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Online Training On Programming Language

By:   Engr. Aamir Akbar

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    C Language
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Course Details

Learn the programming skills and how to use them. A comprehensive course covering all aspects.

Topics Covered

Below topics will be covered:-
OOPs and structured programming

Object storage

  • Static storage duration objects
  • Thread storage duration objects
  • Automatic storage duration objects
  • Dynamic storage duration objects

Templates

Objects

  • Encapsulation
  • Inheritance

Operators and operator overloading

Polymorphism

  • Static polymorphism
  • Dynamic polymorphism
    • Inheritance
    • Virtual member functions

Lambda expressions

Exception handling

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Any one who want to learn computer language and basics can join.

Online Training On Strategic Vision

By:   Engr. Aamir Akbar

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    Strategic Planning
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This illuminating workshop provides an introduction to creating powerful visions. Identifying a clear and meaningful vision is critical towards personal and organizational success and excellence. This workshop will give you the tools you need for developing a worthy, powerful vision!

Topics Covered

The Challenges

  • Are you or your organization living through crisis after crisis?
  • Are you constantly engaged in firefighting?
  • Do you feel rudderless in life?
  • Do you feel that your existence is mechanical and robotic?
  • Is there a sense of meaninglessness in your life?

The Contents

  • Technical definitions of the terms vision, mission, purpose, purpose of the vision, ultimate purpose, strategy, and goals;
  • The seven functions of vision;
  • The nine characteristics of vision;
  • Introduction to the concept of excellence;
  • The concept of striking a balance between all our roles.

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All personals in any part of life.

Strategic Time Management -Win The Race Against Time

By:   Engr. Aamir Akbar

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Strategic Time Management The first ever workshop offered, the Strategic Time Management is engaging and highly interactive. It delivers ground-breaking concepts and ideas that will help you manage your time and your life!

Topics Covered

The Challenges

  • Inability to fulfill commitments;
  • Overwhelmed with endless lists of tasks;
  • Inability to manage time effectively;
  • Experiencing difficulties in managing different roles in life;
  • Unclear about the direction of one's life.

The Contents

Preamble

As a preamble, we introduce the concepts of vision, purpose, balance, and leadership.

Prioritization

As a guide to prioritizing all our activities, we teach the Eisenhower Grid, later refined by Stephen Covey as Time Quadrants, which classifies all activities in our life according to their importance and urgency.

Determination

In this module, we explain the significant role our will and determination have in the execution and successful implementation our decisions.

Conclusion

Lastly, we connect all the covered concepts for providing you with a powerful game plan to manage your time and organize your life

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Any person in any part of life.

Performing Payroll In QuickBooks 2014

By:   Ed2go

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Preparing payroll in any small business can be a daunting task. Whether you have one employee or 20, the federal and state requirements are often the same! However, by using the payroll feature in QuickBooks 2014, you can master efficient techniques for creating paychecks, paying taxes, and generating forms and reports quickly and easily.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

The payroll process is much more than just printing paychecks. In fact, before you even attempt to process payroll in QuickBooks, you need to have a good understanding of tax withholding requirements and reporting deadlines, among other things. In this first lesson, you'll learn where to find the information you need to comply with both federal and state payroll requirements, how to apply for an Employer Identification Number (EIN), and how to use government websites to get answers to any payroll questions. You'll even find out how to properly classify workers as employees or independent contractors.

Friday - Lesson 02

One of the key advantages of processing payroll in QuickBooks is that the program automatically calculates and fills in federal and state tax withholdings on each paycheck. Subscribing to one of Intuit's payroll services ensures that you always have the most up-to-date tables and forms. In this lesson, we'll identify the differences between Intuit's payroll services so that you can choose the best payroll service for your situation. Also, we'll talk about the support resources available from both Intuit's website and other professionals who use the product.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, we'll go through a checklist of the information you'll need to gather and enter into your QuickBooks file before creating paychecks for your employees. You'll also learn how to utilize the Payroll Preferences feature in QuickBooks to customize the program to your business situation. Finally, we'll go over why Payroll Items are so important to QuickBooks and how you can use these items to track every paycheck addition or deduction.

Friday - Lesson 04

Making a simple mistake, like entering an incorrect allowance for an employee's federal tax withholding, will result in an incorrect paycheck. In this lesson, you'll learn how to avoid these kinds of mistakes by carefully entering your employees' information from the paperwork you gathered in the previous three lessons. We'll walk through how to enter personal information, such as addresses, phone numbers, and Social Security numbers. Finally, you'll find out how to create defined fields and enter tax withholding amounts and employee sick and vacation time.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

If you decide to start producing paychecks in QuickBooks midyear, you'll need to enter some year-to-date information to let QuickBooks know what payroll transactions have transpired since the beginning of the year. Today, you'll learn about entering year-to-date payroll information and using the QuickBooks year-to-date wizard to summarize each employee's information. In addition, you'll find out how to summarize and enter the tax liabilities you already paid earlier in the year and how to generate certain payroll reports to check your data entry.

Friday - Lesson 06

If you have employees who are assigned to work on specific projects and you need to track how much time they spend on those projects, then QuickBooks has some options for you. In this lesson, you'll discover how to enter and track employee time in QuickBooks. You'll see how to enter employee time using either the Stopwatch, Timer program, or the Weekly/Single Activity Timesheets. Depending on your situation, one of these methods will be most effective for entering and reporting employee time data. You'll also learn how to assign employee time to the jobs you've created in QuickBooks so that you can produce valuable job costing reports.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Now that you've completed the payroll setup process, today you'll learn how to create a new paycheck for an employee using a Payroll Schedule. We'll also discuss how to create paychecks using information entered on a time activity form, and how to review, correct, and, if necessary, void or delete a paycheck. And if you have to provide paper copies of a paycheck or pay stub, you'll find out how to review them for accuracy and then print them.

Friday - Lesson 08

Every company that has employees is responsible for certain payroll liabilities. Luckily, QuickBooks has a Scheduled Payments feature that allows you to create reminders of when to pay these liabilities, and that's what we'll explore today. You'll learn how to e-file liability checks and create printed liability checks that include assessed penalties. Since you don't always pay Payroll liabilities to governmental agencies, you'll also find out how to use the payroll feature to track and pay other payroll items, such as health insurance premiums and 401(k) contributions. By the end of this lesson, you'll understand how to adjust the balances due for each payroll tax item and record a refund of payroll taxes.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

No payroll process is complete until you've created paychecks and paid tax liabilities. Along with paying your liabilities, you must prepare and file important quarterly and annual reports with the government. To get a handle on this crucial responsibility, today you'll learn QuickBooks' easy-to-follow steps for generating and revising Federal Forms 941 and 940. And to make sure your information is accurate, we'll cover how to review your entries and compare them to the payroll data in your QuickBooks company file.

Friday - Lesson 10

In this lesson, we'll explore one of the more powerful features of the payroll process in QuickBooks: the reporting feature. After completing this lesson, you'll know how to access and generate several of the preformatted payroll reports in QuickBooks. To help you avoid costly errors, you'll learn how to use these reports to review payroll data, identify errors, and even forecast future payroll obligations.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Benjamin Franklin once said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." That saying still holds true! So to help you with the inevitable task of paying taxes, QuickBooks gives you the ability to generate Forms W-2 and W-3. The government requires employers to submit these summary reports to each employee and to the Social Security Administration. You'll also need to submit Forms 1099 to your independent contractors. In this lesson, not only will you see how to create these forms, but also you'll discover the best methods for reviewing them and making any necessary adjustments. Finally, we'll cover how to properly align the forms so that the payroll information shows up in the right places when you print them.

Friday - Lesson 12

We'll spend our last lesson helping you avoid and correct the most common mistakes QuickBooks users make when processing payroll. For instance, you'll learn what to do if too many payroll accounts were created in the Chart of Accounts. You'll also find out what steps to take if you didn't use the Scheduled Payments or Pay Liabilities windows correctly. We'll even cover the proper way to enter and track employee loans. At the end of the day, you'll be ready to process payroll in QuickBooks and solve many of the problems that can pop up along the way.

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Anyone who is interested

Understanding The Human Resources Function

By:   Ed2go

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No matter what role we play in an organization, we are all affected by human resources. This course is designed to help people without experience in human resources to understand this very vital link in the organizational chain. It will prepare both managers and business owners to handle basic human resource functions in a way that will ensure the best possible result. In particular, attention is given to the hiring process, including ways to locate quality employees in a competitive labor market. Employee rights and the legal side of the human resource field are also covered.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Do you ever wonder why the field of human resources is the way it is? How has it evolved? In our first lesson, we'll travel through history to explore the roots of human resources. You'll see how the modern human resource function has evolved from trade guilds, through the industrial revolution, to modern times.

Friday - Lesson 02

What exactly does the human resource professional do on the job? In this lesson, we'll take a look at the variety of vital activities that are frequently included in the human resources function. This variety can include everything from recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees, to labor management relations and workplace safety and training.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

How does someone go about finding and hiring a new employee? The initial preparation for hiring is often done in the quiet of an office, which may make it seem like new employees just magically appear. Today, we'll explore what goes on in that quiet office to ensure that the employee who appears is the right one for the job. We'll focus on preparing advertisements and application forms, how to review and screen applications, conduct interviews, and verify the information to ensure that it's correct.

Friday - Lesson 04

Interviews and background checks are key components of the hiring process. The interview is your chance to evaluate the job applicant in person to see how well his or her skills match your job requirements. So today, we'll look at each part of the interview—from how to set it up and what approach to take to rating the person after the interview.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

How do you get someone to apply for a job? Solid recruiting practices using both traditional and nontraditional techniques will ensure that you have a large pool of applicants from which to pick and choose. Traditionally, many companies simply run a classified job ad when they need a new employee, but in this lesson, we'll explore other alternatives that may be equally effective in recruiting.

