This is my first blog post. I’ve never written a blog before but I figured hey, you need to start somewhere, so here goes.
I’ve been working in Learning & Development since mid 2007. I started as a classroom trainer and a little over 2 years ago, I moved into e-learning instructional design (although I have designed plenty of classroom courses as well). I love instructional design – the challenge of it, the creative process, working with others, the variety, and the (generally) interesting topics. I’m keen to learn more and become a better designer and as a result I’ve become a member of some associations, I’ve joined groups via LinkedIn and I subscribe to the twitter feeds of people from the learning industry.
I was reading an online article the other week and it used a term ‘lurkers’ to describe people who subscribe to information but who generally sit on the sidelines and don’t participate. It some ways it sounds a bit creepy. However, it really summed me up, as I tend not to say very much in discussions but I’m still keen to learn from the experiences of others. For me this blog is about coming out of the shadows and getting more involved in the industry and to share my point of view. Sometimes the hardest part is taking that first step so that’s what I’m hoping to do by writing this blog. Perhaps you’ve had a similar experience to me or you’re at the same stage as me in your career.
My intention is to write about topics that relate to learning and what I’m learning as I carve out my own career. So, if you are reading this feel free to share your thoughts.