• Home
  • Archive by category "eguuktqo"

Conference shows how to walk the talk

first_imgConference shows how to walk the talkOn 1 May 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Billed as Europe’s premier event on the subject, e-learning London has manypractical ideas on putting methods into action. Simon Kent takes a tourAccording to Charles Jennings, training 10,000 global employees on acompliance course would take more than eight years if delivered throughclassroom-based training. The same outcome can be achieved in just six monthsif e-learning is used. Jennings is head of internal training and global learning at Reuters, and isone of the speakers at the two-day e-learning London Exhibition and Conferencein June. One of the main themes is a focus on the integration of e-learning intocompany training programmes. The importance of such integration has increasedas the ability to accurately assess e-learning projects has improved. Jenningsis one of nearly 50 industry experts and practitioners who will be giving theirviews and sharing their experience of e-learning during the two-day event. Hewill be contributing to a Day One seminar on implementation entitled ‘Measuringe-learning effectiveness and return on investment’ (12.35-13.50) alongsideNigel Marsh, head of e-learning at Royal Mail. Hot topic Implementation is one of four over-arching themes featured in the conferenceseminars. The other three themes are strategy; training and competence forcompliance; and content and design. Every day there is also a free ‘hot topic’ session. For example, independentconsultant Nick Rushby will advise delegates on how to find their way throughthe maze of industry standards on Day One (16.15-16.45) while training anddevelopment manager Jean Whitehouse and project officer Simon Atkinson, bothfrom the Open University, will explore the concept of ‘learners as customers’on Day Two (15.15-15.45). Day Two also sees a free session dedicated to e-learning in the publicsector (11.30-12.45) in which Keith Whitburn, project manager at the NationalPatient Safety Agency and Bob Murrock, e-learning consultant at the DWP PensionService, will discuss the value and practicalities of e-learning programmeswithin the Government environment. While the public sector session will no doubt stimulate great interest onDay Two, the double session on training and competence for compliance will beof most importance to delegates on Day One. Running from 13.30-14.45 and15.15-16.30, the first session will address the importance of high- qualitycontent in achieving effective training compliance online, while e-auditingwill come under the spotlight in the second. Case studies will be used toillustrate how e-learning systems can assess and prove compliance across aworkforce. The issue of compliance is not simply the concern of the financial sector,and the conference illustrates this clearly by taking case studies fromcompanies such as NTL Group, British Energy, Zurich and Royal & SunAlliance. The opening address on each day is free to delegates and promises to give atimely and comprehensive insight into current thinking on e-learning. Theconference opens with Dr Saul Carliner, US author of Designing e-Learning andAn Overview of Online Learning. Carliner has an international reputation andhas worked with companies including IBM, Microsoft and 3M. Addressing the issue of fitting e-learning into the business as a whole(10.10-10.55 on Day One), Carliner takes the view that without engagingcontent, learners will not fully participate in an e-learning programme.Consequently, without that full participation, companies will never achieve thefull return from their e-learning investment. Quality and costs Dr Betty Collis, Shell professor of networked learning at the Netherlands’University of Twente, is the opening keynote speaker on Day Two (10.10-10.55).She will draw on recent research across more than 2,000 companies carried outto assess the effectiveness of e-learning. In her session ‘A new economy fore-learning’, she will explain the indicators of quality and costs fore-learning and discuss whether blended learning represents the way forward forcorporate training or is simply a predictable backlash against technology-basedtraining resources. “We have found many companies have spent large sums creatingcomprehensive technical platforms to deliver e-learning, but have not reallyused the collaborative learning approach within that framework as yet,”she says. “We regard the e-learning medium as a tool at our disposal which shouldbe used alongside a variety of media to provide an integrated solution tolearner’s needs.” The strength of the conference lies in the fact that delegates will have thechance to understand how current theories and cutting-edge approaches totechnology-based learning work in practice. Cherie Holland, e-learning managerat Unilever, will be speaking on Day Two as part of a content and designsession on stimulating learning through virtual communities (14.45-16.00). Echoing Dr Collis’ ideas on taking an integrated approach to learning, shenotes achieving