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Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing

Learning Rebels

Good question- I was noticing in my twitter feed a lot of new twitter users with profiles that identify them as Learning Professionals, I remember being new once upon a time and I thought I’d lend a hand and reach out. Your challenge today , find a newby in your twitter stream, send a direct message asking if they need twitter guidance…help them to fish. The post Learning Rebels and the ASTD (ATD) Guest Blog: Learning through Sharing appeared first on Learning Rebels. Learning through sharing. Lately I’ve been on a bit of a sharing kick.

Here a Hashtag, There a Hashtag, Everywhere a Hashtag

Learning Rebels

Understanding the basics of social media tools such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and most of all, twitter – is also understanding the importance of hashtags. They aren’t just for twitter anymore! Above I linked the ASTD ICE 2014 conference hashtag (#ASTD2014) into this post. Hashtags are only good for twitter. word about twitter chats.  .

Using Twitter as a Professional Development Tool

The Learning Circuits

Immediately one word came to mind: Twitter. It isn't the tool itself that has been so impact full for me; it's the world to which Twitter opened up to me. Then I discovered Twitter. From that moment on, I have never looked at 'Training' the same, and each day the interactions I have on Twitter continue to shape me as a professional. find that Twitter has the audience and usage that best provides professional development support for those in our field. It's a challenge for individuals and for the industry as a whole. recall those early years well.

Analysis of ASTD International Conference and Expo 2013

eLearning 24-7

It’s the yearly review of the ASTD International Conference and Expo. First off, this part is going to sound like I’m bashing ASTD, and perhaps to a degree I am. It is not like this is the first go around for our beloved association in having a conference and trade show.  If you were a volunteer to ASTD, this is not about you – it is solely about ASTD. ASTD bags – always nice. Twitter feed. It would seem to me that in order to push a lead towards a potential sale is to offer a special ASTD International show discount. 

For the Love of Learning

Learning Rebels

Take a look at this back channel of information curated by Dave Kelly (@lnddave on twitter). have gathered up a wonderful group of people through twitter and I knew most of them would be there – who could pass up such an opportunity?   And wow, did we have fun. Speaking of which, here are 15 of my closest PLN friends all of whom I met through conferences and twitter.

Highlights from ASTD ICE 2011


As always, I emerged exhausted from learning, chatting, socializing and making connections with Twitter friends. Last week my colleagues and I traveled to Orlando for the American Society for Training and Development’s annual International Conference and Expo (the cool kids call it ICE). And, in this case, perhaps also from the 95 degree heat. Events Good Times

The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter


News from the e-learning frontier Pages Home About Community Free e-Learning Resources Contribute to the e-Learning Community 11/28/2010 The most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter On Twitter exists a resourceful community of e-Learning professionals. As a result, I have created the following list of the most updated and informative e-Learning community on Twitter. Hi Ed, could you please provide me with a link to his Twitter account? During the last 2 years I was able to exchange ideas, share thoughts, and learn from this community of practice.

Hoodies, iPads & a Meetup: Getting Excited for ASTD 2011


plan to sneak away from the OpenSesame booth and into the sessions to learn about innovative projects and ideas from presenters like Jane Bozarth, Matt Murdoch and Treion Muller. I’m also looking forward to seeing new and old Twitter friends like Shannon Tipton , Jenna Papakalos and Cammy Bean. Events Good Times

ASTD LearnNow Day 2 notes #ASTDLN

Learning Visions

These are my notes from the morning session of ASTD LearnNow Conference, happening July 25 & 26 on the lovely shores of the Charles River in Cambridge, MA. I’m co-facilitating this event with Bob Mosher (Ontuitive), Conrad Gottfredson (Ontuitive) and Chad Udell (Float Learning). This war is won one project at a time?". Create a proof of concept to solve one nagging problem.

