Thanks to the good folks at Instructables, who shared this list on maintaining creativity.
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Weapon Of Mass Instruction: Artist Creates A Tank That Delivers Free Books
Raul Lemesoff, an eccentric artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has created a bizarre tank-like ‘Weapon Of Mass Instruction’ (Arma de Instruccion Masiva) that he intends to use to battle ignorance and spread knowledge.
Lemesoff converted a 1979 Ford Falcon into a bizarre tank-like vehicle complete with a swiveling turret, a non-functioning gun, and space to store about 900 books – inside and outside of the vehicle.
My take: While I could have proposed other visuals than the current “armament” (a pen, perhaps??) I absolutely love this concept. It’s in the same vein as the Tiny Libraries that crop up in small, distributed communities. It’s unfortunate that the “fun police” or the “totally makes sense police” will find some way to stifle efforts such as this one. Here’s my question to you: what could you do to create a WMI experience within your organization? How unique and through-provoking could you get? with your efforts?
I am thrilled and humbled to share the news that I have accepted an invitation to speak at the 2015 EduTECH congress in Brisbane, AU, in June.
To say that I am floored and in a little bit of shock would be like describing Arthur C. Clarke as a guy who “wrote a little”.
This event is different from most L&D gatherings in that the speakers all use a TED-style format for their talks, and this is definitely terra incognita for me. So, I’m going to engage in a little ‘working out loud’ as I share some of my preparations and thoughts as I get ready for this “talk of a lifetime”. That said, I am especially looking forward to meeting Ryan Tracey at this event, and hopefully Helen Blunden as well.
This kind of reward is not a singular one. I thank my friends, colleagues, my PLN, and my wife, for their support, encouragement, and inspiration. I will be standing on the shoulders of giants as I take that stage.
I had a thoroughly enjoyable Skype video chat with Rick Zanotti and Dawn Mahoney on Jan 14 where we talked about selecting authoring tools, some lessons learned on short-notice deadlines, and a surprising geographical connection.
It’s nice to be able to add this to some of the #workoutloud and #showyourwork activities going on. Sharing what we do is important to the growth of our discipline.
Your feedback is, of course, always welcomed.
I came across this interesting article on the Toronto Star this morning. Participants who used smartphones and more traditional mobile phones were compared using EEG (electroencephalogram). The results were interesting, but researchers say that it’s far too early to tell if the changes observed are good or bad for us in the long run.
I wonder what the implications are for L&D and whether or not we should harness the changes without knowing the longer-term effects?
Enjoy the read!
I’m very happy to share that I will be writing another guest blog for the good folks at OpenSesame.
This opportunity came about because of a Twitter exchange today. I saw a great list of recommendations for making your e-learning a “best seller”. The focus of the article was more about external efforts and I though that there was a good basis for similar recommendations for internally-developed resources.
Long story short, I’ll be putting my writing hat on and the good folks at OpenSesame will generously give me a space for my words yet again.
After attending a workshop by Harold Jarche, I decided to finally move my blog to WordPress. I may also do the domain thing too. I will have to post a new pointer for my twerps. Just have to tweak the theme the way I want it and then all will be good.