truly blended learning in her organisation has even meantpaying attention to the terminology of training interventions. “We use e-learning extensively for various course modules although weare careful to avoid categorising our courses as ‘e-learning’, as usually onlyone part of a course will be undertaken in a virtual environment,” shesays. She continues: “We have also found that where applicable, we can useonline communities to support and reinforce learning that is beingundertaken.” Challenges and rewards Holland shares this session with two speakers from Sheffield HallamUniversity – Paul Helm and Louise Thorpe of the Learning and TeachingInstitute, who will also explore the challenges and rewards of creating anonline learning community. At a time when economic conditions are putting real pressure on companies tomaximise their performance and reduce costs, e-Learning London is the idealevent to gain knowledge of the opportunities and challenges created by learningtechnology. There is unprecedented enthusiasm for the method and its ability to delivercritical skills directly to the people who require them at a time and placeappropriate to their own unique circumstances. There is also an amount of hype around the subject – assumptions that thelatest technology must be the most effective and that any implementation willbring benefits to an organisation. E-Learning London offers a unique andpowerful blend of cutting edge views and case studies to help the trainingfunction get the most from every new initiative. Exhibition highlightsBalance Learning(www.balancelearning.co.uk), the first dedicated blended learning publisher,will be demonstrating its new software system to manage blended learningprogrammes. The Dimension Manager enables trainers to survey student needs,schedule and monitor the completion of e-learning, develop customised classroommaterials and plan and assess post course activities undertaken as part of aBalance Learning programme. ebc (www.ebc.co.uk) will beshowing its latest work in video, CD-Rom and internet/intranet-deliveredlearning solutions. Producers of custom-built learning solutions, and capableof helping organisations create online learning communities, the company’schief learning architect, Robin Hoyle will be chairing a strategy conferenceseminar on training a sales force via e-learning. (Day Two,12.45-14.00).Impatica Inc(www.impatica.com) will demonstrate its range of desktop tools designed to givesubject matter experts the ability to create engaging online contentdeliverable to Java-enabled computers without the need for additional plug-ins.Impatica On Cue was launched in December 2001 and the exhibition will see theshowcasing of version 2.5. OnCue enables the production and delivery ofsynchronised video together with PowerPoint presentations and offers featuresincluding searchable text, dynamic indexing and navigation. Impatica also hastools to enhance the delivery of material created in Macromedia Director.Logicom (www.luk.net) has useda leading games engine to power a unique interactive training environment. Thesolution uses a CBT platform but goes further than simply replicating a virtualworld and can adjust to influences in ‘real time’. Users find the environmentengaging since they can learn through discovery. At the same time, all theactions of trainees can be recorded, enabling the trainer to provide livefeedback or material for use at review. The technology can also give numeroususers access to a shared environment, opening up the possibility of team-basedlearning.Walkgrove (www.walkgrove.co.uk) is a one-stop shopsupplier of training materials. Offering bespoke solutions, the company offerspaper-based materials, CBT and online delivery methods according to the demandsand practices of their clients. The company won a Wolce Award for BlendedSolution of the Year 2002 and Bryan Hopkins, consultant with the company, willbe chairing the Content and Design conference session on DIYe-learning  – creating your own content.  (Day Two, 11.15-12.30).– The exhibition also provides anopportunity for delegates to improve their own personal networks and stayinvolved with the ongoing debate and research in the field of e-learning. TheForum for Technology in Training (www.forumtt.org.uk) seeks to improve the useof technology-based learning through sharing experiences and ideas. The BritishAssociation of Open Learning (www.boal.co.uk) will also be in attendance. Thisorganisation provides a cross-sector view of all methods of open learning, fromconventional distance learning techniques to the latest in e-learning practice.e-Learning LondonBusiness Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London N14 June 2003 – 10.00-17.00pm5 June 2003 – 10.00-16.00pmGetting therePublic transport recommended, although there are car parks onsite and approximately a 5-minute walk away.Nearest tube: Angel (Northern Line, City Branch), also12-minute walk from Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line)Buses: 4, 30, 38, 43, 73, 171a & 214Booking: 020 8394 5131www.e-learningevent.comlast_img read more

