School – Smart Mob Style

This isn’t a “training” example really; it’s a teaching example instead (teaching/training – boundaries between the two blur). Many of you may be familiar with Kansas State University Professor Michael Wesch because of the innovative videos he and his students have created. I read his blog regularly and am often inspired by his unique approach.…

Pre-conference at Internet Librarian

One week from today, Stephanie Gerding and I will be presenting a preconference at Internet Librarian in Monterey. The session is called “The Accidental Trainer”. Description: If you are like most “accidental” library technology trainers, you are expected to take on computer training in your library, often with little or no previous experience or instruction.…

From the screen to the brain

Jean Montgomery, with the Upper Peninsula Region of Library Cooperation (MI), shared a new website with me, created by the Michigan Coop directors to disseminate information about library training opportunities in the state. As I was looking at the first two training announcements, I noticed they both are virtual (or potentially virtual). It got me…

Tell me a story

I posted on MaintainIT’s blog today about the power of stories for capturing and sharing technology troubleshooting tips. I was inspired by a chapter in Daniel Pink’s book A Whole New Mind. I wanted to cross-post/link here, too, because I think this is important to think about from a training perspective. I have worked with…