Posts Tagged ‘Enterprise’

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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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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Expand Your Skills

As an Instructional Designer, it’s necessary to be able to wear many hats. Along with those many hats comes the need to learn new skills and techniques. I’ve learned it’s necessary to look outside Learning & Development. This post is about some of the skills I’ve looked towards to inspire my work and help me…

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Reflecting on the National eXtension Conference (#nexconf)

freeway

In late March I attended one day of the National eXtension Conference (#nexconf) in Sacramento. I went to see Harold Jarche and Jane Hart speak but must say I enjoyed the whole thing. Jane was the keynote speaker for the day and they both ran a workshop afterwards. Since that day, I’ve been meaning to…

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Search Is The Center Of Learning

Search is at the center of learning. What’s the first thing you do when you need to learn something new? Are any of these one of your answer? Look through a list of courses offered on your company LMS. Ask a coworker how to do it. Figure it out on your own. These are a…

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Mobile Performance Support – Make It Simple!

Baby using touchscreen

What have you done lately to simplify someone’s life? Everyone’s life is complex. Everyone’s busy in their own way. If you can simplify it, then you’re providing a good return on investment. What Learning & Development is all about is simplifying the lives of others by giving them better tools to deal with the world.…

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Empower Employees With A Wiki

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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Following the Backchannel of #DevLearn

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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What’s My Development Process?

What's my development process

A few weeks ago there was a bit of restructuring in my company within my greater department. Several teams had been re-organized into an easier structure. This also meant a new multimedia training team was created, that’s where I went. This new team was unheard of to the rest of the department. We were to explain the…

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