Enterprise Trends with Implications for Learning

Alex Williams over at readwriteweb.com has an interesting post on 5 Enterprise Trends to Watch in 2010. While he doesn’t specifically address training or corporate learning, I think the trends he is predicting will have a significant impact on our industry. I particularly like his reframe of the term social media. “Social media has to…

Helping the Brain Make Meaning

I recently discovered a presentation from last year’s TED conference by Tom Wujec, an Information Designer and Fellow at AutoDesk, in which he explored the question, “How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas?” Certainly an important question for those of us engaged in developing training and communications programs.…

Classroom or eLearning? – There’s an App for That!

Need to make an ROI assessment on whether a classroom program or eLearning solution is right for you? Now there is an app for that. Brainvisa recently released a free iPhone app that helps you calculate the development, implementation and maintenance costs of a classroom program, and compares those costs to developing an eLearning solution.…

Is Google WAVE the Next-Big-Thing in Social Learning?

The short answer is “no” or better “not yet.” When Google WAVE was first announced there was a lot of excitement and buzz about the possibilities. Now that the developer preview is out and we’re getting a chance to work with it, I’d say WAVE is still about the possibilities. If you’re not familiar with…

Enjoy some holiday fun with Frosty’s Holiday Challenge

Statistically, only about 20 percent of those of you who were born before 1970 are predisposed to computer games. The rationale is simple. You, like me, had to save your quarters and hitch a ride to the arcade to enjoy the thrill of Asteroids or Pacman. Whereas, about 80 percent of those of you born…

Does Your Training Help People Fail?

A few weeks ago while home from the University of Central Florida where he is studying Electrical Engineering, my son was working to finish up some physics problems before driving back to school. Most of the problems he blew through by looking up the appropriate formula and plugging in information the problem statements provided. One…