Some other clever things I overheard at the SALT Conference

Some of these things we all know or are familiar with… but it’s good to hear them again:

  • Don’t call it “Mobile Learning”… (sotto voce) call it Distributed Performance Improvement
  • The people who are blocking technological change often hold the purse-strings in companies and organizations (some Baby Boomers… not all)
  • When trying to get people to adopt new technologies start SMALL… small groups, smaller nugget-like projects
  • Give people choices… if they don’t want mobile, podcasting, video, audio… let them print things etc

2 Responses to “Some other clever things I overheard at the SALT Conference”

  1. 1 mlearning August 24, 2007 at 5:32 am

    Distributed Performance Improvement? Eugh, what a mouthful! 🙂

    I do, however, definitely agree about “giving people choices” – letting people learn in whatever way works best for them is an important aspect of Society 2.0.07!

    – Leonard
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  2. 2 nkilkenny August 26, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    Yes, I hate how we have to package our concepts with a whole lot of twaddl-ESE (i.e. business-ese, corporate-ese, look busy-ese), but there you go. Choices will be key, however, on the student’s part that doesn’t mean that they can avoid doing things in the traditional sense. I fear that expository writing (which is an absolutely necessary skill) for communication and critical thinking is not being taught correctly or as effectively today.

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