Janet Clarey

STUDENT VOICE: As a person with autism, I spend lots of time studying, attending class — and explaining that I am not deaf

Janet Clarey

Jordyn Zimmerman, an Ohio University student, is a person with autism. Have you ever tried having a conversation with someone on campus, when they hesitantly and ever-so-awkwardly start signing to you? Or have you ever asked another student a question and had them respond to you in writing?

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Unicorn dreams — more on well-being (in a stream-of-consciousness style)

Janet Clarey

It’s not like I *expected* to have a vivid dream last night after taking a bath with “Unicorn Dreams” bubble bath. Certainly not a weird dream about (of all things) eyebrows. Eyebrows! But there you go. I suspect the catalyst for this eyebrow dream was not a quirky bubble bath product but subconscious advertising (read: Instagram ad) for a fad du jour: the boy brow (fun fact: there’s a Boy Brow Room in NY…look it up).

Quote of the Day

Janet Clarey

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true - Francis Bacon. Quotes

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Maybe this is my one blog post for 2019? Or, maybe not? We’ll see…

Janet Clarey

I just received my web hosting invoice from Laughing Squid so decided to check on my blog to see if it was still “here.” ” It is. I noticed I blogged exactly once in 2018 and it wasn’t even an interesting post. This post might end up being the only one I publish in 2019 and I’m already pretty sure it’s not going to be very interesting either. At least it’s starting out that way. I’ve been thinking a lot about well-being lately.

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Be kind.

Janet Clarey

I don’t feel like making a Venn diagram so you’ll have to imagine two circles that intersect. One circle says Trump. The other circle says Menopause. The intersection says: Twenty extra pounds and heart palpitations. Good times.

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What’s sold to us as normal

Janet Clarey

It’s been one year since 1/4 of eligible US voters decided the worst of men should be President of the US.

I am world’s worst aspiring minimalist (except for hoarders)

Janet Clarey

During the time period I was all hopped up on becoming a minimalist (pretty much the past two years) I placed 119 orders on Amazon. This means UPS delivers an Amazon package to my house roughly once a week. (I

Can this blog be revived?

Janet Clarey

I started this blog in February of 2007. It has basically been inactive for the past few years because my work-related writing is (and is required to be) published on Bersin, Deloitte Consulting websites and on Twitter.

WorkSearch: A New Concept In Hiring & Job Search Is Born

Janet Clarey

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Job Search & Hiring Process: Like so many things throughout our collective history, necessity (or frustration) spawns invention. The same is true of WorkSearch.

There’s Not a Skills Gap in the U.S… or Is There?

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There is no one ‘right’ online platform to support learning

Janet Clarey

If you’re in the profession of learning & development you would no doubt select “TRUE” to the following statement if it was presented as a test question: We know that instruction, when spaced over time, produces substantial learning benefits (i.e.,

Ten Lessons Over Ten Years

Janet Clarey

I was in San Francisco in 2003 at a conference that was held at the same time as The eLearning Guild’s “Annual Conference.”

New ways to consume and apply research

Janet Clarey

I’ve recently been given the opportunity to oversee The eLearning Guild’s research function, while continuing to oversee the Guild Academy, an opportunity I’m both grateful for and extremely excited about.

So you’re offering me the opportunity to pay you 50% more to get back a feature I just lost?

Janet Clarey

Yes, that’s what Bloomfire wants me to do. Apparently I’ve got two weeks make up my mind. If I don’t it looks like my rate may triple. Triple. I do not feel like a customer right now even though the company I work for pays them several thousand dollars each year.

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An algorithms tour

Janet Clarey

A year ago, I never would have thought I would be relying on a staff of eighty data scientists to dress me. But, I do. A year ago, in preparation for attending a conference, for example, I would’ve been trying on a stack of clothes in a dressing room and relying on a total stranger to tell me if what I had on looked good and fit well.

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The shift in how software and hardware is being built

Janet Clarey

I was pulled into this article when I read “a gigantic shift in computing is about to dawn upon us.” The gist – the US and China are investing heavily in designing high-powered AI chips to handle the linear algebra computations used in AI and this represents a fundamental change in how we build software and hardware. There are some examples of how these chips are being used – for face recognition, map street view, chatbots, and self-driving cars to name a few.

