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Breaking Up with “Yeah, but…”

Learning Rebels

We have become the gate keepers of negativity. Yeah, blended learning is a better way to connect knowledge to people…but… Yeah, the path to connected learning is through mobile…but… Yeah, people should be in charge of their own learning…but… Yeah, learning does happen more outside the classroom…but… The list goes on, and on, and on. . It’s quite easy to think of reasons why a “thing” cannot work.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I discussed a bit of these issues in First Thoughts After ASTD Sessions. I'm writing this post for both attendees of the session to have some notes and for people who were not at the session to hopefully get value from the discussion that happened there. As such, I'm trying to: Report and discuss the results of an introductory survey that I conduct (thanks to the suggestion via Conference Breakout Sessions ). This was more of a prompt than it really was a true survey.

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Why Corporate Training is Broken And How to Fix It

Jay Cross

Training is out of sync with the times 11. What worked twenty years ago doesn’t work well in the social, always-on, networked world of business we now inhabit. Traditional training departments cannot build courses fast enough to keep up with the speed of change. Service industries challenge workers to acquire tacit knowledge — the kind of know-how one learns on the job, not in the classroom. The 20th Century was the great age of training.