Harvesting Learning's Fruit: A Downstream Training Investment - Living in Learning
A graphic illustration for a sense of what harvesting means and when we accomplish it.
- Prepare - to create readiness in our learners prior to formal training
- Deploy - delivery of formal training in a variety of blends
- Reinforce - post-training implementation intended to sustain capability
The results of this study contradicted the prevailing view of Net Generation learners as being technologically - savvy multitaskers who live and breathe digital technology and favor teamwork and collaboration. (Definitions of the Net Generation - also known as Generation Y, or the Millenials - vary but generally the term refers to people born after 1982, which is the date this study used.) The study found that, for the most part, there were no significant differences between Net Generation and non-Net Generation learners at BCIT in terms of their preferences and use of technology and their learning characteristics.
Freeplane: Free Mind Mapping Software - Freeplane
Freeplane is free mind mapping software based on FreeMind. Uses include knowledge and project management; writing theses, essays and books; creating simple web pages (like this one); note taking; brainstorming - and many others. Avalable for both Mac and PC.
There are five main problems with current research:
- SCIENTIFIC CLAIMS 'NOT PROPERLY CHECKED'
- BRAIN IMAGING 'NOT PROOF'
- CONTROL GROUPS
- THE BENCHMARKING TEST
- WHAT WORKS FOR ONE MIGHT NOT WORK FOR ANOTHER
As John Grohol notes in his post:
Just another article reminding you that engaging in regular exercise and engaging in simple pencil and paper tasks (like Sudoku or the crossword puzzle) - both of which have good research support - are likely cheaper and more effective than most brain training programs.
That's right. No bolding. No ALL CAPS. Just a simple statement of fact: SharePoint is not enterprise 2.0. I reached this zen moment and it only took the first six hours of SharePoint Site Content Administrator (SCA) training for me to get there. At hour six, I realized two things:
- The structure of SharePoint is based on the fact that people within an organization inherently do not trust one another.
- SharePoint plays by the Vegas mantra: What goes on in SharePoint stays in SharePoint.