E-learning news in brief

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. This month’s e-learning news in brief– This year’s British Association for Open Learning Conference will givedelegates a chance to conduct a learning and technology audit designed to helpthem choose their own best learning methods and materials. This is just one ofthe case study workshops taking place at the event, being held at the ScarmanHouse Conference Centre in Warwick on 29-30 April 2003.  www.baol.co.uk– Online testing portal Skillsarena has added a remote testing ability toits service, which enables organisations to create and administer testing ofits workforce ‘from anywhere, to anyone and on anything.’ Employees can alreadybe tested in areas such as Microsoft Word and Excel and speed typing and dataentry.  www.skillsarena.com– LMS provider Thinq has achieved adopter status for the e-learningspecification model SCORM – the Sharable Content Object Reference Model. Scormstandards aim to drive the e-learning industry forward by promotinginteroperability between different systems and software.  www.thinq.com– Futuremedia is designing and developing a £144,000 communication packagefor agribusiness Syngenta, aimed at educating its sales and marketing teamsthroughout Europe on a new product to be launched later this year.  www.futuremedia.co.uk E-learning news in briefOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Sustainable tourism is a key direction of tourism development

first_imgThis is the conclusion of the conference “Challenges and perspectives of sustainable tourism in Croatia”, which was held to mark 2017, as the year of sustainable tourism for the development of the World Tourism Organization, under the auspices of the United Nations. .The conference “Challenges and perspectives of sustainable tourism development in Croatia” was held in the Plitvice Lakes National Park, on the occasion of marking the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The conference was organized by the Network for Sustainable Development of Croatia under the co-sponsorship of the Plitvice Lakes National Park and the Lika Destination Cluster, which organized a conference on the Plitvice Lakes.The conference, which was attended by a large number of representatives of tourist boards from all over Croatia, local action groups, representatives of local and regional self-government units, the scientific community and people from the tourism industry, discussed the need to integrate the wider community into education, promotion and implementation of sustainable philosophy. tourism development. Representatives of the three ministries addressed the conference; Mr. Igor Kreitmeyer, Assistant Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Robert Pende, Assistant Minister of Tourism and Ms. Nikolina Klaić, State Secretary of the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union Funds.From previous examples of tourism development on the coast, we could see all the advantages and disadvantages of tourist expansion. The danger of mass tourism and its seasonality and all the consequences that such a form of tourism brings with it is especially emphasized. Some places on the Adriatic in the summer months become unbearable for tourists who come on vacation as well as for the domicile population. The danger of spatial devastation was also pointed out.Sustainable tourism development rests on three pillars: economic sustainability, social responsibility and environmental protection.Successful implementation requires the cooperation of seemingly opposing sectors, such as tourism construction and space protection. There are many bad examples of non-cooperation of the mentioned sectors in Croatia and that is why we must approach further development carefully and professionally so that further spatial “pollution” does not occur. If we look through the history of the construction of cities and settlements, we will see that in the past much more attention was paid to the culture of construction and materials that were appropriate to the climate.Sustainable tourism means involving the population and coexisting with tourists because they are just coming to experience, feel and taste what they do not have in their area. Cooperation between service providers and local producers is highly valued and sought after today. Rural households that, in addition to agricultural activities, also offer the service of accommodation and food, must get their place in the tourist offer. It is not uncommon for a fast food product to be more expensive than a domestic and healthy product of an agricultural household that has only produced that food. In the context of the development of continental tourism, education is needed as well as strategic assistance in sustainable development.Based on the lectures and interactive panel discussion, conclusions were reached according to which the philosophy of sustainable tourism should be promoted at all levels of society, integrate tourism development stakeholders to adopt specific sustainability projects (TZ, JLS, LAG, associations…), create, promote and implement small projects “Sustainable tourism in practice ”and certainly legally regulate and improve mountain tourism as well as other selective forms of tourism in Croatia, following the example of good examples of developed countries.last_img read more

Syracuse University hopes to build new Carrier Dome roof over old one

first_imgJustin Mattingly | Editor in ChiefNext draftA revised draft of the Framework will be presented to the SU community in January 2017, Sala said. That will come after a feedback phase in October-November and a review by the Campus Framework Advisory Committee in November-December.Disclaimer: The Daily Orange leases a house on Ostrom Avenue owned by Syracuse University. As part of the long-term Campus Framework implementation, the university has proposed building student housing on Ostrom Avenue where The Daily Orange currently operates. Comments Syracuse University may not have to move any home football or basketball games as a result of the upcoming Carrier Dome renovations by building the new Dome roof over the current one.In an update on the university’s infrastructure given Tuesday, SU Vice President and Chief Campus Facilities Officer Pete Sala said the university is in a “good place” when it comes to finding a plan to renovate the Dome roof, which has been the source of much debate and discussion since SU announced its intentions to renovate the campus fixture. Sala said the goal is to build the new roof over the old roof and added that Dome renovations are still “very conceptual.”The plan for the roof and its timetable have not been publicly revealed. SU announced in May that Dome roof renovations are expected to cost about $105 million with another $100 million in other improvements.The decision to replace the Dome roof was years in the making and intensified in the winter of 2014. In that time, the city and university formed a task force to look into an SU stadium. Those conversations died, however, and the university turned internal with the Campus Framework to look into the Dome renovations.The Framework is a 20-year roadmap for SU’s infrastructure and is one of three parts of Chancellor Kent Syverud’s Fast Forward initiative.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSala added in his presentation that Dome renovations are three pricing projects — the roof, the interior and the exterior. He mentioned that there’s the possibility of a bump out — a glass-based addition shown in presented renderings — to the exterior of the Dome.The update Tuesday was the first of six such presentations that will be given in the next two months. They come after summer construction updates and scrutinized communication over the University Place Promenade — the first major project of the Framework — in the spring.The next Framework update meeting will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in the 001 auditorium in the Life Sciences Complex. Five other Framework forums will be held throughout the semester in addition to four construction information sessions.Here are other noteworthy updates given Tuesday.Schine Student CenterThe 30-year-old Schine Student Center is set to be renovated as part of the Campus Framework. Sala said Tuesday that donor involvement is going to shape what’s next when it comes to the renovations of the student center.The loading docks in the back of Schine will also be removed as part of the plan.Sheraton parking garageThe renderings provided Tuesday displayed a new building where the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center parking garage currently stands. The university doesn’t know what the building will be, Sala said, but commented that the parking garage is an “eyesore.”The university owns the Sheraton and as part of the Framework, plans to convert it into student housing to go along with the major goal of moving all student housing onto Main Campus.“The Arch”Updated renderings of “The Arch,” a renovated Archbold Gymnasium, were part of the presentation. The university plans to start construction on the gymnasium in December, Sala said. Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on September 13, 2016 at 4:55 pm Contact Justin: [email protected] | @jmattingly306last_img read more