While I wasn’t able to fully participate in the Google + hangout on March 13th 2014 (see http://google.com/+ElearningmanifestoOrg2014/) because I was attending another conference, I was able to participate in the live backchannel via Twitter using the hash, #elearningmanifesto. Thankfully they also recorded the session which can be found on YouTube:
The “instigators” of this movement are:
- Michael Allen of Allen Interactions and author of many instructional design books (see Michael W. Allen on Amazon).
- Julie Dirksen who I interact with often on Thursday nights via Twitter with the hash #LRNchat. She also blogs over at Usable Learning and has written a book, Design for How People Learn: Voices Matter.
- Clark Quinn who is also a regular chatter to wittiness and learning-ness of the Thursday night Twitter #LRNchat. I have read many of his articles and contributions to textbooks during my graduate studies. He regularly blogs at Learnlets and you can see his books (see Clark N. Quinn on Amazon).
- Will Thalheimer whom I am not as familiar with but I look forward to learning more from where he blogs at Will At Work Learning and can be found on Twitter.
What an amazing group of professionals in the field of Instructional Design and eLearning that banded together to cause some “disruption” to the current state of eLearning. I highly suggest checking out their main site, eLeanringManifesto.org reviewing the manifesto and becoming a signatory.
Follow me over the next week or so as I try to highlight my personal take a ways from this event.