Welcome to the 2014 version of the Learn Camp program! Chances are if you’ve found your way here you have at least some interest in learning about and playing around (yes, playing is allowed!) with some new tools that will help you expand your digital literacy toolbox and learn about some new ways of learning. No matter how you got here… we’re glad you made it!!
Learn Camp is an online learning program that encourages you to learn more about emerging technologies on the web that are changing the way people access information and communicate with each other. Both of which have big implications for how people learn and the roles of people like us working in a learning & development profession. Over the course of the next twelve weeks, we’ll use this website to highlight “23 Things” and their accompanying discussion questions and exercises to help guide you as you become familiar with new tools and technologies such as Twitter, RSS news feeds, social bookmarking and much more.
If you’re thinking that you don’t have time to squeeze yet another thing into your already packed schedule this program is designed to work on your terms. Each week’s activities can be done usually in 10-20 minutes at your convenience. It is a very worthy investment that will help you get started, introduce you to great people to learn from and help you set up your own personalized learning network (PLN) for connecting with and contributing to others.
- We are honored to have Mark Britz kicking off the program for us with a webinar tomorrow July 1 at 1:00pm Eastern Time about “Why Blogging (Still) Matters” [ Registration Link ]
Mark Britz has been working in learning and development for over 15 years. He has designed and/or managed the development of learning and performance solutions for organizations such as Smartforce, KnowedgeNet, Pearson Digital Learning, The SUNY Research Foundation, and Aspen Dental Management. Mark currently focuses on the use of collaborative technologies and user-generated content to extend training initiatives and enhance peer-to-peer knowledge sharing. His efforts have altered conventional beliefs about organizational learning, and have helped organizations improve execution, increase agility, and embrace emerging technologies.
So fasten your seat belts and get ready for a discovery adventure… and, remember, it’s okay to play and have fun. Let’s do it together!
We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw
To familiarize yourself with this program read the About page. The FAQs should answer most of your questions about this program. If not, then please add your question to the FAQs page as a comment and we’ll try to get you some help.
- If you haven’t already, register for Mark’s webinar here
- Leave a comment on this post introducing yourself and answer this question: “For me, this program will be a success if _________”