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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 8, August

Copyrights and Wrongs
Intellectual-property issues have become one of training's most controversial areas, thanks to the influence of the internet. Whether you're facilitating online learning, researching training stats, or just plain curious, it pays to know what you're...
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Diary of a Consultant
In last month's entry, David pondered the wisdom of expanding the business through hiring employees, creating alliances with other consulting firms, or partnering with like providers. This month, David's feeling thankful for the people who have contributed...
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E - Course Reviews
This sampling is rated on a five-star scale. Five-star courses are the best e-learning has to offer; one-star courses waste your time and money. The prices listed are for individual users; corporate pricing is available in most cases. Highly Recommended...
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E-Finance
Second quarter earnings will offer tremendous insight. Yes or no? In the July column, we concluded that the U.S. corporate e-sector had bottomed but economic pressure still loomed overhead, limiting upside performance until better visibility materialized....
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E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age
Marc J. Rosenberg Go to your favorite online bookstore and search for e-learning titles. Inevitably, Marc Rosenberg's book appears at the top of any list--and well it should. His vision of e-learning includes a heavy dose of knowledge management,...
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Forward Observer
Kirk-Chapnick's Level 5? Up until two weeks ago, I believed that Donald Kirkpatrick's four levels of evaluation were comprehensive; he pretty much had it covered. To paraphrase his model: * Level 1: Trainee Perception. Was the participant cool...
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Go Fish
What a fish market can teach you about loving your job and thrilling your customers. Life is too precious for us just to be passing through. So for my training and development consultancy, I searched for an image that would remind us that it's possible...
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Mailbox
Feedback on the New T+D Redesign! The new design and the new name are great. The redesign doesn't just provide a new look; it changes the way the reader perceives the content. It seems fresher and more interesting-- and more memorable. I also applaud...
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Marathon E-Learning
Doing it for the long run. Employee participation in e-learning initiatives often falls below expectations, baffling senior management and e-learning champions alike. Considering the typically large financial investment and strategic value to the...
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Retention Update
Fighting the war for talent with training: One year later. One year ago... Nap rooms, concierge services, on-site chefs, company-sponsored trips to exotic locations, and stock options were among the many inducements employers were using to...
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Scotland Does E-Learning
Scotland kilt its barriers to a knowledge economy and plaids the case for e-learning. When I stepped off the plane in Glasgow, was a confirmed e-learning skeptic; 48 hours later, after visiting the Royal Bank of Scotland and Scottish University...
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Stork.Com
It's an e-male! A Silicon Valley hospital brands new babies with a domain name at birth, according to a report in Reuters. Sequoia Hospital, in partnership with Namezero.com, offers parents the option to give their infants a personalized domain...
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T + D Online
Community Studies from Forrester Research and, more recently, NYUonline are providing much-needed research on e-learning. But data supporting claims of high dropout rates has left a smudge on e-learning's sterling potential. Here's a sampling of...
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The Power of E-Performance
Technology was an integral part of the recent Olympic games in Sydney. Consider the swimming corn petition. Experts predicted that the innovative design of the pool and new high-tech swimwear would help swimmers shatter records. Those predictions proved...
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The State of the E-Nation
A U. K. trainer makes some observations about U.S. e-learning. Three years ago, 11 had the good fortune to visit the United States at the beginning of what we now call the e-learning revolution. What I saw had an enormous impact. The U.S. arm...
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Why Blended Will Win
The lion and the lamb lie down together. We're going through a major transition; some people would call it an "inflection point." Instructor-led training has been the basic method of instruction since someone first taught something to someone else....
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Why We're Smarter
The classic question of nature versus nurture has been resolved--or so it seems from a recent article in Psychological Review, published by the American Psychological Association. For decades, scientists have pondered the question of whether environment...
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