ISPI Performance Digest
Nov. 11, 2014

Experience API explained: 5 frequently asked questions
eLearning Industry
Learning professionals are abuzz with excitement about the Experience API (xAPI). Read on to learn more about what xAPI can (and can't) do for your organization.More

7 tips to find your niche as an e-learning freelancer
eLearning Industry
While some might assume that finding an e-learning specialty is all a matter of profit potential, there are actually a variety of factors involved in choosing the e-learning niche that's just right for you. Deciding upon an eLearning niche that gives you the opportunity to capitalize on a trend may be tempting, but it typically will only lead to short term gains. As such, when you're trying to pinpoint your specialty, a number of important considerations should be taken in account to ensure long-term success.More

How 'Chief Performance Officers' will impact HR
In its report "The Future of Work: A Journey to 2022," PwC drops an intriguing prediction: By 2018, it says, analysts will attend a presentation by a Fortune 500 Chief Performance Officer, who combines the HR and Finance functions. More and more, companies are mining data to tease out intelligence about everything from customer behavior to employee performance.More

How to keep learning and still have a life
Harvard Business Review
A colleague recently made this prediction: People who work together will soon start asking one another, "What courses are you taking?" It'll be the new "What are you reading?" He's probably right, and that's a little worrisome.More

How gamification is transforming the business industry
Business is a game, as Bill Gates observed, and in the modern workplace any distinction is fast dissolving. Firms are increasingly adopting the principles of successful gaming and applying them to the office to build teams of problem solvers.More

Columbia Business School to offer 'streetwise MBA' curriculum for small neighborhood businesses
Clear Admit
The Columbia-Harlem Small Business Development Center at Columbia Business School this winter will unveil a new "StreetWise MBA" curriculum designed to help neighborhood small businesses grow. The new program is supported by Citi Community Development, a division of global bank Citi, and uses a curriculum created by Interise, a nonprofit committed to helping underserved small businesses scale.More

15 free online learning sites every entrepreneur should visit
Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years. More