5 of Jay Cross’s Best Tweets

Jay Cross, a proponent of informal learning and an influential thought leader in the professional development space, passed away at the end of last week. All weekend, my Twitter feed was packed with tributes to him.

Perhaps you had a chance to meet Jay, attend one of his sessions, engage with him in a forum like #lrnchat, or perhaps you’d never heard of him. Wherever you fall in the spectrum, here are 5 tweets he shared with the world over the past several months that I thought were worth mentioning today. Rest in peace, Jay. Thanks for the inspiration. Continue reading

4 Free, Underused Resources that Training Department Managers and ID Professors Should Be Using

Last week I was perusing my Twitter feed and came across this little tidbit from Melissa Milloway:

It made me smile. When I recently interviewed for an instructor position for a new professional certificate program in Workplace Learning and Professional Development at the University of Washington, I actually used the idea of having students participate in Tweet Chats in response to a question. I had been asked how I could keep learning going outside of the classroom.

Here are four specific, free, underused resources that I’d recommend to every training department manager and instructional design professor: Continue reading