Category Archives: Learning Theory

Program news: 8-week classes, student surveys, prizes

Beginning this fall, most programs within the College of Professional Studies will switch to a new schedule. Fall and spring semesters will consist of two 8-week sessions, and there will be a one-week break between these sessions. This applies to … Continue reading

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What do you know about knowledge management?

In 1997, Elliott Masie included Knowledge Management, or KM, in his annual top ten trends list. He wrote, “In 1998, there will be at least a dozen new buzzwords. One phrase that WILL impact training and learning professionals is Knowledge … Continue reading

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Birds or Fish? Internal and External Consultants

By Kathleen Iverson Sky and Water, by M.C. Escher is a tessellated image of birds changing to fish when they sink below the water line.  Depending on whether you see the background or foreground as dominant, you see either fish … Continue reading

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Guest post: Discomfort is the Key to Learning

By Mike Quinlan   I believe in making groups or teams I am working with uncomfortable.  I’m not a big proponent of the “Facilitator’s Guide to Group Hugs”.  I know, sounds weird, as if I thrive on the misery of … Continue reading

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Instruction is Only Worth 10%

By: Angela T. Moustis It’s true, trainers.  You are not as critical to the learning equation as you might think.  According to the Center for Creative Leadership’s 70-20-10 Rule, only 10% of learning and development comes from formal training.  Formal … Continue reading

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Professor Cyboran is presenting at this week’s E-Learn-World Conference in Las Vegas.  If you are attending, please be sure to send him an e-mail letting him know: vcyboran@roosevelt.edu. ABOUT THE CONFERENCE WHAT: E-Learn-World Conference on E-Learning is an international conference organized … Continue reading

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What is executive coaching? A four-part definition to a growing field

The field of coaching has grown dramatically in the past 20 years. One reason is the high cost of attrition. Research indicates that 35 to 40 percent of new managers fail within the first 18 months (Fisher, 2005). The cost … Continue reading

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Are you set up for success? Here are 11 ways to boost your career prospects in the field of training and development

Returning to school to advance your career may seem daunting, especially if you are working and have family obligations. It can be even more challenging for career-changers like me who are pursuing a master’s degree full-time and not only sacrificing … Continue reading

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Finding Answers…

By Meade Peers McCoy As both students and practitioners there are times we all need help, there are so many things to remember, terms and definitions, the names of theories and theorists. I’ve said before that one of the reasons … Continue reading

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Should Your Organization Rush to Jump on the Gamification Bandwagon?

 Guest Blogger: Nancy Solberg Over the past few years we have seen our company swing from one extreme to another in our training delivery methodology. We initially relied on Instructor-led training as our primary choice, which had a tendency to … Continue reading

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