In the years I have spent developing ways of using technology to create effective learning experiences for humans, I have found that learning technology peeps are famously distractible. We have a tendency to look at the newest and shiniest objects and project our hopes and dreams on them. Sometimes, the new thing really does offer
It’s July 11, 2016. My husband and I stand at the bottom of the steps of the Macon County court house in Decatur, Illinois. We are attending an event put on by local pastors, supporting their efforts to prevent violence in the wake of a shooting, earlier today, of a black fellow-citizen by a
Really nice rundown on the uses of Enterprise Social Networking by Sunder Ramachandran over at Training Journal: Driving engagement within social learning communities Enjoy!
Response to yesterday’s post on training for compassion included some fascinating videos. I was encouraged to review the Cleveland Clinic’s masterful empathy piece which asks us to look around the hospital and consider the stories of the people there: In the meantime, a physician I’ve known for 25 years posted this cri de coeur on
This summer, a Fairfax County, Virginia man captured the decidedly disrespectful conversation of his medical team during his colonoscopy. The Washington Post video of that conversation has since become required viewing in training sessions for medical professionals around the country. In an era when we KNOW that compassionate care yields measurable improvements in patient quality
I periodically scan the environment for new developments in informal learning. The folks at Docebo have a new white paper out, produced in partnership with the Aberdeen Group. It’s an interesting look at the learning landscape, modifying the 70:20:10 model in a way that I think is very promising. They identify 40% of job learning
In a recent blog post, Rachael Addicott, Senior Research Fellow for the King’s Fund, an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England, reviewed a survey of primary care providers performed by the Commonwealth Fund and the Kaiser Family Foundation in the first quarter of 2015. According to the survey, Slightly more
My pal Mike Sellers just posted a very nice summary of the findings of the Games Outcomes Project on his blog. The project details the results of a survey of “roughly 120 questions” sent to game developers in November 2014. There were 771 responses, of which 273 were complete and referred to projects that were
I just had such a great Out-Of-Box-Experience. My experience was with a new desk chair, manufactured by SPACE . I ordered it online, so of course, it came needing to be assembled. When I opened the box, I got the usual assortment of parts and fasteners, with one brilliant difference. Instead of the bag o’
If you are like many readers (and this author!) your may first need to find out “What the heck is ESI?” Electronically Stored Information is what the lawyers call all that stuff we knowledge workers produce that lives on our local machines, in the corporate network, in the cloud, and these days, on wearable devices.