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And here's another posting to add to the debate. This one via jiiiii
1 year, 6 months ago on I got it wrong….. Or did I?
Hi Craig, Saw this today and thought of thisposting. http://www.thedrewblog.com/index.php/2011/11/03/qa-jeff-jarvis-author-speaker-pith-master/
WendyTaggCraigTaylor74 Great ideas Wendy. The power of the backchannel has bene demonstrated many times and adding a sharing space for notes etc would add even more value.
1 year, 7 months ago on I got it wrong….. Or did I?
CraigTaylor74 Hi Craig - this is a really interesting debate - as WendyTagg Tagg says you have started something here!
One additional thought that occurred to me today is that I could understand that people using laptops wold be more distracting because the screen acts as a barrier and prevents the facilitator seeing what the user is doing and may lead to objections to their use. However a tablet has no such barrier and can clearly be seen and so it is unlikely that people would be off topic if they are using a tablet and so I would have thought it would be a more acceptable form of note taking almost like pen and paper!
Mixed views on this one as a presenter I would want to know that people were engaged with what I was delivering and would want to see eye contact, nods, smiles frowns etc so that I could guage their reaction and enter into dialogue with people if their expressions indicated that they had a question or needed clarification.
As a delegate I would want the freedom to make notes using whatever I thought was appropriate and with my appalling writing some form of electronic device would ave me time later trying to interpret what I had scribbled down at the time.
The fact that I could later share my notes via a mindmap without having to later create that mindmap is an added bonus. I guess I would eventually get used to a lack of eye contact etc if everyone was busy making electronic notes but I think I would always find it slightly disconcerting all the same.
I guess the surprising thing is that this was at an elearnining event where you might expect a more positive view of such devices but again speaker/presenter preferences are as individual as our note taking & learning preferences.
Good luck Craig - I look forward to seeing your submissions providing you can share them with the world beyond CMALT.
1 year, 9 months ago on CMALT
Doh - never thought to add it there as well!!!!CraigTaylor74
1 year, 10 months ago on How do we know it’s time for ‘Just In Time’ training?
Following some Twitter chat about this and from what timbuckteeth describes below we are in reality not to far from devices that will be able to assist in ways similar to those I describe above.
If Augmented Reality is included and the PELC is available on a smartphone then it evolves from a learning tool for training into a device with much wider applications.
Looking at some of the uses for QR codes added to your mindmap last week would work really well on this type of device and could be used to download data about a building and the people in that building as you entered it. Or at a conference you would receive a download of information about other people attending the conference as you arrived and if you decided that you wantedto meet a particular person the PELC's would arrange it on your behalf.
In terms of computer based work I'm thinking of a Personal Electronic Learning Coach (PELC)something that sits off/on screen (a bit like that microsoft help dog) that monitors what you are doing and appears at the point in time when you hesitate or when it notices that you are doing something new or something that is relatively new.
It acts as a mentor/coach and searches for relevant information and offers that information at the right point in time.
Its personal to you and learns what you do and how you work so its fairly intuitive and then provides the necessary support at that point in time.
In some ways we are not too far away from this with some of the aggregation tools that are already available - the difference here is that it reacts to what i am doing in realtime and thereby provides that Just in Time support that I need.
Not sure if this is a new idea for me or whether I've dredged it up from some SCi Fi book or film thats stored somewhere in my memory of course if I had my PELC it could find out for me!
Craig - thanks for the inspiration never knew that was in me somewhere!