Janet Clarey

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

The Hechinger Report

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? When I think of these experiences, I always laugh at how uninformed people are about individuals who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). My AAC device is an iPad.

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I Googled what to do instead of screen time…

Janet Clarey

I hope to get one of my abandoned quilt projects completed before spring. The oldest, an applique quilt, has been in a box since 1993. With photo proof. The year 1993. I joined a quilting group. We did one block each month. I have 10.5 blocks done.

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In which I try to acquire nothing from Amazon for the entire month of January

Janet Clarey

Okay so I placed 55 orders with Amazon in 2019. That’s horrible and embarrassing! No wonder UPS and USPS know the corgis so well. My goal for January: buy nothing from Amazon. So far so good and it’s 1:30 PM on January 1st. Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash.

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MS 2017 Year In Review: A Meaningful, Productive, And Fun-Filled Year

Magellan Solutions

Quick as a wink, the end of 2017 approaches. In this article, we take a look back at the key moments that defined the year for our company and the people behind us. International events participation. The Philippine delegation in CeBIT 2017. Our chief executive officer, Fred Chua, attended two known international technology and development events last May namely, CeBIT and SODEC 2017.

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

2020 New Year’s Resolutions: Writing it down so it will stick

Janet Clarey

Historically I haven’t followed through with my New Year’s resolutions. For example, I bought a gym membership one January and went to the gym exactly once (so that was like a $299 work out). This year, I thought I’d write down my resolutions and then document my progress throughout the year. I went with “more” or “less” list because I think that’s more do-able on a monthly basis. Let’s go, Janet!

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.

Quote of the Day

Janet Clarey

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


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.

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.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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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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.

Don't Pick Your Next LMS Until You Read This Guide!

With so many factors and people to consider, how do you make sure you pick the right LMS? It’s simple: This guide covers crucial considerations with actionable advice and professional insights, so you know you’ve picked the perfect eLearning solution.

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.

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.

6 Ways to Secure (More Of) a Budget for Your Customer Education Program

Whether you’re looking to kickstart or expand your customer education program, you need access to a budget. Learn how you can demonstrate the positive ROI of customer training and make the case for securing a larger budget in our latest eBook!

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.”

Is competency more important than credentials? A warning against degree inflation

Janet Clarey

This US-focused HBS article discusses “degree inflation” – the practice of employers demanding bachelor’s degrees for job that don’t require them. Because the pool of graduates is limited, the author explains, this practice can cause a misalignment between supply and demand, especially for middle-skills positions. Complicating matters are automated hiring tools often exclude applicants without college degrees.

Thinking of implementing AI technologies?

Janet Clarey

Here’s a great (kinda wonky) article by Ben Lorica on O’Reilly’s “On Our Radar.” ” Ben shares slides from a recent presentation, offering an overview of the state of adoption of AI and suggestions to companies interested in implementing AI technologies. Ben also shares a sketch of a typical tech stack for intelligent applications.

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., better retention) than instruction delivered at one-time. follow that link to a great paper by Will Thalheimer – worth your time). That said, it seems there are still a fair amount of one-time events being developed.

[On-Demand Webinar] The State of Customer Education: Trends and Benchmarks Report

Speaker: Sandi Lin & Linda Schwaber-Cohen

In this webinar, Skilljar CEO Sandi Lin shared learnings from Skilljar's recent study and her insights on the state of Customer Education. She dug into key findings so you can benchmark against industry trends and understand how your strategy and metrics compare.

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 I don’t see my siblings as often as I see the UPS guy and they live within walking distance of my home.) This is not the behavior of a long-time aspiring minimalist, this is the behavior of a professional consumer. It’s not something I’m remotely proud of.

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. I’ve thought about what I wanted to do with this blog for some time and decided that rather than delete it, I’m changing its focus. Going forward, I will be writing about my life experience and observations as a Gen X generation working woman. As always, thanks for reading.

What will L&D need the most help with to be successful over the next 10 years?

Janet Clarey

I recently had to answer a question for a presentation: “What will L&D need the most help with to be successful over the next 10 years?” ” I came up with six areas: L&D needs to get “unstuck.” ” There are many, many smart L&D people who (I think) know the way they’re working today isn’t going to hold 10 years from now but can’t move to the next level. They’re stuck.

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.” ” I remember sitting in a cable car that was loaded with the Guild’s conference attendees and wondered how I could bail on my conference and attend the Guild’s conference instead. The eLearning Guild’s conference seemed to be much cooler – lots of instructional design and e-Learning types.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Ounces matter: Mashing up business travel and minimalist camping

Janet Clarey

In 2015, I traveled roughly ten weeks for work and went on some solo backpacking camping trips for pleasure and sanity. Backpacking alone was new to me and it really turned me on to minimalist camping where ounces matter. I missed having my husband/manservant lugging all the big, heavy stuff about 3 miles into my first hike. I had no idea! So selfish!

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. Let me back up… Bloomfire is a knowledge sharing platform but how I use it has been a bit unusual – I’m not the typical use case.

What do we actually do in isolation anymore?

Janet Clarey

A guest post on VB Business titled Coming 2014: a smarter, interconnected you identified four changes to keep an eye on next year. The last paragraph under the first prediction says: …a new era of social experiences around activities that were previously done individually; those experiences will no longer be consumed in isolation, but in a living, breathing network.

Virtual Edge Summit 2011 Session: Virtual-Enabled Learning Programs with Emma King

Janet Clarey

The last time I was in Las Vegas I had just graduated from college, it was the 80s, and I was with my parents and grandparents who were visiting from Scotland.

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Oh crap, it’s my day for the book tour.

Janet Clarey

That weekly calendar pop up I received every week for the PAST SEVERAL WEEKS reminding of the day I was to contribute to my good friend Jane’s book tour just kept getting pushed back.