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Learning Should Be Dope

When I say that learning should be dope, I mean dope as it is defined to be “outstanding” or “excellent”! However, the neurotransmitter dopamine also has something to do with it!

Many of us realize the importance of actively engaging participants in learning activities. It has been proven that participatory learner-centered training results in better learning, transfer and retention. We know this because researchers as well as trainers have experienced and observed these positive results.

Those of us in the accelerated learning field who focus on engaging as many of our participants’ senses as possible in selected learning activities ascribe the effectiveness of our training to the creation of a “whole body” learning experience that stimulates the emotions.

If we are familiar with the Triune Brain model, we are aware that the memory is lodged in the limbic system, which processes emotions. The memory is therefore grounded in our emotions.

But there is another deeper factor that explains why learning and retention are increased when we emotionally engage participants: learning is dope!

By this I mean that research has discovered that the neurotransmitter dopamine plays a critical role in learning.

Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that is produced when we experience a pleasing reward. According to Dr. Martha Burns, dopamine is the “save button” in the brain.

The following information is drawn from her article: Dopamine and Learning: What The Brain’s Reward Center Can Teach Educators:

“When dopamine is present during an event or experience, we remember it; when it is absent, nothing seems to stick.

There are actually some regions of the brain that increase our motivation and interest in activities. Often referred to collectively as the reward center, the regions are activated by dopamine. And the more motivated and interested we are in an activity, the more dopamine is released and the better we remember it.

The reward center helps us to stay focused and repeat activities that were reinforced through positive outcomes – whether it is finding and returning to a location where good things happened in our life or just remembering interesting information. “

Dr. Burns believes trainers can keep high dopamine levels in our participants’ brains when we make sure that our training is “New, Exciting and Rewarding (NEAR).”

We make learning “dope” when we use participatory, accelerated and self-discovery learning activities. And that is why our learner-centered training results in such effective learning and retention.

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Rethinking Bloom’s Taxonomy

This article is not so much about rethinking Bloom’s Taxonomy of Behavioral Learning Objectives- but instead about realizing that my understanding (and therefore explanation) of the difference between Bloom’s cognitive levels of Analysis and Evaluation had become muddled.

It took a scientist in a Dubai train the trainer program to point out that the learning levels of Analysis and Evaluation can be very easily distinguished from each other:

The “Analysis” learning level requires viewing a topic or situation from a variety of perspectives. This can include categorizing, sorting, and breaking something down into its component parts.

The “Evaluation” learning level requires applying criteria to make a judgment. There is an assessment that occurs to determine if a topic or a situation satisfactorily or unsatisfactorily meets set standards or requirements.

This clarification occurred following a discussion of a case study.

The case study involved the following scenario:

The trainer went through the participant manual page by page, identifying important information that had already been covered in earlier sessions. He also identified exceptions to general rules, some of which he indicated were less likely to arise on the job. This overview lasted two hours. It became apparent from the participants’ responses that they had forgotten a great deal of the information.

There were two case study questions:

1. Is learning likely to occur in this session? Why or why not?

2. What should the trainer do differently, if anything?

After we debriefed their analyses, I asked the participants what level of learning I wanted them to achieve when I chose to use the case study.

Since to my mind they had analyzed the case, I expected that they would respond that my desired learning level was “Analysis.” Indeed, many of the participants indicated that the case helped them to achieve the “Analysis” learning level.

However, there was a wiser participant who responded that “Evaluation” was the desired learning level.

I was surprised and asked him what brought him to that conclusion.

He explained that the only way that the participants in my class could judge “if learning was likely to occur ” in the case study scenario was by applying the criteria for effective training techniques, based on adult learning principles.

He was absolutely right.

Because of his comments that day, we all gained a better understanding of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

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Guide to Write and Submit a Conference Paper

A conference is rightly described as a think tank of both experts and novices where people gather to share the ideas they have developed. If you come and think about it, a conference is probably one of the best platforms for putting forward an idea which is to be evaluated by the world.

The World is your Audience: The conferences that are organised around the world each year on various topics are usually on a global scale and people from different organizations around the world usually take an interest in the same. Even if it is not attended by people around the world, they can catch up on it on the virtual world thanks to the various social media sites available. When you have worked hard to develop an idea, you will obviously want a large audience to showcase the idea to.

What can have a larger gathering with an interest in your topic than the conference itself? You will be able to put forward your idea in front of your peers from various parts of the world as well as people who are experts on the topic your have been studying. Thus a conference is one of the best platforms for bringing forth your ideas.

Consulting the Experts: The panel of judges in a particular conference or the keynote speaker or the panellists are all experts in the field which is the topic of the conference. Getting their insight on your idea will obviously prove to be an experience of a lifetime for the researchers. Conference brings you this excellent opportunity.

