Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio (and did you take instructor-led training with you, or what)?

Dashe & Thomson

My first Google search turned up this ambitious marketing assertion: Instructor-led training is considered to be the most effective method of corporate education, as it best facilitates real-time interaction, in-depth information sharing and direct response to questions. I’m not sure if it’s appropriate to use this acronym in a corporate blog, but: WTF? Maybe it really is the “most effective method of corporate education,” I thought.

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How Companies Are Approaching Diversity and Inclusion

Everwise

Corporations are now boring through traditional, more intrinsic categorizations (e.g, The Business Case For Diversity. The business case for diversity has become undeniable, as companies find that diversity and inclusion are directly correlated with improved business performance. Customers will increasingly evangelize a brand because of its diversity philosophy, giving diversity an ROI that is hard to ignore.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

There were about 7 examples mentioned including Intuit using a Wiki-like system for customers to ask questions/get advice around taxes, using a group blog with students prior to a formal learning event, the US Army's use of collaboration tools to share best practices in Iraq, and several others. The participants were Learning Professionals from a cross section of Corporations, Academia, Military, Government (IRS was well represented and a little scary) and Non-profits.

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