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Beyond the Stilted Webinar: 5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT)

Beyond the Stilted Webinar:  5 Essential Ingredients For Learning (SPLAT) | Agile Learning |
I was listening to a fascinating show by Pat Flynn, blogger and podcaster who was interviewing Bryan Kelly from What The Speak on the neuroscience behind great presentations. As I thought about the...

Via Stephanie Sandifer
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

So many webinars do NOT follow this handy SPLAT acronym.  Q & A, by "raising your hand" is not the same as "talking is learning."  We have a long ways to go to enable full conversation in webinars.  The current stay is still MUCH more lecture based.  ~  Deb

Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, July 27, 2014 11:17 AM

I consider myself to be an "experienced" educator -- that means I've spent many years in the classroom and I'm "old."  But I've never stopped trying to learn more and to be reflective about what I am doing so that I can improve how I help students learn.  

The five ingredients listed in this blog post are fairly "spot on" in my opinion and my experience.  I would have enjoyed a post like this when I first started my teaching career.  I'm not sure if I would have fully understood all of this initially -- but it would have made it much easier to learn this in the trenches.  

Share this with all of your teaching colleagues -- "experienced" and "new" to the profession... 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, August 2, 2014 4:01 PM

Getting social with learning, powering up by getting diggity digital with it.   Why not release the power by empowering in the 2014 learning places?   ~  Deb

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Beyond the Hierarchy: Networked Professional Development

Beyond the Hierarchy:  Networked Professional Development | Agile Learning |

It can be difficult to see oneself as a node in multiple networks, as opposed to a more conventional position within an organizational hierarchy.

We have become used to titles, job descriptions, and other institutional trappings. But network thinking can fundamentally change our view of hierarchical relationships.


For example, I once ...helped a steering group see their community of practice in a new light. For the first time, they saw it mapped as a network. They immediately realized that they were pushing solutions instead of listening to their community. As a result, they decided to change their Charter and develop more network-centric practices. Thinking in terms of networks can enable us see with new eyes.


...As we learn in digital networks, stock (content) loses significance, while flow (conversation) becomes more important – the challenge becomes how to continuously weave the many bits of information and knowledge that pass by us each day.


Conversations help us make sense. But we need diversity in our conversations or we become insular. We cannot predict what will emerge from continuous learning, co-creating & sharing at the individual, organizational and market level, but we do know it will make for more resilient organizations.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Harold Jarche's recommendations for organizations moving to more networked and creative work may make for less fragile, more adaptive organizations as well.  ~  D

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