by Aisha Taylor
There are a few things that everyone engaged in the discussion of the numbers of women choosing STEM careers consistently get wrong. Here are four things that all of us—women and men alike—can do to be more inclusive and encourage women to enter and stay involved in STEM fields.
As mobile devices, apps, and other new learning tools have become available, so has the demand for education to teach learning professionals how to use them. What should you know if you are interested in an online degree or certificate in instructional design? If you need more focused skill development, are there options that require less time and lower investment? Here are some answers!
by Mark Lassoff
A meeting with a client 10 years ago provides a key—and unfortunately typical—example of some of the assumptions that result in a hostile environment for women in tech. But there are more sources, as this article points out. Where do we start changing the assumptions, and why is it important to make the changes? Here are some of the places and reasons to begin. Don’t be left behind.
by Nic Laycock
Over the last two years, Nokia Networks (formerly Nokia Solutions and Networks) has changed ownership, changed its name (twice), and struggled with turnaround as they dealt with serious changes in their competitive situation. And they are succeeding, in part thanks to imaginative use of eLearning that supported company leadership in leading change. Read about it here!
by News Editor
The eLearning Guild has released the 2015 Global eLearning Salary & Compensation Report. Based on data from more than 5,000 Guild members, the average base salary of an eLearning employee is $78,310. Make the most of new resources in the report to start your own research, access the Guild’s salary calculator, and develop an action plan to prepare for—and succeed in—future negotiations.
While the tech and gaming industries are notorious for their gender bias and harassment issues, the learning industry has much more female representation and leadership. In many organizations, female executives are common in HR and training. Our field should have no problem with gender bias, but it does. Here is a look at the issue, and what we can do about it.
by Bill Brandon
Both human resources and learning and development are evolving, but at different speeds in different organizations: some quickly, some not so much. We hope they are becoming more strategic and more relevant, but how can we be sure we are doing the right things to make it so? This interview with Gene Pease offers an introduction to an evolving science and the analytics that are so important.
by Nic Laycock
DisasterReady.org is a newcomer to the global aid effort, born out of the need to rapidly train aid workers being deployed to the Pakistan floods of 2010. Today, over 40,000 aid workers from 190 countries have accessed the DisasterReady.org learning portal to enhance their preparedness for whatever assignment comes next. Meet the Director of this amazing three- person organization.