December 15, 2015

3rd e-Learning and Distance Education Conference

CALL - third e-Learning and Distance Learning Conference
Theme 2015: Trends, challenges and solutions
Extract Submission Deadline: December 15, 2015
The conference invites research, case studies and reports on the theory and practice of all aspects of Internet technology in learning and teaching. Comments are welcome from scholars, students, professionals, suppliers and government representatives.
The purpose of e-Learning and Distance Learning Conference (ELDEC 2016) is to provide a platform for the discovery and analyze the development of distance education and e-Learning. ELDEC 2016 will highlight the uses, challenges and solutions for implementation of communication technologies (ICT) existing and emerging information and unconventional education.
The conference goes beyond the typical size of 'anywhere anytime'. It is intended as a place of connection for critical engagement, exploration and experimentation of ideas about 'Ubiquitous Learning "(T-Learning), innovative teaching methods, the potential and the impact of e-Learning / Distance Learning (EL / DE) the socio-economic development and the role of government policies in technology enhanced learning.
Special Focus 2016:
The conference includes, but is not limited to, the following topics in relation to the EL / DE.
- Distance Learning Policy, Governance and Sustainability
- Strategies and organization of e-Learning
- Potential socio-economic development and the impact of Distance Education
- Social, ethical and cultural affairs
- Overview of Distance Education Student
- Development of curriculum, teaching strategies and models
- Implementation of the Distance Education and enforcement issues
- Quality management, assessment and evaluation
- Tools and e-Learning Systems Intelligent Technologies
- Interactive e-Learning, Ubiquitous Learning (M-Learning)
- E-Learning Standards and interoperability
- Security, data protection and data source
- E-Learning research perspective
- Paper industry in e-Learning
- Future trends in distance and e-Learning
- Other
Dates of the Conference: 14 to 15 March 2016
Conference Venue: The conference will be held in the historic city of Lahore, Pakistan.
For the record, the details of the program and presentation of documents, please visit the website ELDEC.
In case of inquiries, please contact
Phone: +92 311 4009040, +92 333 4955348

Pakistan Test-Fires New Shaheen 1A Ballistic Missile

Nuclear-armed Pakistan tested a ballistic missile Tuesday capable of hitting targets more than 550 miles away, the country's military said.The Shaheen 1A has a "sophisticated guidance system and advanced [that] makes it a missile system high precision "and is" able to offer different types of warheads "according to a statement from the Inter-Service Public Relations, the media division military.The Pakistani missile landed in the Arabian Sea after Tuesday's test said the ISPR statement.

Pakistan has a tense relationship with neighboring India, which also has nuclear weapons.
After a series of wars in the 20th century, the pair still regularly exchanged fire on their disputed border in Kashmir.

Pakistan Superliga 2016: Dean Jones joins an Islamabad llegado coach

Former player CRIQUET en Australia Dean Jones recently revealed to be seen be coach of the United Islamabad. It confirmed the news by posting a video on his official Facebook cuenta. He seemed very happy to announce that it has appointed entrenador for Pakistán, the Super League (PSL) States team Islamabad. The team is playing much talked en championship in February 2016. He also said that he will present the project to the players and it's all ready por choose the best lot of the available players por equipo. Jones also expects all fans of Islamabad States would 'UNITE' and support the team por show their support right. Dean Jones was one of the most successful en one day (ODI) International actors to him and he estafa llegado head coach on their side must be a great opportunity for players, llegado all helped the de la estafa their experience and knowledge of the game .
The Pakistan Superliga has already created much fanfare correo has attracted the attention of many fans of cricket around the world en. Recently, the name of Shahid Afridi was linked to the series, Friday is his brother became the owner of franquicias Peshawar en championship. Afridi has been received from India by Yuvraj Singh. Great players of all nations, llegado Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Brad Haddin have already signed por play a PSL while former England coach Andy Flower Complied beside Peshawar llegado batting consultant and MENTOR

December 11, 2015

Michelle Obama Sings Rap Song About Going to College

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is seeing a new side of Michelle Obama, this time as a rap artist.

The first lady and "Saturday Night Live" comedian Jay Pharoah rhyme in a new video to encourage students to "go to college" and "fill your head with knowledge."

She also sings a brief solo from his hometown of Chicago, with body movements and facial expressions as a professional rapper.

The video is part of the new campaign "Better Make Room" Mrs. Obama to provide adolescents with the necessary resources to pursue higher education.

The campaign is part of a broader initiative by the first lady to encourage students to continue their education after high school.

The site College Humor comedy short video released Wednesday ....

Trump complained that he'd invested money in Scotland and that the British government is caving to political correctness.

Trump called Monday "a total and complete closure of Muslims entering the United States" from the terrorism perpetrated by radical Muslims, including a married couple who shot dead 14 people and wounded 21 in San Bernardino, Calif., The last week .

Your comments were criticized by politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States, and world leaders of Muslim countries and non-Muslim alike.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday that Trump's comments about Muslims were "divisions, unnecessary and just plain wrong."
Thursday Trump did not apologize.

"The UK is trying to hide its huge Muslim problem. Everyone is wise to what is happening, very sad! Be honest," he said in a tweet.
While the leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has excited people who fill their campaign events, Trump may soon feel the international reproach, so including dollars and cents.

"The Trump brand has become toxic because the reality star and leading Republican presidential candidate billionaire made his outrageous comments," the Dubai-based newspaper El Nacional.
DAMAC Properties this week lowered the signaling carries the Trump name on a billboard and sign Trump International Golf displayed through the door in gold letters.
"Obviously, you can see what has happened, but I have no comment on it," he said the spokesman Raed Gerges DAMAC told the newspaper. "We will replace images, but I can not say what the images will be still."

