Actually it is thousands of years old, depending on how you define it. “Blended learning” was all the rage in articles, research, and a buzz phrase for marketing materials in the last decade mainly driven by the technology advances in the delivery of online media. Unfortunately, many people in both the corporate and educational worlds [...]
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Technology Transfer Services, was selected from hundreds of applicants for the Bersin by Deloitte WhatWorks Award for a specialized, blended online learning experience called ODESIE (Online Dynamic Enterprise Solution for Industry Excellence), incorporating videos, social media, serious games, and a basic virtual industrial plant to explore. ODESIE incorporates constant feedback and reinforcement using mixed media. [...]
As if coming up with original content for your eLearning courses is not enough, it’s good to keep in mind the necessity of delivering the content in a way that will entice and engage the learner. Many eLearning developers or designers face this problem. Creating online courses that keep the learner intrigued and wanting more [...]
This article describes a common detection problems encountered in automated material handling equipment that are easily solvable. How many times have technicians replaced a supposedly defective photoeye only to discover that the replacement did not fix the problem? All too often, the standard practice in many maintenance organizations is to crank up the gain on [...]
Maintenance shops around the world operate day in and day out, fighting the never ending battle with Operations for equipment control. When the equipment is available, how much of that time is used for maintenance? How much is wasted on a lack of pre-planning? While this war seems unending, sound practices can be implemented to [...]
Industrial hygiene is a topic which may initially seem foreign to many individuals. Certainly the words, when spoken individually, are common place in our daily lives. Put together though, industrial hygiene is not a phrase that many in the industrial community, and even less so in the general public, would recognize. As it turns out [...]
Energy conservation and renewable energy are not new topics, although the public focus on them cycles periodically. Steam is one source of energy that is versatile and good for the environment although how it is produced can vary greatly. Reciprocating steam engines, used since the late 19th century, powered everything from farm equipment to automobiles, [...]
What is most important to the success of a project? Is it staying on budget, completing work by the established deadline, customer satisfaction, or building long term client relationships? While the answer to this question may vary from person to person or company to company, there is an underlying factor needed to achieve all of [...]
Delivering next generation eLearning to a global audience over a previous generation’s internet. The deployment methods available to software as a service (SaaS) companies are fairly limited by the nature of computers and computer networks. Traditionally, full systems with hardware and software were used and maintained by a single vendor. As time went on, mainstream [...]
Just the mention of the name can sometimes strike fear into the hearts of employers and cause employees to scratch their heads in wonder. I am amazed when employees ask "why do I have to do this?", only to have their employer respond with the standard "because you have to do it that way". They [...]