I dislike grammar jokes, pedants, and Oxford commas.
That’s my jovial way to end a year that will be remembered as a tough one for a long time to come.
I found blogging a welcome distraction, so much so that in addition to my annual list of e-learning conferences in Australia (which took a beating!) I churned out no fewer than ten thought pieces.
My joke at the start of this summary is a nod to the theme of semantics, which I maintain are important in the L&D profession. Because it is with shared meaning that we do our best work.
I invite you to share your own views on each piece, so feel free to drop me a like and contribute a comment or two…
- In 6 more examples of Augmented Reality I share half a dozen real-world instances of an emerging technology.
- In Unhappy sheets I reframe Level 1 evaluation.
- In The next normal several of my peers and I anticipate the long-term nature of Learning & Development.
- In Yellow submarine I round down the prevailing notion of human-centered design.
- In The leader’s new clothes I distinguish between management training and leadership training.
- In Transformers I redefine training for a remote workforce.
- In More than just a pretty face I maintain a difference between certification badges and practitioner badges.
- In Academic deflation I spot a trend in higher education.
- In Roses are red I propose definitions for oft-used yet ambiguous terms such as “competency” and “capability”.
- In Scaling up I offer a simplified scale of measurement to support proficiency across an organisation.
I hope you find my articulations helpful.
In the meantime, I wish that for you and your family the Christmas season will be a time of healing, rest and renewal.