At TiER1 we are always looking for great tools that help us do our job better with higher quality. This week I was introduced to four tools that I've been testing and expect will be beneficial for me and my colleagues so I wanted to share them with you.
Evernote (http://www.evernote.com) is an note capturing application for your PC, your phone and the web. With this tool you can capture your notes, sync them to your web-based Evernote account and have access to your notes from any computer that has Internet access. But the best thing abuot Evernote is its search capability. Not only...
This four and a half minute video from Digital Ethnology demonstrates the changing paradigm of content and information transfer and their inter-relationship with our shifting lifestyles.
After watching it, tell me what you think will be our greatest challenges over the next 10 years. Comment below.
I had a recent experience working with a large group of subject matter experts (approximately 17 teachers, curriculum writers, and program specialists). The goal was to create a course outline in one 7-hour design session. As you can imagine, gaining consensus with a group of this size can be quite a challenge. It was by far the largest group I’ve worked with for this purpose. By structuring the day carefully, applying strategies to engage the group, and using design templates, I was able to keep the group focused and productive, and I felt some of the methods I used would be beneficial to share.
We deal with lots of forms of knowledge transfer. Our classic forms of ILT, e-Learning and other types of performance support are great formats for delivering structured knowledge to meet well-defined objectives. That said, peer groups formed to facilitate learning and knowledge sharing are a method that has tremendous value.
For the past two years I've facilitated a monthly roundtable of small business owners in a peer-based learning format and the power of the approach is pretty significant. First, it allows for more real-time learning to occur since participants can address specific issues...
[I almost named this article, Why Social Communities Are Fickle.]
There is a trend amongst online social community environments. As new features and functionality are added to the sites, users are “jumping ship” (or more accurately - “jumping from ship to ship”) for the lure of the latest and greatest. This trend seems to have some baffled. It’s a migratory time.
New Game in Town
I liken this to the software application wars reminiscent of Macromedia FreeHand and Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXpress and InDesign, or Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, that leap-frog over one another in new features...