Friday - Lesson 06

What motivates a quality employee to stay on the job? What can you do to keep employees happy and working? In this lesson, we'll analyze job satisfaction and the factors that keep employees happy. Then we'll look at some unique programs that provide incentives for employees to stay on the job a long time.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

What rights do employees have? What are moral rights and how can the company protect them? What is the difference between a moral and a legal right? This lesson explores both moral and legal rights and how they can be used to benefit employees. We'll also take a look at what to do if an employee complains that either moral or legal rights are not being protected.

Friday - Lesson 08

What legal responsibilities does a company owe its employees? Today's lesson provides an overview of the many laws that impact the workplace. We'll examine laws that govern union-management interactions, prohibit discrimination, set wage and hour requirements, and set benefit and safety standards. I'll also point out some Internet resources that will help you easily stay up to date as these laws change.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Do you have a policy manual at work? What policies are included in the manual? How does anyone ever decide what policies to include? In this lesson, we'll take a look at policy manuals—what they should include, what policies are most common, and what you should do to ensure that your policies comply with the law.

Friday - Lesson 10

How can workplace communication be effective? What should you do to ensure that communication is taking place on a regular basis? Today, we'll focus on the need for effective communication programs at work and how to implement them. You'll find out how to keep communication running smoothly throughout the organization.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

What should a strong employee benefits program include? What is involved in putting a benefits package together? Benefits are a great way to attract and keep employees. So today we'll take a look at such common employment benefits as insurance and retirement. We'll cover how to put together a benefits package, and options for including free benefits that are attractive to employees.

Friday - Lesson 12

Have you ever wondered what makes a human resource professional successful? In our final lesson, we'll take a look at eight habits that successful professionals adopt. You'll leave with the insight and ability to achieve excellence at work

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Discover Sign Language

By:   Ed2go

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  • Subject:
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Course Details

It's truly amazing that we can communicate just by using our hands! Add different facial expressions, and you have a conversation—the language of Deaf people. In this course, you'll discover how to use this graceful, expressive language to communicate with Deaf people.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

What is sign language? Is it a real language? How did it develop? In this lesson, you'll discover what sign language is and who uses it. You'll also learn about the impact Deaf people have made on us as we embrace sign language. We'll discuss its use in America, and you'll begin learning this language as you learn to sign numbers 0 to 15.

Friday - Lesson 02

Master your ABCs as you learn how to fingerspell the alphabet. You'll discover how double letters are made when they're inside a word and how they're signed when they fall at the beginning and end of words. You'll also learn tips on how to read fingerspelling.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

How do you do? Today, you'll take the first steps toward having a conversation as you learn how to introduce yourself. In addition to learning the basic signs for this kind of interaction, you'll also gain some more strategies for learning and understanding new signs, including the four aspects that make up each sign. While you add these skills to your signing arsenal, you'll also learn more about the Deaf community, including what Deaf people expect to learn about you when you meet for the first time, and the role facial expression plays in sign language.

Friday - Lesson 04

Next, you'll build on the introduction you learned in the last lesson and see how to keep the conversation going. You'll explore the different customs of conversation in the Deaf community, such as how to know when one person is finished talking and how to take turns. In addition, we'll continue to navigate through your introduction by adding more information about yourself. Finally, you'll gain some additional vocabulary as you learn the signs for colors and numbers 16 to 30.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Today, you'll learn more signs to help you continue the conversation you started in the two previous lessons. You'll learn about the cherished custom Deaf people have of giving name signs so you'll understand what to call yourself, your city, and your state. You'll also gain more vocabulary about objects in your living environment. You'll learn to sign the types of dwellings people live in and modes of transportation. In addition, you'll add to your knowledge of numbers by mastering the signs for numbers 31 to 66. We'll end with a discussion about an important issue in the Deaf community: whether deafness is considered a disability.

Friday - Lesson 06

Signing becomes a family affair as you learn signs for family members. You'll understand how sign language categorizes the signs for each gender, and we'll discuss communication in families with a Deaf person. This includes lipreading and other communication strategies. We'll end by learning the signs for numbers 67 to 100.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, you'll learn signs for extended family members. You'll also learn signs to describe how you're related to them. We'll put together longer sentences to practice using your new vocabulary. You'll be introduced to number systems beginning with age and telling how old family members are. We'll discuss Black signs ―the sign language of a subculture within Deaf culture.

Friday - Lesson 08

What time is it? Today, you'll discover how to tell time as well as a sign the days of the week and other time periods such as minutes and hours. We'll discuss how spoken languages handle past, present, and future tenses, and then examine how sign language does this. Finally, we'll discover the impact the "Deaf President Now" movement had on the lives of Deaf people and our society.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

You're not done with time yet! In this lesson, you'll learn signs for additional time frames such as yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and we'll combine these with signs from other lessons. You'll learn signs for indoor and outdoor activities. Then, you'll learn signs for your opinion so you can tell us which activities you like and don't like. You'll also learn about CODAs—a group of hearing people unique to the Deaf community.

Friday - Lesson 10

Now it's time to learn the signs for feelings and personality traits, and you'll combine these signs with signs learned in previous lessons. You'll see how to communicate how you're doing, how to ask how others are doing, and how to describe different personal attributes. You'll also learn more about Deaf culture—this time, about physical contact and getting the attention of a Deaf person both nearby and across the room. Finally, you'll gain tips for practicing your signs.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

In the final lesson, you'll learn signs for clothing and hairstyles, such as jacket and long hair, and we'll combine these with signs from other lessons. You'll learn about classifiers and how to use them with the patterns such as stripes. Then you'll learn signs for descriptions such as mustache and beard. You'll also explore the last of our issues of Deaf culture: teaching hearing babies to sign.

Friday - Lesson 12

We conclude the course with a lesson that will equip you to wish a friend happy birthday, offer a birthday treat, and talk about your favorite animal. You'll start by learning to sign the months of the year and how to say, "Happy birthday!" You'll also learn signs for food and animals. We'll finish by exploring how English is translated into sign language, and you'll get an introduction to the role of the professional sign language interpreter. You'll even get some tips on using an interpreter with a Deaf person.

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Resume Writing Workshop

By:   Ed2go

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Create an effective resume or improve the one you already have. Transform your resume into a powerful tool that will get you interviews.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In our first lesson, we're going to discuss what a resume is and why you need one. Then we'll go over the six sections of a resume: Heading, objective, education, work experience, special skills, and references, and you'll learn how job seekers utilize each one to market themselves to prospective employers. We'll finish up the lesson by discussing some other resources on the Internet where you can look over sample resume headings and objectives.

Friday - Lesson 02

Today, we'll outline the skills that you've developed in five areas of your life—work, education, internships, volunteering, and extracurricular activities. Then we'll edit those skills down to the ones that are most relevant to employment, and choose an important skill for each area. Next, we'll come up with personality traits, and narrow those down to the ones that are useful in a business setting. I'm going to ask you to list the three accomplishments that you're most proud of, and the skills that you used to make these goals come to fruition.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, we're going to cover the rules of resumes. For instance, a resume should be only one page, and it should be laser-printed or typeset by a professional printer, and it should be printed on bond paper. You're also going to learn what not to include on your resume, and why it's perfectly acceptable to use the word "I" on your resume if you so desire. We'll conclude the lesson with a discussion about Truth in Resume Writing. Through example, I'm going to demonstrate how to portray job duties in the best possible light without getting yourself into trouble.

Friday - Lesson 04

In Lesson 4, you'll learn about the most popular style of resume—the chronological resume. In this type of resume, you'll list work experience in reverse chronological order. Your current or last position is listed first in the work experience section of your resume. We'll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this type of resume. You'll also learn how to minimize a gap in work history. Although many people will have a few small gaps in work history, too many gaps, and gaps that are too large will put prospective employers on alert.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

In this lesson, we're going to go over the other two resume formats—the functional resume and the hybrid—the combined resume. Although not as popular as the chronological resume, these resume formats do fulfill a need for some job seekers. Employees who are following a new direction in their career, or who don't have much experience for a particular position, may choose a functional format. You'll learn the differences between functional resumes and chronological ones, and as part of the lesson, we'll look at four people's chronological resumes and practice converting them into functional and combined resumes.

Friday - Lesson 06

In this lesson, we're going to concentrate on your resume. We'll discuss how to set up the heading of your resume and the options you have available to you when you're doing so. Then we'll look at some sample resume headings. You'll learn how to write a persuasive objective for your personal resume, and then we'll discuss career profiles and summaries of qualifications. We'll also go over examples of objectives, career profiles, and summaries. Finally, we'll look at the education section of your resume and discuss what's included in an honors section.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, we're going to discuss references. We'll begin by looking at examples of two reference letters written by two different individuals. Then, we'll discuss how to request a reference letter, and take a look at a sample dialog of this. We'll discuss the different people you could request a letter from, and take a look at the difference between a regular reference and a sealed reference. Later, we'll look at a sample reference sheet that you can use as a model to construct your own. We'll finish up with some examples of how you can refer to your references on your resume.

Friday - Lesson 08

In today's lesson, you'll learn how to turn job descriptions into advertising copy. Your resume is an advertisement for a product, and you are the product, and your potential employer is the customer. You need to express the features (actual description of your product) and the benefits (how it will help or aid the customer) of the product. You must be as persuasive and specific as possible when describing your features and benefits. Finally, we'll discuss company job descriptions and why they're important to you.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

In today's lesson, you'll learn all about technical resumes (resumes for engineering, data processing, and other technical and management careers). We're going to discuss how these resumes differ from traditional resumes. You'll learn about buzzwords, and find out how to use them effectively on a technical resume. Then you'll learn some writing tips for technical resumes, and we'll go over a recommended technical resume format. We'll finish up the lesson by looking over some examples of technical resumes—one chronological and one functional.

