Artificial intelligence is a term that comes with a lot of baggage, thanks to popular culture. From Asimov to Westworld, machines that act and think like humans are a mainstay in science fiction.
In reality, however, there are limits to what artificial intelligence can do: machines don’t make good decisions on their own, and they’re not creative. Examples of the limitations of AI abound: Last year, for example, trolls corrupted Tay, Microsoft’s Twitter bot, so badly she had to be taken offlin...
When an institution has been designing and delivering online learning in one way for years, introducing new courseware can be a challenge. If ever there was an institution up to that challenge, however, it’s Rio Salado College.
A two-year institution based in Tempe, Arizona, Rio Salado serves more than 54,000 students with online courses. While the school was accredited as a community college in 1979, Rio added distance learning in the 1980s, and, in addition to multiple satellite campuses, i...
Remember, back in school, when your teacher came up with all your classes’ class material herself? Me neither. Most of us don’t; textbook companies have been developing curricula for decades, rounding up subject matter experts to write textbooks, creating engaging lessons, and putting together graphics that your classroom teacher — or even your school district — would not have the time or resources to put together. It was your teacher’s job to integrate the textbook into her existing lesson p...
“If I Can Do It, Anyone Can”: After 15 Years With Comcast, One Busy Employee is Finally Getting His Degree
James Gennetti leads an incredibly busy life. He and his wife have six children, he’s involved in a charity that raises awareness for juvenile diabetes, is renovating an old house and refurbishing a show car, and he works full-time for Comcast’s Northeast Division.
Recently, though, he added yet one more thing to his packed schedule: Gennetti is enrolled in College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, working to complete his associate degree.
“My goal is to become a senior direct...
Kids in the ’70s needed a magazine that didn’t underestimate them, and they still do.
This is the final part of our series: Pipedrive’s Big Sales Interview. If you haven’t already, you can read part three, part two, or part one.
Richard Harris was born to sell.
When he was growing up, both his parents were salespeople: his father sold insurance, and his mother sold local advertising for cable news affiliates. Harris began his own sales career at the age of 11, buying Jolly Ranchers from a high schooler, marking them up and selling the candy to his classmates.
Now a sales train...
Fourteen years after e-learning became a standard tool for many companies, little has changed. An in-depth look at why and what trends to watch for....
Instructors who have taught online understand that, like a text, a whiteboard, or a gradebook, courseware, when it is based on sound learning science, can be is a tool that helps instructors do what they do best — teach.
This is part three of our four part series: Pipedrive’s Big Sales Interview. Read part two and part one.
Max Altschuler, the founder of Sales Hacker, is literally writing the book on millennials in the sales workforce. His newest book Career Hacking for Millennials is due out next March.
Altschuler, whose first book, Hacking Sales: The Playbook for Building a High-Velocity Sales Machine, was published in 2015, is a millennial himself. He bears many of the hallmarks of that generation’s workfo...
According to accepted educational wisdom, three types of formal interactivity are involved in meaningful learning:
By accounting for these interactions in online training, learning design experts try to ensure successful outcomes.
This is part two of our four part series: Pipedrive’s Big Sales Interview. Read part one.
Mark Hunter is more than a sales trainer; he is a sales evangelist.
Hunter, known in the sales training world as The Sales Hunter, truly loves selling. He gives high-energy talks about connecting with custom...
How Faculty And Instructional Designers Can Work To...
Everyone knows what an entrepreneur is. But what about the entrepreneurs who work inside someone else’s company? These are the people who invent, incubate, implement and fight for new projects, products and initiatives.
They’re called intrapreneurs, and this article will explain how to discover the intrapreneurs working for your company, how to train them and why your organization needs them.
Is gamification "over"? A few years ago, you couldn’t Google gamification without bringing up pages of breathless articles about how incorporating game elements into life would change the workplace and the world.
Since then, articles and editorials on the subject have begun to get more skeptical.