Friday, October 23, 2009

Wild and Wacky Friday: Keeps Elderly Drivers Safely Behind the Wheel

CogniFit Senior Driver is an online software program aimed at helping aging adults improve and maintain the cognitive skills that are essential for safe driving. This program provides an assessment and training for 10 key driving-related skills, and can help drivers stay safer into their later years.

“It’s important for the well-being of older people to continue driving because it helps them to remain independent and to maintain social relationships,” says Shlomo Breznitz, Founder and President of CogniFit. “CogniFit Senior Driver can improve the specific cognitive abilities that are most important for safe driving.”

Users train online for 20 minutes a time, three days per week. After the training cycle is completed, a progress assessment is given to provide the user with a progress report and to set training goals for the next cycle. In a matter of weeks, users will notice an improvement in their driving skills. CogniFit Senior Driver also offers an option that can notify the user when their cognitive skills may no longer be sufficient for safe driving.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

30-Minute Training

From Training Magazine:
How do you design a training curriculum to deliver maximum learning impact with minimum disruption to employee productivity? This was the question Joel MacCharles, VP of development and facilitation for Allied International Credit (AIC) Corp., grappled with in developing his company's workforce development strategy for its call center representatives.The answer?

"Micro training," MacCharles says. In a more conventional approach, employees might be required to attend one- or two-day training seminars on call center software, for example, or the use of Excel spreadsheets. "Sure, you're exposed to all the material; you might get 50 to 100 tips in a two-day course. But how much of it are you actually learning and retaining?" he asks—"to say nothing of the lost productivity created by taking call center reps off the job and locking them in a classroom for days on end."

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Microsoft Windows 7 website

Gearing up for Windows 7? Check out the Microsoft Windows 7 website - including features, a comparison of editions and downloads.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Phone Applications for the Business Traveler

When traveling on business, there are some cheap and easy applications to download on your smartphone to make life easier. For example, JustAddMoney helps you track travel expenses; TaxiMagic connects directly with taxi services; and Right Signature allows you to sign documents on your phone.

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