Posts Tagged ‘Maurice Coleman’

Fort Worth Public Library -Central- ADA accomodations (3)On the call were Maurice Coleman, Jill Hurst-Wahl and Diane Huckaby.  We talked about making accommodations to address the needs of all learners.  You can listen to the show here (31 minutes).

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purple rain[Or…Training is an Art…]

On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, and Jill Hurst-Wahl (all members of the “usual suspects”).  Paul proposed that we take about the Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning.  The six disciplines are:
  • Define Business Outcomes
  • Design the Complete Experience
  • Deliver for Application
  • Drive Learning Transfer
  • Deploy Performance Support
  • Document Results

One of the problems discussed was “learning scrap”, which is when training participants don’t use what they learn.  (Learning scraps are like food scraps.) We also talked about how we might assess training.

The group then talked about creativity, Prince, and making training better.  This led to a conversation on the art of training.

And somehow we ended with a free flowing conversation including an injury flow chart!

You can listen to the show here.

Resources:
  • The Six Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning  (read the summary)
  • Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age

InspirationToday’s topic is described as  “I hate you, now go away” or “How to engage your staff and public in lifelong learning.”  Perhaps a better title might be “inspiration time.”  On the call were Maurice Coleman, Paul Signorelli, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski, Megan Johnson, and Jennifer Wright.

Relevant resources on this are:

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Teachers are Learners

Paul Signorelli and Maurice Coleman started talking about the Meet the Modern Learner, which morphed into meet the modern library staff who both train/teach/learn and organize information. They then talked about how our customers have forced change by being mobile like staff, needing information on demand, open collaboration and being empowered to do so.  To listen to the show, go here.

 

Washington HiltonOn the call was Maurice Coleman, Andrea Snyder, Kate Kosturski and Jill Hurst-Wahl.  Both Maurice and Jill had attended the Computers in Libraries Conference last week.  Kate and Andrea are past participants. They all discussed the conference, number of participants, what has changed in the conference, what changes they would like to see, ideas about keynote speakers, and more.  The show can be heard here.

There is now a copy of the CIL 2016 Library As Podcaster presentation by Maurice Coleman (this show) and Forrest Foster of Let’s Talk Learning Spaces   Enjoy! 

3-21-16  Update:  The Talk is now up at T is for Training.  Download the podcast of the talk here 

This blog post is a summary of a session done at the Computers in Libraries Conference on March 10, 2016 by Maurice Coleman and Forrest Foster.  This post was originally published here and is republished here with permission,


Library as PodcasterForrest Foster, host of Let’s Talk Learning Spaces – he works at an academic library in North Carolina – and Maurice Coleman, host of T is for Training – he is technical trainer for Harford County Public Library.