Stars From Newsies, Wicked & More Reveal the Celebs They Have Giant Crushes On

first_imgBroadway.com readers, admit it: You have the teensiest, tiniest crush on Corey Cott. And Courtney Reed. And Santino Fontana. And Alli Mauzey. Well, believe it or not, these stars are crushing, too—not on you. Come on, let’s be serious. They’ve got their sights set on movie stars, musicians, comedians, and even Buddhist philosophers. Read below to find out who your favorite stars are swooning over, then check out their childhood crushes, weirdest make-out locations, best dates ever and cheesiest pick-up lines. ALLI MAUZEY (Glinda in Wicked) “Ben Folds and I having a sing-along at the piano.'” COREY COTT (Jack Kelly in Newsies) “Jim Carrey. Oh, a girl? Emily Mortimer. Or Brooklyn Decker. Or Jennifer Lawrence.” SANTINO FONTANA (Moss Hart in Act One) “Still Salma [Hayek]. How do you say ‘Hey, girl” in Spanish?” KRYSTAL JOY BROWN (Diana Ross in Motown) “Paul Rudd. I know he’s married, but man, he makes me laugh.” Check back all week long for more Valentine’s Day surprises! KARINE PLANTADIT (Performer in After Midnight) “Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda and Samuel L. Jackson.” AARON NELSON (Simba in The Lion King) “Beyonce.” View Comments COURTNEY REED (Jasmine in Aladdin) “Tom Welling from Smallville.” RICHARD H. BLAKE (Tommy DeVito in Jersey Boys)  “Alyssa Milano. I’ve had a thing for her since Who’s the Boss?”last_img read more

Guatemalan Minister Attributes Killing of 28 People to Mexican Cartel

first_img In a television interview, Guatemalan Interior Minister Carlos Menocal attributed to the Mexican ‘Los Zetas’ cartel the killing of at least twenty-eight people on a rural property in the northern department of Petén, and he said that the victims were agricultural workers. “It’s a detestable act that we believe was directed by ‘Los Zetas.’ The victims were day laborers from (the department of) Izabal who were working on the property for a period of three months,” Menocal told the television news program Noti 7. Four investigative teams, as well as a unit of police special forces, were mobilized in the area of the killings in order to investigate the case and try to locate those responsible for the killings, which have provoked a strong reaction in the country, Menocal added. Los Zetas, according to investigators, have begun to expand into other crimes as well, such as kidnapping, extortion from retailers, and stealing fuel. In August, Los Zetas were alleged to be responsible for the massacre at a rural property in San Fernando of seventy-two migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, and Brazil, who had been on their way to the United States. By Dialogo May 17, 2011last_img read more

Pay attention to member experience

first_imgI recently ran across this quote from former CIO and Senior VP of Dell, Jerry Gregoire, “The customer experience is the next competitive battleground.”  Right? Unfortunately, not EVERYONE is paying enough attention to that very big cog in their organization’s engine. When was the last time you looked at what YOUR members are experiencing from a lens OTHER than your own? It’s an important question to ask yourself and your team if what you really want is to not only compete in our world today. You know the old saying, “good news travels fast, but bad news travels faster?”  It’s never been more true than it is in a world where social media is front and center and member tolerance for less than perfect is slim to none. So, what can YOU do to ensure that your members are raving fans and stay that way for the long haul?  Step ONE – pay ATTENTION to what matters. Step two – follow these five strategies: Get out in front of social media.  What are people saying about your Credit Union?  Have you checked Yelp? Twitter? Facebook? Are people saying good things or bad?  Are you responding to comments? Likes? Forwards? Reviews?  Are you reading the information with an open mind and looking for every little way you can improve the experience your members feel when they interact with your Credit Union? Every bit of information is valuable. Remember these wise words from Bill Gates, “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”Mystery shop or blind call your Credit Union.  There are services everywhere that are experts at analyzing the member experience of organizations. From sending in mystery shoppers to cold dialing your service department to testing your technical team.  This can be illuminating on so many levels.  It’s easy to get myopic when it comes to our own team and what we believe to be an amazing experience, and often, your staff is on the money in terms of service and standards. But it never hurts to check in with an outsider’s perspective now and again to see what’s really a true member experience so you’ll know what to tweak and change. Create focus groups. Pull a group of your good members together and ask them for feedback on what’s working and what’s not. Let them know your goal is to continuously elevate and improve their experience. Walk a mile. Ever hear that saying, “walk a mile in someone’s shoes”? When was the last time you purchased from your Credit Union? From start to finish? From phone call or web portal all the way to product in hand or service met?  It can be quite enlightening.  Review your communications.  Listen to your voice mail lately? Read your signature line? Hear your outgoing message? Update your website? Take a look at your business cards? Did you put all that together in 1990 and haven’t changed it since?  Our “signatures” in all the different communication forms they come in have affect the customer experience. I love Toni Newman’s ideas. She speaks about innovation and shares all the ways these touch points can be innovated to elevate the customer experience. Check her out at www.toninewman.com.Lastly, take away this thought from Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Yes Jeff! He’s got the perfect idea. Make your business a party people want to keep attending friends. They’ll be customers for life when you do.   I’d love to hear from you! Share your ideas with us here! 27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Neen James Think force of nature. Boundless energy. Timely topics. Laugh out loud fun. Eye opening ideas. Take-aways that ACTUALLY create positive change.  Sound like what YOU’RE looking for? Then Motivational … Web: www.neenjames.com Detailslast_img read more

