Yes, the core of being a good learning designer is creating good learning experiences. There are so many tools, so many ways to accomplish this that broad skills and understanding are the most important thing. This image, the T Shaped SkillSet by Cammy Bean is right on target. Link to full article is below.…
Though my focus is always andragogy (adult education, coined by Malcolm Knowles) I often make the argument that more and more often the line between pedagogy and andragogy is blurred. This article brought me back to some fundamental differences. Regardless of information accessibility and immersion in special interests, very few people under 17 have…
"It’s tough to innovate and be safe at the same time." Yes, it is. In a larger organization, unless you are Google, Facebook, or similar failure is not often rewarded. Well, we can't expect it to be rewarded, but we can take failure as a lesson learned and use that for our next attempt. Innovation…
This is an interesting article about fixed vs. growth mindset - a topic that is very popular when discussing students and learning. This issue is often magnified with adults. As the author, Jeff Dunn,...
"Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one’s thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one’s understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one’s thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner.
Metacognitive practices increase students’ abilities to transfer or adapt their learning to new contexts and tasks."
Yes. Wonderful article by Josh Bersin - a realistic article. Today's new learners want embedded learning, bite sized, easy to access. And surprisingly, although research points to this need and desire by learners, business leaders still cite the "need for improved organizational learning." Josh says it all. <>…
With contributing authors Dr. Donna Murdoch, Penn GSE VOLT instructor & Cat McManus, Penn GSE Doctoral Candidate From early learning to high school, college, professional education, and beyond, can the landscape of for-credit online higher education become more competitive? We think the market is significantly saturated at this point. We don’t need [...]
As a business leader, inspiring people to follow you in pursuit of your company’s mission is your job.
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That being said, you have to offer your employees — your company’s life source — something more than self-gain. You have to give them an encouraging vision and an identity. Once you do that, you become something bigger than yourself. You become a transformational leader, and your business becomes resilient.
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