My Spring 2020 schedule and things I do

My travels are a little more restrained this first half of the year, but then again, things change!  And, it occurs to me to talk […]

Signifying change

I have a persistent interest in the potential for myth and ritual for learning. In the past I sought a synthesis of what’s known as […]

How do you drive yourself?

How do I drive myself? I was asked that in a coaching session. The question is asking how I keep learning. There are multiple answers, […]

Passion and Learning

My better half recently got a sample of special butter. A gift from a co-worker (an interesting story), and led me to reflect on the […]

Cultural Comment Shift

I’ve been blogging now for over a decade, and one thing has changed. The phenomena is that we’re seeing a cultural comment shift; comments are […]

Play to Learn

Thinking more about Friston’s Free Energy Principle and the implications for learning design prompted me to think about play. What drives us to learn, and […]

Clear about the concept

I went to hear a talk the other day. It was about competency-based education (CBE) for organizations. Ostensibly. And, while I’m now affiliated with IBSTPI, […]

Sub-symbolic and Situated

At the time that the connectionist folks were working on neural nets, another similar approach was genetic algorithms. Both were working in a different way […]

Lucky on Foundations

I was thinking about my next directions, and it led to me to think a bit about my foundations. And I realized I’ve been very […]

Direct Instruction or Guided Discovery

Recently, colleague Jos Arets of the 70:20:10 institute wrote a post promoting evidence-based work. And I’m a big fan, both of his work and the […]

Theory or Research?

There’s a lot of call for evidence-based methods (as mentioned yesterday): L&D, learning design, and more. And this is a good thing. But…do you want […]

Reconciling Cognitions and Contexts

In my past two posts, I first looked at cognitions (situated, distributed, social) by contexts (think, work, and learn), and then the reverse. And, having […]

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