As you are showcasing your idea in front of the pioneers of your field they are evaluating your idea and if you are lucky enough, they will also provide you with the input of their own idea into yours. Apart from making you a richer person all together, this will also help you to improve your idea and if luck favours, they just might adapt your idea on a global scale. This is why most of the researchers eagerly wait for the conference of their choice to put forward their idea in front of general people.

Industrial Adaptation: Money is what everyone seeks. The purpose of using it may vary from person to person but the basic need of it remains constant at all time. Most of the conferences, be it academic or industrial, are visited by either the owners or the staff of the major industries who are looking for talented individuals who will help them to enhance the image and performance as well as the reputation of the company. When you are presenting your idea in front of such a group of people, your idea just might be liked by them and they will be willing to hire your or buy your idea for their company so that they can use it for their own benefit to gain more customers for their company.

 

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Tradeshow And Expo Management Services

Planning a tradeshow and expo is not an easy task. You will need a lot of time and resources to organize a successful event. If you are running out of time and want to organize a successful tradeshow and expo, hire the services of a professional.

There are many companies who offer full and partial services, from registrations to complete planning and management. Whether you want to organize it at a full-scale or as a component of a larger conference, the skills, experience and expertise of these professionals will help you in organizing your event. Here are some of the important services a professional can offer you:

– Planning and Consultation – A professional company will sit with you to discuss and make a detailed plan, keeping in mind all the aspects to help you in organizing a successful tradeshow and expo. They have the required experience and knowledge about the resources required and the types of problems faced during the course of an event.

– Site Inspection – These companies know all the possible sites to organize such an event. You can discuss with them if you have any specific requirements about the size and the location of the venue. They will inspect the site personally to prepare a plan for how to design it according to your requirement.

– Tradeshow Theme and Design – Professional companies have the experience of organizing such events day in and day out. They can suggest you various themes and designs according to the purpose of your event.

– Registration – Tradeshow and expo registration management is a very important service provided by these professionals. Most companies these days use online registration systems which make the registration process simple and convenient for both the organizer and the attendee. They ensure that all the people who have registered get timely notifications about the event and that all the payments have been collected and receipts mailed to them.

– Marketing – Only organizing an event is not important, it is also important to properly market it to attract exhibitors and attendees. These companies adopt all the ways to properly market all the important details about your event to generate a curiosity among people.

– Floor Management – They have the ability and the resources required to custom design the site according to your requirements. They take full care of getting proper booth equipment and furniture, carpet

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Benefits of Machine Vision Systems

Nowadays, machine vision is a common technology that allows the automation of different production units. Moreover, the inline inspection helps cut down on the cost of production, reduce costs and boost customer satisfaction. Apart from this, it’s important for the batch and product integrity. In this article, we are going to take a look at some common benefits of the machine vision systems.

With the right type of optics, lighting and camera system, this technology offers a great solution for even a challenging inspection at high speeds. This is what makes this technology an ideal choice for product units where inspection is of paramount importance.

Apart from this, there are strict requirements for specific compliance-oriented systems. They have high standards. Therefore, there is a need of a vision system that can offer a great solution to meet these standards.

Improved Product Quality

With machine vision technology, manufacturers are in a much better position to ensure 100% quality checks through powerful camera systems. Therefore, all of the batches can be checked for defects during the process of production without any interruption. So, quick inspection can help product superior quality products in addition to reduce waste in the process.

We know improving product quality is one of the most important things for any business that produces products.

Reduced Cost of Production

With the installation of a vision inspection system, it’s possible to remove defective parts in the beginning of the process. Since defective pieces don’t go to the next stages in the process, no further costs incur.

Instead, the faulty products can be sent back to the production process, which can help save a lot of material. At this step, the defective units can be rectified in order to boost system availability and productivity.

With a visual inspection system, it’s possible to improve product quality while reducing costs and preventing fines, recalls and negative publicity. By reducing the production cost, manufacturers can sell their products at lower prices, which can helps boost positive competition among different players in the industry.

Error Proofing

Often, complex processes are more prone to different types of errors that the human eye can’t detect. On the other hand, machine vision can eradicate the likelihood of misassembled products.

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10 Benefits of an Automated Inspection System

Quality assurance is the number one priority of any manufacturing business be it small or large. The reason is that customers won’t be satisfied if the product they buy doesn’t meet their needs or wants. Therefore, it’s important that the products should be checked for any defects or errors before they are sent to customers.

