Spinning the Social Web

I work as managing director of The eLearning Guild Academy. This is my personal blog. I write about all things L&D and social.

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Posts by Spinning the Social Web

The first tweets of some of the most followed people who tweet about workplace learning

Yesterday marked ten years of Twitter. In 2006 Jack Dorsey, an undergrad at NYU, published the first message. It was twttr then: Last week, Jane […]

Machine Learning

I was recently asked a question by a colleague about machine learning and I couldn’t answer it. So of course, I went looking…first, the definition: […]

Standing desk status update

This standing up while working shit rocks. Seriously. You must try it. I wrote about the sit-to-stand desk I bought in December. I read that […]

Some worthwhile reading

What a relief. “The ‘digital native’ is a ridiculous metaphor.” I feel vindicated! In four provocations, anthropologist Donna Lanclos argues that the notion of the “digital native” […]

If you let the robot drive, it may take the most rational route. What fun is that?

I met my husband in the early 80s. He had a 1970-something Chevy Nova SS. I’m not that great with car model years. It was […]

Some great stuff that wonderfully distracted me this week

Ought and Is by Stephen Downes. A nice reminder to be sensitive of inferences involving is and ought. “If wishes were horses,” goes the old saying, […]

What will L&D need the most help with to be successful over the next 10 years?

I recently had to answer a question for a presentation: “What will L&D need the most help with to be successful over the next 10 […]

Opinion: L&D is in deep doo doo.

Serious trouble. Difficulty. Deep doo doo. Why do I think this? Here’s just a sampling. This: The next shooting is happening soon. This online course isn’t […]

Welcome and welcome back! Returning to Bersin by Deloitte.

I’m thrilled to return to Bersin by Deloitte after a nearly three-year stint at The eLearning Guild. It sure feels nice (and unexpectedly cathartic) to […]

Ounces matter: Mashing up business travel and minimalist camping

In 2015, I traveled roughly ten weeks for work and went on some solo backpacking camping trips for pleasure and sanity. Backpacking alone was new […]

New ways to consume and apply research

I’ve recently been given the opportunity to oversee The eLearning Guild’s research function, while continuing to oversee the Guild Academy, an opportunity I’m both grateful for […]

So you’re offering me the opportunity to pay you 50% more to get back a feature I just lost?

Yes, that’s what Bloomfire wants me to do. Apparently I’ve got two weeks make up my mind. If I don’t it looks like my rate may triple. […]

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