I am happy to say that I have had a great first week at EDMC. I haven't been a new employee for about 17 years. It 's good to re-live this experience. I have so much to learn about EDMC and about how to manage working from home. Some how I need to figure out how to create the social element that is naturally in the work place. I am open to suggestions here.
I ran across this blog post looking http://teachingcollegemath.com/2010/09/what-is-a-learning-futurist/ as I was looking into the the 2010 World Future Society’s Conference and Education Summit. One of my first new job tasks is to facilitate a monthly conference call with the Faculty Development Directors of EDMC colleges. Someone will be sharing what she learned from the conference. This should be very interesting.
I love this notion of being a "learning futurist." To read and talk about trends and how learning will be impacted. One of the sources of information referenced in the article was social networks. I am still new to this. I have recently become more active in LinkedIn and joined some groups through ASCD. I want to start using Twitter. Any suggestions on what I should do first?
Do you have sites that you find valuable related to learning?
Learning is so much fun and tapping into technology is amazing.