Experts discuss getting the best out of e-learning

first_img Previous Article Next Article Experts discuss getting the best out of e-learningOn 5 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. “Thereason so many e-learning projects fail is because they do not relatesufficiently to individual needs within the organisation and they are notlinked to key business objectives,” says Nige Howarth, vice-president ofinternational marketing at e-learning provider NETg.Hewas speaking at a roundtable discussion which the company staged to discuss theimpact of e-learning on the individual. Thepanel – which included David Welham, director of learning technology atKnowledgePool, Terry Goodison, research fellow at the Learning Lab, John May,business consultant for e-learning at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and MarkChalmers, Cisco alliances director, enterprise at KPMG – discussed such issuesas how organisations should develop a learning culture and how to maximise theinvestment in a learning programme. NETgis using the information gained from the discussion in an industry White Paperwhich intends to outline how individuals can gain maximum benefit from theire-learning experience.”Successfule-learning is so much more than electronic courses on the company intranet. Itis about understanding individual requirements – what skills a person needs,how he or she learns best and what motivates them,” says Howarth. “Organisationsneed to take heed that e-learning cannot work if you don’t consider theseelements. E-learning can help companies to meet their business objectives, butonly if it also helps the individual to develop.”E-learningin relation to knowledge management was also discussed, with the panelconcluding that although companies understand how important it is to giveemployees access to critical information, they don’t understand how theyassimilate this knowledge. Inkeeping with the current general consensus, the panel concluded that blendedlearning, which combines conventionally taught training with e-learning, isoften the preferred option.NETgalso revealed its vision for intelligent learning, which homes in on theindividual’s needs and learning styles. It is currently developing technologywhich will allow organisations to collect information and and build individualprofiles on each learner. TheNETg system dynamically learns about the learner and then delivers theappropriate learning content, based on their individual preferences andlearning style. “Organisationsneed to find a way of harnessing the intellectual property they have internallyand using it to empower staff. “Manycompanies have tried to do this with knowledge management systems, but oftendon’t succeed because their systems cannot take into account people’smotivations and how they learn best,” explains Howarth. “Byusing the best of instructor-led training and the latest technologies ine-learning, this level of personalisation is possible and looks set to shapethe future of learning.”www.netg.comSettingtrendsThepanel also identified the following future trends:–Increased focus on the individual within the organisation through the use ofintelligent learning solutions–Increased take-up of new e-learning technologies through natural evolution–Increased number of government initiatives–Increased use of blended learning–Providers will need to be prepared to offer cost-effective and outsourcedsolutions as the recession may slow down investment in traininglast_img read more


Governor Wolf Joins State Officials to Open New Hulton Bridge

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works,  Infrastructure,  Press Release Pittsburgh, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined PennDOT District 11 District Executive H. Daniel Cessna, P. E., elected officials and community members in celebrating the opening today of the new Hulton Bridge in Oakmont, Allegheny County.“Today’s opening represents another step forward for the region’s mobility,” Gov. Wolf said. “Investing in our roads and bridges sets the stage for economic growth, and we are fortunate to have resources to deliver such improvements.”The $65.7 million Hulton Bridge replacement project over the Allegheny River began in September 2013. The new structure is approximately 1,600 feet long and 69 feet wide and will carry two 11-foot lanes of traffic in each direction with a six-foot shoulder.“We worked hard to minimize disruption during this project and the new bridge meets the needs of motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists,” Cessna said. “It is with great pride that our PennDOT team opens this bridge as a vital transportation link in our region.”Additionally, the project included the reconstruction of approximately 1,300 feet of Freeport Road in Harmar Township and 550 feet of Hulton Road in Oakmont Borough. Dual left turn lanes will be implemented on the western end of the project for southbound Freeport Road traffic to access the bridge. Eastbound bridge traffic will use two lanes to Allegheny Avenue.Improvements such as wider shoulders for safe bicycle travel and an improved walkway for pedestrians enhance the enjoyment of the Allegheny River view.“For more than a century the Hulton Bridge has been a vital link in the Allegheny Valley,” said Rep. Frank Dermody, an Oakmont resident. “The new bridge means greater safety, smoother traffic flow and a better quality of life for thousands of people in the valley.”The existing structurally deficient bridge was built in 1908. It will be demolished in 2016. Gannett Fleming designed the new bridge, while Brayman Construction Corporation is the prime contractor. For additional project information, visit: http://thehultonbridge.com/.PennDOT emphasizes that motorists can check conditions on major roadways by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website. Governor Wolf Joins State Officials to Open New Hulton Bridgecenter_img October 20, 2015last_img read more


