Full Sail Real World Education Serves as Presenting Sponsor of Otronicon and Offers Inside Look at Video Game Careers and Development

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2008

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) will be returning for the third year as the presenting sponsor for Otronicon (http://www.otronicon.org), the ultimate video game experience happening in partnership with the Orlando Science Center. With nearly 20,000 visitors each year, Otronicon further establishes Full Sail as one of the leading gaming schools in the world, and offers Full Sail an additional venue to introduce their leading-edge educational training through workshops available to students and to the public during the anticipated convention.

Starting on Friday, January 18, staff from the Game Development department of Full Sail will be lending their talents to instruct workshops in Game Design, Game Development and Asset Production. Each area of instruction will have numerous courses designed to allow students to gain a fundamental understanding of video game development. “The focus of Otronicon is to bring the gaming industry to the community. Through the workshops, we are able to showcase all of the aspects of gaming and various jobs available through this business,” said Erik Noteboom, Director of Education for Digital Arts at Full Sail.

Also available during Otronicon are a wide variety of video game and simulation activities for individuals of all ages to experience, including playing Halo 3 on the Orlando Science Center Cinedome, learning to fly in a military simulator, and showing your skills on the large production Rock Band stage. A full list of Otronicon activities can be found at http://www.otronicon.org.

“Otronicon represents an industry that is continuously growing as it raises the bar on training and educational tools,” added Noteboom. “This is an opportunity for students and parents to learn of the career possibilities within the gaming industry, and it creates an increase in national attention for gaming while creating a stronger digital media element for Central Florida.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail’s 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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Full Sail Real World Education Announces the Educational Media Design and Technology Master’s Degree, Florida Educational Technology Conference to also Highlight Degree and Feature Full Sail

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) January 25, 2008

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) announces their Education Media Design and Technology (EMDT) Master’s Degree, a 12-month online program packed with cutting-edge curriculum and technology. This innovative, one-of-a-kind degree serves as one of two Master’s Degrees currently available to bring Full Sail’s total degree offerings to 13 within the entertainment media industry. The EMDT degree tailors to creating and developing future leaders in education and corporate training fields.

“A 21st century curriculum for the 21st century learner,” said Holly Ludgate, Ed.D, Full Sail’s Program Director for EMDT. The EMDT degree spans across several areas of technology, education, design, corporate training and theoretical perspectives through a custom-built learning management system.

“Whether your passion is in the K-12 setting as an educator, or a corporate trainer wanting to learn new strategies to engage your audience, this multi-faceted degree will provide a foundation necessary to meet the needs of the students and workers of today and tomorrow,” added Ludgate. “This degree will give you hands-on experience of creating, tailoring and implementing effective uses of technology in your workplace.”

Ludgate will be at the Flordia Educational Technology Conference (FETC) on behalf of Full Sail from January 22 – 25 at the Orange County Convention Center. The annual conference brings educators together to plan the future of technology for their schools and districts. “At FETC, educators are brought together to discuss how to bring the technology that students are using at home into the classroom,” said Ludgate. “Through the EMDT degree, educators will learn how to use the technology and implement it into their curriculum, and having the opportunity to discuss it with them first-hand is invaluable.”

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail’s 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of 13 degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information about Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

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Second Annual Pampered Pet Expo in Orlando — Florida’s Most Anticipated Pet Event Focuses on Education

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 10, 2009

Pet lovers across Central Florida will be flocking to the second annual Pampered Pet Expo at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center on August 7-9, 2009.

The Pampered Pet Expo is owned and produced by entrepreneurial sisters and animal lovers Joyce Perhac of ProShow Inc. and Janice Blasko of The Abbey Group. ProShow is a meeting and event-planning company owned by Perhac and based in Pittsburgh, Pa. The Abbey Group is an Orlando-based website development company owned by Blasko. Blasko also serves as President of a Central Florida animal rescue and education organization.

The event focuses on educating pet owners through fun classes and informative presentations, while offering a large pet vendor shopping area with products and services including food, clothing, spa products, beds, accessories, safety equipment, housing, toys and health care. The variety of free and low-cost seminar choices include: Red Cross Pet First Aid & CPR, Canine Behavior, DOGA (yoga with your dog), Animal Communication, How to Choose the Right Pet, Wildlife and Your Pets and many more. Tammy Roussin will be offering a seminar on “How to Build a Profitable Petsitting Business.” Roussin makes $ 100,000 a year as the owner of Absolutely Pampered Pets, a pet-sitting/dog walking business in St. Louis, MO and was recently featured in Parade Magazine’s 2009 Real People, Real Salaries. Professionals in their fields of expertise such as the Ask-a-Vet Center will be available for free consultations for guests.

