Transcript – August 25, 2016: Back to School – Or Not?

#lrnchat is an online chat over the social messaging service Twitter. It is held on Thursdays at 8:30-9:30pm ET/5:30-6:30pm PT. Participants are people interested in the topic of learning from one another and who want to discuss how to help other people learn in formal, informal, social and mobile ways. We aim to steer clear of topics that are more “training department” oriented and focus on how people learn, what they learn, and what we’re learning.  If you an idea for a topic that you would like to suggest for #lrnchat, please feel free to reach out to any of the Chat Hosts.

This Week’s Questions

  • What was your favorite subject in school? Did/How did it influence where you are in your life/career now?
  • Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now?
  • When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Why? How do you choose?
  • When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Something else? Why? How do you choose?
  • There’s lots of talk now about skipping college. Arguments for/against getting an undergrad degree?
  • What are arguments for/against getting a graduate degree?
  • How do lifelong learners “go back to school”?
8:30 PM lrnchat Welcome everyone to #lrnchat! How have you been?
8:30 PM margiemeacham Join me on #lrnchat – 1 hour of fun with #learning professionals. Starting now!
8:31 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat Hey hey, #lrnchat! I’ve been sunny side up 🙂
8:31 PM CandiceCPLP Hi, #lrnchat!
8:31 PM lrnchat Please introduce yourselves. Passions? Projects? What are you working on these days? #lrnchat
8:31 PM perrinia #lrnchat! to continue the metaphor i believe i have been scrambled. .@MrKMaston
8:31 PM ChadSLowry Still recovering from 90 minutes in the dentist’s chair yesterday. Much happier to be here! #lrnchat
8:32 PM susangenden Hello! #lrnchat
8:32 PM avanbarn Been happy – life is good. Prepping for new semester, devising disruptive course topics! #lrnchat https://t.co/9v9ZQG8OcW
8:32 PM perrinia @lrnchat been following the #uxAustralia back channel and i tell you- i’m gutted to be missing this. #lrnchat the FOMO is unbearable.
8:33 PM CandiceCPLP Looking forward to starting my new role at UOregon next week #lrnchat
8:33 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat Howahyah? Jyoti from Bahstin.
8:33 PM susangenden Writing about social, informal #learning #lrnchat
8:33 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Please introduce yourselves. Passions? Projects? What are you working on these days? #lrnchat
8:33 PM lrnchat Q0) We always begin with this: What did you learn today? If not today, then this week? #lrnchat
8:33 PM ChadSLowry Chad Lowry, Client Education Manager. Developing some onboarding content for my company’s software. #lrnchat
8:33 PM chriscarlson Hello #lrnchat! I’m Chris from Minneapolis. https://t.co/PkUjLzJe6C
8:34 PM espencedalton Elizabeth Dalton, Instructional Designer; working on performance support as co. implements new forecast & budget software #lrnchat
8:34 PM avanbarn YOIKS! Thank goodness a frozen mouth are not a hinderance here! @ChadSLowry #lrnchat https://t.co/V48N2wBScJ
8:34 PM TheQuietSpeaker A0) Amy Warren, independent ID. Currently building a classroom course for farmer cooperatives in Africa. #lrnchat
8:34 PM shannongrahamtx @lrnchat not too bad #lrnchat 🍷 makes me smarter so bring on the Qs
8:34 PM smotoolkit RT @ChadSLowry: Chad Lowry, Client Education Manager. Developing some onboarding content for my company’s software. #lrnchat
8:34 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A non-Learning Professional from Sydney, but infatuated with workplace learning and the many ways one can cook eggs) #lrnchat
8:34 PM ChadSLowry A0) It’s really hard to put yourself back in the shoes of a novice. #lrnchat
8:34 PM eLearninCyclops Jeff in Baltimore – eLearning Guy currently closing up projects and getting ramped up for my new position – Being moved “downtown” #lrnchat
8:34 PM kelly_smith01 Hello #lrnchat folks – Nice tan and it looks like you went on a diet over the summer
8:34 PM Tracy_Parish Hello #lrnchat. Nice to see you all once again.
8:35 PM ziolablu Hi again! Wrapping up Fall course developments and teaching my first on-ground course 😬 #lrnchat
8:35 PM perrinia #lrnchat Perrin in NZ working to get UX into LearnTech.
8:35 PM TheQuietSpeaker A0) I’m re-learning some French—in order to make changes to our French training materials. Good excuse to brush up! #lrnchat
8:35 PM avanbarn Congrats! what new role @CandiceCPLP #lrnchat https://t.co/i3gkrmMzN6
8:35 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A0) This week: learning about managerial communication during times of change in the workplace. And Spanish history. #lrnchat
8:36 PM Tracy_Parish Congratulations. #lrnchat https://t.co/nqKv7VJMPL
8:36 PM theASIDEblog We’re gearing up for back to school and passionate about using design to give context to content. #lrnchat
8:36 PM DrJessupS Hi #lrnchat, Stephanie from Wisconsin. I love nature but this week nature gave me a bad ITCHY rash. #lrnchat
8:36 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a0) I learned that my foster kitties are the cutest. https://t.co/4sTxqGcMbC
8:36 PM ziolablu A0) Phone interviews today. Always an opportunity to learn what to do/ not to do. #lrnchat
8:36 PM avanbarn A0: Learned that I am not invincible…and that it’s okay to take time for me. #lrnchat https://t.co/e61UtttuNb
8:37 PM CandiceCPLP 0) Learned how to use a Cardboard – tres cool! #lrnchat
8:37 PM kelly_smith01 Q1 I learned never to read a blog that begins with: You mean to tell me…. #lrnchat
8:37 PM ChadSLowry @avanbarn Amen. And good for you! #lrnchat
8:37 PM shannongrahamtx @lrnchat I learned only 20% of Fortune100-500 cos in #dallas have females in Sr roles. Tsk tsk #lrnchat
8:37 PM susangenden #lrnchat A0) learned more about recording good audio. https://t.co/pBUgsNfRI1
8:37 PM TheQuietSpeaker @ziolablu what’s a “to do”? #lrnchat
8:37 PM LnDDave Greetings #lrnchat. David from NY, tweeting from CA, looking forward to tonight’s chat.
8:37 PM Tracy_Parish Learned this week that the most effective blog post at keeping an audience is 7 minutes. #lrnchat
8:37 PM Quinnovator will be missing part of #lrnchat, dinner guest tonite, good buddy from wilderness adventures and thought partner, but here for now!
8:38 PM MrKMaston @Tracy_Parish 7 minutes of blogging fame! How did you learn this? #lrnchat
8:38 PM avanbarn @ziolablu Do you usually teach online? #lrnchat https://t.co/hCa5BuvV6X
8:38 PM Quinnovator a0) learned better how to use Keynote to record preso this week, today learned more about English elearning (language, not country) #lrnchat
8:38 PM TheQuietSpeaker @margiemeacham it is! My ID colleague observed our pilot course & said the response was terrific—hopefully it also has an impact. #lrnchat
8:39 PM perrinia @Tracy_Parish oooh how do you figure? #lrnchat
8:39 PM avanbarn @TheQuietSpeaker Mais out, mon ami! #lrnchat https://t.co/Ae39SFSvzD
8:39 PM ziolablu @TheQuietSpeaker Have some good thoughtful questions to ask about process. #lrnchat
8:39 PM focus2achieve Teach Students to Hack Their Mental Libraries to Learn https://t.co/OLouzL9Spv #edchat #lrnchat #education https://t.co/OK7TMD729k
8:39 PM SimonBlairTrain Hey #lrnchat! I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m back. I missed you guys.
8:39 PM perrinia #twil #lrnchat how to keep you alive. Got first responder training. i gotta tell ya- the odds aren’t good.
