video training within your organization.
  1. Relate. Provide current and culturally relevant content that appeals to your learners. Avoid dated content they would deem irrelevant. This requires assessing the generational gap between your learners.
  2. Resonate. The content should inspire an honest conversation among learners that leaves a lasting impact. The most effective training extends well beyond the initial session and throughout the learner's career.
  3. Reinforce. Sustain your video training with ancillary content and post-assessments. Suggest that learners engage in refresher conversations about the training both online and offline.
To learn more or see more training videos, visit www.VictorPrime.com.
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Source: www.trainingmag.com/


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Engaging Video

What do corporate training and entertainment have in common? Both industries spend billions to produce content that will capture our undivided attention and influence our behavior.

Combining the best of both industries may encourage organizational improvement. After all, we are a culture that is captivated by TV and film: Supernanny taught us how to raise our children, CNN helped us decide how to vote, and Star Wars taught us how to use the force.

Utilizing engaging video is an effective way to empower and encourage employees to adopt behaviors or skills that benefit your organization. But what is engaging video?

VictorPrime exclusive excerpt for Training Mag, issue March 2012

VictorPrime exclusive excerpt for Training Mag, issue March 2012 from Victor Prime on Vimeo.

Tips for providing engaging video training within your organization.
  1. Relate. Provide current and culturally relevant content that appeals to your learners. Avoid dated content they would deem irrelevant. This requires assessing the generational gap between your learners.
  2. Resonate. The content should inspire an honest conversation among learners that leaves a lasting impact. The most effective training extends well beyond the initial session and throughout the learner's career.
  3. Reinforce. Sustain your video training with ancillary content and post-assessments. Suggest that learners engage in refresher conversations about the training both online and offline.
To learn more or see more training videos, visit www.VictorPrime.com.
Read more...

Source: www.trainingmag.com/


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Raptivity eLearning Software to Let Instructional Designers and Corporate Trainers Create and Share Interactive Course Content on the New iPad

Harbinger Knowledge Products announced today that teachers and corporate trainers will now be able to use its eLearning software Raptivity on the iPad to present interactive content to students. Raptivity now offers the world’s largest library of eLearning interactions for the iPad as well as other cutting-edge mobile computing products.



Harbinger Knowledge Products, a global leader in interactive eLearning, presentation and website software, announced today that its Raptivity software has been enhanced to enable instructional designers, course creators and corporate trainers to easily create and present interactive course material to students with the new Apple iPad.

Harbinger has been gearing up for the worldwide rollout of the new iPad, which the company said is likely to create more demand from course creators for Raptivity. The software was one of the first interactive eLearning platforms to be developed for mobile computing devices using HTML5 technology, such as the new iPad.


With its award-winning Raptivity eLearning software, Harbinger now offers the world’s largest library of educational interactivity templates that will work on not only the new iPad and previous models, but also the iPhone and all other mobile devices using HTML5 technology.

Raptivity's Himalaya pack includes the industry's most extensive library of 170+ eLearning interactions for mobile devices like the iPad that do not support Flash, helping course designers develop exciting interactive content that truly engages students – something that previously was available only through devices that used Flash.

Read more...

About Harbinger Knowledge Products

Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 57 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA) and through its partner network worldwide.

For three consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world's top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity®, innovative YawnBuster, and cutting-edge SiteJazzer and TeemingPod.

For more information on Harbinger Knowledge Products, please visit
http://www.harbingerknowledge.com.

Source: PR.com 


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Raptivity eLearning Software to Let Instructional Designers and Corporate Trainers Create and Share Interactive Course Content on the New iPad

Harbinger Knowledge Products announced today that teachers and corporate trainers will now be able to use its eLearning software Raptivity on the iPad to present interactive content to students. Raptivity now offers the world’s largest library of eLearning interactions for the iPad as well as other cutting-edge mobile computing products.



Harbinger Knowledge Products, a global leader in interactive eLearning, presentation and website software, announced today that its Raptivity software has been enhanced to enable instructional designers, course creators and corporate trainers to easily create and present interactive course material to students with the new Apple iPad.

Harbinger has been gearing up for the worldwide rollout of the new iPad, which the company said is likely to create more demand from course creators for Raptivity. The software was one of the first interactive eLearning platforms to be developed for mobile computing devices using HTML5 technology, such as the new iPad.


With its award-winning Raptivity eLearning software, Harbinger now offers the world’s largest library of educational interactivity templates that will work on not only the new iPad and previous models, but also the iPhone and all other mobile devices using HTML5 technology.

Raptivity's Himalaya pack includes the industry's most extensive library of 170+ eLearning interactions for mobile devices like the iPad that do not support Flash, helping course designers develop exciting interactive content that truly engages students – something that previously was available only through devices that used Flash.