Friday - Lesson 10

In this lesson, you'll learn the three methods that employers use to locate a job candidate on the Internet. We're going to discuss resume banks, search engines, and newsgroups. I'll explain what you need in order to get Internet access, and the three versions you'll need in order to post your resume on the Web. We'll go over keywords and other online resume tips, and I'll explain why you need to protect yourself on the Internet, as well as ways to accomplish this. We'll finish up with a discussion about how to post your resume

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

In Lesson 11, you're going to learn how to write an effective cover letter. I'll explain what a cover letter is, and when you'll need one. Then we'll go over the different parts of a cover letter and look at several examples of them. Finally, we'll discuss the follow-up sentence that you might include in the closing of your cover letter and why it's important in your job search.

Friday - Lesson 12

Our final lesson is all about the new resume that you've been working on throughout this course. We're going to take one final critical look at it: Is your name centered at the top of the page? Is it highlighted by a larger font, bolding, or underlining? Is your objective highlighted, along with your education, college, and work experience? Were you consistent with font sizes, capitalization, spacing, and punctuation? Is everything lined up vertically? The left-hand side of your resume should be lined up vertically, but the right-hand side should be ragged. Is your resume perfect with no typos or spelling errors? By the time you finish today's lesson, your resume will be ready to present to prospective employers.

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The Keys To Effective Editing

By:   Ed2go

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Ask any published writer and you will hear that a good editor is not just helpful, but essential. If you aspire to be an editor, this copyediting course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction. If you're already working as an editor, you'll not only brush up on your skills, but will also learn about recent advances in your chosen profession. If you're a writer, you will learn essential self-editing tools to give your manuscripts the professional look that publishers like to see.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Have you ever wondered just what editors do with writers’ manuscripts? In this first lesson, you’ll find out. You’ll learn about the different types of editors—copyeditors, acquisition editors, developmental editors, production editors, and more—and exactly what their jobs entail. Because this course focuses on copyeditors, you’ll explore the three levels of copyediting: light, medium, and heavy. Finally, you’ll be introduced to five immutable laws of editing designed to make your job as a writer or an editor much easier.

Friday - Lesson 02

If you’ve ever seen a page marked up by an editor, you probably wondered what all those funny-looking marks and symbols meant. In today’s lesson, the mystery will be revealed. All the marks will be displayed and defined, and you’ll learn to use them as a sort of shorthand to fix errors. At the end of the lesson, you’ll have the opportunity to practice using your newly learned copyeditors’ marks in an entertaining exercise.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Today, you’ll be given some invaluable tools for increasing awareness of detail while you’re writing or editing. You’ll learn the theory behind these tools and how to use them to help you with accuracy and consistency. Then we’ll shift gears and delve into the intricacies of fiction writing and editing. You’ll take a close-up look at fiction writing devices such as narration, exposition, dialog, and point of view, and how each can be effectively incorporated into a manuscript.

Friday - Lesson 04

Grammar and punctuation are two subjects that usually evoke a big “Ugh!” Today’s lesson is a review of the basics of English grammar and punctuation, but the ugh-factor is conspicuously absent. You’ll revisit all those principles you learned in school, but in a light-hearted manner guaranteed to ease the pain. Proper grammar and punctuation are the hallmarks of good writing and editing, and you’ll be glad you had the chance to bring your knowledge up to date.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Today’s lesson will take you into the world of spelling, capitalization, and numbers. Most people are surprised to learn that there are actually rules governing how words are spelled and capitalized, and whether numbers should be spelled out or in digit form. You’ll learn not only the rules but also the exceptions. The benefit of knowing all the variations is that you’ll create consistency in your work, and your writing/editing will shine.

Friday - Lesson 06

This lesson explores all the writing pitfalls that can leave readers in a state of confusion. You’ll learn to recognize and fix mixed metaphors, garbled syntax, nominals, redundancies, and much more. You’ll also learn how to untangle overly wordy sentences, how to eliminate sexism, and how to create parallel structure. One of your goals as an editor or a writer is to produce clarity. This lesson will put you firmly on the path to achieving that goal.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

When is it appropriate to use an abbreviation? When should you hyphenate words? Most people have a general knowledge of abbreviations and hyphens, but when it comes time to actually use them, they haven’t a clue. Today, you’ll learn all the ins and outs of the rules that guide their use. Then you’ll look closely at a less-glamorous but critical part of a manuscript: bibliographies, footnotes, citations, and endnotes. Editors and writers need to know how to properly reference quoted material within a manuscript, and the simple guidelines in today’s lesson will make the process easy.

Friday - Lesson 08

The relationship between an author and an editor is tricky at best. Throw a publisher into the works, and you have the potential for a powder keg of emotions. Today’s lesson shows you how to keep life harmonious within the author-editor-publisher relationship. Writers will be able to see things from the editor’s perspective, and editors will learn how it feels to be in the author’s shoes. Both of you will gain insight as well as a good brush-up of your people skills.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Today, you will learn about a different way to edit, which has become the norm rather than the exception. Editing manuscripts on-screen is the wave of the present, and in this lesson, you’ll explore the intricacies of making edits electronically, thereby eliminating the physical manuscript. You’ll then learn about copyright law, permissions, and fair use, all of which are essential for both editors and writers to become familiar with.

Friday - Lesson 10

Manuscripts have many parts beyond just the text. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to edit such peripheral material as tables, charts, and artwork. If you’ve ever seen a caption that didn’t fit the photo it was describing, you’ll understand the need for this extra scrutiny. Next you’ll learn all about the components of a book that come before and after the text, namely, the front and back matter. You’ll learn the function of parts such as the foreword, the table of contents, the index, and many more.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

After five weeks of absorbing the technical elements of editing, it’s time to have some fun. Today, you’ll take a close look at the intricacies, inconsistencies, and irregularities in the English language. These are the things that defy classification but still are important to know. You’ll learn about oddball words and phrases, the do’s and don’t  of usage, and the many ways in which language is like a puzzle that’s never finished.

Friday - Lesson 12

This might be the most important lesson of all. Today, you will learn how to find work as an editor. Whether you’re interested in a staff position or want to begin a freelance career, all the help and advice you’ll need is in this lesson. You’ll also learn some basic business practices that will make your life as an editor easy.

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Travel Photography For The Digital Photographer

By:   Ed2go

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The lure of travel is surpassed only by the inevitable desire to bring home pictures and share your adventures. Since the late 1800s when George Eastman produced the first traveling camera with the slogan, "You press the button, we do the rest," travel and photography have been eternally joined. With the added benefits of digital photography so readily available to consumers today, the field is full of new opportunities and new challenges.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

We'll cover a lot of ground in our first lesson where we'll start with an overview of the equipment you'll need to pack before you head out on the road. We'll look at cameras, lenses, and tripods, as well as other options for stabilization. You'll be ready to go before you know it!

Friday - Lesson 02

In this lesson, we'll look at a number of different ways to photograph the wilderness. You'll explore ways to carry your equipment, keep it safe from rain, and power it up on a long trip away from home. We'll discuss some of the basic rules of composition and how to put them to good use, as well as focal points and getting the depth of field that best suits your subject

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In today's lesson, we'll concentrate on animals and how to capture their essence, whether they're in the wild or protected in cages. We'll look at equipment for zooming in and camera options for the best quality images. It's easy to get up close to a captive animal, but when you're in the wild, you'll need to know how to merge with nature so you can observe natural behavior, so we'll discuss that, too. We'll also go over shooting fast-moving animals like birds in flight, and how to use your camera to its best advantage.

Friday - Lesson 04

Even under the water, light is the magic that makes the photographic process work. So in this lesson, we'll look how to manage light when you're under and over the water. When you finish this lesson, you'll know how to work with backlighting, reflectors, fill flash, and spot metering. You'll also see how to use lines in an image to set off your subject as you improve your composition.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Sometimes you'll find that there isn't much light when you're traveling and you'll need to know how to accommodate low light and mixed light situations. Today, we'll work with settings on your camera like customized white balance, ISO, and flash options to make sure you get the pictures you want. You'll also see the power of shooting in RAW, and the options available with digital editing. As we finish up this lesson, we'll even explore some options for cave photography, lightning, and fireworks!

Friday - Lesson 06

Visiting warm climates is a big part of many travel experiences, so in this lesson, you'll see how to protect your equipment from condensation and heat. You'll also see how to work within a rainforest environment. With the added control that manual exposure settings give you, you'll find the Sunny 16 Rule a great help. We'll also take a look at macro work and how to get the best shots of the details wherever you are.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In today's lesson, we'll move from warm climates into winter settings. Snow and ice make great backgrounds for dynamic photos, but they can present some exposure challenges, so we'll discuss how to solve any of those problems. We'll also look at shooting indoors, freezing action, and how to make the most of bad weather. When you finish here, you'll have a good idea of how to photograph star trails and the Northern Lights as well.

Friday - Lesson 08

Welcome aboard! As we move into today's lesson, you'll investigate the many advantages of cruising and being at sea with your camera. Lighting can be confusing at sea, but with easy solutions to exposure latitude issues, you'll get the shots you want. To finish off the lesson, I'll send you on a photo assignment where you'll document your journey with all the tools at your disposable. Bon voyage!

