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Good – and bad – times are probably just around the corner

The UK’s HR magazine has revealed research by the global professional services company, Towers Watson, showing that 31% of companies say they’re planning to increase their spending on HR technology in the coming year. The companies say that this will help them continue growth and improve efficiency in the face of a challenging economic environment. [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Categories: Business Technology, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Forbidden fast food

A typical fast food meal of a bacon cheeseburger and chips could – strictly speaking – offend at least 13 religions and over 60 per cent of the world’s population. This is because it contains: Beef – Hindus, Buddhists, Rastafarians and Sikhs avoid it, as do Zoroastrians when in mourning or on monthly holy days. [...]

By | August 30th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , |0 Comments

‘E’ gets the elbow

According to a report from Elliott Masie, the world renowned e-learning guru, the ‘e’ in e-learning seems to be vanishing. Masie’s The Masie Center, in Saratoga Springs, New York state, has noticed that: There’s been a 20 per cent decrease this year in advertised ‘e-learning’ job vacancies. Apparently, ‘e-learning developers’ are now more [...]

By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Milk of amnesia

Recently, I received a request from a journalist (on ‘Woman & Home’ magazine) who was asking to interview a ‘psychologist with expertise in building memory’. I used to know just the man – but I’m afraid I’ve forgotten his name.

By | August 15th, 2012|Categories: Public Relations, Marketing and Sales|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Shortlisted for a more objective Award

The global vendor of online and mobile learning content management and digital repository solutions, eXact learning solutions, has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Learning Content Management System’ at this year’s Best of Elearning! Awards. The Awards, which are organised by Elearning! Media Group and decided via readers’ industry professionals’ votes, are being presented at the [...]

By | August 10th, 2012|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

Amid the fallout from the Illinois Batman killings, evidence that the accused did not use Facebook has sparked a debate over whether - with social media use becoming almost omnipresent among younger users - not having any form of online profile is inherently suspicious. It now seems to be a case of ‘damned if you [...]