The values of ongoing, organization-wide learning are well-documented and numerous, but that doesn’t mean that implementing this kind of learning is always easy or straightforward.  In fact, it’s difficult enough that thought leaders across the business landscape are identifying common problems and stumbling blocks to the successful implementation and execution of organizational learning initiatives. Here
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There’s a human tendency to hold on to “truths” for dear life, regardless of events that bring their veracity into question.  In fact, we tend to go even further—see belief perseverance, or the strange phenomenon of the mind holding on more tightly to a belief when faced with evidence that contradicts it. It takes conscious
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Mixing humor and entertainment has proven to be a successful strategy in many arenas.  We need look no further than the lasting success of The Daily Show to see its viability; in fact, The Daily Show was just the first breakthrough of ‘infotainment’, leading to highly successful spinoffs (The Colbert Report) and others that were
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The idea of continuous learning is one that, paradoxically, seems to make perfect sense and still merits examination.  It seems that many businesses still seem to appreciate the concept, but not the practice.  Let’s look at the real value of continuous learning and see how it can benefit organizations—not in the abstract, but in the
Localization, or the process of modulating content for a new audience that may have linguistic, cultural, or other factors that differentiate them from your ‘home’ audience, has never been a one-to-one process.  Even with the numerous translation services available online and elsewhere, the practice has never been as simple as “original content in, localized content
Distance learning went from a possibility to a likelihood to a necessity faster than most of us could imagine.  With the pandemic unconcerned about our timelines or habits, few parents, educators, or students were ready for the transition, and many questions remain.  Perhaps the most salient one relates to classroom connections: how can educators form
Some of my students have no access to a computer or broadband internet at home, making it difficult for them to attend the zoom meetings or even access the course’s page. Before covid-19, those who did not have a computer or internet at home could utilize the computer lab on campus or go to the
Last spring, I had the privilege of teaching two courses. One, I co-taught with a colleague, and the other, I led independently. Compare to my colleagues in our department; I have the least teaching experience. Sure, I have taught some courses during my graduate school days, but that experience was a pale comparison to their
At this point in 2021, it seems considerably easier to name positions that haven’t been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic than to name those that have. It’s been a major shift for almost every organization, from public to private, but one that we’ll focus on today deserves special attention: educators. Faced with the daunting task
  What exactly is meant by the term “work-life skills,” and how important are they to your organization? Forbes writer Liz Guthridgeprovides a great starting place for understanding the term and its value by first addressing the idea of “soft skills,” which are now considered “more important than technical skills” by many CEOS, even as
It’s no revelation or surprise that remote work is now more common and needed than ever before. As the COVID-19 crisis continues to render in-office work difficult (if not impossible) for many, remote work will likely remain the predominant mode of work for millions for some time. Numerous challenges come from this shift, so let’s
What, exactly, is microlearning? Jack Makhlouf defines it as “a teaching style that involves short bursts of highly engaging and interactive information,” and relates it to the type of information you receive from blurbs and short posts on social media. While his argument that “the information you read on Twitter can be considered learning” might