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

It's time to rise above everyday sightseeing and shoot from the air. In this lesson, you'll have a chance to learn many techniques for working from a hot air balloon, a helicopter, or an airplane. We'll talk about histograms and blinkies, and how they can help you improve your shots as well as how to use exposure compensation to quickly correct exposure problems. You'll see the importance of perspective from the air and how to shoot through hazy skies.

Friday - Lesson 10

Big cities are a part of many trips, and you won't want to miss the action! We'll start today's lesson by discussing sightseeing tours, safety precautions, and making the most of your time in the city. You'll also see how to shoot in fog and use various metering options and handheld light meters. Many cities have amusement parks, so we'll spend some time discussing how to put panning, long exposure, and light painting to work to bring home images of all the fun.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

As we near the end of our course, you'll see how to make the most of a trip across the border. We'll look at international travel, power concerns, and customs issues so you can make sure you get back and forth across the border easily. You'll also have a chance to explore the mysteries behind model releases and selling your work. And you won't want to leave home without a passport, so we'll spend some time discussing how to take a great passport photo, too!

Friday - Lesson 12

Welcome home! In our final lesson, it's time to get your images organized so you can share the best of your images with friends and family. We'll conclude with information on cleaning your camera so you're ready to go when the next opportunity arises. You'll find that in six short weeks, you've mastered a wealth of techniques that will change your pictures forever!

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Supply Chain Management Fundamentals

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Supply chain management professionals play a key role in capturing customer demands, creating forecasts, developing schedules, ordering and managing inventory, controlling production orders, and maximizing customer satisfaction.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

In this lesson, we'll discuss professional certification and get acquainted with APICS, the professional society for supply change management (SCM) practitioners. You'll find out about the concept of an operating system and the use of a supply chain. You'll also learn about Material Resources Planning (MRPII) and the role that it plays in an organization.

Friday - Lesson 02

MRPII creates a logical structure for information, activities, and material to flow. While beneficial, MRPII represents only half of what an organization needs to succeed. Today, you'll see the other half of the picture—Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP). It's a dynamic process that can make your company a world-class organization. You'll learn how to successfully use S&OP, identify key focus areas, and appreciate the benefits of following the S&OP cycle.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, we'll examine forecasting—defined as a prediction based on scientific observation. We'll explore the history and nature of forecasting, and discuss customer demand. You'll learn how to set forecasting objectives and create a process to develop and update weekly or monthly forecasts.

Friday - Lesson 04

Today, we'll examine the components of demand: averages, linear trend, seasonality, and cyclical, irregular, and random factors. We'll cover many qualitative forecasting techniques, including the Delphi method, panel consensus, and historical analogy. You'll learn about quantitative forecasting by working on problems involving time series (simple and weighted moving average and exponential smoothing) and associative methods (linear regression and multiple regression analysis). You'll start to get a sense of which forecasting methods to use for which situations.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

In this lesson, we'll conclude our discussion of forecasting. You'll find out about macroforecasting and two forecasting techniques that really fit in the quantitative or qualitative categories: focus forecasting and pyramid forecasting. You'll discover how to develop forecasts for new products, and learn how to use techniques to effectively control your forecasts before they get too far off track.

Friday - Lesson 06

All manufacturing operations have strategies, which are represented by a business plan and a production plan. A sound business plan identifies processing methods (technology and equipment), manufacturing facilities, human resource needs, material requirements, distribution methods, and warehouse locations. A production plan defines how products will be made available so that marketing can satisfy customer demands and the company can make a profit. Today, you'll learn all about manufacturing strategy. We'll look at the elements of the production plan as essential requirements to support the other elements in an MRPII system.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

The topic of today's lesson is the master production schedule (MPS). An MPS breaks down the production plan in greater detail. To manage your MPS effectively, you'll need a master scheduler. We're going to look out how the master scheduler converts the production schedule to an MPS, applies a final assembly schedule, and uses available-to-promise (ATP) to satisfy customer orders. You'll learn how critical it is to measure and control your MPS and methods to keep it moving in the right direction.

Friday - Lesson 08

The process called material requirements planning (MRP) is one of the great inventions of the 20th century. Today, you'll discover how MRP can help your company. You'll learn about the basics—dependent demand, bills of materials, and inventory records—and study the various reports and schedules. You'll also find out how to lot-size MRP orders and what it takes to implement MRP.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

To succeed with capacity planning, you must manage the present and the future. You need to balance flexibility (being able to meet new and diverse needs in different ways) with capability (doing what you must do now). In this lesson, you'll learn about the goals and requirements to effectively manage capacity. You'll also discover how to use strategic capacity management, rough-cut capacity planning (RCCP), and capacity requirements planning (CRP) to define, plan, measure, and control output.

Friday - Lesson 10

Starting today, (and continuing for the remaining three lessons), we'll be discussing production activity control (PAC). PAC is vital because it activates all of your plans, including the MPS, MRP, and your capacity plan. We're going to look at the PAC cycle and its requirements and benefits. You'll learn how to apply backward and forward scheduling, manage bottlenecks, and optimize set up management. Then we'll cover linear programming as a way to schedule products when you face supply and demand constraints.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Today, we'll examine another method with an acronym: production scheduling and control (PSC). PSC is the part of PAC that carries out all of your planning, going all the way back to the business plan. By the time you finish this lesson, you'll know how to develop and use a Gantt chart, understand basic scheduling principles, and know how to overcome production schedule challenges. You'll also learn how to use priority rules to sequence work orders, use shop loading, and manage work orders.

Friday - Lesson 12

In this final lesson, you'll learn all about lead-time. We'll identify its components and discuss how you can successfully control it. Then we'll conclude the course by studying operation overlapping as a way to improve production and keep materials flowing smoothly.

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Start Your Own Arts And Crafts Business

By:   Ed2go

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If you have an art or a craft and you dream about starting your own home-based or small business, this is the course for you! You'll learn how to start your own arts and crafts business from a professional artist. You'll discover how to find your niche within your chosen craft and how to create your own unique business identity. You'll also see what makes marketing in the arts and crafts business different from marketing in most other enterprises, and you'll find a sales approach that meshes with your personality and preserves your creative integrity.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

We can't look into the future. Or can we? In this first lesson, you'll explore how to find your own niche within your chosen craft. Then you'll learn about resources for spotting future trends and making your business a success!

Friday - Lesson 02

You've heard the expression "It's all in a name." But how do you determine which business name tells the public what you're all about? In this lesson, you'll get some foolproof guidelines for choosing the name that's right for your business. You'll also learn how to secure your name and design a logo your customers will remember you by.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Claiming your own work space is thrilling and scary at the same time. Today you'll explore your options, from the home studio to the retail space. Most important of all, you'll learn the secret to choosing the right one for you.

Friday - Lesson 04

In this lesson, you'll learn how to design your new work space for increased productivity and safety. We'll talk about setting up workstations, choosing work surfaces, lighting, organizing and storing craft supplies, and going green. Then you'll learn how to buy your supplies in bulk to maximize your profit.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

What makes marketing in the arts and crafts business different from marketing in most other enterprises? You'll know the secret when you finish this lesson. You'll also know how to create a marketing strategy to get the word out about your new business. How will you put this plan into action? With tried-and-true marketing tools you'll learn here too!

Friday - Lesson 06

Figuring out how to price your work can feel like a mystery that might even stump Sherlock Holmes! If you aim too high, your products won't sell, and if you aim too low, you'll be out of business before you know it. Today you'll discover a formula for arriving at the best price while leaving yourself enough wiggle room to be flexible. You'll also learn how to protect your work through copyrights and through insuring your business against loss or damage.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Thinking of you-the-salesperson can sometimes make you-the-artist feel like you've been dropped into the Twilight Zone! But everyone has an inner salesperson. In this lesson, you'll find out how to see sales in a new light—one that meshes with your personality and creative integrity.

Friday - Lesson 08

How do you get your craft products into the marketplace? Today you'll explore how to get your crafts into retail stores at wholesale prices, place your products on consignment, and approach galleries and develop long-term relationships with them.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Retail is competitive, and you have to know your stuff to succeed. Whether it's the ins-and-outs of how to sell retail through craft parties, or some of the principles of setting up your own retail store, it's in this lesson! You'll also learn how and where to sell retail to a worldwide market on the Internet.

Friday - Lesson 10

There are thousands of craft shows every year, so how can you find the best (most lucrative) craft shows to be in? In this lesson, you'll learn what the insiders know: how to find the best shows and what you'll need to get into them. You'll also see how to plan the details of travel and lodging and get an idea of what to bring along to ensure a smooth craft show experience.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Once you're in a craft show, you'll need to pull those craft lovers out of the aisles and into your booth! Today you'll discover how to design booths and displays that draw people in, and you'll learn how to keep them there with compelling demonstrations, solid craft fair sales, and smart marketing techniques.

Friday - Lesson 12

Teaching can be fulfilling both financially and emotionally, and it can also be a great marketing tool for the rest of your business! Today you'll learn how to find teaching opportunities, design your curriculum, and price and promote your class. By the end of this lesson, our final one, you'll have everything you need to approach your local craft supply store, art school, or continuing education department with a professional proposal for your class.

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Publish And Sell Your E-Books

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E-books are blazing through the publishing world like a speeding comet, with thousands of previously undiscovered authors as the bright glowing lights in its tail. Independent—indie—authors are becoming overnight sensations in the New York Times and USA Today, on Amazon, and well, everywhere e-books are sold. In this course, you'll see how you can join their ranks by learning how to publish and sell your own e-book.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

E-book sales climb higher every day. In fact, e-book sales have put millions of dollars in the hands of previously unpublished authors, midlist authors who've had modest print sales, and established authors who've decided to strike out on their own. When you publish your own e-book, you can earn up to 10 times higher royalties! In this first lesson, we're going to do a whirlwind tour of the rise of e-books. We'll follow that with an overview of the major players in the industry and look at e-book readers. By the time you're finished this lesson, you'll be ready to start self-publishing your own e-book.