8:40 PM ziolablu @avanbarn I usually develop courses for others to teach 🙂 #lrnchat
8:40 PM ProfessorBoylen A0 Testgen software can help convert questions from publishers’ test banks into Blackboard quizzes #lrnchat
8:40 PM theASIDEblog A0: We learned how important summer is for teachers to retool and re-energize for a new school year. #lrnchat
8:40 PM kelly_smith01 In a Twiiter vortex I may be either 5 seconds a ahead or 3 minutes behind the Qs will try to keep up #lrnchat
8:40 PM lrnchat Q1) What was your favorite subject in school? Did/How did it influence where you are in your life/career now? #lrnchat
8:40 PM IDTInsights Natane, Los Angeles eLearning Developer. This week I’ve been learning InDesign. #lrnchat
8:40 PM Quinnovator a0) tuning up German via DuoLingo for OEB in December, don’t need for #DevLearn, not even trying for Beijing next week (!) #lrnchat
8:41 PM Tracy_Parish “The Optimal Post is 7 Minutes” by @sall https://t.co/BJf9cTvqQG #lrnchat
8:41 PM willconstantine Hi folks! Will Constantine LearnHaus #lrnchat
8:41 PM willconstantine RT @lrnchat: Q1) What was your favorite subject in school? Did/How did it influence where you are in your life/career now? #lrnchat
8:41 PM ChadSLowry A1) History. I loved that it’s all about telling stories, which is what I try to do with the learning I develop. #lrnchat
8:42 PM perrinia yay for historians!
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8:42 PM Quinnovator a1) best class was AP English: teacher used reciprocal teaching (intuitively); really helped me to learn #lrnchat https://t.co/bGjS7gNa5H
8:42 PM margiemeacham Thanks to @Tracy_Parish for sharing this! #lrnchat #blog #socialmedia https://t.co/vg40Gw4Ikz
8:42 PM kelly_smith01 Q1) History – Father was history teacher. Now Nixon – LBJ nerd also Sarah Vowell disciple. #lrnchat
8:42 PM willconstantine Q1) if we’re talking secondary it was lunch, if we’re talking college, psych, int. biz, org dev #lrnchat
8:42 PM Quinnovator a1) favorite subject? Ended up being psych, but philosophy and biology were both interesting in HS #lrnchat
8:42 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q1) What was your favorite subject in school? Did/How did it influence where you are in your life/career now? #lrnchat
8:42 PM ziolablu A1) Not a specific subject, but theory-driven courses… I like to think about thinking. #lrnchat
8:43 PM TheQuietSpeaker Q1) Absolutely—English! And it has shaped every aspect of my career. It pays to write well when many people can’t. #lrnchat
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8:43 PM avanbarn @perrinia OY! Is this related to the Ebbinghaus curve? LOL! #lrnchat #effectivetraining https://t.co/4C5ElwfMWO
8:43 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A1) Art! Parents prohibited art in last years of school as “it doesn’t get you a job”. Influenced a lifetime of rebellion! #lrnchat
8:43 PM DrJessupS A1) Math. Taught me that practice was critical. #lrnchat
8:43 PM perrinia #lrnchat a1) had a class called rat bio. we had a rat and had to perform surgeries and if it died you failed. macabre in retrospect but fab
8:43 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a1) Highschool: journalism; College: Ballet
8:43 PM Tracy_Parish Geography, took right through into Univ. Didn’t know what to do with it. Wish I knew then what I know now. #lrnchat #2ndCareer ?
8:43 PM shannongrahamtx A1 social psychology-behavior in groups. Influenced understanding #orgbehavior #lrnchat
8:43 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Q1 – Science. I was encouraged to be a #teacher because I was girl. Found a way to be a science girl. https://t.co/fKJdweXa4y
8:43 PM eLearninCyclops A1) History – Influenced me in my college major choice , anthro/archaeology. #lrnchat
8:44 PM avanbarn @ziolablu You’ll do great! Engage them and be present! #lrnchat https://t.co/VAKkeNAvyA
8:44 PM CandiceCPLP A1) English. Loved how one person’s imagination can affect thousands of people, and grammar, love grammar. #lrnchat
8:44 PM willconstantine @ziolablu contemplation is so vast and deep! #lrnchat
8:44 PM tweets2jen A1) fave subject usually had more to do w teacher than content. No surprise, right? 😉 #lrnchat https://t.co/9CajV6x8fq
8:44 PM quickmuse A1 English. Loved reading and writing then, and do it right now for a living. #lrnchat https://t.co/mdoBFuhlIH Go, English!
8:44 PM susangenden A1) love of #art & #learning > message design = instructional design! #lrnchat
8:44 PM espencedalton A1) Social Studies and history. I think it influences me to find the human element in content. Think how will this impact now? #lrnchat
8:44 PM willconstantine GET OUT! #lrnchat https://t.co/Itmz3vjGL6
8:44 PM SimonBlairTrain A1: In HS it was math, in college it was psych. Math taught me to understand process, psych taught me to (kinda) understand people. #lrnchat
8:44 PM RayJimenez Thanks, helpful. Best. #lrnchat https://t.co/PYRl9AnuNg
8:45 PM caranorth11 Q1 I loved literature! I think it helped me become a more creative ID and care about crafting an engaging story #lrnchat
8:45 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat So glad you gave the old boy credit: Remember the Ebbinghaus Curve: https://t.co/CteVGPWALA https://t.co/JPVggcJ5GC
8:45 PM perrinia @avanbarn #lrnchat well NOW it does. at time just thought awfully physical and demanding activity
8:45 PM shannongrahamtx @GingerMinaj go away #lrnchat is for people with brains
8:45 PM chriscarlson A1) HS:Math Undergrad:Programming. Grad:Ethics or Change Management. Love exploring and solving problems. #lrnchat https://t.co/pKeza1NRqL
8:45 PM urbie RT @lrnchat: Q1) What was your favorite subject in school? Did/How did it influence where you are in your life/career now? #lrnchat
8:45 PM kelly_smith01 Hated any class where you had to read Beowulf #Lrnchat
8:45 PM 4KM Joining #lrnchat late. Hi everyone!
8:45 PM avanbarn Q1: Geometry – mostly for the problem solving and seeking ‘theories’ to prove. Say no more! #lrnchat https://t.co/snkD9B4lFn
8:46 PM LnDDave A1) I was very much into music when I was in school. Now, not so much. But the creative aspect just shifted to a new space. #lrnchat
8:46 PM quickmuse A1 The great Keith Carbine showed me how to write prose. #lrnchat And he taught me that books aren’t everything: https://t.co/dxh6dio1Ka
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8:46 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat what a diverse group of folks. Look at all our different paths.
8:47 PM lrnchat Q2) Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now? #lrnchat
8:47 PM urbie #lrnchat A1 Journalism. At the time Colton High didn’t offer storytelling. Journalism was the next best. TY CDB (Mrs Beeson)..
8:47 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat Journalism probably helped me learn layout-software and design principles.
8:47 PM caranorth11 Q0) I learned in Microsoft Office programs to hold down the alt key to access keyboard shortcuts. Works in Storyline too #lrnchat
8:47 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q2) Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now? #lrnchat
8:47 PM susangenden #lrnchat Agree! Love of literature very important! https://t.co/dH6UypUncS
8:47 PM willconstantine RT @lrnchat: Q2) Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now? #lrnchat
8:47 PM TheQuietSpeaker @SimonBlairTrain oh, agreed on psych! I loved learning about possible explanations for behavior. #lrnchat
8:48 PM ziolablu @4KM Glad you made it! #lrnchat
8:48 PM Tracy_Parish RT @lrnchat: Q2) Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now? #lrnchat
8:48 PM urbie #lrnchat A1 And whaddya know, ‘lo these many years later, I’m telling stories..
