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Posts from December 2012

e-LEARNING IN THE NEW YEAR

December 18, 2012

As trainers coming to the end of another year, it’s time to take stock of what needs to be done in 2013 in order that you can successfully: a) improve the results you are getting with your current training initiatives — and, b) assure excellent results from the new training initiatives you plan to implement in the coming year. Currently, you may either be thinking about starting an e-Learning initiative in 2013...

THE STATE OF E-LEARNING

December 13, 2012

As I mentioned Tuesday, on December 5th in Dubai I had the unique, and meaningful, experience of being able to express some of the ideas I’ve been advocating in America these past three decades. The speech was delivered at the Training & Development Middle East Conference in the World Trade Center. Here is the text of those remarks: We’ve come a long way down the technology trail in the past three decades....

TRAINING IN DUBAI

December 11, 2012

Last week I had the good fortune to attend “The Training & Development Show ME 2012” in the beautiful and friendly city of Dubai, UAE (December 4-5). This was the first of its kind in the Middle East — and it was a big success. Technology training has certainly gone global! And, coincidentally, it was also the 41st birthday of the UAE! A large number of vendors were present from Europe, Africa,...

BUYING TRAINING, part two

December 7, 2012

Continuing with our discussion on Tuesday, the third step in your buying process should be “The Review of the Media Used.” Confucius is credited with the following: “I HEAR AND I FORGET, I SEE AND I REMEMBER, I DO AND I UNDERSTAND.” So it is with modern media training. While the “doing” is mostly vicarious, the learning results are close to ideal. But, only if the programs you are evaluating for purchase...

BUYING TRAINING, part one

December 4, 2012

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 three years ago. So, because it is such an important subject — and, because I will be out of the country this week — here are the salient steps (with up-to-date revisions) you should undertake in “The...