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RANT: Stop vilifying presentation!

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Kill the sage on the stage! All hail the guide on the side! Don’t just talk at them! Engage them in conversation! Facilitate – don’t present! I’ve been hearing stuff like this for the past several years when discussing L&D delivery strategy. Most of my peers have been unabashed in their distaste for presentation, anointing facilitation as …

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How I Blog … (2015 #DevLearn Bloggers)

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I originally wrote this post for the eLearning Guild’s Twist Blog as part of the 2015 #DevLearn Bloggers series. I write … A LOT. However, the bulk of my writing has historically been focused on my employer, meaning it never gets read outside the firewall. In early 2014, I took …

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning (2015)

In General L&D, Technology by JD Dillon1 Comment

It’s once again time to vote for your favorite toys as part of Jane Hart‘s annual Top 100 Tools for Learning survey. To compile last year’s list,  Jane received input from 1,038 learning professionals from 61 countries. You can submit your top 10 list as part of the 2015 survey here until noon GMT …

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L&D and Our Coyote Complex

In General L&D by JD Dillon2 Comments

I introduced the L&D/Coyote comparison as part of my Transforming Users into Contributors session on user-generated content at DevLearn 2014. Thanks to Sarah Gilbert for the accidental inspiration during her DevLearn morning buzz session. I’ve used the comparison several times since to support my position, and it seems to resonate. Here’s …

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My honest out of office reply

In Work Life by JD Dillon2 Comments

My L&D buddy Dan Steer recently posted his version of an “Honest Out of Office Reply” to his personal blog.  Dan took a decidedly “I can’t stop working because I love it” position with his message, ending his post with  … Eventually, when these dreadful 2 weeks of on/off connected-dissonance …

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My Top 10 Tools for Learning (2014)

In General L&D, Technology by JD Dillon1 Comment

As far as I’m concerned, Jane Hart = GOOD STUFF in the world and learning and performance. Beyond her insightful, thought-leader posts and other development offerings (which I have not experienced but hear only good things), she also drives the annual Top 100 Tools for Learning survey. This is a cool opportunity for …

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I started an L&D blog! Why?

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I’ve been building a list of “I could blog about this” topics for more than two years, but I’ve never made getting my blog together a personal priority. Until now, that is! I published ‘Just Curious’ to get my thoughts on workplace learning (and maybe a few other topics) “out …