Posts from May 2011

PERUSING THE ASTD OFFERINGS !

May 31, 2011

Last week, I attended the ASTD International Conference and Expo in Orlando. If my senses are any indication, the Conference exhibited more energy this year than it has for some time. Many visitors came by the ITC booth and took the time to visit. Clearly, at least from their expressed points-of-view, “good times” were returning to the training segments of their organizations. What puzzled me, however, was the preoccupation with courseware titles...

THE BETTER WAY !

May 19, 2011

“The objective of education is to prepare the young to educate themselves throughout their lives.” – – – Robert Maynard Hutchins In my opinion, Hutchins, as regular readers of this Blog will recall, is the greatest American educator of the twentieth century. For much of his exceptional career, he served as President of The University of Chicago (1929-1945 and Chancellor, 1945-1951) and is often remembered for his championing of “The Great Books.”...

LEARNING & ABU DHABI

May 17, 2011

Last week, along with my colleague, Adam Kovic, we had the privilege of presenting our thoughts on E-Learning to the first “Training & Development, Middle East” conference in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Other presenters were from the countries of Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland and England. Attendees came from many countries in the Middle East. In addition to Adam’s and my presentation on E-Learning, subjects covered by the other presenters included Simulation, CBT and...

THE BUYING PROCESS !

May 5, 2011

One of the problems in BLOG-writing is that some of the most important ideas are written about once and then never seen again. Such is the case with our “buying process” discussion, which first appeared two years ago. So, because it is such an important subject and because I will be out of the country next week, here are the salient steps (with up-to-date revisions) you should undertake in “The Buying Process”...

MORE ON THE DIGITIZED CD-ROM SOLUTION

May 3, 2011

Last week, I endorsed digitized and networked CD-ROM training as the best current E-Learning solution for your organization and its workforce. Unfortunately, other present E-Learning choices (those based primarily on words and reading ability) will fail to give you much of a payback — as evidenced by the “65% fail to complete the E-Learning course” national statistics. So, if you decide to go the digitized CD-ROM route, what should you expect from...