Read more...

About Harbinger Knowledge Products

Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development. Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 57 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA) and through its partner network worldwide.

For three consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Red Herring named Harbinger amongst world's top 100 private technology companies. Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity®, innovative YawnBuster, and cutting-edge SiteJazzer and TeemingPod.

For more information on Harbinger Knowledge Products, please visit
http://www.harbingerknowledge.com.

Source: PR.com 


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How the developing world is using cellphone technology to change lives

In Nigeria, a young girl can ask questions about sex discretely through SMS and get accurate information.
After the earthquake in Haiti, survivors in remote towns could receive money for food straight to their cellphone.
In Senegal, election monitors sent updates on polling stations through their mobile phones, revising an online map in real time with details about late openings or worse.

Photo: Toronto Star

Projects like Learning about Living in Nigeria, MercyCorps in Haiti and Senevote2012 in Senegal are just a few examples of how the rapid spread of mobile technology has changed life in the global south.

Many places are jumping straight from paper records to mobile information because they are getting cellphone towers before Internet connections or even traditional phone lines. This means that for the first time it’s possible for a doctor in Guatemala City to monitor a newborn baby in a rural part of the country.

“People who never had access to information can get to a telecentre or a computer at their church or they have a mobile phone even if they share that mobile phone with their whole family and everyone just has their own SIM card,” said Revi Sterling, director of Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) graduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Source: Toronto Star


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How the developing world is using cellphone technology to change lives

In Nigeria, a young girl can ask questions about sex discretely through SMS and get accurate information.
After the earthquake in Haiti, survivors in remote towns could receive money for food straight to their cellphone.
In Senegal, election monitors sent updates on polling stations through their mobile phones, revising an online map in real time with details about late openings or worse.

Photo: Toronto Star

Projects like Learning about Living in Nigeria, MercyCorps in Haiti and Senevote2012 in Senegal are just a few examples of how the rapid spread of mobile technology has changed life in the global south.

Many places are jumping straight from paper records to mobile information because they are getting cellphone towers before Internet connections or even traditional phone lines. This means that for the first time it’s possible for a doctor in Guatemala City to monitor a newborn baby in a rural part of the country.

“People who never had access to information can get to a telecentre or a computer at their church or they have a mobile phone even if they share that mobile phone with their whole family and everyone just has their own SIM card,” said Revi Sterling, director of Information and Communication Technologies and Development (ICTD) graduate studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
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Source: Toronto Star


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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Free video lessons offered by leaders in innovation, thinking




Photo: Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor writes, "In today’s story, we highlight a new resource that educators and students should find very helpful: TED-Ed, which makes enlightening videos and lessons available to classrooms across the globe. The videos aim to spark student interest and boost engagement. Teachers are invited to submit their lessons for inclusion – check out our story for more details."

In the vast realm of dogs hugging baby deer and toddlers laughing hysterically, it’s not always easy finding online videos that have a deeply profound impact—that is, until Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) entered the market, providing “ideas worth spreading.” Now, TED is venturing into education with TED-Ed.

TED, a global set of conferences owned by the private nonprofit Sapling Foundation, usually gives speakers 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Malcolm Gladwell are just a few notable speakers who have presented at TED.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED launched TED-Ed on March 12 with the intent of making available the “mind-altering lessons that happen in classrooms every day” to everyone in the world.

In this interesting video, this one part of the Inventions that Shaped History series, the origins of globalization—a key concept every student should understand (especially for future job markets)—are explained through containerization.

How Containerization Shaped the Modern World


Source: eSchool News and TED-Ed Channel (YouTube).


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Free video lessons offered by leaders in innovation, thinking




Photo: Laura Devaney
Laura Devaney, Managing Editor writes, "In today’s story, we highlight a new resource that educators and students should find very helpful: TED-Ed, which makes enlightening videos and lessons available to classrooms across the globe. The videos aim to spark student interest and boost engagement. Teachers are invited to submit their lessons for inclusion – check out our story for more details."

In the vast realm of dogs hugging baby deer and toddlers laughing hysterically, it’s not always easy finding online videos that have a deeply profound impact—that is, until Technology, Entertainment, and Design (TED) entered the market, providing “ideas worth spreading.” Now, TED is venturing into education with TED-Ed.

TED, a global set of conferences owned by the private nonprofit Sapling Foundation, usually gives speakers 18 minutes to present their ideas in the most innovative and engaging ways they can. Bill Gates, Bill Clinton, and Malcolm Gladwell are just a few notable speakers who have presented at TED.

In the spirit of “ideas worth spreading,” TED launched TED-Ed on March 12 with the intent of making available the “mind-altering lessons that happen in classrooms every day” to everyone in the world.

In this interesting video, this one part of the Inventions that Shaped History series, the origins of globalization—a key concept every student should understand (especially for future job markets)—are explained through containerization.

