Training & Development

Articles from Vol. 55, No. 1, January

Accreditation: Who Needs It?
Hey, lots of learners do. Accreditation used to be a word uttered only in hallowed halls. But as e-learning proliferates and more colleges partner with commercial enterprises to deliver workplace learning at the speed of click, the content quality...
A (Fast) Week in a Digital Collaboration Space
A story about disregarding distance at IBM and the need for speed. Main Points * The success of digital collaboration depends not on the technology but on peoples ability to adopt a new way of working. * What IBM has found during the six years...
Diary of a Consultant
This is the first installment--let's call it an entry--by David Zahn about his year in setting up a training consulting business. Each month, we'll follow David's account through all of the trials and tribulations, successes and missteps, emotional...
E-Course Reviews
Can e-learning help you Excel? The need for Excel training is widespread: Excel is on nearly every desktop in America, but the program can present novice users with an unfamiliar and confusing environment. To help you choose the best introductory...
Editing Digital Video
The previous installment of Software Roundup reviewed the top digital video cameras. By now, you have your camera, you've shot a few scenes, and you're ready to add the video to your latest e-learning project. But to produce polished video clips, you'll...
Gender-Biased Learning
Does the way we learn (and are taught) come in pink and blue? * How gender shapes the way we learn has been studied from two main perspectives: One, the examination of sex differences in biology and the cognitive-processing approach of brain research....
Girl Gangs
They not it goin' on Main Points * Many women have risen to the time-crunch challenge by forming small groups called Girl Gangs that get together regularly in person, by phone, or via email to talk about life and career. * Given the demands...
Mailbox
Questioning Questions I'd like to comment on Dorothy Leeds's article, "The Power of Questions" (Training 101, October). As someone who believes in the importance of great questions for learning, I appreciate Leeds's perspective. However, I must...
Media Reviews
The lion's share of desktop training programs cover Microsoft Office. Here's a look at courses from four of the main players. ITC Learning offers a choice between a basic introduction and the Microsoft MOUS Certification course. The instruction...
Meeting Machina
Deus ex machina is a term invented by Hellenic dramatists about 400 B.C. to save the day. A creaking crane would lower a god to the stage to help the hapless hero of the play. Hence, the "god out of the machine." Meeting producers, according to...
She Gets Questions
Online university accreditation is important if you need a public record of learning that will be widely accepted by employers, professional associations, and other colleges and universities. That's according to Vickly Phillips, CEO of geteducated.com....
Survey Says
Where employees train * in their cubicle or office, 39% * at home on own time, 35% * don't have time, 13% * at offsite workshops, 9% * at their company's learning center, 4% Source Frontline Website Employee growth * Major U.S....
T&d.Online
COMMUNITY This issue of T&D examines the recent buzz around training. A major reason for the training hype can be traced back to the rise in popularity and, we hope, functionality of e-learning. However, while many sing e-learning's praises,...
Ten Steps to Being Positively Engaging
Engage. to obtain and hold the attention of; to win, attract; to involve (Webster's). Picture 20 alert faces focused on you, bodies sitting up straight in their seats, eyebrows raised. They chuckle at your humor, ask thoughtful questions, and tell...
The Big (E)Sleep
Dirk Web is on the case with a new twist, dodging slugs, and trading in his roscoe for a PDA. (with apologies to Raymond Chandler) Dirk Web sat in his dingy office, looking out the grit-crusted window at the city and wondering how his life had turned...
The Real New Mi*****ium
And we swore last January that we'd never use that word again. But some sticklers insist 2001 is the true and scientifically accurate beginning of the...you know what...so it does present another opportunity to start fresh again, bring in the new,...
Time to Treat Learners as Consumers
Take a page from market research and create better learning. Main Points * How adults learn has received the most attention, but how they want to learn could potentially add more value to the learning experience. * Why not treat learners as...
Top 10 Things That Drive Co-Workers Crazy
Every day, co-workers do things that drive each other nuts. Failing to fill up the paper in the printer or copier. Not responding to voicemails and emails. Blaring radios and CDs from the other side of paper-thin cubicle walls. Office discourtesies...
Training across Cultures: What to Expect
Compare a John Wayne shoot-'em-up to any Bergman film and you'll see what I mean. A consultant from California is asked to conduct management training in Guatemala. A Chinese state enterprise hires a trainer from Illinois to conduct a train-the-trainer...
Training's HOT
Well, very, very warm. Main Points * Training jobs are paying more as companies are seeing the value of investing in training their employees. * The movement toward e-learning is forcing more firms to focus on training and the people who provide...
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