In a recent blog post on Visual Thinking, George Siemens wrote: I’m not a visual person. Ok, not totally true. I’m a visual person, but I lack skills to express myself visually. He then provided a great link to Joan Vinall-Cox’s article on Visual Literacy and Visual Thinking. I wanted to thank him on his… Continue reading When Did We Forget How to Draw?
In one of her recent blog posts, Janet Clarey poses the question How hard is it for you to balance innovation and execution? She compares and contrasts taking time to think and innovate with working in “execution” mode. She explains that when returning from vacation, she was in execution mode, which was good because, according… Continue reading Getting All Things Done Means Getting the Balance Right
[or How I Finally Snuck my Love of Shopping into a Blog Post] Yesterday, I went shopping with my neighbour who is 26, 10 years my junior. I followed her into a “young girl store”, the type of store with the high cut tops and the low cut pants and other garments that would ultimately… Continue reading Over / Under Thinking and Perception
I’m almost done editing my 165+ page thesis which I’ll be defending at the end of the summer. When I look at this video, I cringe to think of what it was like to write a thesis back in the olden days! Reference: Information R/evolution | Digital Ethnography Channel on YouTube | Mike Wesh |… Continue reading Information R/evolution
Nicholas A. Christakis, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., and James H. Fowler, Ph.D. recently published an article in the New England Journal of Medicine entitled The Collective Dynamics of Smoking in a Large Social Network. What is fantastic with this article published online is that there is a page with supplementary material containing an animation entitled: Dynamic… Continue reading If an Image is Worth a Thousand Words, How Much is an Animation Worth?
From Be a Multi-Dimensional Facilitator: Artful facilitation requires awareness and action at all levels: physical, thinking, emotional, intuitive, energy, spiritual and synergistic. Fantastic tips on how to be an effective facilitator. Reference: Be a Multi-Dimensional Facilitator | The Center for Graphic Facilitation | Steve Davis | 19 June 2008
A few years ago, I discovered Edward Tufte, who has been writing about how to efficiently display information. Here are 2 exerpts from The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1983) – click the images to enlarge. I was thoroughly impressed with the multiple examples of clever mix of text and images. It made me reflect… Continue reading Visual Display of Information
My title has recently been changed from Director of eLearning to Director, Blended Learning Strategies. Yesterday I received my new business cards and had the opportunity to hand them out for the first time today. They were well received. Actually, one of the comments was “oh, so you do more then just eLearning then?”, which… Continue reading Dropping the “e” – A Sign of the Times!
I love social media and online collaborative tools. I truly see the potential in it. The thing is, though I see the potential, I don’t think it’s being leveraged not nearly as much as it can be. And why? Perhaps because it’s relatively new and we are still experimenting with it. Interestingly enough, I came… Continue reading Leveraging Technology to Turn Virtual Organization into Vehicles of Collaboration
T+D Blog posted an entry today entitled There Is Not Much Difference Between Baby Boomers and Gen Y Grads. This slightly misleading title refers to a study which reported that new graduates, regardless of whether they graduated this year or 30 year ago, will make compromises to advance their career and succeed. This was probably… Continue reading The Gen Y / Web 2.0 Way of Managing Information – Trend or Efficiency?