Designed for Learning!

I am a Learning and Development/Training Specialist with more than 14 years of experience in the area of technical writing, content development, instructional design, and training. I am passionate about people and training and seek opportunities to establish innovative and successful learning environments that best meet the needs of all stakeholders. I use my blog to share my views and reflect about current practices and future trends in learning, performance, instructional design and project management.

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Posts by Designed for Learning!

Don't Go Back to School!

What comes to your mind when you hear or read the words, back to school? I have often wondered about the phrase, back to school and […]

What Can L&D Learn from Marketing?

Both marketing and L&D share the single-minded goal of influencing thinking and behavior. They deal with similar challenges including how to build more connection and […]

My Top 10 Learning Tools - 2018

It is that time of the year when Jane Hart (http://c4lpt.co.uk/) polls learning professionals around the world to weigh in on their top 10 learning […]

Alignment and Authenticity in Learning

Source: Rawpixel.com When it comes to designing learning experiences for the 21st century learner, two factors seem critical: Alignment and Authenticity. 1) Alignment - Most people associate […]

Aligning L&D with Business

The traditional focus for L&D has been training-centric. It is slowly moving towards being learning-centric. But it is important to not stop there and continue […]

Challenging Our Assumptions

Our underlying assumptions constitute our points of view and unknown to us, they guide many decisions that we make on a daily basis including the […]

Participation and Silence

Participation is critical to learning particularly as a way to challenge our ideas and beliefs, share our thoughts and discover new ways of thinking. But […]

Traditional Approach to Learning Doesn't Work Anymore

Whereas the traditional management pursued an ethos of efficiency and control, often treating both employees and customers as things to be manipulated, the new paradigm […]

Why Should L&D be the Champion of Informal Learning?

https://stocksnap.io/author/746 Although we tend to recognize learning that takes place in formal settings and within structured learning environments, we all participate in valuable learning informally […]

Learning is Messy

As adults, when we engage in self-directed projects, we learn by doing and by gathering first-hand experience. When things don't go as planned, we take […]

Why Do I Teach?

As a part of a professional development program I am currently pursuing with the University of Victoria, I was asked to reflect on my learning […]

The Need for Transformational Learning

“Learning is about transformation, it’s about change, it’s about seeing yourself in relation to the world differently” - Apte (2003, pg. 168) The world is […]

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