• Sep 05
    2012
    If you were a fly on the wall of any corporate conference room, what would you see? In today’s company meeting, managers carry personal tablets− not paper file folders. Employees share documents on the fly as they discuss the latest project developments. Personal devices have become indispensable for most professionals; it would only follow that they could be invaluable in the classroom as well. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is ...
  • Aug 30
    2012
    A few years ago, the famous magicians Penn and Teller gained some notoriety by sharing seven basic techniques that most magic tricks are based on: Palming – Holding an object in an apparently empty hand Ditching – Secretly disposing of an unneeded object Stealing – Secretly obtaining a needed object Simulating – Giving the impression that something that hasn’t happened actually has Loading – Secretly moving an object to a ...
  • Aug 24
    2012
    As I’ve traveled North America (at the moment I’m in Calgary, Canada as the lead instructor on the LogicalCHOICE Learning Experience Tour) I have come to a somewhat unexpected conclusion: people give Instructors way too much credit for their brilliance. Hear me out. I think people in general underestimate the ability of a good classroom facilitator to work miracles on delivering professional courses. We do it every day. We revive ...
  • Aug 21
    2012
    In recent years, workforces have become increasingly disperse due to globalization, mergers and acquisitions, and the dramatic rise in virtual offices. Employee training and development organizations are challenged to provide flexible instructional training solutions that address the fundamental changes in client/employee geographies. In order to remain competitive, meet customer requirements, and build long-term customer relationships, employee training and development organizations and instructors today look for ways to accommodate the changing ...
  • Jul 31
    2012
    *80 million young adults born between 1976-2001 Some years back I attended my son’s “Back to School Night.” (That’s where parents sit at small desks to meet our children’s teachers.) She told us something that I found fascinating. “Children today don’t learn the same way as we do. People of our generation (hmmm… she was about 30 so I took it as a compliment!) learned in a linear fashion, where ...
  • Jul 31
    2012
    In my last post I talked about the fears that surround BYOD in the workplace, not least of which are the potential for breeches in security and compliance. Yet companies today are making BYOD a safe and successful reality because they have adopted BYOD policies that protect users from… well themselves. And it’s working! Fact: According to CIO Magazine, the number of smartphones in use across the globe will reach ...
  • Jul 30
    2012
    There used to be a time when employees being out of the office meant no access beyond the telephone. Today, employees who are traveling or are home sick can still attend meetings, collaborate with colleagues and deliver multimedia assignments. The proliferation of personal devices, including laptops, Smartphones and tablets (BYOD) in the workplace− along with Wi-Fi in airports, coffee shops and residences − has made the workforce über-productive. The “plugged-in” ...
  • Jul 30
    2012
    BYOD has sparked discussion in debate in corporate boardrooms and amongst IT departments across the globe. The term refers to the recent trend of employees bringing their personal devices to work and using them outside the office to access company documents, collaborate with co-workers and share information. This month we will take a close look at BYOD in the office and in the classroom. The Case for BYOD in the ...