Friday - Lesson 02

In this lesson, you're going to start getting your e-book ready for publication, much like you would prepare a great manuscript for an editor at a publishing house. You want to make sure you have a great story that hangs together or a nonfiction book that's error-free. One of the best starts you can give your e-book when you send it off into the world is to make sure it's up to today's standards—with proper grammar, spelling, and style. In this lesson, you'll find out how to use tools to make this task simple and fast!

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Today, we'll start the first steps in the publishing process. You'll learn how to create a reader profile describing your ideal reader and apply what you've learned to your marketing plan. I'll share two of my book profiles with you and show you how they helped me write the book descriptions, select the titles and create the covers. I've filled this lesson with lots of tips that will help you find readers for your book when it's launched.

Friday - Lesson 04

For this lesson, we'll look at a few things you should do before publishing your book. First, we'll discuss copyright registration. This will ensure that you're compensated if someone uses part of your book once it's in the bookstores! To make your book available in bookstores, you'll also want to get an ISBN, which stands for International Standard Book Number. This identifies your book worldwide. I'll tell you how that works, and what your options are, as well. And finally, we'll examine CIP, or Cataloging in Publication, data. This is the information librarians add to their catalog so that they can circulate your book to their patrons. It's exciting to think about, isn't it? Pretty soon, you'll have a catalogued book!

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

This lesson takes you "under the covers" of your book to your title page and all the front and back matter you want to add. You'll need to consider the author name you want to use, or whether you want to use your own name at all. This is a big decision, so we'll look at a number of things you should consider. Once that's done and you've typed all the information into your book and formatted it, you'll learn how to add a table of contents and hyperlinks, so your reader can move around easily. This lesson will give you lots to think about and lots to do—and when you're done, you'll have included everything you'll find in any traditionally published book.

Friday - Lesson 06

Today you'll learn how to add your cover to your book, along with any other essential images. Images aren't always perfect, so you'll learn some basic steps on how to adjust them. And you'll also learn how to check the file size of your book and ensure that it meets bookseller and distributor requirements. Once you've got everything just the way you want it, you'll learn how to convert your book file to a PDF, the most popular document file on the Web. And you'll even learn how to protect PDFs to sell from your site!

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

What are your options for converting your manuscript into an e-book that users can read on e-readers? Your choices range from hiring a service that does it all to doing it all yourself. In this lesson, we'll look at the pros and cons of paid services and free services, and I'll show you how to use Sigil—free open source editing software—to convert your book to EPUB format and add metadata that will help with sales at online retailers. Not sure what metadata is? We're going to go into detail on that too, and you'll learn how to use the same tools as traditional publishers in the brick-and-mortar world to give your e-book an inside advantage. By the end of this lesson, your e-book will be ready to read on many popular e-readers!

Friday - Lesson 08

In this lesson, you'll learn how to use an e-book management tool to do a number of different things, from organizing your own e-book library to converting your e-book to a multitude of formats. The name of the tool is Calibre. Calibre lets you add stars and comments to the books you've downloaded, as well as convert unprotected e-book files from one format to another, so you can read books you've purchased on your smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. By the end of this lesson, you'll know how to use Calibre to fine-tune your EPUB file and convert it to MOBI for the Kindle reader. You'll be amazed at how easy Calibre is to use—just follow the steps, and you'll have your e-book ready to upload to online bookstores in no time!

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Publishing your own e-books is a business, and in Lesson 9 we'll look at the business end of things. There's always some paperwork required to start up a business, particularly on the Internet where you're dealing with online bookstores that could be anywhere in the world. Amazon is the world's biggest bookstore, and its headquarters are in the United States, so we'll look at their requirements first. They don't make the rules, though—they only implement the ones set down by law. We'll also go through the business decisions you'll have to make, including adding DRM, pricing your book, and whether you want to make your title exclusive to one store. We'll wrap up the lesson by walking step-by-step through the questions you'll answer as you upload and publish your book!

Friday - Lesson 10

This lesson opens up many virtual bookshelves for your new book as you learn how to select and work with an e-book distributor or aggregator. Even if you're an international author, aggregators can get you into any bookstore you want! It's an exciting time to be self-publishing, as there are many different options and tailor-made solutions. Even if you're starting out with a publishing budget of $0, your book can reach millions of readers. And if you're concerned about your technical skills, don't! In today's lesson, you'll also learn how a distributor can take care of everything for you.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

When you decided to self-publish your book, you eliminated the publisher—who would have gotten the biggest share of income from your hard work. In this lesson, I'll show you how you can eliminate the bookstore too. That leaves all the money from sales in your hands! There are other advantages to selling your books directly, and we'll take a look at those, as well as some of the disadvantages. I'll outline the three main considerations for direct sales, and we'll do a quick overview of the many options you'll have for collecting money online and delivering books to your buyers.

Friday - Lesson 12

This may be the last lesson of the course, but it's also one of the most exciting. We're going to look at additional ways to get your book in readers' hands. One of the first, of course, is libraries. How would you like to see your name and book come up when you search your library's online catalog? We'll also talk about getting into school libraries, and the Google Books Library Project that aims to digitize all the books in the world. Interested in your multimedia options? We'll cover this today as well, and we'll discuss your options for printing your book so traditional print readers can also have access to it. So be prepared to come away with new ways to have your books reach readers!

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Easy English 3

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Want to take your intermediate English skills to the next level? If so, this is the course for you!

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

You will use the present perfect to talk about events starting in the past and continuing up to the present. You will practice using for and since to describe symptoms of illness. Skills in this lesson include identifying parts of the body, communicating symptoms to a doctor, and talking about health habits. You will also work on interpreting nutrition and fitness information.

Friday - Lesson 02

You will learn which verbs are followed by an infinitive and which take a gerund. You’ll also practice working with gerunds and nouns that follow prepositions and working with would rather express preferences. You will look at job advertisements and learn to pick out the skills required for each. You’ll also fill out a job application and learn how to prepare for a job interview.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

You will learn the difference between possessive adjectives and possessive pronouns and where to use each one. You will practice using could and might to express future possibilities. You will also learn how to compare employee behavior and attitudes. Other skills include learning to interpret a pay stub and benefits information and learning to identify safe workplace behavior. Near the end of the lesson, you will learn how to make polite requests and how to respond to criticism and compliments.

Friday - Lesson 04

In this lesson, you will practice comparing and contrasting ideas using the words both, and, neither, not, but, and, however. You’ll also practice using should to make a strong suggestion. Finally, you’ll learn to use the past tense and the modal would in contrary-to-fact statements, such as If I had more money, I would buy a car. Skills include identifying U.S. geographical locations, understanding the U.S. system of government, expressing opinions, and writing a speech.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

You will practice the used to form in statements and questions about past habits or states that have changed. You’ll also work with adjective clauses starting with where, who, and which. You’ll create your own goal chart, identify obstacles in your life, and think of solutions. You’ll also write about an important person and work on time-management skills.

Friday - Lesson 06

This lesson reviews the material covered in Lessons 1–5. It covers these topics: health, getting hired, on the job, citizens, and community, and balancing your life. The grammar points introduced and practiced in Lessons 1–5 are also covered.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In this lesson, you will review contrary-to-fact conditional statements introduced in Lesson 4 and begin to work with contrary-to-fact questions. You’ll also practice making statements using the passive voice to emphasize an object or action when the doer is not important. Skills include calculating monthly expenses, identifying ways to save money, interpreting credit card and loan information, analyzing advertising techniques, and writing a business letter.

Friday - Lesson 08

This lesson introduces comparative and superlative adjectives. It also reviews yes/no questions and answers and several types of information questions. You’ll practice interpreting housing ads, comparing types of housing, and identifying housing preferences. You’ll go through the steps of purchasing a home. You’ll also take a look at mortgage information.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Lesson 9 introduces embedded questions. Skills include locating community resources, using the telephone, and giving and responding to suggestions. You’ll also work on reading a road map and discovering places to volunteer in your community.

Friday - Lesson 10

This lesson introduces the present perfect continuous, which is used to accurately describe time and duration. You’ll also practice the use of the time expressions since and for. You’ll identify indirect and direct speech and practice reporting what other people said. You’ll describe symptoms and interpret doctor’s diagnoses and nutrition information. You’ll also be introduced to several medical terms, the differences in insurance plans, and health insurance applications.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

There are no grammar elements in this lesson. This lesson focuses on helping you identify skills and characteristics you need to get a good job. You’ll also get tips on how to conduct a job search, how to write a resume, how to write a cover letter, and how to prepare for a job interview.

Friday - Lesson 12

This lesson reviews the material discussed in Lessons 7–11. It covers these topics: personal finance, buying a home, community, health, and getting hired. You’ll also review the grammar points introduced and practiced in Lessons 7–11.

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The Craft Of Magazine Writing

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Have you ever thought about writing for magazines? Turn your dreams into bylines and help yourself to a bright future as a magazine writer. It's fun, it's easy, and a great source of extra income. If you're a determined new writer, or if you haven't written for magazines in years, this class will jump start your career. You'll learn plenty of powerful brainstorming techniques designed to practically write every article for you.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Did you know that you don't have to be an expert on a topic to write a magazine article about it? And you don't need a wall of diplomas to be a writer, either. If you think it's necessary to have taken formal courses in writing, journalism, or communications to write, reconsider that idea. In this lesson, you'll discover where ideas originate and get started as a writer of nonfiction magazine articles.

