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?