I’ve been thinking about work design for a while. And by “a while” I mean, since I was in high school. You might not be surprised to learn that my 17-year-old self went to the local Chapters store to buy and read Do What You Are : Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the… Continue reading Design Together: A Future Work Life You Want to Lead
“I share, therefore I am.” Sherry Turkle, Reclaiming Conversations: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age Does always sharing with friends and peers have a cost? Does blogging make me conform to the values and opinions of my readers? Do I only tweet ideas that fit a particular “brand” or tone? Is crowdsourcing my… Continue reading Thinking in Public and Private Spaces
Leaders are faced with dealing with change and transition ahead in our workplace. For those folks who manage people and supervise others, how you show up and lead your teams impacts performance and outcomes in your organization. Regardless of where you work or who you lead, there comes a point in where you need to… Continue reading Understanding Leadership & Executive Presence
These four words are starting to enter into our working vernacular in the US, as we inch towards herd immunity. I know this brings up so many feelings and thoughts for those who transitioned their office job to a remote set up over a year ago. There is uncertainty and excitement with a dash of… Continue reading Return to the Office: How are you Supporting this Transition?
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Preview in new tab So, I’ve been helping with a fun audio project to fill the gaps in my social schedule during the pandemic. #25YearsOfEdTech has been a fun way to connect, learn, and share with a community of brilliant professionals — so here’s our reflection as we get meta to…
Here is my lightning talk presented at LXDCon 2021 conference last month. I often use “how” and “what” questions for the sticky problems I’m trying to solve with learning design. Besides asking short, direct questions — the key is to WAIT and listen as either someone or a team figures out the next best direction… Continue reading Asking Powerful Questions: Using Coaching Skills in Learning Design
Over the last month, I have been thinking about learning, specifically what it means to be in a constant state or flow of learning. Not a new concept, nor has it been thought of by me, “Learning in the flow of work” recognizes that for learning to really happen, it must fit around and align… Continue reading Learning in the Flow of Work
I’ve been thinking a great deal about loss. This past year there has been so much loss in the world and in my own life. The loss of: Human lives – literally, so many lives have been lost globally Visiting loved ones – meeting family & friends in-person Places of work – the spaces where/when/how… Continue reading Grief is Good?
Recently, I had to do share what Learning Experience Design (LXD) is to internal stakeholders in our organization for an upcoming event I’m wrangling (shout out to the LXDCon planning team!). I have been working in this field for a while, so once you’re embedded you forget that others might not have a clue of… Continue reading What is Learning Experience Design (LXD)?
Over the past few months, EDUCAUSE has been working with a panel of peers/experts to organize the 2021 Horizon Report. With all that has been going on this past year, I’m impressed with the work that has been accomplished. Here’s an update for what has come up and the open call for contributions/examples from the… Continue reading What’s on the Horizon? Call for Exemplars/Projects for the 2021 Report
The worst question you could ask a child or really anyone is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” This assumes that we will end at a final destination or that there is only one possible outcome for work. In our professional lives, I think we are always “becoming” — that is,… Continue reading Experimenting with Identities @ Work
So, I’ve been helping with a fun audio project to fill the gaps in my social schedule during the pandemic. #25YearsOfEdTech has been a fun way to connect, learn, and share with a community of brilliant professionals — so here’s our reflection as we get meta to podcast about the podcast: We are about halfway… Continue reading #25YearsOfEdTech: Call for Audio Reflections
Wouldn’t it be great if we failure was woven into how we learn? Failure comes with uncertainty, risk, judgement, shame, and having to be vulnerable. I rarely see failure rewarded in the systems of formal education and it becomes commonplace to not talk about it in our professional careers. A few years back remember seeing… Continue reading Learning to Fail
“What is your past experience with coaching?” This was one of mine – swim team! I loved being part of this water-logged crew, and being able to compete at meets, improve my strokes, and see my progress each week. It takes focus and determination, but I couldn’t have done it with out many swim coaches… Continue reading Coaching Through It
It all started with a Twitter DM on June 10, 2020. Contrary to popular belief, this social media platform does have the power to unite and bring folks together. Clint Lalonde reached out to inquire to a group of us to ask if we’d like to narrate the 25 Years of Ed Tech book written… Continue reading Between the Chapters: A Podcast Book Club for the 25 @YearsEd of #EdTech
Over a year ago I quit my job. I left higher education and my non-tenure faculty position. As an early career academic, I loved research, teaching and digital learning design, but the things I was doing in my actual position was leaving me feeling bored and burned out. I was not interested in fitting into… Continue reading On Being an Outsider
I’ve been thinking about being remote for a while. Not in the way you think. This blog post is not advice on “how to” work remotely or thrive from the home office. It’s a reckoning about what I have been thinking about over the last 9 months. The feeling of being remote is real. It… Continue reading On Being Remote…
It’s the end of January. For many it is the realization that a new years goal, new habit, or personal objective has been met. For many, the start of a new year and new decade might even mean saying goodbye to old things that are taking up space in your life, i.e. clutter. Some of… Continue reading How to #KonMari Our Personal Digital Archives
For those of you who read the annual Horizon Report — you know that another one is around the corner. As EDUCAUSE has taken over the helm for the development of this technology forecast/guide for higher education, it has been interesting to see how this report is created as a member of the 2020 HR… Continue reading What’s On the Horizon [REPORT] for 2020?
As I mentioned, I am actively reviewing all things learning and performance to prepare for the first Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP) exams. As I apply and interview for new opportunities, it has been fun to refresh and review theories, models, and concepts I studies in my doctorate program. The CPLP shows up… Continue reading Learn/Perform Mixtape Podcast