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Effective Living, Working, Communicating, and Engaging in a Collaborative Digital Era

Increasingly our lives are lived online. The effectiveness of our work and richness of our relationships are influenced by our ability to communicate and interact with people through technology – which can either enhance or hinder our efforts. Like a child learning a new language, the mechanisms of social networking and online collaborative tools become… Continue reading Effective Living, Working, Communicating, and Engaging in a Collaborative Digital Era

Finland Public Education System, Methods, and Outcomes – Compared to the United States

A recent photo slideshow published by Business Insider featured 26 facts about the school system in Finland. Finland has one of the best public education systems in the world, so other countries would do well to study the educational model that Finland offers. Some of the significant points are summarized below for easy reference. Finnish… Continue reading Finland Public Education System, Methods, and Outcomes – Compared to the United States

The Golden Climate in Distance Learning: The Secrets of Immediate Connection, Engagement, Enjoyment, and Performance By Dr. Marina Kostina and Dr. William LaGanza

Education | Technology I recently wrote an article about upgrading from TeamViewer 6 to TeamViewer 7. I plan to use the collaborative online meeting component of the software for distance education, presentations, and workshops. The TeamViewer software is similar in function and features to Adobe Connect, GoToMeeting.com, and WebEx. The challenge with these online meeting systems… Continue reading The Golden Climate in Distance Learning: The Secrets of Immediate Connection, Engagement, Enjoyment, and Performance By Dr. Marina Kostina and Dr. William LaGanza

Adding Video Content to ICON Iowa Courses Online UIOWA – Desire2Learn

Technology | Education | University of Iowa Summary. This page describes how to add video content to a Deisre2Learn online course. The instructions and example provided below use the Iowa Courses Online system (ICON) as an example. Deisre2Learn is a company best known for their content management system (CMS) that is especially designed to serve as… Continue reading Adding Video Content to ICON Iowa Courses Online UIOWA – Desire2Learn

Apple Software App Store for Business, Enterprise, or Academic Education Departmental Institution Purchasing

Technology > Apple Summary. Apple is moving toward a model of software distribution through their App Store instead of a traditional sales model. For academic institutions, this will initially present some challenges since the retail app store is not configured for education pricing and also charges taxes on sales. Instructions. According to an Apple education… Continue reading Apple Software App Store for Business, Enterprise, or Academic Education Departmental Institution Purchasing

Investing in Education

Effective Living > Education It’s ironic that, in tough economic times, funding for education is one of the first areas considered for cutbacks by some state governments. Yet, everyone knows that education is one of the best ways to advance a society, or your personal career and income opportunities. In fact, as a society, or… Continue reading Investing in Education

National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque Iowa

Activism > Environment | Effective Living Summary. The National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa provides a wealth of information about the history of American rivers and their use for transportation, trade, sport, entertainment, and ecosystem diversity. Affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution, the NMRMA is one of the nicest museum/aquarium facilities in the nation. Video.… Continue reading National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium in Dubuque Iowa

The Future of Education – Distance Learning Through Online Training or Traditional Classroom Teaching

Effective Living > Technology > Online Education Summary. The following document offers a commentary by Gregory Johnson about how online education will change how traditional educational institutions operate. About 8 years ago, in 2003, I established an online university for distance education and called it Life University. I appointed myself as the Dean of the institution. I… Continue reading The Future of Education – Distance Learning Through Online Training or Traditional Classroom Teaching

Activism Training Workshop and Distance Education Course on Creativity and Effectiveness in Activism

Activism Course Summary. This is a distance education online course with a workshop format. In the course, we explore the use of creativity for more effective activism and desired social, economic, political, and cultural outcomes. Registration. To register for the course, please use our contact form. Because some of the course content and presentation takes… Continue reading Activism Training Workshop and Distance Education Course on Creativity and Effectiveness in Activism