8:48 PM Quinnovator a2) Read great books (AP English) then took turns talking about it and discussing, modeling the thinking #lrnchat https://t.co/Sjx6qoTsXj
8:48 PM willconstantine Q2) all mine had indirect or direct humor that made class engaging. They were also passionate! #lrnchat
8:48 PM LnDDave RT @lrnchat: Q2) Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now? #lrnchat
8:48 PM TheQuietSpeaker @JaneBozarth @avanbarn merci, Jane! #lrnchat
8:48 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A2) There were a few. They injected humour and passion in what they taught, and treating students with less condescension #lrnchat
8:48 PM kelly_smith01 Q1) Fav teacher lived on my side of the tracks was witty, frank, in command of 6th graders #lrnchat
8:48 PM 4KM A1) Sadly I don’t recall a favorite subject in school. Didn’t really thrive until university as an adult #lrnchat
8:48 PM eLearninCyclops A2) 11th grade English teacher – Really let the class honestly explore literature and truly challenged us. #lrnchat
8:48 PM shannongrahamtx @chriscarlson me too-love #rootcauseanalysis. I hunt like #sherlockholmes #lrnchat
8:49 PM SimonBlairTrain @TheQuietSpeaker In that case, you should check out Freakonimics (podcost and/or books) – if you haven’t already. #lrnchat
8:49 PM Quinnovator a2) another one presented us with situations that challenged our values, really great reflection (and revelation 😉 #lrnchat
8:49 PM Tracy_Parish I have a few I remember fondly. Either because they encouraged us to explore/try/learn from experimentation or their humour. #lrnchat
8:49 PM susangenden @4KM Welcome, Alice! #lrnchat
8:49 PM ziolablu A2) High school adv. biology – he made me care about the subject and was kind of a nut. #lrnchat
8:49 PM urbie #lrnchat A1 Dunno that it figured in what I’m doing tho. I’m actually on my third career. But yeah, story.
8:49 PM perrinia #lrnchat a2) fav teachers all told great stories and encouraged us to seek great experiences. they also made me feel good
8:49 PM DrJessupS A2) High school math teacher who believed in me and pushed me. Still keep in touch with her 30 years later. #lrnchat
8:49 PM CandiceCPLP A2) all favorite teachers were engaged, and forced us to think about position. Made me learn to question effectively. #lrnchat
8:49 PM urbie RT @lrnchat: Q2) Describe your favorite teacher. What characteristics, or style, made him/her your favorite? Influence on you now? #lrnchat
8:50 PM chriscarlson A2) They asked interesting questions, told stories, and listened more than talked. I ask a lot of questions #lrnchat https://t.co/P9W8gTKuqB
8:50 PM Quinnovator a2) loved the ones that could make their passion in the topic manifest #lrnchat
8:50 PM espencedalton A2) funny, integrated classroom interests into activities #lrnchat
8:50 PM Tracy_Parish Perfectly stated. #lrnchat https://t.co/G6IrjBn9hw
8:50 PM caranorth11 Q2) My favorite teacher had a great sense of humor. He taught physics and had the best real world examples. Many have still stuck! #lrnchat
8:50 PM quickmuse .@4KM University is still school, and better late than never. Better late than not at all! Still learning? Mission Accomplished! #lrnchat
8:50 PM 4KM A2 A redheaded English teacher (9th grade?). We sat in a big circle (how radical) and explored ideas. #lrnchat
8:51 PM shannongrahamtx A2 she was a great devil’s advocate and challenged. Made for fantastic discussion, diverse ideas, brain stretching #lrnchat
8:51 PM IDTInsights A1) My favorite subject was calculus. It really helped me develop my problem solving and critical thinking skills! #lrnchat
8:51 PM tracie_marie My fav were the storytellers. The ones who could make the most boring subject engaging #lrnchat https://t.co/IP3bng9Rqy
8:51 PM sauravj A2) My computer science teacher. He was patient, appreciative, humorous and encouraged us to practice. He has had a deep influence #lrnchat
8:51 PM TheQuietSpeaker A2) Mr. Avery, grade 9 social studies. He noticed I was an introvert (shy then) and allowed me to participate in my own way. #lrnchat
8:51 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Q2 Had an art #teacher & I was terrible at it. But she didn’t let me give up.
8:51 PM 4KM @quickmuse Good point. I tend to think of this as a K-12 group. Thanks! #lrnchat
8:51 PM ChadSLowry A2) Always encouraged students to challenge themselves. Recognized small achievements on the path to more holistic goals. #lrnchat
8:51 PM urbie #lrnchat A2 Meeting CDB in sophomore college English was a godsend. Mrs Beeson was the first teacher who set adult expectations.
8:51 PM LnDDave A2) My favorite teachers were the ones that expanded teaching beyond the test. I didn’t know it then, but I see it now. #lrnchat
8:52 PM TheQuietSpeaker @SimonBlairTrain I’ve read the book. Only heard about the podcast the other day. Predictably Irrational also excellent. #lrnchat
8:52 PM Quinnovator RT @LnDDave: A2) My favorite teachers were the ones that expanded teaching beyond the test. I didn’t know it then, but I see it now. #lrnch…
8:52 PM susangenden A2) Best instructor in college – very interactive classes #lrnchat
8:53 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a2) she was passionate about literature and the humanities and assumed every one else was. She didn’t have time for excuses.
8:53 PM LnDDave A2) I didn’t then, but I now have great respect and appreciation for the teachers that cared enough to not put up with my cr@p. #lrnchat
8:53 PM quickmuse A2 In addition to the party Uncle Keith taught me how to do a close reading of Shakespeare. #lrnchat
8:53 PM 4KM A1 @JaneBozarth. being the natural history “expert” called on by profs in biology. Taught me experts have narrow expertise. #lrnchat
8:53 PM margiemeacham What perfect timing as so many great teachers are getting ready for another semester. A shame we don’t pay them #lrnchat
8:53 PM kamkansas A2) My favorite was an English teacher who had us journal daily and awakened my love for writing and learning from the best writers #lrnchat
8:54 PM tracie_marie A2 I went to a Jesuit HS and they actually encouraged us to question. a skill that has come in handy. #lrnchat
8:54 PM lrnchat Q3) When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Why? How do you choose? #lrnchat
8:54 PM perrinia I had an english teacher that taught us so much Christ symbolism I still see it in cartoons. #lrnchat
8:54 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q3) When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Why? How do you choose? #lrnchat
8:54 PM urbie RT @lrnchat: Q3) When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Why? How do you choose? #lrnchat
8:54 PM shannongrahamtx RT @tracie_marie: A2 I went to a Jesuit HS and they actually encouraged us to question. a skill that has come in handy. #lrnchat
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8:54 PM quickmuse A2b Carabine was careful to teach that intellect & emotion must intersect, if one is to be a balanced adult. #lrnchat Not every prof did so.
8:54 PM urbie #lrnchat A3 Depends..
8:55 PM kamkansas Me too! Passion for learning is contagious. RT @Quinnovator a2) loved the ones that could make their passion in the topic manifest #lrnchat
8:55 PM CandiceCPLP A2) a bit differently, my favorite college teacher was supportive yet firm when I was going through a family crisis. Humane human #lrnchat
8:55 PM kelly_smith01 Q3) I belive she was 103 year old sub teacher forever made me hate diagramming sentences #lrnchat
8:55 PM ChadSLowry A3) It depends on whether I need to learn the whole of something (formal), or just a part (informal). #lrnchat
8:55 PM margiemeacham Q3 #lrnchat I go to YouTube and look for the videos with the most views. https://t.co/JktiKOFEzZ
8:55 PM quickmuse .@perrinia Sheesh. 😉 #lrnchat
8:55 PM shannongrahamtx @4KM I ❤️ @JaneBozarth too #lrnchat
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8:55 PM perrinia #lrnchat framework question. Nope. I use formal learning events to network and connect. for answers i research/ pln https://t.co/XnkUShrZwv
8:55 PM 4KM A2 Also a Latin teacher who was scary-knowledgeable. Learned about discipline, and impact of language on thinking. #lrnchat
8:55 PM chriscarlson A3) Less and less. I choose formal when I am completely new to a subject to give me a lay of the land. #lrnchat https://t.co/E2y3M9uWiP
8:55 PM Tracy_Parish RT @lrnchat: Q3) When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Why? How do you choose? #lrnchat
8:55 PM MrKMaston @JaneBozarth Heh, I got that. Parents came from a different era & b/grounds where that sentiment was very common. How times change #lrnchat
8:56 PM caranorth11 Q3) Currently enrolled in a MLT program to keep skills sharp. Lifelong learner <3. Informal learning is important too #lrnchat
8:56 PM urbie #lrnchat A3 It occurred to me the other day I’ve maybe been playing it safe, dong what I know more than I should. #growthmindset
8:56 PM espencedalton A3) for quick how to, blogs and YouTube #lrnchat
8:56 PM tracie_marie Rarely. Research, reading and finding knowledgeable peers are my Plan A.