Foster and Coleman did the session interviewing each other.
Questions asked  of each other included:
Your show is about what? Forrest started his show as a way of gathering and sharing information on learning spaces/learning commons. Maurice started his show after CIL eight years ago.  He wanted the conference experience all of the time.  He wanted an ongoing conversation on training, teaching, learning, and administration.
Who is your audience? For Forrest, it is anyone who wants to listen.  The show is marketed to academic librarians. For Maurice, his is for anyone Ina library who does training.
How do you connect with your audience?   Maurice said that people hear about the show through conferences, social media and talking to people.  Forrest asked people how we connect and said that’s what he does – email lists and social media.  Maurice noted that his shows has its own Twitter feed.
What do they (people) get out of it? For T is for Training, Maurice encourages people to show up.  People do answer questions for each other and share resources.  He provides connections to people who don’t normally connect.  For Forrest, the show provides some new information and also confirmation of their strategy.
How do you produce it? T is for Training is hosted on TalkShoe.  People use phone of Skype to call in.  Maurice doesn’t to a lot of “engineering” in the background.  Let’s Talk Learning Spaces uses BlogTalk Radio.  People can call into the show.  Generally he interviews someone.
Is there a theme or topic?  For T is for Training, Paul Signorelli frequently generates a topic, then the conversation goes on from there.  Let’s Talk Learning Spaces developed the topics based on the need of his library’s learning space.
Library as PodcasrerIs the show recorded or must you listen live?  Both!  The conversation happens live, and you can also listen to the recording afterwards.
How do you market it?  Email, Twitter, etc.
Forrest does his show at work.  Maurice does his at work or at home, depending on his schedule.  Maurice’s podcast is part of his professional development. Forrest’s show has a cost.
How did you get buy-in?  Forrest didn’t at first. He didn’t to prove return on investment.  Buy-in came with key people participating in it and the feedback he received. For Maurice, getting the then-current ALA president to call-in really helped with the buy-in.
Do you have outside funding?  Forrest, no.  Maurice said that people want to sponsor his show.  His sponsors are people he wants to promote or give him in-kind contributions.  He does not receive money from his sponsors.
The platform that Forrest uses has minimal costs.  There is no microphone or studio, since everyone calls into the show.
What challenges do you have? For Forrest, ensuring the correct resources are available when needed.  For Maurice, it is the crap-shot of who will or will not show up every other Friday for his show.
Personal impact?  Forrest – learning.  Learning about his staff and watching them grow.  A way of being active professionally.  Maurice – better speaker, presenter and trainer. He has learned to be a better person. He is better at his job.  It has been his professional development and his “advanced degree.”
What do you wish you knew when you started?  Maurice wished he knew that it was going to last this long. He wish he had lighter equipment (snowball mic), for when he takes the show on the road. Podcasts generally don’t last 8 years.
In conclusion, act locally, share globally.
Is it better to be structured or extemporaneous?  It depends on your temperament and perhaps where you work.  Consider your desired outcome.
Are either posting text transcripts or doing something for people who have hearing disabilities? Forrest has the ability to do it.  Maurice doesn’t have the capability.  Maurice notes that it would take time and time he doesn’t have.

The 120th @tisfortraining recorded on Friday.   Download the podcast here.

We talked with Kate Kostursk and Andrea Snyder about conference behaviors and things we want everyone to know about conferences.   (However that list is in another place than I am this point.)

But I tell you what, it was a brilliant list.

Hope you are all having a happy and healthy holiday season and wish you a joyous and successful new year.

We had our last show (our 111th, by the way)  “Wishing You A Better Tomorrow” and with the show being taped the day of the Newtown, CT incident.  We discussed workplace safety and active shooter situations.  A bit of departure from our normal subject matter.

If you just follow this blog and not our twitter feed @tisfortraining you may not know that we have been producing shows pretty much every two weeks throughout the year.

I would like to thank this year’s substitute host Kate K.  who always does a fantastic job when she guest hosts the show.

You can go to our talkshoe page and see our list of calls over the fall and early winter 2012.

Our next show is scheduled for January 11th, 2013  at 2 pm eastern time.

Our next call in show after that will be on February 8th, 2013 also at 2 pm eastern time.

I will be at ALA Midwinter in Seattle and may do a live show there.  We shall see.

Contact me at baldgeekinmd at gmail dot com if you are going to be at MW and want to do a live show.

Otherwise, thank you for all of your support throughout 2012 and I hope to see , meet, talk, work with you all in 2013

Maurice Coleman
T is for Training Host and Producer.

We will be at the Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia 3 pm Friday at the Overlook Cafe in the convention center above the hallway leading to the Marriott hotel.

Next week, at Computers In Libraries, we will tape at 5:30 pm on Thursday evening at a location to be determined.

Also, I recorded a special 10 minutes today. The clue: Unshelved Open Source Book Lust. It was awesome.

We returned on the 13th of January 2012  with a show featuring @jill_hw and @baldgeekinmd discussing information freedom, sources, resources and many other topics, such as the WHITE HOUSE allows you to start electronic petitions on its site.  Yeah, that White House.

Download Episode 90 “You Can Get It, But Who Wrote It?” here

Today, 27 January 2012, we recorded another fantastic show.   Called ” Honey, People Don’t Walk In Texas”  was a ride about ALA Midwinter, Life, Dallas and other fun topics.  Featuring @librarian_kate @alsnyder02 @strnglibrarian, and Diane Huckabay (our newest USUAL SUSPECT!!!!! ) of Washington State on the call.

Download Episode 91 – “Honey, People Don’t Walk In Texas” here

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See you in two weeks on February 2nd at 2 pm eastern time. 1 pm central.