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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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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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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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CSTD Conference = Adventures in Informal Learning

I had been looking forward to the CSTD Conference in Toronto, but instead of the anticipation being about hearing speakers present their knowledge, it was much more about connecting with friends, colleagues and the thought leaders in my PLN (especially Jane Bozarth, Clark Quinn, Harold Jarche and Etienne Wenger) Most of the sessions I attended emphasized the importance of recognizing…

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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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