ISPI Performance Digest
Apr. 8, 2014

THE Performance Improvement Conference: Still time to register!
As the final countdown continues to THE Performance Improvement Conference 2014, we are encouraging last-minute attendees to claim a spot while space is still available! Register today for the week of events, which kicks off Friday with the Principles & Practices HPT Institute and continues through Wednesday, April 16. Consult the conference program to plot your calendar for this premier gathering of performance professionals!More

The Future of eLearning: 10 Key Shifts to Watch
Take an hour out of your day on Wednesday, April 23, to attend the next ISPI SkillCast webinar, "The Future of eLearning: Ten Key Shifts to Watch." Performance technologists, senior e-learning managers, training managers, learning technology specialists and instructional designers all can benefit from the concise, focused presentation by speaker Marc Rosenberg, CPT, PhD. Register online for this event!More

5 assumptions of adult learners
Creating an effective e-learning course requires that you know a little about your audience. It does help to understand the adult learner a bit more thoroughly so as to create training that is optimized to produce positive results.More

4 free online tools that increase team productivity
IT Toolbox
Getting started with online team productivity seems like a daunting task. Yet, anytime work needs to happen with remote teams, online team productivity tools are critical to success. Several great tools don't cost a thing for organizations to start using and can increase team productivity. More

You've implemented mobile learning — now how do you sustain interest?
Upside Learning
When an organization first launches mobile learning and performance support, there is a lot of initial excitement/activity. It usually feeds on itself during the first few months following the initial rollout. Yet as the first wave of excitement recedes, the number of new users or even existing users may not be as high as they were at kickoff. So what happened?More

McDonald's 'Hamburger University' is no joke
WEIS Radio
Forget Harvard and Yale; you can get a degree in hamburgers. Yes, hamburgers. The McDonald's Corp. runs a program called Hamburger University, comprising seven locations around the world, with the flagship 130,000-square-foot facility on the 80-acre Oak Brook, Ill., corporate campus.More

High performers are covertly victimized, unless they're altruistic
Harvard Business Review
In a study set in a Midwestern field office of a U.S. financial services firm, high-performing employees were more likely than average workers to report that colleagues covertly victimized them through such behaviors as sabotage, withholding resources and avoidance, says a team led by Jaclyn M. Jensen of DePaul University. More

What does learning look like? A look at physical and digital spaces
What does learning look like? Do you picture a classroom? Was there a teacher? What were students doing? Were they working quietly and individually? Or were they noisily collaborating? Were they sitting passively and listening? Or were they actively constructing something?More