Production centers can make use of different inspection methods in order to ensure each product is checked for quality standards. These days, visual inspection machines are quite popular for inspection. In this article, we are going to take a look at some common benefits of automated inspection.

Reduced Costs

With an automated inspection system, manufacturers can earn higher returns on their investment dollars as the amount of waste can be reduced significantly. The reason is that each item is inspected through a computer system. Therefore, the inspection is done fast without leaving a lot of room for error.

Error Reduction

We know that human error is not avoidable as far as big production runs are concerned. If a lot of errors are left behind, manufacturers will have to suffer a lot of loss because of scrapped materials, extra cost for the provision of support, and so on.

By reducing the error rates, business owners can save a lot of money. And they can spend this money again to expand their business further.

Higher Accuracy

We know that computer-based machines are thousands of times faster than humans. Since a machine vision system is programmed to do a task repeatedly, it can’t leave behind a lot of errors. And this increases efficiency of the inspection process. This is another great benefit of the system.

Higher Overall Efficiency

Since a visual inspection system can work in the place of employees, business owners can use the services of those employees in other departments, such as planning, assisting or processing. Again, this adds to the overall efficiency of the entire production process.

Reputation

Since an automated inspection machine can prevent the production of substandard products, you can preserve and build your reputation over time. We know that prevention is the best practice.

Satisfied Customers

Since inspected products are free of defects, they can meet the needs of most customers. Therefore, customers are always happy. And we know that a happy customer is a repeat buyer.

Reduced Re-shipping Costs

Since most customers will be happy with their purchase, manufacturers can enjoy reduced re-shipping costs. In other words, no substandard product will be shipped to customers.

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Masala Tea Sachets

We, the people of Chaikapi have been scaling heights in the industry as a manufacturer & exporter of Instant Tea for several years. We laid our foundation stone with a singular goal in mind to offer the best of refreshing tea premixes at competitive prices to worldwide customers. Today, thanks to our passion and hard work, we have emerged as a successful company in manufacturing instant tea.

As instant tea manufacturer we offer tea made with extreme care by our professionals from ground tea leaves. The bio-active compounds present in the tea leaves remain intact in the final drink, which therefore is quite nutrient rich. Refreshing and healthy, this instant tea has everything you need for boosting your health in the form of a simple and easy-to-fix drink. Thus, the instant tea powder can be an excellent alternative to other beverages thus we offer you Chaikapi’s Masala Tea Premix Sachets which would warm up the chill on shivering winter days, while giving yourself a refreshing breeze to yourself on summer days by providing a fresh bit to your taste buds. We offer you the best quality tea powder mix made from the liquor extracted with extra care from tea leaves.

Chaikapi also brings you the opportunity to make you work on yourself with an easier feeling during this quarantined season. As WHO says, working all the time and no relaxation could be dangerous for your health, and staying out of home could also be risky now, Chaikapi brings to you their range of instant tea premix powder sachets to provide you a moment of refreshment during your long days at work, and to make your boring days at home a little bit of fun. Chaikapi requests to you to stay at home and spend quality time with your family and as long as it is concerned with the grandeur of tea, Chaikapi would take care of your taste buds providing you the best quality tea sachets.

Satisfying blend of soothing tea with a touch of masala surrounds you with its aroma once consumed. These masala sachets by Chaikapi also helps you to reduce your stress after a long hectic day at work, this helps you in your boring days by giving with its taste which leads you to be energetic on your dull days. Smooth on the palate with an appeasing lemony note, finishes with a balance of a sweetly-sour after-taste. This is a premix powder sachet, just add your own way of serving and enjoy!

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Working From Home

If you know me, you’ll know that I am a person that needs people — I have often referred to myself as ‘short attention span,’ as constant human interaction and distraction is needed for me to function.

Although I survived Day 1 of WFH (working from home), I can tell you it wasn’t easy. Starting out on Day 2, I have compiled a list of items that will (hopefully) get me through the next few weeks and may even help others as well!

 

