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Did Cavemen Use Micro-Learning?

January 4, 2017 Leave a comment

Guess what? They did…and in the absence of technology. The whole thing went down on a Thursday morning when an informal micro-learning moment went social and was delivered synchronously at the Point-of-Work…and…at a critical Moment of Need. Whaaat? They were freaking cavemen for crying out loud. Who woulda thunk it? Read more…

EPS Readiness: Are you there yet?

April 17, 2014 2 comments

At the recent Learning Solutions 2014 conference in Orlando, the Guild added another concurrent conference to the venue – Ecosystems 2014. Amazingly, at an additional cost there were over 200 participants attend the extra breakout sessions. While there were more questions surface than answers, it was clear that the concept of addressing the Learning & Performance environment as an ecosystem was a hit…and more questions than answers. Read more…

Designing a Learning & Performance Portal

August 27, 2012 13 comments

I love walking trails in the woods; some are favorites, while others may be new and different. Whenever walking down a new path many things appear that are familiar, remembered and experienced from other paths taken. When new things are discovered, they often can pull me from the path to seek a closer look and a deeper discovery. Being pulled from the path may not be planned, but there is no doubt that diversions such as these will occur. Such a journey, with similar detours from known to unknown, can be anticipated when designing a learning & performance [L&P] portal. So lace up those boots, and let’s go for a little walk. Read more…

Social Learning – Confusion 2.0: Getting Beyond Campfires & Cavemen

June 4, 2010 7 comments

I wrote earlier that Social Learning was so simple a caveman could do it…but not if he has to facilitate a virtual classroom event. We are way beyond campfires and cavemen with social learning when we inject a plethora of technology into the mix. Call it Confusion 2.0 if you are pre-disposed to label everything. I’ve promoted the concept of reaching learning readiness in the context of effective learning when technology is involved. Never has this been important than when trying to extract the most out of Social Learning. This is true because social learning is not an event, and for the most part, those of us in traditional L&D roles are pre-programmed to build “events”, to facilitate learning transactions either on-line or in the classroom. Social Learning changes that paradigm whether we are at readiness or not – and that readiness component must include our learners too. Read more…

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