JD Dillon

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Wordpress Proves That Open Plan Offices Aren't Necessary

Automattic just shut down their San Francisco office because working-from-home was more productive.<p>Every time I write about the growing scientific evidence against Open Plan offices, I receive comments and tweets explaining why these studies are wrong:<p>"The author has been passed by in life. The …

WordPress

The Histories of Personalized Learning

<i>I delivered this talk today at the OEB MidSummit conference in Reykjavik, Iceland</i>I recognize that the theme of this conference is “shaping the future …

Personalized Learning

Tech shows every industry how retraining is the new recruiting

Across the country, businesses in every industry are bracing themselves for a new wave of digital disruption. In the last year, Amazon announced it is creating supermarkets without salespeople, McDonald’s decided to replace all of its cashiers with self-serve kiosks, and Caterpillar began investing …

Innovation

Modern Professional Learning: Guidelines & Resources

<b>Modern Professional Learning:<br>Guidelines and Resources</b> <b><br>to survive and thrive in the modern workplace</b><p><b>Take responsibility for your own self-improvement,</b> …

Learn something new every day

<i>JOIN IMMEDIATELY</i><p>The most important skill to succeed in the workforce of the future is to be a lifelong learner. Learning something new every day …

Learning

Omni-channel is an opportunity for L&D to renew its business value

Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. This may seem like a bit of a surprise given that the last 6-8 months have seen a sharp decline in …

eCommerce

Amazon to Buy Whole Foods for $13.4 Billion

Amazon agreed to buy the upscale grocery chain Whole Foods for $13.4 billion, in a deal that will instantly transform the company that pioneered online shopping into a merchant with physical outposts in hundreds of neighborhoods across the country.<p>The acquisition, announced Friday, is a reflection …

Whole Foods

Attention And The 8-Second Attention Span

Debunking The 8-Second Attention Span<p>In 2015, Microsoft published a study with an infographic that shows our attention span at 12 seconds in the year …

Here's my brief take on a definition of Digital Learning. (fodder to add to the round table->blog post re: our conversation @kategraham23 ) https://t.co/xfJXeAcuN7

Pinterest Is Making It Easier to Track Project Ideas You’ve Tried

Pinterest wants to be more helpful.<p>The online pin board has introduced a "Tried it" button that lets users mark recipes and projects posted on the …

Pinterest

What are the most innovative companies doing to improve their onboarding?

Studies show that many employees will be searching for another job within three months of starting a new job because their initial experience with …

Employee Engagement

Moving beyond basic LMS metrics to an outcomes-based measurement model

Bersin by Deloitte’s latest research indicates that work and learning continue to converge; the more quickly employees are able to get the right …

Analytics

How to Call B.S. on Big Data: A Practical Guide

“Nothing that you will learn in the course of your studies will be of the slightest possible use to you,” the Oxford philosophy professor John Alexander Smith told his students, in 1914, “save only this: if you work hard and intelligently, you should be able to detect when a man is talking rot.” …

Big Data

More Than Micro - Designing Learning That Fits (LearnFest 2017)

Microlearning is an extremely popular topic right now within the learning and performance field. While practitioners and stakeholders alike say they want it, the industry has not yet really defined “microlearning.” The focus seems to shift depending on with whom you’re speaking. Is it brief videos? …

Learning

#OnboardingSOS Part 3: 3 Foundational Onboarding Principles for Driving Employee Confidence and Capability

Hours sitting in the back room on the computer. Weeks in a classroom. Immediately thrown to the proverbial wolves. Do any of these all-too-typical …

Learning

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Why Remote Work Is On The Rise In America

U.S. employees clearly want the option to work outside the office.<p>Despite big companies like Yahoo, IBM and Bank of America calling remote employees …

The Workplace

Millennials are killing chains like Buffalo Wild Wings and Applebee's

Casual dining is in danger — and millennials are to blame.<p>Brands such as TGI Fridays, Ruby Tuesday, and Applebee's have faced sales slumps and dozens of restaurant closures, as casual-dining chains have struggled to attract customers and increase sales.<p>"Casual-dining restaurants face a uniquely …

Restaurants

L&D Digital Transformation Begins with Rethinking the LMS by JD Dillon

“The traditional LMS is no longer at the center of corporate learning, and it’s starting to go away.” This is the first point Josh Bersin makes in …

Learning

Walmart is bringing VR instruction to all of its U.S. training centers

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, will soon be using virtual reality to help train its employees on topics like management and customer service.<p>VR instruction will be used at each of the retailer’s 200 “Walmart Academy” training centers in the U.S. by the end of the year, helping educate the …

Virtual Reality

Millennials aren’t job-hopping any faster than Generation X did

Micaelah Morrill at Greentown Labs in Somerville, Mass., in May 2016. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)<p>Millennial workers, those …

Where's The Market For $3,500, Ruggedized Smart Glasses?

Last year Pokemon Go got us comfortable with the surreal idea that wherever we go there exists an unseen realm, an alternate dimension, populated by creatures like Pikachu, Snorlax and Tentacool. This world of “augmented reality” is set to grow exponentially with the broader adoption of smart …

Augmented Reality

4 ways to think more like Google and less like an LMS

Take a deep breath and picture the scene: You are seated in a chair. Electrodes are placed on your fingers and pulse points, while the machine hums …

Digital Marketing

Principles of Practice

I was recently asked privately a question that I hadn’t really answered myself.<p>Do you use any particular methodologies or models [in your personal …

Learning

Design Principles for Reducing Cognitive Load

Every time you visit a website, a process of learning is initiated in the brain. Whether it’s the navigation, layout, or that auto-rotating image …

Learning Styles: A Misguided Attempt to Highlight Individual Differences in Learners

Free Flat Infographic Elements for PowerPoint

<b>Free Flat Infographic Elements for PowerPoint</b>. The free slides use flat icons, shapes, and 100% vectors in PowerPoint. This flat design PowerPoint …