Thursday, January 31, 2013

10 of the best billboard advertising efforts in the world





When it comes to display marketing, one of the best options out there is definitely the billboard. Here are ten of the best to give you a few insights!
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Illiterate Northern Kenyans Get Voice Information about Elections via Mobile




Illiterate Northern Kenyans are using a system that allows them to call a number to get more information about the Kenyan election through a voice menu. This makes it easier for them to vote.

About 87% of the people living in Samburu, Kenya is illiterate. Because people are not able to read or write they often lack information and have no idea what their rights are. This becomes particularly apparent in the run up to the election (planned for upcoming March 4th), when many Samburu citizens have the right to vote, but have little idea on registration procedures or what they are actually voting for. With the explosive growth of mobile phone usage in Africa, people now do have access to information. That’s why international organisations Text to Change (TTC), IICD and Kenyan organisation SEED Samburu, set up an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) campaign to educate the Samburu about their civil rights in the new constitution and on the upcoming elections. Via the TTC platform a toll free line is set up which guides callers through a menu by voice. Via this line callers can choose subjects and have questions answered and acquire more information.


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January 31, 2013: IJEDICT Weekly News is out




IJEDICT Weekly News, by Stewart Marshall: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.


This free online newspaper brings together articles on innovations,developments, educational courses, and other useful resources about ICT for education and development.


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OER (Open Educational Resources) | Online and Distance Learning



Find out more about Open Educational Resources (OER) - the digitized materials that are available for use and re-use in teaching, learning, and research …


Open educational resources (OER) are digitized materials that are available for use and re-use in teaching, learning, and research, very often under a Creative Commons license.


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Masters of Accounting Online and On Campus Programs

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A masters of accounting degree is essential if you want to progress as a public accountant.  This page provides information on what the courses are, what employers expect, certification, and what you can earn after completing the program.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Online And Distance Learning Weekly





Online And Distance Learning Weekly, by Natalie Stewart: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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January 29, 2013 - Minding Psychology: A Weekly Update is out




This weekly newspaper brings updates on what’s happening in psychology, in particular sharing resources designed to increase our knowledge of the field.

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College Degrees That Earn the Most Money

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New college graduates who have a background in engineering can expect to cash in when they hit the job market, a new study finds.

Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Specifically, computer engineering majors take home the highest staring salary of $70,400. Chemical engineering, aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical/electronics and communications engineering and civil engineering were also among the 10 highest-paid starting salaries for recent grads.



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Monday, January 28, 2013

Online Early Childhood Degrees




This site provides information about online early childhood degrees, what is studied in the programs, where you can study them, and more …


Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


An early childhood education curriculum track includes courses in child psychology, parenting, and early childhood instruction and learning strategies.



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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Human Resources Management Masters Programs

team of peopleA human resources management masters opens up many opportunities in the corporate world.  This page tells you more about these programs, where you can find them, and what the job prospects are after graduation. 

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Long Term Advantages of Early Childhood Education

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There is a body of growing evidence that early childhood education has long term advantages for the individual and society. For example, children who attend pre-school do better in high school than those who don’t.



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The Importance of a Business Management Degree

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This infographic depicts the importance of a business management degree, the reasons for taking it, the main professions, the average salaries, and how to find a good business school.



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Get an MA TESOL and Travel with Your Career

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MA TESOL online programs can lead to careers in exciting places. Find out more about these programs, where to take them, what the prospects are, and more …



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Dog takes cues from synthesized iPad voice! No trainer needed. Amazing!

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Amazing new program helps individuals with verbal disabilities! Certified goal directed therapy dog, Ricochet ( https://www.facebook.com/SurfDogRicochet) is a…



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Substance Abuse Online

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Find out what it means to be a substance abuse (or behavioral disorder) counselor and locate suitable substance abuse online programs.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Substance abuse counselors (also called behavioral disorder counselors) help people who have problems with gambling, alcohol, drugs, substance abuse and eating disorders.






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Storybook App Helps Kids Overcome Needle Phobia

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“Big Shots Get Shots” is an interactive game that distracts children at the doctor’s office and teaches how needles can help.



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7 Apps You Don't Want To Miss

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Check out some of your favorite iOS and Android apps from the week.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


This week Twitter released a new application for sharing video content on the web, and another company released one for sharing your opinion on literally everything in the world.


A popular iOS game finally made its way to Android, and we saw a few new apps that make reading news on your mobile device a little more interesting.