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8:56 PM SimonBlairTrain A3: Not usually. I typically try to figure it out myself. If that doesn’t work, I resort to Google-Fu or “phone a friend”. #lrnchat
8:56 PM Quinnovator a3) rarely. search, experiment, talk to people, choose based upon expectation of relative value of activity #Lrnchat https://t.co/1hZ0h3jboO
8:56 PM quickmuse .@tracie_marie Well, the Jesuits made James Joyce. They got a pretty good system going. #lrnchat
8:56 PM eLearninCyclops A3) I like to research and draw from many resources, not typically a single class or course. For software, I will find tutorials #lrnchat
8:56 PM susangenden A3) with time a factor, informal #learning options usually win. My own pace. #lrnchat https://t.co/0KSqLNmdwv
8:56 PM TheQuietSpeaker A2) PS: I try to be like Mr. Avery by remembering people have different preferences for how to engage with the material. #lrnchat
8:56 PM ziolablu A3) I’ll consider formal coursework if I need to take a deep dive into a subject, but with sharing. I’m learning everyday #lrnchat
8:56 PM 4KM That experience did push me to go broad @JaneBozarth and I’ve firmly stayed there at the expense of fame and fortune. #lrnchat
8:57 PM kamkansas A3) I often learn something new from friends in that field or take webinars, https://t.co/28YIoS0i39 or go to in-person events. #lrnchat
8:57 PM Quinnovator @perrinia wow, that reminded me of a teacher who taught us to listen to song lyrics critically; gets me in trouble now ;). #lrnchat
8:57 PM LnDDave A3) It’s very contextual, and usually based on the gap between my current level of mastery and the level I want to attain. #lrnchat
8:57 PM Quinnovator a3) I read a lot of books #lrnchat
8:57 PM margiemeacham A3 #lrnchat – Seeing some irony here. None of us prefer to #learn formally yet most of us design formal learning …
8:57 PM avanbarn @DrJessupS THAT is very cool! #lrnchat https://t.co/b7oqU4ERpD
8:57 PM kelly_smith01 Q3) As an “adult” I avoid as much formal, classroom and elearn training as possible and guerrilla learn #lrnchat
8:57 PM CandiceCPLP A3) almost never use formal courses unless I know nothing (took financial planning). I enjoy research too much to NOT do it. #lrnchat
8:57 PM willconstantine Q3) I choose formal courses for foundational because then eventually you have to move from theory to practice and specificity #lrnchat
8:57 PM urbie #lrnchat A3 By some weird coincidence I happened to blog about that very thing today.. https://t.co/vUELlo0jJ6
8:57 PM perrinia @Quinnovator <slow wink> you know it. no wonder teachers are marginalised. they’re dangerous. #lrnchat
8:57 PM tracie_marie Agreed
#lrnchat
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8:57 PM quickmuse A3 I learn from books & experienced informal individual tutors. Haven’t taken a legit class in years. #lrnchat Tried a MOOC. Less than good.
8:58 PM ziolablu @margiemeacham My strategy as well 😉 #lrnchat
8:58 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A3) Learned recently that formal learning isn’t as necessary as it once was. Networked learning ftw #lrnchat
8:58 PM Quinnovator yeah, still. #oldschool #Lrnchat (and lots of web and stuff, too 😉 https://t.co/4CV7qRlaWn
8:58 PM margiemeacham @lynda is a great resource. Thanks for reminding me. #lrnchat https://t.co/tK3ct0sqMU
8:58 PM PatriceKiraly RT @Quinnovator: a0) tuning up German via DuoLingo for OEB in December, don’t need for #DevLearn, not even trying for Beijing next week (!)…
8:58 PM SimonBlairTrain @margiemeacham I’m betting that’s because fewer companies are willing to pay for people to design informal learning. #lrnchat
8:58 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a3. I prefer formal training. I’m a lazy learner.
8:58 PM TheQuietSpeaker A3) I actively seek out webinars, events, formal classes, etc. Have done that a lot lately in transitioning to L&D #lrnchat
8:58 PM espencedalton A3) I choose certain blogs or YouTube vids from who I follow as experts on social media as start to weed out some fluff #lrnchat
8:58 PM QuestTeaching RT @focus2achieve: Teach Students to Hack Their Mental Libraries to Learn https://t.co/OLouzL9Spv #edchat #lrnchat #education https://t.co/…
8:58 PM shannongrahamtx A3 I Google that s**t 1st. Also use slideshare, Twitter, LI posts. If deeper needed #lynda.com. #lrnchat
8:58 PM 4KM A3 Seen Rob Cross’ work? Ppl go to ppl for important information. I focus a lot (practice, scholarship, teaching) on informal lrng #lrnchat
8:58 PM DrJessupS A3) I like formal when I have time and want a deeper knowledge and accountability. Informal used often due to time #lrnchat
8:58 PM Quinnovator ok, gotta run, enjoy your school reflections #lrnchat
8:58 PM susangenden Yep. Personalized learning is key. #lrnchat https://t.co/i5itti5Dnc
8:59 PM urbie #lrnchat A3 My best resource for learning new stuff is learning from that last (tried something different) mistake and asking for help..
8:59 PM RayJimenez @margiemeacham Love it! So true #lrnchat
8:59 PM quickmuse @urbie “How do I motivate myself to learn new stuff? Design thinking.” #lrnchat
8:59 PM MrKMaston @JaneBozarth Oh, meant parental attitudes in circles I mingle in. But yes, institutionally, politically, economically, still a prob #lrnchat
8:59 PM kamkansas A3) If a friend can teach me, that’s my best choice. I return the favor to them. If online class won’t cut it, I go to seminars. #lrnchat
8:59 PM TheQuietSpeaker @kamkansas I recently learned that I can access @lynda with my #Toronto library card—highlight of my week! #lrnchat
8:59 PM 4KM A3 Keep planning to do some Lynda courses for fields where there are right answers or best practices. #lrnchat
8:59 PM perrinia #lrnchat iterate. Iterate. Iterate! ITERATE! https://t.co/Bcp9TpctId
8:59 PM willconstantine @Quinnovator off to save someone? #lrnchat #superman
9:00 PM Tracy_Parish RT @shannongrahamtx: A3 I Google that s**t 1st. Also use slideshare, Twitter, LI posts. If deeper needed #lynda.com. #lrnchat
9:00 PM urbie #lrnchat A3 Increasingly it’s teachers I’ve met through the #EdCamps I go to that light up my learning what I didn’t know I didn’t know..
9:00 PM ProfessorBoylen A3 For quick learning I use Google and YouTube. Just fixed a noisy toilet based on a YouTube video. #lrnchat
9:00 PM espencedalton A3) attend local ATD events for expanding skills, knowledge too #lrnchat
9:00 PM avanbarn A3: Not anymore. I Google. I YouTube. I read. Formal stuff takes too long and not on my timeline. #Lrnchat https://t.co/hBlWrMGAxV
9:00 PM shannongrahamtx A3) I absorb hardcore them get markers out and synthesize, connect, then run thoughts by others #lrnchat
9:00 PM SimonBlairTrain @ProfessorBoylen Is there a YouTube video for noisy children? #lrnchat
9:00 PM 4KM RT @jyoti__gupta: #lrnchat a3. I prefer formal training. I’m a lazy learner.
