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Musings from Day One of CSTD 2012

The 2012 CSTD Conference kicked of today in Toronto. Today’s focus was on Research to Practice and it was interesting hearing what is new and even not so new in learning. One of the more dominant themes today, at least in the sessions I attended, was informal learning. From the comments and feedback I heard both in and outside of…

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Emerging Trends in the LMS and Talent Management (2012 CSTD Learn@Work Week)

I’m happy to be participating on a panel for the Durham CSTD chapter tonight on the topic of Emerging Trends in the LMS and Talent Management. I’ve put together some resources below that I’ve found useful. LMS Resources Four Key Trends (from Upside Learning) Narrowing your LMS Selection (ASTD) ASTD: Selecting and Implementing an LMS (inexpensive download with good high…

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Learnist – I Like It

I know I’m all about “technology” and “social media” but anyone who knows me knows that I’m not a huge FaceBook user. I’ve actually been on the fence regarding whether I really even want to keep my account. For some reason, even for professional use, it just hasn’t made it’s mark on me as much as Twitter. I think the…

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Are we listening?

The words below resonated with me on two fronts. Not only did it make me smile as I thought back to the intricacies of desk mapping according to the talkers and non-talkers back in grade school but it also had me smiling when I think of how many kids I know (including my own ) who should have this written…

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What makes a learning professional tick?

I’ve been receiving a lot of inquiries lately about how to break into instructional design and eLearning including questions about what makes a good learning professional. I’m afraid I’m not always a lot of help when it comes to answering these questions because my path into adult learning started in a round about way many moons ago. When I think…

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Learning, Video and a Sewing Machine

So, or should I say, sew what does my experience with trying to figure out how to use the sewing machine that I gave my 8 year old daughter for Christmas have to do with the recent report by Greenbert, Medlock and Stephens on blended learning?  Well, a lot it turns out. Let me explain… For some reason I thought…

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Navigating eLearning Accessibility – Insights from the trenches

People have started referring to me as as the eLearning accessibility”expert” at work.  I really try to avoid this label because, while I feel that I’ve reached a level of expertise in eLearning, I am definitely a newbie when it comes to accessibility. From speaking with other peers in the field, it seems as though this label is common to them…

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