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News From the Field

In this group we share highlights and insights from recent adult learning conferences. We look forward to having you in the conversation!

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Slides from 10.1.13 Session: Trends in Competence-Based Learning, MOOCs, Badges and More

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January 29, 2014 News From the Field: Learning Trends from CAEL and AAACE Conferences

Started by Pamela Meyer Jan 30, 2014. 0 Replies

Thank you to DePaul faculty, Catherine Marienau, Ph.D., Michelle Navarre Cleary, Ph.D. and Leodis Scott, Ed.D. who generously shared their reflections and insights from the recent CAEL and AAACE…Continue

October 1, 2013 New Developments in Competence-Based Learning, MOOCs, Badges and More

Started by Pamela Meyer. Last reply by Pamela Meyer Oct 8, 2013. 2 Replies

On October 1, 2013 Catherine Marienau, Ph.D., Kathryn Wozniak and Pamela Meyer, Ph.D. shared current trends and developments in competence-based learning and education, MOOCs, badges and other…Continue

February 19th News From the Field Slides: Highlights from Recent Mentoring and Advising Conferences

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Please download and share these slides from our February 19th News From the Field Event:This session featuree highlights from  this year's …Continue

January 23, 2013 News From the Field Slides: Highlights from Nov 2012 TL Conf

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Please find the overview slides with some of the references and links we discussed in the session here:…Continue

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Comment by Coach Jennifer Weggeman on October 1, 2013 at 1:13pm

"Do learning practitioners help students 2 add skills based courses completed and resulting learning to translate to resume, #LI, professional e-portfolios?

What I see is that resumes rarely translate accomplishments, competencies and new skills adequately for employers to recognize that they should hire the person....

Comment by Pamela Meyer on October 1, 2013 at 11:44am

Please download the 10.1.13 Slides here: News%20From%20the%20Field%2010.1..13%20FINAL.pptx

Comment by Pamela Meyer on October 13, 2011 at 11:07am
We are happy to share the slides from this event, too. The file is too large to post. Please email us directly at and we will email it to you.
Comment by Regina Spellers SIms on October 13, 2011 at 10:25am
In my presentation I shared that according to Johansen (2009) there are ten new 21st century leadership skills that professionals will need to master. Including:
1) Maker instinct (leaders approach their leadership with commitment of a job and energy of a passionate hobby) 
2) Clarity (leaders being clear about what they are making but flexible about how it gets made) 
3) Dilemma Flipping (turning problems that can't be solved into opportunities) 
4) Immersive Learning (learning by doing) 
5) Bio-empathy (understand, respect and learn from nature) 
6) Constructive depolarization (calming tense situations and bringing people from divergent cultures towards constructive engagement) 
7) Quiet transparency (ability to be open and authentic about what matters to you without self-promotion) 
8) Rapid Prototyping (ability to create early versions of innovations) 
9) Smart mob organizing (creating, engaging and nurturing social networks) 
10)Commons creating (stimulate, grow and nurture shared assets that can benefit other players)
To assess yourself along these skills see the link below: 
•Leaders Make the Future: Ten New Leadership Skills for an Uncertain World. Robert Johansen (2009).
Comment by Pamela Meyer on October 12, 2011 at 7:59pm

Additional resources mentioned during the 10.12.11 News from the Field conversation:

Book: "The New Social Learning" by Tony Bingham and Maricia Connor a href="">


IBM CMO Study:


Please share others inspired by the conversation!

Comment by Julie Benesh on October 11, 2011 at 8:16pm

Here's a question that came up for me as I participated in the healthcare-related sessions at the Chicagoland Learning Leaders Conference, all of which emphasized collaboration in the design of learning. We know how important "interdisciplinarity" is in providing seamless customer service in most any industry, and particularly patient care, and we know that social learning enhances outcomes. So,,,

If to teach is to learn best, to what degree do we as learning professionals walk our collaboration and social learning talk in our own process of producing learning? ...and is there an opportunity to crank it up a notch?

Comment by Carol Taylor on October 11, 2011 at 3:01pm

Here's another reflective question.... 

In the learning community many white papers, blogs, articles, and survey results  describe “social learning” as a viable methodology that supports the transfer of knowledge.  As a learning professional, what opportunities will you seek to gain a greater understanding of the “social learning” movement and how to adopt it in your arena?

Comment by Regina Spellers SIms on October 11, 2011 at 12:14pm


When: October 12th, 2011, Noon – 1:15pm

Where: DePaul University, Loop School for New Learning (14 E. Jackson Blvd., Room 1451 Chicago, IL 60604) 

Join us for the new series where colleagues who attend important adult learning conferences return to share highlights from their experience. 


Presenters will share highlights and best practices from this year's Chicagoland Learning Leaders Conference and the International Transformative Learning Conference.

In anticipation of our presentation tomorrow here are some thinking questions to open our discussion:

How will you or do you enable learning to assist people to adapt to a rapidly changing complex work environment? 
How do you or will you address workplace issues that are ambiguous? 
How is your organization like McDonald's French fries?


I look forward to your insights!  ~Regina 


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