MOOC and Beyond
There’s no question that one of the most exciting aspects of MOOCs is that they, by nature, can be accessed by anyone with Internet access – which means less unequal opportunity to access quality content. The “Future of Storytelling” course, iversity’s most popular course so far (which I’m also taking), for example, has over 80...
ByAyako Ezaki | December 02, 2013
Responsible Tourism Day Highlights: WTM London Report
The World Travel Market (WTM), a leading international tourism industry exhibition, offered opportunities to learn about responsible tourism, through discussions on critical issues related to the tourism industry's footprint and various social events showcasing innovative ideas and inspirations for tourism professionals.
ByTrainingAid | November 13, 2013
Ecotourism Destinations in Europe: EuroEco 2013 Conference
The European Ecotourism Conference, which was held in Poiana Brașov, Romania, from 23-25 October 2013, gathered together ecotourism practitioners and experts from across the region to discuss the current challenges and future opportunities for ecotourism standards, destinations, and businesses in Europe.
ByAyako Ezaki | November 11, 2013
European Ecotourism Conference: Romania, 23-25 October 2013
The second European Ecotourism Conference (Poiana Brașov, Romania, 23-25 October 2013), organized by the Association of Ecotourism in Romania and partners, brings together ecotourism practitioners from across the continent and beyond, with the goal of addressing key questions around European ecotourism standards, European...
ByAyako Ezaki | September 18, 2013
World Responsible Tourism Day at WTM London, 06 Nov 2013
WTM World Responsible Tourism Day is being held as part of the World Travel Market (WTM). Staged annually in London, WTM is a four-day business-to-business event for the travel and tourism industry, presenting a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors.
ByTrainingAid | September 12, 2013
Training Report: Travelife Vocational Training on Sustainability in Tourism
Earlier this month, the TrainingAid team participated in the training sessions organized by Travelife, focusing on sustainability practices in the tourism industry (Sept 2-4, 2013, Monnickendam). In attendance were representatives of associations, vocational schools and educational institutions (from Croatia, Finland, Germany,...
ByAyako Ezaki | September 10, 2013
Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013
TrainingAid will be attending the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya. The ESTC, organized by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), is a unique annual conference focused on the advancement of sustainability goals for the tourism industry.
The Role of Online Training in Human Capital Development
It is safe to say that in the development world human capital development (HCD) is generally considered important for achieving sustained growth and sustainable results. What does it really mean to invest in people, and how can such an “investment” make a measurable impact? Human capital refers to the skills, ability, and...
Storytelling in Learning: Training Buzz on Social Media
Storytelling can be used as an effective training method, but it can only be effective when it’s done well. We’re following and finding great ideas and tips on storytelling from these experts. While many social posts you find about #storytelling techniques and methods may be primarily about marketing, branding and PR strategies...
Tourism for Sustainable Development: Networking Event for Tourism and Development Leaders?
In Europe alone, there are an estimated 70,000 plus organizations (civil society, government and private sector) engaged in the international development field*. On the one hand, this is great news; so many organizations around the world are investing in social good and are working in what could be broadly defined as the field...