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Accessibility and Learning

As I've mentioned previously, I'm working with a couple of clients right now who work with individuals with disabilities on some social media projects and it continues to be a learning experience. For the past week I've been hard at work pulling together a wiki for a 2.5 day workshop we're doing in August on using social media in Centers for Independent Living. We're adapting Beth Kanter's fabulous WeAreMedia curriculum,... Read more →

Comment Problems

Just an FYI to commenters here that although work is part of the reason I haven't been commenting back on blog posts, it's not the entire issue. Off and on for awhile now Typepad has not been allowing me to leave comments on my own posts. Either I can't get to the comment section at all or I get there, type a comment and then it just hangs there. Can... Read more →

Who's in the Market for Learning: Individuals or Organizations?

As part of the ongoing conversation on the future business models for learning with Tony Karrer, I mentioned in both my blog post and in a comment on Tony's blog that I think we're going to see a move away from companies and organizations to individuals as the consumers of learning products and services. Tony followed up by asking if I had anything to back up my thinking. Good question,... Read more →

The Business of Learning: What Does the Future Hold?

Tony Karrer is asking an important and provocative question for those of us in the business of learning: While training as a publisher of courses and courseware faces an increasingly challenging market, what other things can learning businesses successfully sell to internal or external customers? As always, Tony's post includes a good framing of issues along with a reading list. The basic premise is that internal and external training departments... Read more →

Looking at tools like Google Squared, Google Trends and Wolfram Alpha, it's becoming increasingly clear to me that one of the key challenges we have before us is learning how to ask questions. And not just any question, but the RIGHT questions. There's tremendous power in the possibilities of these tools, but if you don't know what to ask about or how to ask it, then what's the point? This... Read more →

The Big Question: How Do You Spend Your Time?

Last night I had a quick IM chat with Christine Martell, who asked me when I planned to re-join the online community--her way of pointing out that I've had my G-talk status on "invisible" for several weeks now, haven't done a Twitter update in 16 days and have clearly been remiss in posting here. So it was serendipitous to find that the Learning Circuits Big Question this month is "how... Read more →