Tag Archives: responsibility

Tuesday TubeWatch: Social networking will eat your brain!

It’s a popular debate lately: are these social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc.) bad for us? Recently an Oxford professor, Baroness Susan Greenfield, made some rather provocative speculations about the cumulative effect frequent use of these sites can have on our physical brains. As reported by ars technica: Greenfield said that sites like Facebook,… Read More »

Kids in the movie theater

What is wrong with parents? Today, my wife and I went to see two vastly different films, Wall-E and The Dark Knight (reviews to follow). In both films, there were families in the audience that made me want to go up to the parents and say “What are you thinking?! You have an important role… Read More »

Limits of Responsibility – ASTD’s Big Question for March

The Learning Circuits Blog: Scope of Learning Responsibility What is the Scope of our Responsibility as Learning Professionals? That’s the question of the month, and it’s clarified a bit in the above linked post: Do educational institutions and corporate learning & development departments have responsibility for supporting Long Tail Learning? Do they have responsibility for… Read More »

I’m a casualty of war

My company has recently shut down all access to YouTube. I get that. I completely believe that many people are using company time and bandwidth to watch all sorts of inappropriate — or just plain time wasting — content. From a certain perspective, I can support the decision to prevent that from happening. There is… Read More »

Media and technology issues for learning and persuasion

The Tech Effect | LeadershipJournal.net The issues of how – and whether – to integrate technology into training go beyond the borders of corporate training or academia. The same issues confront other professions as well, such as pastoring a church, as covered in the article linked above. I was struck, as I read through the… Read More »

CEOs – taking more than their share?

Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog: BIG for 2006: LCMSs, Podcasting, and Outsourcing I ran across this quote while looking for something totally unrelated – examples of podcasts as currently in use for internal corporate training – but it blew me away. I knew the split had grown, but holy cow… The ratio of average CEO… Read More »

America’s schools ineffective? Challenges for corporate learning

Parkin’s Lot: Stupid in America Godfrey Parkin takes the notion (supported by a study) that America’s public schools, on average, produce substandard education, and applies it to corporate environments. As he says, the condemnation of America’s school system is nothing new. I’ve heard it all my life. In fact, my friends even joke about understanding… Read More »