Reach out and teach someone
Videoconferencing is a highly important tool in distance learning programs. Traditionally used for general meetings, this technique is now gaining ground among trainers. They say that videoconferencing-generated distance learning improves productivity, boosts employee morale and enhances trainer ability to train more people. Moreover, distance learning is said to result in significant cost saving for training budgets. Through videoconferencing, trainers can train people who are distributed across the country or around the world and who cannot afford to leave their offices. This technology uses video cameras, telephone lines and esktop computers to help trainees and trainers come in a real-time, interactive environment. At the high end of videoconferencing technology is satellite transmission for large audiences. At the low end is desktop videoconferencing which is best for one-on-one or one-to-few courses.
Publication Name: Personnel Journal
Subject: Human resources and labor relations
Blue whale in our lakes: a fisherman's story or scientific reality?
An undergraduate project by the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres that hired both Yves Paradis and his friend to sample some inaccessible lakes led to the discovery of an unusual blue coloration. The blue walleye was abundant in the commercial catches of Great Lakes fishermen, but due to overexploitation and environmental stress, the population began to fluctuate greatly by 1915 and gradually became extinct.
Publication Name: Fisheries
Subject: Mass communications
The science of Murphy's law
Life's seemingly chance misfortunes have a scientific basis. This affirms the validity of Murphy's Law, with its manifestations based on the laws of probability, rigid-body dynamics, meteorology and other sciences.
Publication Name: Scientific American
Subject: Science and technology
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