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? Just for fun, I then decided to see how these entries would stack up against the perennial cool-kid: eLearning.

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Informal learning: Why it matters to a business

ProProfs

What the employer has to do is to develop a goal-oriented eLearning strategy for employees to follow, and make sure they know how to close performance gaps without adversely affecting the objectives of the company. Creative employers can even go as far as to establish a dedicated corporate blog where all team members can contribute, initiate discussions and bring up common problems for group solving.

Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

Last week I presented a session at ASTD TechKnowledge entitled eLearning 2.0 - Applications and Implications. 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. Getting Value from LinkedIn , Thomas Davenport and Blogging - He is Wrong!

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