Also spotlighted at the Expo is the Petfinder Adoption Center where Florida’s top local pet rescue organizations will be available to answer questions and showcase their adoptables in need of forever homes. These groups also provide guests an opportunity to volunteer their time and donate to help support these important community groups.

Entertainment includes acts such as the Disc-Connected K9s’, a professional, world famous frisbee dog touring show featuring rescued dogs performing cutting edge acrobatics who have appeared at NFL, MLB & NBA half-time shows, on ESPN, the CBS Morning News, USA Network, Animal Planet and more; the Swanky Pooch runway fashion show with plenty of doggie bling and ShowBirdz!; a parrot show featuring Teddy the rollerskating, basketball playing Cockatoo from ESPN Sports commercials and his pals and much more.

Expo sponsors and partners include Banfield, the Pet Hospital; PETSMART; Fizzion; Pet Planet Magazine; The New Barker; Center for Animal Therapies; PetAPotty; Faithful Friends; Park, Bark & Fly; Lake Howell Animal Clinic and Petfinder.com.

The Pampered Pet Expo is being held in the West Building, Hall D of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. Expo hours are from 4pm to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Daily adult admission is $ 10 in advance and $ 12 at the door. Children 10 and under are free. Parking at the Convention Center is $ 8 per car. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting http://www.PamperedPetExpo.com or by calling 800-249-3154. Due to the event’s location, the public is asked not to bring their pets.

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Pampered Pet Expo – Orlando Pet Parents Discover It’s All About Education at the Expo

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2009

When Tammy Roussin was working on her Doctorate in Business and Management Information Systems, she wasn’t picturing picking up dog poop for a living. But after a bad experience her beloved cocker spaniel had during a kennel stay, the idea for a pet sitting/dog walking business was formed. Nowadays, Tammy is occasionally laughed at and made fun of because she picks up dog poop, but she’ll gladly tell you that she’s the one who’s laughing because she pulls in a cool $ 100,000 a year as the owner of Pampered Pet LLC., a pet-sitting/dog walking business.

And if that doesn’t make you want to wag your tail, Pet Sitters International, the world’s largest education association for professional pet sitters, reported that more than 11% of their members have gross business revenues of $ 75,000 or more annually and several businesses report annual incomes of more than $ 1 million. Even amid the recession, the industry has been holding steady.

Tammy, who lives in St. Louis, MO will be a guest speaker at the Pampered Pet Expo, an event for Central Florida pet lovers being held August 7th – 9th, 2009 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Her seminar entitled “Build a Profitable Pet Sitting Business” will walk pet lovers through the details of setting up a pet sitting business. She’ll also be sharing her secrets to success, including having a positive attitude, the will to persevere and always having a smile on your face when talking on the phone.

This seminar is just one of the many education opportunities at the Pampered Pet Expo. The main focus of the event is to provide an array of fun classes and informative presentations geared to pet parents. The variety of free and low-cost sessions include: Red Cross Pet First Aid & CPR; Canine Behavior Basics; DOGA (yoga with your dog); 5 Keys to Successful Animal Communication; Traveling With Your Pets; When it Comes to Wildlife, What you Need to Know to Keep Your Pets Safe and many more.

In addition to classes, attendees can visit the Ask-a-Vet Center, talk to pet adoption groups, shop with local and national vendors of pet products and enjoy entertainment such as the K9′s in Flight Frisbee Air Dogs, the ShowBirdz! performing parrot show and the Swanky Pooch Fashion Show.

The Pampered Pet Expo is being held in the West Building, Hall D of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. Expo hours are from 4pm to 9pm on Friday, 10am to 7pm on Saturday and 10am to 5pm on Sunday. Daily adult admission is $ 10 in advance and $ 12 at the door. Friday evening is half-price. Children 10 and under are free. Parking at the Convention Center is $ 8 per car. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting http://www.PamperedPetExpo.com or by calling 800-249-3154. Due to the event’s location, the public is asked not to bring their pets.

