Favoritie Learning/Development Quotes / Statistics for Learning

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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Bruce Graham

"...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

Rebecca Fleisch Cordeiro

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


David Steffek

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!
Daniel Brigham

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.