Posts Tagged ‘information’

Two Ways to Curate Your Life

December 30, 2012

This year, the term “curate” came up a few times. Basically, it is the concept of pulling the quality content, or content that is useful, out of the mass of data the world presents us with on a daily basis.

I was doing a little research over the last few days and identified two really good ways to curate information, so I thought I would share them with you all.

One is related to bringing industry information to you and the other is related to what you see on Facebook.

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Course Design – Why Does Your eLearning Course Exist?

July 5, 2012

I came across this video from Cathy Moore called The Big Mistake in Elearning. I like her approach and thought it would be worth sharing.

Essentially, rather than starting with information and working towards a goal, you work backwards. Start with the end in mind and build experiences or activities. From there, offer the information necessary to accomplish the activity. This puts the information at the peripheral of your plan, rather than at the center.

Career Building – Acquiring Information and Finding Opportunities within Your Network

April 9, 2012

What’s the whole point of building a network? Is it to find cool people to hang out with? This happens typically, but the real goal is to gather information and eventually find those unique opportunities that create success for you. Opportunities are interesting things – they are simply opportunities. iFor your career, t is the act of recognizing an opportunity when it occurs and being able to execute on that opportunity that makes all the difference. Your goal should be to use your professional network to help you go out and find the opportunities.

Great opportunities are rare. You don’t want any old opportunity. What you want to capitalize on are the career changing ones. These extend your competitive advantage or accelerate your Plan A or Plan B. Your career will probably not be a rocket to the top. You will have several different career-changing opportunities that come in the way of break-throughs, deals, or discoveries.

On your resume, you probably have your last series of jobs in reverse chronological order. You probably formatted all your jobs the same. This is actually misleading and your career does not physically develop like that. Every one of us has had breakout projects, connections, opportunities, and luck.

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