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The effects of Twitter in an online learning environment

This article, by Danish e-learning specialist Helge Scherlund, aims to explore the use of Twitter in an online learning environment. With almost 200 million user accounts, the microblogging service is being used by consumer brand companies, news media, and more importantly educators.

...how can Twitter be leveraged in a learning environment? Can it replace email, message boards, and chat rooms as the preferred method of communicating with classmates?

Springsure and Humanis to develop training mine in NSW

PERTH - Recruitment and labour hire specialists Humanis Group will acquire a 49% interest in Springsure Mining, which will build a training mine near Newcastle in New South Wales to provide practical and theoretical training. Humanis said on Tuesday that the agreement would provide the group with a compelling selling proposition to supply mine site trained personnel to the industry.

The training mine would seek to tackle the recent and expected future shortage of skilled labour by means of a practical real-life mining operation, MD George Gelavis said.

GEC set to start mining engineering course from July 2011

PANAJI: The state's lone government-run engineering institute, Goa College of Engineering (GEC) at Farmagudi, is planning to set up a new department of mining from the academic year 2011-12.

Sources said that the GEC has forwarded a proposal to begin a graduate course in mining engineering from the new academic year to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) through the state directorate of technical education. The institute plans to set up an independent department to run the course.

Clive Shepherd reviews Social Media for Trainers

Clive Shepherd, technology-assisted learning consultant and author of the Clive on Learning blog, reviews Jane Bozarth's book Social Media for Trainers, which covers the way in which social media can be deployed to support informal learning.

Social media for trainers isn’t really aimed at people like me, even though I’m seriously engaged with social media and, at least some of the time, I qualify as being a trainer. It’s primary focus is on the classroom (or virtual classroom) instructor who wants to enrich their offering with social learning techniques but doesn’t know where to begin. This is not a book that spends a lot of time developing a theory of social learning; this is highly practical stuff, and the better for it.

Workshops on Beach Slopes and Rheology Precede Paste 2011

The ACG's 2011 International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings in Perth, Western Australia will be preceded by two workshops: Prediction of Beach Slopes on April 3rd, and a Rheology workshop on April 4th.

New common mine safety training standards in NWT

New common standards for mine safety training are being developed by the government of the Northwest Territories (NWT), the Northern Safety Association (NSA) and the three diamond mines in the NWT (BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto […]

Gov't of Australia announces new employment and training scheme in the South-West

The Government of Western Australia announces that a new employment and training scheme in the South-West will make it easier for employers in the region to hire apprentices and trainees. Employment and Training Minister Cheryl […]

DOLE’s safety and health training covers ‘7 industry big winners’

Philippines: The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), through its Occupational Safety and health Center (OSHC), yesterday announced a year-round schedule of training aimed at improving safety and health of the workforces in the country's […]

Alberta Heavy Equipment College to Deliver Train-The-Trainer Instructor Certification for Yukon Mine Training Association

Yukon Mine Training Association (YMTA) launches a second year of training partnership with their delivery agent, Northern Safety Network Yukon training heavy equipment operators to work in the Yukon mining industry. Located in Whitehorse, YMTA's […]

eLN presents practical tips for learning design and development

eLearning Network presents Ron Hubbard's presentation on practical tips for learning design and development. Watch the presentation he gave at Learning Technologies 2011.

College for miners successful

A college program, that was six years in the planning, has delivered the goods: 12 locally trained underground hard rock miners will be graduating this coming Friday with a solid foundation on which to build […]

Towards a Knowledge Building Community: From Guided to Self-Organized Inquiry

Drawn from the Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology / La revue canadienne de l’apprentissage et de la technologie - Abstract: Over four academic years a design experiment was conducted involving four online university courses […]

Clive on Learning: Relevance drives out resistance

Clive Shepherd of Brighton, U.K. comments on the inroads being made by e-learning in his country, and the sacrifice of quality for cost and time savings.

Skills shortage warning

The Australian mining industry has been warned that growth is at risk if its leaders fail to address long-term workforce development and training. The call came from the recently appointed chief executive officer of SkillsDMC, […]

Plenty to celebrate at SIC during 'Career and Technical Education Month'

February is recognized nationwide as "Career and Technical Education Month," and Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg will celebrate the occasion accordingly - as a productive pathway for residents of the area to the good-paying, sustainable […]

Training in trades sector available at LBCC, Oregon

Dave Baker, training director of the Central Electrical Training Center in Tangent, said the trades sector has been hit especially hard during the recession, but the center continues to accept students into its hands-on programs. […]

The Canadian Press reports that First Nations may be answer to aging mining workforce

Craig Wong of The Canadian Press reports on Laurie Sterritt, executive director of the B.C. Aboriginal Mine Training Association, and her solution to the aging mining worfoprce. Sterrit says that with a province rich in […]

CIM donates $3,700 to local science and tech students

Students at Algonquin Road Public School, Lively District Secondary School and Espanola High School will share more than $3,700 in funding from the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Sudbury Branch. Funding will be […]

Can four-year degrees coincide with budget cuts?

While budget-cutting and expanding degree programs seem to be at odds, Eastern Arizona College President Mark Bryce believes both can be accomplished in Graham County. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer recommends slashing the state funding of […]