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  • The Technology Guy 15:12 on June 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    An eLearning experiment 

    I am conducting an eLearning experiment open to all. It is to coincide with two presentations over the next two weeks, one at the Learning and Skills Group in London and the second at mLearnCon in San Diego next week.

    I am presenting on the subject of ‘Just Too Late Learning’, the concept is that there are 4 basic types of learning methods.

    1. Want – learning that you want to do. eg I would like to be able to repair my own car so attending a car mechanics course would be ideal for me.

    2. Must – Compliance courses fall into this category. eg Anti Money Laundering if you work for a financial organisation. These course you must complete and pass a test to be able to work in your organisation.

    3. Need – Often Just in Time learning. Confusing time line on this one for me. eg Going to learn how to do something just before I need to do it….

    4. Oh Sh*t – Just too late learning.  eg  I already started working on something and do not know how to finish it.

    All too common….

    My presentation highlights a new form of learning design and delivery to meet this need plus some ideas for alternatives to be discussed at the Learning and Skills Group and in MOSH Pit in San Diego.

    You can be a part of an experiment in social help and assistance starting right now.

    On Twitter, use your favourite twitter tool, I use Tweet Deck, search for and follow #ineedtoknow, seems there is a little junk on it already, but I am sure we can take it over!

    If you need to know something, anything, then post it here. Do it before you search Google. Let’s see if the people in the experiment can help each other with anything and everything.  Old saying is I don’t know, but know a ‘man’ who does. Get that ‘man’ involved!

    I am not sure how this will pan out, and will watch it closely for a few  weeks. Invite everyone you know to take part and lets see if the social learning aspect of helping someone else in need can be as productive as I hope it will.

    The results will be published as part of a wider set of research and who knows you may be pioneering something that will become a part of daily activity in the near future.

    • Sivan 16:21 on June 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Great idea! I’m in 🙂

    • Lawrence O'Connor 16:22 on October 22, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Interesting idea. Unfortunately #ineedtoknow has reverted to junk. What were the outcomes of the experiment?

  • The Technology Guy 18:17 on June 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply

    Blogging from my iPad 

    Back from Istanbul, been in Milan and now in London for learning and skills group.

    Now been playing with my iPad for just over a week. This is the future.

    Going to be interesting to see what learners make of it when they see what we have created for mLearnCon in San Diego shortly.

    Thought it was time I installed WordPress and blogged. It is so easy to type that I can see lots more blogging in the next few weeks.

    Impressed? Well if you don’t have one yet, you are missing something fantastic.

    More to follow… Now to work out how to add tags!

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