The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

I found this article in the Harvard Business Review and I thought it provided some good food for thought.  We can produce great training “about” a topic, but once the learner is back on the job and trying to apply what they’ve learned, how will they know if they’re doing it well? The nature of many “knowledge worker” jobs […]


We had an excellent discussion last week during the September meeting of the Roundtable for Learning Leaders. The discussion topic was, “What does good learning mean to you?” For over an hour, we got to consider this question from a variety of perspectives, including that of the learner. When the discussion turns to ideas about […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

Fresh from our annual Learning Leadership Summit, I read Clark Quinn’s latest book in two days on vacation. I would have finished faster if I wasn’t taking so many notes! This book is a great tool for learning leaders who are trying to reshape how learning happens in their organizations. Here’s a quick overview to […]

Jess Elmquist presents at Fredrickson Learning's Learning Leadership Summit

The discussion topic for our September 2015 meeting of the Fredrickson Roundtable for Learning Leaders is, “What does ‘good learning’ mean to you?” I’ve been fascinated by this question ever since some of the Fredrickson Learning employees first brought it up a few months ago. It’s seemingly a very simple question, but, as with many questions […]

The Business of Learning - learning ecosystems

One of the trends I’ve noticed lately is that we’re getting quite a few requests to upgrade, improve, or modernize existing learning programs instead of creating new programs. It’s not that we’ve never had clients who needed this before, it’s just that suddenly it seems like it’s a lot more common of a need. With […]

Note: This article is republished with permission from Intercom, the magazine of the Society for Technical Communication. It was originally published in May 1994 and focuses on creating user documentation concurrently with software development. If you’ve ever prepared a cost estimate for a project, you know that you can lose sleep over it. Did you […]