Learning for Tomorrow

By Elliot Rosenberg | Leveraging the intersection of learning and technology

Move Over Tablets? This Tech Could Be The Future Of Learning

Fluid dynamics are a lot cooler when you can see them at work with your own eyes.<p>Physics can be difficult to grasp—even for adults. So how do you teach the subject's abstract ideas to middle schoolers?<p>Show some of the concepts in action. That's the idea behind Peer, an experimental project from New …

Virtual Reality

Company training/e-learning is the least valued way of learning at work: what does this mean for L&D?

I have been running the Learning in the Workplace survey for 5 years now, and after over 5,000 responses from 63 countries worldwide the results are …

Machine Learning

Beware the Lemming: The Most Destructive Trends in E-Learning

First off, let me ask you this. Does anyone know what a lemming is? Well, I’d be happy to enlighten you! See a lemming is a small rodent type …

Learning

Beyond Training – The Importance of Workwide Learning

There is a lot of talk about <b>lifelong learning</b> – but most of it focuses on <b>lifelong education</b> – that is continuously taking courses throughout your …

Learning

The Association of American Colleges and Universities Embraces Design Thinking

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)) meeting this month (February 23-25) in Phoenix announced its upcoming General Education and Assessment Conference. The focus: "Design Thinking for Student Learning."<p>But what is design thinking and why now is it so important?<p>According to …

Design Thinking

Top 10 Education Technologies that Will Be Dead and Gone in the Next Decade

In our 2016 Teaching with Technology survey, faculty members offered their predictions on what the future holds for technology in teaching — …

Innovation

The IKEA Effect in Education

During a recent snowstorm I found myself perusing a list of recorded television shows on the DVR. While watching an episode of <b>Bull</b>, a show about …

Beware the SME Interview/Observation: Love your SME – But Don’t Trust Them 1 on 1.

In response to this month’s BIG QUESTION at Learning Ciruits Blog: on <br>Working with Subject Matter Experts…<p><b>Recommendation: Collaborate with your</b> …

5 Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools

Not long ago, I was checking email when a Google doc notification popped up. It was from my son Will, who was then in second grade. The document he was sharing was a school project about the ancient Romans. I had no idea my 7-year-old knew how to research bygone civilizations, let alone use and …

Education Technology

Subject Matter Experts vs Learning Experts: What’s the Difference?

We often talk to organizations that are trying to start fresh. They’ve outgrown the tried and true training approaches of yesterday and are ready for …

Learning

5 places you can educate yourself online for free

What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And plasticity is …

Education

9 Common Myths About Online Degrees

Earning a degree usually entails sitting in classes, meeting with fellow students in study groups and stopping by your professor’s office to ask …

Are Free Online Courses Worth the Time and Effort?

The high cost of college is intimidating, but for many the cost of online courses is suspiciously cheap.<p>Udemy, an online course company, has recently come under fire for peddling pirated content. In an ironic twist, one of these pirated courses was a series of lectures on business ethics, which …

Education

One Campus’s iPad Revolution Results in Education Evolution

Produced by Julia Schmalz<p>Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, in Missouri, describes some of the interesting changes it has recently …

Education

Using Gamification to Increase Student Engagement in Business Education

From books to complementary digital products and services, Pearson Education specializes in creating educational content and learning tools for …

7 Surprising Mobile Learning Statistics eLearning Professionals Should Know

7 Mobile Learning Statistics That May Surprise You<p>Developing mobile online training courses takes time and resources. However, <b>mobile learning offers</b> …

Some Ideas To Inspire Your Business to Consider Learning in the Workplace

<i>Author: Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions</i><p>I don’t know about you but it’s rare that any mandated traditional training inspires me …

Learning

Trump’s Travel Ban Leaves Students Stranded — and Colleges Scrambling to Help

Leigh Vogel/SIPA USA via AP Images<p>Protesters gathered at Washington Dulles International Airport after President Trump signed an executive order …

Higher Education

Performance-based "Personal and Interpersonal" Knowledge and Skills Examples

Today I read of a list of the top 12+ (I won’t give THEIR specific number out) Personal Skills desired by businesses. Because I have done over 125 …

Four myths of social learning

<i>Author: Helen Blunden, Activate Learning Solutions, 26 January 2017</i><p>In the last couple of years, I have spoken to many corporate Learning and …

Learning

These Are the 20 Fastest-Growing Skills in the Online Job Market - Bloomberg

Next time you’re searching for a new job, look to Siri for inspiration.<p>Coders who can help machines communicate with people are in high demand. …

Employment

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Richard Feynman

7 Reasons the Best Employees Quit, Even When They Like Their Job

To win at being the best company, you must first win over your best employees.<p>Losing a great employee is a terrible thing. There's the expense of finding, onboarding, and training a replacement. There's the uncertainty of how a new employee will work out. There's the hardship on the rest of your …

Leadership

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett And Oprah All Use The 5-Hour Rule

Top business leaders often spend five hours per week doing deliberate learning.<p>In the article "Malcolm Gladwell got us wrong", the researchers behind the 10,000-hour rule set the record straight: different fields require different amounts of deliberate practice in order to become world class.<p>If …

Success

Convert Effective Instructor-led Training to Captivating eLearning by Nick Washburn

The Institute for Creative Technologies at the University of Southern California (USC-ICT) is a US Army university-affiliated research center. This …

You Can Take Harvard's Online Course in Digital Photography for Free Right Now

Looking to step up your photography game? Now it’s easier than ever, as you can take Harvard’s online course in digital photography, for free; just …

Marc My Words: Why Many Corporate Universities Fail, and Some Don't by Marc Rosenberg

Corporate universities have been a mainstay of many businesses—and government agencies—for almost 40 years. They all began with great promise and …

JANE BOZARTH

THE INTERVIEW:<p><i>1. Learnnovators: Hi Jane! Can you please tell us how you got started, and what has your journey, from trainer to instructional</i> …

Why It’s So Hard to Train Someone to Make an Ethical Decision

One of the conundrums of ethical decision making is that many moral decisions that are quite straightforward — even easy — to resolve in a classroom or during training exercises seem far more difficult to successfully resolve when confronted during actual day-to-day decision making.<p>Take the …