Posts from December 2011

“HOLIDAYS’ READING “

December 20, 2011

This will be my final blog of 2011. So, with the two week holiday season upon us, I want to share some of the recent “interesting to read” items that have expanded my awareness on issues facing American education today. I think you’ll find one, or more, of them worth your reading time and, so, I have included the link to each of the articles. Each of them has the ability to...

“IMC 2011”

December 15, 2011

Last week, I was in Bonita Springs, Florida, attending the “IMC 2011” Conference hosted by Reliabilityweb.com, Inc. ( http://reliabilityweb.com ) This was the second year in a row that ITC has exhibited at that event. To say that I have been impressed by their 2010 and 2011 conferences would be a major understatement. And, most of all, it has reminded me of the important, but sporadic, history of conferences that were specifically...

“IT’S ALL IN THE PRACTICE OF ‘DOING’”

December 13, 2011

Unfortunately, with the advent of E-Learning, far too many people have forgotten the definition of “Training.” The communication of “Information,” alone, is beginning to blur the lines. And, unfortunately, the real losers will be those workers who need to Learn-through-Training—both for themselves and for their organizations. The distinction between Education and Training has been clear for centuries. While “Education” is difficult to pin down, generally, the accepted definition revolves around the acquiring...

MULTI-SENSORY LEARNING

December 9, 2011

The world is beginning to adapt the newer multi-sensory learning technologies as the better approach to education and training, particularly when skills acquisition is an ultimate goal. Many of the foundation skills and competencies — later, so critical to the workplace — can be achieved through the use of technology in the classroom, K-12 and beyond. Students using technology demonstrate any number of improvements: more confidence, higher motivation, peer mentoring, collaboration, and...

“INVESTING FOR THE FUTURE”

December 6, 2011

There are a plethora of training delivery choices available to you today. In addition to the print and lecture choices you can make, several technology choices are available. It’s the technology choices that make the most sense since we know, without argument, two big things today: 1) more than 40% of our workforce does not assimilate what they read if the material has been written at a greater than 4th Grade reading...

“BUYING TITLES & FLUSHING MONEY”

December 1, 2011

So — you discover that your organization needs training in a specific subject. You go to the internet and search the web for vendors that supply training on that subject. You then look at the price each vendor charges for their particular solution. And then you buy the title that comes with the cheapest price. Voilà! Nothing to it — right?!? Just pick out an appropriate title that costs the least amount...