Using Social Media for Learning

July 24, 2012

Social Media provides powerful ways for sales reps to collaborate, share best practices and learn. Here are some tips to help implement an informal learning approach, using Social Media for the purpose of sharing best practices amongst geographically dispersed sales reps. Plan – Determine the objectives of your informal learning program. If you are setting […]

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Sales Training: Three Key Benefits for Using an Instructional Designer

May 29, 2012

We all know there are no silver bullets to sales training.  But there is a critical component to designing excellent sales training and it’s one that often gets overlooked. Click here to read more in the post that I wrote in my role as Contributor for ES Research!

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It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Classroom Training!

December 15, 2011

Many people say that classroom training is a thing of the past. I see their point, and I always chuckled every time I watched the video Goodbye Butts in Chairs, but I don’t completely agree. Now, I guess you could say, they had the last laugh, because the video is no longer available to view! Suffice […]

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Focus On Failing?

December 8, 2011

I came across an archived post and asked myself that question, “Should we focus on failing?” If we weren’t so averse to failing in our corporate culture, would we learn more? What do you think? Should we focus on failing? Should we be more tolerant of mistakes? Read this post and let me know what […]

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Personal Learning Networks

April 19, 2011

As an instructional design consultant, I’m the first to say that learning occurs in the classroom. Yet, learning happens informally as well.  By happenstance.  On the job …  Often! It’s no surprise that an extroverted instructional designer like me, who got her start in sales, carrying a bag, gravitated toward “networking” and “collaborating” and “reaching out […]

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Work = Learning and Learning = Work

October 29, 2010

Did you know that the majority of what we learn happens on the job? Click here  to read more about this topic at Sumeet Moghe’s blog post. Sumeet uses this graphic to describe the insights he got on informal learning, from The Internet Time Alliance: Clark Quinn, Jay Cross, Charles Jennings, Jane Hart and Harold Jarche. They often […]

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Who Woulda Thunk It? – Networking’s Metamorphosis into Learning

September 27, 2010

Old school: Networking is a “necessary evil to get a job.”  New school: Networking is a professional competency that helps us DO a better job.  Networking has become synonymous with informal learning.  How did that happen? Well, today’s business world moves rapidly. Change is a constant and new technologies emerge daily.  To stay “ahead of the game,” individuals […]

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From Clark Kent to Superman …

September 18, 2010

I couldn’t say it any better than Kent Schlenker says it here. Social Media for Trainers – Its What Turns Clark Kent into Superman In the same way that the geeks/nerds took over the world in the age of computers, educators will have their time.  And their time is coming…fast.  The best thing is that […]

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Do You Call it Collaboration, Networking or Engagement?

June 3, 2010

Whether you call it networking, collaborating or engagement,  it’s still going to help you do a better job. Here’s a neat chart that shows examples of using social media on the job, for collaboration, networking and engagement AND for promoting learning. All of these add up to an upbeat and productive environment. And that benefits individuals […]

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The Network Learner

May 14, 2010

I found a cool presentation about the network learner and am sharing it here with you, because it’s got some excellent information in it. Definitely worth your time! Thanks to Scott Leslie for sharing this on SlideShare.  As an instructional designer, and as someone who is passionate about networking, I must say that Scott did […]

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