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by David Kelly

Language is powerful, and context is important. Carefully choosing our words and how we use them can directly impact the quality of gender-relations. But language goes far beyond the way it shapes interactions; it shapes the way we think. Here are some thoughts on labeling behaviors, not persons, and the role of leaders.

Column   |   May 21, 2015
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Topics Covered: Emerging Topics, Management

by Art Kohn

Mention “assessment” and many of us think of “tests,” and of the associated anxiety. This can taint our thinking about evaluation within the corporate environment. But in fact assessment is a valuable tool that can aid improvement in learning and in business results. Here is a quick review of the benefits.

Column   |   May 20, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

How do you see mobile learning? As a context? A device? An ecosystem? Is the way you think about mobile learning inhibiting your application of it? The thought-provoking scenarios in this column may help you resolve these questions.

Column   |   May 12, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

The story of the three princes of Serendip is more than an entertaining fable. It illustrates the limits of formal training, and the value of being able to learn something valuable from information that just came your way. You may not be looking for a lame, one-eyed camel that is missing a tooth and carrying an unusual cargo, but you might also learn something valuable from this column.

Column   |   May 5, 2015
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by Art Kohn

Is it possible that your training is having no effect on learners, or worse, that it is actually detrimental to the good of the company? The answer is, “Yes, it is possible,” and until you conduct systematic assessment you will have no idea whether you are really helping your organization reach its goals. Here is some help from research.

Column   |   April 29, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

Even though we act like it’s been here forever, the Internet has only been of practical use for about 20 years. Nothing has changed our lives so much, so fast, as the Internet. Herewith a meditation on the bigger picture, beyond the online learning world, and some mind-blowing revelations.

Column   |   April 14, 2015
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by Jane Bozarth

It’s a mistake that happens all the time: We lose sight of the objective and add in interesting bits, extraneous fun. Or we spend time teaching the wrong skill. Here are a couple of cautionary tales about the need to be careful when you define your outcomes.

Column   |   April 7, 2015
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by Art Kohn

Some scandalous questions: What are the odds that your eLearning, by itself, will succeed at changing behavior? Put another way, “Does education matter?” Will teaching people new information really get them to behave in new ways? Art reveals some research that lay hidden for years, although it opens insights into what does and does not cause groups of people to change their behavior.

Column   |   March 19, 2015
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by Mark Lassoff

The catalyst to advancement in some types of eLearning is coding. With coding you can simulate just about anything and give learners a realistic experience that is either too expensive or too impractical to train for in real life. Want to start? This might be the place!

Column   |   March 18, 2015
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by Marc Rosenberg

The problem with learning technology is not the technology itself, but how well it’s used. Here are seven cautions to keep in mind as you develop and implement learning technology solutions of all shapes and sizes, to assure that you don’t jump into things blindly and that you see the bigger picture.

Column   |   March 10, 2015
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