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learning

Are You Designing Education or Training?

There is a difference between education and training. If you’ve  been working in the field for any length of time you probably know that. Those new to learning design may have a sense of the differences but may not have made a clear distinction between the two. As Jay Cross famously quipped: If your sixteen […]

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learning

Learning Environments

This video was shared by Tom Whitford in response to a post by David Culberhouse aka @DCulberhouse. The post asks us to think deeply about how environment impacts learning. As we question whether our instructional methods are fitting to our changing times we also have to determine if our physical environments are conducive to supporting learning in the […]

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leadership technology

Engagement and Feedback

I’m a student of engagement and feedback. I think they’re related on micro and macro levels and are on a continuum. A micro engagement could be a small as a glance exchanged between two people. A macro engagement could be – no it doesn’t have to do with a ring – a community wide, civic […]

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learning technology

Top 10 List of Tools for Learning – 2011

Jane Hart is in her fifth year of coordinating what is possible the best list of tools used for learning. The emerging list is amazing. This is my list of tools that I find the most value in. Some I value because I learn so much by using the tool and some because I have […]

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technology

QR Codes – The Basics

Just before Christmas I saw my first real life QR (Quick Response) code, in the government liquor store in Chilliwack. It was on an ad for wine and I would have checked it out if my hands weren’t full and if the store wasn’t packed with last minute spirit shoppers. I have to say, I was genuinely […]