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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Requirements for Nursing

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What do you need to know before embarking on a career in nursing? This infographic tells you the requirements for nursing, the prospects of a job after completing your education and training, and the typical salaries for nurses.



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Brands Are Already Experimenting With Twitter's Vine

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Brands are already experimenting with Twitter’s Vine video platform.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Vine — Twitter’s GIF-like looping video platform — has been out for less than 24 hours, but some brands are already experimenting with it.






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Retooling Brain-Care With Low-Cost Technology

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If we are to meet a massive and growing need, we’ll need to disrupt today’s status quo in which research is based on small and fragmented clinical trials, and where active brain care is often left for patients whose problems have grown until it is…



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Friday, January 25, 2013

PhD Elementary Education Programs

child on phoneWith a PhD elementary education qualification you can seek a career as a teacher, curriculum developer, education program director or other senior administrator.  This page provides information on what is studied and where you can study these programs.

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PhD Elementary Education Programs

Masters in Secondary Education

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Find out about masters in secondary education online programs, where you can take them, the career and salary prospects, and more …




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Getting a secondary education masters degree can open doors that lead to more challenging educational or administrative positions in the subject area for which you are most passionate.






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Experience Based Learning Targets Students with Learning Disabilities

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With a password and secret hand signal, all who enter Tom Waitzman’s classroom gain passage to the Middle Ages.



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Flu still at epidemic levels: CDC

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(HealthDay)—While flu activity remains high across the United States, there are signs that the number of infections may be leveling off, federal health officials reported Friday.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


The flu season, which got an early start in November in southeastern states, appears to be easing a bit in the South, Southeast, New England and the Midwest regions of the country. But infections are rising in the Southwest and the Northwest, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported. Hospitalizations and deaths—key indicators of a flu season’s severity—increased again during the week ending Jan. 19. People 65 and older and young children are being hit especially hard this flu season.






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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kenya tech city building begins

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Kenya’s president launches a $14.5bn (£9.1bn) project to build a new city intended as an IT business hub, dubbed “Africa’s Silicon Savannah”.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


It will take 20 years to build Konza Technology City about 60km (37 miles) from the capital, Nairobi.


It is hoped that more than 20,000 IT jobs will be created in Konza by 2015, and more than 200,000 jobs by 2030.


Despite Kenya’s usually divisive politics, the project has the backing of all political parties.






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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FDA approves first skin patch to combat migraines

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(HealthDay News) —A skin patch for the treatment of migraines, and the intense waves of nausea that often accompany these debilitating headaches, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


The patch is attached to the upper arm or thigh, and when the patient pushes a button the drug is delivered through the skin. Zecuity, which is battery-operated, delivers 6.5 milligrams of sumatriptan over the course of about five hours and can relieve nausea, as well as reduce sensitivity to light and sound. NuPathe Inc., which makes Zecuity, hopes to have the patch on the market later this year.






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Discovering “One Stop Shopping” in Autism Care

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This science blog is written by mom who becomes a family partner within Autism Speaks Autism Treatment Network, working towards improving comprehensive care of children with autism.



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Small Business Management Course Programs

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Find out what’s involved in a small business management course, where you can find such programs, what the prospects are, and more …




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Small business management training gives you the basics to secure the stability of a business venture despite the fluctuating economy.






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Monday, January 21, 2013

Open content for elearning: Cross-institutional collaboration for education and training in a digital environment

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The University of the West Indies Open Campus and Athabasca University conducted a pilot workshop to see if open educational resources (OER) could be used to construct curricula.





Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


A workshop brought a team together to: come to a consensus on the format of module specifications, select appropriate resources, and to report on the feasibility of the approach. The team produced course outlines and specifications for modules using OER.






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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Impaired coordination of brain activity in autism involves local, as well as long-range, signaling

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A study based at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) finds that the local functional connectivity of the brain – the extent to which the activity of within a small brain region appears to be…



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Not Alone




Not Alone Where parents can be real, refreshed, and supported in faith as we raise kids with special needs. Whether you’re caring for a child with physical, mental, behavioral or emotional challenges.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Online Teacher Certification Programs

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Online teacher certification programs are an excellent way to qualify for a teaching career. This page gives details of the programs and where they can be found.



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Information Systems Masters Online Degrees

work as an IT professional with an information systems masters degreeAn information systems masters degree course is an excellent choice if you wish to enhance your career potential as an IT professional. This page provides more details about the program and where it can be studied.

