E-Learning Provocateur

Collection by Ryan Tracey • Last updated 3 weeks ago


Provoking deeper thinking in digital learning.

Ryan Tracey
I believe managers get “leadership” training when what they really need is “management” training. Messy Learning, Organizational Behavior, Job Satisfaction, Deep Thinking, Critical Thinking Skills, Social Emotional Learning, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development, Lots Of Money

The leader's new clothes

From $7 billion to nearly $14 billion. That's how much the spend on leadership training by American corporations grew over the preceding 15 years, according to Kaiser and Curphy in their 2013 paper Leadership development: The failure of an industry and the opportunity for consulting psychologists. Over that same period we witnessed the bursting of…

By validating your qualitative data with quantitative data, you’re building extra confidence into your bet and maximising its probability of success. Innovation Lab, Deep Thinking, Brave New World, Yellow Submarine, Tv Commercials, Design Thinking, Workplace, Confidence, Success

Yellow submarine

Years ago, I remember taking a tour of what was then one of those newfangled "innovation labs". A hive of Design Thinking, it was crawling with serious young people in jeans and t-shirts scribbling on walls and rearranging herds of post-it notes. In an otherwise old-fashioned financial services organisation, it was an impressive tilt towards…

How will the pandemic impact learning and development in the long term? Classroom Training, Deep Thinking, The New Normal, How To Run Longer, Learning, Teaching, Studying

The next normal

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new normal for L&D professionals as millions of people were sent home to work remotely. While many of us had been offering online courses and other alternatives to in-person training for years, suddenly nothing could be run in a traditional classroom setting; and so as a collective we've been…

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Unhappy sheets

Few things in the L&D profession attract as much disdain as the Level 1 evaluation survey. Known colloquially as the "happy sheet", the humble questionnaire is typically considered too onerous, too long, too shallow, and it gives whiners a platform to complain about the sandwiches or the air conditioning. And yet a long time ago,…

Half a dozen examples of what people in the real world are currently doing with this emerging technology – in contrast to the promise of what we could be doing. Ar Technology, Game Mechanics, Deep Thinking, The Real World, Augmented Reality, Contrast, Learning, People, People Illustration

6 more examples of Augmented Reality

Busted any ghosts lately? About this time last year I published one of my most popular blog posts, 20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality, in which I shared examples of what people in the real world are currently doing with this emerging technology – in contrast to the promise of what we could be doing. I'd…

If you’re aware of another Australian conference relevant to e-learning professionals, please let me know and I’ll add it to the list! Event Website, Deep Thinking, Public Domain, Free Stock Photos, Conference, Sydney, Australia, Learning, Digital

E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2020

The iconic "2020" has dawned. What does it mean for digital learning? Let's find out... EDIT: The COVID-19 pandemic may affect these events. Please refer to the event's website for more information. International Conference on E-Learning and Distance Learning Sydney, 30-31 January 2020 International Conference on Virtual and AR Simulations Sydney, 14-16 February 2020 Blended…

Well that's my excuse, anyway. Deep Thinking, Less Is More, Fancy, Learning, Teaching, Studying

Less is more

Well that's my excuse, anyway. 2019 has been a tumultuous year for me, so I haven't been able to write as much as I have in previous years. Nonetheless, I hope the few articles I was able to publish proved useful and worthwhile. Here they are again in case you missed them or fancy a…

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5 podcasts every e-learning professional should listen to

...or should that be "to which every e-learning professional should listen"? Never mind, I can end a sentence with a preposition if I want to. Arcane grammar jokes aside, I'm a late bloomer to podcasts. While everyone else was apparently obsessed with them, they never really appealed to me until I starting taking long trips…

Micro-learning’s unsung sibling Retrieval Practice, Bedtime Reading, Deep Thinking, Formative Assessment, Critical Thinking, Learning, Assessment, Teaching, Studying

Micro-learning's unsung sibling

Micro-learning is so hot right now. But I'm not going to deliberate over its definition. If you're into that, check out Shannon Tipton's Microlearning: The Misunderstood Buzzword and 7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning. Nor am I going to try to convince you to jump on board, or abandon ship. Instead, I'm going to consider firstly…

The L&D maturity curve Deep Thinking, Change Management, Instructional Design, Maturity, Learning, Industrial Design, Teaching, Studying

The L&D maturity curve

Over the course of my career, I've witnessed a slow but steady shift away from formal learning to informal learning. Of course, remnants of the "formal first" philosophy still exist, whereby every conceivable problem is attempted to be fixed by a training solution, typically in the form of a course. Over time, the traditional classroom-based…

20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality Deep Thinking, Augmented Reality, Learning, World, The World, Teaching, Peace, Earth, Studying

20 real-world examples of Augmented Reality

The 2019 instalment of Virtual Reality Working Out Loud Week kicks off next month. For a couple of previous VR WOL Weeks I've collated lists of the examples that the participants unearthed – see 20 real-world examples of Virtual Reality and 25 more real-world examples of Virtual Reality. This time however I've decided to do…

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E-Learning conferences in Australia in 2019

Guess what... it's less than a year to the iconic "2020". I wonder what will emerge in the lead-up to this futuristic milestone for so many talkfests gone by. Now is the time for action and I sincerely hope our PD calendar is dominated by demonstrations and showcases. C'mon Aussies, let's lead by example... International…

Throughout the highs and lows that life gifted me this year, I was able to share another 8 thought bubbles. Deep Thinking, Thought Bubbles, Eight, Thoughts, Learning, Gifts, Presents, Gifs, Tanks

Crazy Eight

Is it just me or is every year a "big year"...? Well 2018 marked a decade of blogging by yours truly, and that alone is something that I'm proud of. Throughout the highs and lows that life gifted me this year, I was able to share another 8 thought bubbles in addition to my annual…

Figure it out Deep Thinking, Figure It Out, Something To Do, Learning, Teaching, Studying

Figure it out

I can honestly say I've never suffered from imposter syndrome. I've always been the type of person who likes to work out how to do something hands-on, so I can talk about it with confidence. I suppose I've been lucky in the sense that, throughout my career, I've been able to align my curiosity and…

Back to the future Deep Thinking, Back To The Future, Learning, Communication, Teaching, Studying

Back to the future

I'm both a science nerd and a history buff, so naturally I'm fascinated by the history of science. When I visited Bern several years ago, the Museum für Kommunikation was at the top of my "to do" list. This captivating institution is dedicated to the history of technology-mediated communication, from the cuneiform tablets of the…

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Gift horses

If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses. I'm fascinated by this quote that Henry Ford may or may not have uttered. In The best of both worlds I promoted Design Thinking as a means of using customer insights to inform strategic decision making. However, as the above quote…