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Santa Claus Gives Children a Love for Math, Says Whizz Education Expert

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) December 13, 2011

Getting kids excited about learning math is a gift that will last long after the holidays are over and Santa Claus can help, according to Kevin Judd, Vice President of Whizz Education, creator of the award-winning, online math tutor, Math-Whizz. Judd, a former math teacher and Curriculum Director, recommends that parents use Santa?s trip around the world to get their kids learning math at home and loving it. According to Judd, the following five ideas are almost as fun as a visit from Santa himself for elementary school age children:

1) Calculate the Revenue Santa Generates for the U.S. Postal Service

Letters to Santa help him know where to go and what to deliver. The United States Postal Service (USPS) estimates that it receives 1 million letters to Santa every year with 500,000 of those letters coming from New York, NY alone. Parents can work with their children to calculate the estimated $ 440,000 on stamps that children will spend sending their instructions to Santa.

Konica Minolta to Participate in the Florida Education Technology Conference

Ramsey, NJ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced its participation in the Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC), January 31 through February 3 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Exhibiting in Booth #363, Konica Minolta will showcase how its award-winning line of bizhub

Carson Dunlop Launches Seven New Continuing Education Courses for Real Estate Professionals

(PRWEB) November 18, 2011

Carson Dunlop Continuing Education launched seven new online educational courses to help real estate professionals meet their ongoing educational requirements. The richly illustrated courses provide real estate professionals with clear, simple information on how the major components of a home function and operate.

?Our philosophy of taking complex technical information and making it elegantly simple holds true for the seven new continuing education courses we released,? commented Brian Bell, Vice President of Business Development. ?Our continuing education course line-up of 19 strong, provides real estate professionals with the technical knowledge and expertise to better educate their customers when buying or selling a home.? added Mr. Bell.

The new courses offered by Carson Dunlop include:

Baker Electric Solar Adds Education Workshops to Father Joe?s Solar Project

Escondido, CA (PRWEB) August 09, 2011

Baker Electric Solar, a full-service solar integrator specializing in green technology design / build, engineering, financial analysis and installation, is pleased to describe how a renewable energy educational component was included during its Father Joe?s Villages

First Annual Clean the World Gala to Celebrate Soap Recycling Success in the Hospitality Industry and Promote Hygiene Education Worldwide

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 18, 2011

Clean the World Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that collects, recycles and distributes recycled hotel soaps and bottled amenities, is planning a celebration in November to draw attention to the power of soap as an aid to promoting hygiene health.

Some of the biggest names in the hospitality industry, the private sector and philanthropic endeavors are attending, including executives from The Walt Disney World Resorts, Caesars Entertainment, Marriott Vacation Club International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, and many more.

The First Annual Clean the World Gala will take place Saturday, November 5 at The Peabody Orlando. The luxury hotel was one of Clean the World’s first of more than 1,000 hotel partners to join the successful soap and bottled amenities recycling program that has helped boost sustainability and environmentally focused “green” initiatives for hotels and bed-and-breakfast properties throughout North America.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available to help raise funds for Clean the World Foundation, which has collected, recycled and distributed more than 8 million soap bars to children and families in need in the United States and more than 40 countries, including Haiti, Japan, Zimbabwe, Uganda, India, Honduras, Mexico and Albania. More information about sponsorships and details about the Gala may be found at this link.

The Gala, which is expected to attract approximately 1,200 attendees, will feature cultural dance troupes from several countries and continents that have received soaps from Clean the World, including Africa, Albania, Colombia, Haiti and the United States.

“This is a celebration of the people who are at the leading edge of our global hygiene revolution, and the cultures that benefit most from the generosity of our hospitality industry partners, supporters and friends,” says Shawn Seipler, co-founder and executive director at Clean the World. “Our efforts to promote proper hygiene education to stop the spread of preventable diseases would not be possible without the support and the utmost respect for the cultures and communities we serve around the globe.”

Fundraising for the Clean the World Foundation is essential to help broaden the reach of the soap recycling efforts worldwide and get soaps and hygiene-related products in the hands of the people who need them most. Medical research studies have shown that simple hand washing with soap can help prevent hygiene related deaths by more than 60 percent, yet there are communities around the world in which soap is such a valuable commodity that hygiene is considered a luxury, not a necessity.

Each day, 9,000 children around the world die from diseases such as acute respiratory illness and diarrheal diseases that can be prevented by washing with bar soap. These are the top two killers of children under the age of 5. Clean the World Foundation has a mission to provide soap where needed to help improve hygiene and sanitation conditions, to lessen the impact of disease, and to promote better hygiene and living conditions worldwide.

And there is an environmentally friendly mission as well. Clean the World has partnered with more than 1,000 hotel properties in North America to provide soaps and bottled amenities to people in need. While doing so, the organization has also fulfilled a valuable environmental mission by diverting an estimated 550 tons of hotel waste from polluting landfills in the United States and Canada.

