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2009 Corporate Learning Factbook Reveals 11% Decline in Corporate Training Spending

Trend Data Shows More Focus on Compliance, Job-Specific, and Industry-Specific Training; Coaching and Informal Learning; and Increase in Outsourcing

Economic constraints have taken a toll on corporate training budgets. Bersin & Associates' just-published 2009 Corporate Learning Factbook shows that over the last year, companies have cut training spending and staffing; changed training program priorities; moved to coaching, informal learning, collaborative activities, and other less costly training methods; and increased reliance on outsourcing.

Wiki Participation: Shepherding Hippos, Anyone?

As useful as a wiki can be, soliciting user participation is roughly akin to shepherding a pack of hippos. Users may appear to be indifferent and slow, but, get too close or be too insistent, and watch out. The article gives good ideas on how to use carrots and sticks to drive participation.

What is an Instructional Designer

What is an Instructional Designer?  Why are they so essential to helping create great E-learning.  Debby Kalk, who did our ROI class says
"Compared to the role of the instructor who actually teaches, the instructor would be more like the construction manager, I’m more like the architect, I develop the blueprint."

Disability Etiquette from the United Spinal Association

The United Spinal Association has created a fantastic document that covers disability etiquette.  Definitely a must read.  You can find it at:

http://www.unitedspinal.org/pdf/DisabilityEtiquette.pdf

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