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Big Opportunity for Human Resources: Big Data Analysis

Every day we are producing mass amount of information. According to the estimation of Zettaset*, we create 2.5 quintillion* bytes of data every day and 90% of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. This massive volume of information and the technology required to store it is called with the term Big Data. Even though big data is not such a new phenomenon, the concept of Big Data is one of the new hypes of the recent years. Indeed the real new thing is the analyses of the big data and the meaningful results as a result of the analyses. Continue reading…

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Using Augmented Reality for Learning

Augmented Reality (AR) is an enhanced version of reality created by the use of technology to overlay digital information on an image of something being viewed through a device like a smartphone or a camera. An AR system generates a composite view for the user that is the combination of the real scene viewed by the user and a virtual scene generated by the computer that augments the scene with additional information. The goal of Augmented Reality is to create a system in which the user cannot tell the difference between the real world and the virtual augmentation of it. Continue reading…

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Learning on Your Own & Top Free Resources For Learning and Development

Is it possible for us to learn any subject that we have no idea about by working on it only by ourselves? In my opinion one of the best examples that proves this is possible; is Professor Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiment.

Sugata Mitra is Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in England and is described as a polymath owing to his researches spanning in a wide range of disciplines. In an experiment he conducted in 1999, known as the Hole in the Wall, he placed a computer in a wall in a slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to use it freely. The experiment aimed at proving that children could be taught by computers very easily without any formal training. Continue reading…

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Hints on Return on Investment (ROI) Measurement of Training Programs

There are many resources written on Kirk Patrick’s four level evaluation model and Jack Phillips’ five level ROI model. Each model is a subject of a book and it is not possible to explain both models in a single article. In my post I will try to point out essential points in the training effectiveness measurement process and will share some hints with you.

During measurement of a training program’s return on investment, what you need most is the support of the related business unit because through the process you will need data, reports and comments of the business unit. Continue reading…

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Twitter For A New Way of Learning

Founded by Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams in 2006, Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms with over 500 million registered users. Each day 135.000 new user sign up the web site and 58 million new tweets are posted.

Via Twitter it is possible to follow well-known people such as politicians, celebrities and journalists. Also companies’ corporate communication departments are actively using the platform in order to communicate with their customers. With this feature the platform is a significant marketing arena. Continue reading…

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