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Top Five Reasons You Should Write a Blog

Top Five Reasons You Should Write a Blog

I have not always been a blog enthusiast. “They require so much time,” I mumbled, while reading others’ lively, reflective, thought-provoking blogs. “When am I going to find time for that? How am I going to possibly find enough things to write about?” I worried so much it kept me from thinking about the potential… Read more »

OpenSesame at the Future of Web Apps

OpenSesame at the Future of Web Apps

This week, the OpenSesame management team is in Las Vegas for the Future of Web Apps, an annual event connecting web developers, business visionaries and creative technologists. (Our team will be tweeting the whole experience with the hashtag #fowa – don’t miss it!) OpenSesame is co-sponsoring this conference alongside fantastic technology companies like Windows Internet… Read more »

Building Jaws in Space: New Ideas at eLearning DevCon 2011

Building Jaws in Space: New Ideas at eLearning DevCon 2011

Last week I traveled to Salt Lake City for eLearning DevCon, a small, focused convention targeted at elearning designers and developers. This conference gets into the nitty gritty, with sessions examining new technologies and successful case studies. This week I’ll reflect on some of the highlights of the sessions I attended last week, including presentations… Read more »

OpenSesame Presents at Venture Capital in Education Summit

OpenSesame Presents at Venture Capital in Education Summit

This afternoon, OpenSesame will present our business model and technology platform at the Venture Capital in Education Summit in New York in the beautiful IAC HQ building. We’re thrilled to be part of this innovative group of entrepreneurs, educators and investors looking for better ways to invest in the future of education. VCES is a… Read more »

Peter Thiel, College and The Modern Knowledge Worker

Peter Thiel, College and The Modern Knowledge Worker

Billionaire investor and venture capitalist Peter Thiel has stirred up a controversy in the tech and education sectors with a very simple argument: the formal education market is a bubble, both overvalued and overpriced. In addition, Thiel is concerned that too often college students end up unemployed yet overwhelmed with student-loan debt. In response, Thiel… Read more »

Tools for Freelance Instructional Designers

Six months ago I posted “Tools for Freelance Instructional Designers”, with a compilation of various tools recommended by freelance instructional designers in LinkedIn. With this update, the suggestions are categorized as “open” (free to use) and “commercial” (pay for use). Some limitations of making this kind of list – many applications have a free version,… Read more »

Talent Development Reporting Principles Part 3: The Three Reports

Talent Development Reporting Principles Part 3: The Three Reports

Last week I introduced the three statements recommended as part of the evolving standards for L&D called Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP). Those three statements are business outcomes, effectiveness, and efficiency. This week I want to discuss the three recommended reports which are the L&D Summary Report, L&D Program Report, and L&D Operations Report. These… Read more »