"Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentations during your lectures? Urged your students to memorize more in order to remember more? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your notions of psychology and its place in the learning environment. Here are 35 critical thinking strategies, straight from the mind of Sigmund Freud." | by Sara Briggs
The teaching leg of the stool is seeing stress. Open online courses now make lectures of faculty from elite universities accessible to learners around the world. This leaves assessment as the last leg of economic value. The badges and competency-based learning movement may challenge assessment, but at this point it remains reasonably secure.
Spending on corporate training grew dramatically last year to $70 billion in the U.S. and $130 billion worldwide according to Bersin by Deloitte. What's more, the market for learning management systems (LMS) is more than $2 ...
Cedric Allen's insight:
I feel that with the push outsourcing of corporate training we are going to see more companies like Mindflash poping up. I have a manager that was proud that they did not have a LMS and that scared me. I think a well designed LMS and L&D system can make or break a company
For a few years now, “content marketing” – a sharp buzzword with a fuzzy definition – has enjoyed a reputation as the best thing since sliced bread. And if you take just a couple minutes to look up some content marketing strategies, you’ll quickly notice one approach that’s always at the practice’s very core: blogging.
Marty Note This is a great post from Alley Greer Scoop.it's Community Manager on the eve of her 2 year anniversary. Since are are all "Community Managers" now whether we know it or not Alley's post is a #mustread.
1. When In doubt, ASK & Check In.
2. We're All Humans (translated Alley is saying breakdown the barriers between YOU and THEM).
3. Be Transparent.
Alley shared a great stat. Once she adopted transparency via asking instead of assuming and checking in she was able to double the size of the community she manages (Scoopiteers).
Asking and checking in creates community. When you begin to remove barriers between you and your customers good things happen just ask Alley :). M
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