Tuesday, February 1

Learning Circuits Blog Evolution

In the past year it seems the world discovered blogs. We’re proud that LCB was one of the first team authored blogs on the net but the attention received by blogs have brought tremendous changes in capability and expectations for content and design. To stay at the forefront, Learning Circuits Blog has to evolve. In addition to the obvious changes to format and page design (due in part to a switch to Blogger as our platform), there are five major areas of change:

Tie-in to Learning Circuits. We will be making more conscious efforts to tie to the content of Learning Circuits. We’ll be discussing and debating the topics found in Learning Circuits and linking to related LC content.

Expand Author Voice. The author team is being expanded to bring in voices from various eLearning markets – K-12, Corporate, Government, and International. Recently there has been discussion that there is duplication of efforts in different learning environments. We hope that through new voices from various areas, LCB can be a place to share best practices and learn from each other.

Collaborative Practices. Much has been said about how blogs are a powerful learning tool We think so too and plan to use LCB as a workshop to demonstrate and experiment with new types of collaborate practices in a blog. In other words we intend to practice what we preach.

Enhance Participation. Blogs are at their best when everyone is involved, so we’re taking steps to encourage everyone to participate. We’ll have flash polls to get feedback on topics we’re discussing, sweepstakes for those who post comments, and working with the author team to assure posts are written to be provocative and welcoming of commentary. We’ll also have a subscription service to keep you informed of changes on the site and, of course.

New Blogmeister. Finally, Dave Lee will be taking over the reigns from Jay Cross for the administrativeaspects of LCB. Dave has worked on both sides of the vendor/consumer table with eLearning and has 16 years of building innovative educational programs for corporate, higher educational and international markets.

We hope these changes will make Learning CircuitsBlog a community you’ll want to be an active participant in. We welcome and need your input into these changes and any other you’d care to suggest. Drop Dave an email at david_c_lee@mac.com to make suggestions or volunteer to help out.

Hit the comment button and let us know what you think.