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Thursday, March 16, 2006

More Questions on Making Learning for Learning Professionals More Effective

There's a great discussion going on in TrDev based on my post: Do Learning Professionals Make the Worst Learners? There is also a related discussion on Com-Prac about the value proposition of Communities of Practice (CoP) which is likely part of the answer to the TrDev discussion.

The TrDev discussion has turned the original question into the following questions:
  1. How can learning professionals get more out of their educational opportunities?
  2. Why would they want to?
  3. What would happen if we wanted to make our experiences more meaningful?
  4. How do we make learning opportunities more meaningful for learning professionals?
  5. Why would we want to?
  6. What would happen if we wanted to make these opportunities more meaningful?
  7. Isn't accountability the final goal? When an organization spends the money, and the employee's time, which also equates to money, to send them to training (or a conference), shouldn't they ultimately be held accountable for applying and sharing the learning to/with their jobs/teams/organizations?

I think its safe to say, that these questions closely parallel what we are supposed to be doing as the designers of learning solutions in the first place.

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