Tag Archives: collaborative learning

Encourage Knowledge Sharing

5 Ways to Encourage Knowledge Sharing Within Your Organization

Poor sharing skills were a problem for some in kindergarten, and they’re a problem for many today in the workplace. When individuals struggle to access the information they need because others are unwilling or lack the tools to share it, the whole organization suffers. This is knowledge hoarding. Knowledge hoarding causes distrust among employees, halts […]

collaboration software

Goodbye Email, Hello Collaboration Software

How do you start your work day? If the answer is, “get a coffee, turn on my computer, and check my emails,” you’re not alone. But there’s a better way. With the rise of social intranets, mobile devices, and collaboration software, communication is more streamlined. And while email may not be phasing out of our […]

retiree helps younger employee retain institutional knowledge

How to Retain Institutional Knowledge When Employees Retire

There comes a time in everyone’s career when they hang up their hats and head for the white sandy beaches of retirement. Which is great for the retiring party but not so great for the company they are leaving behind. When a veteran employee leaves a company, it is hard to gather and transfer all […]

The Future of Training and Development is About Connecting People (Interview)

Carol Bond is the Senior Training Analyst for the specialty benefits division at Principal Financial Group.  She oversees the training and development of leaders and underwriters.  On occasion she also works with sales and service personnel.  Carol previously managed an eLearning team and has worked in training management and consulting for the past 17 years. […]

Don’t let questions go unanswered

We heard a lot of Bloomfire users love the Q&A engine in our product, but that keeping track of questions was a little tricky. We think we’ve solved this problem with a recent release. Now, you can keep questions relevant and upfront so that the don’t fall between the cracks. That is just one of […]

Webinar: The Knowledge Explosion

Want to increase sales, improve communication efficiencies within your organization, reduce costs, and achieve better results? Join us on Wednesday December, 19 2012 at 10am CST for a webinar discussing The Knowledge Explosion. The webinar will be held by Modern Analyst and is free to register. Also, you will receive a FREE copy of our […]

Nominate us for Best Collaborative Consumption Service for the 2012 Crunchies!

It is that time of year again! We would love your support in nominating us for Best Collaborative Consumption Service for the 2012 Crunchies. You can vote once a day, everyday until December 6, 2012. Tell us in the comments section below why you think we would be a great fit for the award! We […]

Collaborative Learning: The Seamless Integration of Learning with Work

Thomas “Tom” Reilly is chief operating officer of Family Office Exchange (FOX), overseeing daily operations and deployment of advanced digital systems that deliver FOX knowledge to members in new, more meaningful ways. He reports directly to Sara Hamilton, the firm’s founder and CEO. Before joining FOX, Mr. Reilly served as director of training and development […]

Online Collaboration Can Help Cross Cultural Boundaries

Brooke Salisbury works in the customer service and support division at Microsoft as a Learning and Development Program Manager.  She has primarily worked as an instructional designer creating New Hire programs and improving the support experience of both consumer and commercial customers through the continuous training of Microsoft’s customer service agents.  To get in touch […]

The Entire World Has Become Our Conference Room: Ways Technology Has Improved Performance and Productivity

Paul Smith has worked in the fields of Education and Workplace Learning & Performance for over 18 years. He has designed, implemented, evaluated, and delivered instruction to almost every age group, career level, and learning style. He has achieved professional success in the fields of sales, journalism, and education.  In addition, he has lead change […]

Breaking Down Hierarchies To Build Learning Communities

Sreya Dutta is a senior information developer for Oracle’s Fusion team.  She has extensive experience in instructional design and content creation. People can find her on her blog, Twitter account, or LinkedIn profile. Q. In your experience as an instructional designer, have you run into any challenges when writing curricula? The main challenge I see […]

Online Communities Spark Future Changes in the Training Profession (Interview)

Chandrani Misra spearheads all aspects of the LMS implementations, including collaboration and coordination across all business segments, at Honeywell’s Corporate Learning Technologies organization. She works as a business engagement liaison by functionality consultation & business process mapping, which includes project scoping, task analysis and client negotiation. She has more than 12 years of end to end experience […]

HP Training Manager: How to Turn Training Seen as “Cost” into Training Seen as “Investment” (Interview)

VS Girish Kumar is the Center Training Manager in Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) Training and Knowledge Management department. He is responsible for being a change catalyst by managing new hire on-boarding and training, managing content from knowledge transfer to business-as-usual, and developing a road-map for knowledge management towards maturity. You can contact Kumar directly via Linkedin. Q. […]

The Current State of Collaborative Learning, from Humana’s Learning Consultant (Interview)

John Bellotti is a Learning Consultant at Humana Insurance, responsible for designing curricula on Humana’s dental and individual lines of insurance. He has also designed for other products, and he currently focuses on supporting call centers from the analysis stage through to implementation and evaluation. Q. As a consultant in a training organization, I’m guessing […]

Fortune 1000 (Covance) Training Manager: How Web 2.0 Can Rescue Lumbering Organizations (Interview)

Jesse Theiler is a Senior Manager of Technical Training for Covance, Inc. where he leads a global team of technical training professionals.  In addition, he is a Six Sigma Green Belt, an ASTD member, a DDI certified facilitator, a formal mentor and an amateur triathlete. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from […]