Listen: Discover Financial Services’ Jon Kaplan on tuition assistance programs and the importance of building trust among your learning team

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Like many bosses, Jon Kaplan thought he was a good leader. April 2019 Profile: Discover Financial’s Jon Kaplan. Jon Kaplan was, until May of this year, vice president of training and development for Discover Financial Services. We talked about the tuition assistance program.

ProtoMedia/Kaplan EduNeering Big Virtual World Announcement

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Million in Series B Financing Led by Kaplan Ventures. Kaplan EduNeering concurrently forms strategic reseller partnership with ProtonMedia. million Series B venture financing led by Kaplan Ventures. ProtonMedia will use the funds to extend its leadership position within life sciences by further integrating its ProtoSphere virtual collaboration environment with ComplianceWire®, Kaplan EduNeering’s validated cloud-based learning management system.

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Study Abroad, Employers Love It

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A March research study commissioned by Kaplan Inc. and conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit surveyed more than 1,000 recent college graduates from around the world about their colleges’ study abroad programs.

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Putting People First

CLO Magazine

When it comes to learning, Jon Kaplan truly understands the importance of emotional engagement. Kaplan finally confessed his secret to a classmate and got the remedial help he needed, but by then he had become “incredibly ashamed” and his academic performance suffered through grade school.

Bloomsburg University Instructional Technology Students Win Awards

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Both Jessica and Anthony (as well as most of our students this semester) already have jobs working at Kaplan-EduNeering and BMS. But students don't get out of the program without a lot of hard work. Tags: Out and About programming ID Degree

CLOs, Forget Executive Education: You Need to Invest in the Frontline


When it comes to planning a learning and development program, it’s easy to focus on the leaders that make the big decisions. Most organizations surveyed for the report said they offer development opportunities to frontline workers and plan to maintain or enhance these programs in the future. But many respondents also indicated that fewer than half of their frontline workers are accessing these programs.

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The Biggest Myths in Learning and Development

Absorb LMS

In the early 1960s, philosopher Abraham Kaplan and psychologist Abraham Maslow independently described the idea that being in possession of an instrument affects our perception. ” I was immediately hooked and began creating simple computer programs to teach music theory.

“Experience the Difference” at SCCE’s 17th Annual Compliance & Ethics Institute, October 21-24, 2018, Las Vegas

Interactive Services

The sessions offered at the Compliance & Ethics Institute not only identify the challenges, but also point to solutions that can help create more effective compliance and ethics programs. Minneapolis, Minn.

TCC09: Engaging Students with Scenario Based Learning in Online Environments

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Presenters: Lyndon Godsall, Kaplan University School of Criminal Justice. Amy Hilbelink, Kaplan University School of Nursing. This model could be used in other programs too–the structure of having scenarios is the important part. Office Legos.

Survey says…. Employees are thriving with Axonify’s modern learning approach


More than 4,500 employees from organizations including Walmart, PointClickCare, Kaplan, Ceridian and Bloomingdales participated in the first round of the Axonify Learner Survey. The results from our Axonify Learner Survey are in.

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The Future of Executive Education Is Here

CLO Magazine

It includes tiered programs specifically designed for all levels of the organization as well as key phases of employee and professional development. These programs focus on high-potential internal talent viewed as game changers, culture carriers and pioneers for their business.

Top tips from industry experts to maximize learning success in 2020


For Jon Kaplan (former Chief Learning Officer at Discover Financial Services) this can only be achieved if we are living up to the digital experiences users are familiar with outside the workplace. In 2019 Elucidat launched the Learning at Large podcast.

Can You Teach Diversity and Inclusion?

CLO Magazine

Or, as Giovanna Ramazzina, head of LPD — leadership and professional development — for international education-company Kaplan said, teaching diversity and inclusion requires a growth mindset rather than a quick mindset approach. “It Training alone is rarely enough.

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Information, Press Releases and Industry Happenings

Kapp Notes

The Motorola Foundation, in association with the Innovation Generation program, has awarded a $50,000 grant to Iowa State University to fund a games development competition that encourages students to create video games and educational training applications. ProtonMedia began development on the integration of ProtoSphere and Lync Server 2010 earlier this year, via its participation in Microsoft’s UC Developer Platform Technology Adoption Program (TAP).

