Archive for April, 2013

Does Words with Friends Make You Smarter?

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

zynga-words-with-friendsLord, I do hope so.

The popular app and scandalously obvious Scrabble copycat gets a lot of attention from me. No Angry Birds for this word girl.

Is it worthwhile?

Obviously. WFF:

  • Increases my vocabulary, especially two- and three-letter words.
  • Ensures that my mind is not left idle for even one blessed minute.
  • Connects me with my uncle in Knoxville, my cousin in Atlanta, my b-school classmate in LA, a childhood friend in NYC, a family friend in Chicago, etc. Love that chat functionality.
  • Hones my competitive nature – critical for award wins.

OK, I don’t know that it’s more “beneficial” than any other game, but if you’d like to play, look me up.

 

 

 

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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