All posts tagged: p2pu

Reflecting on South by Southwest (SxSW) 2012

Innovation / Learning / Open

It has been a few months since I attended SxSW in Austin. Time to do a bit of reflection and see which things have stuck with me as major takeaways and trends to remember. Let me start by saying that going there has changed the way I think about learning and technology in many tacit ways that are hard to describe. That must have something to do with the techno-optimism, the incredible scale/breadth and the […]

Learning from the Outside, How External Focus Can Help Learning and Development

Innovation / Learning / Open / Presentations

This presentation delivered on April 19 for the Irish Centre for Business Excellence Network tries to address why things are not changing fast enough in the (corporate) learning world by pointing out that we often fail to look to the outside. We rely on benchmarking without realising that this will never get us ahead of the game. We try to implement best practices rather than focus on emergent practice. Changing this requires finding our edge […]

5 Questions from Traintool: Teaching Soft Skills Online

Innovation / Learning / Moodle

Recently I was asked a few questions by Traintool about using training softs skills online. Below the questions and answers (the original is here, the session was in Dutch which is available here): 1. To what extent to you believe soft skills can be trained online? “Believe” is probably the right verb for this question. Learning technology is still too often driven by opinions. Having said so, I definitely believe in it. First: a lot […]

Massive Online Learning Communities, The Future of Education?

Innovation / Learning

Philipp Schmidt from the Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) talked about big online learning communities. P2PU is non-profit organization that runs an open source platform that you can use to run courses. Their starting point (and that of their community) is not the institution. Their three values are: peer learning, community and open. Here are my quick notes on his talk. There is a wave of Massive Online Courses that has captured the imagination of […]