Jane Bozarth has spent more than 2 decades in Learning and Development, from classroom trainer to eLearning Coordinator for North Carolina, USA state government. She's the author of many books, including Social Media for Trainers, Better than Bullet Points, and From Analysis to Evaluation. Her abiding interest is in social and collaborative learning: the focus of her doctoral dissertation was tacit knowledge sharing in a community of practice. This interest inspired her latest book, Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-Tos of Working Out Loud. Dr. Bozarth currently serves as Director of Research for the eLearning Guild. Catch Jane on Twitter, Facebook or Pinterest.
Microlearning, because it’s almost always really what we’ve always called performance support, and it is not new, and it should be common sense.
Yes, for the people who see it as an opportunity rather than a threat. Nearly everyone I know – including me in past work life – doing interesting eLearning work on tight budgets are able to do it because they’re willing to experiment and push all the buttons of new technology. They often find uses for a tool that even the designers never even envisioned.
Google Maps. How did we ever get anywhere before?
From taking up a new instrument and learning a new language: Learning is HARD, even when it’s a subject you want to learn about and enjoy working on. Those of us in the business sometimes act as if we just deliver fabulous instruction than any learner who pays attention should be able to do whatever it is we put in front of them. Also, learners have a million other things on their minds, jobs to do, problems at home, interruptions all day long… and we need to remember to leave room for that.
I used to say Whoopi Goldberg, but now I’m leaning toward Awkwafina.
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