Certification in the Digital Age: How Tech Accelerates the Process

In a landscape where customer demands and market dynamics constantly evolve, certified salespersons are better equipped to adapt, innovate, and drive revenue growth for the company. According to a recent Axelos study, 97% of decision-makers and 84% of individuals say certification adds value in the workplace, bringing higher efficiency and employee satisfaction.   The 21st century…

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Are MOOCs A Game Changer? How Communication Technology is Affecting Education

Scientific American Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are changing the way students think about education. Through websites such as Coursera, Udacity, or EdX anyone with an internet connection can sign up for a class from different universities free of charge. A professor uploads a series of video lectures, generally between 8 and 15 minutes in…

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The Secret behind Online Video Search: Metadata

Surprisingly, Google can build a self-driving car and augmented reality glasses but their technology cannot watch videos. As it stands, search engines simply cannot “watch” a video and understand what it’s about. For now, they leave it up to you, the creator, to add the necessary information so that the video can be indexed and…

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Software That Listens for Lies

Interesting article explaining how an algorithmic analysis of a persons speech, specifically their loudness, changes in pitch, pauses between words, ums and ahs, nervous laughs and dozens of other tiny signs, can identify a lie. Wide-reaching implications for video and audio analysis of professionals, executives, job applicants, criminals, and more. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/business/lie-detection-software-parses-the-… Linda A. Cicero/Stanford News…

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New York Times: Adapting to the Reality of Everyday Video Chatting

Adapting to the Reality of Everyday Video Chatting J. Emilio Flores for The New York Times Kelly Bush, center left, owner of ID Public Relations in Los Angeles, leading a video conference meeting with office staff in New York. By ALINA TUGEND Published: May 20, 2011 WHEN I was young, people marveled at the idea…

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