Who Is The Real Project Stakeholder?

Don't forget about the real project stakeholder

When you start a new project, are you asking the following questions: Who is the real project stakeholder? Who holds the biggest stake in your project? The answer to these questions probably isn’t who you think it is. Common Answers There are two simple answers to the second question. The problem with the common answers is that…

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Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

Increasing Social Awareness in Higher Education

About two months ago I wrote about increasing social awareness in higher education, specifically the MSIDT program that I graduated from. Developing the social awareness of the program has gone well, although nothing like I had planned. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because plans can’t take into account all the variable but just doing it can…

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Modeling a Training Framework

Training Framework

I was provoked into this blog post by none other than the eLearning Provocateur, Ryan Tracey. I do agree with the fact that you have to take the good with the bad when speaking of frameworks, but my caution is in that there’s usually more bad than good and it’s increasingly more difficult to separate…

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Social Awareness Program For Instructional Design Degree

Social Awareness Program at MSIDT

I recently began a new consulting job with the Master’s program I got my degree from. It’s the MSIDT program at California State University Fullerton (CSUF). It wasn’t for any typical Instructional Design work which I’ve worked on (even in my side consulting jobs) but with social media skills at the center. I’ve done a lot…

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Ten Things That Make Me Cringe

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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Work Out Loud on Colors Storyline Template

Colors Storyline Template Compilation

Inspiration Before any project can begin, there has to be some sort of inspiration for it. Nothing ever comes from nowhere. Like Pablo Picasso always said: [box icon=”https://www.technkl.com/wp-content/uploads/quote.png” border=”rounded”]Good artists copy, great artists steal.[/box] My inspiration came from a combination of a template redesign panel at work and the org chart I created for a…

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The Biggest Fad of L&D

MOOC

I recently read a post about Fads in L&D from my good friend Con (aka @LearnKotch). On some of the points of this post I agreed, but others I think needed a bit deeper deconstruction and more seeking of meaning. By this, I’m speaking about MOOCs. I recently wrote about my experience in a Coursera…

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How I Got Here

Long pier on ocean with railroad track on it.

Over the past few months I’ve seen a few stories about how people got into the field of Learning & Development. In the spirit of sharing, I thought I’d share my story of how I got here. I feel I should start with my current role, because that’s where this story is heading. I’m a…

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MOOCs Have a Long Way To Go

My second MOOC is nearing completion, I’m in the final week. This is my second experience in a MOOC and I’ve taken different approaches this time around. As with the current MOOC, my first one was also on the Coursera platform, both from the same school (Wharton). Gamification was my first experience and it was…

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