The last week or so has been really exciting for my humble blog. To start with, Sathish Narayanan listed me as Blogger of the Week on eLearning Planet. That was pretty cool. To add to that Tony Karrer one of the leading learning technologists of this world featured my blog on elearning Learning--a community collecting and organizing the best information on the web about eLearning. I find it really cool to be featured alongside some of the best learning minds in the industry and I must say its an honour! Thanks Tony.
A little bit about me. I'm Sumeet Moghe, I like to call myself a Learning Generalist, given my passion for all the diverse skills related to helping people learn. I am Director of Workplace Learning at ThoughtWorks, a global IT service with a small mission - to revolutionize the IT industry; and a great purpose -- to be a home for the best knowledge workers. Given how much I tend to generalize, I tend to write on a variety of topics related to learning in general. For those new to this blog, here are some of the topics that I've blogged about in the recent past. As you can see, I do tend to be all over the place -- so forgive me if I don't always blog about your favorite topics.
Facilitation and WorkThe "What" and "If" of Feedback
New Retrospective Activity - "Eye on the future"
The Marketeer in Arabia
Retrospectives - Deciding Action Items
Retrospective Smells - When Action Items dont get acted on
Retrospectives: When safety is regularly high
Using a Learning Matrix
Retrospectives are not the only place for continuous improvement
My "Ten"ets of Leadership
TrainingLanguage Patterns for Trainers and Public Speakers
What trainers can learn from the art of Public Performance
Tips to lead Socratic Discussion
Why your Training team needs Versatilists
From "Training Specialist" to "Learning Generalist"
Aiding Student Recall through Interim Reviews
Getting feedback from your learners
Using Mindmaps in classrooms
Using Videos in Training
Entertainment in Training
Simple graphics for classroom use
Teacher Training - my beliefs
Using Visual Aids in Training - Flipcharts vs Powerpoint
Training and Patience
The Five Recall Factors
Agility in ElearningUsing the Dreyfus Model to engage people in your Online Learning program
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Why Synchronous Learning makes so much sense today
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - The role of Social Media
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Of Project Spaces & Project Managers
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Itererations Huh?
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Think Small (Iterations, Action Maps, Storyboards, and Mini-Modules)
The Agile Elearning Design Manual - Agile Re-explained
The Agile Elearning Design Manual: Problems with existing approaches
Presentation SkillsUsing Images effectively in your presentations
Microsoft Illustration Styles for a Consistent look and feel in your document/ presentation
Using Whitespace and avoiding Logo-fication
A tale of two presentations
To slide or not to slide
Ridding the world of bullet points
ToolsWays to bring videos into your elearning mix
Screencasting - A simple way to create bite-sized learning
Easy ways to create your elearning templates
Experiences with Elearning on the Mac
Using your presentation tool to generate Flash movies
Unleash the Graphics from your Presentations
Creating Presentation and E-learning characters with Poser
Articulate - A quick, lean, rapid elearning content creator
Instructional DesignWays to Effectively Leverage your SME when developing e-learning
Instructional Designers need more tools than just writing
Why "Rapid" is a word your clients will like.
Rapid Instructional Design with Powerpoint
How many objectives can a training session cover?
How real is a training simulation?
While I mostly freewheel, I'd be happy to share specific experiences if there's an interest. So if there's something particular you'd like me to write about, please let me know. If I feel I can do justice to the topic, I'm happy to give it a go!