Category Archives: The Learning Business

Find out what’s going on beyond your borders

        If you want to learn what’s going on in learning and development worldwide, join me in Berlin this December for Online Educa. You’ll connect with colleagues from a hundred countries! This is the 20th anniversary of … Continue reading Continue reading

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Free-form responses on MOOCs+Business

Free-form responses. n=20, Business+MOOCS Survey 2/25-26/2103 What is positive about MOOCs? Remote access to material/course heretofore unavailable 2/26/2013 3:48 PMView Responses I had access to professionally presented information that I otherwise would not. 2/26/2013 3:16 PMView Responses Available anytime and free. Ability to move at own pace. 2/26/2013 7:36 AM Access to content, arranged logically […] Continue reading

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Update from Europe

Foreign environments exhilarate me. I just got back from Online Educa Berlin and a series of private conversations in Europe. Insights are overflowing my ability to record them and I’m having a ball. Online Educa always leaves a special afterglow. Over the course of three days, I conversed with hundreds of colleagues from forty or fifty […] Continue reading

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Hangout: Continuing Professional Education 2017-2022

Join me tomorrow, Friday, April 27, at 9:30 Pacific/12:30 Eastern in a Google+ Hangout to talk about the future of continuing education five to ten years out. Let’s pretend we’ve just ridden our time machine to 2020. How will professionals … Continue reading

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Michael Allen describes the future of authoring systems

At DevLearn 09, Michael Allen gave us a peek at a new authoring system under development at Allen Interactions. (In case you didn’t know, Michael was chief architect of Authorware, the precursor to Macromedia and granddaddy of digital authoring systems.) … Continue reading

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Impact, a new journal on workplace eLearning

The inaugural issue of Impact, the Journal of Applied Research in Workplace E-learning just appeared on the web. You can read this first issue on the web for free. (Disclosure: I am on Impact’s Editorial Board.) I’ve read a little … Continue reading

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LearnTrends: More Backchannel

Tony O’Driscoll delivered a fantastic at LearnTrends this morning. The recording will be up shortly but you may want to look at the back channel to see what you missed. The back channel is a step toward evolving a conversation … Continue reading

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On the road again

Last month, immigration officials began hassling me because every square inch of my passport was filled up with stamps and visas. I mailed it to Washington to have extra visa pages inserted. Now I’m sweating bullets because I’m supposed to … Continue reading

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Origins of "eLearning"

On April Fool’s Day of this year, I wrote the following page in the Learnscaping un-book. I meant to be serious. Coincidence happens. Isaac Newton (1643–1727) and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz (1646–1716) invented calculus at the same time but independently of … Continue reading

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Dawn of the Un-book

Effectiveness Column in June 2008 CLO magazine Malleability, multimedia, and more CLOs know that extracting meaning from growing mountains of information is tougher than ever before. The walls between disciplines are falling. Specialization, knowing more and more about less and … Continue reading

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