9:00 PM RayJimenez @urbie old reliable trial and error #lrnchat
9:01 PM susangenden .@urbie Yep, looks good. Reflection makes big difference. #lrnchat
9:01 PM eLearninCyclops MT @kamkansas If friend can teach me, that’s my best choice. I return favor to them. | Always gr8 when coworkers teach each other #lrnchat
9:01 PM willconstantine @perrinia @quickmuse @urbie that’s another place I need to spend more time in #lrnchat
9:01 PM kelly_smith01 RT @eLearninCyclops: MT @kamkansas If friend can teach me, that’s my best choice. I return favor to them. | Always gr8 when coworkers teach…
9:01 PM lrnchat Q4) When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Something else? Why? How do you choose? #lrnchat
9:01 PM quickmuse .@perrinia I’m following you–if only for that final, ALLCAPS ITERATE! #lrnchat
9:01 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Fixed my @CoffeeKeurig the other day. No coffee is a state of emergency at my house! https://t.co/nt30Zb574v
9:02 PM kamkansas A3) As others have said, I get a LOT of books and learn from them. I choose them by Amazon reviews and who the top influencers are. #lrnchat
9:02 PM MrKMaston @margiemeacham Funny. “Trained” workers yesterday. Had a plan going in, then trashed it. Made it in an informal discussion. Worked! #lrnchat
9:02 PM TheQuietSpeaker @SimonBlairTrain @margiemeacham that’s interesting. What’s the line b/t formal & informal? I said webinars, which I see as formal. #lrnchat
9:02 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q4) When u need 2 learn something new now, do u turn to formal courses/events? Something else? Why? How do you choose? #lrnchat
9:02 PM 4KM I just finished “teaching” a for-credit course and I don’t think ppl had a moment of laziness in 10 weeks! @jyoti__gupta #lrnchat
9:02 PM urbie @CandiceCPLP #moocs are fun ways to be exposed to new ways of knowing. But Shan, it’s networking with others that rocks #lrnchat
9:03 PM avanbarn @JaneBozarth ~ here we go again. I’ll check your tweets on your homepage later. #FrigginConfusing #lrnchat
9:03 PM shannongrahamtx YES @quickmuse #designthinking learner’s experience is key #lrnchat https://t.co/DDvUujwIux
9:03 PM RayJimenez #lrnchat Jeff, nice, i need to do more listening https://t.co/v4dRwDpS8H
9:03 PM urbie @RayJimenez yep. But it’s got a dark side methinks. At what point do you think maybe it’s not for me (for whatever reason) #lrnchat
9:03 PM margiemeacham Congrats! Love it. #lrnchat https://t.co/ezEiLEftfF
9:04 PM 4KM Complex #learning: colleagues and experiences. Complicated: books, training, lynda… #lrnchat
9:04 PM melamyra RT @lrnchat: Q4) When you need to learn something new now, do you turn to formal courses/events? Something else? Why? How do you choose? #…
9:04 PM quickmuse A3 We have informal lunch-lectures at my workplace, @_Continuum. They’re often stupendous. See @ehellweg’s: https://t.co/ePJq2QEs22 #lrnchat
9:04 PM eLearninCyclops A4) Current budget – Free is good, but I like informal. More complex topics where I need lots of immediate feedback then classrm #lrnchat
9:04 PM TheQuietSpeaker @kamkansas @lynda I’m trying to put the word out! I don’t think many people are aware of this @torontolibrary perk. #lrnchat
9:04 PM IDTInsights A3) For most topics, I prefer to learn informally, either on my own, or through social learning/discussing with others. #lrnchat
9:05 PM 4KM A3 And then there is “learn by doing,” “learn by writing,” and “learn by teaching.” 🙂 #lrnchat
9:05 PM CandiceCPLP A repeat? #lrnchat https://t.co/2SN94iULml
9:05 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A4) Books, blogs, tweet links, Youtube, group chat, free online piecemeal “courses”. So much out there! and for free! #lrnchat
9:05 PM shannongrahamtx @MrKMaston @margiemeacham I totally believe intentional collaboration more valuable than structured learning most of the time #lrnchat
9:05 PM Tracy_Parish We got to youtube every time (EVERYTIME) we need to use a particular tie-strap. #lrnchat https://t.co/QsR6AuA2Ug
9:05 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Great resource @torontolibrary https://t.co/tGSiya8Qr1
9:06 PM TheQuietSpeaker A4) Depends on what I want to learn, the time I have to learn it, availability of resources (book, class, YouTube video, etc.). #lrnchat
9:06 PM magikbegins RT @focus2achieve: Teach Students to Hack Their Mental Libraries to Learn https://t.co/OLouzL9Spv #edchat #lrnchat #education https://t.co/…
9:06 PM CandiceCPLP We have this perk in Eugene, too. Many libraries offer it, and much more. Love libraries! #lrnchat https://t.co/jMi6nvzkrG
9:06 PM MrMCimino RT @focus2achieve: Teach Students to Hack Their Mental Libraries to Learn https://t.co/OLouzL9Spv #edchat #lrnchat #education https://t.co/…
9:06 PM pubclub A3). There are no classes to teach you all these new social media apps. I usually ask somebody that knows ’em But how do they know #lrnchat
9:06 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Agreed. I always #learn more from my students and they learn from each other. https://t.co/UodPsPB5Cb
9:06 PM SimonBlairTrain @Tracy_Parish It sounds like you’re saying the tie-strap is counterintuitive. #lrnchat
9:07 PM kamkansas A4) Sometimes I choose learning method based on urgency. A boss wanted me to learn Abode Illustrator in 2 days. So, @Lynda. #lrnchat
9:07 PM perrinia #uxAustralia with a youtube talk #lrnchat talking about youtube as a starter learning space. love it. https://t.co/kJX0XgMd6K
9:07 PM quickmuse .@willconstantine @perrinia @urbie Make sure you’re feeling optimistic when you do visit… #lrnchat https://t.co/BB3Sadmjyn
9:07 PM MrKMaston @CandiceCPLP Who cares! I just answered it again a different way 😛 *makes rude gesture to 140 character limit* #lrnchat
9:07 PM 4KM I’ve been trying to build informal learning deeply into graduate credit courses. Love play with paradox. #lrnchat #highered
9:07 PM avanbarn A4: I’m having an A3 déjà vu! #lrnchat https://t.co/lp2pWrVoQa
9:07 PM RayJimenez #lrnchat Folks always fun listening to all your ideas flow… need to drive now. Congrats
9:07 PM Tracy_Parish That’s it exactly. 🙂 #lrnchat https://t.co/AuV0IFkOos
9:07 PM willconstantine Q4) I will choose whatever I need to learn for that topic depending on how specific my learning need is. #lrnchat
9:07 PM Tracy_Parish RT @RayJimenez: #lrnchat Folks always fun listening to all your ideas flow… need to drive now. Congrats
9:07 PM LnDDave A4) I learn by asking myself the same question twice in a row. 😉
#lrnchat
9:07 PM margiemeacham You can get @lynda on @LinkedIn too. #lrnchat https://t.co/lWe4GpQKla
9:08 PM espencedalton A4) for learning NOW definitely use social media, short vids and blogs #lrnchat
9:08 PM IDTInsights RT @avanbarn: A4: I’m having an A3 déjà vu! #lrnchat https://t.co/lp2pWrVoQa
9:08 PM perrinia @quickmuse @willconstantine @urbie it’s good to balance or we fetish the whole process. #lrnchat #psa
9:08 PM MrKMaston @perrinia Oh! Engaging illustrations! SOLD #lrnchat
9:08 PM urbie @perrinia @CandiceCPLP @Acumen throws awesome #moocs. Ditto for #novoed #lrnchat
9:08 PM 4KM RT @shannongrahamtx: @MrKMaston @margiemeacham I totally believe intentional collaboration more valuable than structured learning most of t…
9:08 PM TheQuietSpeaker @JaneBozarth what did we ever do before Google & YouTube? Though I do remember how fun it was to spend hours in the library. #lrnchat
9:08 PM lrnchat Q5) There’s lots of talk now about skipping college. Arguments for/against getting an undergrad degree? #lrnchat
