JoVE Quiz Extends Educational Value of Innovative Science Education (SE) Video Database

Cambrige, MA (PRWEB) March 02, 2015

JoVE announced today the introduction of JoVE Quiz, an online tool designed for use with JoVE Science Education (SE), a leading database of videos demonstrating core laboratory techniques in molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience and other areas of biological and physical sciences. JoVE Quiz gives science instructors an easy, flexible online instrument for evaluating student outcomes following the use of JoVE SE.

JoVE Quiz is very easy to use and offers great functionality. Not only does JoVE Quiz make lectures more engaging and enhance student understanding of lab techniques, its also a handy study guide for exams, said Leonard Khiroug, Ph.D., Principal Investigator and Head of the In Vivo Microscopy Unit at the Neuroscience Center of the University of Helsinki, Finland.

A simple electronic evaluation tool that presents students with a series of questions and associated images, JoVE Quiz tests student comprehension and retention of academic topics covered in the JoVE videos. With JoVE Quiz, Science professors can:

Employ pre-defined questions or custom design questions and topics related to the video
Automatically compile and tabulate student responses
Incorporate video images and customize them to match the difficulty of the question
Create multiple instances of quizzes for use with classes and cohorts
Enable students to test open book, watch the associated video alongside the question, stop and pause the video to respond to a question

For more information, email kathryn(dot)hughes(at)jove(dot)com.

EI Design Announces Its Vision 2017

Bangalore, Karnataka (PRWEB) March 11, 2015

Ever since its genesis in 2002, EI Design has grown from strength to strength, achieving significant milestones (over 6,000 hours of eLearning delivered) and is now aiming big to grow further over the next few years.

The Vision 2017 initiative is a concerted effort to solidify the companys core values and secure its direction for the future. The initiative focuses on strengthening its core capability of immersive learning design, enhancing the current solution offering to encompass learning and performance solutions, securing thought leadership in the global learning space, obtaining CMMI L5 for Corporate Quality and finally, to develop EI Design as a preferred workplace.

We continue to build on our core strength of immersive and engaging learning designs through our Innovation and Solution Architecting teams. Through constant research, we identify new focus areas on a quarterly basis, says Asha Pandey, CMD of EI Design. Our portfolio of offerings has grown as well, she adds.

EI Design is giving itself a two-year timeline to grow by leaps and bounds. For instance, the company is currently on its way to obtain CMMI L3 and is aiming to reach L5 status by the spring of 2017. There will also be an added focus on marketing association with the goal of building the companys visibility as a leading expert in this field.

Asha explains how the elevation of the companys CMMI certification will strengthen its team. Using CMMIs Organisational Training (OT) and Balanced Scorecard (BSC) as a baseline, we are strengthening ourselves in the areas of L&D for a stronger alignment to our business goals, talent management and clear growth plans for all team members, developing a new approach for hiring, inducting and getting new team members on board and building a solid rewards and recognition framework to help our talent retention initiatives, she reveals.

A key aspect of making this all work is focusing on the reorganisation of the team to promote and reflect the growth of key team members. This revamp will provide the key team members with new goals to focus on. Six of the companys key employees will be at the heart of this reorganisation and will be taking on new roles with a lot more responsibility in line with Vision 2017, a change that Asha hopes will not only be rewarding but also serve as a motivation for the rest of the team.

The Vision 2017 initiative may put a lot of pressure on EI Design and its team of dedicated employees but its nothing they havent faced before. With the rollout of countless learning modules underway, the team is fully prepared to do whats necessary to reach its goals by 2017. This is a team that does some of its best work when expectations are high and the workload is under stiff deadlines.

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About EI Design

EI Design began in February 2002 as a small team of three and has come a long way since. The company is now capable of generating over 500 online learning hours in a year. The company’s employees have been the core of its success throughout the years and are experienced, passionate and committed to providing the best solutions to exceed the customers expectations every time.

Team EI Design’s positive and dynamic energy has proven to be contagious and attractive. Many of the company’s business relationships have continued through the decade and developed at every turn. This success in building unique learning solutions has led to the companys consistent profitability throughout its existence.

Contact Details:

Asha Pandey

EI Design Private Limited

#160, Arun Arch, 9th Cross, Indira Nagar 1st Stage

Bangalore, Karnataka 560038 India

Tel: +91-80-25202679

Source: EI Design Private Limited

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SBPRA author Martha Jo Silvestros A to Z, My Alphabet Zoo is number one. This engaging book not only teaches children the alphabet, but also all about an array of animals, who each tell the story of who they are and where they came from. A to Z is filled with fun and adventure, sure to engage any child. Book number two is SBPRAs The Green Alphabet A First Look at Ecology. This unique book, written by Donna L. Hurst and Allyson Wagner Taylor, is far more than an ABC primer. It is a great teaching tool for exposing young children to environmental awareness, using simple definitions and beautiful cut paper illustrations. Rounding out the top is The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z! by Steve Martin and Roz Chast.

The SBPRA titles were also chosen to be a part of the IB Library collection. is on its way to becoming the worlds largest online repository of authentic IB aligned and curated Ebooks and materials. It will include an extensive collection of IB Teacher-generated lesson plans, promote reflection, action, and global collaboration via the copyrighted Connect & Collaborate link on

SBPRA CEO Robert Fletcher said, We congratulate all of the authors on these spectacular educational books that will help children learn language not just here in the U.S. but around the world.