Northport Man Killed in Car Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 42-year-old Northport man was killed when he crashed his car in Commack on Monday morning.Suffolk County police said Gregory Kelly was driving his Honda Civic southbound on Old Commack Road when he lost control of the car and hit a tree just south of Old Northport Road at 7 a.m.The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. He was driving alone at the time.Fourth Squad detectives impounded the car, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information on this crash to call them at 631-854-8452.last_img read more

Winter Storm May Bring a Foot of Snow to Long Island This Week

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A major winter storm is increasingly likely to hit Long Island on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, potentially dumping more than a foot of snow on parts of the region, forecasters say.The National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for Nassau and Suffolk counties from 2 p.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday. NWS, which termed the storm “significant,” also predicted wind gusts as high as 50 mph that could bring down tree branches, disrupting utility lines, and causing power outages. Coastal flooding is also possible.“Heavy snow possible,” Upton-based NWS forecasters said in the winter storm watch. “Travel could be very difficult to impossible. Hazardous conditions could impact the Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commute.”Up to 18 inches of snow is projected to fall across Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey, southeastern New York State, and southern New England, AccuWeather reported.On LI, the storm is expected to begin around 5 p.m. Wednesday and last through 11 a.m. Thursday, with much of the snowfall occurring between dusk and dawn. Sleet could mix in late, forecasters say. “As the exact forecast becomes clearer over the next 24 hours, New Yorkers should not only monitor their local weather reports for updates, but start preparing their homes, their families, and themselves for heavy snow as well,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. “On the state side, all of our agencies have readied their emergency response assets, are coordinating with local governments and will help ensure utilities are prepared to address any possible power outages.”After the storm passes, the forecast calls for temperatures in the 30s and 40s through the weekend, dropping as low as the 20s overnight.-With Timothy BolgerSign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.,Sign up for Long Island Press’ email newsletters here. Sign up for home delivery of Long Island Press here. Sign up for discounts by becoming a Long Island Press community partner here.last_img read more

Beaches at Dorchester Park reopen

first_imgAccording to the parks department, the waterfront has been cleared after additional testing. The beaches had previously been closed down as a protective measure due to an algae bloom. WHITNEY POINT (WBNG) — The Broome County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Youth Services have announced the beaches at Dorchester Park will now be open. last_img

Celebrating Diwali and Tihar in Pennsylvania

first_imgCelebrating Diwali and Tihar in Pennsylvania By: Narasimha “Nick” Shenoy, Chair, Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Asian Pacific American Affairs,  The Blog,  Videos Every autumn in Pennsylvania and around the world families come together to celebrate Diwali and Tihar, the festival of lights. title=”Celebrating Diwali and Tihar in Pennsylvania”Diwali is the shortened Sanskrit word for Deepavali which means “row of lights.” In Nepal, this religious holiday is known as Tihar. Diwali and Tihar is one of the most festive and beautiful times of the year for several religious communities such as Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Buddhists.Diwali and Tihar holds great significance because this holiday represents the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair. This year we will begin to celebrate Diwali and Tihar starting on Sunday, October 30th and the celebrations will continue for 5 days after.For some, Diwali and Tihar marks a new year and a new beginning. Diwali and Tihar is one of the happiest and most meaningful holidays for South Asian American communities and requires significant preparations. The night before Diwali and Tihar people clean out their homes and decorate them for the festivities.Diwali and Tihar is a meaningful time for families to come together to light up diyas (lamps), participate in family puja (prayers), share in a delicious meal and exchange gifts between loved ones. However, most importantly Diwali and Tihar is an important reminder to each and every one of us that values such as goodness, knowledge and hope are universal guiding principles for all Pennsylvanians.Wishing everyone a happy Diwali and Tihar!About the Commission:The Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs was created by Executive Order and consists of Commissioners that have been appointed by Governor Tom Wolf. GACAPAA is responsible for advising Governor Wolf on policies, procedures and legislation that have an impact on the diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in Pennsylvania. The Commission also serves as a liaison to federal, state and local agencies to ensure that services affecting AAPIs are effectively utilized and promoted; serve as a resource for community groups and provide forums for developing strategies and programs that will expand and enhance the civic, social, education, cultural and economic status of the AAPI communities; identify programs, scholarships, mentoring programs, and resource for the benefit and advancement of AAPIs. The Commission also acts as an advocate for policies and legislation it feels serves the best interest of AAPIs in Pennsylvania.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf October 30, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Dominica joins the rest of the world in the observance of World Health Day today.

