Saturday, May 26, 2012

Things to Know About Online Pharmacy Technician Training Courses

If you are interested in pursuing a career as a pharmacy technician, then you will need to have the proper training to ensure your path to success. There are two major ways this can be done, via the traditional way of going to school or by learning online. Our focus will be learning online as this article will demonstrate.

The main reason you should choose online education is because of its flexibility. If you have a full time day job, the last thing you would want to do is to rush home and spend the nights in a class. You probably have a family who wants to spend time with you, and you with them. Not to mention, you would probably have chores to do, shop for groceries or laundry to do in your spare time, so when is the best time to go to class? This is where online education is the best option. By enrolling with an online class you can set your time to study when its the most convenient for you. By doing this, you can control the pace of your study and this is not possible if you are in a traditional classroom.

Obviously, online education would be the best option for you so now you will need to know what to look out for when choosing a program. Here are the criterion that you can use as a guide:

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gesture Recognition Software Is a Godsend for Special Education

Indeed, I've always said that the answer to solving the challenges and cost problems with special education is to leverage our technology to the maximum. It will be the only way that we will be able to have one-on-one communication in the classroom for teaching and learning in special ed. Each year, there are more and more high-tech tools changing the landscape in this sector of education, and it's good to see we are solving all of the challenges in short order. If you have a few moments, I would like to talk to you about all this for a moment.

You see, not long ago, on March 17, 2012 there was an interesting article the Wall Street Journal by Christopher Shea. The article was titled; "Really Talking with Your Hands - Oh Yeah," and the article stated that; "The deaf and people who have lost their voices may someday have a new way to speak, thanks to Digital Ventriloquist or DiVA," and the article explained how the software works which allowed folks with "high-tech gloves equipped with sensors and tracked their movements in three-dimensional space," to use hand signals, or sign language recognition and then put those words into documents, e-mails, or even text messages.

A few years ago, I was talking with one of the lead scientists at one of the largest corporations involved in LED lighting, and he was working with an MIT group developing a special glove, and I suggested to them that they ought to use these LED sensors on gloves, and use that to track the hand motions of individuals, enabling software to learn how a person moved, which could then program Avatars, make cartoons, or take a famous actor, and allow him to play parts in movies even if he wasn't there to do the acting for the scene.