9:08 PM kamkansas A4) For my learning style, it’s crucial that I can do each step that the teacher is doing right along with them. #lrnchat
9:08 PM quickmuse @perrinia @willconstantine @urbie I’m pro-balance. #lrnchat
9:08 PM susangenden A4) Social learning and reading are key #lrnchat
9:09 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q5) There’s lots of talk now about skipping college. Arguments for/against getting an undergrad degree? #lrnchat
9:09 PM chriscarlson @margiemeacham Wow, I didn’t realize that. Smart of @LinkedIn to do that. Making their premium memberships even more valuable. #lrnchat
9:09 PM MrKMaston @TheQuietSpeaker @JaneBozarth MSN Chat rooms? ICQ? *stares of into the distance and mumbles “what a time to be alive” #lrnchat
9:09 PM SimonBlairTrain @Tracy_Parish I hate it when we get saddled with trying to design training for something like that.Simpler product would be better. #lrnchat
9:09 PM susangenden Me, too a4). #lrnchat https://t.co/4MmpW20Brj
9:09 PM willconstantine RT @lrnchat: Q5) There’s lots of talk now about skipping college. Arguments for/against getting an undergrad degree? #lrnchat
9:09 PM 4KM I have that problem as well @jyoti__gupta. Embarrassing when one of my fields is knowledge management! #lrnchat
9:09 PM perrinia @Tracy_Parish Im goingt o youtube to figureo ut what a tiestrap isd #lrnchat
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9:09 PM espencedalton A4) used @lynda to get up to speed on authoring tool used at new employer; it made me look like a pro 😉 #lrnchat
9:10 PM DrJessupS @chriscarlson Minneapolis has https://t.co/m3AnizGxYy through the library. #lrnchat
9:10 PM avanbarn Often trial and error with apps – exploration. @pubclub #lrnchat https://t.co/Azp3mm4Ivq
9:10 PM perrinia @Tracy_Parish wow those typos hurt my eyes. #lrnchat
9:10 PM ziolablu A3/4) I shy away from informal learning when it floats on the surface of an idea. I need to break some things apart. Look inside. #lrnchat
9:10 PM willconstantine Q5) I would never advise someone to skip college. There a huge foundation that builds your learning career that would be damaging #lrnchat
9:10 PM margiemeacham RT @chriscarlson: @margiemeacham Wow, I didn’t realize that. Smart of @LinkedIn to do that. Making their premium memberships even more valu…
9:10 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A5) Which country are we talking about? (Does it matter?) #lrnchat
9:10 PM ChadSLowry A5) Can certainly understand wanting to avoid debt, but unless going into trade w/an apprentice program it’s probably still needed. #lrnchat
9:11 PM eLearninCyclops MT @willconstantine Q5) I would never advise someone to skip college. There a huge foundation that builds your learning career… #lrnchat
9:11 PM IDTInsights A5) My argument for college would be that it teaches you how to think critically and problem-solve (especially grad school)! #lrnchat
9:11 PM CandiceCPLP A5) Depends on he situation and the goals. No need if you want to be a plumber or other tech job. #lrnchat
9:11 PM TheQuietSpeaker A5) Depends on the person and their career goals. But with degree inflation, I’d think it’s a must in most “knowledge” jobs. #lrnchat
9:11 PM LnDDave A5) In the “For: column: There are still many HR orgs that focus more on a piece of paper than on actual competency. #lrnchat
9:11 PM Tracy_Parish RT @lrnchat: Q5) There’s lots of talk now about skipping college. Arguments for/against getting an undergrad degree? #lrnchat
9:11 PM quickmuse A4 Want learn deeply? To enter into an intimate relationship with knowledge? Read a book. A print book. A good one. A great one. #lrnchat
9:11 PM perrinia @MrKMaston @Tracy_Parish that’s like gristle. #lrnchat
9:12 PM eLearninCyclops MT @IDTInsights A5) My argument for college wld b that it teaches u how 2think critically & problem-solve (especially grad school) #lrnchat
9:12 PM avanbarn BAHAHAHAHA! @LnDDave #lrnchat https://t.co/w6G2CA3t8m
9:12 PM margiemeacham #nationalburgerday Planning on a burger right after #lrnchat. #cheeseburgerinparadise!
9:12 PM ziolablu A5) It’s all relative to your end-game. A lot of skills can be learned on the job effectively. Problem solving can be missed. #lrnchat
9:12 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a5) Yes, there’s a financial tipping point where it just doesn’t make sense. 4 yrs college should not equal 40 yrs of debt.
9:12 PM susangenden .@lrnchat a5). Not my preference to skip but so many factors to consider re attending college! #lrnchat
9:12 PM Tracy_Parish So you admit to talking to yourself. #lrnchat https://t.co/1IPmwwq215
9:12 PM perrinia #lrnchat Socially college allows you to be a grown up in a controlled space. You can screw up royally and not have toooo many lasting conseq
9:13 PM TheQuietSpeaker @chriscarlson @margiemeacham @LinkedIn do you need a premium account for that? #lrnchat
9:13 PM margiemeacham A5 #lrnchat I think #college still matters. What we have to do is find a way to make it affordable again. https://t.co/OEG6tM3DjS
9:13 PM eLearninCyclops @LnDDave Saw my org pass on the most qualified candidate simply for that reason – Our loss #lrnchat
9:13 PM quickmuse A4 How poorly we appreciate the astronomic pedagogical value of a great book. So many average teachers; so few superb books. #lrnchat
9:13 PM DrJessupS A5) I think it’s good. For many it gives them time to mature more and try different things and learn how to take care of themselves #lrnchat
9:13 PM kelly_smith01 Stepson on a cousin and became a carpenter remodeling dude – very successful #lrnchat
9:14 PM espencedalton A5) undergrad can expand network and experiences with gen ed curriculum #lrnchat
9:14 PM lrnchat Q6) What are arguments for/against getting a graduate degree? #lrnchat
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9:14 PM avanbarn A5: There is? Who is talking about it that way? My opinions are biased here – go to college if you can. #lrnchat https://t.co/W5rNYM4ALV
9:14 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q6) What are arguments for/against getting a graduate degree? #lrnchat
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9:14 PM MrKMaston @margiemeacham MAKE COLLEGE AFFORDABLE AGAIN *waves placard* #lrnchat
9:14 PM chriscarlson A5) For: exposure to a broad range of learning experiences (formal/informal), a guided learning journey… #lrnchat https://t.co/0zeW2X5NqP
9:14 PM IDTInsights RT @margiemeacham: A5 #lrnchat I think #college still matters. What we have to do is find a way to make it affordable again. https://t.co/O…
9:14 PM perrinia yeah. this please. #lrnchat https://t.co/3gYdTrcNGf
9:15 PM willconstantine I’m off! My website is back up and running! https://t.co/ODAbM5zHju #lrnchat
9:15 PM quickmuse A6 Pro: Lots of nice letters to type after your proper name. #lrnchat Con: $$$$.
9:15 PM willconstantine RT @lrnchat: Q6) What are arguments for/against getting a graduate degree? #lrnchat
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9:15 PM margiemeacham A6 – #lrnchat I think it depends on the field. I’ve found my #MS in ed very valuable in my work. https://t.co/xzPX930SlX
9:15 PM avanbarn @perrinia Let me know what you find out! Thx! #lrnchat https://t.co/inJbe1msBE
9:15 PM eLearninCyclops A6) Tough to go grad level deep into a subject with some push from profs #lrnchat
9:15 PM LnDDave @eLearninCyclops Before I got my degree I was once told “You’re the perfect candidate, but we have a policy on degree requirements” #lrnchat
9:15 PM margiemeacham Q6 #lrnchat An advanced #degree lets you #learn deeply, a BA/BS lets you learn broadly. You need both.
