If you were unfamiliar with L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz and read a description of the elements of the story, you’d likely see a list something like the following:
- a haunted castle with flying monkeys, a poppy field
- a tornado in Kansas, a village populated by wee folk
- a forest of talking foul-tempered trees
- a cornfield with a sentient scarecrow
- and a yellow brick road (YBR for short).
What’s so important about these elements is that while each one contributes to the story, it is the YBR that connects them all. Indeed, it is the experiences of the characters as they travel along the YBR that is the story
Storytelling & Storyboarding,
Blended Learning Instructional Design,
In previous blog posts, we have established that we are all modern learners. As we explore and build our own modern learning pathways, let’s stop for a moment to consider where we are and what we are picking up along the way.
All of our learning choices are personal. The process we go through to select, evaluate, and use learning assets is, in fact, the process of designing our own personal learning blends.
The Right Stuff
We have a plethora of learning materials at our fingertips. A simple Google search on the topic of compliance training will turn up thousands of blog posts, webinars, workshops, infographics, job aids, white papers, videos, podcasts, and cartoons on the subject. We choose what we need and discard the rest, and hope we’re making the right choices.
Personal Learning Networks,
BYTE Session Recap
As we start to build our relationship with our learners, we want to ensure they turn to us and our resources when they encounter a challenge or have a question on the job. How do we do that?
In her recent InSync BYTE series event, Modern Learning is Perpetual Learning - How Do We Become the "Google" of Learning?, Jennifer Hofmann answers this exact question. This blog details her proven six step approach.
Watch Jennifer’s entire session for insight into the reality of learning today, complex content in the age of internet search, and creating learning campaigns. To watch the recording, click here.
Modern Learning Culture,
If you’re like me, you are subscribed to dozens of email lists, content newsletters, and newsfeeds about training and development. Additionally, you belong to professional communities of practice (COP) like the eLearning Guild, ATD, and the Training Magazine Network.
And, you probably have an email folder dedicated to all the recorded webinars you’re going to watch when you get the time.
How do we find the time to parse through all the information and make decisions about what content is relevant, timely, and, perhaps most importantly, accurate?
Although the term “curation” is buzzing around quite a bit these days, content curation is nothing new. Most of us have curated content at some point in time – creating a compendium of something, and adding our thoughts, opinions, insights, etc. before passing it on.
Curation happens naturally. You find something interesting, and you share it with me, along with why you like it, where you found it, and why you think I might find it interesting or useful.