How Containerization Shaped the Modern World


Source: eSchool News and TED-Ed Channel (YouTube).


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50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools by David Kapuler



Photo: David Kapuler
David Kapuler writes, "Recently I've been experimenting with a number of curation sites that are beneficial for creating and sharing lists. While exploring these tools, I've been "fine tuning" my Web 2.0 list for schools. I created a list of 25 Web 2.0 sites for education over a year ago -- but a lot has changed since then. More sites have been developed and more tools are available to students and educators than ever before. This list is in alphabetical order."

Photo: Tech & Learning 

50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools

1 19 Pencils - 19Pencils is the easiest way for teachers to discover, share and manage web-based educational content with students. A teacher can create quizzes, websites, track students, and more.
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About David Kapuler
He is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.

Source: Tech & Learning


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50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools by David Kapuler



Photo: David Kapuler
David Kapuler writes, "Recently I've been experimenting with a number of curation sites that are beneficial for creating and sharing lists. While exploring these tools, I've been "fine tuning" my Web 2.0 list for schools. I created a list of 25 Web 2.0 sites for education over a year ago -- but a lot has changed since then. More sites have been developed and more tools are available to students and educators than ever before. This list is in alphabetical order."

Photo: Tech & Learning 

50 Web 2.0 Sites for Schools

1 19 Pencils - 19Pencils is the easiest way for teachers to discover, share and manage web-based educational content with students. A teacher can create quizzes, websites, track students, and more.
Read more...

About David Kapuler
He is an educational consultant with more than 10 years of experience working in the K-12 environment. For more information about his work, contact him at dkapuler@gmail.com and read his blog at cyber-kap.blogspot.com.

Source: Tech & Learning


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Perak to offer free e-learning modules by EDMUND NGO

Perak is the first state in the country to provide topical e-learning modules in additional mathematics and physics for SPM students for free.

http://www.ezlearn2u.my/

Funded by the state government's welfare arm, Yayasan Perak, the sponsorship would allow 61,000 students in the state to access a total of 453 instruction and tutorial videos by The Star Education columnist Sunny Yee at www.EzLearn2U.my and gooroo.my.

Sunny Yee Sample Video 



”It is the first time such videos have been produced to teach additional mathematics and physics." said  Dr Zambry.
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Source: Malaysia Star


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Perak to offer free e-learning modules by EDMUND NGO

Perak is the first state in the country to provide topical e-learning modules in additional mathematics and physics for SPM students for free.

http://www.ezlearn2u.my/

Funded by the state government's welfare arm, Yayasan Perak, the sponsorship would allow 61,000 students in the state to access a total of 453 instruction and tutorial videos by The Star Education columnist Sunny Yee at www.EzLearn2U.my and gooroo.my.

Sunny Yee Sample Video 



”It is the first time such videos have been produced to teach additional mathematics and physics." said  Dr Zambry.
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Source: Malaysia Star


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Friday, March 23, 2012

Online learning puts revenue first by Mark Jones, Professor

Photo: Mark Jones  
"I recently submitted two questions for Provost Alan Harrison for the March 27 meeting of Senate. One is: why do we already have a financial exploration, or “business case,” for expanding online learning, and not a word on the subject in our new Academic Plan? The other is: why won’t you let us see it?" summarizes Mark Jones at the Queen’s department of English.

I know the business case exists because our 2011-12 Budget Report boasts about it: “As part of its planning exercises (in the face of the need to balance the budget), Queen’s has been exploring various revenue-generating ideas,” including, the report says, “the feasibility of offering Queen’s degrees and certificates through distance on-line learning.”

The business case for online learning is also mentioned in a February 2011 memo from Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS) to Queen’s departments. The memo states, “The Business Case will include an examination of what programs we can offer online, whether there is a market, what it will cost, and whether it will be profitable in terms of additional tuition revenue.”
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Source: Queen's Journal


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Online learning puts revenue first by Mark Jones, Professor

Photo: Mark Jones  
"I recently submitted two questions for Provost Alan Harrison for the March 27 meeting of Senate. One is: why do we already have a financial exploration, or “business case,” for expanding online learning, and not a word on the subject in our new Academic Plan? The other is: why won’t you let us see it?" summarizes Mark Jones at the Queen’s department of English.

I know the business case exists because our 2011-12 Budget Report boasts about it: “As part of its planning exercises (in the face of the need to balance the budget), Queen’s has been exploring various revenue-generating ideas,” including, the report says, “the feasibility of offering Queen’s degrees and certificates through distance on-line learning.”

