I recently hosted a 20-minute webinar highlighting some of the most current thinking around Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), a topic receiving much attention in both the academic and corporate worlds. In the short time we were able to cover:
- Different varieties of MOOCs
- Pros and cons of the various flavors of MOOCs
- Ways MOOCs can be leveraged in a corporate environment
- Lessons to be taken from MOOCs as you grow and adapt your learning arsenal
Rapid development of training collateral always has its challenges including the fast pace and compressed timelines; however, developing training in a fluid environment, one subject to constant change, poses unique and sometimes frustrating challenges for instructional designers.
Software systems, while under development, are constantly in flux, much like the ocean tides; there seem to be no distinct beginnings and endings, with revisions scattered like seashells, washed away by the whims of the tide. Software developers are intrinsically okay with this and have a level of comfort with imperfection and incompleteness. They put together a basic package; throw it out there, and then revise the heck out of it as needed, throwing in patches and updates. Read the rest of this entry »
A great deal of information is being written on the topic of leadership and leadership development. In this issue, we’ve compiled some ideas on leading and provide suggestions on how to help you improve your leadership skills. As an individual, you can apply the action points to strengthen your ability to engage at work, driving better performance and making you even more valuable to your organization.
Where to begin? Get a few tips for getting started here.
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Mary Ann Masarech, Lead Consultant of Employee Engagement for BlessingWhite, a Division of GP Strategies, discusses the significance of how “Great Days at Work” leads to long term, positive results. Read the rest of this entry »