Archive for 2017


Why Organizations Need Critical Thinking Training

Workforce Development
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As professionals in the workplace, we are educated, experienced, and successful. So the notion that we might benefit from training in thinking seems superfluous at best. More likely, we are offended at the suggestion. Why, then, do so many people who undergo such training rave about the gains? Because they learn that despite our accumulated [...]
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Technical Questions to Ask Before Designing Micro-learning for Success

Technology & Learning
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Micro-learning is hot! Creating smaller nuggets of learning information has been a hot trend over the past couple years. In a recent Training Industry research survey, the majority of organizations, 60%, said they believe micro-learning can improve the efficiency and application of their training initiatives. Companies are developing this method of learning with both great [...]
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xAPI: NOT FOR DUMMIES

Technology & Learning
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Starting the Journey The xAPI learning concept is a simple concept of actor – verb – object: I did this.  It can be very powerful but putting this new learning standard into practice is not for "Dummies". The evolution from SCORM to xAPI appears logical and simple but also has to include governance standards and [...]
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So Flash is really going away. What do we do with our learning content?

Technology & Learning
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If you have not already begun to migrate your courses from Flash to HTML5, you may want to ask for help in catching up. Time is running out to convert all your favorite learning content so they will continue to run in modern browsers and connect with LMS and other tracking technologies. Let’s face it. [...]
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The Challenges of Delivering Learning in Volatile Times

Workforce Development
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Did you know that company life spans are shrinking? I came across a study[1] the other day showing that large corporations have a one-in-three chance of going out of business in the next five years. Why are so many companies not making it into middle, let alone, old age? There are all sorts of reasons, [...]
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Adapting and Aligning Learning Strategy to Avert a Crisis

The Business of Learning
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Learning Crisis Successful leaders use their experience and best practices to develop competitive business strategies for profitable growth. Why then, do over 90% of organizations miss the direct connection between business performance and learning effectiveness? In a recent Bersin study[i], a major finding was.., “L&D functions in most organizations are in crisis. L&D leaders feel [...]
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