“This is such a tremendous organization that should be on the short list for business partners and philanthropists everywhere,” says Gregg Herning, vice president of sales and marketing at Peabody Hotels and event chair of the First Annual Clean the World Gala. “We’re doing our part to bring attention to their good works, but we know the real benefits will be realized by the improved health of people who receive these soaps and go on to lead healthier, happier lives.”

About Clean the World Global LLC

Clean the World Global LLC is a social enterprise committed to saving lives and protecting our planet. It offers sustainable, socially responsible, and charitable programs and services to the international hospitality community. Clean the World Foundation Inc. is the 501 (c) (3) charitable arm of Clean the World. Clean the World Foundation Inc. executes its mission of saving millions of lives around the globe by leading a global hygiene revolution to distribute recycled soap and hygiene products to children and families suffering from high death rates due to the top two killers of children worldwide – acute respiratory infection (pneumonia) and diarrheal diseases (cholera). For more information visit: http://www.cleantheworld.org. Text CLEAN to 20222 to donate $ 10 to help Clean the World.

About The Peabody Orlando

The Peabody Orlando, opened in November 1986, is a staple in the Orlando-area convention and tourism industry and famous for its Peabody Ducks. The hotel has received the prestigious Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rating for 22 consecutive years. Located directly across from and adjacent to the Orange County Convention Center and in the heart of the International Drive entertainment district, The Peabody Orlando currently offers 1,641 ultra-luxurious guestrooms, 300,000 total square feet of state-of-the-art, flexible function space, a 22,000-square-foot, full-service spa, salon and fitness center and ten delectable dining and entertainment options. Peabody Hotels, comprising The Peabody Orlando, The Peabody Memphis and The Peabody Little Rock (all Forbes Travel Guide Four Star rated hotels) is a division within the portfolio Peabody Hotel Group of Memphis, Tennessee. To learn more, please visit http://www.PeabodyOrlando.com, connect on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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Deltak Engages in Study to Improve Student Learning Outcomes in Online Higher Education

Willowbrook, IL (PRWEB) November 2, 2010

Deltak’s Chief Learning Officer, Rob Schnieders, has authored a white paper discussing the importance of measuring student learning outcomes and using those measurements as a means of continuous improvement in higher education. The paper also includes details about a program Deltak is engaging in with one of its partner schools to develop and implement a system to accomplish just that.

The white paper, titled “Measuring Student Success: The Importance of Developing and Implementing Student Learning Outcomes for Continuous Improvement in Higher Education”, will be available at this week’s 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning where Deltak will be exhibiting. Deltak’s Director of Online Learning, David Migliorese, will be in attendance to discuss the details of the paper as well as other ways Deltak is working to further its history of innovations in the online higher education industry.

As Deltak’s Chief Learning Officer, Schnieders leads the Deltak Academic Services group and works with partners and Deltak Partnership Operations to create innovative, high quality online learning experiences for our partners. Schnieders and Deltak have engaged in this initiative because, according to Schnieders, “As educators, we always need to be asking, ‘How can we ensure that our programs are meeting the needs of students and preparing them for future success in education and careers?’ The challenge”, he says, “is creating authentic systems of assessment that can be utilized by students, faculty, and university administration to determine whether students are acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills. Implementing solutions like Learning Outcomes Management provides an opportunity to align performance objectives and to analyze student performance to drive a continuous cycle of performance improvement.”

To receive a copy of the white paper, please visit booth 619 at the Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning taking place November 3-5, 2010 at The Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The white paper will also be available for download at http://www.deltak-innovation.com/resources.asp beginning Tuesday, November 2, 2010.

Rob Schnieders is the Chief Learning Officer at Deltak, leading the Academic Services group. Prior to joining Deltak, Rob was the Director of National Engagement at the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute. Rob was also the founder and CEO of AHA! interactive and was a manager in Accenture’s performance and learning practice. Rob received his Master’s in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University where he is also a member of the adjunct faculty for the Master of Science in Learning & Organizational Change program.

About Deltak edu, Inc.

Deltak has been an industry leader and innovator in higher education and online learning for more than 12 years. Through collaborative partnerships, Deltak works with colleges and universities to expand the reach of their master’s, doctoral, and bachelor’s degree programs, bringing the unique mission of each partner institution to new audiences and increasing both enrollments and revenue. Deltak’s partners benefit from their expertise and capabilities in market strategy, operational management, marketing, student recruitment, student retention services, faculty support, and online course development. Together, Deltak and its partners innovate to succeed in an increasingly competitive and dynamic higher education market. Visit http://www.Deltak-Innovation.com for additional information about Deltak.

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