Sunday, December 6, 2009

Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations or Hacking Gmail

Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations

Author: Elwood F Holton III

Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations features contributions from leading experts in the field learning transfer, and offers the most current information, ideas, and theories on the topic and aptly illustrates how to put transfer systems into action. In this book, the authors move beyond explanation to intervention by contributing their most recent thinking on how best to intervene in organizational contexts to influence the transfer of learning. Written for chief learning officers, training and development practitioners, management development professionals, and human resource management practitioners, this important volume shows how to create systems that ensure employees are getting and retaining the information, skills, and knowledge necessary to accomplish tasks on the job.

Improving Learning Transfer in Organizations addresses learning transfer on both the individual and organizational level. This volume shows how to diagnose learning transfer systems, create a transfer-ready profile, and assess and place employees to maximize transfer. The book includes information on how to determine what process should be followed to design an organization-specific learning transfer system intervention. The authors focus on the actual learning process and show how to use front-end analysis to avoid transfer problems. In addition, they outline the issues associated with such popular work-based learning initiatives as action learning and communities of practice, and they also present applications on learning transfer within e-learning and team training contexts.

Book review: True Professionalism or Introduction to Managerial Accounting

Hacking Gmail

Author: Ben Hammersley

• The first book to unlock the true power behind Gmail, Hacking Gmail will immediately appeal to Google and Gmail fans

• This is serious, down-and-dirty, under-the-hood, code-level hacking that will have readers eliminating the default settings, customizing appearance, disabling advertising, and taking control over their Gmail accounts

• Covers turning Gmail into an online hard drive for backing up files, using it as a blogging tool, and even creating customized Gmail tools and hacks

• Shows readers how to check their Gmail without visiting the site; use Gmail APIs in Perl, Python, PHP, and other languages, or create their own; and maximize Gmail as a host for message boards, photo galleries, even a blog

Table of Contents:


Part I: Starting to Use Gmail.

Chapter 1: Desktop Integration.

Chapter 2: Integrating Your Existing Mail.

Chapter 3: Gmail Power Tips.

Part II: Getting Inside Gmail.

Chapter 4: Skinning Gmail.

Chapter 5: How Gmail Works.

Chapter 6: Gmail and Greasemonkey.

Chapter 7: Gmail Libraries.

Chapter 8: Checking for Mail.

Chapter 9: Reading Mail.

Chapter 10: Sending Mail.

Part III: Conquering Gmail.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Labels.

Chapter 12: Addressing Addresses.

Chapter 13: Building an API from the HTML-Only Version of Gmail.

Chapter 14: Exporting Your Mail.

Chapter 15: Using Gmail to.

Chapter 16: Using GmailFS.

Appendix: Long Code Listings.