Friday - Lesson 02

Ask a magazine writer about the genres available to this profession and you'll learn about consumer topics, informational pieces, question-and-answer formats, true crime articles, and a bunch more. You'll hear about how-to articles, too. If you've been seriously thinking about writing for magazines—which I hope you have—you need to know about the categories. You'll begin that investigation today.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

You've just purchased the latest market guidebook with the writing guidelines for oodles of magazines. It's awesome, complex, and exciting. If you feel overwhelmed, you're not alone. Some new writers get copies of market guidebooks and, once they've thumbed through them, put them aside. The books can be intimidating. But after this lesson, you'll be a pro at selecting magazines that want articles from you. By the end of it, you'll be able to use an innovative outlining tool, called The Bubble Method, which will help you make every single topic a potential article.

Friday - Lesson 04

What is a query letter? Do nonfiction article writers really need them? How can you write one that will capture the interest of editors? That's what we'll discuss today—giving you a foundation for writing a query that sells your ideas.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

In this lesson, you'll get a quick review of production tips and grammar rules. But the gem is a section on how to interview the people, experts, and celebrities that you'll be writing about. Whatever type of article you write, you may have occasion to interview someone. Not being an effective interviewer will diminish your chances of success. However, what you learn today will make interviewing fun and easy.

Friday - Lesson 06

Money. It's the topic of this lesson, and we'll discuss it in depth. Then we'll debunk that bugaboo, writer's block. Yes, writer's block is out there, waiting to get your attention and stop you in your tracks. But today you're going to learn how to simply acknowledge it and then get writing once again.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Do you know your reader? Most new writers say, "Hey, of course, I do." Then they look at me as if I'm from the planet Zod, and they seem to be saying, "What a silly question." But unless you know who you're writing for and write in a fashion that captures and sustains a reader's interest, you'll find writing for magazines a huge challenge. So, today, we'll talk about writing for a reader, ways to create clear and crisp writing, and writing fillers and essays.

Friday - Lesson 08

Have you ever wondered how magazine writers know how many words are right for a specific topic? Have you thought about where sidebars come from? Do you want to gain credibility for a nonfiction book and further your profession, cause, or company? You'll get answers to these questions and much more here, in today's lesson.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to research topics for articles and understand how to get yourself into the research picture. It's nearly painless and really fun once you know the techniques professional magazine writers use.

Friday - Lesson 10

Do you need to interview an expert or get a quote from one to make your article sparkle? You probably have a book in your house right now that would supply what you're looking for. Today, we'll talk more about finding experts to make your articles sizzle. Then we'll examine the tools you need to self-edit. Self-editing is the polish that turns okay writing into publishable words.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Recycle your research and you'll be able to sell and resell ideas without reinventing the wheel. That's the focus of this lesson. We'll also discuss writing about theme and seasonal articles, locating regional publications that would be crazy not to have you write for them, and networking with others to increase the number of articles you sell.

Friday - Lesson 12

You're about to print an article on which you've been working for a week. It's dynamite and headed for publication in a major magazine. This is your lucky break. As weird as it seems to a cyber-savvy writer like you, the editor wants a printed manuscript. After thinking, "This magazine is still in the dark ages," you smile and comply. However, you've run out of paper (or need a printer cartridge) or stamps or some other indispensable writing supply. If this hasn't happened to you yet, it may unless you realize that time is money. Time management is our final topic and since we only have so much time in our days, today you'll learn how to use what you have, and use it well.

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Teaching ESL/EFL Vocabulary

By:   Ed2go

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Do you sometimes wonder if the vocabulary your textbook is teaching is really what your ESL students need to learn? Well, you're not alone. Many teachers long to have a more precise and effective way of helping their students learn English vocabulary, and in this course, I'll show you how.

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Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Do you want to help your ESL/EFL students strengthen and expand their vocabulary? Then you've come to the right place! In this lesson, you'll discover where to start in the process. You'll get acquainted with the different types and levels of vocabulary, and you'll see how to discover just what vocabulary your students need to learn. You'll also learn ways to teach the words you're students will most need to know and how to handle the words they won't run into so often. There's a strategy to teaching vocabulary, and you'll start exploring it here!

Friday - Lesson 02

In today's lesson, you'll discover how to create a well-balanced vocabulary course. It involves balancing four strands: (1) meaning-focused input (listening and reading), (2) meaning-focused output (speaking and writing), (3) language-focused (or deliberate) learning, and (4) fluency development. You'll get a survey of each of these strands that will lay a solid foundation for exploring them in detail in the lessons that follow.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

There are two essential parts to the first strand of meaning-focused input: extensive reading and extensive listening. Today, we're going to dive into both of these, looking at their benefits and some of their challenges. You'll also learn about an essential resource that provides a wonderful foundation for vocabulary learning: graded readers.

Friday - Lesson 04

In today's lesson, we're going to look at some of the how-tos connected with the second strand: meaning-focused output. We'll concentrate mainly on speaking because many teachers have a hard time picturing how they can teach their students vocabulary through a productive activity like speaking. But there's actually a lot you can do! You'll gain an understanding of how vocabulary learning takes place through negotiation and remembering. You'll get some springboard ideas that you can adapt into many different kinds of activities. And you'll see how to design your worksheets and speaking activities to maximize vocabulary learning.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Deliberate, or language-focused, learning plays a very important role in any vocabulary course. It speeds up our students' rate of learning and helps them correct their own errors, and it makes our teaching even more effective. So in this lesson, we're going to look at some activities you can use with this important strand to help your students learn single words and multi-word units (like idioms and figures of speech).

Friday - Lesson 06

If your students can't use what they've learned, what real good is their knowledge? Today we're going to look at the strand that helps students be able to confidently use what they've learned: fluency. You'll see why it's so important to give 25% of your class time to fluency development and how you can do it with interesting and challenging listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

The most effective way to help your students learn low-frequency vocabulary words is by equipping them with strategies. Today we're going to explore four of the most useful strategies: guessing from context, using word cards, analyzing word parts, and using the dictionary. With these strategies, you can put your students' learning in their control, helping them become effective and independent learners.

Friday - Lesson 08

If you need to prepare your learners for high school or college, you'll need to equip them with two vital levels of vocabulary: academic and technical. But do you know how? In this lesson, you'll discover just what you need to do! To teach academic vocabulary, you'll use the very valuable Academic Word List (AWL) and teach it right across the four strands. With technical vocabulary, you'll provide your students with effective strategies for learning the words they need to know for their particular fields of study.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

How can you tell if your vocabulary activities are working well? That's the question we'll set about answering in today's lesson. We'll start by exploring the conditions that are necessary for our students to have deep and thoughtful learning. Then we'll look at two ways to analyze activities: through four questions, and through the involvement load hypothesis (this may sound scary, but it's really quite simple!). Finally, once we've seen how to analyze activities, we'll discover how to improve them for maximum effectiveness.

Friday - Lesson 10

In today's lesson, we're going to explore some of the ways you can help your second-language learners cope with the vocabulary they'll be meeting in different content areas. Content-based instruction has two big challenges for your students: They not only have to learn about the subject, but they also have to learn the language to convey those content-matter ideas. We can make their learning load easier to bear by using well-constructed experience tasks, shared tasks, and guided tasks.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Do you know the most effective ways of testing your students' vocabulary knowledge? That's what we'll be exploring today. In this lesson, we're going to tackle the following questions: What is our purpose for testing? What are the features of a good vocabulary test? What are the types of tests we can choose from? What aspects of vocabulary do we want to test on? By the time we're done, you'll find the answers to these - and a lot more!

Friday - Lesson 12

In our last lesson, we're going to explore a model that will help you in the course design process. You'll learn about what to look for when you analyze your students' needs and the classroom environment. And you'll also see how to incorporate important language-learning principles into your course. Goals are at the heart of design, so we'll be looking at those too. And you'll see how all of these areas can guide you when you choose your course content, decide on the teaching sequence, select your lesson format and presentation, and determine how to monitor and assess your students. And we'll wrap up by looking at how and why you should evaluate your course's effectiveness.

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Introduction To Crystal Reports

By:   Ed2go

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Want to "wow" people with your business reports? In this course, you'll master the techniques the pros use to produce attractive, reader-friendly reports for any audience.

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Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Crystal Reports is the world's most popular software tool for creating reports based on data stored in databases. It's popular because of its power and flexibility, which will help you create reports that communicate the information you want to convey to the people you want to convey it to. In our first lesson, you'll learn why it's important to find out everything you need to know about the report you want to create before you even launch the Crystal Reports application. This advance planning gives you a much better chance of creating a report that achieves your objectives.

Friday - Lesson 02

In this lesson, we'll hit the ground running and create a Crystal Report from scratch. From Lesson 1, you already know how to connect to a data source. Today, you'll learn how to pull data from that data source and place it into your report. Then, I'll show you how to use Crystal Reports to create a quick, simple report with a professional appearance—adding headers and footers, and adjusting column headings and the data itself. We'll also discuss how to arrange all of these items on a page for maximum visual impact. By the end of this lesson, you'll know how to create a simple report!

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Once you know how to pull data from a database and display it in a basic report, the next step is to pull data from multiple database tables and display only the data you want, filtering out any irrelevant information. In this lesson, you'll learn how to perform these functions, and I'll also show you how to build reports that allow users to decide at runtime what to display. In effect, you can build one report that serves the purpose of multiple reports!

Friday - Lesson 04

Displaying the information in a database is one thing; displaying it in a way that communicates effectively is another. In today's lesson, we'll review how to enhance communication by organizing a report's data in a meaningful way, and you'll learn how to use Crystal Reports to sort data and group related data items together. You'll discover how to summarize numerical data with group totals and how to obtain an overall grand total. And we'll also look into the drill-down capability of Crystal Reports, which allows your report readers to use a simple mouse click to access suppressed details of a specific data group!

