So how do you show that you can learn and adapt – and master – constant change?

May 15, 2013

My colleague, Bill Brandon, brought Brian Hall’s post 10 Technology Skills That Will No Longer Help You Get A Job to my attention when I was looking for feedback on what the most relevant and valuable professional development needs are of today’s training and learning technologies practitioners. Hall’s post ends with this: “To justify any salary, it’s […]

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Ten Lessons Over Ten Years

May 2, 2013

I was in San Francisco in 2003 at a conference that was held at the same time as The eLearning Guild’s “Annual Conference.” I remember sitting in a cable car that was loaded with the Guild’s conference attendees and wondered how I could bail on my conference and attend the Guild’s conference instead. The eLearning […]

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Is there value in defining mobile learning and classifying mobile devices?

February 14, 2013

While  writing our Mobile Learning Cookbook, I tweeted that… This simple statement served as a catalyst for debate of sorts that extended to Facebook and then back to Twitter. Andy Black jabbed at me a bit saying mobile learning has been around for a long time and that wearable integrated tech is the next wave.  […]

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Hello 2013

January 2, 2013

For me, 2012 will go down as a year I basically went dark publicly. While I wrote a lot for my work, I think I posted here just 5 times.  Good grief, three or four years ago I probably was posting 5 times in a week! As 2013  begins, it seems an ideal time to […]

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A Glimpse of Your Future Workforce – Now in Middle School

May 7, 2012

Six months ago Thomas Suarez, a 6th grader from Los Angeles, spoke at a TEDS event about the making and sale of an “app”  he created on his own – “Bustin Jieber” (a whack-a-mole type anti-Justin-Bieber game.)  (There’s nearly 2 million views of the video on YouTube so you may have seen it.) Anyway, he’s […]

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Why Should Mobile Learning Be on Your Mind?

May 1, 2012

I read the article Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years”  and, coupled with some research on mobile video I’m doing, paused because I suddenly felt like I was missing something. It was one of those “wait – what?” moments that I sometimes get as an analyst because you […]

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Another Stake in Ground for Blackboard: Two New Investments in the Open-source E-learning Market

March 29, 2012

Blackboard’s statement of principles about open source says it is “committed to supporting the growth, development and use of open source technologies in education worldwide.” Blackboard also says it “expects to make significant contributions to the community to help ensure that open source options remain strong, reliable and sustainable for all.”  To that end, Blackboard […]

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Curatr: Using Visualization Navigation for Static Content with Social and Gamification Elements

March 1, 2012

I have been playing around with Curatr for a few weeks now not only as a platform for social learning but as a social publishing tool as well. Curatr is a stand-alone or integrated (with API) cloud-based platform that allows you to browse content  in a more visible fashion and more… Publishing research and publishing […]

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Alternate Reality Games Part 1 – A Good Fit for L&D?

January 13, 2012

Alternate Reality Game (ARG)…an interactive story-based game, delivered through multiple “real world” modes (i.e., text, phone, Internet, print, and others) within which players must participate interactively and work collectively to solve “real world” problems the story presents. In our most recent High-Impact Learning Organization research, to be published shortly, we asked organizations to rate themselves […]

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Wait. What? I can buy an LMS with a credit card?

May 26, 2011

This is a cross post. Original at Bersin & Associates. We know from our LMS 2011 research that the LMS market is experiencing more fragmentation, specialization, and globalization. We also know that we primarily see this in three overlapping spaces: (1) integrated talent management suite providers (the fastest growing space, especially for large organizations and […]

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