Category Archives: business models

Social Network Technology for Learning – What’s the Hook?


Lots of talk, writing, webinars, head-nodding, perhaps even gnashing of teeth around social networking technologies for learning in an enterprise. There seems to be lots of promise as well as many words of caution … some advocating its adoption and … Continue reading

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Jay Cross explains it clearly – ROI of enterprise 2.0 learning


Many a corporation misses massive opportunities by demanding to know “Where’s the ROI?” in cases where ROI is an inappropriate and misleading indicator. Permit me to explain why. And Jay, as usual, goes on to explain with clarity … giving … Continue reading

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Are we REALLY in the “learning” business? Really? (my Inigo Montoya moment)


Many favorite lines from The Princess Bride movie – one of them is when Inigo Montoya says to Vizzini, “You keep saying that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means.”  And I had that line race … Continue reading

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Reflections & Experiences on in-house, out-house


From Clive Shepherd’s blog: In-house, out-house, that old question He presents three basic options for learning development in an organization – move it all out, keep it all in, compromise with a small in-house group and use outside contractors where … Continue reading

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While going through the kid’s school papers – that unfunded mandated rears its ugly head again


So now we’ve returned to that annual event of – ahem – practicing for the state’s standardized tests which will, among other things, waste enormous amounts of time and money.  I’ve mentioned before that I’m all for some sort of … Continue reading

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Training as an investment – Yeah right – Gotta be kidding


Okay – so I’ve been working on a client project that is all about assessing performance and measuring and evaluating training programs (and other non-training interventions as well). And the model that the client uses is the Phillips’ 5 Levels … Continue reading

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Kineo says they did pretty well in their predictions …


In January this year we asked various industry experts for their predictions for 2007. Now it’s time to revisit those Ghosts of E-learning future to see if they rattled the right chains. Let’s see how they did Maybe it’s me, … Continue reading

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