Posts from May 2016

THE ANSWER IS MEDIA RICH

May 16, 2016

May 16, 2016 “  .  .  . Interactive media is the integration of digital media including combinations of electronic text, graphics, moving images, and sound, into a structured digital computerised environment that allows people to interact with the data for appropriate purposes.The digital environment can include the Internet, telecoms and interactive digital television. No wonder it is difficult for new entrants to understand.The important concepts to hold on to are ‘interactive’ and...

A SPOT-ON FOLLOWUP

May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 On Monday, I wrote a piece entitled, ““‘STRAIGHT-A’s’ ARE ONE MEASURE,“ in which I pointed out that there were many other equally valid ways to measure “Success.” So yesterday it was most exciting to read a truly erudite piece in The New York Times by David Brooks, “Putting Grit in Its Place.”  Here are his initial paragraphs: “We all know why it exists, but the grade-point average is one...

STRAIGHT-A’s ARE ONE MEASURE

May 9, 2016

May 9, 2016 “Most parents want their children to do well in school, and that usually means getting A’s. They believe that good grades will help guarantee that their children will lead happy, productive, and successful lives. While good grades can be an indication that children will grow up to excel in life as they did in school, it’s far from a guarantee. In fact, straight A’s can actually be a sign...

INVESTING WISELY

May 4, 2016

May 4, 2016 So, why do you invest time in training your company’s workforce? For that matter, why does your organization commit dollars to training initiatives? The answers to those questions seem obvious, don’t they? “Because our people will acquire the skills necessary for improved performance and that will result in a better bottom line for our business.’ In a perfect world, those answers would be completely valid. But, it’s not a...

IS e-LEARNING MEANINGFUL?

May 2, 2016

May 2, 2016 Learning is not merely memorization of information.  Learning is the mental response to informational stimulation, which turns into reflection and new awareness.  Meaningful learning initiates action and change, which results in heightened values and skills. So, why has e-Learning failed in its quest to become meaningful? It’s easy to spot e-learning courses that don’t measure up to current standards. These products are a black eye to the e-learning industry...