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New computer program to examine collaborative online learning

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — An effort to transform burgeoning online learning from being essentially individualistic to considerably more collaborative is gaining ground, according to a researcher who is breaking ground about the usefulness of online communities. Marcela Borge, assistant professor in learning, design and technology in Penn State’s College of Education, earned a National Science Foundation grant for her work on "Fostering Ecologies of Online Learning Through Technology Augmented Human Facilitation." The goal of the learning sciences project is to find ways to use technology to better meet the needs of online students by developing technological support for cognitive, metacognitive and [...]

VIDEO: Ray Mears to share survival tips with Dundonians at city show

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Survivalist Ray Mears has picked up a plethora of life-saving skills while conquering rainforests, mountains and deserts. And next week he’s set to share those skills with an audience at the Whitehall Theatre in Dundee. Speaking to the Tele ahead of Wednesday night’s show, the world-renowned woodsman, instructor, author and TV presenter said he “insisted” on coming to Scotland with his Born To Go Wild tour. Ray Mears pictured on one of his many adventures. He said: “I’ve done several tours before but I insisted we came to Scotland. “We’re marking 35 years of teaching bushcraft next year so we [...]

ASP.NET Interview Questions: Tips for Hiring ASP.NET Developers

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Blog Feed Post ASP.NET Interview Questions: Tips for Hiring ASP.NET Developers By Stackify Blog Article Rating: October 6, 2017 10:07 AM EDT     Read the original blog entry... Published October 6, 2017 Copyright © 2017 SYS-CON Media, Inc. — All Rights Reserved. Syndicated stories and blog feeds, all rights reserved by the author. Stackify offers the only developers-friendly solution that fully integrates error and log management with application performance monitoring and management. Allowing you to easily isolate issues, identify what needs to be fixed quicker and focus your efforts – Support less, Code more. Stackify provides software developers, operations [...]

How to Create a Pay Structure That Promotes Team and Company Growth

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In July, Microsoft announced a reorganization of its sales teams into a “commercial and consumer model.” It was a move designed to hone in on new business, customer success and other growth opportunities, and a move in which commercial sales would now focus on two customer segments: 1) enterprise; and 2) its small, medium and corporate segments. The shift signalled that traditional hierarchal organizational structures are, for the most part, ill-equipped to meet the challenges of today. And though 89 percent of corporations would tend to agree, according to a Deloitte Insights study, only a small number are doing anything about it. By redesigning your own organization [...]

10 common interview questions to prepare for in advance | Expert column | Inside Business Columns

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Interview preparation is demanding work. Working at your current job, searching out additional opportunities, networking, and following up with contacts is time consuming and can leave little time for interview preparation. To help with interview preparation and presenting your best, true self in an interview, follow these tips. DRESS FOR THE JOB YOU WANT. Professional dress for a job interview is necessary and it helps present yourself as a dedicated and serious candidate. For both men and women, dress in a comfortable, conservative, modern, and professional manner. Comfort is vital in business wear. If you aren’t comfortable, if you are [...]

Butterfly nabs $2.4M seed round to improve managers with targeted tips

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Nobody likes corporate trainings. Nobody. In fact, one of life’s puzzles that eludes me most is how a person could enjoy corporate trainings enough to spend their time designing and running them. Perhaps only with disdain for the status quo can a startup create something that people not only don’t hate, but find helpful. The idea for Butterfly, founded by David Mendlewicz, Simon Rakosi and Marcus Perezi-Tormos, originated from poor experiences the young managers had when receiving leadership training. The startup is announcing a $2.4 million seed round today from Daphni, Tectonic Ventures, Precursor Ventures and a number of angels with the [...]

Magazine excerpt: The complexities of learning

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Learning is not social. It doesn’t come from teaching. It does not have to be hard work to be effective, nor is it always fun. Despite what we are often told, learning does not always require reflection, nor is it always underpinned by emotion. It is not linear. It is not non-linear. Learning is none of these things. Or rather, learning is all of these things in part, but none of them exclusively. The capital city of Liechtenstein is Vaduz. I do not know why I know this. I probably read it as a schoolboy, and the fact stuck. It was a [...]

How to Build a Better Business Through Genuine Connection

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In this busy world of wheeling and dealing, it is important to know that our connections are genuine. As entrepreneurs, it is easy to get caught up in our own vision and forget the importance of delivering for consumers. We can achieve greater success if our transactions are heartfelt and not just about making the sale. Guest host Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, takes us on a journey in the world of business connections. He interviews Wade Foster, CEO of Zapier, who shares his technique for building excellent interpersonal connections with his remote employees. Then, author Michael Gelb gives us tips [...]

U of T alumni to give tips

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Darryl Yao has some advice for University of Toronto students interested in pursuing a career in technology.  “Differentiating between new graduates is a challenge for every hiring manager. Don't trust them to determine if you're a cut above the rest – prove to them that you are.” Yao is the technical director of the Konrad Group, a global digital agency and innovation firm founded by three U of T alumni. U of T students can gather insights from Yao and department of computer science alumni Caroline Mattos, Jimoh Ovbiagele, and Dhyey Sejpal at a panel discussion on Tuesday. Fellow panelist [...]

Are You Actually Innovating, or Just Practicing ‘Entrepreneurship’?

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Entrepreneurship has come to be largely about taking small ideas, often of little consequence, and making them look big -- even if it turns out their failure was predictable -- so you can get funded. At the end of the day, it's largely about starting a new company. Innovating is not about funding. It's about meaningful work to solve a real-world problem. What you need to worry about when you're innovating is scaling up -- but not as it's understood generally in the entrepreneurship "literature." Related: 5 Habits That Made Elon Musk an Innovator Your scale-up can begin anywhere. Understanding [...]