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Collaboration: A Strategy for Effective Learning

I have no doubt that if you were to give me a tour of your company’s offices, we would encounter countless examples of team members engaged in collaborative pursuits. And we would both fully recognize the many benefits that emerge from such collaboration: spread workload, greater innovation, built-in quality control and accountability, flexibility, and, of […]

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Why Traditional Training Doesn’t Work

When I was assistant director of flight education at Ohio State, I remember an FAA training manual with an image that depicted a student’s head being cracked open and the instructor pouring knowledge into the learner’s brain. Unfortunately, many corporate training organizations still believe that effective learning is as simple as filling the learner’s head […]

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Gamification: It’s Not about the Game

If you’re like most people, things that you know you need to do—like going to the gym—can be hard, and the work-outs themselves can feel endless. But find yourself in a pick-up basketball game on the driveway court with your kids, or in a fast-paced doubles game and you probably don’t view it as working […]

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Performance Support: The Key to Building Expertise

Learning doesn’t stop at the classroom door. Even if you have the best instructional design imaginable and even if you see all your employee’s learning metrics skyrocket, if you want them to become experts, you have to support them after the course ends. What S4 NetQuest supplies after the course is what we call performance […]

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