The Open College in the UK is offering a course in Dog Psychology. Upon completion you will have earned the right to have after your name the designatory letters Dip.Dog.Psy and will be awarded with a Diploma Certificate bearing the title.
Niche careers can be a good move if chosen carefully. Anyone who commits to a BSc program like the Leather Technology (Hons) from the UK’s Northampton University had better be sure the industry has a future. This one is probably a safe bet – people will always need shoes.
Wicca is a contemporary pagan new religious movement developed in England by Gerald Gardner, a retired British civil servant, and introduced to the public in 1954. A duotheistic religion, it worships a goddess and a god - the Moon Goddess and the Horned God respectively. Wicca is based on older nature-worshipping pagan practices: Druidism, Shamanism, Heathenism, and others.
A new breed of software platform is emerging onto the training management market. It brings together in one place the many diverse functions that training managers need to keep track of, and streamlines processes for maximum responsiveness to change and increased profitability. It is known as a Training Administration System (TAS) – but what is it exactly?
When you see a child’s eyes light up at the sight of a Star Wars lightsaber, an Arduino kit or a LEGO Technic set, there’s really only one thing to do: sign them up for out-of-school geek classes. They will find themselves in their element, surrounded either physically or virtually by like-minded kids with a burning passion for technology. This welcoming environment might do something for their social skills, too, if they are lagging a bit behind their technical skills.
80 students from all around the globe are displayed on a curved screen measuring 45 square metres. The lecturer is a hologram moved around the lecture hall by a robot. The students collaborate on documents and take part in simulations in real time. The professor uses artificial intelligence and big data to run simulations that test the students’ abilities. He or she has a rolling live feed of data on students’ participation, including their emotional engagement. There is no back row of seats where students can hide. Everybody sits front and centre on the giant screen.