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Gamification & Learning Lab at The Masie Center

Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) March 04, 2015

The Masie Center has just announced a new, hands-on learning exploration of Gamification & Learning with Elliott Masie, taking place May 4-6, 2015 at The Masie Center in Saratoga Springs, NY.

Is there a role for learning activities eLearning, simulations, face-to-face classroom sessions, etc. that have Gaming elements? Would employees be motivated to take a course and also compete for a top skills prize? Might Gamification be used by an employer as an engagement and retention tool?

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Skill Souq Offering Superior Online PRINCE Training Program At USD143

(PRWEB) February 23, 2015

Skill Souq, an eminent professional industrial training center, has bestowed upon business establishments growth opportunities abound. Brainchild of a group of experienced professionals, Skill Souq excels in providing exceptional yet cost efficient industrial training programs to promote the vocational development of the Gulf region. It has a strong line of strategic partnerships and alliances that provide a proven experience to its clients. The courses on offer include Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile and Scrum, IT Service Management, Big Data and Cloud Computing, IT Security Management, Financial Management, Quality Management, Microsoft Certification, CISCO and SAP.

With the intent to offer some insight into the PRINCE training course on offer, one of the executives at Skill Souq revealed, One of our premium offerings, the Projects in a Controlled Environment or more often referred to as PRINCE, is designed to provide a process-based approach for managing projects. This coveted course enables the professionals to have a bespoke, scalable method for the management of all sorts of projects. Living up to our commitment to offer cost effective training solutions, we are offering the online courses starting from USD 143 onwards.

PRINCE2 examinations have consistently evolved over the years. The said program has garnered acclaim for the quality it brings in. The PRINCE2 Foundation training in the MENA region, where Skill Souq is operational, would provide aspirants a real chance to clear the examination and carve out a niche for themselves. The course on offer adopts a blended approach and hence ideal for Project Managers, project aspirants and individuals interested in building a strong project governance framework to lead successful projects.

Replying to a query related to the agenda of the training program, the executive further stated, The PRINCE2 course that we offer is comprehensive enough to cover all aspects required. The course initiates with introduction to PRINCE2 course and elaborates its principles and themes in detail. Further, it also encompasses business case models, organization, quality and plans. In addition to this, the course offers insights into risks involved, change and progress in the defined sector. Last but not the least is that the course also enables professionals to tailor PRINCE2 to meet Project Environment.

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Contact Information:

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Mussafah 37, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker Lineup Confirmed for Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists today announced the list of confirmed speakers and mentors for the 2015 Congress of Future Scientists and Technologists, June 28, 29, 30, in Boston, Massachusetts.

At the Congress, students will be mentored by luminaries in a wide variety of scientific fields as well as leaders from government and the public sector, including Nobel Laureates, top scientific university deans, and leaders in scientific research and cutting-edge technology, as well as leaders from private industry.

The schedule of Grand Masters include:

J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., Recipient, National Medal of Science and World Renowned Genomist

David Wineland, Ph.D, Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, and Recipient, National Medal of Science

John C. Mather, Ph.D., Winner, Nobel Prize in Physics, and Recipient, National Medal of Science

Ray Kurzweil, Recipient, National Medal of Technology, Director of Engineering, Google, and New York Times Bestselling Author

Dean Kamen, Legendary Inventor of the Segway and the Drug Infusion Pump, and Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Dennis Crowley, CEO and Co-Founder, Foursquare

Cherry Murray, Ph.D., Dean of Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 2009-2014, and Recipient, National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Bill Westenhofer, Two-time Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects

Helen Grenier, Co-Founder of iRobot, CEO of CyPhyWorks

Mike Rhodin, Senior Vice President, IBM Watson

Vanessa Green, CEO and Co-Founder of FINsix

Jon Gosier, CEO and Founder of Appfrica, TED Fellow

The Academy Grand Master mentors will be joined by Young Prodigy Mentors who include:

Jack Andraka, Winner, 2012 Intel Science Fair

Shree Bose, Winner, 2011 Google Science Fair

Kensen Shi, 2007 Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition

Alex Koren, Recipient, 2014 Thiel Fellowship

Jacob Barnett, world’s youngest astrophysics researcher having published academic research at the age of 13

Joshua Meier, Best in Category for Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2014 Intel ISEF, and Finalist, 2012 Google Science Fair

Erik Finman, CEO and Founder

Kenneth Shinozuka, Winner, 2014 Scientific American Science in Action Award

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The Academy was founded on the belief that we must identify prospective talent at the earliest possible age and help students acquire the necessary experience and skills to take them to the doorstep of vital careers in science and technology.

American hero and astronaut Buzz Aldrin is the Academy Science Director. As one of the leading space exploration advocates, Buzz Aldrin continues to chart a course for future space travel and is passionate about inspiring the younger generations of future explorers and originators. Richard Rossi is the Academy Executive Director and is a veteran creator of learning experiences for high-achieving young people.

The National Academy of Future Scientists and Technologists is based in Harvard University Square, Cambridge, MA, and has an office in Washington, DC.

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Both Texas and Louisiana are voting on changing the curriculum to allow for “weaknesses” in the theory of evolution to be introduced to students. Many science teachers see this as a backdoor approach to integrating creationism or intelligent design (basically creationism 2.0) into science curriculum and potentially, science text books.

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I personally spent 12 months clicking around on the internet in search of that right company that provides the education and the tools to become a Master Internet Marketer. And, also provides the environment where you learn to start implementing, and start taking action on what you are learning. And, as a result, start making the difference and start achieving your goals.

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