What I Learned in September 2019

Part of my What I Learned monthly video series. This month's topics are (1) personal capacity management (2) benefits of joining a book club (3) the power of autonomy for learning - a travel analogy. A more casual tone this month as I shot the video while on holiday in…

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What I Learned in August 2019

Three things I learned in August 2019 - creating space to think in workshops with action learning, deliberate versus purposeful practice, and video tool tips. https://vimeo.com/369032546 1)  Creating Space To Think I'd like to discuss the incredible value of value in creating space to think from the perspective of learning…

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#WhatILearned Challenge Numbers

I've been keeping track of participation in the #WhatILearned challenge I ran during Adult Learners Week 1-8 September 2019.  To go into prize draw for the challenge people needed to post on 5 of the 8 days of the challenge.  Yes, it's technically longer than a week (only Neil Von…

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Master the Basics then Break the Rules

I'm reading Peak by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool.  It's the book selected for the first Australian Institute of Training and Development online book club.  While attendance at our book club webinars has been low I have been having side conversations via Twitter and blogs about the book.  I'm currently…

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Adult Learners Week #WhatILearned Challenge Update

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…

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What I Learned Challenge

Adult Learner's Week is here - 1 to 8 September 2019.  This UNESCO initiative is an opportunity to celebrate and champion lifelong learning. In 2018  the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a report on The Future of Jobs.  The report looked at the role of governments, organisations and individuals in…

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Setting up Feeds on Feedly

Feedly is an RSS reader – or feed aggregator – that lets you organise, read and share the content of your favourite sites. This demonstration video was prepared to share in a workshop on Getting Started with Personal Curation.  It  how to set up a feed from (1) a website…

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Saving Resources with Pocket

Pocket is an app that lets you save pages on your computer or smartphone. so that you can read later, at home or work – even without an internet connection. This demonstration video was prepared to share in a workshop on Getting Started with Personal Curation.  It demonstrates how to…

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Continuous Learning Events and Activities – for Adult Learner’s Week and Beyond

Adult Learners Week is on 1-8 September 2019. The week is about championing and building lifelong learning skills and practices. It provides a great opportunity to promote continuous learning in your organisation, community of practice or other groups.  To encourage learning professionals to make most of this opportunity I recently…

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Lifelong Learning Beyond Formal Education

Many people mistake the word ‘learning’ as synonymous with ‘schooling’. Whilst formal education is one important element of lifelong learning, it’s not the only element. Lifelong learning is much more expansive than that. In 2017 my alma mater, the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), invited me to speak at a…

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That’s where Michelle Ockers comes in

I can help you to achieve your aspirations to transform learning in your organisation in a range of very practical ways. I can help accelerate your learningtransformation regardless of the sector and scale of your organisation, the size of your learning team, or where you are on your modern learning journey. Contact me for a discussion.