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Saturday, 01 March 2008 03:52

Money a Small Factor In Chinese Workplace

Money isn’t even in the top 10 reasons an employee in China remains on the job, according to a study conducted by Development Dimensions International DDI and the Society for…
Saturday, 01 March 2008 03:50

Many Factors May Disrupt Learning

Elliott Masie of The Masie Center recently asked learning experts about the forces that may have a disruptive (positive or negative) effect on learning in 2008. “I’ve been asking that…
Saturday, 01 March 2008 03:45

Gen X/Y Households Mostly Misunderstood?

SRI Business Consulting says that 43.4 million “Gen X/Y” households are “mostly misunderstood.” Gen X/Y households are defined as those in which the primary head of household was born after…
For her 60th birthday last October, former President Bill Clinton helped launch an online birthday greeting site for his Presidential-campaigning wife Hillary’s 60th birthday. Now you can surprise someone you…
Saturday, 01 March 2008 03:33

ILT Development Is Not a Speedy Task

According to Bryan Chapman, a chief learning strategist who consults and researches through an alliance with Brandon Hall Research, the average development ratio for instructor-led training (ILT) is 36:1, meaning…
The Sloan Consortium’s recent report titled “Making the Grade: Online Education in the United States, 2006” notes that online enrollments have been growing substantially faster than the overall higher education…
Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:29

High Potential for Virtual Worlds

In a report written by Dr. Eilif Trondsen of SRI Consulting Buisness Intelligence, the upside of using virtual worlds in corporate collaborative situations is extremely evident. An even 70 percent…
Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:28

I.T. Employment Picks Up

Against the backdrop of dismal trends in the broader job market, information technology (I.T.) employment surged in February. According to the National Association of Computer Consultant Businesses (NACCB), which tracks…
Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:26

Thoughts on "Second Life"

Brandon Hall Research has been investigating the usefulness of virtual words as platforms for learning. To this end, its team recently had a meeting in Second Life. Following the meeting,…
Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:24

Habla Español?

If you have a dispersed workforce, or would like to provide partners, suppliers or customers distributed around the world with access to your training content, you should consider a learning…
Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:22

Losing Influence with Customers?

According to a new whitepaper entitled “Customer Relationships in a Web 2.0 World,” companies are losing influence with their customers. As customers face an increasingly complex and fast-changing world, they…
Sunday, 01 June 2008 11:20

I.T. Budget Getting Squeezed?

For CIOs who are in the midst of negotiating their budgets or feel they are being squeezed by CEOs looking to cut I.T. costs, the data reported in Accenture’s second…
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 06:56

Flash Survey Ranks CLO Competencies

The Masie Institute recently conducted a “flash survey” on Technology Competencies for Learning Leaders (e.g. CLO). This was part of founder Elliott Masie’s work as academic director at the Wharton/UPenn…
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 05:04

CEOs See Important Changes on Horizon

The IBM Global CEO Study reveals a dramatic increase in the number of global business leaders who see important change ahead. It also highlights how the ability to absorb and…
Wednesday, 29 October 2008 06:50

Learning Growth Is Slow or Flat

The Bersin & Associates “2008 Corporate Learning Factbook" provides an in-depth look at the spending, staffing and programs of learning organizations. The report analyzes metrics such as expenditures per learner,…
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