As Ryann mentioned in a previous post, I'm the Community of
Practice Manager for Learning Technologies at ASTD. In this role, I
engage with the community and help build ASTD's portfolio of
content - from T+D articles to books to educational
programs to conferences and beyond. I also help foster discussion
and debate within the community.
I've been with ASTD for nearly five years, working primarily on
books and Infoline with ASTD Press. While I'm already
familiar with many of the concerns and needs of our members and
audience focused on learning technologies, I look forward to
connecting with many of you, virtually or in person, to discuss
this evolving field. My goal is to provide content and support that
helps you get your job done, better and faster.
Indeed, no area in world of learning is more exciting than Learning
Technologies. My current areas of focus are Social Learning, Mobile
Learning, and Simulations and Serious Games. These topics should
come as no surprise as they've been the buzz for some time. But
Mobile and Social Learning are both ready to take that next step in
maturity; we're ready to move beyond the surface of such tools and
benefits to explore how these elements take a strategic place in
your learning strategy - and we're ready to take a hard look at
results and calculate value. If you're skeptical about the power of
games, consider the recent breakthrough with Fold.it and its role in
deciphering an AIDS causing protein. It's definitely an
exciting time to be in the learning field.
With your help, we can advance the learning profession and create a
world that works better. Feel free to contact me directly at Justin
(at) ASTD (dot) org.