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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,...

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Introverts Get Their Time in the Spotlight

It's not easy being an introvert in an extroverted world. Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, says that the rise of the Industrial Age in the United States has...

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Conquer Information Overload with Content Curation

How do you cope with information overload? A recent McKinsey study found that the average knowledge worker spends 28 hours each week writing emails, searching for information and collaborating with coworkers. The authors of the study suggest that when...

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Free Social Media Tools for Content Curation

As community manager for Clarity Consultants, there are a number of tools that I use to help manage the flood of information I encounter every day. Many of these tools that I use for community management can also easily...

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Yes You Khan!

Khan Academy grew out of a simple attempt to help. Shortly after graduating from college, Salman Khan, who holds a total of four degrees from MIT and Harvard, began tutoring his 12-year-old cousin in math. He made simple instructional...

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Getting Uncomfortable with Creative Tension

It's been a few weeks since the ATD conference in Denver, and I've had a chance to reflect on the flood of new information and ideas that ensued. For me, the overriding refrain from the conference was "creative tension."

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Interview with Marcia Conner co-author of The New Social Learning

Social (adj.): Pertaining to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations; seeking or enjoying the companionship of others. Social learning, says Marcia Conner, one of the authors of The New Social Learning (with Tony Bingham, ATD Press,...

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Tuning into Your Team’s Creativity

Springtime, with its budding leaves, colorful blooms, and greening grass—as well as its association with spring cleaning and home improvement—also seems an ideal time to focus on creativity; specifically, on inspiring creativity to blossom in your company’s employees. Whether...

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Impressions from Bersin 2012

Three themes were brought home to the 400-plus attendees at Impact 2012, a conference presented by Bersin & Associates last month in St. Petersburg, Florida: Transform, Personalize, Glocalize. These themes were highlighted from the kickoff keynote by Josh Bersin...