All posts by Susan Fisher

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What “The Great British Bake Off” Can Teach Us About Learning

You’ve heard all the hype about the latest technological cure for what ails training: augmented, virtual, or mixed reality. Sure, I’d be the first to agree that mobile learning with augmented reality could be truly revolutionary in the workplace, a fact that visionaries in our industry have been talking about for the last six or […]

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If You Offer It, They Will (Not?) Pull

Recently, I was talking to some corporate L&D people about microlearning and performance support, and the conversation turned to pushing such content to employees versus having them pull it themselves. The L&D folks said that they were returning to a push approach because employees weren’t pulling content without being nudged, prodded, and reminded to do […]

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Big Brother and My Activity Tracker

I received my first wearable mobile device for Christmas: a Jawbone UP24 activity tracker bracelet (“your friend-in-fitness”). This little thing counts my steps and monitors my sleep patterns. Via Bluetooth, it continuously communicates with a companion smartphone app, which interprets and displays my data. The app also lets me enter my weight and food intake, log workouts, and optionally connect to a bunch of third-party apps and devices. Cool!

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