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I Am What I Learn

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 09|25|o  » 3 Comments

President Barack Obama gave a boost to the learning industry when he called on the nation’s students to take greater responsibility for their education.
In short order, this led the U.S. Department of Education to launch a national video contest titled “I Am What I Learn.” Students from ages 13 and older are being asked to […]

Mobile Phones - So Much More Than a Phone

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 09|05|o  » 6 Comments

Over 4 billion individuals around the world today carry cell phones with them on daily basis; and many are also incredibly powerful computing devices.
In a recent article, Abhijit Kadle of Upside Learning detailed the myriad opportunities for uses of mobile phones:
1. Voice - Phones with voice only technology can be still used to learn languages, […]

Social Networking: Growing Among the 25-34 Age Group

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 08|11|o  » 6 Comments

New research proves what my teenage daughter has been saying for the past year: social networking sites have been taken over by what she calls “the older folks,”–those over the age of 25.
According to the U.K.’s government communications watchdog, Ofcom, 30% of U.K. adults have a social profile on Facebook (up from 21% in […]

Are You A Member of the Threshold Generation?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 07|28|o  » 13 Comments

I came across an interesting research report I want to share with all of you. According to Pew Research, just over half of all working adults ages 50 to 64 say they may delay their retirement – but here is the surprise: another 16% say they never expect to stop working.
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Pew calls these […]

The “Social” Behind Social Learning

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 07|23|o  » 0 Comments

Currently there is a stream of interest and activity about social learning—with much of the focus on the power of social learning to drive innovation in the enterprise by accessing a host of new technologies, tools and social software.
But the engine behind using social media for corporate learning requires the participation of people to […]

Corporate Social Networking: What Is Role Of HR & Learning?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 07|07|o  » 5 Comments

It’s no surprise that corporations have a love/hate relationship with the use of social media inside the company. As Business Week reminds us in recent article, there is reason for the tension inside companies on how they should handle usage of social media.
On the one hand, Millennials have social networking in their DNA, and are […]

Employers Using Twitter For Recruiting

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 06|22|o  » 17 Comments

I have been using Twitter and just like you fascinated at how Twitter has been a leading forum in reporting the situation in Iran. The US State Department themselves requested Twitter delay scheduled maintenance to avoid disrupting communications among and reporting from Iranian citizens as they gathered in protest.
Twitter has become an unexpectedly powerful […]

Twitter More Important Than LinkedIn, According To Survey

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 06|03|o  » 6 Comments

A recent poll on LinkedIn asked users a simple question: “What is the most important new platform for brands to master? Twitter, Facebook, the iPhone, Digg, or LinkedIn?”
The results may not be what you’d expect. Even though the poll was performed on LinkedIn, with more than 3,600 respondents so far, Twitter was deemed the most […]

Mobile Learning Re-Visisted

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 05|27|o  » 1 Comment

We have been spending a lot of time in recent posts talking about the enormous potential for m-Learning. In a span of only 20 years, wireless services have reached almost 50 percent of the world’s population. There are now more than 3 billion mobile subscribers globally, that number is expected to grow to 4.5 billion […]

iPhone Beats Kindle?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 05|13|o  » 5 Comments

Last week I presented interesting new findings on the Kindle’s expanding market, and asked you all to weigh in on whether it would continue to expand into the corporate training market. The preliminary consensus appears to be “no”.
The list of preliminary concerns raised in the comments section includes aesthetic concerns, such as bulk, and the […]

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