  1. Keep your routine. I normally wake up between 4:00 – 4:30 am and start the day. Clearly, I don’t work out — but I do consume loads of coffee, review the emails that came in overnight, and watch the news on TV.
  2. Don’t change your work start time. I typically leave the house by 6 am, so now that there is zero commute time, I come into my home office and start my day at 6:30 (and just think of all the extra coffee I can consume during the non-commute!).
  3. STAY CONNECTED! During the workday, stay in contact with co-workers and management. Since this is shaping up to be the ‘new normal,’ in order to be effective in your job you will need to collaborate with others… whether it be a phone call, email, or a chat session with team members.
  4. Focus. Being at home has its distractions, like a garbage truck going by, dogs barking, or a bird fluttering outside your window. Regardless of the distraction, it is important to focus on your job. What works for me is compiling a daily list of ‘need to get done today’ items. Although work-related distractions will inevitably happen (the impromptu meetings or screen shares), you will at least have your daily short list of items to bring you back to the tasks at hand.
  5. Lunch. I am not a lunch (or breakfast, for that matter) person, but being at home and knowing that there is food available makes me want to eat lunch! It isn’t all bad, though. Getting away from your desk for the 15 or so minutes is a great way to clear your mind and feed your belly. And if you throw a load of laundry in at that time? Score!
  6. Setting your end time. The beauty of working from home is not having to travel, and without the commute I always feel that I can work a little longer and get more done. That is a perk, but don’t go crazy. By that, I mean if you hear the 10 pm news from another room, you may want to cut back a bit. Set an alarm on your phone for your ‘ideal’ end time… for me, it is set for
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Help You Maintain Your Automatic Coiling Spring Machine

The use of a coiling spring machine offers a lot of benefits. For example, they can be used for the mass production of springs. Apart from this, you can design and make different types of spring coilers. However, if you want these machines to keep working for you, make sure that you take the right steps to take good care of them. In other words, you need to take the right steps for their regular maintenance. In this article, we are going to share with you a few tips that will help you maintain your machines.

Educate the Operators

Since there are different types of these units, you need to follow the relevant manuals in order to educate the operators. What you need to do is make sure that each operator knows how to use the machine properly. Both manual and digital machines require you to follow different user manuals.

It is better that you hire professionals who have experience in this department. So, if you can afford to hire these profession, it is worth the money you are going to pay.

Follow a Cleaning Schedule

Just like other machines, spring making machines may also get damaged if exposed to dirt, water and dust. Therefore, you may want to follow a regular cleaning schedule. The fact of the matter is that cleaning the components of these machines is of paramount importance. Some common components that require regular cleaning include block guide, cutter, feed rollers, wire guides, and coiling points.

You may want to be careful when cleaning these components. After all, you don’t want to end up damaging something. It is even better if you hire the services of an expert cleaning. Ideally, the cleaning should be done every 2 to 3 months.

Follow the Manuals

Performance specifications refer to the maximum production capacity of the unit. Therefore, it is not a good idea to force the machine beyond the capacity it is designed for. In other words, you need to follow the specifications of the machines when it comes to producing your desired number of springs. So, you may not want to overuse the unit.

Perform Fluid Analysis

It is important to keep in mind that spring coiling machines are quite reliable. These heavy duty units have special fluids in them. You need to analyse these fluids on a regular basis as part of your maintenance schedule. You you may not want to rely on your guesswork only.

Different types of machines used different types of fluids, such as lubricating oil and coolants. For the identification of viscosity and contaminants, different types of tests are performed.

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6 Tips to Help You Choose a Spring Making Machine

If you are looking to choose your desired spring making machine, we suggest that you follow the 6 tips given in this article. By keeping these tips in mind, it will be a lot easier for you to make the best decision and go for a unit that can satisfy your business needs. Read on to find out more.

1. Consider your Needs

Based on the type of products you make, you should go for the right unit. For instance, if you deal in torsion springs and circlips, we suggest that you go for the CNC universal spring units. They are also known as eight-jaw spring machines.

On the other hand, if you make compression springs, you can buy a computerized spring machine. For a wire-forming product, a camless unit is a better choice.

2. Consider the Development Stages

Based on the development stages, you can go for the right product. For instance, a simple unit can do the job. On the other hand, you should go for high-end units for other stages. The idea is to get the most out of your machines.

3. Scale Strength Cooperation

Typically, the scale strength is indicative of the brand quality. So, you should go with a manufacturer that offers the scale strength cooperation. These days, there is a lot of competition between different manufacturers. However, every brand comes with its own set of characteristics. Therefore, you should consider the manufacturer when it comes to looking for your desired equipment.

4. Market Share and Reputation

Ideally, you should choose a brand that enjoys a high market share and a great reputation. It’s better to choose a brand that has been passed after a market inspection process. Apart from this, there is no other way in order to perform the quality evaluation of the unit.

If you have some friends who use a specific brand, you can ask them for recommendations. They can tell you if the brand is working for them.

5. After-Sales Service

You may also want to consider the after-sales service of the manufacturer. It is a great indicator of the manufacturer’s strength. Today, the importance of good after-sales service is even higher. Therefore, you may want to buy a machine from a provider that can help you in case something goes wrong with the machine.

6. Feasibility of the Unit

Lastly, make sure that the machine has gone through a feasibility test. It will assure that the product is working fine. After all, these machines can offer high speed and better stability than those that are not tested.