Learn Camp

Learn Camp is an introduction to a range tools and technologies that can help you in your personal and professional development. In this program you’ll learn by doing small explorations in 10-15 minutes a week.

One of the most common questions I get is about how to keep up with all the emerging new technologies and how to use them in a training or learning context.  I’m a big believer that learning and training professionals should always be near the forefront of new technologies looking for how to tap into their power for learning.

“… ‘not enough time to learn new things’ should not be in the vocabulary.”  -Nicholas Provenzano

As a result of my interest in experimenting, I created Learn Camp, a program to help and encourage everyone to experiment and learn about the new and emerging technologies that are reshaping the context of information on the Internet today. These new ways of learning and collaborating mean that the days of sending everyone off to instructor-led courses are fading fast and if Learning & Development professionals want to remain relevant we need to adapt to the new “normal”.

As you know, the days of sending your staff off to instructor-led courses are fading fast and Learning & Development professionals must adapt to the new “normal” and leverage new ways of learning and collaboration in order to stay relevant.

The objectives of this program are to

  • encourage exploration of new technologies; and
  • introduce you to new tools (that are freely available on the Internet) that can better support learning for you and your organization

Hundreds of people from around the world have taken part in this program which covers topics such as:

  • Social Media
  • Twitter
  • Keeping up in a busy world
  • Tagging / Social Bookmarking
  • Blogging
  • Curation
  • Your Online Presence
  • Working Out Loud

I’d love to hear from you if you have any questions or if you’d like to run this program with your own group or organization.

This program is inspired by the “23 Things” project created by  Helene Blowers, Community Manager for WorldShare Applications at OCLC, and is loosely based upon Stephen Abram’s article, 43 Things I (or You) might want to do this year (Information Outlook Feb 2006) and the web site 43 Things.

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