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

In this lesson, you'll dive into the details of the various report sections. First, we'll discuss how to resize sections, and then we'll take a close look at the Section Expert, which is your major tool for selecting options that control the appearance and function of the various sections of a report. We'll also explore how you can control the placement of groups, reset page numbering, and move report totals. Finally, we'll take a closer look at the drill-down feature and hiding details.

Friday - Lesson 06

Today, you'll get even more hands-on experience formatting a report. First, we'll look at a number of formatting options that Crystal Reports offers to help you give your report just the look you want. Then, we'll look at how you can use report templates to achieve a consistent appearance across a family of reports. And finally, we'll practice using absolute formatting and conditional formatting, features that can adjust the appearance of your report based on the data it contains.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

With Crystal Reports, you can do more than just display the data you select from your data source. You can also show correlations between related categories of data items. To do this, you create a cross-tab report, which can show such correlations across the entire data set or within a selected group of data items. As usual, Crystal Reports provides considerable flexibility in how it presents the cross-tab data to users. In this lesson, you'll learn what the options are and how to use them.

Friday - Lesson 08

You'll often need to create a report based on some, but not all, of the data in a database. For example, a sales manager may want to look only at the purchase records of her top five customers. Alternatively, she may want to view the performance of her bottom 10 salespeople. Crystal Reports makes it easy to produce such reports, as well as others that are selective about what they display. In this lesson, you'll create such targeted reports that make it easy for managers to make informed decisions.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

The formulas and control structures in Crystal Reports allow you to make your reports dynamic, sensitive to what's happening at runtime. With formulas, you can operate on data and put the result into your report. You can also save time and effort by including one or more of the predefined functions in your formulas. You can even create your own custom functions, save them, and use them both now and in the future. These facilities give you the flexibility to produce a sophisticated custom report with very little time and effort. And you'll find out how to do all of this in today's lesson.

Friday - Lesson 10

Crystal Reports gives you the ability to embed one report inside another. The two reports can be related in some way, or they can be completely unrelated. As long as you have a reason for displaying both reports at once, you can do it, and you'll find out how in today's lesson. We'll also practice embedding hyperlinks today. This can be a great alternative to embedding a subreport within a main report!

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Charts and maps can add visual dimension to the display of information in a report. While columns of numbers may be an effective way to present data for some readers, you may have visual learners in your target audience who would be better served by charts and maps. Today, you'll learn how to choose a chart type that best conveys the information you want to emphasize. And you'll find out how to use color, font, scale, legends, and titles to help you highlight trends in the data or data points that fall outside of the expected range.

Friday - Lesson 12

After you've created a report, you need to distribute it. Crystal Reports gives you several convenient distribution options, and we'll explore all of these in our final lesson. We'll talk about print and fax options, exporting a report to any of a number of popular file formats, and transmitting it to the people who should read it. You'll learn how to post the report on your organization's intranet or the Web, and then we'll discuss distributing reports via Crystal Reports Viewer 2008.

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Creating JQuery Mobile Websites With Dreamweaver

By:   Ed2go

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Building mobile-friendly websites is the new frontier in Web design. As more people adopt tablets and smartphones, the demand for Web designers who can build mobile-friendly sites to reach users on these devices is increasing.

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Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

Mobile websites are one of the fastest-growing and most exciting dimensions of Web design, but there are quite a few challenges in designing sites for mobile devices. In this first lesson, we'll examine some of those challenges, and we'll take a look at how Dreamweaver can help us. Dreamweaver is the most widely used and powerful application for designing Web pages, and Dreamweaver CS6 includes a great set of tools for creating mobile sites. We'll also explore why mobile sites are so important, and we'll cover the basics of working with jQuery Mobile.

Friday - Lesson 02

The foundation for creating jQuery Mobile pages in Dreamweaver CS6 is a Dreamweaver site. A Dreamweaver site manages all of your website's files. It maintains the links between those files and ensures that the files work together on your computer and after you upload them to a remote website. You'll learn how to define a Dreamweaver site in this lesson, and we'll also walk through the steps of signing up for a remote site!

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

In this lesson, we'll use Dreamweaver's Mobile starter page to generate a working jQuery Mobile site. Then, we'll deconstruct the jQuery Mobile page to see how it works. And finally, we'll customize the content with our own text and HTML tags.

Friday - Lesson 04

In the previous lesson, we learned how to build a basic four-page jQuery Mobile site from a Dreamweaver sample page. But in "real life," mobile sites include links to many pages, not just four. In this lesson, you'll add additional pages and create link structures to tie your site together.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Listviews, those ubiquitous sets of mobile-friendly links, are the most defining element of a mobile site. In this lesson, you'll learn to enhance the appearance of listviews with preformatted elements like insets and text descriptions. You'll make listviews more accessible and powerful with search boxes and submenus. And you'll learn how to create custom listviews by combining Dreamweaver's standard HTML tools with jQuery Mobile features.

Friday - Lesson 06

What's the technique for formatting jQuery Mobile sites? jQuery Mobile Themes. These themes are essentially an extensive set of color combinations that you can apply to any jQuery Mobile element. By mixing and matching themes—that is, by applying different theme color sets to different elements—you can create a highly customized look and feel for your site.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

In the previous lesson, we explored options for pushing the envelope to customize design using the standard set of five jQuery Mobile Themes. In this lesson, we'll take a look at ThemeRoller, an online tool acquired by Adobe. ThemeRoller meshes with Dreamweaver to create completely new, custom themes.

Friday - Lesson 08

In Lesson 5, you learned how to create listviews. This was your first introduction to providing access to content in jQuery Mobile. Another way to provide access is with collapsible blocks. Collapsible blocks are content elements that expand and collapse to reveal (or hide) content—a powerful way to pack a lot of content into a small space. That's what we'll explore in this lesson, and you'll also learn how to combine collapsible blocks with listviews to offer a set of dynamic navigation options!

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Grids and blocks are the jQuery Mobile element that defines multi-column layouts. In this lesson, we'll explore the role of multi-column mobile page design, and you'll learn how to build multi-column layouts. How is this relevant to designing sites for mobile devices? You'll find out!

Friday - Lesson 10

Collecting data through forms (like search boxes, order forms, or sign-up forms) is one of the most important elements in a website. But the small size of mobile device viewports, their lack of keyboards, and mouse-free environments make it a hassle for users to enter data into forms in mobile devices. jQuery Mobile and Dreamweaver have solutions to those challenges, and that's exactly what we'll talk about in this lesson. By the end of this lesson, you'll be well on your way to designing and building your own mobile-friendly forms!

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

Today's mobile-fixated demographic (in other words, young folks!) demands video content. And mobile sites, from YouTube to the New York Times, provide plenty of video content. In this lesson, you'll master the techniques involved with providing video that works in every mobile environment. You'll learn about Flash Video (FLV), iOS (Apple)-friendly h.264 video, and options for more complex video streaming.

Friday - Lesson 12

As you know, there's a wide range in viewports within the mobile browsing community. A design that works great in a 320-pixel wide smartphone isn't necessarily optimal for a wider tablet. So in this final lesson, we'll explore tools in Dreamweaver, and beyond, to create a multi-environment presence.

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Online Training On Microsoft Project 2013 Pro

By:   Jahan

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Learn Microsoft Project 2013 and quickly teach yourself how to manage the complete project life cycle with Project 2013.

Topics Covered

 Introduction to Microsoft Project
1. Microsoft Project, project management and you
2. A guided tour of Project
3. Simple Scheduling Basics
4. Starting a new plan
5. Building a task list
6. Setting up resources
7. Assigning resources to tasks
8. Formatting and sharing your plan
9. Tracking progress
10. Overview to Advanced Scheduling Techniques

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Intermediate InDesign CC

By:   Ed2go

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If you've ever struggled to complete a project in InDesign, or wondered how to save time and increase efficiency in your work, this is the course for you! You'll get hands-on training and experience using many of the more advanced tools and features of this powerful program. While the course focuses on using InDesign in the Creative Cloud (CC), it includes instruction and practice files for any version of InDesign CS4 or newer.

Topics Covered

Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

If you've worked with InDesign for a while now, you probably know there's much more to the program than you use regularly—if you only knew about it! And there's probably ways to work more efficiently, if only you had the time to figure them out! There are probably a lot of great projects you could be working on if you knew how to start! How about creating a booklet for your employee orientation? Or some multilayered effects to take your newsletter to the next level? If this describes you, then get ready for some intensive learning! We'll spend this first lesson exploring some time-saving InDesign features as we dig into the first project: a master style sheet you'll develop and use throughout the course.

Friday - Lesson 02

You know that the better organized you are, the easier it is to get your work done. You're going to delve into more organizing in this lesson. You'll start by defining your own workspace in InDesign, tailoring it to how you like to find and access tools and features. Picking up from where you left off in Lesson 1, you're going to make a library from the images you assembled in the first lesson and our business logo. Then we'll get started on a multiuse template for our resort, using various InDesign features to save time and add consistency to our publications.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Master pages are one of the most important tools in your InDesign toolkit. In today's lesson, you'll finish the basic template for our resort business. You'll create multiple Master pages you can quickly apply for different projects. You'll see how to use the multiple page size feature in InDesign CC to build letterhead and an envelope for our business, using the Library and other time-saving features in InDesign.