The 2015 ATD International Conference Backchannel: Curated Resources #ATD2015

David Kelly

10 Steps to Creating the Perfect Educational Twitter Account by Craig Kemp. Access the up-to-date ATD ICE backchannel [Twitter: #ATD2015]. Curated Backchannels ASTD ATD backchannel ConferenceThere are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. Official 2015 ATD ICE Resources. Conference Website. Brochure.

Learning: Playing the Blame Game

Learning Rebels

Are we moving from “Sage on the Stage” to “Bully on the Bus”? I am sorry to say the “Bully Bus” has seemed to have extended from learners to our own family of Learning Professionals. I see it on twitter and I read it in blogs.  We claim to want divergent opinions and deep questioning, but when expressing those opinions and asking those questions, the troll under the bridge makes an appearance.

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Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly: Why People #HateTraining


On Wednesday The Daily Mindflash invited David Kelly to host a Twitter chat to discuss his recent post, “ Why People Hate Training, and How to Overcome It. David Kelly is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and  ember of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. He Here are some of the highlights of the chat, structured around the interview questions.

Free webcast (ASTD members) - Twitter 101: The Basics and Tips for Learning Use

Take an e-Learning Break

ET Presenter: David Kelly Twitter is an excellent tool to leverage for both personal and professional learning and growth, and more and more organizations are harnessing its power as part of learning programs. And with that, many learning professionals are encountering the same challenges, such as: How can I use Twitter in my learning programs if I don't even know how to use Twitter myself? REGISTER NOW Open to all as part of the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge webcast seriesThursday, January 12 • 2:00 p.m. What is the platform's value?

EL247?s Vendors 2 View Guide @ #ASTD2014

eLearning 24-7

couple of notes before I present my guide to ASTD exhibitors. will be using Twitter throughout the day  ( @diegoinstudio ), with live tweets using the ASTD hashtag #ASTD2014. To save time, I have them linked directly to where they are with the ASTD online guide.  Hopefully this will be fine with ASTD, but if this “bullet” changes to the vendor’s site, you will know why. Some vendors will make their debut at  ASTD. What that potential is – is a good question – I’ll let you know when I am at ASTD. LMS Vendors.

danah boyd ASTD Tech Knowledge Key Note #astdtk13

Learning Visions

These are my liveblogged notes from ASTD Tech Knowledge 2013 Opening Keynote kicking off today January 29, 2013 in San Jose, California. Teenagers on Twitter, Instagram, with millions of followers. Go through your Twitter. Make sure your network on twitter is full of different voices. Idea: Here are a list of people on Twitter to follow that are ALL different.

#TrainChat: Recap of our Twitter Chat with David Kelly


On Friday, the Daily Mindflash hosted a Twitter chat with contributor David Kelly, in which we discussed his latest article, “ Three Essential Tips for New Online Trainers.” For the sake of clarity, we’ve condensed Kelly’s various tweets into a single response, and in places cleaned up a little bit of Twitter grammar. Other responses from participants.

Attending the ASTD International Conference? There's an app for that!

Take an e-Learning Break

If you are attending the ASTD International Conference in Denver May 6-9, download and start populating the ASTD Events app - Android or iOS (iPhone/iPAD) available. Now View : Stay informed about hot issues, program changes, upcoming sessions, Twitter feeds and organizer messages. You don't have to carry around a paper schedule! Only drawback I see is I loaded the app on both my iPhone and iPAD and it looks like they don't sync up. Contact Sharing : Easily share your digital business card information via QR or Bump technology.

E-Learning Musings

eLearning 24-7

As an honored tradition for the ASTD International Trade Show and whatever else they call it, I present my latest news and notes in the world of e-learning. T&D. Quick Reminder : Follow me on Twitter to get real time updates ( #ASTD2013 and #elearning247 ) from the ASTD International Trade Show next week (20-22nd for me) in Dallas. system and so on. via a trial). Demos.

