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.

T is for Training No. 1 – Tomorrow Friday at 10 am Eastern

Join us tomorrow for the maiden voyage of the T is for Training podcast.  You can join live by clicking on the show’s page. It you want to join talkshoe to also follow other podcasts, feel free to do so before the show.  All of the call information is on the sidebar of the blog or here:

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 24719

The agenda so far:

Welcome

IceBreaker — Who are you, where are you from and do you blog?

Why T is for Training

Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload an article by Sarah Houghton-Jan (also known as The Librarian In Black)  A topic near and dear to most trainer’s hearts. How do you do or don’t do it?

What is a/your personal learning environment? This article discusses it from a Web 2.0 slant, but do you use a blend of 1.0 (websites/email) and 2.0 (read/write/socialweb) tools for your personal learning? What tool have you stopped using for your personal learning?

What kinds of skills do we need to teach in library school to encourage quality training? For the non MLS library worker listeners out there, does someone know know what skills, if any, are taught now in library school to encourage or discourage quality training.

From the Back Room — A place for trainers to talk about what ever is on their mind with other trainers or to ask for help.

I hope you join us live or on talkshoe for the call.  See you then.

T is for Training No. 1 — A new possible topic

In addition to the topics listed in the first post about the upcoming podcast ( T is for Training #1 possible topics)  there was an addition via twitter of a possible topic for the show by twitter user MegCanada:

What kinds of skills do we need to teach in library school to encourage quality training?  For the non MLS library worker listeners out there, does someone know know what skills, if any, are taught now in library school to encourage or discourage quality training.

Thanks Meg for the first show topic via Twitter.  Now if you can please comment on this post, the original post or on friendfeed/facebook.

Thank you again and see you Friday.

T is for Training #1- Possible Topics Needed Please

With just under a week to go before the first T is for Training podcast, (You can subscribe o the feed here,)  we are beginning to build an agenda for the show.  You can also suggest topics and appropriate sites by bookmarking in delicious using the tisfortraining tag.

Possible Topics for this show (in no particular order):

A) Colleges Confront Shootings with Survival Training (AP Article here) from the Kept Up Academic Librarian Blog .
*We talked about it in the pilot, but wanted to revisit it in the first show.”

B) Being Wired or Being Tired: 10 Ways to Cope with Information Overload an article by Sarah Houghton-Jan (also known as The Librarian In Black)
A topic near and dear to most trainer’s hearts.

C) How Enterprise 2.0 Fosters Innovation: Stop Groupthink.
A very interesting article found at I Am Not Actually A Geek

D) What is a/your personal learning environment?  This article discusses it from a Web 2.0 slant, but do you use a blend of 1.0 (websites/email) and 2.0 (read/write/socialweb) tools for your personal learning? What tool have you stopped using for your personal learning?

E) You have delivered a great training for staff forever changing your organization for the better.   But only a few employees were able to attend.  How you make sure the knowledge and information in that  training is transferred to your staff?   How about new staff?  Do they just get left behind?

F) Are there “Top Ten Techie Trainer Traits?”  Inspired by Roy Tennant’s post on Library Journal Top Ten Techie Traits

These possibilities will join these standing items:

General Welcoming of People

The Vent — An end of show moment to let it all hang out.

Please let us know what you think via the comments to this post.

Thanks and see you on Friday.  11 Eastern.  Be There.  Aloha.