Friday - Lesson 04

Have you ever seen publications using features like text wraps that add a professional touch? That's what you're doing in this lesson. You're going to start from an existing publication containing the images and text sitting on the pasteboard. Then comes the fun! First, you'll see how to adjust image sizes and locations. You'll work with different types of text wraps to control how the text flows on the page—and you don't have to be an illustrator to do it! Then you'll learn how to attach a small graphic to text to give the headings in the project some extra pizzazz.

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

There are usually several ways to do the same task in InDesign, and there's often one method that's more advanced than others. In this lesson, you'll dig into some of the ways you can design features to help you work faster and smarter. You'll learn how to use facing pages and double-page spreads as you create part of the guest room guide for our example business. Along the way, you'll work with several character styles and create a nested style to apply several styles at one time in the same paragraph. Then you'll see how to build and use an object style.

Friday - Lesson 06

Tablets aren't just for pages of data! In this lesson, you'll build a folding tent card to display special menu items for the resort. You'll use a custom template, like the ones you'd download from a print shop. You'll see how to convert text into a table, and how to style the table and its contents using colors you sample from the project's logo. Since the project includes a folded page, you'll see how to flip content and the spreads so that you can produce the finished product—without trying to read upside down!

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

If you've ever wondered how a book comes together, this lesson will answer all your questions. You'll build an employee handbook using several documents combined into a book file. You'll learn how to coordinate the appearance of the content in all the files by setting one file as the style source. Then you'll work your way through the files to make sure they conform to the styles. You'll work with page numbering and headers, and finally create a table of contents to guide your readers through your masterpiece.

Friday - Lesson 08

Have you ever had to do a boring mail merge where you plug fields from one table into a boilerplate letter? Well, that's what you're doing today. But this isn't your usual type of mail merge! Yes, you're going to use fields from a source table and merge them into fields in an InDesign document—but wait until you see the document! Rather than a letter, you're going to work with a photo cube template and make a snazzy invitation to the opening of ArtSpace, the new gallery at The Ferns. You'll work with a table of merge data and use metadata from images you place in the photo cube to automatically add captions to the project.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

You know about using InDesign to create all sorts of wonderful print publications from brochures to newsletters. But did you know InDesign has a whole category of features designed for interactive documents, too? You're going to assemble a new file quickly from parts brought in from other documents. Then you'll organize the items and content on the page to make it easier to add interactive content. Once everything is in place, you'll add hyperlinks and buttons to create a snazzy RSVP document and export it from InDesign as a PDF file.

Friday - Lesson 10

There's nothing like color to add interest to your publications. There's nothing worse than having problems printing color. In this lesson, you'll start a two-part adventure into color. You'll learn how to calibrate your monitor—the first step in using color confidently. Then you'll see how to work with a Color Management System in Adobe Bridge used across all your Adobe products for consistency. Finally, you'll get into a new InDesign project. You'll be designing a brochure for the wedding services at The Ferns. You'll work with multiple objects and project components and learn about transparency and how to apply it for the most impact.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

What's the big deal about printing a color document? Well, as you'll find out today, there's a lot more to printing color than making sure you have a paper in your printer. We'll dig into the Printing and Proofing workspace and check out what it has to offer. You'll learn about using transparency flattening to make sure your color pages and images print the way you want and then try some test prints. You'll learn how to evaluate your document using a preflight profile and how to work with color separations and overprint previews. You'll work with spot colors and discover how to produce a two-color publication. Many high-end projects need to go to a print shop, and you'll discover how to package up your files for the printer.

Friday - Lesson 12

In this lesson, we'll start by exploring ways to produce content for different-sized digital devices by using alternate layouts and layout rules. Then you'll work with text and images from Alice in Wonderland to build an EPUB. You'll learn a lot about what does and doesn't work in an EPUB, and work with best practices for producing different types of EPUB documents. You'll create both reflowable and fixed layout EPUB publications.

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Advanced Web Pages

By:   Ed2go

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Take your Web design skills to the next level! Whether you want to work as a freelance Web designer, join a Web development team, or build websites for your organization, this course will give you the advanced tools you need.

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Week 1

Wednesday - Lesson 01

If you want to take your Web pages from okay to "wow," it’s time to move up to Web 2.0. In this lesson, you’ll explore the core elements of advanced Web design: interaction, animation, and page design that’s flexible and accessible to visitors on any device.

Friday - Lesson 02

Today, you’ll enter the world of advanced Web design by building your first CSS style sheet. When you’re done, you’ll link this style sheet to an HTML page and discover how you can instantly make changes to that page—or even to a thousand pages at the same time. In addition, you’ll explore some key elements of Web page design.

Week 2

Wednesday - Lesson 03

Your website text isn’t just a collection of words—it’s also a design element that can tell your visitors what you’re all about! In this lesson, you’ll find out how to specify the appearance of your text using your CSS style sheet. We’ll talk about setting your font size, color, line spacing, alignment, background, borders, margins, and padding.

Friday - Lesson 04

Links are a key part of any Web page, and there’s more to designing them than you might think. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to create links that suit the purpose of your site, the technological sophistication of your audience, and the image you want to portray. In addition, we’ll raise that controversial question when it comes to link design: to underline, or not to underline?

Week 3

Wednesday - Lesson 05

Today, you’ll expand your horizons by learning how to format selected page content. After that, you’ll take a big step into an advanced design by discovering how to use class styles to design content boxes. In the process, you’ll learn all about two powerful Web design tools: div tags and span tags.

Friday - Lesson 06

Each Web page is unique, but three elements are almost universal: a container, a header, and a footer. In this lesson, you’ll build these three elements by combining a new tool—ID styles—with div tags. In addition, you’ll find out how to embed div tags within containers.

Week 4

Wednesday - Lesson 07

Today, you’ll take your layout to a new level by adding columns to your Web page. You’ll discover how to place multiple columns on a page, how to pad your columns, and how to create an attractive column layout that’s easy to read. In addition, we’ll make your columns interactive!

Friday - Lesson 08

Do you use a mobile device to browse the Web? More and more people do—and to keep them happy, you’ll need to provide mobile-friendly content. But how can you do that, and still design a page that works on a big screen? Today, you’ll find out how to create Web pages that look different, but still great, on both full-sized monitors and mobile devices.

Week 5

Wednesday - Lesson 09

Web designers always need to be thinking about the future—and that future will include HTML5. In this lesson, you’ll learn all about the advantages of this up-and-coming coding language, and you’ll add HTML5 elements to your own Web page. In addition, you’ll find out which environments currently support HTML5 and which ones don’t.

Friday - Lesson 10

A great video can increase your website traffic, sell your products, or even make you a superstar. But here’s the big issue you’ll face as a Web designer: Not all video formats work with all browsers. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to overcome that problem as you master simple tricks for embedding videos that will play in any browsing environment.

Week 6

Wednesday - Lesson 11

What do you need to know about your website’s visitors—their names, their email addresses, or maybe even how they rate your site? Today, you’ll find out how to collect information like this (and much more) by adding forms to your pages. In these chapters, you’ll build your own form, add form fields, and define where your collected data will go.

Friday - Lesson 12

You’ve mastered it all—interactivity, animation, and accessibility—and you’re ready to call yourself an advanced Web designer. Now it’s time to take the next step and reveal your site to the world. Today, you’ll learn how to upload your site to the Web and how to check your spelling, links, accessibility, and browser compatibility. And here’s the great news: You’ll do it all for free!

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Online Training On Digital Marketing

By:   Salah Ali

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In simplistic terms, digital marketing is the promotion of products or brands via one or more forms of electronic media.

Topics Covered

Below topics will be covered:-

  • How to work and make money from online job
  • Social Media
  • Social Networks
  • SEO
  • How to reach new customer online
  • How to Improve Page ranking
  • How to work and make money from online job

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Online Training On Web Developing

By:   Anumasun

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The HTML5 and CSS3 web developer course from scratch for beginners to professional. you don't require any previous programming knowledge. you can be from any profession, build your own website or you can start career as web developer.

Topics Covered

  • Html Tags
  • Html5 Tags
  • CSS Css3 Styles
  • Responsive web design, image gallery, 3d transform, forms and more skills

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Online Training On Strategic Marketing & Management

By:   Pankaj Sharma

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Course Details

It is a Very Comprehensive Subject in Management Studies and a must learn subject for managment students

Topics Covered

  •  Definition of Strategic Marketing
  •  Role of Strategic Marketing
  •  Types of Strategic Marketing Plan
  •  The Strategic Planning Process
  •  The Strategic Marketing Management Model
  •   Porters Five Forces – Elementary Idea
  •   Strategic Business Unit ( S.B.U. )
  •   Competitive Advantage
  •   Key Elements of Marketing Strategy Formulation
  •   Marketing Audit
  •   Links to Corporate Strategy
  •   Interactive Marketing Strategy
  •   Knowledge Management System 

Who can Join

Anyone interested.

Online Training On Electrical Circuits

By:   Sumeyra Kuzu

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  • Fees:
  • Segment:
    High School
  • Subject:
    Physics
  • Schedule:
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Course Details

In this lesson we will learn about introduction to electricity, circuits, current and resistance.(ohm's Law)

Topics Covered

  • Resistors in series
  • Resistors in parallel 
  • Resistor circuits
  • Voltmeters & Ammeters
  • Example questions about complex resistor circuits

Who can Join

Who is interested in course can attend

Online Training On Mechanical Engineering All Subjects

By:   Divyang Shukla

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  • Segment:
    College Level
  • Subject:
    Engineering
  • Schedule:
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Course Details

All the subjects of Engineering for Mechanical Branch will be taught online only.Charges will be minimum, and classes in evenings.

Topics Covered

Below topics will be covered:-

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Machine Design
  • Theory of Machines
  • Strength of Materials
  • Production Engineering

Who can Join

Mechanical Students are primary audience.

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