AJ OConnell

AJ OConnell

Ed tech content writer, journalist

A.J. writes about edtech and sales for B2B companies. A journalist with more than 15 years of experience, she still pitches and publishes regularly.

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Training and Retaining Women in STEM Fields | SkilledUp

Training and Retaining Women in STEM Fields | Skill...

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Employing Veterans, A Case Study: Werner Electric

What happens when a veteran hires veterans? How does having veteran leadership affect a company? By following a veteran employer, this case study answers these questions.

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Employing Veterans, A Case Study: Minnesota Wire

What happens when a veteran hires veterans? How does having veteran leadership affect a company? By following a veteran employer, this case study answers these questions.

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Fostering Intrapreneurship Within Your Company

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.

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From Plain Old Games to Gamification: A History of Making ...

Gamification has been in the spotlight for a few years now, more than long enough for the public’s love affair with the gaming elements of points, badges and leaderboards to curdle. But while gamification is falling in mainstream popularity, it is picking up steam in the workplace.

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Is Gamification Overhyped?

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.

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Real Life Games In Training

While the word “gamification” may call to mind a single learner using an app on a smartphone or a logging into an online environment to play a training game, that’s not always the case.

Often games are used in live training and, in fact, the use of games and game elements in training predates most online tools.

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Using Big Data To Close The STEM Gender Gap

When it comes to recruiting in STEM fields, “what school an applicant went to” is often shorthand for “we want to hire a certain kind of employee.” Big data can help cut through the noise.

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Looking For Female STEM Employees?

Consider those on career break.

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Common Mistakes In Gamification (And How To Avoid Them)

Common Mistakes In Gamification (And How To Avoid T...

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The Blogging Entrepreneurs Using Online Classes To Engage Audiences

An in-depth profile of several successful bloggers and entrepreneurs who are adding online classes to their product offerings to engage audiences....

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An In-Depth Look At Why Workforce E-learning Is So Slow To Change

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....

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Community College And The Four-Year Degree

Is the dividing line between community college and the four-year college breaking down. More and more community colleges are offering bachelor's degrees....

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How Community Colleges & Corporate America Tackle Workforce Training

Collaborations between community colleges and corporate America can be a win-win; together, they can provide workforce training and experience....

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Community College And The Four-Year Degree | SkilledUp

Is the dividing line between community college and the four-year college breaking down. More and more community colleges are offering bachelor's degrees....