To date over 40 people have joined in my online Adult Learners Week event – the “What I Learned” challenge. Collectively around 100 posts have been made about what and how people are learning.  The wide range of topics covered includes wheel alignment, instructional design tips, storytelling in facilitation, brain myth-busting, the notion of ‘apprenticeships’ in Aboriginal culture and insights about family life.

Thanks to Chemene Sinson’s excellent blog post about designing for accessibility I am now capitalising every word in my hashtags.  By trying this I learned that hashtag searches are case insensitive.  #WhatILearned

Edel Rafferty shared an article from one of my favourite thinkers and writers on habits – James Clear.  The article is about a ‘research-backed way to effectively manage your stressful and busy schedule.’ Does this sound like it could be useful to you?  Spoiler alert …  the approach is to journal about your values and how the events of your day align with them.  I journal every evening, so am trying this for a week and observing any shifts in how I’m managing my schedule.

To participate, post 1 thing you learned and how you learned it every day until 8 September), on either LinkedIn or Twitter with hashtag #WhatILearned (or #whatilearned – it’s case insensitive!)

Anyone who posts on at least 5 days during the challenge will go into a draw to win a copy of Real Learning by Jay Cross.

Newsflash – I’m flexing the rules a little (it’s my challenge – I can do this).  You can do late make-up posts up until 8 September.  If you haven’t started yet you can make posts to cover the days you missed. Share one thing you learned on each day from 1 September and put the date you learned it on your post if you’d like to be in the draw.

Even if you can’t manage to post about 5 seperate days of learning, participating will provide you the benefits of personal reflection and opportunity to learn from others.

Take a look at what people are sharing and join in the conversation using these handy #WhatILearned searches on either LinkedIn or Twitter.


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