Unmasking the Hidden Costs of Curation for Learning

The Business of Learning
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An Explanation of the Curation Gap   Anyone else remember when a Curator was either a rather cultured and mysterious figure who worked at the cold sterile museums you were forced to visit as part of a school field trip or perhaps, more vividly, an unmasked villain at the end of a Scooby Doo cartoon? […]

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Certified has Become the Name of the Game in the Automotive Industry

Workforce Development
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Manufacturers and car dealerships recognize the importance of the driver-technician relationship as it relates to the repeat buying of a brand. That’s why those who sell cars and trucks often go to great lengths to promote the competence of their service departments and technicians. Today, “certified” is the buzzword dealers use to convey excellence in […]

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Mobile Divorces Flash…And What It Means For Training

Technology & Learning
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It’s no secret that HTML5 has taken over when it comes to digital content development for mobile devices. In November of 2011, Adobe announced that it would no longer continue to develop their Flash Player for mobile device browsers. What does this mean for training professionals? It means that anyone developing eLearning content intended for […]

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Why the Oil & Gas Industry Needs New Models of Training – Fast

The Business of Learning
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The phrase “failure is not an option” is often used to convey the importance of the task at hand. However, when you take the time to think about it, failure is not an option that someone would consciously choose, but rather the potential result when the person or team is not fully prepared to execute […]

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Training: The Key to Keeping Competitive Dealerships at Bay

Workforce Development
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One of the more interesting aspects of going through the car buying process is how the sales people always want to tell you about the dealership’s great service department. Terms such as award winning, 5-star rating and state-of-the-art facilities are often thrown around to describe the level of service that you can expect when you […]

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Standardized Variation – The Key to Multilingual Training

Technology & Learning
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While “Standardized Variation” may sound like an oxymoron, it may also hold the key to effective multilingual training. The topic has emerged as an important consideration for trainers when  developing a standardized course master that ensures consistency across the entire training population, while also accommodating the appropriate cultural variations of local audiences. Too much standardization […]

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Five Olympic-Sized Training Lessons for Corporations

The Business of Learning
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As an avid watcher of both the summer and winter Olympic Games, I often find myself inspired by the stories of these athletes and the sacrifices they make in order to realize their dreams of someday becoming Olympic champions. For training experts, the games also represent an opportunity to explore the traits that make people […]

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