Top 100 Learning Tools — How Many Have You Used?

Jane Hart is an independent Workplace Learning & Collaboration adviser, writer, C international speaker, and the Founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies  

Jane used the following slideset at the WCET Annual Meeting in Denver Colorado to discuss the results of her Top 100 Tools for Learning 2013 list and the technology trends in 10 categories. The Practical Guide to her Top 100 Tools 2013 is available here.

 

 


Ball State University Offers L&D Sessions for Employees

An updated version of Working Smarter: L&D Session Guide is now available for downloading and viewing. Ball State University’s Learning and Development (L&D) office provides 80+ 3-hour learning sessions annually on topics including supervision, interpersonal relations, productivity, and more! The updated L&D session guide covers the sessions offered in December 2013 through June 2014. The PDF guide gives easy access to session descriptions, presenter biographies, and registration links for all Learning and Development sessions. The table of contents contains links to individual sessions for quick registration. Plus, a table lists all performance evaluation factors for Administrators/Professionals and Staff employees with links to related L&D sessions. To download the guide, visit the Learning and Development webpagethen click the graphic of the session guide cover. Join us on a learning adventure!

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New! Updated Session Guide for Ball State University Learning & Development Sessions

An updated version of Working Smarter: L&D Session Guide is now available for downloading and viewing. Ball State University’s L&D office provides 80+ 3-hour learning sessions annually on topics including supervision, interpersonal relations, productivity, and more! The L&D session guide PDF gives easy access to the session descriptions, presenter biographies, and registration links for all Learning and Development sessions. The table of contents contains links to individual sessions for quick registration. Plus, a table lists all performance evaluation factors for Administrators/Professionals and Staff employees with links to related L&D sessions. To download the guide, visit the Learning and Development webpage and click the graphic of the session guide cover. Join us on a learning adventure!

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Updated Ball State University L&D Session Guide 2013-2014

An updated version of Working Smarter: L&D Session Guide 2013-2014 is now available for downloading and viewing. The session guide PDF gives easy access to the session descriptions, presenter biographies, and registration links for all Learning and Development sessions. The table of contents contains links to individual sessions for quick registration. Plus, a table lists all performance evaluation factors for Administrators/Professionals and Staff with links to related L&D sessions. To download the guide, visit the Learning and Development webpage and click the graphic of the session guide cover or click for a direct download: Working Smarter:L&D Session Guide 2013-2014.

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Learning How to Have a Greener Campus – Ball State University – Session on Wed, Nov 20, 2013, 9 am

Sustainability – What is it? You have probably heard that Ball State University has been nationally recognized for sustainability programs and initiatives. Plan to attend a L&D session, “Decisions for Sustainability — The BSU Story” on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 9 – 10:30 am in the Student Center, Room SC303. At this session, you’ll learn about current sustainability efforts on campus from Robert J. Koester, AIA LEED AP, a BSU Professor of Architecture. He is also Founding Director of the Center for Energy Research/Education / Service

(CERES). Robert will also outline planned sustainability projects, both short-range and long-range. Perhaps most importantly, you’ll learn how individual employees and departments can contribute to BSU sustainability.

Registration: If you are a Ball State University employee or graduate student: Register Now!


About the Presenter:
Robert J. Koester, AIA LEED AP is a Professor of Architecture at Ball State University. Mr. Koester is Founding Director of the Center for Energy Research/Education/Service (CERES) providing interdisciplinary academic support focused on issues related to energy and resource use, alternatives and conservation. He serves as Founding Chair of the university-level Council on the Environment (COTE) a clearinghouse for campus-wide sustainability.


Learn How to Teach Yourself to Become Smarter – Fast Company article

IQ is not set-in-stone. This article from@FastCompany magazine by Leo Widrich shares research of how to strengthen your intelligence: http://www.fastcompany.com/3007943/3-ways-teach-yourself-become-smarter?partner=newsletter

 


Connected Workers – The Future of Learning & Development

Jane Hart is a respected thought leader in the UK who describes herself as “an indepedent advisor on Social Learning and Collaboration”. Recently in her blog Learning in the Social Workplace, Jane describes how L&D has been changing to more actively involve learners. The old model was “packaging” learning content and serving it to learners. The future, Jane says, is more about “scaffolding”. This means creating a partnership with a group of learners to provide a framework and the right conditions for learning and performance improvement. This eventually leads to what she terms “building the new personal and social capabilities” needed by “connected workers”. These are employees who work and learn in the digitally connected workplace.  Jane shares in her blog article a handy chart that compares the three learning approaches (packaging / scaffolding / capability building). To learn more about this new world of self-directed learning, Jane invites us to the Connected Worker website.


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