Myths & Truths: Summary

On February 4, 2010 the topic for #lrnchat was Myths & Truths about Training and Learning. Nothing scientific, just fun. A group self organized to pull out the responses and they are posted in the following pages.

Myths about Training | Myths about Learning
Truths about Training
| Truths about Learning

For the purpose of this exercise (and #lrnchat in general), I put forth the following definitions — if not perfect, at least to serve as a place to start.

Training (teaching too) as an “outside in” activity, the part of the equation that focuses on the delivery. Learning is the “inside out” part, that originates from the learner’s desire or need to know.


– Marcia

[Special thanks to @chambo_online @sahana2802 @kelly_smith01 @jkmind @jsuzcampos and @Rustici_Susan for summarizing, and @simbeckhampson for leading the charge!]


  1. I am concerned about who made decisions (value judgments?) about what is included here. Some active voices and important ideas have been cut out altogether. I am sure someone had a good reason for doing this, but my first reaction is, “Shame on you!”

    1. Dear #Lrnchat – I’m not sure what Rick’s problem is, but I found the work completed on this transcript to be first class. It appears from the list of names above that seven independent people edited the document – it must have been quite some ordeal to have dissected such a transcript in such a short time, and if they missed a few tweets (horror) from thousands, huh, some people are hard to please, really! I would like to personally thank those who worked (for free) to help the #lrnchat and wider learning community; your hard work is truly appreciated.

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