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What’s the ‘Internet of Everything?’

I have been following the trends of “Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Internet of Everything” (IoE) for a number of years while considering how these trends might affect organizational productivity. On my professional Pinterest page, almost 100 resources on these … Continue reading

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What is ‘Big Data’ and how does it apply to HRD? This is a great article by Bernard Marr discussing what “Big Data” is, and how it is now and in the future affecting organizations. He discusses that in the … Continue reading

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Real-Time Collaboration with Web-Conferencing

Last month, the Virtual HRD, Technology and Distance Learning special interest group (VHRD SIG) for the Academy of Human Resource Development ( organization held an online “Brown Bag” luncheon utilizing Cisco’s WebEx ( platform to connect members for this special … Continue reading

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MOOCs –Passing Fad or the Real Deal?

Due to their potential to creatively disrupt the well-established Higher Ed business model, Massive Open Online Classes (MOOCs) are catching the eye of both Higher Educators and tech-savvy professionals. Hiles (2013) suggested that MOOCs are the “Next Big Thing” with … Continue reading

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Grief Education in the Age of Social Media

The death of a loved one or co-worker can have devastating effects on employees in the workplace including low productivity, change in attitude and motivation (See Vivona & Ty, 2011).  Also, recent news headlines on shootings and other tragedies termed shared … Continue reading

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Virtual HRD and Related Literature

This is a listing of some currently gathered literature on Virtual Human Resource Development (VHRD) from a number of sources that might be useful: Year Title Type Citation 1998 Virtual HR: Strategic human resource management in the 21st century Journal … Continue reading

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Pinterest as Productivity Tool

One way to keep current in today’s workplace is to frequently peruse web content for new and interesting ideas, including news articles, blogs, and social media. A new method to easily save and share useful web content is by “pinning” … Continue reading

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ePortfolios as spaces for Virtual HRD

Sophisticated technologies are creating highly intuitive and collaborative spaces. According to Bennett, McWhorter and Sankey (2012), electronic portfolios (ePortfolios) offer metrics for tracking performance improvement and competency progression in graduate medical education (GME). Further, ePortfolios foster transition from higher education to the … Continue reading

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