Beyond Education - A Moment of Clarity

Just inside Yosemite National Park is a beautifully wild and scenic river. It is one of the few remaining rivers not dammed in California. For many years I had sought out the energy of running water. Recently I was beginning to suspect there might be a spiritual energy connected to how I felt. I was tapping into something for which I had no name. It enlivened my body, and I often felt an in-rushing of joy flow through me. I made pilgrimages to this river only minutes from my home. Transformation in the river's character is easy to see from season to season. In the spring it is a torrent of wild power, and as the days progress into summer the power turns to gentle tranquility. In the winter it lies quietly in dark, opaque pools. However, my own transformation was more difficult. My spiritual river ran underground.

In the presence of the power of the water, I did my school work, and journal writing, and tried to make sense of the movement in my life. 

E-Learning 2.0 - The Latest Technology in Education

Much has been written about technology being used in education - how the use of online applications is rapidly spreading out in traditional classrooms, etc. Before the advent of e-learning 2.0, teachers delivered learning materials and instructions via lectures and assignments. However, the new type of e-learning has brought forth the concepts of wikis, blogs, and social media, to name a few. Teachers in various district schools and colleges have started to explore the potentiality of social media and blogs to conduct classes and courses online.

Social Media

Use commercial social networking websites in schools and libraries to impart education easily and quickly. For example, you can create a profile page on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc. to post and share information with large numbers of students and parents. 

Make Training Programs Productive With Learning Management System

Training programs are intended to offer new knowledge to learners, which can be used to deliver better results in terms of performance. However, most training programs cannot cope up with the changing trends in the Learning and Development industry. Thus, employees are unable to apply their knowledge in practicality as per demands. Today, training organizers are continuously looking for effective ways to make training programs productive and purposeful. So how can they achieve this?

Experts believe, that using an integrated Learning Management System can help in making an employee training program highly effective. How does it actually help in delivering knowledge in the best possible way? Take a look here.

Pre training scenario

Future Dream Concept Designing - Finish and Capture Before Waking Up or Writing it Down

Have you ever spent hours on end for days studying, researching, and thinking on a very complex topic? Then when you cannot think anymore, and your brain is tired you fall asleep, and somehow your brain figures out a solution to the problem, and you wake up in the middle of the night with the answer? This has happened to me, and I would submit if you concentrate hard enough on a single topic, or do this from time to time you'll be surprised what your mind can come up with, the problems you can solve, and the challenges you can meet. Okay so, let's talk about this for second shall we?

Now then, interestingly enough, this doesn't work all the time, sometimes you are half-asleep, and write something down, thinking you've solved the problem, only to read what you wrote in the middle the night the next morning and find that it looks like some sort of gibberish. In that case, I would submit to you that you need to go back to sleep, and try it again. 

Myth: College Is A Four Year Degree

As I age, I tire more easily of comments made by politicians and others who benefitted from college out of high school. I do not want to sound as if I degrade them, but in reality more like I envy them. Truth is, most of us can benefit from college starting today.

I cruised through high school. I knew I would never reach college if for no other reason than my Father could never afford the cost. What I never realized was the HOW part of getting into college. Had I known then what I know now...yep, we all heard those phrases.

My first college course came while serving the Navy overseas. College English classes contracted by the Navy. I discovered college was not all that tough. Imagine, a kid that cruised through high school finding college level work relatively within my ability, and I could afford the class (mind you I mean just A class). I strutted around like a peacock.

How Effective Is a Learning Management System

In the digital era people constantly look for simple yet instant solutions to their daily problems. So is true for learning needs as well. With innovative inventions coming up almost every day, the Learning and Development industry is evolving through dynamic changes in recent years. Thus, technology has its widespread effect on the way training was delivered so far. Nowadays, education and training is still very much being executed, not just within the classroom but in cyberspace.

With Learning Management System, participants get the same course as offered in traditional schools. However, with immediate access to internet makes E-learning more informative and exciting. Students can learn online with constant assistance from this system whilst monitoring their performance simultaneously.

How to Prepare for UPSC/IAS Exams

Civil Services Aptitude Test-

New Recruitment Process of Civil Services Exam conducted by the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) is called the CSAT or the Civil Services Aptitude Test with effect from 2011. No changes are being introduced at this stage in the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Personality Test in the scheme of Civil Services Examination (CSE).

Scheme of Civil Services Examination

The Civil Services Examination consists of two stages -

(i) Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination; and

How Can BPOs Benefit by a Learning Management System

Most of the time, BPOs (Business Process Outsourcing) face major risks while outsourcing. Experts believe that a Learning Management System can offer the most effective solution. Running a BPO is not that easy; it involves a lot of challenges. The major are a severe lack of motivation in the workplace, incurring unexpected costs and security for running large-scale training programs.

With the help of a Learning Management System, you can design comprehensive and streamlines training sessions. Within this system, a large number of employees can be trained even if they are geographically dispersed. Thus, it facilitates a smooth flow in operations of outsourced projects of a company.

However, for an in-depth understanding of an efficient Learning Management System, we must figure out the key challenges faced by these outsourcing companies at the very onset. One of the most basic level issues at BPOs is the security factor of an outsourced operation. 

Why Do We Need to Understand God?

Einstein in his address at Princeton Theological Seminary, May 19, 1939 commented about religion that religion lays down clear fundamental ends and valuations and sets them fast in emotional life of an individual and thus in social life of man. The only justification for these fundamental ends is that they exist in all healthy societies as powerful traditions, and it is not necessary to find justification for their existence.

Further, Einstein in a symposium - Science, Philosophy and Religion at New York 1941 stated:

"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind"

"What is still lacking here is a connection of profound generality but not knowledge of order itself"

Education and Training: Can They Go Hand in Hand?

Organizational employees need some form of training on and off during their entire working career to enhance better skills and performance levels. According to experts, education should go hand in hand with training as professionals need to be educated to deliver better results at the workplace.

Studies have revealed how costly it is to have poorly trained or untrained employees. Training helps a person inculcate superior understanding of the workflow processes and increases his productivity over time.

Training programs help to

· Increase productivity and performance development

· Lower server loads and bandwidth costs