Monday, September 26, 2011

The GREAT Evernote Experiment - Part 2

This week, I am attending the Enterprise Learning! Conference & EXPO in Anaheim. I will continue with my Evernote experiment by sharing my notes here. So this is what I am doing. I will use Evernote to take notes during the conference breakouts and keynotes. I may also take pictures and include them in my notes. If you click on this link, you will be able to follow along with my notes, as I take them. So if you don't mind misspellings and incomplete thoughts, then feel free to follow my notes. I welcome your feedback on this experiment, as I think there could be potential for using it to deliver learning experiences.

You may also access my notes in the upper right-hand column of this page.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The GREAT Evernote Experiment - Part 1


On Friday, I will be DEMO'ing one of my social learning projects, called the Self-Made Leaders, seeking feedback from a collection of e-learning professionals. During the ASTD Sacramento DEMOFest, as I have time, I will look at other DEMOs to see what cool projects people are working on. This is a great idea for a conference, and one I would like to use as an internal learning experience in one of my next projects.

But I digress.

On Friday, September 23, I will take notes on things I learn at the conference using Evernote. And so that you can share in the experience and learn what I learn, I will share my Evernote, so you can see all of my notes as they occur, in free-form, unedited, jarbled format. So if you don't mind mispellings and incomplete thoughts, click on this link and view my notes, as I take them.

The conference is being held in Sacramento from 12pm to 4pm pacific time.

I will also post a link in the upper right-hand corner of this page for easy access to my Evernote.

Happy note taking (reading).

I would love to know what you think about this type of learning. Do you think note sharing could be an effective method of learning in your organization? Do you use Evernote for this purpose? Let me know your thoughts here or at @billcush.

Book Review: Designing mLearning by Clark N. Quinn

What I wanted to learn when I read Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance by Clark N. Quinn was specific tools and technologies that I could pick up and start designing mobile learning – or mLearning – right away. However, Quinn would not let me fall into that trap, as he reminds the reader that it’s not about the technology. In fact, he tells the reader that even if it was about the technology, the technology will have likely changed between the time he wrote the book and it was published. Quinn does a nice job getting the reader to think at a higher level about the what, how, and ultimately why of mobile learning.... [Read More]

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Social Learning and Leadership Developement


I have just uploaded my presentation slides for the Enterprise Learning Conference & Expo which will be held on September 27 - 29 in Anaheim, CA. My presentation will describe how I designed an emerging leader program using a blended approach of live classroom, self-paced learning, and social media activities using Yammer as the discussion and collaboration environment. I will share our design principles, the goods and bads, and some of the successes that the program had. Attendees will also leave the session having spent time starting on their own design of a program using my "In the Class" versus "In the Cloud" decision method.

If you want to attend my session, register for the conference here

If you want to view my slides, you can view those below.


Implementing Social Learning: Start Small and Start Now

Arnold Palmer, one of the original kings of golf, had a saying, “Your worst putt is better than your best chip.” In other words, if you are off the green, you are better off putting from the fringe or light rough than chipping. So it is with any new initiative or project......Read More at the Daily Mindflash