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Friday, September 29, 2006

Save $$ Using iPods Instead of Binders- by Jenna Sweeney

Jenna Sweeney of the Corporate Training & e-Learning Blog has found a unique use for the ubiquitous iPod- saving printing and binding costs.

Here is a snip from her article...

I was particularly struck by something in the article that related directly to corporate training. Someone he interviewed had "been working on an innovation program for a global financial services firm for the past six years. It was relatively easy to convince the client to try podcasting because prior to this year we had been distributing our course materials in a big black binder that included hard copy lecture notes and DVD videos of the learning materials. And this year, instead of doing that we gave every participant a video iPod. Doing this actually cost us $200 LESS per person to use the iPods than for the binders, and that was just for duplication costs."

John went on to say, "(On a quick environmental side note, Wal-Mart recently reported that those big black binders also tend to be the main component in most major landfills. Hmmm... Video iPod and a $200 savings, or spine-wrenching eco-trash. Your call.)" All great information!

Read the full article here:

I know one of my department's challenges is to move towards a more paperless training environment. Who would have thought an iPod could be a tool that would help in that?

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