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Posted by on in Joe DiDonato
  November 2015 (Source: www.Indeed.com/salary) Salaries in the world of education continue at the same pace in the corporate world as reported for September 2015.  We've added 10 new categories, 4 of which are in the corporate world.  For comparison, I've included salaries in the world of public and higher education, and ranked them...
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  Edgar Dale's "Cone of Experience" was intended to provide an intuitive model for estimating the effectiveness of various kinds of delivery methods. Unfortunately, it has been widely misrepresented over the years. His model is often referred to as the "Cone of Learning," and it purports to inform viewers of...
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Posted by on in Joe DiDonato
In the book 'Outliers,' Malcolm Gladwell says that the three qualities that work must have to be 'satisfying' are: - Autonomy, - Complexity, and - A connection between effort and reward. He went on to say that "It is not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy...
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In a recent roundtable, we talked about whether our personal and team aspirations were aligned.  In the prior month, we were all tasked with doing this exercise with our teams, as well as personally. The word 'aspirations' seemed to produce a slightly different view of our life endeavors than more...
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Posted by on in Joe DiDonato
Ever wonder how your salary stacks up on average with others in the field?  Below are the average salaries for the top 10 learning roles across the country.  These salaries are across industries and include small to large companies.  As you would imagine, if you were to look at a...
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Posted by on in Augmented Reality
This video will inspire you and show you what is possible in the very near future.  We hope that you will help us endorse Hugh Herr's accomplishments, and help make this part of our national agenda.  It's implications are far beyond the physical realm, where you can see how it...
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For those of you wondering if the “e-learning” label is officially passé, as some industry leaders have pressed for, you’ll be pleased to note that it’s alive and well.  You’ve heard us tell you astonishing numbers like 240% year-to-year growth, and we’ve told you about other successful endeavors from MOOCs...
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Posted by on in Point of View
  One of the books that has been on my "required learning" list is called Spark - The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.  The book was written by Dr. John J. Ratey, an associate clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  When I first heard about...
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Posted by on in Collaboration
In David Price's revealing book called OPEN - How We'll Work, Live and Learn in the Future, he contrasted the difference between "Learning Socially," and "Learning in School, College & Work."  He came up with a comparative table that contrasted the two, and I thought that it would serve as...
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Posted by on in Events
This was the question that we put to Jeanne Meister, co-author of The 2020 Workplace, and the Founding Partner of Future Workplace, a firm that provides executive education to HR leaders and high-potential managers to build the skills and capabilities needed for success in the workplace of the future.  Not...
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Posted by on in Joe DiDonato

In my upcoming Febuary 15th article in Elearning! magazine, I described a fascinating project that started in New Delhi and then expanded into some of the most remote villages in India. Education researcher Dr. Sugata Mitra and his colleagues poked a hole in a wall that formed a border between where he was teaching technology, and an urban slum in New Delhi.  After they poked the hole, they then installed an internet-connected PC, and left it there, with a hidden camera filming the area.

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Posted by on in News

The award program has opened, so I wanted to send you out a quick reminder.  Here is the timeline we’ll be publishing for 2014, and the application is here: http://learn100.b2bmediaco.com/award/form_100.php

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You’ve probably all heard some of the statistics around colleges, starting with the $1.1 trillion in student debt. Most of the popular radio stations have been running constant ads about companies willing to help graduates “get control” or ‘relief’ of their student debt. Unfortunately, this is not a problem that’s...
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Posted by on in Best of Elearning
I’ve got the thankless task of moderating three “Best of Elearning!” sessions at the Enterprise Learning Conference & Expo (ELCE), scheduled for August 26-28 at the Anheim (Calif.) Convention Center. Why thankless? Because I’ll be introducing some of the most astute vendors and suppliers to the learning industry, with whom...
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Posted by on in e-learning
During John Moxley's webinar on how he created mobile learning at Cricket Communications, I mentioned some statistics that I uncovered on mobile device usage while preparing for a recent article that I wrote for our magazine.  We had several people send us emails asking for those statistics so that they could...
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Posted by on in Emerging
Technological advancements are causing us to re-define how it is we learn, measure learning, and even ultimately administer training across a variety of industries.  As these technological advancements become mainstream, they are quickly becoming the expectation, so that enterprises can better service the needs of their employees. The opportunities available in...
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Posted by on in e-learning
Meet Alan Todd - one of the brightest people I've ever met, and if you attended ELCE 2011, you know that the world of LMS owes a lot of their success to his efforts.  When he sat a panel discussion with Bobby Yazdani from Saba, and Frank Russell formerly the CEO...
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This infographic was designed by Sarah Chapman, our very talented Virtual Engagement Manager.  The data is pulled from magazine's in-depth research on the corporate segment of the learning marketplace.  This survey included over 600 respondents, including 145 from the public sector.  Of special note was the unprecedented 240% growth of...
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Posted by on in Joe DiDonato
Bill Gates entered the Wild, Wild, Web this morning by starting an "Ask Me Anything" Reddit thread, where he answered questions live.  Bill Gates joins a very eclectic list of people who have braved Reddit's AMA: Woody Harrelson's (pulled), scientists and engineers as NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab, President Obama, professional poker...
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Posted by on in Business
We’d like to put forth a new training requirement for hiring managers, but it requires a preamble and your input. Would it shock you that there’s a company called CareerExcuse.com that will provide you with a work history, a corresponding pay grade to match, and a “great” reference to get past...
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