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Oct 22, 2009

Even Superheroes need a CAPE

In a world filled with acronyms, I apologize for creating another– although, to be fair, I created this one a while ago. I’ve been building simulations for a long time– since 1985, actually. Now, while that’s a long time to be doing anything, I really have found simulation (and simulation-type activities) to be perhaps the most effective way to deliver application-based learning. And here’s the reason why: so much of learning is focused on knowledge transfer. You have a bunch of stuff in your head, and you want it to be in my head, too, so you shovel it in there. Then you probably want me to take a test to...

In a world filled with acronyms, I apologize for creating another– although, to be fair, I created this one a while ago....

Oct 22, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 2, Applying Transformative Learning

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

by Dawn Francis, Ed.D. In my earlier post, we defined what transformative learning was. Your next question is probably, “so what is...

Oct 21, 2009

Conversations with Clark

I’m blessed to know some of the smartest people in this industry. My friend Clark Aldrich pinged me today to take a...

I’m blessed to know some of the smartest people in this industry. My friend Clark Aldrich pinged me today to take a...

Oct 16, 2009

Becoming a Business Partner Tip # 4: Link Learning and Performance Interventions to Business Impact

by Sherry Engel According to an ROI Institute study of Fortune 500 CEOs, 96 percent of executives want to see the business...

by Sherry Engel According to an ROI Institute study of Fortune 500 CEOs, 96 percent of executives want to see the business...

Oct 16, 2009

Transformative Learning: Part 1, An Overview

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

You may have noticed that I’m presenting a paper in November at the 8th International Transformative Learning Conference. You might be wondering:...

Oct 9, 2009

Virtual Worlds and the Hype Cycle

When Gartner announced their recent report on virtual worlds and business a few days ago, I rather cynically tweeted: “Gartner reports on...

When Gartner announced their recent report on virtual worlds and business a few days ago, I rather cynically tweeted: “Gartner reports on...

Oct 7, 2009

Learning Partner or Business Partner?

Learning Director, Performance Consultant, Training Partner…is your title similar to any of these? How does your client view you…as a learning partner...

Learning Director, Performance Consultant, Training Partner…is your title similar to any of these? How does your client view you…as a learning partner...

Sep 28, 2009

Why a blog?

Okay, I admit when I titled this post, I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Why a Duck?” scene from the...

Okay, I admit when I titled this post, I couldn’t help but think of the famous “Why a Duck?” scene from the...

Feb 13, 2009

Creating Informal Learning Opportunities for Business Professionals, Part 1

Peter Henschel, former director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), said: “People are learning all the time, in varied settings...

Peter Henschel, former director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL), said: “People are learning all the time, in varied settings...

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