Happy New Year, Phase(Two)Nation! After a wonderful break for the holidays, phase(two)learning is back in full swing for 2015. Not only have I taken a blogging break, but I also enjoyed a near-total "digital detox" - I've been laying low on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, clearing the perpetual noise, hanging out with my family and … Continue reading Happy 2015! What’s Your Resolution?
phase(two)learning is taking a week off...so for today's post, please enjoy this encore of a favorite phase(two)learning post from 2012. See you next week! This afternoon, I went to my friendly neighborhood convenience store for some caffeinated refreshment (if you’ve checked out my About tab, you’ll remember that I have a “wicked caffeine addiction”). While … Continue reading Phase(Two)Learning Encore: Assume Nothing
Like many kids who grew up in the 70s and 80s, I learned on the Street. Sesame Street, that is. Watching this show was a daily occurrence when I was a tot. Sesame Street is celebrating its 45th birthday this week! To think of how many millions of children have been introduced to learning through … Continue reading 3 Learning Lessons from Sesame Street
Last week, there was a pretty large Learning Technology conference taking place in fabulous Las Vegas - DevLearn, hosted by eLearning Guild. Were you there? I took away some good nuggets of information from this conference...I'm summarizing three of those nuggets, courtesy of some interesting people I know through Twitter: 1. Agile project management/development - … Continue reading Interesting Things I Learned from DevLearn 2014
Ah, the training binder. An irrefutable repository for all things both relevant and irrelevant. If you've attended or facilitated a training session within the past century, chances are good that you know what I'm talking about. The thick, encyclopedia of information that is probably sitting on your shelf right now, collecting dust. Or maybe it's being … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Using Paper-Based Training Materials
Last week, I had the ever-so-joyous pleasure of a flat tire. Who doesn't LOVE that?(The photo above was clearly taken before I made it to the tire place for a replacement the next morning!)I was driving with my son, Matt, when it happened. While I am grateful it happened in a place when we were … Continue reading 3 Things a Flat Tire Reminded Me About How Young People Learn
Here's an exciting little nugget: I was thrilled to contribute an article for this month's issue of T+D magazine. The topic? "Tech Tools for Training". As a longtime supporter of using cell phones and other devices in training sessions, this was a fun topic to explore. The article includes 8 easy-to-use apps and tools, as well as suggestions … Continue reading Tech Tools for Training
It’s summer vacation for phase(two)learning! Please enjoy this recap of some favorite phase(two)learning blog posts! Look for fresh, new content returning next week! Last week, we recapped the Top 10 phase(two)learning blog posts about onboarding - I hope you enjoyed it! Since the other topic I love to explore in this blog is training and … Continue reading Top 10 Posts About Training and Facilitation Skills
I'm just coming back home from a few days in a log cabin outside Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Ever been there? After a couple of days in the wilderness, I learned that this pretty much sums me up: Who am I kidding? I've known this all along...I'm not exactly an outdoorsy girl. It was a great trip, … Continue reading If Trainers Were Listed on Yelp, How Would You Be Rated?
Did you happen to catch the big announcement from ASTD yesterday? ASTD, the American Society for Training & Development, is getting a new name and logo! The organization will now be known as Association for Talent Development (ATD). You can learn all about the change here. One of the hats I wear is sitting on … Continue reading Learning Professional = Change Agent