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Tell Me a Story

Kapp Notes

Last week I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the 5th Annual Kaplan-EduNeering Knowledge Summit (more about my speaking with Nadira Hira in another post.) I meet some wonderful speakers and great Kaplan-EduNeering clients.

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PARC is 40!

Jay Cross

I am really looking forward to the program: PARC made magic happen. Ron Kaplan, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Bing. 6:00 PM Registration & Hors d’oeuvres | 7:00 PM Program.

Higher^2 Education

Clark Quinn

There were some inspiring talks, including Mark Milliron of the Gates Foundation, and a ‘debate’ between Peter Smith of Kaplan (and author of a new book on the topic of higher education) and David Longanecker of WICHE (WCET’s ‘parent’). While the for-profit schools are providing competition to drive more market-focused courses, the time taken to get a program approved, and an institution accredited, provide barriers to being truly market-driven.

Philadelphia ASTD Meeting Lot of Fun

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Lia presented a fascinating example of how her organization build a virtual factory using an interface with an ERP software program to mimic the supply and demand elements of a factory.

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel


Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. That’s how we partner with our clients to increase the business results they achieve through their learning programs.

18 Top Learning Systems Trends to Watch in 2018

Talented Learning

Purdue acquired Kaplan University. This has opened the door for small and medium-sized buyers to invest learning platforms to support education programs for employees, channel partners, customers and other external audiences.

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A Conversation with Bryan Austin of mLevel

Kapp Notes

Bryan has had a distinguished career in corporate Learning & Development, including leadership roles with Skillsoft, Kaplan, AchieveGlobal and NETg. One of our clients deployed 28 sales training programs to their sales force in less than three months.

Top Chief Learning Officer Conferences of 2019


Plus, you will learn new ways to retool, reinvent, and improve your current learning and development program. John, Human Capital Media; Jon Kaplan, Discover Financial Services, Mike Prokopeak, Chief Learning Officer Magazine; Nicole Hajdrowski, US Foods, and Skip Marshall, DXC Technologies.

Out and About: Past and Upcoming Events

Kapp Notes

Upcoming Events March Tuesday, March 23, 2010: Presenting at an AdvaMed event called Employee Training Under FDA Scrutiny: Creating and Maintaining Robust Training Programs. May Thursday and Friday, May 6-7, 2010: Kaplan EduNeering Knowledge Summit. Here are some blog postings, presentations and up coming events that I am trying to keep track of so I decided to put them all in one place.

PARC turns 40, Churchill Club turns 25

Jay Cross

PARC (Palo Alto Research Center) is the birthplace of ethernet, object-oriented programming, the PC (Dynabook, Alto), and lots more. Ron Kaplan, a 25-year PARC veteran who’s now the principal researcher for Bing, pitched in some commentary about the commercialism of research innovation.

Learning In Practice Awards 2012

CLO Magazine

Coldwell Banker sales associates generate on average $6,500 more in gross commission per year if they attend a strategic learning program. Kaplan uses Carnegie Speech to assess and train English learners' speaking skills. HBP partnered with health insurance firm Humana to develop a program to provide new hires with a fundamental understanding of health insurance and the broader insurance business.

Top Learning Systems Trends – A 2019 Extended Enterprise Market Guide

Talented Learning

Kaplan acquired i-Human Patients. By working closely with professionals at all stages in their careers, these organizations can pinpoint critical skills that are missing from formal education and certification programs. Welcome to our 5th annual trends post!

When the Boss Needs People Skills

CLO Magazine

A chapter by Joyce and Robert Hogan, founders of Hogan Assessment Systems, where the author works, and Rob Kaiser of Kaplan DeVries, published in the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology illustrated that at least 50 percent and as many as 75 percent of managers will fail. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean they can’t improve their EQ, but no program can get someone from zero to 100 percent.

Top 60 eLearning Posts for October 2010

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The approach to strategy development depends on several factors such as your organizational structure, existing learning programs, organizational learning culture, and the value executives place on informal learning. Kaplan (8). I look forward to doing this each month as I always find that I missed some REALLY great content. October 2010 did not disappoint! Here is the best from this past month.