9:15 PM ChadSLowry A6) If you’ve never studied the field you are in or want to be in, that’s a good reason for a grad degree. #lrnchat
9:16 PM Tracy_Parish Need to cut out early. Thanks #lrnchat, until next week.
9:16 PM TheQuietSpeaker @MrKMaston @margiemeacham yes, this! It shouldn’t be a life sentence to debt. #lrnchat
9:16 PM susangenden A6) Especially with software engineering in Silicon Valley for example, degrees can matter less #lrnchat
9:16 PM ChadSLowry A6) If you want to prepare not just yourself, but others to learn more about a field, that’s a good reason to go to grad school. #lrnchat
9:16 PM chriscarlson A5) Against: Expensive. Four years is starting to seem like a long time. Required courses. Really expensive #lrnchat https://t.co/0zeW2X5NqP
9:16 PM SimonBlairTrain @quickmuse Do you need a graduate degree to add letters? I’m going to start signing “SImon Blair, VFG AQS” 🙂 #lrnchat
9:16 PM CandiceCPLP A6) Gaining depth/focus in a chosen area; prep for a PhD 😌 #lrnchat
9:16 PM espencedalton A5) colleges are not great at showing students how courses build skills. Wish that improved so students can better market selves #lrnchat
9:16 PM quickmuse A6 Some advanced degrees will enable you to grab more money! #lrnchat Some will make you look like you wasted your 20s. Won’t say which.
9:16 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A6) Depends on purpose, debt, societal/individual value, and whether you are resilient enough to endure 4 yrs of deadlines #lrnchat
9:16 PM DrJessupS A6) Enjoyed what I learned in my PhD but wouldn’t recommend it. Not enough return on investment. #lrnchat
9:17 PM 4KM If #HigherEd sets aside tricky things like critical thinking, systems thinking, context, and reflexivity, it will become endangered #lrnchat
9:17 PM quickmuse @mjankovich BTW: Do you know #lrnchat?
9:17 PM ziolablu And be reasonable. Don’t require a degree if you’re only expectation is placing cog A in position B. #lrnchat https://t.co/kTqjYm5z8S
9:17 PM LnDDave A6) Con: The rigor involved; Pro: The rigor involved #lrnchat
9:18 PM CandiceCPLP Me, too, Margie, even though much has changed! #lrnchat https://t.co/7FTTCfVGGw
9:18 PM lrnchat Q7) How do lifelong learners “go back to school”? #lrnchat
9:18 PM TheQuietSpeaker A6) I got my grad degree in DC—where it felt like a Masters was a Bachelors. Depends on your field, city, money situation, etc. #lrnchat
9:18 PM eLearninCyclops RT @lrnchat Q7) How do lifelong learners “go back to school”? #lrnchat
9:18 PM avanbarn Hmm…don’t think anyone graduates ‘ready-made’ – still need to learn, but am still pro-college. @LnDDave #lrnchat https://t.co/TXRt2YVX0L
9:18 PM perrinia @DrJessupS agree i have an MA in History. There’s no ROI prof there. but I am privileged enough I was able to reap out benefits. #lrnchat
9:18 PM kelly_smith01 RT @LnDDave: A6) Con: The rigor involved; Pro: The rigor involved #lrnchat
9:18 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A7) They don’t. They realise they’ve always been at school. Always learning. #lrnchat
9:18 PM DrJessupS A7) Who said we ever left school? #lrnchat
9:19 PM ChadSLowry A6) Grad programs might be best networking oppty you’ll ever have. But be prepared to impress; grades are the highest of stakes. #lrnchat
9:19 PM 4KM Should we think ROI with a PhD @DrJessupS? Obviously each person’s choice but “investment” seems like $; not effectiveness. #lrnchat
9:19 PM quickmuse @mjankovich Q5) There’s lots of talk now about skipping college. Arguments for/against getting an undergrad degree? #lrnchat
9:19 PM perrinia @JaneBozarth LULZ i literally had my business case handed back to me because my words were ‘too big’. hire me? #lrnchat
9:19 PM avanbarn Problem solving is not a guarantee in college either. So many factors. @ziolablu #lrnchat https://t.co/LcwUPYUIvb
9:20 PM LnDDave RT @lrnchat: Q7) How do lifelong learners “go back to school”? #lrnchat
9:20 PM tracie_marie I’m torn. I don’t use my degree at all (History/PoliSci). #lrnchat https://t.co/Rc8js06jOm
9:20 PM CandiceCPLP A7) Hopefully, with an open mind. There’s so much to learn about changing processes, LMS, etc. #lrnchat
9:20 PM TheQuietSpeaker @JaneBozarth good point. Even if you get the same knowledge from self-study, talking the same language counts for a lot. #lrnchat
9:20 PM eLearninCyclops A7) They #lrnchat
9:20 PM kamkansas @chriscarlson Students can test out of many classes. I did. I went to University of Kansas and worked. Not costly. Paid off big! #lrnchat
9:20 PM 4KM A7 Lifelong learners go back to school sideways, with more to contribute and with higher expectations. #lrnchat #Highered
9:20 PM LnDDave A7) By having a diverse library of reading material on the nightstand. 🙂 #lrnchat
9:20 PM ChadSLowry A7) Read blogs. Reply to blogs. Write blogs. #lrnchat
9:20 PM quickmuse A5 Has never been easier for middle class kids to question the value of college. Couldn’t have done it when I was 18. #lrnchat
9:20 PM eLearninCyclops RT @ChadSLowry A7) Read blogs. Reply to blogs. Write blogs. #lrnchat
9:20 PM MrKMaston @perrinia @JaneBozarth Were the words something akin to this? #lrnchat

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9:21 PM chriscarlson A6) For: Specializing. Switching focus areas. Preparing for more advanced degree. Engaging conversations. #lrnchat https://t.co/gvDbntbb8N
9:21 PM shannongrahamtx A6 if the grad degree gives u knowledge to advance in discipline i.e. Not just more $$ #lrnchat
9:21 PM ziolablu A7) They curate their own informal classroom – groups, authors, interests, idea pools… #lrnchat
9:21 PM kamkansas A5) A lot of my coworkers couldn’t get promoted or hired to new jobs they wanted without a college degree. Even more true today. #lrnchat
9:21 PM kelly_smith01 If you read, ask questions, agitate, improvise, color outside the lines, share, collaborate – you are a lifelong learner #Lrnchat
9:21 PM SimonBlairTrain @MrKMaston @perrinia @JaneBozarth LOL! Is it time for the pendegestatory repast yet? #lrnchat
9:21 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a6) 1) grad school was wayy easier than undergrad for me. 2) Lots of co’s offer tuition assistance. 3) Meet people, make friends
9:21 PM tracie_marie Orgs miss out when they do this! #lrnchat https://t.co/2RzgkUnInE
9:21 PM quickmuse @DrJessupS Nice! #lrnchat
9:21 PM LnDDave A6) By joining informally formal learning opportunities like #lrnchat
9:22 PM quickmuse @DrJessupS Who ever said we really enrolled? #lrnchat
9:22 PM eLearninCyclops MT @kelly_smith01 If u read, ask questions, agitate, improvise, color outside the lines, share collaborate – u r a lifelong learner #Lrnchat
9:22 PM 4KM A7 Context: When I started my PhD program not THAT long ago, the average student age was around 50. #lrnchat
9:22 PM lrnchat Q8) What did you learn tonight? #lrnchat
9:22 PM lrnchat Q8) What did you learn tonight? #lrnchat
9:22 PM kelly_smith01 RT @LnDDave: A6) By joining informally formal learning opportunities like #lrnchat
9:22 PM MrKMaston @DrJessupS It /was/ nicer when someone else made my lunch, did the shopping, paid the bills… #lrnchat
9:22 PM mjankovich A5 For: knowledge, lifetime earnings are higher, alumni connections, minimum for some jobs. Against: Cost, not work exp #lrnchat @quickmuse
9:23 PM margiemeacham A8 #lrnchat Loved the article @Tracy_Parish shared on 7 minutes. Learned there are many paths to the same career https://t.co/j99CrOVD8B
9:23 PM avanbarn A6: Becoming more ‘the bar’ – especially in professional domains. #lrnchat https://t.co/PbC1OofxHW
9:23 PM chriscarlson A6) Against: Time. Expense. #lrnchat https://t.co/gvDbntbb8N
9:23 PM catspyjamasnz RT @perrinia: #uxAustralia with a youtube talk #lrnchat talking about youtube as a starter learning space. love it. https://t.co/kJX0XgMd6K
9:23 PM IDTInsights A6) I experienced much more deep learning and reflection in grad school. #lrnchat
9:23 PM kamkansas A7) Lifelong learners go back to school by reading, keeping up with trends, finding new ways to strengthen those learning muscles. #lrnchat
9:23 PM espencedalton A7) content curation, networking groups, workshops, MOOCs #lrnchat
9:24 PM TheQuietSpeaker A8) That I’m grateful for taking “keyboarding” in high school, so I can keep up with #lrnchat 🙂
9:24 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat A8) I learned about the variety of sentiments and thoughts regarding schooling and the societal value of education #lrnchat
9:24 PM perrinia gah already!?!? #lrnchat https://t.co/21IDq1Rxr3
9:24 PM CandiceCPLP Yes. This! #lrnchat https://t.co/Zk9tko5oZ2
9:24 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat a8) Just reminded of: all of my education is a privilege
9:24 PM susangenden #lrnchat A8) that it’s good to be here with other learners.
