2011 Resolution Reality Check

As I gleaned my Google Reader for interesting things to report to the Workplace Learning Today readers, I noticed a few predictable patterns in early January posts. I found could classify about 50% of the blog posts I surveyed into 3 categories: the past year in review, predictions for the new year and of course,… Continue reading 2011 Resolution Reality Check

Practice Makes Perfect, or at Least Expert

The premise of Tony Schwartz’s article is that any talent, skill or ability can be developed like a muscle, that is by working it out, by pushing past the comfort zone, breaking it and then resting. It reminds me very much like Steven Covey’s 7th habit, Sharpen the Saw. Schwartz refers to Aristotle’s “We are… Continue reading Practice Makes Perfect, or at Least Expert

E-Learning Study Shows Rippling Impact of Professional Development

ScienceDaily reports on Boston College researchers who engaged in large-scale randomized experiments with the purpose of studying the impact of online professional development for teachers who aimed at improving their instructional practices as well as their subject matter knowledge. In the e-Learning for Educators: Effects of Online Professional Development on Teachers and their Students study,… Continue reading E-Learning Study Shows Rippling Impact of Professional Development

Building the Argument for Changes in Enterprise Learning

Today Jay Cross posted his elevator speech on what he does in his post Enterprise learning: Most of the businesses and governments live in the last century. They cling to industrial-age beliefs that the world is predictable, management has the answers, and workers are under their control. In the real world, no one has the… Continue reading Building the Argument for Changes in Enterprise Learning

Diversity 08 Conference

As part of my work with the “Leverage Immigrant Talent to Strengthen Canadian Business” project for the University of Ottawa, I will be co-presenting along with Dr. Linda Manning and Dr. John Paul Hatala at the Diversity 08 Conference in Montreal Canada on June 20th 2008. Our two conferences are entitled: Cracking the Cement Ceiling… Continue reading Diversity 08 Conference

Web 2.0 in Industry and in Academia

I delivered a presentation on Designing eLearning Environments for Learning Organizations at the ISPI Montreal’s 2006 Conference, which was assisted by Lt(N) Brett Christensen & Lt(N) Jason Barr of the Learning Technology and Innovation Cell of the Canadian Forces. Since then, we have been in communication discussing the role of eLearning/Web 2.0 to support virtual… Continue reading Web 2.0 in Industry and in Academia

Organizational Learning Strategy and eLearning

Situating the Current Popular eLearning Offering When one decides to venture into the world of eLearning, he or she will quickly come across the following terms: Learning object: a pre-defined parcel of learning that elaborates on a subject or a notion. It is usually developed with rich multimedia. Learning Content Management System (LCMS): a system… Continue reading Organizational Learning Strategy and eLearning

Assumptions about eLearning

eLearning is a human performance improvement initiative that employs electronic technology. By that definition, consulting an Internet-based dictionary to find out the meaning of a word is a form of eLearning. Indeed learning is occurring, therefore improving performance by the means of an electronic technology. Though it is incidental and informal, it falls within the… Continue reading Assumptions about eLearning

Virtual Communities of Practice: Enabling Peer-based Distance Learning

I presented on the subject of Virtual Communities of Practice: Enabling Peer-based Distance Learning at the Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) conference in Vancouver, British Columbia. Presentation Summary Virtual communities of practice are environments in which individuals with similar interests can learn from one another at a distance. Learners in this case are not… Continue reading Virtual Communities of Practice: Enabling Peer-based Distance Learning