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Commencement Goes Hollywood!

The trend to have celebrity commencement speakers, often Hollywood A-listers, is going strong. Roosevelt University was an early adopter when Oprah spoke at our graduation 16 years ago. As we look back at last year’s commencement speakers, here are two … Continue reading

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Crossing the Digital Divide: Networking and career development for online learners

How do I grow my network of colleagues and gain industry experience sitting on my sofa at home taking online classes? Continue reading

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O, this learning, what a thing it is!

The training and education provided in the MATD program focused on adult learning in the workplace and in the academic environment. As this semester and my MATD studies draws to an end, I pondered the question: What is adult learning?   … Continue reading

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What do you know for sure?

Looking back fifteen years to Oprah’s 2000 commencement address at Roosevelt University in a standing room only Auditorium Theater, she told 675 graduates that “change will only come about in our lives when we welcome it.” As students, or former … Continue reading

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E-Learning Course Design and Development: A New Design for TRDV439 and TRDV453, Part 1

In the Training and Development department at Roosevelt University, we faced the dilemma of the “chicken or the egg?” when it came to sequencing two courses, E-Learning Course Design and E-Learning Course Authoring.  No matter which course we placed first, … Continue reading

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“Don’t Clap, Throw Money”: Misadventures in Employee Engagement

Is your glass half empty or half full? Having been asked this seemingly innocuous — but heavily coded — question several times over the years at employee workshops, I’ve developed a standard response: “You have a glass?” This generally stops … Continue reading

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Advantages of Working for Free

Recently I listened to a podcast about a young man who had graduated from college just about the time of the market collapse in 2008. http://www.npr.org/2013/09/06/211725689/is-there-a-better-way-to-find-work He and his classmates could not find jobs. He was told that the best … Continue reading

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