Author Archives: Valerie Bock

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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Mobile learning pulse is still a little weak

The Masie Center recently released its Mobile Learning Pulse Survey. Taken in the Fall of 2012, It’s a worthy read, taken from responses from 823 organizations. The headline finding is that implementation is at its very beginning. Approximately 80% of organizations reported at least a moderate interest in mobile learning. So far that interest has

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Micro-learning?

There’s a buzz around micro-learning in training circles. A brief survey of the training-oriented discussion groups on Linked-in suggests that as with many au-courant terms, this one isn’t very well defined. The basic idea is to break training up into very small, highly digestible “chunks” – but what this looks like in practice varies from

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A Place to Stand

Joel Schectman at the CIO Journal blog at the Wall Street Journal reported last week that the Obama campaign used Salesforce to manage communications with its core constituency. Schectman reports:The tool scoured messages for keywords such as “healthcare” or “education,” and displayed issues on a dashboard campaign staffers could look at to figure out what

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Mobile Learning Update

I’ve been keeping my ear to the ground on the explosion of mobile internet, trying to get to what’s really going on, beyond the hype.  Because I think, at a high level, what’s really going on with mobile is a whole lot of just-in-time informal learning. I hear from news reports that people are using

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