With my wife tackling her B.Ed. (and hoping to transfer to my alma mater for Grad School) and one of my colleagues also starting the MA program I did, I’ve been tripping down educational memory lane of late.
That came to a head a little while ago as I participated in a FB message exchange with some of my former classmates as we responded to a query from one of our number about an instructional design challenge. My friend Peter summed it up well:
As an aside, you have no idea how much I miss this kind of dialogue with you guys. This thread made my day.
Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) has thrown out some queries in support of #plym12 that asked about people’s Top 3 tools for their PLN. Many of the results followed a similar theme: Twitter, Blogs, Social Bookmarking…that sort of thing. My Top 3 were: Twitter, my Blog, and Evernote. Niall Gavin (@niallgavinuk) responded with a Top 5 and made the interesting inclusion of Instagram as part of his PLN.
I’m thrilled to share my second Guest Blog entry for the good folks over at OpenSesame.com. In this installment, I share some of my experiences for making your internal learning initiatives a true bestseller.
I look forward to your comments and other tips on this all-important part of the development/deployment process.
I’m very happy to share that I will be writing another guest blog for the good folks at OpenSesame.
This opportunity came about because of a Twitter exchange today. I saw a great list of recommendations for making your e-learning a “best seller”. The focus of the article was more about external efforts and I though that there was a good basis for similar recommendations for internally-developed resources.
Long story short, I’ll be putting my writing hat on and the good folks at OpenSesame will generously give me a space for my words yet again.
The nice thing about working where I do is that I know I’ll never need to sell the value of “training” to the organization, so the timing was nice when one of my colleagues passed this article from Aviation Week on to me. It speaks to a lot of the concepts that Tom Gram was referring to in his workshop at the CSTD conference as well as some other ideas from leading lights like Harold Jarche, Jay Cross, & Jane Bozarth, et al.
The focus of Harold’s session is on Social Learning and what this concept means to the world of Learning & Development. I’ve already had the opportunity to attend one of his PKM workshops, and I’m already a bit of a practitioner, but he’s always worth seeing. Having said that, Harold’s approach is somewhat eclectic and draws from a variety of disciplines and sources. If you don’t pay attention to what’s going on it might be easy to lose the thread of the discussion. That’s not a criticism, per se, just an observation. Continue reading →