Sunday, July 25, 2021

Rob England

Practical Techniques for Training Adults

As we said last time, there is a high ratio of amateurs delivering IT training.  This is especially true for in-house training, where IT workers...

Delivering Training to Adults

There is a high ratio of amateurs delivering IT training. This is especially true for in-house training, where IT workers are asked to train their peers. But...

Teaching Adults (Yes, It’s Different)

In our last article (IT Teachers Suck) we criticized IT teaching. Now we should be more constructive and look at teaching adults. There is no...

IT Teachers Suck

IT people get plunged into situations so often without proper preparation that we get used to it and grow accustomed to not having the opportunity to seek...

Managing Your Boss: Your Biggest Job

Managing your manager is as important an activity as the function you are employed for, or managing your personal finances or your household. It should...

I Saw It On a Screen — So It Must Be True!

Telesales advertisers and other hustling snake-oilers no longer use images of “thousands of dedicated” white-coated scientists and bubbling test tubes. Science is out of...

When Will Technology Make Life Simpler?

Remember when a phone had a dial on the front with numbers, a TV had a volume knob and a dial with channels on it,...

Geeks and the Meaning of Life

When one spends 50 or 60 hours a week immersed in an activity (does anyone reading this still work 40 hours or less?), it is easy to...

How an IT Guy Found Job Freedom

Once I worked 50-60 hour weeks for an IT vendor. I spent weekend time traveling; I spent 50 or even 100 nights per year...

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