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Rethinking The Holiday Rush

By Nick Leffler | December 22, 2014 | Comments Off on Rethinking The Holiday Rush
Udemy Logo

The holidays is always the busiest time of year. Everyone is out and about doing last minute errands and trying to get that last project out the door before going away for the year. My rush has been a bit different this year. While it still has that normal rush at work trying to get…

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Learned Helplessness of Learning #chat2lrn

By Nick Leffler | December 17, 2014 |
Is this how people thing we learn?

I recently had my first experience on the other side of chat2lrn last Thursday with a co-authored guest post and questions with Mark Britz. I’ll start off by saying it was an amazing experience. But then again what experience with Chat2lrn isn’t amazing? I approached the chat2lrn crew with the topic Learned Helplessness of Learning.…

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Turn The Curiosity Back On

By Nick Leffler | December 10, 2014 |
Cuba Diver Being Curious

With all the thinking about self-directed learning and learned helplessness of learning lately, I can’t help to think that curiosity needs to be turned back on. Somewhere between 4th and 8th grade formal education turned the switch of curiosity off to create the expectation that information is delivered to you. There’s a few anomalies to this…

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Generation Mobile

By Nick Leffler | November 26, 2014 | Comments Off on Generation Mobile
Generation Mobile

I’ve been sitting on this idea for a while. First it sat in my idea pad for several months and now I’ve been writing random thoughts down for at least a month. I’m finally doing something about it and writing about generation mobile! What’s more important than millennials, generation x, y, z, lmnop? A generation…

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Recipe For Disaster

By Nick Leffler | November 20, 2014 | Comments Off on Recipe For Disaster
Command & Control

I’ve been thinking about a scenario where I compare a transparent organization with a non-transparent organization. It sounds somewhat boring to compare the two, so I’ve been formulating in my head what it would like to do everything wrong. To put this into context, imagine working with a new application being developed within an organization.…

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They’re not learners, they’re people

By Nick Leffler | November 12, 2014 |
They're not learners, they're people

They’re not learners, they’re people. I don’t know if this has any value in stating but it’s something that’s been rolling around in my head for a while. I often hear people referred to as learners, or “my learners” when talking about the audience. It seems odd to me to refer to people in a…

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Social and Learned Helplessness in Learning

By Nick Leffler | November 3, 2014 |
Sheep Being Social

It’s been a few weeks since I first wrote about Learned Helplessness in Learning but it hasn’t once left my mind. Even last week had some familiar mentions of it but without the name. What I gathered from DevLearn Tweets during Neil deGrasse Tyson’s keynote was that he spoke in part that kids are born…

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Ten Things That Make Me Cringe

By Nick Leffler | October 29, 2014 |
Writing on Nick Leffler's Learning Blog

I was working on another post about learned helplessness in learning that I had previously started but felt this was a bit more timely given the eLearning Challenge. I am postponing my other post until next week (or perhaps later this week) so I can get this off my chest. I may write more on…

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First Thoughts on Learned Helplessness

By Nick Leffler | October 16, 2014 |
Explore: You're Not Alone

Since reading Mark Britz post It’s All Training Until It Isn’t and related post Learned (Learning) Helplessness many thoughts have been stirring in my head. Before I lost the ideas these posts and the term “learned helplessness” stirred in my head, I wanted to write down a story I was reminded of. It’s a story of how…

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What Will Learning Look Like In 2024?

By Nick Leffler | October 6, 2014 |
Learn Mobile

About a month ago I saw a question from the eLearning Guild asking for people’s input on what learning will look like in 2024. Since that day I’ve been thinking about it and meaning to write down my thoughts. There has since been a discussion on the topic, and several others who wrote down their thoughts.…

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