Vettel to leave Ferrari at end of 2020 F1 season

first_imgBy Alan BaldwinLONDON (Reuters) – Four-times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will leave Ferrari at the end of the 2020 season, with the German facing an uncertain future in racing.The sport’s oldest, most glamorous and successful team announced the move in a statement on Tuesday after talks on a new contract ended without a deal.“This is a decision taken jointly by ourselves and Sebastian, one which both parties feel is for the best,” said Ferrari principal Mattia Binotto.“It was not an easy decision to reach, given Sebastian’s worth as a driver and as a person.”Vettel joined in 2015 with the dream of emulating boyhood hero and seven times champion Michael Schumacher in winning titles in the famous red cars.Where the 32-year-old will go, whether he will remain in a sport whose delayed season has yet to start, and who might replace him are the big questions now.“In order to get the best possible results in this sport, it’s vital for all parties to work in perfect harmony,” said Vettel. “The team and I have realised that there is no longer a common desire to stay together beyond the end of this season.“Financial matters have played no part in this joint decision. That’s not the way I think when it comes to making certain choices and it never will be.”“What’s been happening in these past few months has led many of us to reflect on what are our real priorities in life,” added the father of three, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic that has sent countries around the world into lockdown.Vettel said he would now take time “to reflect on what really matters when it comes to my future”.TIME TO SPLITGerman media, who flagged up the departure on Monday night, reported that he had rejected the terms being offered.They suggested Vettel, who won 14 races with the team and is their third-most successful driver, had been offered only a one-year extension with a salary reduction.Ferrari had said the German, who won his titles with Red Bull from 2010-13, was their first choice to partner Charles Leclerc in 2021.Binotto said there was no one reason for the split “apart from the common and amicable belief that the time had come to go our separate ways in order to reach our respective objectives”.Leclerc, who won two races last year and is only 22, has a contract until 2024 and is seen as the future of a team that last won a driver’s title with Kimi Raikkonen in 2007.The Monegasque outperformed Vettel last year in his first season at Ferrari, finishing ahead of him overall and taking more points, poles, podiums and wins.“It’s been a huge honour for me to be your team mate,” Leclerc said on Twitter.“We’ve had some tense moments on tracks, some very good ones and some others that didn’t end as we both wanted, but there was always respect, even though it wasn’t perceived this way from the outside.“I’ve never learnt so much as I did with you as my teammate. Thank you for everything Seb.”Australian Daniel Ricciardo, at Renault, and McLaren’s Spaniard Carlos Sainz have been installed as the leading candidates to take one of the most coveted seats on the grid.Six-times world champion Lewis Hamilton has also been linked with Ferrari but has repeatedly indicated he intends to stay with Mercedes.last_img read more


