I came across the following piece when I was Googling around for information about new versus old forms of learning. I thought the picture in the article was worth more than a thousand words.
It sums up the problem.
There is a pool of always and rapidly changing, ever-growing knowledge that people need to know and the “training department” or whatever name it chooses, is the bottleneck between the knowledge and the people who absolutely need to know and know how to do.
What I especially liked about this article is that it does not just list the problems, it also proposes thoughtful solutions.
When we were thinking about creating a blog, we initially had all this great stuff we wanted to share – articles, stories, parts of research papers, quotes, pictures and more. Then we stopped to think about it …
What do we provide to our customers and clients when we design and deliver education and training? Simple. Value-add. Something useful.
So we decided that what we really wanted, what would really reflect who we are and what we do, would have a purpose. And that purpose would be to provide knowledge that we have learned during years of creating education and training programs around the world.
Knowledge that moves education and training from the traditional analog Industrial Economy, to the more innovative digital Knowledge Economy.
We have seen that we can raise what we call The Corporate IQ. That means that we can improve performance, increase innovation, add real revenue to your P&L. In short, we can help make your company smarter.
And we know that in this economy – a brutal, at times downright ugly, and far and away the most competitive worldwide marketplace ever imagined – only the smartest companies will win.
So our purpose is simple. Present knowledge that adds value to what you are doing in the area of corporate education and training. Make this one of the places that you come back to again and again for ideas, examples, great links and more. A place where you can become a knowledge star.
That’s what we mean by a purpose-driven blog.
Macmillan’s New Digital Textbooks Let Profs Reorder, Rewrite, and Stick It to Rival Academics
BY Dan NosowitzToday
Macmillan’s newly announced DynamicBooks textbooks are a huge change for the stodgy, ultra-conservative world of academic writing. The digital textbooks give professors the power to reorder chapters, insert extra reading, delete irrelevant passages, rewrite individual sentences, and scribble in the margins. Oh, and they’ll cost half the price of physical textbooks.
This is where it all happens. All that I am and will be. We’ve learned so much about how we learn and know so little. I love “brain rules” by John Medina because it translates what little we know into easy to digest and use chapters.
If you want add the current neuroscience about how the brain learns to your ability to facilitate any type of Knowledge Transfer then read this book.