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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Finds: Connect with Haji Kamal

Connect with Haji Kamal is a brilliantly conceived e-learning simulation that teaches sophisticated cultural awareness training in a combat setting. Blending complex branching, graphic novel illustrations, realistic scripting and dialogue, this training is a great example of e-learning done very well:

Hat tip to Cathy Moore at Making Change

Monday, May 24, 2010

Finds: Sir Ken Robinson on matching education to talent

This witty and compelling essay proposes a complete restructuring and repurposing of K-12 education. I believe it is also very applicable to adult learning, even in the workforce arena. Think: professional development, informal learning, and succession planning.

Sir Robinson argues for building on individual strengths and passions and customizing learning. He posits that this approach will, by far, more fully develop individual talent and human capacity.

Sunday, May 16, 2010 Tidbits: Empowerment

For most adults, learning can have high stakes: professionally, personally and emotionally. Empowerment is key to learning process. Learners must feel confident in their capacity to learn and become proficient in their new skills and knowledge to have the courage to risk the learning process.

Here are the articles I found in my favorites list that include the tag "Empowerment."

From the "Making Change" blog: Four ways to move your learners from clueless to confident

From the "Leading as Enabling" blog :
Learning versus thinking hard

By Andy Hargreaves of Boston College: Seven Principles of Sustainable Leadership

Friday, May 7, 2010

Finds: Performance Gap Analysis - CEO pay vs stockholder returns

Smart research, powerful tool, depressing (although not surprising) news....

From the Bloomberg site:

For the full, interactive tool, CLICK HERE.

via eLearning Examples

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Finds: Wheel of Nutrition "job" aid

A fun, visual reminder that promotes healthy eating. Although the pie chart is more conceptual than functional with regard to portion size, it does provide a nice guide to relative proportion of each food group to consume at a meal. It is also nice that the plate itself is moderately sized... not the charger size dinner plate we've been seeing in recent years!

They were designed by Hafsteinn Juliusson, an Industrial/Interior designer from Reykjavik,
Iceland living and working in Milano, Italy.