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upcoming industry conferences

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2008 by ruyoung

Energy Education, the challenge of E-learning in schools
Oct 7, 2008
Brussels, Belgium

Speaking of Kids
Oct 24, 2008
Vancouver, BC, Canada

National Conference on Student Leadership
Oct 25-28, 2008
San Diego, California, United States

2nd International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention
Nov 4-7, 2008
Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia

Has Education Lost Its Way?
Nov 7, 2008
London, United Kingdom

Disciplining innovation: new learning and teaching in media and cultural studies
Nov 21, 2008
Sydney, NSW, Australia

I-Learn Forum/RAC 2009
Jan 19-20, 2009
Paris, France

Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, IMCL2009
April 22-24, 2009
Amman, Amman, Jordan

LIHE 09 – 2nd International Symposium: Improving Students Learning Outcomes in Higher Education
May 31-Jun 4, 2009
Aghia Marina, Aegina Island, Greece

ICELW 2009 – The International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace
Jun 10-12, 2009
New York, NY, United States
— i’d love to have someone live blogging this event for me. please contact me if you plan to attend.

Sixteenth International Conference on Learning
July 1-4, 2009
Barcelona, Spain


the value of learning

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on January 29, 2008 by ruyoung

sometimes someone else writes it precisely the way i would have like to write it myself. this is true in the case of today’s t+d blog entry, the value of learning, so i’ll just copy and paste:

According to the USA Today, the U.S. economy has taken over as the chief concern of Americans, overtaking the war in Iraq. And for that reason, the strategic value of workplace learning is growing in importance.

The slumping economy is forcing companies to find ways to get more out of their employees, and to do that, companies must place a high value on performance and learning. High-performing companies develop their own talent through training and skill development. What better way to show the true value of learning than to develop future leaders within your workforce, link learning to the company’s business strategy, and drive performance to a higher level.

So, do you have an effective performance management process in place? Does it prove valuable to C-level executives?

The economy is forcing companies to make changes quickly. Don’t wait until it’s too late to make your employees high-performing workers.

well said.