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Second Screen Revolution

By Nick Leffler | January 6, 2014 |
Picture of a desk with several devices on it (tablet, phone, computer)

First post of 2014 and I’m feeling motivated to keep going with every two weeks a new post #ResolutionNow*. I’ve made that my goal for the past seven or eight months and it’s worked out close to that, 22 posts last year I think. Now for the post I’ve had on the list for several…

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Reflecting On The Year – 2013

By Nick Leffler | December 30, 2013 |
Long pier on ocean with railroad track on it.

It’s been a busy year, with a lot of things happening. New technologies have come, and gone. So have new methodologies. I’ve learned a lot, forgotten even more probably, but I’ve met a lot of great people who have inspired me to do and write a lot of great things. I wanted to take some…

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Empower Employees With A Wiki

By Nick Leffler | December 19, 2013 |
Empower Employees With A Wiki - People across the table from each other with a tablet and cell phone on table, taking notes on paper

It’s been a while since my last post, and for good reason. I started a new job in early November and then in mid-November I moved into a new house. Big changes with a lot going on to say the least. With all these changes, my ideas haven’t slowed, but they have changed a bit.…

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Everything Is In a Filter Bubble

By Nick Leffler | November 4, 2013 |
Alarmist Filter Bubble

A week and a half ago was DevLearn, I’ve been mulling on writing this post ever since hearing Eli Pariser’s filter bubble talk. I was not at DevLearn, but did take part heavily in the backchannel. I felt like I followed most of the speakers good enough, although still filtered and not as good as…

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Following the Backchannel of #DevLearn

By Nick Leffler | October 20, 2013 |
DevLearn 2013 Logo

I’ve been hearing a lot about DevLearn these past couple of weeks. While admittedly I’m a little envious of those going, I know I’m better off making the best of what I have available. Luckily, with all the great technology and ways of communicating out there, and people so willing to use it, I can…

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Touchscreen Toddler

By Nick Leffler | October 7, 2013 |
Baby using touchscreen

If you haven’t been to the front of my web site, you haven’t seen my daughter using my cell phone at 18 months, and better than my parents use theirs. That’s her below, browsing around, although I photoshopped her app with one of my blog posts. Before her, my experience was limited how well kids…

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Is Instructional Design Like Choreography?

By Nick Leffler | September 30, 2013 |
Sesame Street Choreography

I often find myself glancing at the TV while Sesame Street is on for my daughter, and admittedly I watch it more than she does, so on many occasions I’ve seen the following clip. It’s an entertaining video and Melissa McCarthy is always very funny, so that helps make my analogy a little more entertaining.…

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My Personal Portfolio Hashtag – #nickleffportfolio

By Nick Leffler | September 28, 2013 |
#nickleffportfolio

About a month ago I ran across this great post about using a personal hashtag to promote your portfolio. It took me some time to start using my new hashtag because I had to think about how I wanted to use it (and what hashtag I wanted to use). Eventually I settled on #nickleffportfolio which…

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How do you get people talking on an enterprise social network?

By Nick Leffler | September 16, 2013 |
How do you get people to use a enterprise social network? Make it stupidly easy to use!

I presented this question, and an overly simplified answer last week on Twitter. I say it’s an overly simplified answer but really it’s not, it’s so perfectly expressed in as few words as it should take to tell someone how to use an enterprise social network. How do you get people to use a enterprise…

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What I Learned Today

By Nick Leffler | September 9, 2013 |
LrnToday - Share What You Learned Today

Tweet what you’ve learned today, use the #LrnToday hashtag to share what you’ve learned and learn something new. We live in a social learning era, share and be shared with. Please share this post and the #LrnToday hashtag to expand the reach of reflection and spread of knowledge focused around what you’ve learned today. There’s no…

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