The significance of digital platforms to the business

Business gets done by groups in workshops and meetings and by individuals in private conversation. There is an undeniable cultural advantage for diplomacy that comes […]

From ivory tower to walled garden

Question: “So what learning platform do you use?” Answer: “The Internet.” I first remember hearing the phrase “Everyone hates their LMS” from a defrocked priest […]

Why gamification is a dead end for humanitarian learning

Is gamification an advantageous strategy that can help increase knowledge and application when it comes to humanitarian responses? What are these advantages? Can gamification contribute to […]

There is no “Social Age” – and here is why it is a dead end for humanitarian leadership practitioners

“And I can see no reason why anyone should suppose that in the future the same motifs already heard will not be sounding still … […]

I want them to read it

“So… can you tell me how you would like people to use the guidelines?” “Well… it is difficult to say… I am not sure.” “What […]

From guidelines to impact

Most global public health organizations issue guidelines that are of a high methodological quality and are developed through a transparent, evidence-based decision-making process. However, they […]

Learning technologists are obsolete

These are some notes on one of several blog posts that are churning in my head about what digital transformation means for learning and leadership. Warning: these are the kinds […]

Mission accomplished

We won. The former school teacher and humanitarian trainer who argued vociferously that nothing would ever supplant face-to-face training is now running a MOOC. The […]

Insomnia against the grain – and putting Bloom to bed

Summer 2016, Day 1. “So, that puts to bed Bloom’s Taxonomy… that reliable workhorse,” sighed C. “What do we use in its place?” “We don’t”, […]

Inventing by investing in new business models for humanitarian training

Through research and broad sector collaboration, a consensus has emerged on the recognition that uneven quality of personnel is a major limiting factor in humanitarian […]

Experience and blended learning: two heads of the humanitarian training chimera

Experience is the best teacher, we say. This is a testament to our lack of applicable quality standards for training and its professionalization, our inability […]

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