President Obama Called for a Strategy

A strong commitment to the development of alternative energy has been made by President Barack Obama. In a recent radio address, the President called for a strategy "that relies less on foreign oil and more on American made energy". These renewable energy sources, which include solar and wind power, will not only help wean the United States. from fossil fuels, but create thousands of new American jobs. Solar training of these workers will be an important part in expanding alternative energy sources.

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is a volunteer organization that is also committed to the continued development of renewable energy. It is comprised of members dedicated to this issue, including policy makers, educational organizations and clean energy industries. Its commitment includes the establishment of NABCEP certification standards of programs offered to those interested in this rapidly expanding field. 

The Fate of Our World

I was reading this article that was recommended to me by my daughter. The name of the article is "The Party's Over: Oil, War and The Fate of Industrial Society", written by Richard Heinberg. It really struck me because it made me realize how dependent on oil we are, especially here in Los Angeles, Calif. Oil is used to make plastic which is used to package our foods. Oil is used to transport our fresh foods that aren't packaged. The problem is that nonrenewable oil will run out! Not to mention that it is harmful to our environment.

We as humans think that we are different than other creatures on the earth but in reality, we are not. Heinberg states, "When other creatures gain an energy subsidy, they instinctively react by proliferating: their population goes through the well-studied stages of bloom, overshoot, and die off... [Humans] have reacted to the energy subsidy of fossil fuels exactly the way rats, fruit flies or bacteria respond to an abundant new food source." The world population is now past 7 billion (bloom), and oil is not getting easier to extract. 

Top 7 Reasons to Use an iPad in the Classroom

Many schools, colleges, and universities are introducing iPads in classrooms. The reason being educational institutions have now understood the importance of using such a mobile gadget in the classroom. Students cannot carry a PC to the campus nor can access the internet all the time because of frequent failures of wireless signals. Besides, there are only a handful of learners carrying a laptop. The recent tablet /PCs are delicate to handle and also quite expensive.

From such a standpoint, iPads seem to be the ideal choice for schools. It is extremely handy, affordable and most importantly acts as a computer/ebook reader/internet tool that can do almost everything from video or sound editing to creating spreadsheets and emailing.

Let's have a look at the top 7 reasons to use an iPad in the classroom.

Offender Led Workshops Work and It's That Simple

Communications do encounter boundaries on occasions and this is something we probably all accept as true. It does make sense, and it's logical that as we try to get information from one place [person] to another, things may well get in the way and this will slow down or stop that information exchange. So when we are aiming to communicate with [get information to] young people, it makes perfect sense to me and almost anyone that has worked with young people at risk of offending or ex-offenders, that the boundaries typically encountered will be overcome much more easily or even, in many cases, completely avoided, if the people giving that information are in a position to be listened to in the first place.

If a speaker, teacher or trainer is held by their class in a position of authority or is deemed knowledgeable on the subject they are delivering on, they will be listened to and heard more fully. 

Schools of the Future: Education, Evolution and What You Really Want For Your Children

Evolution of Education

We are constantly evolving both as individuals and as a species. Change is an intrinsic to evolution. The two just go hand in hand. The current educational model has served us in many ways.

So when we share that we would like to create an alternative educational model this often triggers the response 'Well, what is wrong with the current one?' That question itself is very revealing.

Educational Change

Humans change usually for one of two reasons. The first is that what exists is no longer satisfactory so we move away from it. In the second instance, change occurs because the vision of something greater pulls us into action.

Future Events

Having experienced the value of psychic transmission of messages from the wise souls who continue to assist us as teachers and guides, I am aware of the great privilege and responsibility entailed and of the great respect that is born in us when we come into contact with those of higher human stature than our own. I am therefore a little cautious and question the quality of the rash of 'spiritual transmissions' in our current mass media outlets.

I stumbled across Compte de Saint Germain's BLOG a few months ago and have now begun to assess various aspects of the messages that he has offered through a very reliable dedicated psychic channel known as Aruna. He attests to the quality and content of the messages in his name as being entirely his responsibility as he tries to convey spiritual realities through earthly means (with the usual accompanying risk of inaccuracies.)

How Far Has Smartphones Influenced Higher Education?

According to Nielsen, the leading US research firm, around 46% of people surveyed in Q4 2011 has been found to own a smartphone. Thus, with a majority of people having a smartphone, its influence is obviously reaching out to school and college campuses not only in USA, but across the world. Today, school and college goers are using a smartphone for a variety of purposes.

QR Codes

QR codes are square shaped images with black and white designs. They are used for several reasons such as: to create website links, store phone numbers, email ids, direction, and so on. Many universities are allowing their students to scan the QR codes using their smartphone cameras to be directed to the institute's website featuring a brief history of the campus area.

How a Training-Specific Analysis Should Be Conducted

Before conducting a corporate training session, organizations always focus on carrying out a training-specific analysis. The primary objective of conducting this analysis program is to identify and evaluate the gap between the expected and the current performance of its employees.

According to training co-coordinators, a performance analysis program is the first step towards a successful training program. It helps in indentifying the deficiencies therefore assists in designing training programs to cater to requirement of filling the gap between the actual and expected performance. The analysis program enables the training manager to determine the training objectives and plan a process flow as per the learners' requirement. Thus, they can design a training program, which is relevant to the company's workforce.

Get Real-Time Information - The Newest Trend in the Learning and Development Industry

The Learning and Development industry has evolved through dynamic changes in recent years. The increasing dependence on mobile devices has enabled learners to access information in real time. As a result, they can apply their new knowledge in practical fields immediately, rather than later. Thus, they can access relevant information as and when required which helps in making informed decisions.

The extensive use of mobile devices for the purpose of learning has maximized the return on investment on enterprise-oriented training. Unlike instructor-led or classroom based training solution, mobile-based learning and absorbing real time information is far more effective. Take a look to explore how the new process of learning is proving to be useful in various sectors.

Sales training

How Process Training Benefits the Sales Executives

Sales Process training is essentially organized to provide the sales team of an organization with new and updated industry-specific knowledge for selling. The process training session should be customized accordingly, so that it can align with the context of the organization, domain and market. However, providing sales training in the current Elearning environment is not that difficult. With it, the trainers can conduct training sessions, through a virtual platform. Unlike traditional classroom sessions, training materials is delivered through a user-friendly interface, which can be retrieved for reference as and when required.

In this article, we are going to discuss why and how the process training session benefits the sales team of an organization.

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