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… Continue reading Strategies for Making Content Accessible for Learners

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

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… Continue reading Who Else is Working On What I’m Working On?

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… Continue reading Intrinsic and Extrinsic Influences on our Digital Identit(y/ies)

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… Continue reading Strategically Implementing Microblogging in your Organization To Boost Efficiency

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… Continue reading How to Use Skype as a Community Platform

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… Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Social Media for Professional Development

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… Continue reading Joining the Brandon Hall Workplace Learning Today Blogger Team

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… Continue reading Filters to Avoid Being Flooded by a Wave of Content