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Change just ONE thing to free yourself from your phone

Friday, December 9th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | 1 Comment

Like Pavlov’s dog, many of us have been conditioned to reach for our pocket or purse whenever we hear a chime. Some people like myself also suffer from a condition that is commonly called, “phantom vibration syndrome”(Read this a great article on the syndrome by fast Company)–Which means you reach for your phone, because you think it is ringing or vibrating, only to find it isn’t there.

Yes, I hate to admit it, but I am one of those people who cannot go an hour without pulling out my phone to do something…whether it’s checking email, checking in to a location app, updating my social media status, or surfing the web. I even tried going a day without having my phone with me. I felt like a smoker who is trying to go cold turkey. It was really hard. Read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

Age Defying Webinars

Monday, December 5th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

While speaking to a group of online learning professionals we recalled a story of an older female facilitator who told us that webinars have extended her career. Because people can’t see how old she is, they don’t have any predetermined stereotypes against her. Read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

If you learned it the hard way…

Friday, December 2nd, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | 1 Comment

How many times have you heard someone say, “That was a really tough experience! I guess I learned it the hard way.”

We can guarantee you’ve said it at least once in your life. Maybe it was said after a complicated project was completed. After a difficult conversation with your boss. After a thorny relationship had ended.

You might say that the most important thing is that you learned something. However, we believe you should go one step further: You need to share that new knowledge with others.

Sharing your experiences allows other people to learn. It’s also how you fortify your knowledge. Life is like a great learning laboratory filled with beakers and vials of ongoing experiments to test your knowledge and to improve your acumen. Read more…

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

The Learning Explosion In Action

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

Right now, a teenager in Kobe, Japan, is learning a new skill on his mobile phone. A small-business owner in Sydney, Australia, is asking his professional network of online associates which Learning Management System (LMS) he should buy. A mother in Johannesberg, South Africa, is searching a medical website for how to treat her feverish child. A woman in Copenhagen, Denmark, is sharing information with others around the world through her blog, website, or wiki about a topic she is studying. Instantly, this piece of information—this learning fragment she has created—will generate interest in an online community. It will facilitate discussion. It will fuel new ideas, innovation, and learning. In this way, one learning fragment shared online will continue to explode. This is the Learning Explosion. Read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

The Virtual Classroom Defined

Monday, November 7th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

Many people wonder, “What exactly is a virtual classroom?”

If you want a precise definition, Wikipedia.com says, “A virtual classroom is a learning environment created in the virtual space.

“The objectives of virtual classrooms are to improve access to advanced educational experiences by allowing students and instructors to participate in remote learning communities using personal computers; and to improve the quality and effectiveness of education by using the computer to support a collaborative learning process.

“The explosion of the knowledge age has changed the context of what is learnt and how it is learnt – the concept of virtual classrooms is a manifestation of this knowledge revolution…read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

Short and Sweet

Friday, November 4th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

There’s an important learning principle that many people seem to forget. It can be summarized in just three words, ““Keep it short.”

Over the past decade, we have all been conditioned to learn in short, bite-size chunks thanks to the billions of learning fragments available to us at the touch of a screen and with the click of a mouse. This is the new learning reality — the way most people want to learn, like to learn, and choose to learn…read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

When will cell phones be part of mainstream learning?

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

From Treion: Do you remember life before the Learning Explosion? I remember navigating social life on a US University campus without a cell phone, email account, or Facebook profile. Yes,  I managed quite well actually. I went on dates, had lots of friends, and managed to contact those friends via traditional methods when necessary. And this was only twelve years ago.

Today, I carry a full fledged computer in my pocket at all times, I am an active tweeter, Facebooker, Yammerer, Blogger, and self-proclaimed online junkie. I am not sure I would cope well to not having a smart phone? Heck, I even do my banking on the precious little thing. As it turns out, I am not the only technical gadget addict. To read some interesting statistics on cell phone use, check out this fun post–Obsessed With Your Cell Phone?

You could also read this article to see if you really are an addict–Top 10 Signs of Cell Phone Addictionread more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

What is The Learning Explosion?

Monday, October 31st, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

The Learning Explosion is the perpetual explosion of learning into countless learning fragments. Fueled by recent technological advances, this explosion is resulting in the worldwide distribution of ideas, innovation, and learning.

Technological advances are taking the traditional learning model and breaking it into billions and billions of pieces of information that we now call learning fragments. Learning fragments can be found through many different sources such as social media sites, training workshops, video documentaries, online communities, blogs, or mobile-device apps…read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

When we say global, we mean it.

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News | No Comments

For the first time ever, when we say “global” we really mean “global”. I remember the first day we conducted a webinar with a group of people from Korea. The following week we held one with people from Germany. Then Australia. Then Brazil. I specifically remember when we conducted a webinar that had people joined from four continents simultaneously. It was like magic.

But now it’s almost become commonplace. Not a day goes by when webinars are not being attended by someone sitting in another part of the world. All that’s required is an internet connection…read more

Authors: Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller

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Learn more about their book The Learning eXPLOSION at: http://thelearningexplosion.blogspot.com

Looking for a self-paced training option to kick off training, reinforce learning or be the training?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 | FranklinCovey News, Online Learning | No Comments

We now have a solution for you. Introducing InSights On Demand.

InSights are short, web-based, video-rich learning modules based on 15 core competencies. Each InSights course starts with an engaging video, followed by powerful discussion questions. These influential courses teach individuals and teams the basics of great leadership, effectiveness, and productivity. The product family currently has 63 titles.

InSights On Demand are short 20-to-30 minute courses designed to help individuals learn at their own pace at a time that’s convenient to them. Each of the 63 courses starts with one of FranklinCovey’s Hollywood-quality videos followed by introspective questions, a take-away summary and a goal setting form.

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Learn more at: www.franklincovey.com/ondemand