The Beard @ ASTD #TK11

Aaron Silvers

I am VERY excited for my first ASTD TechKnowledge experience. ASTD is such a storied community and for all my experiences, I’m only just getting to know it. Learning SCORM Social Learning adl astd conferences discussions project tin can tk11know already what many of you might be thinking — how can a conversation about SCORM be at all interesting, let alone exciting, let alone motivating? hope you take out your Flip or your Kodak pocket video cameras and post it to YouTube. hope you come with your toughest challenges and you ask us questions.


The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. RSS readers (i.e.,

The Connected Educator: Building a Professional Learning Network

Allison Rossett

In addition to the popular social media tools ( Facebook , Edmodo , Twitter ), there are also interest-based groups, including Ning and Google/Yahoo! ASTD’s new Yammer web site enables the exact same thing for instructional designers in companies and government agencies. Twitter. What is Twitter and Why Should I Use It? Torrey Trust is my guest blogger. RSS readers (i.e.,

#TK11 Keynote: Google’s Karen Wickre and Ann Farmer

Learning Visions

These are my live blogged notes from Thursday’s keynote at ASTD TK11 with Karen Wickre (Global Communications Team) and Ann Farmer from Google. 100 Twitter accts, 20 FB pages…this is all for Google corporate info (how tos product news, etc.) No dedicates editors – no long approval chains. Twitter = “an information utility” – mostly use them as a heads up on what’s going on – raising information to a level/surfacing it. In Twitter, there’s a great self selection going on. astd tk11Writing by individuals not execs. snappy or straightforward?,

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Learning Rebel Yell for DevLearn Technology: Tom Spiglanin

Learning Rebels

Using the app, as Tom points out, was key to link to the backchannel once at the conference.  If you were savvy enough even if you weren’t there, and in a lnad far, far away – you linked to the app to keep up with what was happening, while following through the twitter backchannel, just like Michelle Baker did – read her story here, it’s very interesting indeed:  [link].

Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. My first impressions of ASTD: ‘wow, what a huge conference’ and ‘wow, these are traditional training people for whom most of this eLearning stuff is kind of exotic and/or quite overwhelming and threatening.’ Tags: kineo articulate astd Especially the people you work with. Jealous?

21 Brilliant Resources for Up-skilling Learning Designers (for the Informal & Social Learning Age)


That said, there are rich skill statements out of places like ASTD and LPI.” – Clark Quinn (in our interview with him). “ As more learning designers become aware of the latest research, through their Personal Learning Networks, it will eventually take hold. How we use social media for informal learning : This blog post, by Steven Boller of Bottom-Line Performance, discusses about #TalkTech – a 30 minute chat they hold once a week on Twitter – an interesting activity that helps his company successfully practice informal learning with the effective use of social media. Karl Kapp.

ASTD Follow-Up

Tony Karrer

Last week at ASTD TechKnowledge , I did a keynote on Work Literacy and eLearning 2.0, an online Q&A Session for the Virtual Conference and a session on using Web 2.0 Tools for eLearning. You can find the handouts for the last session via TK09 Handouts. thought I'd capture some links and thoughts around these sessions. Learning from Our Kids In my keynote, I mentioned a Fourth Grade Wikipedia Update. Part of the beauty of this example is that I believe that through watching what's different with my kids, I can learn a lot about what's different. Work Literacy eLearning 2.0

ASTD ICE 2009 -Impressions

Web Courseworks

I’ll confess that I may not have been at the ASTD conference every day this past week, but I do have some impressions of the event I’d like to share. I was pleasantly surprised at the large turn-out (unofficial estimates are somewhere around 8,000), which was comprised of a large contingent of international attendees and probably a good amount of people networking for a job. ASTD is an interesting “club” of volunteers and staff with a somewhat bureaucratic culture. ” Tags: ASTD Elaine Biech Game Based Learning

Cammy Beans Learning Visions: Thoughts on ASTD

Learning Visions

Sunday, June 07, 2009 Thoughts on ASTD This past week, I spent Monday and Tuesday at the ASTD International Conference & Expo in DC. My first impressions of ASTD: ‘wow, what a huge conference’ and ‘wow, these are traditional training people for whom most of this eLearning stuff is kind of exotic and/or quite overwhelming and threatening.’ Jealous?

