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Patti Shank
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Closer I Am to Fine
Are you dealing with a difficult personal decision? I relate as difficult decisions consumed 2018. I had some important but really hard decisions to make and I was none-too-sure of myself.  I found the strength to pack up my life and move mid year as is was...
Closer I Am to Fine
Closer I Am to Fine
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Pictures From Berlin (#oeb18)
I just returned from Online
Educa Berlin 2018 (#oeb2018), a conference that brings together
higher education and workplace learning practitioners from mostly Europe. I’d
heard of the conference and knew it was considered one of the best adult
learning confe...
Pictures From Berlin (#oeb18)
Pictures From Berlin (#oeb18)
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A Moving Story
Gateway to the historic part of Monument, Colorado http://www.coloradospringsweb.com/photo/Monument-CO/historic-monument-gateway-panoramic  For the past few years, I have struggled with some major difficulties. We all have them. I've come to realize that pr...
A Moving Story
A Moving Story
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Next Button: Yay or Nay? A Research Perspective on a "Pointed" Question
Research offers important clues to difficult and complex questions. (The reason I say clues and not answers is that science is a moving target and some research is not done well or is not applicable to the specific question.) I find that research doesn't al...

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The MOST Important Thing
A few days ago, someone asked me a most interesting question: What is the MOST important thing L&D practitioners can do to improve the instructional content they build? There are MANY truly critical things (I describe truly critical strategies in Write and ...
The MOST Important Thing
The MOST Important Thing
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Reflections on the Learning Technologies Conference (#LT18UK)
First thing: Plan to come to the Learning Technologies conference. Learning from L&D folks from the UK, Europe, and elsewhere gives you a wider view of workplace learning around the world. And having international L&D connections are priceless. How else wou...

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Poll results: Which books come next?
Last week I asked people on Twitter to help me decide which book to write next by answering a simple poll question. (And many of you retweeted... thank you!) I posted a question listing six books. Respondents could select any or all of the books. Here are t...

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The delusion of attention
Two Things at Once - AT&T TV Commercial 2013 In the AT&T commercial above, a man asks a group of children, "What's better, doing two things at once or just one?" All the children yell, "Two!" The commercial ends with "It's not complicated. Doing two things ...
The delusion of attention
The delusion of attention
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Thank you, 2017
This has been a good year. Not all good, of course. Everyone's life has enough pain to keep it real and mine is no different. My most favorite kitty, Cleo, left this world and many months later, I still look for her in the bay window in my office. I used to...
Thank you, 2017
Thank you, 2017
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L&D's fake news
L&D has its own version of fake news: fads, made-up theories (and how to implement) in conflict with what research or science says, and people selling ideas using devious means. I just had the latter happen. Just had an email sent to me that said the follow...
L&D's fake news
L&D's fake news
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