It's been exactly 5 months now since I re-joined our company's training team as their first official e-Learning Trainer and what a mighty ride it has been. Exciting developments and a steep learning curve I can tell you.
Before I came on board, e-Learning to me was pretty much unheard of and I had stereotypical perceptions of what it was all about. I thought of companies like Open University and LearnDirect Scotland, things like distance learning, click to advance, text heavy online modules and saying that, I thought e-Learning was ALL online.
Little did I know that 5 months later I would think completely differently. I now have long term visions of a Moodle Learning Management System, games and simulations, virtual learning environments and a smooth team of operators behind it.
And how did I get to where I am now? Easy. Social Networking has had a positive impact on my work and is now part of everyday life and this is why I have also created this blog.
Share, share and share again. It's great to learn from others and also to give a little something back. I have been following a number of learning professionals on Twitter. Some great recommendations would be @cammybean (VP at Kineo), @learning01 (Atlantic Link which is the company that has provided by content authoring software), @clivesheperd (consultant specialising in e-Learning for the workplace).
I love what I do and I crave so much more. I have my biggest project coming up and I intend to take some big steps in creating the best e-Learning I have done so far.
If you like, why not subscribe to my blog? I aim to give you an update on my progress soon and hopefully provide some links to useful resources.
Here's one for starters. E-Learning by Design written by William Horton courtesy of @cammybean.
Here's a thought to leave you with. "Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life". Famous quote by Harvey MacKay.