CONTINUED FROM BASELESS FEAR ASSOCIATED WITH SHARING WHAT WE KNOW: DEMYSTIFIED If I don't share what I know, I'll cease to be human. Sounds like an emotional, philosophical curse damning me to perdition if I'm not gonna be altruistic enough towards my fellow beings. Just that it's no curse. Take a closer look. It's a... Continue Reading →
WRITERS’ EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 3
RESUMING FROM WRITERS’ EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 2 "Soooo funny!" "Oh, yeah... you bet! Both of us were watching the same movie yesterday. But, both of us ended up watching different movies!" "We're laughing hard but yeah... seriously it was spooky. How can that be?" "They say something like invisible interaction.... Continue Reading →
WRITERS' EVOLUTION INTO SCRIPTING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY – PART 1
Taking off from WRITERS AND THEIR ON-GOING EVOLUTION! Ah! How unfair of me to have you seated next to me so passively, while I'm steering you to the destination I've already planned! I, of course, know you love being led as long as the drive's exciting. But, I also know you've got a devilishly inquisitive mind... Continue Reading →
HOW KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT (AND MASTERY) IS SO PERSONAL!
Gaining 'true' knowledge and transitioning it into wisdom is quite a personal and elusive experience... elusive because it primarily works on two drives. The first is our intrinsic motivation to learn and keep learning. The second is HOW this motivation gets us fired up. Interestingly, there are no set rules here. It's so personal and... Continue Reading →
'LEARNING IS DIFFICULT' IS THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH WE (SHOULD) ARCHITECT LEARNING EXPERIENCES!
The minute we accept this premise, we'll weed ourselves from the temptation to just 'present' the content. We'll 'realize' that learning doesn't happen as easily as that. It doesn't, of course, mean we punish learners by making their mission unrealistically difficult to accomplish. Instead, we work on the 'zone of proximal development' (ZPD). Which means... Continue Reading →
WHO COMPRISE THE JUDGES PANEL OF OUR COURSES? LEARNERS!
Movies whose plots are logically (and emotionally) tied-up together become instant blockbusters in our mind. Because we see the connect between the unfolding instances. Subsequently, we appreciate directors for the sincere efforts they've taken to not make us feel we've wasted our precious time watching a frivolous work. Learning Designers are the directors of courses... Continue Reading →
The New Corporate Philosophy | Mindful Compassion
By design, we human beings THRIVE on our social instincts. Because, we are energized by emotions that are far more layered and nuanced than those of our counterparts in the animal kingdom. The shelf-life of our bonding far outreaches that of our brethren. Our interpersonal ties are networked on such intricately impassioned scale that the... Continue Reading →
The intrigue behind LEARNING TO LEARN!
The concept behind learning is no secret. Neither is it a mystery. It gets initiated so spontaneously in childhood without any triggers whatsoever (what with the little learning minds constantly trespassing into the peaceful existence of the satiated adult minds with their relentlessly curious queries). But, unfortunately, this state of mind is not to continue... Continue Reading →
L&D should shift gears from 'training people' to 'being with people'!
Because that's where great insights lie. Mingling with people helps watch them up close, empathize with their challenges and understand their varying degrees of knowledge. These insights trigger a reflection on what can be done further to help them perform better. Helping them perform better is THE key, but as obvious as it might seem, this happens... Continue Reading →
'Behavior Change' happens in the brain first! Only then does it manifest!
...which means, the focus goes straight to what happens 'inside' when a learning experience is in progress. Does this experience strike the needed neural connections inside the brain for the brain to change 'physically'? Does the brain change physically? I was quite intrigued by this question and started looking around for insights. What I discovered... Continue Reading →