ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions.
- What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year?
- What are your major plans for the year?
- What predictions do you have for the year?
- Analyzing Mobile Learning Opportunities within an Organizations
- Researched Virtual World and MMOLE Learning Opportunities within an Organization
- Researched Social Learning for Behind-the-Firewall Implementation within an Organization
- Worked to designing a Game to Teach Middle School Kids Science, Math, Engineering and Technical Skills as part of a National Science Foundation Grant
- Worked with US Intelligence Community
- Presented on the topic of "Gadgets, Games and Gizmos" Around the Country
- Conducted a Comparison of Two Training Methodologies for a PA State Agency
- Wrote Serveral Whitepapers
- Conducted Evaluations for National Science Foundation Grants
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What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year?
- Time management is becoming a bigger and bigger challenge. Very difficult to balance everything I am doing and still have time to breath.
- Spending as much time as possible with my two boys and wife. Tough to be busy and balance family life but it must be a priority.
- Plus, I'd love to get in better shape...yes I did say that last year and perhaps the year before...as with time management.
- Finding new approaches to teaching my RFP class. I teach a wonderful class but I feel it has too much lecturing even though I have been working to eliminate the lectures, we have group exercises, group assignments, student presentations, good discussions but still...can I totally eliminate lectures...not sure I can. So this is a big challenge for me this year.
- I am writing a book this year called "Learning in 3D" about using virtual worlds for learning, that will be a challenge as all of my books have been. But they are so rewarding and I do enjoy it after it is over.
- Finding the time to write a peer reviewed article (I have said this the last 2 years, I need someone to hold me to this. I even have great research, just need to write it up.)
What are your major professional plans for the year?
- To write the book, "Learning in 3D."
- To publish a peer reviewed article.
- To continue blogging.
- To continue presenting.
- To enjoy being part of the field.
- I'm giving a workshop to the Centeral Iowa Chapter of ASTD. I am really looking forward to that engagement.
- E-Learning will grow at a rapid pace. With the economy in a shambles, one good way to reduce costs is to conduct e-learning.
- The rapid pace of e-learning growth will create a bunch of garbage e-learning.
- Organizations will struggle with too few staff and too much to do but will not want to hire more people.
- Social Media or Knowledge Media will become a great resource within organizations.
- I will continue to blog and enjoy the online community of bloggers, lurkers and others.
In conclusion HAPPY AND HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!
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