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College Textbooks Delivered On Kindle: Will Corporate Learning & Development Be Next?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 05|05|o  » 15 Comments

On May 6, 2009 Amazon will unveil plans for a new version of its Kindle e-book reader. As reported in the Wall Street Journal, the new improved Kindle will sport a larger screen and other features designed to appeal to academic textbook publishers as the Kindle begins to target the college textbook market, a […]

Should You Leave Your Laptop Home In Favor of Your Smartphone?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 04|23|o  » 1 Comment

The growth of mobile devices continues; it is now estimated there are more than 3 billion mobile subscribers and this number is estimated to rise to over 4 billion by 2010. In particular, the size and growth of the Smartphone market is expanding rapidly and will exceed the laptop market for the next five years, […]

Social Networks Surpass Email:What’s The Impact On Corporate Learning?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 04|10|o  » 3 Comments

According to the Nielsen Online internet marketing and research firm, social network and blogs have become more popular than email:

As reported by eMarketer and CNET, after rising steadily in recent years, in this past year, social networks and blogs for the first time ranked ahead of email in the Nielsen Online study. This means that […]

Beyond iTunes U: Learning Via YouTube

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|29|o  » 4 Comments

Back in November I first wrote about the emerging potential of iTunes University as a vehicle for learning, when Yale University Dean Joel Podolny joined the Apple team to serve as Dean of their own learning system. This past February I wrote about iTunes U once more, as new research was released which confirmed the […]

Do You Dream In 140 Characters?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 03|12|o  » 6 Comments

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You know Twitter has hit mainstream when it becomes a topic for Jon Stewart and Social Media Analyst Jeremiah is talking about dreaming in 140 characters in his […]

The Power of iTunes U

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 02|27|o  » 1 Comment

Research is starting to show that students who listen to lectures on podcasts are showing high retention rates. This finding was reported in ReadWriteWeb and was uncovered after conducting research involving a test sample and a control sample of students.
According to Dani McKinney, a psychologist at the State University of New York in […]

Mobile Learning: Will Millennials Lead The Way?

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 02|17|o  » 1 Comment

One of my recent posts entitled From e-Learning To m-Learning talked about the enormous potential for m-Learning. This topic was debated recently by a panel of experts including Chad Hurley, CEO of YouTube, and Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, at the World Economic Forum last month.
The current estimates for mobile phone penetration are impressive: […]

Social Media Adoption Soars

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 02|04|o  » 2 Comments

The results are in for the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s survey of 2,253 adults: validating what we have seen in the workplace, adoption of social media is soaring with one third (35%) of American adult internet users having created a profile on an online social network. This is four times as many as […]

From E-Learning To M-Learning

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 01|16|o  » 18 Comments

By all accounts, mobile learning, termed “m-learning”, is on fire as a new method of accessing learning. As seen in the chart below, m-learning may be the learning tool of the future:

I see three trends fueling this new interest in m-learning:

More companies will explore mobile learning as an increasing number of tech-savvy Millennials enter the […]

Four Generations @ Work

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 09|30|o  » 4 Comments

Amid all the economic news of recent weeks there was an interesting release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) telling us what we already know: Now is not the time to retire.
According to the BLS, more older workers are staying in their jobs longer or returning after retiring. And as a result, among […]

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