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Articles by Sarah Fister Gale

Training to Keep Food Safe

May 1, 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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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Moodle 101

October 2, 2008
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Corporate users of Moodle offer their advice on how to get started with the open-source learning management system.
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Dial M for Mobile Learning

May 29, 2008
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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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Do-It-Yourself E-Learning

May 15, 2008
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User-friendly content authoring tools and seamless integration allow small in-house training departments to develop their own e-learning courses in a matter of days.
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Toyota Embraces E-learning—and Change

March 19, 2008
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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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For Some Chief Learning Officers, One of the Goals is Job Insecurity

October 3, 2003
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Some chief learning officers believe they're most successful when learning is so much a part of the organization that their role is no longer necessary.
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