Well, for a good laugh I'm going to click the publish button and see how many RSS readers are still connected.
But I'm also posting this here to promote my new (almost) daily live streaming conversations for corporate training professionals. Tomorrow at 3pm PST I'll be talking with Michael Sheyahshe about using the Unreal gaming engine to create eLearning experiences.
And if you're not familiar with crowdcast, and don't want to mess with it, then you can just watch the show here. Let me know what you think.
#TLDCast is going to be FANTASTIC this week! Get it on your calendar.
Monday through Friday
8am PT - 11am EST - 4pm UK
Don't forget to get registered for Monday's open forum conversation. These are my favorite. The serendipitous nature of community conversations is always surprising me.
We will likely review the video challenge that I presented the community on VideoFriday last week. Since it was #NationalDonutDay I created the following challenge:
TLDC VideoFriday Challenge:
Create a dramatic 10sec Video of yourself eating a doughnut (or other food).
1) Use 5 shots/edits or less
2) Straight cuts only - no transitions
3) Must be completely produced on your mobile device.
Those are the only rules!
Whenever anyone asks me to recommend a book for newbies in the world of training and/or L&D, this is my #1 recommendation.
Because Raph takes very complex neuroscience, cognitive psych, and other complex studies and applies them in a narrative of discovery. A journey into why some activities are fun and others are not.
In corporate spaces "fun" is often frowned upon. I believe that is the case because it is misunderstood. Fun is misinterpreted as the opposite of work. Having fun can often times be very hard work. And working hard is often fun.
But at the heart of the fun of games is learning. I've embedded this UX/UI presentation by Raph directly to his statements about learning. Click play and listen to about 3-5mins. If that doesn't intrigue you then you're done. But if it does, rewind to the beginning and watch the entire video.
How many eLearning development projects are you currently working on? One? One hundred?
Many training departments are overwhelmed with eLearning projects that need to be delivered. The demand for content is growing as is the need for continuing professional development.
Today's #TLDCast conversation is about addressing these concerns.
What is a TLDCast?
TLDCast is a live streaming collaborative conversation for the entire Training, and L&D industry. TLDCast will always be FREE as is the 24/7 TLDChat conversation occurring in slack.
It's not a webinar. It's a collaborative live streaming broadcast running Monday thru Friday 8am PT - 11am ET - 4pm UK. We've embedded the platform here for your viewing convenience, or you can participate at http://crowdcast.io/tldcast.
TLDC18 is coming up January 29th & 30th in sunny Phoenix Arizona. Join your training, and L&D colleagues for 2 full days of networking, learning, sharing, and fun! Contact me directly for a discount on your registration. Let me know you saw this post.
Thanks to everyone who joined us today! Luis and I appreciate all of you. If you'd like to continue the TLDCast conversations, please join us in the slack group. #TLDChat will continue in slack making the connection between live streaming broadcast and text-based chat conversations.
TLDC18 January 29-30 Phoenix, AZ
We're also looking forward to seeing everyone in Phoenix January 29th, 30th for TLDC18!
It's the best for a professional development opportunity that you will find. Join us for TLDCast and ask others why they're going. You don't want to miss this!
Alison is an amazing woman... for many reasons. You may even remember her keynote from DevLearn 2012 or hundreds of other events.
But Alison isn't the Hero in this story. She is doing what great leaders do, and highlighting others...the unsung heroes. In this documentary, it's one special hero from Nepal that inspired a nation of women to be bold and break through the glass ceiling.
The indiegogo campaign is ending and the documentary still needs funds to become a reality. Please help make this movie happen.