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Information Systems Masters Online Degrees

Friday, January 18, 2013

Masters in Clinical Psychology



Find out more about masters in clinical psychology programs, locate suitable schools, learn about the work of a clinical psychologist, prospects, and more …


Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Clinical psychology is the application of psychology to the analysis, research and treatment of severe mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.




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Thursday, January 17, 2013

U.S. Employee Outsourced His Job to China, Watched Cat Videos Instead

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A U.S. employee outsourced his job to China, paying the foreign firm 20% of his six-figure salary to do his job, according to a Verizon case study.

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Programs in TESOL


Find out more about programs in TESOL, especially TESOL online and distance learning certificates and TESOL masters programs online.

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Home Health Aide Training Programs



Home health aide training can start you in a career in health care or nursing. This page has details of the training, where you can find it, and more …


Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Many of this older generation prefer to stay in their homes and live independently as long as possible. This is now made possible through the home care given to them by people who have received appropriate training.



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Campus and Online Business Analyst Degree Programs

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A business analyst degree provides training that enables you to assist organizations to become more efficient and more effective in their operations.  This page tells you how you can find such degrees and training.



Campus and Online Business Analyst Degree Programs

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

PhD Early Childhood Education Programs

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PhD early childhood education programs can prepare you for leadership positions in preschool through fifth grade (K-5) settings.  This page provides information on what is studied and where you can study these programs.


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What To Study To Become An RN

pathways to become an RNIf you're interested in nursing as a career, now is the time to become an RN. The demand for Registered Nurses (RNs) is strong and growing.

To be a Registered Nurse in the United States, you must pass the relevant National Council Licensure EXamination (NCLEX). This means that you would have to first undertake and pass a suitable education and training program, either an associate degree or bachelors degree, in preparation for the the exam.

But what is the difference between getting registered and getting a bachelors degree (RN vs BSN)?  What can you expect to earn as an RN?

This page tackles these questions, tells you about the pathways to nursing registration, helps you to find suitable programs to prepare you for the NCLEX nursing licensing exam, and more ...

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Learn Like an Arachnid: Why I’m MOOCifying | Open Education

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Hybrid Pedagogy is an academic and networked journal of teaching and technology that combines the strands of critical and digital pedagogy to arrive at the best social and civil uses of technology and digital media in education.



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Monday, January 14, 2013

On Campus and Online Health Care Management Programs

ambulancesAn online health care management degree provides the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career in the health sector.  This page gives you more information about what is involved in studying health care management, where you can study it, and the job and salary prospects after completion.

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On Campus and Online Health Care Management Programs

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Forensic Psychology Masters Online

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Are you interested in studying a forensic psychology masters online or on campus program, or in taking criminology and justice studies? This page will help you to find out more about university forensic psychology and to locate suitable schools.



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Investigating the bystander effect using virtual reality

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The bystander effect is well-known in behavioural psychology and suggests that the more people who witnessing a violent emergency the less likely it is that someone will intervene.



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How to Generate Leads With SlideShare

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Are you using SlideShare? Would you like more leads? In this article I’ll reveal how to use SlideShare to generate quality leads. SlideShare for Leads?



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Startup Wants to Use Drones to Deliver Medical Supplies

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A Silicon Valley startup wants to use a network of drones and base stations to bring medical supplies to hard-to-reach areas in Africa or the Caribbean.



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Teacher's Comprehensive List of Great Educational Technology Resources

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Many U.S. teens at risk for suicide despite treatment

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(HealthDay)—A new study casts doubt on the value of current professional treatments for teens who struggle with mental disorders and thoughts of suicide.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Harvard researchers report that they found that about 1 in every 8 U.S. teens (12.1 percent) thought about suicide, and nearly 1 in every 20 (4 percent) either made plans to kill themselves or actually attempted suicide. Most of these teens (80 percent) were being treated for various mental health issues. Yet, 55 percent didn’t start their suicidal behavior until after treatment began, and their treatment did not stem the suicidal behavior, the researchers found.






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High fiber diet prevents prostate cancer progression

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(Medical Xpress)—A high-fiber diet may have the clinical potential to control the progression of prostate cancer in patients diagnosed in early stages of the disease.




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


Welcome news for men.






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Nursing Education: Online BSN

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Find information about what is involved in studying a Bachelor’s in nursing, the colleges where you can study an online BSN, the jobs, the salary, and more…




Stewart-Marshall’s insight:


A BSN will give you a solid foundation in the theory behind nursing and in how nursing practice fits into the overall environment of health care.






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Online Masters and PhDs

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