1. You Say Evaluation, I Say...

I’ve said elsewhere that technology is flattening society and giving the individual more control. One impact of this phenomenon is increased customer participation in the product development cycle. And not only in focus group...

2. Engineering Worthy Perfor...

I’ve been recently re-reading some of Thomas Gilbert’s book Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance. I have yet to see its equal since in the field of performance technology. Originally published in 1978, with a major...

3. Other Perspectives on Tra...

Different opinions make the world go around. Not a day after finishing Saul Carliner’s article suggesting that measuring the ROI of training is largely a futile effort and writing about it here, I picked up my June, 2009 issue of...

4. Is Assessing Training ROI...

  Saul Carliner wrote a thought provoking article in the June, 2009  Training magazine about the problems associated with attempting to measure ROI (return on investment) in training. Carliner points out, I think rightly, that...

5. The Power of Social Netwo...

Social network analysis (SNA) has been around for quite awhile, but is enjoying new prominence due to the rise in popularity of social media. Keith S. Swenson wrote an interesting article in the April issue of Talent Management magazine...
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Maybe You Tweet, But Will You Yammer?

Related to my earlier post about using Twitter as a workgroup collaboration tool, enterprise solutions are also emerging, tailored to the needs of a corporate environment. Yammer is one example. With much of...

WolframAlpha: A New Breed of Search

I spent some time today playing with WolframAlpha, a relatively new option for searching the vast knowledge base that is the Internet. Rather than offer up links to various sites that may contain relevant...

Being a Technology Steward

Any casual observer of current trends in the use of technology will notice some or all of the following: Content is accessible by everyone on an unprecedented scale Everyone can publish content It has become...

Twitter for Teams

By now, nearly every one knows something about Twitter, even if they aren’t using it themselves. The uses of Twitter are evolving rapidly and in a year, we may be seeing uses no one has yet dreamed of....
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