first_imgLocalNews Dominica joins the rest of the world in the observance of World Health Day today. by: – April 7, 2011 Photo credit: Medinia.netWorld Health Day is celebrated on April 7th to mark the founding of the World Health Organization.Each year the Organization selects a key health issue and encourages people from all ages and all backgrounds to hold events that highlight the significance of this issue for good health and well–being. World Health Day provides a unique opportunity for communities from across the world to come together for one day to promote actions that can improve our health.This year’s World Health Day is observed under the global theme, “Combat Drug Resistance, no action today, and no cure tomorrow.”The purpose of this activity is to raise awareness among the population on the side effects of micro bacterial resistance, one of the world greatest threat to the control and cure of infectious diseases.This is of importance to the Ministry of Health, because resistant infections can spread to others, imposes a huge cost to the health services and it could also disrupt the progress towards reaching health targets set by the Ministry.The Ministry of Health joins with World Health Organization (WHO) in the fight to combat antimicrobial resistance and will continue to improve our systems to enhance infection prevention and control in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.The Ministry of health   also calls on civil society and all other key stakeholders, including the public and patients, practitioners and prescribers, pharmacists and dispensers to join the fight against antimicrobial resistance.Radio and television discussions, distribution of leaflets on World Health Day and on-going training for health professionals will be the highlight of this occasion. Dominica Vibes News Share Share Sharecenter_img Tweet 15 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Transfer market of swap deals under consideration this summer – report

first_imgRead Also: Barcelona look to free agent signings amid coronavirus pandemicAnother club who need to balance the books is Juventus, who could even consider the future of Matthijs de Ligt after a disappointing debut campaign.Beyond him, in the pursuit of players like Paul Pogba there are others who could leave such as Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi.Whenever the transfer window arrives, and for however long it lasts, there could be plenty of swaps on the table.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 As the world continue to battle COVID-19, everything is up in the air, but it appears the transfer market never stops. The uncertainty and financial losses of clubs will mean that their spending power is reduced and they’ll be unable to outlay as much money on transfers. Given this situation, there will be a return to the days of exchanges in order to make sure that teams can still obtain their targets. That is the case for Barcelona in the pursuit of Lautaro Martinez, who has a 115 million euro release clause, but the Catalan club could look to include players in the deal.Advertisement Loading… The first to be linked is Arturo Vidal, while Samuel Umtiti is another who Antonio Conte may be keen on and Nelson Semedo is an alternative, as he was already suggested in the deal for Antoine Griezmann. Atletico Madrid considered a swap deal of their own involving Alexander Lacazzette and Thomas Lemar as a plan B to Edinson Cavani in January, but neither move took place as Atletico‘s finances continue to be tight. Real Madrid have so many players on their books that some will surely depart, not for financial reasons but simply to avoid overcrowding in certain positions. Brahim Diaz, James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale could all be on the table, whilst Dani Ceballos, Alvaro Odriozola and Sergio Reguilon are among the loanees who will return to the club. In Germany, meanwhile, Bayern Munich could look to swap Leroy Sane for David Alaba in a deal with Manchester City. Even without knowing the exact dates that the transfer window will be open or the financial condition of the clubs involved, experts believe that the next transfer window will see more player swaps. Promoted Content7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowTop 10 Most Famous Female Racers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely See7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?last_img read more