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How Sheryl Sandberg catalyzed a new management style at Facebook

They'd been vacationing in Mexico, and from the moment she saw him on the resort's gym floor, a life built on relentless order  —  in the workplace, in the home, and especially in balancing the two  —  was thrust into terrifying chaos.<p>She flew home and broke the news to her two young children. She …

David Sandberg

Learn How to Learn Before Learning a Language

Learning a language takes time and effort. You can cut down on both by having the right strategies and tools at your disposal. That’s why I recommend …

Language Learning

Mobile-assisted Language Learning | The International Research Foundation for English Language Education

<b>Video Greeting from TIRF Trustee Michael Carrier</b><p>The use of mobile and handheld technology is growing exponentially in language education, and it is …

Preparing for the Digital University

We’ve released a new report: Preparing for the Digital University: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online …

Cambly, an English-learning app focused on actual conversation, is spreading like wildfire in Asia

Ask people who’ve learned a second language fluently how they did it, and they’ll all tell you pretty much the same thing: you’ve got to get out …

News Announcements

Best Language Apps: Playmation Studios Creates Mobile Language Games

Playmation Studios currently has two games that tackle different areas of language learning. Their first app is Stagecraft, a French, Spanish, and …

How to define your business model when your business is still up in the air

There is a point where every venture has to figure out how it’s going to make money. Obvious, right? But there are many who deny this reality for as long as they can.<p>Whether you are leading a startup, an innovation team within a large company, or a social enterprise, you eventually need the value …

Innovation

Strax to team up with Jago and Litefoot in a special Doctor Who spin-off from Big Finish

Big Finish Productions has just announced a very interesting amalgamation that is bound to be rather brilliant. Strax, the Sontaran butler to …

Doctor Who

Why Simplicity is the Next Big Thing in HR and Business

I just completed an 8 week world tour meeting with clients, giving speeches, and talking with HR and business leaders about Deloitte's Global Human …

Employee Engagement

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The Real Leadership Shows When You Are Not The Boss

And this brings up to building relationships. You want to make sure you create rapport, you have a good working relationship with the team as you may …

Leaders, Are Your Teams Engaged?

When President John F. Kennedy said that America would put a man on the moon, he set in motion a great engine of engagement, unleashing tremendous …

Employee Engagement

It's Time To Rethink The 'Employee Engagement' Issue

It’s time to rethink the concept of “employee engagement.”<p>The days of the annual engagement survey are slowly coming to an end, to be replaced by a much more holistic, integrated, and real-time approach to measuring and driving high levels of employee commitment and passion.<p>We know this topic is …

The 6 most difficult HR conversations

Calling all L&D and corporate training professionals! Do not miss Asia’s premier conference on learning, training and corporate development strategy, …

Can You Really Manage Engagement Without Managers?

Zappos may soon find out, as the online retailer is eliminating the traditional manager role<p>Zappos' best move, Gallup's research suggests, might be …

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LG Scares Job Applicants Into Thinking the World Is Ending

It's nerve-racking enough to go into a job interview, but LG gave applicants a real reason to worry.<p>In a new video released on YouTube this week, LG …

Duolingo Gamifies Language-Learning, Targets Asia Next

Many people think that free language learning platform competes against other educational language services, Many people might assume free language learning platform Duolingo competes with other educational services, but the company that its co-founder names as a key competitor may surprise you. …

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Are MOOCs the future of online education? | Infographics | Pinterest | Higher education, Online courses and Teacher

New Study Uncovers Surprising Results of eBook & Printed Books Trends

Here’s a new <i>white paper</i> that was commissioned by Ricoh.<p>Research from IT Strategies, a consulting firm and performed in conjunction with the …

Apple Highlights Language Learning, Visual Design With Its 2013 Top App Store Picks

Apple just released its annual “Best Of” list for iTunes and the App Store, and apps that focused on language learning or featured unusual visual design were among its top picks.<p>The iPhone and iPad Games of the Year both won Apple Design awards in June. iPhone game Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of …

BenBen Information Technology Announces the World's First Voice Based Language Learning Game On Mobile Platform

West Journey - Spell Force<p>BenBen Information Technology Limited - Extending the Edge of Edutainment<p>The game is based on Journey to the West, one of …

University data can be a force for good

Data analytics shouldn't be seen as a dark art but a tool to aid student retention and enhance experience, says <b>Ruth Drysdale</b><p>Data analytics is nothing new. Commercial giants such as Tesco have been collecting consumer data since the early 1990s and with advances in technology the process has become …

Honda adopts English as its official language in meetings worldwide

Japanese was clearly the language of operation while we visited Honda's global headquarters in Tokyo last week, as well as its newest factory and principal test track. Chief executive Takanobu Ito (pictured above) spoke to us through an interpreter. But according to the latest reports, the Japanese …

Android Not Far Beyond iOS in Quality Educational Applications

Think Android tablets and phones lack quality educational apps? Think again.<p>appoLearning, which curates the best educational apps for iOS and Android devices, conducted the first head-to-head comparison of top apps for educational categories for the iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and Android …

17% of Kids Under Age 8 Use a Mobile Device Every Day

Nearly one in five children under age 8 uses a mobile device every day. That's one-third the number of children reading books on a daily basis.<p>The …