I've updated the word cloud of this blog which you can see in the column on the right. It's interesting to see how things have changed over the last four months from:
Although things are largely the same, the biggest word is now learning whereas previously it was tools. There's also evidence of my reflections on activity templates and recent learning design teaching sessions I've been running.
One question I'm asking myself is:
Does this word cloud give a fair reflection of my role as an E-learning Manager?
(for the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL), Institute of Education (IOE))
The answer is probably not. I reflect on what's interested me from what I've been reading and what's been challenging me and been valuable learning experiences in my job. The mundane stuff doesn't get in there like the setting up of online course areas and the repeated process/navigation demonstrations. E-learning/learning technology jobs are about maintaining and setting up structures and systems and negotiating opportunities and events where you can show that you can offer much more than this. For me, I've done this by setting up sessions on Web 2.0 technologies and online learning design. Showing people how to use a particular VLE tools is the halfway house between the two extremes. It's ostensibly about process but you can shoehorn in pedagogy if you careful about it.