Tom Spiglanin

I try to write a few times each month on topics related to learning in the workplace. Inspiration for writing usually comes from one encounter or another that starts me thinking and synthesizing new thoughts, merging the new with prior knowledge. Lately, my thoughts are often tangential to the organizational training function but still relevant (like speaking in public or writing). My posts are intended to be easy to read and follow, but often this comes at the cost of less detail. Where appropriate, I’ll include reference to other, often longer posts, for those who want that additional detail. If ever you find you need more information, please don’t hesitate to ask or post a reply. My post topics will vary with what I’ve found interesting, but I’ll try to stick with the theme of this site as much as possible: workplace learning.

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Posts by Tom Spiglanin

It’s Happening…

For some time now, a number of us in the Learning and Development (L&D) field have predicted and/or feared the obsolescence of our role in […]

Dear Tom…

Shannon Tipton issued a challenge to write a letter to  choose a date and time from the future and write a letter to yourself addressing whether […]

Your Network is Calling

Much has been said about the benefits of a personal learning network, or PLN. A PLN can help you through challenging times, when creativity is […]

Revisiting 70:20:10

This past week there was an impromptu Twitter discussion about the “70:20:10” notion of learning in the workplace, where about 70 percent of workplace learning is […]

Emergence of the Performance Catalyst

I’ve worked in the field of Learning and Development (L&D) now for nearly two decades. I’ve been fortunate to have seen and work through some pretty […]

My Quick DevLearn 2015 Summary

Last week I attended DevLearn 2015. I learned, I networked, I had fun, and came away stimulated and ready to tackle new challenges. This is my […]

What is Your Job?

“So, what do you do for a living?” I hate being asked this question, having struggled with a simple response now for over two decades. I feel […]

Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 2

Sound is a big deal in video, and recording good sound is especially challenging for live action shots in busy places, whether indoors or outside. This […]

Microlearning Video on the Go – Tip 1

I’ll be in Austin, Texas next week to take part in the Mobile Learning Conference and Expo. I’ve become very engaged with video development, particularly […]

24 Hours with the Apple Watch

My Apple Watch arrived a few days ago. While I had been looking forward to its arrival, my enthusiasm was tempered by numerous news reports and […]

“Good Enough” in Learning and Development

The nearly poetic tweet by Marcia Conner appeared at the top of my feed with just the title of a linked article: When “Good Enough” […]

Microlearning: Fab or Fad?

There’s a new buzzword in town, and it’s name is microlearning. Like its predecessors social learning, mobile learning, and blended learning, it’s being tossed around […]

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