Feedback: Tragedy, Farce, Sunlight

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Episode 7 of RomiCast with Romi Mahajan is “The Feedback Episode.” We have two outstanding guests, Rob Hoehn, President of IdeaScale and Erik Koto, President of QuestionPro. Rob’s and Erik’s companies live at different points in the feedback chain. Romi, Erik and Rob dig deep on the definition and nature of feedback. They talk about [...]

A New Approach to Research in the Public Sector

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A recent survey caught my eye, not for the content of the survey itself, but for what it signals about a shift in the way research is conducted in the public sphere. As it turns out, according to this survey, people favor sick leave for public employees. You’re shocked, right? But the real story is the [...]

Pottermore: Gamification gives you more – A case study

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[Editor's Note: This post was originally published on our sister site, GameAccess.com.] The Harry Potter books and movie franchise has made millions of people extremely happy across the world and of course has made JK Rowling a bob or two, but in answer to many peoples hopes, there is more coming from Harry Potter – [...]

A New Look

Research Access has a new look – and of course, we want your feedback! We’ve updated our theme to provide a cleaner layout, more information directly on the homepage, quicker access to the most sought-after topics, and more. We hope these updates provide an improved reading experience, and more information right at your fingertips. We [...]

Some Prerequisite Reading

I had a fascinating conversation last week with David Boulton, founder of Learning Stewards and an expert of educational and organizational learning systems. Mr. Boulton and I had a lengthy talk about the role of feedback in learning: not only as we grow and progress through traditional educational systems, but also as we move into the business [...]

How Crowdsourcing is used at FEMA

One of the most interesting and seemingly impactful uses of crowdsourcing technology seems to be taking place within governments. (We’ve talked about this before with Bev Godwin of the GSA and  Haley VanDyck of the FCC.) Recently, Craig Fugate, Administrator of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) posted to the White House Blog about [...]

DiscoverText aims to reinvent Text Analytics

I got introduced to Stu Shulman – a Political Science Professor out of UMASS-Amherst through a common friend in DC – as I was making the rounds in DC for our IdeaScale Federal Government business. I got hooked to what he was doing with Text Analytics and the sheer volume of research he has done [...]

Online Influencers: Barely Licensed

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In Ketchum and myYearbook’s recent survey of 13 to 19 year olds, they found that teenagers are some of the most active online social influencers. How do these teens spend their time? They text, update, hang out on social networking sites for about two hours each day, they make purchases and then they talk about [...]