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User Rank Gerry Wasiluk

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Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM  

I'm looking to start a new course in Storyline for a company that is instituting development planning for all employees (to include both formal/informal learning and project participation)


I'm playing around with starting it off with a very short montage (20-30 seconds at most) of some powerful quotes or statistics or predictions on learning or developing oneself and what it means to an organization.


Anyone have some to share?

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User Rank Bruce Graham

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Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM  

"...Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison..." - Evelyn Waugh

"...Common sense is not so common..." - Voltaire

"...When you know something, say what you know. When you don't know something, say that you don't know. That is knowledge..." - Confucius

"..I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn..." - Albert Einstein


David Tyler

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Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 3:08 PM  

It is better to know how to learn than to know.  ~Dr. Seuss 


Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.  ~Clint Eastwood


Lift the seat you sodden dolt. ~My Wife

User Rank Bruce Graham

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Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

"...The good thing about Twitter is that it helps boring people bore us faster..." Dr. Werner Oppelbaumer

Bob S

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Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 7:30 AM  

Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand.

Chinese proverb

The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.

Joe Paterno

There is no knowledge that is not power.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Posted Friday, May 18, 2012 at 11:02 AM  

Hi Gerry,


I came across this a few years ago and have it set up on my Sticky Notes to display once a week, to remind me of a few things when I facilitate adult learning. Currently I do face-to-face with adults needing to use computers to get back into the work force and with ESOL learners. I feel like this is SO important to remember when working with adults in any context.


The richest resource for learning resides in adults themselves; therefore, tapping into their experiences through experiential techniques (discussions, simulations, problem-solving activities, or case methods) is beneficial (Brookfield, 1986; Knowles et al., 2005; McKeachie, 2002; Silberman & Auerbach, 1998).


and this is the link where I came across this...other goodies here as well


User Rank Gerry Wasiluk

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Posted Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 8:29 AM  

Thanks everyone for the quotes (and the link).


I've posted in this thread what I've done so far. 


Even though I've not used any of the quotes contributed here yet, I plan to end the course with one or two and I see quite a few likely candidates here.


Again, thanks for the support.

Posted Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8:23 AM  

I saw this one recently, though naturally it's tongue-in-cheek, I liked its relevance to learning:


“Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example”  Mark Twain

Mike Collins

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Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:02 AM  



Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford

David Steffek

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Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 7:59 AM  

Some of my favorites from coach Vince Lombardi:


  • The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
  • Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.
  • Perfection is not obtainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
  • We would accomplish many more things if we did not think them impossible.
  • Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
  • If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm!

User Rank Daniel Brigham

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Posted Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 11:05 AM  

Two related paraphrases that stay with me:


William Horton in his E-learning by Design: E-learning can be as good as the best classroom teaching, and as bad as the worst.



Clark and Meyer's E-leaning and the Science of Instruction (btw, that's a really good place to go for verifiable stats on e-learning): Research suggests that instructor-led training is no better or worse for teaching people than e-learning is.

Rebecca Hay

209 posts

Posted Friday, May 25, 2012 at 6:43 AM  

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."  ~Aristotle