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How Virtual Reality Can Help Your MENA Tech Business VR can transform your business in more ways than one. Be ready to get immersed. Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are rapidly growing tech sectors and are impacting everyday life as well as businesses in more ways than one. As a business thriving in the current digital age, you cannot overlook VR and how it can transform various aspects of conducting business in the tech world. Let’s take a look at the main areas where VR stands to impact business:

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Then look no further. There's no better way to start your day than with a fresh cup of coffee and a nice TED talk to make you feel ready to take on your day. TED — which stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design — features "ideas worth spreading." The speaker series launched in 1984, and there are now more than 1,400 TED talks available online.

03. CCK08 - The Distributed Course - The MOOC Guide The Connectivism and Connective Knowledge course (CCK08) was the first to incorporate open learning with distributed content, making it the first true MOOC. It attracted 2200 participants worldwide. Distributed Content What this means is that course content is not located in one place, but may be located anywhere on the web. The course therefore consists of sets of connections linking the content together into a single network.

Foundations of Virtual Instruction About the Course This course provides teachers with the foundation for understanding the movement towards virtual instruction. It introduces fundamental knowledge needed by teachers to succeed in a technology-dependent, instructional environment. You will explore the history of online learning and understand how a variety of delivery models are evolving in the K-12 environment, ranging from completely online to hybrid or blended classrooms. Why We’re Finally Committing 100% To Being A Remote Team While we’ve been a remote team for a while, I’ve been plagued by doubts. Here’s why we’re going all in. I’ve beaten the drum. I’ve promoted remote work all over this blog, and in dozens of interviews and articles around the internet. A lot of people see Groove as a loud advocate of remote work… and we are.

I’m Not a Servant - I’m a Host! A New Metaphor for Leadership in Agile? What does it mean being a leader? And what does it mean being a leader in an agile context? This fundamental question is being continuously asked by many people and in various settings: from the small startup to the big organization we are all trying to understand how to implement a sound leadership model.

30 Books to Rev Up Your Career As cooler weather sets in, it’s the perfect time of year to put together a reading list for your moments of downtime this fall and winter. But if you’re like me, putting together a list of must-reads can be challenging. With new advice for your career and business being posted and published online every day, we often forget the benefits of in-depth reading—that’s right, actual books. When you’re a busy professional or a business leader, putting “reading” on your to-do list can seem like a stretch.

learning, networks, knowledge, technology, community The Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference (LAK16) is happening this week in Edinburgh. I unfortunately, due to existing travel and other commitments, am not in attendance. I have great hope for the learning analytics field as one that will provide significant research for learning and help us move past naive quantitative and qualitative assessments of research and knowledge. I see LA as a bricolage of skills, techniques, and academic/practitioner domains.

K-12 Blended & Online Learning About the Course The course is designed to introduce K-12 teachers and the community to blended and online learning. In the first 4 weeks of the course learners will gain introductory knowledge of K12 blended and online teaching and learning. During the last 4 weeks learners will use this new knowledge to start designing and developing effective K12 blended and online learning experiences for K12 students. The course content was developed based on standards written by the International Association for K12 Online Learning (iNACOL). Create a Conversation, Not a Presentation Nicholas Blechman for HBR When I worked as a consultant, I was perennially guilty of “the great unveil” in presentations—that tendency to want to save key findings for the last moment and then reveal them, expecting a satisfying moment of awe. My team and I would work tirelessly to drive to the right answer to an organization’s problem.

7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others 7 Qualities Servant-Leaders Expect From Others Servant-leaders fail when they tolerate self-serving in others. Don’t be the only servant in the room. One-way service is naive, wasteful, and irresponsible. 50 (Cheap!) Professional Development Classes Anyone Can Take Have you ever wanted to boost your professional skills but been held back for one reason or another? Maybe your department doesn't have a training budget, and you can't fathom the thought of throwing down $500 for a class. Maybe you're not sure where to find the right class for you. Or maybe you're simply overwhelmed by all of the options! Well, this Career Advancement Month, we're leaving you with no excuses: We've put together a round-up of fantastic classes, webinars, tutorials, and videos that'll help you learn new skills—whether you want to try your hand at programming, master public speaking, or be a better leader to your team.

The Professors Behind the MOOC Hype - Technology Dave Chidley for The Chronicle Paul Gries, of the U. of Toronto, has taught MOOCs on computer science. By Steve Kolowich What is it like to teach 10,000 or more students at once, and does it really work?

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