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Excerpts from the latest articles by our members. Click the title to read the entire article.

  • A Case for Chasing the Shiny and New
    When was the last time you heard that you shouldn’t be chasing the shiny and the new or risk your time, money and sanity with new fads? Recently I read Steve Wheeler’s post on Binge Learning where he recounted the story of his obsession with academic studies.  The “compelling nature ... read more
    Source: Helen BlundenPublished on 2017-01-17By activatelearning
  • Dude, Where’s My car? Fixing Brain Fog
    Brain fog. We’ve all been there. The world gets fuzzy around the edges. We feel like we’re suffering from a bad case of jet lag. Brain fog, UGH. Technically, brain fog is the feeling of confusion, forgetfulness, or a lack of focus. Maybe you have trouble thinking, feel moody ... read more
    Source: Shannon TiptonPublished on 2017-01-13By Shannon Tipton
  • E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2017
    Sydney is evidently the place to be for e-learning pro’s who are keen to develop their knowledge and skills this year. Even EduTECH, the darling of Brisbane’s educational technology scene, is travelling south for the winter. Having said that, there are opportunities elsewhere, and more will emerge as time marches ... read more
    Source: Ryan TraceyPublished on 2017-01-09By Ryan Tracey
  • FocusOn Learning Day 3, my Summary, and Leaving Austin
    This is my fifth and final post about the FocusOn Learning conference that wrapped in Austin, Texas. This video log discusses day 3 of the conference, my brief summary, and leaving Austin. In this video, David Kelly, Bianca Woods, Joe Ganci, and Nancy Reyes. This also includes a brief clip of my ... read more
    Source: Tom SpiglaninPublished on 2016-06-14By Tom Spiglanin
  • Downsizing Casualties – A form of Professional PTSD?
    HR Planning and Strategy courses eventually come around to the distasteful topic of “downsizing”. They talk about “survivors” and politely organic methods of reducing headcounts, like attrition, and smart moves like work redesign and evolution, but there are many times when an organization – rightly or wrongly – just chooses ... read more
    Source: Mark SheppardPublished on 2016-03-21By Mark L. Sheppard
  • Leveraging the Pharma Cycle Meetings
    Cycle meetings or POA (plan of action) meetings are common staple a few times  a year within the pharmaceutical business. These meetings usually bring together the sales colleagues and present an opportunity to calibrate the team on action plans, build reinforcement around key strategies, provide an update on the market ... read more
    Source: Sunder RamachandranPublished on 2016-02-24

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