Technology

3 Tools I Added to my Toolkit in 2019

Inspired by Mike Taylor's recent post about Three Top Tools from 2019 I'm sharing a set of tools that I added to my toolkit in 2019. Headliner I use this tool to create a preview video for podcast episodes to promote them prior to release.  The Learning Uncut team decided…

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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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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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How to Search a Padlet Board

I've been using Padlet to crowd-source, co-curate and share resources for the past six months.  It has many features that make it particularly suitable to share widely and invite others to add resources. A collection of resources is placed on a 'board.  You can make a board public and give…

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What I Learned in April 2019

What I Learned in April video covers: 1) Evidence-informed practice for learning professions 2) Gyroscope as a metaphor for learning culture 3) Otter.ai voice transcription tool https://vimeo.com/340100511 Evidence-Informed Practice I posted on LinkedIn during the month about learning myths and asked people to share ideas and practices that were perpetuated…

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Michelle Ockers What i Learned Jan 2019

What I Learned in January 2019

The new year is a great time for renewing your energy and planning for the coming year.  In addition to making my own plans I mentored others to create future-ready Professional Development plans.  I also travelled to participate in the Learning Technologies Conference in the UK. The three I’ve picked…

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What I Learned In October 2018

I did something different with my monthly 'What I Learned' video for October.  I was inspired by the impact of brevity on my blog writing. My wonderful publicity / blogging mentor, Katie Mac, set me a challenge.  My writing was weighed down with very long sentences.  Katie gave me a…

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What I Learned in August 2018

What I Learned In August 2018

Using Personas I've noticed that I'm using personas, especially the empathy mapping component, more frequently and fluidly in my work.  I posted a daily dispatch about this in late August.  I often share this introduction to empathy mapping with others if they are curious or I want to use the tool with…

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What I Learned in July 2018

What I Learned in July 2018

To encourage others to learn continuously a leader can role model what this looks like.  A simple way to do this is to follow in the footsteps of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella - create and share a monthly 'What I Learned' video.  I've added this practice to my ongoing learning…

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