Using Whiteboard on Skype

I think we should all be using whiteboard on skype, it’s no different than standing in front of a whiteboard. Users aren’t adopting the tools that we have invested in and it is to their detriment. It’s not that we … Continued

What it means to be on lynda.com

I started my formal training career in August 2000 in Birmingham, Alabama. It wasn’t long after that I was teaching the basics of HTML 4 coding…We used notepad in those days. It’s important to start there because that is where … Continued

STEM Jobs Stimulate Employment In Other Sectors

The STEM field does not exist in a vacuum. Rather, studies have shown that many STEM jobs will stimulate employment in other sectors, some of which are non-STEM related. Mark Mills and Anthony Mills of The Pacific Standard argue that … Continued

STEM Jobs Comprise 6% of the US Workforce

In 2011, Liana Christin Landivar found that “there were 7.2 million STEM workers aged 25 to 64, accounting for 6% of the workforce.” This may not seem like a lot, but this appears to account for strictly STEM related fields. … Continued

Metro Areas With Higher STEM Knowledge Have Stronger Economies

Perhaps this statement is a tad too obvious. The Brookings Institute, in their on-going studies of STEM jobs and the US economy, have determined that metropolitan areas with higher STEM knowledge (i.e. individuals with BA’s or MA’s in STEM, STEM-related … Continued

If you aren’t engaged, it’s not working.

Our latest project? Building data warehouses or marts. How we do this is by training the end users how to use the tools that IT has diligently put in place. We meet great end users all the time. They aren’t … Continued