T is for Training Number 1: “My Brain is My Learning Environment”

Here are the callers, topics, resources and links from this morning’s T is for Training Episode 1: “My Brain is My Learning Environment. The Episode podcast is here. Download to your favorite media player.  If you want to listen to the show using streaming audio, just click to the Episode stream here on the blog.  Feel free to add to the resources by commenting or by tagging via delicious tag – tisfortraining

Today’s Callers: The opinions expressed by call participants are those of the participants and not necessarily those of any institution or group they represent or are associated with. And thanks to those who participated by chat.  We would love to hear your voice next time.

Nini Beegan,  Maryland Online Learning Coordinator, DLDS
Maurice Coleman, Harford County (MD) Public Library
Honore Francois, Coordinator, Library Associate Training Institute (MD)
Marianne Lenox, Huntsville Madison County Public Library (AL)
Lori Reed,  Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County (NC)
Alan Simpson, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Julie Strange, Maryland Ask Us Now
Beth Tribe
, Howard County Public Library (MD)
Stephanie Zimmerman, Library System of Lancaster County (PA)

And the Topics Discussed:

Welcome/Icebreaker/Why T is for Training

Dealing with Information Overload (Article by Sarah Houghton-Jan)

Resources: AideRSS, FriendFeed, Some FriendFeed Grease Monkey Scripts, StumbleRead (A tool to use with FriendFeed,) Delicious tag – Popular, Flock, (a social aggregator web browser,) Xobni (An Inbox assistant built to work with Outlook,) Blackberry, Palm Smartphones.

What is a/your personal learning environment? (Article) and Dealing with your staff personal training needs.

Resources: Marianne’s WebJunction Webminar on Personal Learning Environments, PageFlakes personalized social home page, Netvibes Personal Start Page for the web, Google Reader – Google’s RSS Feed reader, A Just In Time Training Resource,

What tools do you use to transfer your small burst/Just in Time Trainings?

Resources: Jing, Screen Image Capture and Sharing, PDFCreator: Use PDFCreator to create PDFs from any printable program, PDF Editor, Open Source PDF Editing, Foxit PDF Reader for Windows, Wink Screencasting Software, Camtasia Screencasting Software, Drupal Content Management System, Learning Style Test One, Learning Style Test Two.

What kinds of skills do we need to teach in library school to encourage quality training?

From the Back Room

Coming Soon:

What is going on in Library School to support training?
Continuing Education for Library Staff;
Trainer Certifications and Qualifications;
Undercover Training: How to handle “outside of your job” training opportunities.

If you have any resources for the above topics feel free to tag and annotate them at delicious with the tisfortraining tag or add a comment.


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