Are We Using the Term Social Learning too Loosely?

Iā€™m glad that the always thought-provoking Janet brought this up. There comes a time when we need to really look at what the activity of learning really is. It is nice to find a new model every day that explains what X might be but unless we are truly analysing these models, implementing them, testing… Continue reading Are We Using the Term Social Learning too Loosely?

What does it mean to be a blogger in the field of training and development?

My first book entitled Edublogging: A Qualitative Study of Training and Development Bloggers will be available as of March 1, 2010. The official Website is located at edublogging.com. A book? Really? Absolutely! This is somewhat of a career dream come true for me. Though the book contains the full list of acknowledgements, two key individuals… Continue reading What does it mean to be a blogger in the field of training and development?

The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide ā€“ Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources

I delivered a presentation on The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide e Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources at the Brandon Hall Innovations in Learning 2008 conference which was held in San Jose, September 2008. Presentation Summary It is no surprise that integrating Web 2.0 tools to learning is an innovative practice that is catching on… Continue reading The eLearning 2.0 Survival Guide ā€“ Assessing the Credibility of Web Sources

You Just Might Digg This!

What makes a blogger credible? What gives them authority? How do we measure their success? In a blog post entitled Blog Metrics: Six Recommendations For Measuring Your Success, Avinash Kaushik, a Web Analytics Practitioner, writes about 6 ways to measure the impact of your blog. In summary, they are: Raw Author Contribution Holistic Audience Growth… Continue reading You Just Might Digg This!

Putting the Learner in the Driver’s Seat

Ever notice that a long trip is seems shorter when you’re the one driving? When I’m a passenger and I don’t have anything to distract me, I feel like a trip can go on forever. But when I’m behind the wheel, my mind is constantly engaged, thinking, processing and deciding. I actually prefer driving a… Continue reading Putting the Learner in the Driver’s Seat

The Capacity to Recall vs. the Capacity to be Resourceful

In a post entitled Brain 2.0 : eLearning Technology, Tony Karrer discusses whether or not it is more important to be knowledge-able rather than knowledgeable. The basic premise is whether or not is more important to: store a bunch of information in our minds that we can recall at any time (recall), or know which… Continue reading The Capacity to Recall vs. the Capacity to be Resourceful