Author Archive: Clark Quinn

Trying out videos

DevLearn, the elearning conference I’ll be attending in November, has suggested adding videos to promote your talks.  I haven’t done much with video (though I did just do this <6 minute one about my proposed learning pedagogy), but I’ve found the…
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Editorializing

I recently wrote about serious comics, and realized there’s a form I hadn’t addressed yet has some valuable insights. The value in looking at other approaches is that it provides lateral insight (I’m currently reading Stephen Johnson’s Where Good Ideas…
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Meaningful and meta

Over the weekend, one of my colleagues posted a rant about MOOCs and critical thinking. And, largely, I think he was right.  There’re several things we need, and MOOCs as they typically are constituted, aren’t going to deliver.  As I…
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Activity-Based Learning Walkthrough

I spoke to my activity-based learning model as part of a larger presentation, and someone suggested that it really helped to be walked through it. So this was on my ‘to do’ queue.  And, finally, I created a walkthrough; here you go (about…
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Dave Gray Liminal Thinking Mindmap

I was fortunate to have a chance to hear Dave Gray (author of Connected Company) speak on his forthcoming book, Liminal Thinking. Interestingly inspired by his investigation of agile, it end up being about how to break through your barriers.…
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Learning Through the Wild

So last week I was in the wilderness for some more time, this time with family.  And there were several learnings as an outcome that are worth sharing. As context, Yosemite National Park is one of the world’s truly beautiful…
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The probability of wasting money

Designing learning is a probability game.  To paraphrase Dorothy Parker, you can lead a learner to learning, but you can’t make them think.  What I mean is that the likelihood that the learning actually sticks is a result of a…
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Being clear on collaboration

Twice recently, I’ve been confronted with systems that claim to be collaboration platforms. And I think distributed collaboration is one of the most powerful options we have for accelerating our innovation.  So in each case I did some investigation. Unfortunately, the…
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Serious Comics

I attended  ComicCon  again this year, and addition to the wild costumes, crowded exhibit hall, and over-priced food, there are a series of sessions. They cover television, movies, and print in a wide variety of markets.  And I like the…
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Quinnovation Fall 2016 Schedule

My fall schedule is coalescing, so I thought I’d provide pointers to when and where I’ll be out in public for the rest of this year: I’m doing two separate webinars for a government client, one at the end of August,…
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