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Response from an eLearning Creator

Dear Engaged Learner,Thank-you for your <b>letter</b> and my apologies for the delay in replying. I receive so many from engaged learners like you that it …

Coursera launches Data Science Masters program for a fraction of university prices

Higher education degrees are appealing, but involve significant financial sacrifice: in America, an opportunity for a higher paying job also comes with a sentence of paying more student loans for longer. That’s why Coursera is busy establishing a host of masters courses, today announcing a new Data …

This $6 Piece of Aluminum Will Change the Way You Cook

Meet the simple, chef-y tool that will revolutionize your weeknight dinner.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.</i><p>Sometimes the simplest chef-y tool can …

Cooking

7 Years In The Making, This Documentary Reveals The Untold Stories Of High-Rise Buildings

Filmmaker Katarina Cizek’s experimental project concludes with a chapter on digital lives.<p>When Katerina Cizek started <i>Highrise</i>—a web-based documentary seven years in the making—she didn’t know exactly what form it would take, only that she wanted to use the coolest technology out there to tell the …

Leading Without Coding

A How-To Guide for Non-Technical Co-Founders & Product Leaders<p>To those people who take on the bold challenge of creating a technical company without …

Digital Storytelling

Best Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

There are tons of people who are quickly turning to the use of their own home blenders and creating power smoothies for their workout journey!<p>Why …

Vodafone 'Instant Classroom' is digital school in a box for refugees

The Vodafone Foundation has unveiled a portable "Instant Classroom" that it hopes will give 15,000 child refugees across Africa access to …

Why Business That Use 'Big Data' Make More Money (Infographic)

“Big data” is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound impact on the bottom line for a business.<p>Collecting large …

The science of good storytelling

We’re exposed to thousands of marketing messages every day. The best advertising illustrates through stories where the consumer or product is hero.

Purposeful Parenthood

Fifty years ago, in 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan presciently warned that the breakdown of the family was becoming a key source of disadvantage in …

How to Tell Stories That Drive Action

<b>E</b>veryone loves a good story.<p>In fact, it's the promise of great storytelling that draws us to see the latest blockbuster, and it's those vivid …

Execs Struggle with Effective Storytelling Technique

Showing one’s humanity is a sure-fire way to bring a storytelling dimension to communications.<p>Yet, most executives do the exact opposite. They make a …

8 Classic storytelling techniques for engaging presentations | Story Telling Methods

<b>A good public speaker takes their audience on a journey, leaving them feeling inspired and motivated. But structuring your speech to get your ideas</b> …

Public Speaking

Seven Types Of Stories Every Leader Should Tell

Good leaders tell stories. It’s been well established through a plethora of research that stories shape cultures, enhance information retention, build connection, and set direction. As I wrote about previously, there are simple techniques to use to tell compelling stories. We overcomplicate what is …

Pixar's Storytelling Rules (IMAGE)

If you've seen Pixar's "Up," there's a good chance you left the theatre with tear-stained 3D glasses after witnessing the simple, heartbreaking romance between chatty adventure girl Ellie and her grumpy beaux Carl. And if you watched "Wall-E," you probably laughed along with the toddlers in the …

How to Align Projects Management With Your Business Strategy

Project management office (PMO) professionals hold significant knowledge that can help ensure alignment for businesses focused on achieving their …

The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2014

30 amazing, immersive journalism projects that caught my attention in 2014<p>Each year I post a round-up of the best online journalism of the year. …

How Storytelling Wins Our Hearts and Wallets

Who doesn’t love a good story? I mean, seriously, good stories make you feel the feels with your little feelers, they motivate you to do things, and …

Storytelling is such important in business because it is a problem-solving narrative @TMRE http://t.co/pf5FEJPnDW

Fast Company – Storytelling & Creative Process Tips from the 100 Most Creative People in Business

This is the final installment of creative ideas from the June 2012 issue of Fast Company featuring its list of The 100 Most Creative People in …

Kevin Spacey’s Top 3 Tips For Better Storytelling. Yes, That Kevin Spacey

It’s Kevin Spacey they wanted, and Kevin Spacey they got.<p>Some 2,500 attendees gave the actor a standing ovation as he took the stage at Content …

The Rise of the Storyteller Entrepreneur

<i>“Your ability to shape your future depends on how well you communicate where you want to be when you get there. When ideas are communicated</i> …

Literary Rejections – Literary Rejections

National Award for Museum Service<p><b>Birmingham Civil Rights Institute – Birmingham, AL</b> <b><br>Year: 2007</b><br>Amount: $10,000<br>Grant: National Award for Museum …

The Essentials of Business Storytelling

There are some absolute basics you should get under your belt to make the most of business storytelling. This presentation sets the groundwork for business storytelling success.

Why onboarding is important

<i>Our Learning and Development Manager explains why training should have a prominent place</i><p>Training is one aspect of the business that is often …

What is the difference between training and learning and development?

The fundamental difference between training and learning and development is that the later takes a multi-dimensional approach to human resource …

The #1 Reason Leadership Development Fails

Over the years, I’ve observed just about every type of leadership development program on the planet. And the sad thing is, most of them don’t even come close to accomplishing what they were designed to do – build better leaders. In today’s column I’ll share the #1 reason leadership development …

Professional development in teaching: the challenges, solutions and status quo

If there's one place where learning should take place, it's in schools. But despite the time teachers dedicate to educating their students, many fear there are too few quality training opportunities for staff.<p>A lack of regulation surrounding professional development is partly at fault, according to …