Stepping Up for DevLearn 2010 #DL10

I am REALLY excited for DevLearn next week. First of all, there’s a feeling that I can only describe as “homecoming.” I’ve been really so fortunate this year to see so many of my learning peeps (icons, heroes all), to chat in real-time/real-life/meatspace; this only strengthens the connections we’ve made online.  Last year at DevLearn, […]

Design, Empathy and Community

I’ve been playing with this notion in my head over the last couple of weeks that while it’s clear that there are digital literacy skills needed, there seems to be little progress made on what those literacy skills look like.  I spent the day at the Chicago Children’s Museum thinking about this, watching my 6- […]

Links From This Week (2010/10/15)

It’d be way too easy to just list out every video from the COINs conference this week, but they archive almost everything, it’s free and blowing your mind won’t take but a few minutes out of this outstanding conference. The keynotes alone will blow you away. The paper sessions that went down on day 3 […]

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” is Broken

In today’s #lrnchat on “Tools of the Trade” we ran through a number of topical questions related to how we find out about, select and replace tools for learning in our organizations. In a discussion of how we replace tools, a tweet came up: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This pattern of thought […]

Ctrl-Z and Ctrl-N

A thought stewed in the slow cooker of my brain for several weeks, which finally reduced to a tasty idea in the wake of the COINs 2010 conference: It is difficult to undo (Ctrl-Z). It is often easier to begin anew (Ctrl-N). I look at software like Photoshop.  Photoshop is arguably the most brilliant piece […]