Each week that I am able to participate in #lrnchat discussion I post a summary of the discussion to my blog. I do this both for my personal development as well as sharing with the Learning and Development Profession at large. This summary is based on my own interpretations of the chat; others who participated may have differing opinions or interpretations of the discussion. I welcome those that do to add your ideas to the comments.
I always find looking at the questions that are used to loosely guide the chat as a nice way to see the overall theme of the chat. Here are the discussion questions that were presented to the group:
Q1) How to do you prefer to learn at work, and why?
Key Learning Points
This week’s #lrnchat discussion focused on self-learning. This discussion enabled us to explore two major components of self learning: What work and what challenges we may have personally with our learning, and what success and failures organizations have in the way the encourage self-learning.
- Filter, Focus, filter some more (via @britz)
- Learn how to find stuff out, nolt learn stuff. (via @C4LPT)
- Start a Blog and write specifically about what you are learning… (via @dtssmithers)
- Look outside your comfort zone, tolerate “some” contrarianism, look for lateral inputs
- Have a destination. Have a goal you’re aspiring to. Everything falls in place if you can orient yourself (via mrch0mp3rs)
- Learn the vocabulary of your discipline. Then use it to search… everything for answers (via gminks)
- Draw a picture of what you are trying to learn (via weisblatt)
- Identify the “exemplary performaers” watch them, listen to them, take them to lunch, tweet them, etc. (via @kelly_smith01)
- Don’t be afraid to ask (via tmiket)
- Expect Failure. Expect to fail. Keep a box of bandaids handy. If not, don’t expect to learn very much. (via LearnNuggets)
- Use a blog to help articulate your thinking. If you can write simply, you’ll be able to say it too. (via summet_moghe)