Why Movement Is the Killer Learning App for Nonprofits

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As a trainer and facilitator who works with nonprofit organizations and staffers, you have to be obsessed with learning theory to design and deliver effective instruction, have productive meetings, or embark on your own self-directed learning path.

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Six Tips for Evaluating Your Nonprofit Training Session

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” While a participant survey is an important piece of your evaluation, it is critical to incorporate a holistic reflection of your workshop. This includes documenting your session, reviewing your decks and exercises, analyzing your instructional design, and figuring out how to improve it.

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How to Be a Wizard at Tech Training Design and Delivery

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Cindy and Jeanne wrote this great reflection of what we learned and how we facilitated this very interactive session. The 2016 session took all of the trainers’ lessons learned from the previous session and improved upon the presentation and exercises.

How To Think Like An Instructional Designer for Your Nonprofit Trainings

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So, expect to see regular reflections on good instructional design and delivery for any topic, but especially digital technology and social media related. You also need to consider the learning environment, any constraints, the delivery options, and the timeline for the project.

Six Books About Skills You Need To Succeed in A Networked World

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Here are six fantastic books that I read this year that help you gain 21st century skills like learning from failure, reflection, visualization, and more. The model balances content, learning design, and participants. Photo By h.koppdelaney.

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More on Collaborative Knowledge Capture for Conferences Using Social Media Tools

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" I love seeing this through Loretta's lens of learning. " Loretta argues: The first supposition is that as various means are used to capture the proceedings of an event, (Nancy mentions: Chat/IRC, Videocasts, VOIPcasts, Podcasts, and Visual Facilitation), the performance of encapsulating and depicting is in itself learning. The learning is not in that moment in which these actions are taking. Loretta, doe it depend on which learning theory you buy into?

Twittering and Forgetting

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The title of this post is a play on a book I read The Book of Learning and Forgetting by Frank Smith in 1998 when I was working with arts educators on integrating technology into their lesson plans. I would recommend technology resources and they would share books about learning. Smith's book explains the history of learning theories and practice. He establishes two ways of thinking about educational practice--the official view of learning and the classical view.