“She works on learning and technology
in a way that is creative, concrete and quirky”


Articles and other publications from Allison

“Get some coffee and get rid of your guns.”

Guest blogger Jim Marshall could tell this wasn't going to be your typical training class-- not with that segue to a coffee break. Here's what Jim wrote about his experience observing a class with 22 sworn peace officers from municipal, state and federal agencies. The topic for the class: managing an active shooter. The class began with the history of active shooters— starting with Charles Whitman's 1966 Texas clock tower massacre and extending to Monday's Ohio school shooting. The instructor made it clear. The rules have changed. Managing an active shooter requires a quick response.  That differs from the traditional approach … [Read more...]

If Coaching is Good, then E-Coaching is. . .

Coaching continues to be popular. Last week I visited a software company. They are putting coaches in place to help their sales people become productive swiftly. A few weeks before that it was a retail company. They know that store managers must, must, must serve as coaches for their people. Coaching fosters relationships, feedback, emotions, conversations, collaboration, answers, growth,and bonding between veterans, experts, and novices. Hope this article helps you see and execute on the possibilities. Read the E-coaching_article by Allison and Gerald Marino!   … [Read more...]

E-learning– What’s old is new again

Published in T&D, this article reports on a study conducted by Allison Rossett and Jim Marshall. Our focus-- when people are doing e-learning, what are they doing? What forms does this approach to training take? Our findings surprised. You hear about mobile everything, immersive learning, informal strategies and performance support. But that's not what workplace learning people reported that they are up to. They told us that e-learning means more assessments, more instructional design activities. http://www.astd.org/TD/Archives/2010/Jan/Free/1001_eLearning_Whats_Old.htm … [Read more...]

Classroom in context– taking leader development beyond the classroom

This is an article about how leader development is changing. The focus is on moving beyond leader development events to lessons, support, guidance and community available in the context of work, which is where leaders serve. Here is the piece, co-authored with Deb Pettry, published in Talent Management:  http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/mediatec/tm0310/index.php?startid=16#/18   … [Read more...]

Interview with eLearn Magazine

eLearn magazine interviews Allison Rossett:  http://elearnmag.acm.org/featured.cfm?aid=1515692 … [Read more...]

The iPad is Not a Slam Dunk

The iPad is not a slam dunk. http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/638/the-ipad-is-not-a-slam-dun … [Read more...]

Ode to Mobile Performance Support

Ode to mobile performance support. Article from Learning Solutions:  http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/articles/500/ … [Read more...]

Performance Support and Learning

If performance support and learning are wonderful, why aren't they everywhere? http://elearnmagdev.acm.org/archive.cfm?aid=2065056   … [Read more...]

Job Aids and Performance Support

Allison Rossett and Lisa Schafer's book: Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere. http://www.colletandschafer.com/perfsupp/ … [Read more...]

What Stinks about Webinars?

What stinks about webinars? An article from Chief Learning Officer magazine. This article reports the experiences and lessons of Colleen Cunningham and Antonia Chan, two webinar addicts, now recovering. View full article: http://clomedia.com/articles/view/what_stinks_about_webinars … [Read more...]