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Training Statistics

Here are some statistics for the next time you need to make a business case for Training from Assima. 
Assima Managing Director, Paul Stevens presented some strong arguments for effective IT training:

Dabbleboard: A Collaborative Whiteboard

I was playing with the free online software Dabbleboard that makes it easy to draw diagrams, jotting notes and sketches.    Dabbleboard comes with a library of readily-available objects for piecing together org charts, mind maps, network diagrams, floor plans, photo annotation, interface designs, and electrical diagrams.  I drew the little diagram below (my brainstorm about what makes information valuable) in a few moments using a mouse.  It is possible to draw diagrams with a mouse because Dabbleboard takes your mouse gestures and interprets them as a diagram.  Sometimes it makes a silly c

Fair Use and Copyright Quickguide

Fair Use and Copyright issues come up frequently during the creation of training material.  Today's ASTD CPLP class provided an excellent resource to answer all these questions--the Columbia Copyright Advisory Office.  The website provides a Copyright Quickguide, a Fair Use Checklist, gives information on how to obtain permission to use existing copyrighted materials.  

High cost of gas drives online classes

The New York Times has an interesting story where the high cost of gas is driving up online class enrollment.  Online class enrollment is up 35%.  Colleges from Massachusetts and Florida to Texas to Oregon have reported significant online enrollment increases for summer sessions, with student numbers in some cases 50 percent or 100 percent higher than last year. 
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