Having attended my third Learning Technologies Conference this year I feel pretty up to speed now with the concepts of social learning, networking, online learning, new technologies, smart devices & rapid authoring etc etc.
Every year I attend I get excited about everything that I hear and see and think about the impact that each of these things could have in my own team and organisation. I take these ideas back to the workplace and share what I have heard and seen with my team members and any one else who will listen.
Some are interested and want to know more and be involved in this learning 'revolution'.
Others will listen and humour me, before going back to 'same old same old' way of thinking and only see most of these as only concepts and not things 'that would ever work in practice' or 'I can't see the benefit'
So this is it - Reality Bites !
Don't get me wrong I have been able to influence how learning technologies are viewed and momentum is growing with our own team NING network and creation of a SharePoint site. We now also have two webinar licences and use them for meetings (not delivery yet). There is also an acknowledgement that any new platforms or systems need to have the ability to provide other tools such as discussion forums, blogs etc. But how can we continually influence and bring some of these things to life.
How do you take the concepts of Learning Technologies and make then a reality. Have you any suggestions on ways to influence or spread the word back in 'reality'?
Have you any examples of what has really worked for you that you can share with this group. I'm guessing that most of us are in the same boat and I'm more than happy to share how I have taken things further