We work in a volatile, uncertain, changing and ambiguous (VUCA) environment and the old traditional "strategies" need to be thrown out the window when it comes to building a flexible and adaptive workforce. Agile, fast-thinking, adaptive employees with the ability to continually translate data patterns and insights into strategic learning is paramount to gaining a strategic foothold in a competitive marketplace.
"Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y. But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise."
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A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.
There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.
Dozens of small medical studies have shown that napping for about 30 minutes to an hour in the early afternoon increases a person's productivity, alertness and sometimes even their mood. Still, unsanctioned napping — or to put it more precisely, "drowsiness" — on the job actually costs U.S....
Image courtesy of verbeeldingskr8 How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order [author]If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. Th...