Month: April 2010

  • Strategies for Making Content Accessible for Learners

    Yesterday, I blogged about making content accessible to learners so that they might access it when they are ready to learn. Now the question is: how do we make this content accessible? Ross Dawson has a few ideas. But they aren’t new ideas. He’s actually pulled them from his Living Networks book which he wrote […]

  • The 21st-Century Workplace is a Cognitive Battleground. What’s Your Training Strategy?

    Ever feel completely wiped at the end of of a work day? According to Nemo Chu, a neuroscientist might offer the following explanation: The brain, despite being just ~2% of our body’s mass, actually accounts for ~20% of our body’s total energy consumption. What is 20%? To put that in perspective, that’s like having a […]

  • Who Else is Working On What I’m Working On?

    Yesterday, I blogged about the use of microblogging to improve productivity in an organization. Today, I focus on microblogging to improve connectivity within an organization. In a recent blog post about using a microblogging application such as Yammer for communities of practice and knowledge management practices, Renata Gorman writes: This feeling of connectedness creates more […]

  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Influences on our Digital Identit(y/ies)

    Great reflection piece by Andy Coverdale about Digital Identities. I’m convinced that both the intrinsic (critical practice) and extrinsic (confessional practice) influences are necessary for properly forming identity. I’m still wondering what the particular influences are in the digital realm. I might have to dig out Sherry Turkle’s Life on the Screen In researching approaches […]

  • Strategically Implementing Microblogging in your Organization To Boost Efficiency

    In a recent blog post, Harvard Business Review’s Jeanne C Meister and Karie Willyerd advocate using microblogging to enable the members of an organization to communicate and share information with one another more rapidly and efficiently than ever before. So what exactly is microblogging? It is the practice of posting very short statements, commonly 140 […]

  • How to Use Skype as a Community Platform

    This is absolutely a fantastic tutorial on Skype which goes beyond functionality and looks at applicability by Community of Practice expert  John David Smith. You probably already know that Skype is a great tool – especially for community leaders. If you are a technology steward, it’s not only a great tool but it’s also a […]

  • How to Avoid Presentation Overload

    I’m a huge fan of clean, streamlined presentations with just a few key points. Not yet an expert myself, I have made huge efforts in reducing the amount of content in my presentations, as well as on my support slides. So how exactly does one go about fighting the urge to overload their audience with […]

  • 5 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development

    It is interesting to see Byrony Taylor’s take on how to use social media for professional development. I personally don’t listen to podcasts (number 3) but I do all the others most definitely. I would add that I also use Amplify, Twitter and LinkedIn as professional development tools. Be part of an online community Attend […]

  • Joining the Brandon Hall Workplace Learning Today Blogger Team

    Brandon Hall Research has invited me to join their group of bloggers. Workplace Learning Today is a group effort by senior Brandon Hall Research analysts Janet Clarey, Richard Nantel, Tom Werner, Gary Woodill, and now yours truly, to provide readers with a daily summary of news, events, commentary, and research on all aspects of workplace […]

  • Filters to Avoid Being Flooded by a Wave of Content

    When I was approached two weeks ago to be part of the Workplace Learning Today team, I was both flattered and thrilled to take on a new challenge. In preparation for delivering weekly insights, I decided to do a major cleanup of my Google Reader Feeds. And before I knew it, the wave of content […]