A Glimpse of Your Future Workforce – Now in Middle School

Janet Clarey

Some great stuff that wonderfully distracted me this week

Janet Clarey

Ought and Is by Stephen Downes. A nice reminder to be sensitive of inferences involving is and ought. “If wishes were horses,” goes the old saying, “then beggars could ride.” ” There’s wisdom in that. Certainly we may believe things ought to be one way or another.

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Welcome and welcome back! Returning to Bersin by Deloitte.

Janet Clarey

I’m thrilled to return to Bersin by Deloitte after a nearly three-year stint at The eLearning Guild. It sure feels nice (and unexpectedly cathartic) to see those “Welcome back!” ” messages.

Stop flailing. You’ll draw too much attention. Start failing.

Janet Clarey

As every scuba diver knows, panic is your worst enemy: when it hits, your mind starts to thrash and you are likely to do something really stupid and self-destructive. – Daniel Dennett, Philosopher.

The first tweets of some of the most followed people who tweet about workplace learning

Janet Clarey

Yesterday marked ten years of Twitter. In 2006 Jack Dorsey, an undergrad at NYU, published the first message. It was twttr then: Last week, Jane Hart posted a list of 50+ people who tweet about workplace learning.

Don’t look back (or down)

Janet Clarey

What’s your earliest memory of school? Mine is the school bus. Of course this “memory” might not be a true memory but me internalizing my mother’s story of her four-year old girl who was so small she had to board the bus knees first.

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How we ended up in an era of intentional ignorance

Janet Clarey

Here’s a six-month old essay about online media that resonated with me for a couple of reasons.

I’ll text you or something.

Janet Clarey

A nice end-of-year reminder to stop saying useless platitudes. Imagine the corporate L&D version of this. I also point you to this site because I’ve grown to love the Headspace app. It’s mission is to improve health and happiness through meditation and mindfulness, something most of us need to survive 2018. Headspace | 10 useless platitudes to stop saying in the new year | December 26, 2017

What does it take to become a Data Scientist?

Janet Clarey

Fun facts: Data Scientist is listed as the #1 job to have in the US in 2017, according to Glassdoor. The median base salary is $110,000. There will be about 2,270,000 data science positions in the US by 2020. There is a need for female data scientists! This article breaks down the data from 1,001 LinkedIn profiles of people working as Data Scientists and gives you a game plan for getting your foot in the door.

If you didn’t see that job ad, maybe you’re too old (age discrimination on digital platforms)

Janet Clarey

PROPUBLICA and The New York Times co-published an article about several companies that are recruiting applicants for jobs using targeted ads that exclude particular age groups. I’m not talking about millennials. At a time where companies look to remove unconscious hiring bias by utilizing talent acquisition software, this is alarming. An employment lawyer calls it blatantly unlawful. Facebook defends it as an accepted industry practice. And it’s not just them.

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Jane Hart really knows how to curate

Janet Clarey

My e-learning feed is probably the most boring of all my feed categories. I seriously need to clean it out. That said, there are always a few great finds. Jane Hart’s favourite 30 posts of 2017 is one of them. Enjoy! Modern Workplace Learning Magazine | Jane Hart’s favourite 30 posts of 2017 | December 19, 2017. Workplace Learning

Gallup’s State of the Global Workplace

Janet Clarey

Gallup has released its State of the Global Workplace report. You can access the executive summary by supplying your contact information. The full report is available for purchase.

Creation spaces are a key vehicle to accelerate learning

Janet Clarey

John Hagel writes about coming together in creation spaces – “a cell, a small group of people, typically somewhere between 3 to 15 people, who come together on a very frequent basis and share a common goal to have an increasing impact in some domain.” These small groups, he notes, connect to expanding networks with no limit to scaling potential. The cells, he goes on to say, embody the levels of a knowledge pyramid: skills, knowledge, capabilities and passion.

AI: Improving Workflow Through Worker Behaviors

Janet Clarey

The last paragraph of this article by Gigaom offers good advice about AI: look for solution providers that are using AI to help improve workflows based on workers’ behaviors. In my experience, this often means looking beyond solutions that are ready-made for learning. . Gigaom also identifies four “tectonic shifts” taking place that are driven by the need to provide “greater personalization and efficiency in how we use technology.”

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