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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 […]

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 […]

Yale University Dean School Of Management Will Lead Apple University

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 11|11|o  » 2 Comments

My stepdaughter Deborah is a graduate of Yale’s School of Divinity and she called me yesterday in utter amazement. She could not believe what she was reading in Yale’s Alumni Magazine—that Dean Joel Podolny, the current Dean of Yale University’s School of Management, had been hired away to serve as the Dean for Apple’s own […]

Jet Blue University Uses Own Faculty To Test Social Media Tools

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 05|13|o  » 10 Comments

I have been giving seminars this past month on how companies are experimenting with social media to maximize knowledge sharing and collaboration and one theme is consistent across companies of various sizes and locations: they are turning to their training departments to be the test beds for using new social media tools like blogs and […]

Building Talent Internally Through Innovative Corporate/College Partnerships

» Posted by Jeanne Meister  » Posted on 05|06|o  » 5 Comments

Last week, I was interviewed at length by News & Observer, a regional newspaper operating in North Carolina for an article entitled “The New Work Study: Companies Invite Degree Programs, Employees Benefit.” The essence of the article was the growing trend among corporations to bring degree granting courses on-site at the company location. Actually, […]




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