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Test Writing 101: Making the Grade

By Monique Donahue

Workplace trainers frequently rely on quizzes and tests as a measure of the success of their training programs or to certify employees, but are your tests as effective as they could be? Are they really measuring the knowledge and performance areas that matter the most? Are you making common test writing mistakes? In this essential primer, author Monique Donahue draws on her extensive instructional design background and workplace test writing experience to guide you through the do’s and don’ts of effective test writing.

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Dancing with Big Data: Conversations with the Experts

By Bryan Wempen

Author, speaker and Mobile Assessment CEO Bryan Wempen likes getting to the bottom of tough questions, and in his latest research mission he tackles the timely topic of “Big Data” and its impact on the field of HR.

In Dancing with Big Data: Conversations with the Experts, Wempen shares a collection of 15 interviews from his popular data intelligence podcast, Thug Metrics. Guided by Wempen’s practical and insightful questions, experts from companies such as Facebook, Jibe, HP, Echovate, eQuest, Quantum Workplace, Simply Measured, Modern Survey, Glassdoor and many more open up about their experiences with big data, how it applies to the HR function, and where the future of data science is heading.

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Note to Self: A Collection of 99 Life Lessons

By Bryan Wempen

When do you feel that enough is enough and something has to change in your life? It can happen anywhere—for me it was in a taxi in Chicago. Since that moment, I have been working on self-awareness, discovering lessons about myself and developing tools to live a better life on life’s terms.

The lessons in ‘Note to Self’ are what I use every day to live my life. I live imperfectly with an open mind and heart, discovering happiness, self-awareness and serenity.

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The Famous Gardner’s Seafoods Ski Show

By Kent Donahue

For a short period of time, the water skiing world was not centered around the professionals at Cypress Gardens. That honor belonged to a small group of friends, cousins, and an attorney who crafted a show that would rival the decades-old tourist attraction that television personalities and Hollywood stars routinely visited. The attention and the imagination of spectators throughout Central Florida and tourists alike were redirected away from Winter Haven and fixed upon the Halifax River in Port Orange, Florida.

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Growing Up in the 1950s…Just Seven Blocks from the Mexican Border

By Paul Nichols

Question: What do Geronimo, Amelia Earhart, Pancho Villa, Wyatt Earp, Amy Semple McPherson, Gene Autry, John Philip Sousa, Rex Allen, John Slaughter, Thornton Wilder, Eleanor Roosevelt—and the Nichols family have in common?

Answer: All of them left footprints in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona.

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The Accidental Thinker

By Monique Donahue

Reflections by blogger Monique Donahue as captured in her online blog. This collection of lovingly crafted stories provides an alternately humorous and contemplative look at family, current events, childhood memories, personal faith, and other life experiences, both trivial and profound, that inspired Donahue’s virtual pen.

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