Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. –Soren Kierkegaard, 19th Century Danish philosopher The plan: Lisa would restart our WLS blogging with a reflective post on her learning truths from the last year. (It was wonderful!) I would follow with my own reflections in a week or two. Instead: I […]
About Doris Reeves-Lipscomb
I believe that digital literacy is important. With the power of the internet, doors open, we connect, and our lives expand with new perspectives, new friends, and allies. Outrageously good ideas, solutions, and innovations can evolve in co-creating and sharing activities online. My experience online led to my co-founding the Studio with Lyn Boyer and Lisa Levinson. We wish to help others benefit purposefully from learning, leading, and connecting online as we have.
Entries by Doris Reeves-Lipscomb
National Public Radio wakes me up most mornings. Recently, Marketplace featured Amy Scott, the senior education correspondent, who riveted my attention to the broadcast at 5:00 AM. The titled segment “Learning Counts” reviewed work by the Institute for the Future in California and the ACT Foundation on the ledger.
It takes just one person to connect you to valuable learning activities. Example: Bronwyn Stuckey, my mentor and learning ally halfway around the world, recently posed a question on her Facebook timeline. She tagged a few Facebook friends to notify them about her post, then waited.
Lisa’s last blog post Personal Learning Is in Your Future offered a rich mix of springboard ideas and resources. Its breadth made me ponder how best to build on her post. It reminded me of the dilemma faced by consumers in super-sized stores. How to pick just one item from the many possibilities! The New World of […]
Twice in one week. It’s delightful seeing Lisa in person again. Last week, her husband’s birthday celebration brought us together. This week she and I are participating in Encore Connect: Your Roadmap to What’s Next. Encore Connect is a three-hour interactive session for midlife and older adults to discover, retool, and connect to their next […]
Lisa’s blog post last week titled “Reflection and Journaling: Seek, Sense, Share,” reminded me how hard it can be to stop bad habits and form healthy new habits. She observed that the stumbling block for many of us in the Personal Knowledge Mastery (PKM) process occurs when: …we get stuck on the seeking information part […]
Then I began looking for my first “real” job weeks before I graduated from college with a social work degree. This meant scanning the classified ads in the local newspaper. I found an ad for an entry level social worker position. I completed the lengthy job application on my typewriter and carried it back to […]
How did 2015 go for you? Was it a good year, bad year, somewhere in between? As you think about what you did last year, what learning gems will enrich your work-life this year? I ask because the seek-sense-share learning cycle Lisa and I follow includes reflecting on our experiences and applying our learning to […]
To get a job in your 50s, maintain friendships in your 40s This headline from Phyllis Korkki’s article in the NYT in September 2015 grabbed, then annoyed me, for two reasons. One, it assumes that only 50 year olds are looking for work. What about people in their sixties or seventies? Aren’t some of them […]
Scrolling through our Twitter feed on Monday, I saw several references to Jay Cross. Jay wrote the book Informal Learning: Rediscovering the Natural Pathways That Inspire Innovation and Performance in 2006. Jay credited Peter Henschel, director of the Institute for Research on Learning (IRL) with the term informal learning but Jay’s book became the popular go-to reference […]