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REN nyhetsbrev nr. 17, 2005

5. desember 2005
1:  Using Technology to Enable Competency Management
2:  Educating the Extended Enterprise
3:  Nytt og nyttig
4:  På kalenderen

1: Using Technology to Enable Competency Management
Chief Learning Officer - December 2005 - Steve Gluckman

Many organizations have embraced the idea that a competency model can greatly enhance the ability to produce a high-performance culture. A competency model describes a set of individual skills and behaviors, tied to organization strategy and vision, that are required for superior individual performance. Core competencies can then be tied to performance evaluations, recruiting, team assignments, succession planning and more.“By developing and utilizing a competency model, we are able to identify a success profile for our workforce,” said Heather Bock, director of professional development at Howrey LLP, an international anti-trust and global litigation firm. “The model provides clear behavioral examples of performance expectations, as well as a road map for advancement or development of individual attorneys.”
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2: Educating the Extended Enterprise
Chief Learning Officer - December 2005 - Cushing Anderson & Lyn C. Maize
Over the years, companies have invested in employee training and education, expecting that a better-informed and trained employee will have a positive impact on the bottom line. More often, companies find that bottom-line performance is influenced by people and processes outside the company’s four walls—in the extended enterprise. The extended enterprise includes business partners in all parts of the value chain: external sales channel partners, suppliers, subcontractors, distributors and even customers. Although much has been written about the specific tactics used to reach the extended enterprise audience, what separates successful extended enterprise learning initiatives from others is a framework for ensuring that learning is closely aligned to the business goals and elements of your value chain.

3: Nytt og nyttig

Stanford University vil podcaste innhold
Stanford University in California is to make its course content available on iTunes, the university has announced. The service, Stanford on iTunes, will provide its own alumni - as well as the general public - with downloads of faculty lectures, campus events, performances, book readings, music recorded by Stanford students and even podcasts of Stanford football games.
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Seconds out, round two
The explosion of new web services - such as 'blogs' and 'wikis' - has led many to believe that the internet is now entering a second phase. It's finally beginning to resemble a truly interactive learning tool, says Stephen O'HearLes resten av artikkelen her:,10577,1642281,00.html

Kaplan buys third UK college
Donald MacLeod - Thursday December 1, 2005
Kaplan Inc, the American test-preparation company, is continuing its expansion into the British higher education market with its third UK college. This week the company announced it had bought Holborn College, a private law and business college in London with 1,900 students. It follows agreements to set up joint colleges for international students with Sheffield University and Nottingham Trent University.
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4: På kalenderen

Integrating Learning and Performance to Drive Business Results.
Join Saba, Thomson/NETg and ITG on Thursday, December 8, 2005 at 18:00 GMT For access to a replay of the session, please contact Sofia Nilsson at
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The e-Learning Guild arrangerer: The Future of e-Learning December 8, 2005 
What is the future of e-Learning? In 2000 e-Learning was hyped to be the be-all and end-all of training methods. Back then it was projected to deliver 70% of all training by the year 2003! Obviously that did not happen, but where is e-Learning going? Register for this Online Forum and examine both the current and future states of e-Learning. Explore recent trends such as m-Learning, Knowledge Management, performance support, and new technologies and tools and how they have impacted e-Learning. You will also learn about future trends and how they will influence e-Learning. Both regional and global initiatives in e-Learning will be explored.
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The First International Conference on Collaborative Computing:Networking, Applications and Worksharing
December 19th - 21st, 2005, San Jose, California
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The College Teaching & Learning (TLC) Conference and Applied Business Research (ABR) Conference are planned for the Disney Boardwalk Resort in the Walt Disney World Resort at Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA, for Monday through Friday, January 2-6, 2006.
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ASTD TechKnowledge 2006
Denver, Colorado, January 31 – February 2

ASTD International Conference & Exposition 2006
Dallas, Texas, May 7-10

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