Here are our favourite stories and posts from the week past:
Canada’s digital media economy: youth movement fuelling innovation – The Financial Post
“The face of Silicon Valley North is a 28-year-old male graduate of a Canadian university, who makes between $40,000 and $80,000 per year and has been employed by a digital, advertising or marketing agency for between one and three years…”
20 Facts You Must Know About Working Memory – The eLearning Coach
“It’s important to understand the characteristics of working memory when you’re designing nearly anything that requires mental effort. Without adapting learning experiences to the learner’s cognitive architecture, instructional design is hit or miss.”
Mobile Learning: Look Before You Leap – Learning Circuits
“Mobile learning (m-learning) offers possibilities for delivering information that guides, supports, and coaches employees from a smartphone, iPad, or other mobile device throughout the course of their work day. Does this mean that you should rush to implement your next training or education program as m-learning? Maybe, but it depends on the project.”
Is Gen Y changing the workplace? – The Financial Post
“There are 85 million baby boomers and 50 million Generation X’ers in the U.S. For baby boomers, it’s the juggling act between job and family. For Generation X (1965-1980), it means moving in and out of the workforce to accommodate kids and outside interests. Now there’s 76 million members of Generation Y (1981-1999) or Millennials as they’re called, are coming into the workforce. A yawning generation gap among American workers — particularly in their ideas of work-life balance — has arrived.”
The skinny on the corporate university movement – Internet Time Blog
Jay Cross discusses the future of the corporate university in this brief video.
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