Archive for October, 2009

LMS Envy: The Love-Hate Relationship with Technology

October 27, 2009 5 comments

In a recent dialog on the CLO-Network, we discussed why so many LMS owners were not happy with their systems – that there seemed to be a “disconnect” between what they envisioned they would own after GoLive and what they actually wound up owning. Why is there such a love-hate relationship with LMS (and other) technology? Why does it seem that someone else always has the better system? Truth is, “better” is a relative term. Read more…


The Art of Training People and Bears Using a Learning Continuum

October 10, 2009 Leave a comment

Have you ever been to the circus and watched a bear ride a bicycle? For this to happen, that bear experienced formal learning and acquired some significant skills training; the very same skills you and I learned in our youth. The bear’s classroom is a hundred-foot diameter circle that doubles as their workspace. Our learner’s “circus ring”, defined by the classroom, is where they demonstrate proficiency either by doing something successfully or by passing a test of one sort or another. If their classroom doubled as their workspace too, our training effort could stop there. Unfortunately, it does not, and if our contribution to their learning stops there, we may as well be training bears. Read more…

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