A professional colleague of mine, Scott Marsee, and I recently presented at No Educator Left Behind hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University’s adult education division. We focused onÂ how to facilitate online groups effectively by discovering how adult learners are motivated in group environments and subsequently employing strategies that maximizes learning.
Another busy quarter has come and gone! You may be thinking â€œbut the quarter doesnâ€™t end until December!â€ It is easier for my life to run on the quarterly world of Walden University that is set a full month off and before the normal calendar quarter. This is quite helpful since getting a doctorate certainly wipes out much of your life. Since you donâ€™t want a negative attitude towards something that requires such a time investment, I choose to go … [Read More]
My first OpenSpace experienceandexposure to Scrum was fantastic at the very awesome environment at Gangplank in Chandler, Arizona. Alyssa quickly knocked out my initial grumpifications of wanting the bottom line immediately in the Scrum Workshop by making me realize that the journey of discovery with open-minded co-collaborators was as valuable (if not more) than the actual objectives of the learning.
As an adult educator, it’s a constant focus to implement self awareness techniques and future oriented strategies for motivating adult learners. However, as a typical human, it’s easy to make one self exempt from “the message”. Implemented personal kanban has really improved my personal abilities for self-reflection, and as such, immediately see the connection point between my small triumphs this quarter that directly apply to my big picture goals. It is good to feel the results of my own efforts … [Read More]