learning

My Views on Learnist, the latest ‘social learning’ venture

There are those who can’t avoid the temptation of beer, salt and sugary snacks at night and there are people like me who treat new learning and collaboration platforms infectiously. I wish I could turn my eyes away from these calorie-induced sites or applications, but I just can’t. Perhaps at the core I yearn to…

Micro-blogging can help build your organisational culture

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”  Henry Ford In the corporate world where deadlines are rampant, constant innovation is indispensable, workloads are mounting, and financial pressures are omnipresent, it’s no wonder the employees of many organisations feel as though they are disconnected from one another. Many employees have become…

Five Uses for Virtual Worlds in the Workplace

For the past two and half years at my real job as the head of learning and collaboration, we’ve been early adopters of a virtual world product called AvayaLive Engage, developed by a company named Avaya. It was formerly known as Web.Alive, and although I’m not a fan of the name change, that’s about the…

Shouldn’t We Just Best Buy Corporate Learning

Best Buy, a renown electronics retailer perhaps better known for its khaki pants and blue shirt dress code, could be viewed analagously with that of an evolved corporate learning structure. Imagine that you’re at one of their corporate stores. What do you see when you enter the store? There she/he is, the greeter: “Hello sir, how are you today?” As…

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