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It’s official: The Changing Role of L&D

I thought that title might catch your attention. I’m actually referring to the Bersin by Deloitte press release that came out earlier this week that highlighted increased spend in social learning and the shrinking footprint of L&D. This trend is one sign of the changing role of the L&D function, which no longer is “the place” for learning. Instead, the…

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A First Kick at Constructing a Digital Learning EcoSystem

During my graduate work in Education at UOIT, my colleague Nancy Zomer (@kindergirl73) and I collaborated on designing a framework for a Digital Learning Ecosytem while in a grad class with Dr. Francois Desjardins (@FJDesjardins).  I will admit, it was a painful process designing and then trying to articulate our framework, but it also an invaluable learning experience. I’ve never…

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WordPress Blogging Using Evernote

I’m dictating this blog post using the  Evernote dictate option. I’m using the Evernote app on the Google Nexus 7. (Note: this dictate functionality is included in the free Android version of the app, I’m not sure why I can’t get it on my iPad 2). I know that text-to-speech has come along way since the days of having to…

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Go!Animate Rocks Easy Video Creation

I’m so happy that Go!Animate asked me if I was interested in creating videos when I was standing in front of their booth at the 2012 CSTD Conference.  As they started to describe it and show me the functionality, I quickly started to realize that Go!Animate was similar to BitStrips, which I love (and so do my kids), except that…

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My Informal learning toolbox: Zite

I was introduced to the iPad appZite about a year ago and it quickly became a big part of my daily learning routine. Zite is a personalized magazine that does an amazing job of really delivering exactly what you want to see. When you sign in with Zite, you can create an account or sign in with an existing account,…

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Capturing my Cloudprint

I’m dedicating a part of my blog to capturing the digital footprints I’ve been leaving as make my way through my career in learning and my learning in learning towards my MEd (now that we’re all in the cloud, I’m trying to come up with a suitable metaphor that replaces digital footprint because it’s not like you’d stomp through the…

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What have you learned lately?

I had breakfast with Learning Buddy/bff/PLN/Colleague/Tweep and general partner in crime @elita_parto this morning. When we get together our conversation usually starts with catching up about the kids, then work and then it progresses into some kind of brain synch/transfer/dump about what we’ve learned lately including learning tools and tech, course development and design, building better mousetraps, how to sync…

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Shame as the great motivator

So it’s a year or two late, this blog is finally here and I have my CSTD 2011 conference learning buddies, and a variety of speakers who reminded me of the importance of continuing my learning reflections.  The shame part comes in because this is not the first time I’ve been reminded of this and it’s not the first time…

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