Archive for March, 2010

“Add to Dictionary”

Friday, March 26th, 2010

the e-mail without verifying the word. “Huh? Why on earth is ‘bubbe’ coming up on spell check?,” I puzzled.

And then I realized: I’m using a relatively new laptop. And like the keyboard on my still relatively new iPhone, it hasn’t yet learned to speak Deb Arnold.

“Bubbe” was added to the Word/Outlook dictionary on my trusty Dell years ago (four, to be exact, almost to the day). But on my still-mostly-a-stranger, we-got-married-without-knowing-each-other HP, my own idiosyncratic computer dictionary is yet to be created.

Most, if not all, of you, gentle readers, have also taught your phone and/or computer your own lingo: acronyms (corporate or otherwise), words from other languages, pet names of your own.

My takeaway? A little-touted benefit of new tech toys is the reminder that what’s clear and intuitive to us may be completely foreign to others.

Back to my mantra and the question you should always ask yourself before you set out to communicate: Who Do You Think You’re Talking to? Bubbe, let me tell you, it’s a great question.

What are some of your favorite words in the You dictionary (phone or computer)? I’d love to know.

Learning Program and Team Awards 2009-2014

ORGANIZATION / CATEGORY DESIGNATION

ASTD Excellence in Practice

Technical Training Award
Training Management Citation (for new programs)
Learning Technology Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Leadership Development (x2) Award, Citation
Workplace Learning & Collaboration–Onboarding Citation
Sales Enablement Citation

Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning

Best Custom Content Gold
Best in Learning Strategy and Governance Gold
Best Leadership Development Program Gold
Best Innovation in Learning Technology Silver
Best Leadership Sales Training Silver
Best Integration of Learning and Talent Management Bronze
Best Use of Games for Learning Bronze

Brandon Hall Technology Excellence

Best Advance in Social Learning Technology Gold

CLO Magazine Learning in Practice

Technology Innovation Gold, Division 1
Innovation Gold, Division 1
Business Impact Gold, Division 2
Business Impact Bronze, Division 2

 

Learning Organization Ranking Awards

ORGANIZATION / AWARD NOTES

American Society for Training & Development

ASTD BEST #1 (up from #32 in one year)
#2 (up from #37 in two years)

ELearning! Media Group

Learning! 100 #1 (first year on list)

Chief Learning Officer Magazine

LearningElite #1, #4

Training Magazine

 Training Top 125 #1, #2 (up from #41 in one year)
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