Archive for month: May, 2013

Learning in 140 characters – or less

30 May
May 30, 2013 Twitter is a phenomenon – you just can’t escape it.  Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched in July the same year.  The service has rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million registered users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.  Since its launch, Twitter has become one of the ten most visited websites on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet."  There's a Read more [...]

Why engineers should be running learning and development

23 May
May 23, 2013 Learning and Development professionals come from a wide variety of backgrounds - teaching, certainly, but also from the humanities - and a number become involved in L&D just because of their love of the subject area.  But I’ve been wondering though if engineers could be the best model for future L&D professionals? Story For the past seven years I’ve worked very closely with the civil nuclear industry in the UK.  This industry contains engineers from every discipline: nuclear – Read more [...]

Where have all the learning spaces gone?

16 May
May 16, 2013 Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.  The list of social media sites continues to grow at an alarming rate and this merely underlines the power of social media in today’s business world. But stepping aside from the virtual world, I’m left wondering where the real learning spaces have gone to, and this is the subject of this week’s post. Where have all the learning spaces gone? I’m wondering where we learnt before these wonderful social media tools were developed? We Read more [...]

Avoiding information overload

09 May
May 9, 2013 Personal information management is becoming a real issue!  According to an article I read recently , it’s been estimated that during 2013 approximately 507 billion – yes, BILLION - email messages will be sent each day.  That’s one email every 0.00000035 seconds!  Add that to the wave of tweets, Facebook updates, blogs and so on and there’s a real chance that we could all be drowning in a sea of information overload – unless, that is, we decide to do something about it. Story According Read more [...]

Your breakthrough day

02 May
May 2, 2013 Monday 26th November 2012 was a special and momentous day for New York.  On Monday 26th November, for the first time in living memory, an entire day passed without a single report of anyone being shot, stabbed or subjected to a violent crime.  Monday 26th November 2012 was New York’s breakthrough day. Story New York police officers could hardly remember the last time that such a violent-crime-free day last occurred.  Over the years New York has seen a drop in violent crime but this was Read more [...]