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Articles by Sarah Fister Gale

Training to Keep Food Safe

May 1, 2009
The deadly salmonella outbreak linked to Peanut Corporation of America is the most recent example of the long-range impact that food-production safety processes can have on consumers. Food safety training for employees is obviously the place to start, but what’s also imperative is a culture in which all employees, from the production line to the executive suite, know the right things to do—and do them.
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The Power of Community

March 3, 2009
Online communities of practice give far-flung employees a chance to network, share knowledge and communicate best practices that trainers can capture and incorporate into future learning events.
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Virtual Training With Real Results

December 7, 2008
Collaborative real-time virtual training is gaining popularity for many learning applications, particularly those in which the trainee is making on-the-job decisions that can have serious, and even life-threatening, consequences.
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Moodle Goes Corporate

October 2, 2008
Companies of all sizes have begun to embrace Moodle, an open- source learning management system that can be downloaded free and operates with virtually every other training-related software system on the market.
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Dial M for Mobile Learning

May 29, 2008
Mobile learning delivers content to PDAs and cell phones, giving field workers access to training where and when they need it. Technology integration can be a barrier, but as cell phone capabilities and mobile learning authoring tools improve, such content is becoming a viable option in meeting the learning needs of a growing mobile workforce.
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Toyota Embraces E-learning—and Change

March 19, 2008
Toyota Motor Europe implemented a centralized e-learning system to deliver customizable content to its sales and marketing companies located in 48 countries speaking 30 different languages. From France to Romania, it has saved the organization time—and a lot of euros.
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