Steer into the Fear

I've had a remarkable couple of weeks starting with DevLearn 2011. I've had the opportunity to dwell at length with my heroes in the eLearning community. The response from hundreds of attendees at DevLearn to the causes I've championed, namely the revolution needed in learning technologies, has been humbling and validating as it became clear [...]

Takeaways from #SketchCamp Chicago

Earlier last week, I found out that there was a SketchCamp hitting Chicago. It was $25 for the day at a local design shop, GravityTank, and it was a good investment of my time (and money). I chase after opportunities to draw and use other tools in the toolbelt after a very good (but very [...]

The Inklings, and Where Ideas Come From

Bars, Pubs, Tea Houses and Coffee Shops... these are all places where diverse groups and individuals get together and co-mingle. Steven B. Johnson (@stevenbjohnson), in his book “Where Good Ideas Come From,” describes how in coffee shops and places like them, many innovations were born: The science of electricity The insurance industry Modern democracy [iframe [...]