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Can Ethical Behavior Be Taught?

Recently, I’ve found myself speaking to several professional groups about whether and how ethics and professionalism can be taught. The good news is that yes, these subjects can be — e.g., the content can be delivered to students through instruction.  But, there’s more to consider than simply teaching these concepts.

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When Class Matters

Just as technology has changed how we read newspapers, listen to music, and watch TV shows, movies, and other content-rich events, it’s also altered the academic and workplace classroom and how we deliver learning. We’ve already seen an evolution, which has moved learning from in- person classrooms to online “pre-recorded”

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Sustaining What We Learn; Changing What We Do

How much of what we learn do we remember? And, how do we make sure that what we learn has an enduring impact on our behavior?  These are the riddles which organizations must solve as they try to measure the value of their investments in learning and the impact it

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Training, Framing, Retaining, Sustaining

How is it that some learning initiatives work delivering messages which participants absorb and apply while others fail without generating business results wasting time and money in the process? Read learning publications and you’ll find that measuring return on investment [ROI] in terms of behavioral and cultural change is a

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Reaching The Learning Resistant

He sat in front of me, about eight feet from where I stood.  For most of our class on workplace responsibilities, he had looked me in the eye, spoken up, and listened to those around him.  But then, something changed.  He folded his arms, frowned at the ceiling, shook his

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Credentialing, Competency, and MOOCs

In academia, Massive Open Online Courses [MOOCS] are now either the latest college fad, like streaking, or a seismic change akin to eliminating parietals and creating mixed male female dorms. MOOCS are online courses taught by first-rate lecturers who deliver via the desktop.  Students can be dispersed around the world

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