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Laura Pasquini

Asking Powerful Questions: Using Coaching Skills in Learning Design

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

Grief is Good?

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?

What’s on the Horizon? Call for Exemplars/Projects for the 2021 Report

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

Learning to Fail

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