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 … Continue reading Reflecting on South by Southwest (SxSW) 2012
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 … Continue reading Learning from the Outside, How External Focus Can Help Learning and Development
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. … Continue reading 5 Questions from Traintool: Teaching Soft Skills Online
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 … Continue reading Massive Online Learning Communities, The Future of Education?