FB : Scouting Toledo with Dyshawn Davis

first_img Published on September 22, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: [email protected] | @mark_cooperjr Dyshawn Davis’ first plane ride was enjoyable. After the SU freshman linebacker got over some nerves about taking the cross country flight to Southern California last weekend, he relaxed while sitting on the plane.‘It went pretty good,’ Davis said. ‘I had a window seat, too, so it was — I thought I would be scared, but I actually liked it. Ears hurt a little bit after a while, but I liked it a lot.’Unfortunately for Davis, he didn’t get a chance to show a lot in his first collegiate road game against the Trojans. He recorded one tackle but said on Wednesday he was a little banged up during the game. He also said he was thinking a little too much about his assignments throughout the game. But in talking to coaches this week, he feels ready to play faster as Syracuse hosts Toledo on Saturday at noon in the Carrier Dome.Even though the results on the field weren’t enviable both individually and for his team, Davis said the trip was fun.‘Being on the West Coast and the weather, I never played in such perfect football weather,’ Davis said. ‘It wasn’t too cold, it wasn’t too hot, it wasn’t a breeze. It was just perfect.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘I just loved the atmosphere, and I just loved competing against the best of the best. We didn’t get the win, but it was a good experience, and we’re moving on from there.’The Daily Orange spoke to Davis on Wednesday about SU’s upcoming opponent, Toledo. The Rockets are just 1-2 this season, but the two losses have come to ranked opponents then-No. 15 Ohio State (27-22) and No. 4 Boise State (40-15).The Daily Orange: What do you expect from the Toledo team you’ll be lining up against on Saturday?Davis: I know they’re going to come in here balls out ready to play. They play three (Bowl Championship Series) teams a year, and they lost their first two games to a BCS team and we’re that last. We talked about how Toledo beats at least one BCS team a year in their schedule and this year, after coming back after that loss, we’re not trying to let that happen.How important is it to bounce back from that loss by beating a solid Toledo team?It’s very important. We started off the season 2-0, we went into Southern Cal, we wanted to win, we didn’t get the win, and right now, this week, this is where we see ourselves as a team. Where do we stand, how hard do we work, how hard do we want it, how bad do the seniors want it?And we know Toledo’s coming in here, they’re a pretty good team, they played two top teams. They played Boise State and Ohio State, and they’re some good competitors. They competed, they stayed in the game and we know this win is not going to be easy.Toledo plays two quarterbacks, and they both get nearly the same amount of playing time. How do you prepare for that?Both quarterbacks are pretty equal, so there’s not much adjusting to what quarterback is in the game, what quarterback is out of the game. As a defense we’re just going in there, playing our game, execute our game plan, going to run the plays, whatever’s called. Like I said before, play 110 percent every play, play fast.Rockets wide receiver Eric Page is a dynamic playmaker. What do you have to do to contain him?Play our game. Like I said, play fast and play a little bit better than we played in Southern Cal. I feel like if everybody out there on defense did their job, everything will fall in place from there.What was the biggest thing the SU defense learned against USC that it can improve in this game?I feel like as a defense we need to mature more. Toughen up a little bit. Such as myself, getting hurt, limping off, little cuts and bruises. We’ve got to learn that’s all part of the game. Don’t limp, you have to be tough, suck it up, go in there, put your head down, buckle your chin strap up and keep playing. So as a defense I feel like this week we’re getting there. We’re a young defense and we are all learning, and everything is coming along pretty [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more


Frank Ntilikina injury update: Knicks G to return from groin injury vs. Nuggets

first_img Zion Williamson: ‘It’d be an honor to play for the Knicks’ Frank Ntilikina will play tonight. He has been out since late January with a groin injury.— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) March 22, 2019Ntilikina, 20, is in his second NBA season. He has played in just 41 of New York’s 72 games and is averaging 5.9 points, two rebounds and 2.8 assists in 2018-19.The Knicks added Dennis Smith Jr. to their roster via trade during Ntilikina’s recovery. Other guards like Allonzo Trier and Emmanuel Mudiay have established roles in his absence. Related News Ntilikina could appear in the rotation down the stretch in the regular season, as New York is far from the playoff picture at 14-58. It ranks last in the Eastern Conference standings.It will attempt to end a two-game losing streak against Denver. Frank Ntilikina could finally see the court for the first time since January on Friday.The Knicks guard has been battling a groin injury for two months, but is set to suit up against the Nuggets and play significant minutes at Madison Square Garden, according to an ESPN report.last_img read more


Mallard’s Team of the Week — 1968 Nelson Junior Maple Leafs

first_imgThe Nelson Junior Maple Leafs then dispatched the winner of the Okanagan League before sweeping Vancouver’s Grandview Steelers in the best-of-three series to clinch the provincial crown.With the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Tournament hosted at the NDCC Arena, staff at Mallard’s  Source for sports thought it was best to honour the champs as Team of the Week.The team includes (in no specfic order), goaltenders Darvin Gierl and Rod Silver.Defence, Al Arnett, Bob Borgeson, Bruce Ferguson and Jim Jempson.Forwards, Jim Boyce, Bob Charter, Bob Fitchner, Terri Kinrade, Bob Jeffs, Doug McMullin, Bruce Rossini, Rich Vulcano, Terry Wickstrom, Larry Zimmer, George Karasz and Hoggy Carmichael.Coaching staff was Fritz Koehle (seen far left wearing white Leaf jacket), manager Ross Allen, trainer Gerry Keohle, Rudy Boates and president Don Porteous. The last time Nelson won the Cyclone Taylor Cup, Kootenay Forest Products and CP Rail were major employers and the Dog ‘N Suds (current site of Bogustown Beer & Wine Store on Nelson Avenue) was the teen hangout.The year was 1968 when hockey legend Fritz Koehle coached this group of locals to the Cyclone Taylor Cup.The team finished the West Kootenay Junior B League without a defeat.last_img read more