Level 10: Reflecting on My First Gamified Learning Project

September 20, 2016 JD

I’m about to hit my 10-year gamification anniversary. Call it my gamificanniversary! What? You don’t have your own gamification anniversary? Well, then I’m willing to share. Here’s the story of my first gamification experience … Background Disney opened the Kim Possible World Showcase Adventure attraction

My #CLOsym Fall 2016 Schedule

September 20, 2016 JD

It’s been a few months since I put together one of my standard “I’m going to a conference and here’s what I’m doing while I’m there” posts. The L&D event world took a bit of a break during the summer, but I’m kicking back into full gear

My next 10 presentations in 10 sentences

September 16, 2016 JD

Tis the season – and I’m not talking Christmas! I’m in HEAVY presentation development mode and will be for the next few months. That’s because I have 10 scheduled speaking engagements (soon to be 11) to round out 2016. Its definitely my busiest period of L&D industry

Become a better virtual teammate

September 16, 2016 JD

Remote work is a fact of professional life. Thanks, internet! I’ve spent the past 10 years working on and/or managing virtual teams. Whether members were distributed across The Walt Disney World Resort, the continental United States, or the world, many of the same challenges always arose.

Is Ego Limiting the Potential of Your Learning Ecosystem?

August 28, 2016 JD

I originally wrote this post for the ATD Blog … “How will they know we did it?” This question was asked of me by a former peer as I pitched a solution for an ongoing performance problem. Rather than build content and put employees through

How Much Shared Knowledge Is Too Much?

August 18, 2016 JD

I originally wrote this post for the eLearning Guild’s Twist Blog … If you’ve attended a presentation on workplace knowledge sharing, you’ve probably heard the Mitchell Kapor quote “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.” Yes, there is

What can we learn from the demise of Blab?

August 14, 2016 JD

What’s the deal with Blab? I had been asking this question of Blab users over the past few months as I noticed growing stagnation within the platform. Founder Shaan Puri answered my question on Friday when he shut Blab down permanently. He shared his reasoning via Medium post, citing poor content

Why Suicide Squad reminds me of bad corporate learning

August 11, 2016 JD

The joke is really on the viewers this time. Suicide Squad is a horrible movie. Just horrible. If you’d like to hear just how horrible it is without spending $$ on a ticket, listen to this podcast review/rant session from the guys at CinemaSins. This movie makes Batman

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