Volute in the Press

Volute is a global community-based experience, network & business model.

A New Global Community to Improve Learning

A decade ago, Michael Croft began brainstorming a solution to a problem that had plagued both his academic and professional ventures. While in college and during his 12-year “stint” at Amica Insurance Co, Croft was constantly managing an over-abundance of logins, procedures, platforms and devices.

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LEARNING INNOVATION AT FINANCIAL TIMES | IE BUSINESS SCHOOL CORPORATE LEARNING ALLIANCE, LAUNCHES NEW PROGRAM USING VOLUTE AS THE DELIVERY METHOD

Claire Masson has two decades designing learning programmes across the globe and is a member of the Learning Innovation & Impact team at FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance. Here she describes their partnership with Volute as Corporate Learning Alliance rolls out its most ambitious program to date: Foundations Series, publishing in Q1 2018.

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A Suite of Jobs-to-be-Done for Learning & Development

It’s important to understand the reasons why we need and use tools. For this article, a tool is not a drill, it’s a digital tool for learning. It’s something a learner uses to work through ideas or processes while demonstrating thought, planning and decision making for a desired outcome. Like a tool for construction, a tool for learning aids with completing a desired outcome in an innovative and effective way.

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R.I. entrepreneur followed 'big ideas' out on a limb. Now they're bearing fruit

In the depths of the Great Recession, Michael Croft quit his job as a software engineer at Amica Insurance Co. and put everything on the line in his own business. There, he found the junction of technology and education, and it’s there that he wants to transform digital learning.

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Mobility as a Learning Component in Executive Education & Professional Development

As we redefine the classroom, mobility should be at the forefront. In my years of collaborating with professional development providers - business schools, companies and consultants – I’ve discovered a timidness in leveraging mobility and maximizing the value of content through a multi-device delivery approach.

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Hyper Bursts - Caffeine Rants or a model for Professional Development?

I’m sure many of us can relate to taking a course or training and thinking it could have been condensed or made more lean while still providing the knowledge or skills we seek. Beyond removing “white noise”, perhaps the delivery methods and timing of the information could have been improved. As our attention spans get shorter and our task lists get longer, filtering out what we need when we need it is not a nicety, it’s a necessity. This is especially true for executive education and professional development.

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Netflix Analogies for Corporate Learning - is it all just VUDU?

A lot is circulating around new corporate learning platform interfaces with ratings and graphics organized in a new, but familiar format that emulates the modern marketplace. This is all good, but what’s under the hood?

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Learning Economies of Scale: Sharing & Experience

When we talk about economies of scale, we are referring to cost savings gained by increased levels of production. But how do you achieve economies of scale when you are customizing and personalizing programs? This issue has many implications that a learning management systems (LMS) does not—and, quite frankly, can’t—deal with. LMSs are the past; something different is needed for today’s learning demands.

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THE LOR OF THE [EDUCATIONAL] THINGS

The Learning Object Repository, or LOR, is that mysterious place where educational content gets curated, packaged, tagged...

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YOU BRING THE LEARNING CONTENT, I’LL BRING THE TOOLS

It seems obvious, content is king. That’s what people say, and what we learn is often driven by content.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PARTNERS WITH VOLUTE

The George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) is working with Volute to design a digital learning community to further distinguish...

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THE NEXT FRONTIER OF EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

It’s magical to watch the best executive education professors perform their craft. A group of executives sits attentively, off-site and open minded.

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