HPT and Social Learning: David Wilkins via Skype #ISPI -Sharing some key points.

ID Reflections

We should! ~@ dwilkinsnh #ISPI #ASTD GenY has a tribe. Tags: #ISPI #ASTD social media collaborative learning Twitter Collaboration communication I just attended an #ISPI session hosted by the Massachusetts ISPI chapter (@ MASS_ISPI ). The session was on HPT and Social Learning: Organizational Performance in the Cloud b y David Wilkins, VP of Product Marketing at


More on ASTD Keynote

Tony Karrer

I know that Jon didn't create his post - ASTD TechKnowledge Comments in order to get me to post and link to him. But in many ways, Jon is exactly right that David set the stage discussing Twitter and other aspects of social media. I was able to come in and discuss what that means for Concept Workers and for learning professionals. If you want get a sense of what I discussed in the keynote - go to ASTD Follow-Up. Thanks for the nice words Jon. Browse eLearning Content at

Gamification of Learning and Instruction Theory Into Practice Blog Tour

Kapp Notes

We are starting it today as ASTD and I kick-off a 10+ stop blog book tour for the ASTD co-published book The Gamification of Learning and Instruction Fieldbook: Theory into Practice. The book is available at the ASTD Book Store. Also, there will be a live stop at ASTD Techknowledge. If you don’t have the book yet, stop by the ASTD book store a pick up a copy.

Selling Social Media for Learning: ASTD Big Question

Kapp Notes

This month's ASTD Learning Circuit's Blog Big Question is "How do I communicate the value of social media as a learning tool to my organization?" Position Social Media Differently Than It's Intended Use For example, the Twitter question is "What are you doing?" Reposition the use of something like Twitter to be a productivity tool, not a social networking tool. Lessons Learned.

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Learning Reflections (part one) – The Ups and Downs of DevLearn: Holly MacDonald

Learning Rebels

There are a lot of Rebels out there, all “Fighting the Good Fight” to bring learning innovation into the workplace.  I hear from you often through twitter, through this site and through email. Twitter and my PLN  made it a much less intimidating affair than if I went “cold”. Thoughts about the state of learning today and expressing the need to share with each other more.

How to Save ‘Social Learning’ Before We Destroy It


Social media tools like Facebook, Twitter, Yammer, and others do represent a critical milestone for social learning. David Kelly   is the director of training at Carver Federal Savings Bank and member of the ASTD National Advisors for Chapters. He Employee Training facebook L&D learning and development Social Learning social media training Twitter yammer

Twitter: The #1 Tool for Learning

Upside Learning

There’s been quite a bit written about how Twitter can be used for learning. A few interesting reads are listed at the end of this post. personally believe that Twitter is a great tool to get access to knowledge and information—provided you follow the right people. Now learning professionals have voted Twitter the #1 learning tool. Really. •. Happy Tweeting!

The Juiciest Learning Professionals on Twitter?


Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter (Jane Hart) ZaidLearn's Twitter IMPORTANT NOTICE Since I posted this juicy list, Jane Hart has come to her 'Instructional Design' senses, and created a n exceptional list of 100 learning professionals that Twitter, which is also based on recommendations by others. Tags: Twitter OER/FREE Just CLICK HERE ! Learning 2.0

How to Learn from a Conference You Aren’t Attending


think of this now as I prepare to attend the ASTD International Conference and Exposition next week in Denver. For me, the best tool for extracting learning from a conference remotely is Twitter. If you’re an active user of Twitter you may be familiar with the concept of a backchannel. The backchannel consists of Twitter users that are actively posting tweets during an event.