The division of life Landmark Group based in Dubai, said Tuesday it would stop the sale of products for home decoration named Trump.
"In light of recent statements made by the presidential candidate in the US media, we have suspended the sale of all products in the range of home decorations Trump" Sachin Mundhwa, CEO-style Life, he told El Nacional.

And the Scottish government lifted the state GlobalScot Trump as ambassador, a position that expresses membership in a corporate network respected.
"The recent statements of Mr. Trump have shown that is no longer fit to be an ambassador for Scotland business," a spokesman for Prime Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon said, according to the Scotsman newspaper.

Sturgeon has referred to the comments of Trump as "ugly and offensive," said the newspaper.
Trump, owner of two first-class golf courses in Scotland, also lost the honorary doctorate Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Scotland. In an opinion piece published Thursday in Scotland Press and Journal, he complained that he had invested the money in a region which, he said, is bowing to political correctness.

"If - Nicola Sturgeon, and RGU - would do this, they should have told me before my important in this £ 200 million ($ 303 million) of development, that will completely revitalize the vast region of Scotland investment," Trump wrote.

December 07, 2015

Knowledge Summit 2015 Begins Today in Dubai

The Knowledge Summit 2015,
the leading platform to discuss the most innovative solutions in the transfer, dissemination and localization of knowledge in Arab communities, begins three days of interactive sessions and activities today. Organized by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Summit takes place from December 7 to 9 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai.

Commenting on the launch of the Summit, His Excellency Jamal bin Huwaireb, Managing Director of MBRF, said: "This year the Knowledge Summit is being organised under the theme, 'The Way to Innovation' in line with the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to mark the year 2015 as the Year of Innovation. The event is a unique opportunity that brings together influencers, experts and stakeholders in the knowledge domain to discuss ways to employ innovation in the dissemination and transfer of knowledge in fields such as education, scientific research and information technology."

HE Bin Huwaireb said the Knowledge Summit 2015 has emerged as one of the biggest international gatherings to promote knowledge on an annual basis, and represents the ideal global platform to discuss ways to strengthen the efforts to build knowledge based sustainable societies and economies. The hosting of the Summit by MBRF reflects the Foundation's leading position in the field of knowledge development and its dissemination at the local and global level, HE Bin Huwaireb added.

The Summit this year includes a range of interesting sessions addressed by top level international speakers, including ministers, knowledge influencers, scientists and innovators, enhancing Dubai's position in the field of knowledge in the global arena. The most prominent speakers include Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister; Steve Wozniak, American inventor and co-founder of Apple Inc; French astronaut Patrick Baudry; David Bennett, Chief Development Officer at National Geographic Society; HE Eng. Hussain Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education; Elias Bou Saab, Minister of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon; Dr. Ali Al Kaabi, Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment at United Arab Emirates University; Prof. Eric Fouache, Vice Chancellor of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi; Dr. Essam Heggy, Egyptian space scientist at NASA; and HRH Princess Ghida Talal, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of King Hussein Cancer Foundation.

Education is one of the key pillars of the Summit this year, considering its importance in achieving development and progress in the community. Another key pillar is Information Technology, which has come to play a critical role in building the future of nations and the development of major projects. Discussions at the Summit will also focus on Scientific Research in view of its significance in the development of societies and human capacity development. Innovation in the field of Media and Film Industry will be another focal area.

In addition to the main session and panel discussions, the Knowledge Summit 2015 will witness the announcement of the winner of the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award, which honours a person or institution at the international level for their contributions in the dissemination, transfer and localisation of knowledge. The award is aimed at encouraging initiatives and programmes to support the effective use of knowledge to achieve sustainable development and prosperity of peoples around the world.

The Knowledge Summit will also unveil the results of the Arab Knowledge Index, which monitors the status of knowledge in the Arab world, taking into account the specific situations in each country in the region. As an effective tool to measure knowledge, the Index offers decision makers, experts and researchers accurate information and practical solutions to formulate development plans and policies. In yet another major initiative, the Summit will witness the launch of a knowledge portal, which will serve as an electronic platform of reference for researchers, academics, decision makers and civil society institutions, offering vital data and research material on the topics related to knowledge and development.

December 06, 2015

Addison Lee has plans to 'tweak' its technology if new regulations that could hurt ridesharing apps in London are approved

Private Taxi Company Addison Lee says it has already developed solutions in response to a series of stringent proposals from the regulator of transport in London, which, if passed, would abolish private companies operate.

Transport for London (TFL), the organization that regulates things like the London Underground and travel applications as Uber, presented a list of possible rules in September.

Some of the proposals are very sensitive. The drivers speak English and customers may have to be able to book tours in advance, for example.

But TFL is also considering forcing companies like Addison Lee to introduce a mandatory waiting period of five minutes before a passenger may start the journey. Another proposal calls for the prohibition of animated applications for a client does not know to what extent it was his race cars.

Addison Lee CTO Peter Ingram, said in an interview with Business Insider UK the company has already developed methods to deal with the proposals outlined by TFL, so if you actually spend, the company could implement.

"We looked at all the points raised and worked as our technology can be optimized," he said.

Ingram hinted that the mandatory waiting five minutes extravagant proposal, would have been overlooked by the applications of taxi and public transport.

"The rule of five minutes is interesting, but everyone will find a way around it." He added: "The five-minute rule is difficult to implement and it's really inconvenient for a customer."

TFL proposals have not yet been approved, and the public is able to provide information on possible regulations. However, the feedback process is time consuming and some people have had trouble filling the form.