I have a lot of passwords. In fact I have 194 of them. But remembering 194 of something is tough, and we typically don’t make our passwords something that can be remembered easily. One way we try to make this easier is to use the same password for multiple accounts. But this is not secure. If someone hacks your Facebook account, they now have the password to your email account, and probably your bank account too.
So how about making a list of all your passwords? Maybe a post-it note on your monitor, or on a piece of paper that you hide under your keyboard. This sounds pretty clever but (more…)
You have probably noticed that there are domain names that end in “.com” and other domain URLs that end with “.mobi.” If you haven’t this is not unusual since mobile commerce is just getting started. The .com domains refer to conventional ecommerce websites that are viewable on a PC screen. The .mobi domains are specifically designed for viewing on a mobile device.
Because of the increased use of mobile devices many website owners are creating a mobile friendly version of their website. The reason behind creating a mobile friendly website is (more…)
ActiveX is a Microsoft technology that allows users to interact with website content through the use of multiple ActiveX technologies. Developers with expertise in ActiveX create the technology in different types of languages and a variety of tools to boost the Web browsing experience with enhanced interactivity. ActiveX is exclusive to Microsoft and is used with the Internet Explorer browser.
Although ActiveX helps to improve interactivity on website it can also be the culprit (more…)
Times they are a-changin’ and they won’t wait for the rest of us to catch up. Technology is in every nook and cranny of my life, which has created a deep-rooted need I never knew I had for instantaneous access to anything and everything.
Nothing makes me more aware of the technological advances over the past few years than my 20-month old son. He wants to play Elmo’s Monster Maker on a smartphone, watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse on-demand, and listen to his favorite music online. All of these just-in-time modes of access to media are happening everywhere, not just when it comes to children’s entertainment.
So how do all of these changes in technology impact business, specifically with regard to learning in the workplace? New means of communication and staying connected are enabling people to share information and participate in learning in newer, more collaborative ways. As younger generations enter the workforce, they look for quicker ways to learn, gain access to information, and share their own thoughts and ideas. They look for faster connections to peers and colleagues regardless of geographical separation.
With the changes in how we communicate or even access information happening so radically, training and development must transform along with them. The lines between formal “classroom-style” learning and informal “social” learning such as on-the-job training will be more blurred than ever with the growing adoption of newer technologies in the training and development industry.
Newer Trends in Technology & Training
Here are a few newer training methodologies gaining lots of traction over the past several years that look to be noteworthy trends in 2011 when it comes to professional learning: (more…)