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Mark Britz
Works at Systems Made Simple
Attended Syracuse University
Lives in Syracuse, NY
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Moving on.
Sunrise or sunset? Each day we are blessed to receive both. Brilliant moments in time. This blog has been a brilliant moment in time for me. Blogger made life very easy, it was my space to write and reflect and start or add t...
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It's only when our problems are exposed do we have the opportunity to solve them.
Social media is often criticized for bringing out the ugliness of society. But isn't that what we want!? What we need?! Racism, sexism, ageism, the "isms" have been able to hide for far to long and social media works to ferre...
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promoting social through traditional business communication approaches is like planting a seed in concrete
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When I was a kid we had about 7 maybe 8 television channels (I grew up somewhere between rabbit ears and cable). It was easy then to decide what to watch or if to watch at all. Today though I can have options of up to 650 cha...
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Face to face still has value as there's something about that immediacy of engagement... 
I've been thinking about Media Naturalness theory for some time. Well, more often it just pops up because it's not like I've invested all than much effort into it. In short, if you're not familiar, Media Naturalness Theory is...
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Removing cubicle walls may allow others to see the machinery but real openness, between connected people anywhere, invites them to move the levers.
In a not so recent article (Dec 2014) criticizing the open office idea as getting it wrong and ruining the workplace, the author ranted about how negatively disruptive this disruptive approach has been in her own circumstance...
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What if L&D stopped using the word "learner"?
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Parallel paradigm shifts.
I had my first Uber service recently in Austin, TX.  It was nothing short of remarkable.  A few glitches (mostly self caused) but a far better experience than I have ever had in a cab. It was during this ride, and conversatio...
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My #Blimage  challenge answered. Thanks for the fun exercise +Tracy Parish :)
Yesterday Tracy Parish challenged me to do a #Blimage. If you are unfamiliar, this is an interesting and fun approach to inspiring a blog post. It was introduced by Steve Wheeler and friends and the original post can be found...
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Technology is seductive...
Technology can extend the human condition but it can also work to dehumanize, transforming the sincere ideals of community and relationships into exploitable resources. The vendor marketing machines have lots of money and con...
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Social forms around objects, and the object in organizations is the work.
I've been thinking more about how Social has become SO big, so fast. Maybe it's having been in Texas recently (where everything is bigger!) for mLearnCon last week or it's because I've been reading a lot of Stowe Boyd's revie...
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Social is not so much about "doing", it's about "being"
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Work
Occupation
Current: Manager of Learning and Development
Skills
Encouraging social and informal learning
Employment
  • Systems Made Simple
    Manager, Learning and Development, 2012 - present
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc
    Manager of Learning Solutions, 2011 - 2012
  • Aspen Dental Management Inc.
    ISD, 2008 - 2011
  • SmartForce
    Sr. elearning Developer, 2000 - 2002
  • Pearson Digital Learning
    Curriculum Specialist, 2002 - 2004
  • Maricopa County Educational Services
    Curriculum Specialist, 2004 - 2006
  • SUNY Research Foundation
    2006 - 2008
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Currently
Syracuse, NY
Previously
Fredonia, NY - Cape Cod, MA - Gilbert, AZ - Glenville, NY
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Tagline
Learning is a part of work not apart from it
Introduction
Pragmatic learning professional focused on social & informal learning to increase productivity and help organizations get "smaller"
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Climate adaptation expert: Buffalo to Phoenix to Syracuse to...
Education
  • Syracuse University
  • Oswego State University
  • UMass Boston
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Male