Writing is the primary design skill, we should celebrate it more.

I wonder whether we think about writing enough when we think about design. I am not a dedicated student of design, but I am not aware of a great deal of commentary and guidance on the topic for those who are. (Corrective advice is very welcome regarding this assumption).  Design conversations and efforts have a … Continue reading Writing is the primary design skill, we should celebrate it more.

10L: Joan Keevill

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Joan: Joan Keevill runs Designs on Learning, a small consultancy she set up in 2008 and is also currently Chair of the not-for-profit eLearning Network. Joan feels strongly that learning should be engaging but also linked to performance, ideally through managers asking the … Continue reading 10L: Joan Keevill

10L: Toby Harris

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About Toby: Toby has worked in the learning technologies area for ten years and at Filtered for nearly five. His current job title is “Director of Product Marketing”. Toby is determined to understand what this really means and apply it to his work. Most … Continue reading 10L: Toby Harris

10L: David James

10L: A few simple questions about how leading professionals see their work. About David: David has been a People Development professional for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Talent, Learning & OD for The Walt Disney Company across Europe, the Middle East & Africa. As well as being the Chief Learning Strategist … Continue reading 10L: David James

Building confidence from YouTube instructors

Lucky as I am, my son gave me the excellent Christmas present of an electric guitar building kit. He seems to be developing into a very thoughtful gift giver: this is an interest of mine as a cruddy amateur player; an education on the what and how of the workings of the instrument and it’s … Continue reading Building confidence from YouTube instructors

Time to move on from digital mindset?

Whilst putting the world to rights with David James last week (a recommended pastime), I reflected on the notion that developing ‘a digital mindset’ has been some of the most valuable work I do. Understanding the value of a digital mindset and encouraging its development has been a perennial need for all of my clients … Continue reading Time to move on from digital mindset?

Time to move beyond digital learning 1.0 and the virtual classroom?

Ben Thompson is smarter than I. This is made clear to me with almost every post he writes. The good thing is that the ideas he shares tend to jump my thinking forwards. In this piece, about the development of Social Media 2.0, a chord struck in my head about why L&D is stuck in … Continue reading Time to move beyond digital learning 1.0 and the virtual classroom?

Look me in the eye and say that

I noticed something about the remote work lifestyle this week. Yes. I know, I have been at this for 9 months or so and only just clocked it. Not claiming novelty – just keen to share. I have not looked someone in the eye at work since late March. That’s a long time and I … Continue reading Look me in the eye and say that