9:24 PM quickmuse .@mjankovich Against: breeds debt, arrogance, myopia. #lrnchat For: Finally get a chance to see what Derrida is all about…
9:24 PM kamkansas A7) Work is a constant learning environment. Life is too. Learning to adapt to change, different bosses, new ways of doing things. #lrnchat
9:24 PM perrinia @MrKMaston #lrnchat considering the number of degrees across #lrnchat – well we all had cake.
9:25 PM quickmuse @MrKMaston @DrJessupS Reminds a bit of this terrible, terrible song: https://t.co/aremnmO6ra #lrnchat
9:25 PM mjankovich With amount of online resources, public libraries, life experiences to be had, school isn’t always needed #lrnchat https://t.co/bUXFTHOwF8
9:25 PM espencedalton A8) L&D folks have a diverse range of fave subjects; appreciate humor in teachers #lrnchat
9:25 PM chriscarlson A7) Lifelong learners recognize that there is always something new to learn and find a path to learn it. #lrnchat https://t.co/PaNz51yBHn
9:25 PM TheQuietSpeaker @kamkansas absolutely. There are opportunities to learn everywhere. #lifelonglearning #lrnchat
9:25 PM lrnchat QWrap. It’s that time again. Please re-introduce yourselves. Shameless plugs welcome #lrnchat
9:26 PM kamkansas @DrJessupS SO true! We never left school. School taught us how to learn and how to study and we’ve stayed on that path ever since! #lrnchat
9:26 PM 4KM I understand @DrJessupS I was lucky to find a program I loved and that I could integrate with consulting work, travel etc. #lrnchat
9:26 PM mjankovich @quickmuse For: Allows chances to use words like myopia. #lrnchat
9:26 PM avanbarn So ideally, grad degree has a purpose – more intentional than undergrad, not killing time. #lrnchat @margiemeacham https://t.co/euazUFiwm0
9:27 PM IDTInsights A7) They reflect on what they don’t know/would like to know, seek out information/knowledge, and put it into practice. #lrnchat
9:27 PM chriscarlson @kamkansas Ahh. And how did you learn what you needed to know for test? Was it advanced classes in high school? #lrnchat
9:27 PM ChadSLowry Awrap) Chad S Lowry, Client Education Manager. Time to start working on my fall TV preview parody blog entry! #lrnchat
9:27 PM perrinia #lrnchat @wrap Perrin, still in NZ. should have a cool video to plug next week.
9:27 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Catch new podcast with @jd_dillon https://t.co/nwDhOhdVO2. Coming soon – @JaneBozarth https://t.co/VBqjTe5bOQ
9:27 PM jyoti__gupta #lrnchat awrap) If you know anyone looking to adopt the cutest baby girl kittens in Boston, let me know https://t.co/4sTxqGcMbC
9:28 PM susangenden Awrap) Susan in Michigan. Good night all, it was fun. #lrnchat
9:28 PM eLearninCyclops QWrap) Jeff in Baltimore – Thx for another great #lrnchat
9:28 PM kamkansas @mjankovich Most don’t go back to “formal” school, but we’re always learning, and college gave me that foundation of HOW to learn. #lrnchat
9:28 PM ziolablu I design formal courses bent on teaching people how to learn informally 😬 #lrnchat
9:28 PM 4KM Alice MacGillivray: trying to deeply understand what I do when I design and facilitate unusual learning spaces. Gabriola Island. #lrnchat
9:28 PM MrKMaston @lrnchat AWrap) Sydneysider here. Exploring ginger beers and good food, one sitting at a time. Frrrrriiiiiday! #lrnchat #Ilovelearning
9:28 PM quickmuse .@mjankovich Harf! Allows chances to use 20-cent words–without the risk of getting pelted by a BB gun. #lrnchat
9:28 PM margiemeacham #lrnchat Speaking at #Training2016: https://t.co/lM6x0DG1us Anyone else?
9:29 PM TheQuietSpeaker A wrap) Amy Warren, instructional designer in Toronto. I need to write new content to plug! #lrnchat
9:29 PM mjankovich Collaboration is great especially with respect to lifelong learning. #lrnchat https://t.co/srik4yEj1k
9:29 PM espencedalton Qwrap) Elizabeth, instructional designer #lrnchat
9:29 PM SimonBlairTrain @MrKMaston Ginger beer? Sounds interesting! #lrnchat
9:29 PM DrJessupS A8) Great to see all the different paths people took to get here. There is no one correct path. #lrnchat
9:29 PM IDTInsights So true! “Always learning, always improving” is my personal motto! #lrnchat https://t.co/vRTI5OWCSV
9:29 PM LnDDave Wrap) David from NY, tweeing from CA. Hopefully I’ll see some of you at #GuildChat tomorrow. Take care everyone! #lrnchat
9:29 PM mjankovich @kamkansas Well stated, I agree! I wouldn’t trade my undergrad for anything. #lrnchat
9:30 PM mjankovich RT @kamkansas: @mjankovich Most don’t go back to “formal” school, but we’re always learning, and college gave me that foundation of HOW to…
9:30 PM MrKMaston @SimonBlairTrain It’s like they’re appearing everywhere! Try Royal Jamaican – Jamaican me crazy! (it’s great!) #lrnchat
9:30 PM kamkansas @chriscarlson I took AP courses in high school, but many freshman-level courses I just tested out of because I had the knowledge. #lrnchat
9:30 PM odguru RT @Tracy_Parish: “The Optimal Post is 7 Minutes” by @sall https://t.co/BJf9cTvqQG #lrnchat
9:30 PM quickmuse .@kamkansas Lifelong learning leads to vocational happiness. Learn what you love & you’ll love what you do. https://t.co/mMZT5DX0NZ #lrnchat
9:31 PM lrnchat Thanks everyone for joining #lrnchat tonight. See you next week! Look for weekly transcripts at https://t.co/ijNIXq164N
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