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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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Getting Back to Practice & The 10 Tools Challenge

Leave it to Jane Hart to find an innovative way of motivating us L&D types to revisiting our practice for 2013 (and to get us blogging again). I welcome the 10  Tools challenge  to come out of semi-winter hibernation and to get back at it again. My first tool will be Google+ as a way to kick start my 2013 learning…

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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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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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