On November 8th 2010 I delivered a keynote at the second Symposium of the Dommel Valley Group in Eindhoven. The theme of the day was “Informal Learning”. My presentation touched on the “Learning DNA” of the company I work for, looked at some of our efforts in the informal learning space and brought up nine (non-exhaustive) things that I see coming up in the near future.
Please check out my slides (or download a 4.3MB PDF copy of them):
The nine points led me to ask the audience nine questions:
- Have you shared something explicitly in the last week?
- Do you feel you are an expert on what makes a human brain tick and where motivation comes from?
- Do you have the capability/capacity to capture and deliver video?
- Are you creating multiple learning strategies (i.e. are you diversifying)?
- Do you own an Android/iOS/Windows 7 smartphone?
- Have you ever started with the best performers to see how something should be done?
- Have you been the steward of an online community of practice?
- Does your organisation have a meta-layer on top of its content/information?
- Is your first instinct to find the great learning materials that exist before you create your own?
I personally cannot answer “yes” to all of these questions, but I am committed to work towards a “yes” on all of them in the next couple of months. To how many of these questions can you answer “yes”?
Finally, this is the first time I used the the concept of Social Contextualization of Content in a presentation. I look forward to exploring the concept further in a future post.