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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 …

Sheryl 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

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 …

Education Technology

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 …

Language Learning

News Announcements

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 …

Nonprofits

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 …

Science Fiction

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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

Human Resources magazine and the HR Bulletin daily email newsletter:<br>Asia's only regional HR print and digital media brand. <br>Register for your FREE …

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 …

How to Focus Via @TopHRblog http://t.co/5v5N4iYKVG

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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Infographics

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 Ruth Drysdale<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 …

Research Reports - Techknowledge for Schools

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 …