Training, Innovation, KM, & eLearning

2007 Industry Report - Training Magazine
U.S. organizations shelled out $58.5 billion for training this year (including payroll and training budgets). These numbers are up 4.8 percent

Haman's Innovative Investigator Questions (2007 Version) - Alex Chua's Blog
Gerald Haman devoted over 16 years to fine tune and perfect just six questions. Indeed that's a long time, but innovators discovered the questions keep getting better

The Convergence of Learning and Knowledge Management - Mohamed Amine Chatti's ongoing research on Technology Enhanced Learning
Learning and KM solutions have to fuse; that we should speak about union and fusion of the two fields rather than intersection or complementary relationship between them and that the two fields are increasingly similar in terms of input, outcome, processes, activities, components, tools, concepts, and terminologies.

Growing pains: The emergence of 'e-learning' - HR Zone
E-learning still has a long way to go if it is ever to take over traditional training methods, but as part of the learning and development armoury it offers some tempting benefits and many agree that its strength is that it isn't trying to replace the tried and tested methods.

TRIZ, DFSS, Brainstorming: Which Methodology is Best? - Design News
Do you believe in structure, brainstorming or a combination of the two? Obviously, both have merit, but what is the best way to consistently come up with innovation that matters technologically and commercially?


elearning, PACTwiki, Creativity, Instruction, & mLearning

What Steve Jobs Can Teach You About Designing E-Learning - Articulate
People can only retain so much information at one time. So, its important to design your elearning courses (even simple ones) so that the learner can recall as much as possible.

PACTWiki - Guy Wallace
A resource and resource guide for all PACT Practitioners adopting and adapting the "starter-set" of PACT concepts, models, methods, tools and techniques.

Talks Larry Lessig: How creativity is being strangled by the law - TED
Larry Lessig gets TEDsters to their feet, whooping and whistling, following this elegant presentation of "three stories and an argument."

Religious wars - Clive on Learning
Training, like education, has for too long endured the unnecessary battle between two camps, which could be characterised as the 'left brainers' and the 'right brainers'.

Handheld Learning 2007: Keeping up with Change (Marc Prensky) - Learn 0n-the-go
What educators need now are frameworks and paradigms for deploying mobile technologies to engage learners and enhance learning; open, scalable mobile learning products and systems that educators everywhere can use, deploy and develop to allow learners to create, share, and reflect; and content that works across mobile platforms.


Brain cells, Miscellaneous, Sensemaking, Education, & Web 2.0

It's a general belief that the circuitry of young brains has robust flexibility but eventually gets "hard-wired" in adulthood. As Johns Hopkins researchers and their colleagues report, adult neurons aren't quite as rigidly glued in place as we suspect.

Everything is Miscellaneous - KM World
In the book, I use the "miscellaneous" to mean the aggregation of everything, with the important difference that with the digital miscellaneous, we find all sorts of ways that the things are alike, all sorts of connections and relationships.

New forms of sensemaking - e4innovation.com
The multifaceted possibilities of modern technologies represent a quantum leap in the ways in which we can interact information. Knowledge can now be represented in a multitude of different ways - beyond linear text.

The Science Education Myth - Business Week
Forget the conventional wisdom. U.S. schools are turning out more capable science and engineering grads than the job market can support.

Growing Pains: Can Web 2.0 Evolve Into An Enterprise Technology? - Information Week
Forget outsourcing. the real threat to IT pros could be Web 2.0. While there's a lot of hype and hubris surrounding wikis, mashups, and social networking, there's also a lot of real innovation--much of it coming from increasingly tech-savvy business users, not the IT department.