‘Hello…hello..Is anyone there? Can you hear me Craig?….
So started my first foray into podcasting. Although the flesh was willing, the technology was definitely weak, and our conversation was carried out in fits and starts over the ether. We, every situation is a learning and I’ve learned that Skype works much better on a wifi network than a 3G dongle! Very kindly Craig re scheduled the call which was recorded without a hitch and can be found on Craig Taylor’s blog http://tayloringit.com/
I’ve been thinking of starting a blog for a while now and with the inspiration of other newbie bloggers (Niall Gavin/Kate Graham and Lisa Johnson) I’ve decided to take the plunge and start. (I know Mike that this has had a longer gestation than an elephant’s pregnancy but here goes…)
So where do I start? I think it was John Cage whose advise to young composers was ‘start anywhere’ ….
I’m currently a Learning Curriculum Design consultant within a large general insurer which is going through a lot of change at the moment. Although I’ve been a trainer for about 10 years now, and worked in various areas of the team and business, I’ve only been in the design team for over a year. Having attended the World of Learning conference last year, I had my ‘Damascus’ moment and saw the potential for different learning methods and how we as a team could improve. Along with some supportive colleagues, we are striving to improve the learning offering to the business – and having some challenges and fun on the way.
So really this blog is my space to document our journey and somewhere I can jot my ideas and thoughts, and hopefully get feedback from the wider learning community, who I’ve found to be very helpful and ready to share ideas.
I suppose the main worry about starting a blog – especially about learning – is, will anyone be interested? Many people better qualified and experienced in e-learning and technology than me have probably said it before – but everything is a learning experience, so I’ve decided to take the plunge.
So…Hello?….Is anybody there?…..