Friend and former colleague Dennis Schleicher followed the #iel09 tweetstream last week and was pretty blown away. He offered up his anthropology skills to reflectively interview me to open up about what I thought was so amazing at the Innovations in E-Learning Conference. This is only the first couple of questions:
1. What have I been up to since we worked together last in 2006?
2. Why did I get invited to the conference?
3. Why was I psyched to go?
Organizations can leverage the activities that their employees are already participating in, learn more about itself, find the performance gaps, fill them and dig deeper as they repeat the cycle. I have been putting my thoughts together on this subject for a very long time, it was only in January and February of this year that I formally put those thoughts into any kind of cohesive statement. I believe there is an ongoing relationship between user-generated knowledge that occurs in social networking, knowledge management and formal learning.