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Business Technology

Using Word to Create Great Looking Reports

Author : Anne Walsh
Bio : Anne Walsh has been a freelance trainer based in Ireland since the mid-1990s. She is an MCT (Microsoft-Certified Trainer) and is an MOS Master Instructor. She is the author of Your Excel Survival Kit—A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in an Excel World published by in 2016.
ISBN : 9781631577352
Publish Date : 2017/4/5
Page Count : 26
Description :
This article gives step-by-step instructions on how to effectively use the tools available in Microsoft Word to write a great report. It covers the initial preparation of the document including what you need to set up to ensure a consistent look to your document. It offers techniques on how to quickly remedy common formatting problems. It also covers how to add captions, create a numbered heading structure, insert and align images, create a table of contents, add a bibliography, add a table of figures, and apply page numbering with different sections.

Gamification and Game-Based Learning in Employee Learning and Development: Intervention

Author : Robin J. Firestone
Bio : Robin J. Firestone is an Organizational Development and Learning Professional with 20 years of experience. Her specialties are andragogy, teaching/coaching, instructional design (ADDIE), and program/process management. Robin writes L&D “How-To” guides and, in 2017, co-authored “The Killing Collective” published on Amazon. She holds an MA in Business Education from NYU and is a Six-Sigma Black Belt.
ISBN : 9781631578687
Publish Date : 2017/7/11
Page Count : 8
Description :
If you want to make the paradigm shift from standard methods of teaching and testing to “learning by doing” in the corporate learning environment and make it a social, cross-functional, and cross-departmental experience, try incorporating gaming and gamification into your training plan. Whether it’s live or virtual, gaming and gamification is fun and exciting and does not require investing in any special texts or materials that will frequently require updating or replacement.

How to Leverage Technology for Business Education

Author : Stein Smith, Sean
Bio : Dr. Sean Stein Smith is an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University–Camden. He has developed and taught multiple entirely online courses, including courses in personal finance, corporate governance, ecological economics, financial accounting, and managerial accounting. In addition, Sean continuously experiments and innovates with new technology, third party resources, and LMS platforms.
ISBN : 9781631579905
Publish Date : 2017/5/23
Page Count : 10
Description :
This is an overview and review of how professionals and academics can successfully leverage technology for business and instructional purposes. In addition to reviewing some high-level concepts and terminology associated with professional technology tools, a short list of questions and key topics is provided to help with implementation. Included in this assessment and review are topics such as cloud computing, mobile technology, the importance of using technology in a multigenerational workforce, and the effect of social media on technology utilization. Explaining and addressing these questions in a manner appropriate for early to midcareer professionals, this research and assessment addresses the following critical topic—how to effectively integrate and use technology for professional purposes?

Technology in Learning

Author : Carrie Foster
Bio : Carrie Foster specializes in the facilitation of coaching, people management, and organization development interventions that deliver added value and a measurable ROI to bottom line performance.
ISBN : 9781631578151
Publish Date : 2017/3/7
Page Count : 18
Description :
Why does Technology in Higher Education and Training matter? Distance learning and Blended Learning programmes offers an opportunity beyond that of a delivery method for transmitting module content to learners. This article positions high quality learning, teaching and learners experience as a cultivation and blend of social interactivity alongside the sharing of knowledge, feedback and experience.

Websites That Work: Build an Incredible Website by Following These Twenty-Seven Tips

Author : Winch, David
Bio : David Winch started his own marketing consultancy in 2004 in London
ISBN : 9781631577604
Publish Date : 2017/2/7
Page Count : 10
Description :
Most business websites are high on design, high on coding, yet low on Marketing. To be effective, a business’s website must generate more leads and enquiries more quickly, and make information available to existing clients and casual visitors. This article lifts the lid on the knowledge a business owner needs in order to make certain their designers create a highly effective website for their business.