User Assistance: Standard Gauge

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

It started well, with a decision by the British Government's Secretary of State for the Colonies that all colonies should adopt standard gauge. Let's think standards, and how standard adoption by an industry can go horribly wrong with enormous, long-term financial consequences. There are many standards in technical communication, and their adoption is haphazard and parochial, to put it kindly. Are technical communicators generally reluctant to adopt standards?

E-Learning is Becoming More Social: Here’s How it’s Happening


Advances in computing power and graphics abilities, not to mention the large-scale adoption of the Internet, have dramatically changed how e-Learning is conducted. In Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel “Ready Player One”, he describes entire virtual schools rendered in a virtual environment, the Oasis. In “Ready Player One”, the users of the Oasis are galvanized to compete in a competition to find keys and unlock doors. In March of 1999, the movie “The Matrix” was released.

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Learning Experience : the best workplace environment you need

Learning Wire

Nowadays, big names have already adopted the designing strategy for their office – and it’s working well. It is indeed not a space for working, but rather a place for recharging your batteries during the day – an oasis of peace. From the age of 25 until 65 (for the lucky ones), this is the place where we will traditionally spend around 80% of our awake time. This is where we will learn, accomplish and mature the most, this is where who we are will be formed.

48 Books Every Aspiring Chief Learning Officer Should Read


Other readers have called it “an oasis of engagement ideas and tools”, “a must-have reference guide for new virtual trainers”, and “like a cookbook for the online trainer”. I might be biased, but being part of the learning and development community is not only fascinating but rewarding.