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Book Review: Content Strategy for Mobile

Did you know that by 2015, more Americans will access the Internet through mobile devices than through desktop computers? This prediction by the International Data Corporation underscores the importance of getting content right for mobile devices.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Tin Can (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Lately there’s been a lot of talk about Tin Can and how this API (application programming interface) will revolutionize how we access information and how we learn. We asked Andy Whitaker, Tin Can API Strategist of Rustici Software, to...

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Launching the Start-Up of You

I recently read, The Start-Up of You, by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. Hoffman, the cofounder and chairman of LinkedIn, suggests you think of yourself as "an entrepreneur of your career." The reason for the new way of thinking,...

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Year’s End: Time for a Career Tune-Up

Many L&D professionals shine at helping others in their career development, but true to the saying, “the cobbler’s children have no shoes,” they tend to neglect their own development. The ultimate captain of your career is you, and Reid...

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Poor Writing Is No Laughing Matter

The title of Lynne Truss’ runaway bestseller Eats, Shoots and Leaves (Gotham Books, 2003) illustrates the impact of a wayward comma: A panda walks into a café. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires...

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Habits of Mind

Why do we do what we do, over and over? New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg was curious about how we form habits and how we might circumvent these patterns, and so he researched and wrote, The Power...

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How to Create an Online Portfolio

You may not be currently looking for a job, but it never hurts to have an up-to-date online portfolio of your work. And if your work samples are gathering dust in a folder somewhere, all the more reason to...

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Top 10 Infographics for L&D

Infographics—they’re everywhere. From uncovering sugar consumption in the U.S. to revealing the psychology of colors; infographics run the gamut of subject matter. So what about the field of L&D? We rounded up what we think are the top 10...

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The Beauty of Infographics

Infographics have been growing in popularity recently and it's almost impossible to go a day without seeing a new one. As learning professionals, we’re aware of the effectiveness that visuals add to learning design, but how about including infographics...

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Design for How People Learn

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way." ― Doris Lessing There’s a book that was released in the past year, Design for How People Learn, by Julie Dirksen,...