The business case for online learning is also mentioned in a February 2011 memo from Continuing and Distance Studies (CDS) to Queen’s departments. The memo states, “The Business Case will include an examination of what programs we can offer online, whether there is a market, what it will cost, and whether it will be profitable in terms of additional tuition revenue.”
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Source: Queen's Journal


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Azimuth Launches Online Soft Skills Courses for Students, Job Seekers & Young Executives

Azimuth a specialist of online professional education and training, today announced the launch of its online eLearning soft skills courses aimed at college graduates, job seekers and young corporate executives.



Azimuth online courses seek to develop concrete job skills such as communication, presentation, leadership, time management, team and job interview techniques to significantly improve candidates’ prospects during recruitment.

Better job interview skills would significantly improve candidates’ prospects during recruitment.

The soft skills courses have been designed by an experienced team of corporate HR specialists and educationists to improve the soft skills of learners and bring them on par with corporate standards. They contain simulated corporate scenarios that provide realistic working situations to help candidates clearly visualize and prepare for actual situations. The course is rich in user-friendly features such as engaging content, clear voice over, pleasing graphics, interactive course material and self paced assessments.

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ABOUT AZIMUTH
Azimuth is a specialist of online professional education and training based in Pondicherry and Chennai, India. It was created in 2000 and has many clients in countries such has US, Canada, France and India. Its eLearning expertise includes content creation, instructional design, graphic animation, and learning management systems.

Azimuth Academy is the professional training arm of Azimuth and sells its content through its website and distributors who resell the course under their own brands.

Azimuth’s strategy includes acquisition of content, collaboration and partnering with other eLearning companies. Its content development expertise comprises medical sciences, healthcare, engineering, English, life and soft skills and basic computer courses.

Web site address:
www.azisoft.com www.azimuthacademy.com


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Azimuth Launches Online Soft Skills Courses for Students, Job Seekers & Young Executives

Azimuth a specialist of online professional education and training, today announced the launch of its online eLearning soft skills courses aimed at college graduates, job seekers and young corporate executives.



Azimuth online courses seek to develop concrete job skills such as communication, presentation, leadership, time management, team and job interview techniques to significantly improve candidates’ prospects during recruitment.

Better job interview skills would significantly improve candidates’ prospects during recruitment.

The soft skills courses have been designed by an experienced team of corporate HR specialists and educationists to improve the soft skills of learners and bring them on par with corporate standards. They contain simulated corporate scenarios that provide realistic working situations to help candidates clearly visualize and prepare for actual situations. The course is rich in user-friendly features such as engaging content, clear voice over, pleasing graphics, interactive course material and self paced assessments.

Read more...

ABOUT AZIMUTH
Azimuth is a specialist of online professional education and training based in Pondicherry and Chennai, India. It was created in 2000 and has many clients in countries such has US, Canada, France and India. Its eLearning expertise includes content creation, instructional design, graphic animation, and learning management systems.

Azimuth Academy is the professional training arm of Azimuth and sells its content through its website and distributors who resell the course under their own brands.

Azimuth’s strategy includes acquisition of content, collaboration and partnering with other eLearning companies. Its content development expertise comprises medical sciences, healthcare, engineering, English, life and soft skills and basic computer courses.

Web site address:
www.azisoft.com www.azimuthacademy.com


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Growing opportunities that stem from mobile learning

Carina Paine Schofield, research fellow and Trudi West, research assistant at Ashridge Business School writes, "Our mobile phones have become an integral part of our existence. Where would we be without one? But they've become far more than a tool to talk or text and are now an adjunct for our work, our research and as a useful aid when it comes to L&D programmes."

Advances in mobile technologies and high levels of mobile phone penetration are changing the way that learning can be adopted and accessed in education. It has evolved into more than e-learning with a phone. Mobile learning offers easier access to learning materials so students can be more productive with their time. It can empower executive education providers to serve up learning in multiple formats - audio, visual or text - to suit individual learning styles.

Going mobile in executive education (PDF)

That indeed was apparent in the research we conducted recently on behalf of UNICON (International University Consortium for Executive Education), entitled 'Going mobile in executive education,' which explored the impact of mobile technologies on the executive education learning landscape around the world. In particular, how portable technologies - smartphones, PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), tablets and personal media players - can support and extend the reach of teaching and learning.

The report looks at practice beyond the business education market and highlights examples of learning providers embracing mobile learning within business schools, universities and the private sector around the globe. The examples are outlined in case studies that demonstrate innovative applications and new approaches to learning and include Harvard Business School, Seton Hill University, Abilene Christian University in the USA; Ashridge Business School, The Open University, EPIC in the UK; IMD in Switzerland and University of Cape Town in South Africa. Whilst there are some examples from business schools included, the report concludes that executive education providers are yet to exploit the benefits of using mobile devices to support learning, despite them being tools that most senior executives bring with them to the classroom.
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Source: HRmagazine.co.uk


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