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  • This Week’s Snap Stories of Personal Learning Week of 20 March 2017
    Here are my snap stories for the week of 20 March… Wednesday 22 March 2017 – Work Out Loud Wednesday Today I talked about the concept of an ‘internal influencer’ or intrapreneur or change agent.  I had been talking to a colleague about the concept of ‘influencer’ which seems to ... read more
    Source: Helen BlundenPublished on 2017-03-29By activatelearning
  • Instructional Design is Not Dead!
    Despite rumors to the contrary, Instructional Design is not dead.  You may have noticed the many articles and blog posts stating that instructional design is dead, and by extension, so is the role of Instructional Designer. I even saw this tweet the other day (in part)…”When will instructional designers ... read more
    Source: Shannon TiptonPublished on 2017-03-23By Shannon Tipton
  • Virtual Duality
    Something struck me during this year’s Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week. Billed as an event for “anyone who is working with or experimenting with virtual reality, whether that be at home, at school or at work”, this was the second time I had run it. Again I was keen ... read more
    Source: Ryan TraceyPublished on 2017-03-06By Ryan Tracey
  • FocusOn Learning Day 3, my Summary, and Leaving Austin
    This is my fifth and final post about the FocusOn Learning conference that wrapped in Austin, Texas. This video log discusses day 3 of the conference, my brief summary, and leaving Austin. In this video, David Kelly, Bianca Woods, Joe Ganci, and Nancy Reyes. This also includes a brief clip of my ... read more
    Source: Tom SpiglaninPublished on 2016-06-14By Tom Spiglanin
  • Downsizing Casualties – A form of Professional PTSD?
    HR Planning and Strategy courses eventually come around to the distasteful topic of “downsizing”. They talk about “survivors” and politely organic methods of reducing headcounts, like attrition, and smart moves like work redesign and evolution, but there are many times when an organization – rightly or wrongly – just chooses ... read more
    Source: Mark SheppardPublished on 2016-03-21By Mark L. Sheppard
  • Leveraging the Pharma Cycle Meetings
    Cycle meetings or POA (plan of action) meetings are common staple a few times  a year within the pharmaceutical business. These meetings usually bring together the sales colleagues and present an opportunity to calibrate the team on action plans, build reinforcement around key strategies, provide an update on the market ... read more
    Source: Sunder RamachandranPublished on 2016-02-24

Recently a friend of mine asked me for advice on online assessment platforms. Unfortunately I wasn't much help. I have spent the vast majority of...

In my latest blog post, I outlined 5 attributes of the dark side of gamification. My point wasn't that gamification is necessarily bad; on the...