#LSCON John DiMarco creativity 101: Integrating high level cognitive objectives in learning

Great session about using creativity and focusing on the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. I wasn’t able to capture all learning activities for each level of Bloom’s during the session. I will update the mind map when his presentation is available.


#LSCON Nick Floro, the future of elearning in 2015

An incredible amount of trends and tips. There is something for everyone here.




#LSCON #ECOCON Keynote @MFurdyk: The future of learning

This was another awesome keynote. I have to confess that I had never heard before of Michael, but he is an impressive guy. He created his first website as a teenager and sold it when he was 17 and became a millionaire. But that is not what impressed me. He decided to put a part of his money and energy into TakingItGlobal. A not for profit organization he started with Jennifer Corriero aimed primarily at youth to raise awareness and discussion on a number of global issues and encourages youth to take action that affects their local and global communities. To do that at the age of 17! That is special. From their website:

“Our Vision: Youth around the world actively engaged and connected in shaping a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.
Our Mission: TakingITGlobal empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges.”

Impressive. It makes you think and wonder, what did I do for meaningful things with my life. On top of that he gave us a great keynote. With insights and also a lot of great practical examples and apps. He shared his presentation through learning exchange, If you are not a member, here is my mind map.

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#LSCON @marcjrosenberg: The training to competency myth

Marc presented the journey to competency. Key message: the level of competency determines what kind of learning facilities people need. Competency is not a fixed thing, you need to take the levels into account. I added a photo of one slide, because I could not capture that in my mindmap.

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#LSCON session @bbets: From content to curation, moving your strategy beyond creation

Good session. His key message is content is only the start of a leaning process. he uses a Lego metaphor: Focus less on the blocks (content) and more on the learning. Here is the mind map.

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#ecocon #lscon session @JD_Dillon: How Kaplan build a smarter learning ecosystem

A great presentation on the 5 year journey Kaplan took from old school training to an integrated ecosystem. Inspiring story with great lessons to be learned and practical tips as well. Here is the mind map.


#LSCON and #ECOCON day one

The end of the first day of LSCON and Ecocon. Time for a first retrospective.

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The highlight of today was the opening keynote by Tom Wujec. I wrote a post earlier on this presentation, but it made me think a lot. So I checked him out in more detail. Here is a link to his Marshmallow challenge. My research did not help me much, so for now the conclusion is: He tells us everything will change and that means that we are educating people for jobs and roles that do not exist today. Therefore there is litle sense in training them in the job skills and knowledge. We need to get them ready for a life of life long learning, enabling them with skills for that. On top of that the role of the computer will increase dramatically forcing us to focus on the creative side of things.

Panel and ecosystem

Both the panel on performance support and the ecosystem session I attended were interesting. But there was much more to this day.

I started the day with a morning buzz session of LINGOs. The organization that helps great people doing even greater things, they support 80 NGO’s with eLearning facilities and knowledge. I’m an ambassador for them. We as learning community should support them as much as we can. You can meet them at LSCON (they have a table close to the registration desk) chek in and see what you can do. Not on Orlando, check out their website, especially their volunteer section.

I had a whole bunch of other meetings, some business meetings with which I will not bore you. But I also spoke with Bill Brandon about publishing some articles in the Learning Solution magazine. We came up with some nice ideas. But again, you can do this as well. You can write for the magazine or the twist blog or just publish your content at the new Learning exchange platform that was launched today by the guild. Don’t be shy, your experiences are valuable to other members, so start sharing!

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#LSCON session, Catherinne Lombardozzi: scaffolding learning in the ecosystem

Cool session. Practice vs theory. The theory of ecosystems will tell you that you have to facilitate the learner providing them with all the resources and tools they need to do their job. Catherine has a very practical view. She thinks that you will just overwhelm the learner with information. She sees an ecosystem as a fish tank, an artificial environment set up for a specific purpose. A ecosystem is a scaffolding method for learning. She also has a list of 7 pillars that you need for a succesful participation of the learners.

I do have mixes feelings about her approach. On the one hand it does feel like a practical approach and a great first step in the world of ecosystems.mbut on the other hand it feels like you are patronizing your learners.



#LSCON performance support panel

Panel about performance support. They were in agreement most of the time. it is about changing behavior, in the workplace, by using context and without interfering in the work. Here is my .

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#LSCON keynote Tom Wujec: Return on imagination

The opening keynote of LSCON was interesting. I’m still processing it. Here are some quotes from Tom:

  1. “Pure computer power can mimic natural selection mechanism coming up with a best fit solutions”
  2. “Fostering creativity and innovation will be the role of learning”

What I think that he is telling us is that the way we work and produce in the future will be very different from today. Computers, big data and 3d printers will do a lot of things for us, and they are better at it than we are. As humans we need to focus on creativity and imagination. If this is true we need to educate and train in a very different way. Here is my mind map, but I do have to think on this and read more before I can give a more detailed opinion on this. Conclusion: a great keynote because it really makes me think and wonder on the implications.



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