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Cicerone Certification Program Announces BeerSavvy eLearning Platform
News from Brewbound.com:
CHICAGO - The Cicerone Certification Program announces the next in its line of beer education software, BeerSavvy. Covering the areas tested on the Certified Beer Server exam, which includes the history and flavor profiles of 42 beer styles, BeerSavvy provides a kinetic studying option for candidates.
TRY BEERSAVVY™ AT THE 2013 CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE – March 26-29, 2013:
Visit the Cicerone Certification Program at Booth #9026 at the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Program staff will be on hand to demo BeerSavvy and talk more about its applications.
Bars, restaurants, retailers and beer distributors need beer-savvy staff to capitalize on consumer interest in craft beer. To date, more than 20,000 people have earned Cicerone Certified Beer Server status to help their companies excel at beer sales and service.
Live and on-site training works well with many organizations. But with servers, bartenders and sales people located in differen…………… continues on Brewbound.com
E-learning in Edinburgh schools kicks off with tablet rollout
News from Virtual College:
Schools in Edinburgh have been exploring the opportunities offered by online learning thanks to a project that has seen tablets rolled out to classrooms across the city.
Pupils studying at Broomhouse Primary, Sciennes Primary, Forrester High and Gracemount have been presented with their own netbooks or tablets as part of a programme introducing the benefits of digital education, which, if successful, could be launched elsewhere in Scotland, STV reports.
Young people are using the technology to solve algebraic solutions and read about ancient worlds, while the devices also allow them to share ideas and test their knowledge.
Maths teacher at Forrester High Barry Whelan told the news provider the school has been using a secure system that allows its employees to post homework online, so that students can access it on their tablets at home. He said it also means work can be submitted for marking quickly and easily.
Text alerts are also sent once an essay or piece of homework has been uploaded and Mr Whelan explained: “Most kids use it quite well and I can get back to them quickly and send them video links or extra resources to guide them.”
According to the teacher, having tablets in the classroom has helped him to build a supportive relationship with pupils and there…………… continues on Virtual College