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Lecture-me-not!

Gotta love Breaking Science News! I normally prettify link text, but in this case, the URL says it all: http://news.sciencemag.org/education/2014/05/lectures-arent-just-boring-theyre-ineffective-too-study-finds Raise your hand if you find this shocking. (Didn’t think I’d see any hands…) Per the article: “Freeman and a group of colleagues analyzed 225 studies of undergraduate STEM teaching methods. The meta-analysis, published online

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Content is not Training!

Watching a demo for yet another elearning module management product, I feel a rant coming on. I learn a lot from watching videos and presentations. But if the subject at hand requires my changing what I DO, then I (and, researchers will tell you, almost everybody else) need to practice the thing I watched, preferably

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Where Do Your Document Creators Live?

eWeek has an interesting article this week on how Yammer is integrating with Microsoft Office. I have been thinking about this: Yammer also showed off its planned Office Web app integration, which [Yammer co-founder and general manager of the Microsoft Office division Adam] Pisoni describes as his favorite. “We have this amazing ability to let

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Trust in the Learning Organization

There’s a lively discussion in the CLO LinkedIn group about how to build trust in our organizations.  It’s heartening to see how many people in the learning community have thought deeply about this issue. And it makes sense, because as learning professionals, we exercise significant influence over the propagation of our organization’s culture.  The learning

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