eLearning News – The Best of the Web – iPal Edition

iPal Weekly!

iPal Weekly!

Woops. We have been very busy at iPal and have missed publishing our favourite stories and blog posts about eLearning and the world around it. Here are some of the best we read in the past few weeks. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Mobile Age – The Financial Post

Don Tapscott, author of Macrowikinomics, shows how communication technology now allows us to leverage the knowledge and intellectual horse power of global networks of people we may have never met. He sees the crowd sourcing of intelligence as a way to solve the most complex global problems. In the following Q&A with The Mark, he talks about his vision.

Column –  Jacquelyn Cyr: Your brand is your business – The Financial Post

When a business is started, the owner often spends a lot of time thinking about what that functional business will be. They deliberate over how the supply chain will work, plan out their customer service schematic and ensure manufacturing efficiencies are optimized. But, frequently, the value of the brand in business design is neglected. It’s tossed aside as a matter of iconography or turns of phase, thrown into the bucket of “advertising expense,” and given low priority.

Leadership Qualities of a Millennial Leader – Chief Learning Officer

Members of Generation Y are in the pipeline for leadership and are looking for something far different from their careers than what the baby boomers and traditionalists wanted. It’s wise of you to understand the traits of these younger leaders, listed below, and to take heed because it’s these values that will determine how Gen Y responds to efforts to direct,
motivate and perform.

And last but not least – our favourite news item this week:

Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions Inc. acquiring iPal Interactive Inc. – CNW Group

TORONTO, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ – Knightsbridge Human Capital Solutions has reached an agreement in principal to acquire iPal Interactive Learning Inc. of Ottawa, an innovative company that has brought a more advanced methodology for developing effective, interactive and engaging e-learning courses to the learning industry. The deal is expected to close by the end of June 2011.

About iPal Interactive Learning, A Knightsbridge Company

iPal Interactive Learning was established to provide an enhanced e-learning experience. Using industry leading technologies, processes and talent, iPal has created an interactive development methodology that ensures learner engagement and knowledge retention. iPal is truly passionate about taking e-learning to the next level, helping organizations achieve training and development success. Visit our website at: http://www.i-pal.ca
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