Throughout the month of April we are offering free training on the Rise Vision Platform. Each day we focus on a different topic to help you understand the flexibility of the content management tool.
- Monday – we focus on the basics of how to create a presentation.
- Tuesday – the training is geared towards system administrators
- Wednesday – users are introduced to 15 different free content gadgets and how to configure them
- Thursday – we concentrate on our premium gadgets designed for specialized applications.
If you are a current user looking to get more out of your existing displays or if you are considering adding digital displays and you want to get a few lessons please signup by viewing our full schedule.
You may have heard about Morningstar Direct, widely used by institutional investors for security selection and portfolio analysis.
Did you also know they have an academic program to help your students practice investment analysis and portfolio management? Not only will the platform help advance your curriculum but certification on Morningstar Direct will help your graduates strengthen their resumes.
This Friday (April 20th) at 1pm Central they will be holding a live demonstration. Register for free at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/501436062 and learn how Morningstar Direct will support your academic research, financial trading labs, and student-managed funds.
Putting a Sports Ticker or Stock Ticker in your business can help create a unique and attention getting environment. What really makes today’s tickers stand out is they have evolved to full color (16.7 million color shades) and have become graphical. Instead of just showing a team name or a cryptic exchange symbol now you can insert a vibrant team or company logo to visually connect with your audience.
Our LED Tickers come ready to go with sports logos for all professional teams (NHL, NBA, MLB, and NFL) along with NCAA Division I logos for basketball and football programs. We also have logos for all the popular stocks that make up the Dow 30 and S&P 100 constituents.
You can also create your own graphics (.bmps) to insert into your ticker to add color to your promotions. If you are looking for help creating logos for your display we recommend checking out www.tickermedia.com. They have done extensive work understanding the color palette and building logos that look good within the confines of 24 and 32 pixels of resolution.
Last week several enhancements to the Rise Vision Platform were released to improve the user experience.
Here is a quick recap of what’s new:
- Spreadsheet Gadget - now you can use swipe to navigate on touch screens and format your content to scroll as a “ticker”.
- Sports Scroller – enhance your presentation with a scrolling sports ticker.
- Directory Gadget - even more control and flexibility when creating interactive directories
- List Improvements – now you can easily sort through lists of displays, presentations, users and more with more advanced search functionality
If you want to give it a try for yourself go ahead and get started for free – all you need is a Google Account.
Want the full tour? We have daily training throughout the month of April – sign up here.
If you have a Finance Lab and want to learn more about utilizing simulations – check out the academic workshop organized by Bruce Weber and Richard Jakotowicz from Lerner College, Robert Schwartz from Baruch College and Gregory Sipress from TraderEx.
The event will be held at the Exelon Trading Center at Lener College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware on Friday, May 18th.
Markets lie at the heart of economic activity. Their operations are exciting to study, but in many classes they are simply taken to be perfectly liquid, frictionless environments.
To date, the vast potential of educational trading rooms to demonstrate economic concepts has remained largely untapped.
The seminar will address these issues with the objective of injecting more excitement and real world relevance into our classes. Trading simulation software will be used to show how students can learn more about market operations by being placed in a ′′live′′ (albeit simulated) marketplace where they submit orders, discover prices, trade, and are assessed by rigorous performance measures. Live markets can illustrate concepts such as demand curves, reservation prices, market imperfections, and consumer/producer surplus.
- 8:30 Registration & Coffee
- 9:00 Welcoming Remarks
- 9:15 Sparking Excitement about Economics
- 9:30 Labs and Simulations as Learning Tools
- 10:00 Introduction to TraderEx
- 10:30 Coffee Break
- 11:00 The Economic Structure of an Order Driven Market: Simulation
- 12:30 Lunch
- 1:15 From Demand Curves to Market Outcomes: A Microstructure Application
- 2:00 The Economic Structure of a Call Auction: Discussion and Simulation
- 3:00 Seminar Ends
Want to Register? Send an email to Wendy Holmes firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.