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Time for teeth teaching

  ‘Teeth, touch and talent – where haptics, drawing and dentistry meet’ is the intriguing title of an art exhibition housed in The Gallery on the third floor of Foyles Bookstore in London’s Charing Cross Road. It comprises how a number of first year dental students at King’s College, London, have ‘recorded’ their view of [...]

By | August 29th, 2013|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The learning trend traditionalists fear

    Elliott Masie, that shrewd and perceptive online learning mover and shaker with a worldwide reach and reputation, has finally stated publicly what many in the corporate learning world have known for some time but dared not reveal: ‘e-learning’ and ‘instructional design’ are disappearing.   Masie makes the point that job adverts for, and [...]

Augmenting authoring tools using interactions

  No one wants to take time and trouble, using their expertise, to produce something that’s not as effective as it should be. This is just as true of online learning designers and developers as it is of anyone.   Since adding interactivity to any learning material helps to engage and interest the learners, as [...]

By | August 21st, 2013|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

ME Construction sponsors employee stock car racing driver

  Russell Aplin, a Project Manager for the London-based specialist refurbishment contractor, ME Construction, spends his professional life being concerned about such things as conservation and healthcare construction issues but he spends his spare time racing stock cars – and his dedication, enthusiasm and burgeoning success as a driver has won him some [...]

Another splendid season at Pendley

  Now at the end of its 64th season, the Pendley Open Air Shakespeare Festival continues to surprise and delight – this time with some lively productions of ‘As You Like It’ and ‘Love’s Labours Lost’.   Of course, of equal delight is the elegant country house setting, with part of Pendley’s extensive grounds providing [...]

By | August 16th, 2013|Categories: Lifestyle, Sport and Leisure|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nico Frame appointed as Marketing Manager for Silver Fox

  Nico Frame has become the Marketing Manager of Silver Fox, a leading UK manufacturer of labelling solutions.     Prior to joining Silver Fox, Nico was Senior Sales Consultant for the London-based sales training company, Sales Doctor Ltd. He has a background in sales and marketing in both the pharmaceutical industry (with [...]

ME Construction helps to boost Britain’s medal chances in the Rio Olympics

  ME Construction, the London-based specialist refurbishment contractor, has been helping to create a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic Games by building the recently opened Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health.   The Institute, based in London’s Tottenham Court Road and officially opened by Lord Coe, aims to treat elite athletes, NHS patients [...]

Waste King helps clean up Dunstable Downs

    When the National Trust (NT) wanted to clear rubbish that had collected on Dunstable Downs, it thought to hire a skip - but Waste King explained that clearing the rubbish by hand is both a ‘greener’ and more cost-effective option.   So the NT engaged a two-man team from Waste King - a [...]

By | August 12th, 2013|Categories: Business, Environment, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Living books prompt evolving skills for designers, authors and readers

    Aided by technology, books are taking on new characteristics – and that has implications for both their readers and those who design, write and publish them.   While we used to have to make the decision between buying a hardback or cheaper paperback version of the book we wanted, book-lovers have several more [...]

By | August 9th, 2013|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

ME Construction erects sarsen stone for UCL Institute of Archaeology

  Getting involved in removals seems an odd project for a construction company – but not when the object being moved is a rare sarsen stone, similar to those used to construct Stonehenge.   To mark its achieving 75 years as a leading global archaeology institution, University College London (UCL) Institute of Archaeology decided to [...]