How Some HR & Training Professionals are Informing their Practice with Research

Last night I attended a CSTD event focussing on how Research Meets Practice and how some HR & Training Professionals are informing their practice with research. I personally attended 3 of the 5 sessions (which was the formula for the evening). Dali Hammouch, Senior Advisor-Capability Development, Rio Tinto, discussed on the impact of space on… Continue reading How Some HR & Training Professionals are Informing their Practice with Research

McDermott and Archibald Publish a New Study on Health and Impact of Communities of Practice

From 2 of the leading researchers and writers on Communities of Practice comes this new study that studies the health and impact of online communities. I absolutely can’t wait to get my hands on this research! Until then, here are a few blurbs from their article: Though in-house networks of experts—or “communities of practice”—were once… Continue reading McDermott and Archibald Publish a New Study on Health and Impact of Communities of Practice

The Challenge of Keeping Up with Research when Immersed in Practice

Though I haven’t had the opportunity to read the research study, based on these reported findings, I can formulate an argument for research into practice type learning activities and communities of practice. The reality is that practionners in all fields are having a hard time staying abreast of new research developments and professional development and… Continue reading The Challenge of Keeping Up with Research when Immersed in Practice

How Social Media, Organizational Dynamics and Social Change will Shape Communities of Practice over The Next 10 Years

Social Media has changes many things, including the way experts envisage online communities of practice. The following is Cormac Heron’s account of leading author and expert Richard McDermott’s reflections on how Communities of Practice have evolved and where they are headed. Richard McDermott was there to give a bit of his background in personal and… Continue reading How Social Media, Organizational Dynamics and Social Change will Shape Communities of Practice over The Next 10 Years

The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide – Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources

I delivered a presentation on The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide e Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources at the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning 2008 conference which was held in San Jose, September 2008. Presentation Summary It is no surprise that integrating Web 2.0 tools to learning is an innovative practice that is catching on… Continue reading The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide – Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources

A Qualitative Study of Five Authors of Five Blogs on Training and Development

A qualitative study of five authors of five blogs on training and development is my thesis which was defended on August 26 2008 and submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts (Educational Technology), Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract This study analyzed what it means to be a… Continue reading A Qualitative Study of Five Authors of Five Blogs on Training and Development

Blog Design Study

Smashing Magazine present their findings of their study of top blogs. Part 1 discusses layout design and typographic settings. Part 2 discusses navigation design, information architecture, advertisements and functionality (RSS-feeds, tag clouds, pagination, etc). What Smashing Magazine has to say about their study: We have identified 30 design problems and considered solutions for each of… Continue reading Blog Design Study