The present world's economic woes are opening up new opportunities for innovative forms of education and training such as informal learning, e-learning and blended learning. Faced with shrinking budgets, the use of learning technologies is becoming increasingly attractive for businesses.
Toyota has a special culture, deep-rooted values, and respect for their workforce. Toyota's tradition is to NOT lay off employees during hard times. This tradition hasn't really been put to the test until now. And Toyota has stuck to its guns and its values.
Since the training, the division has seen a 10% rise in customer satisfaction and a 56% improvement in resolution rates, according to surveys conducted before and after the training.
Internet users were more than twice as likely to patronize libraries as non-Internet users, according to the survey. Sixty-two percent of Gen Y respondents said they visited a public library in the past year.
Internet adopters see themselves more as co-creators instead of simply users. I tried to think of another technology revolution that could say the same, users as co-creators, and couldn't come up with one.
According to the 2007 Pew Internet & American Life Project, 22% of adults who viewed video online watched educational or training programs - more than sports, politics or music.
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We have just launched schooX. In shooX members can publish and attend eCourses, learn online and socially, improve their skills, manage their knowledge, organize web meetings in virtual classes, take and share notes, participate in groups and place questions. Each member has its Knowledge Box which is a central point of knowledge collection where it can store books, papers, links, files and videos. By sharing the Knowledge Box it becomes part of a collaborative Knowledge Management Tool.
schooX has a very nice UI and has a a lot of features which make online and collaborative learning very attractive. Over 500 Courses with Creative Common License from several Universities are already offered for free. In the next two months schooX will host over 2000 free Courses in a very broad range of categories. It is still in Beta Version as a lot of improvements regarding course uploading and skills management are made and a lot of new features are prepared. By the end of the year a lot of new features will make the site unique in its field for everyone who want to learn online and share its knowledge with others.
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