From: Lance Dublin []
Sent: Thursday, January 11, 2007 3:00 AM
Subject: News and Views and Invitations - January
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January 2007

Dear Lance,

Welcome to the January issue of the D- Letter.I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are having a great start to 2007!

In this issue I want to share with you some thoughts about learning to the power of 'e', uncover the truth about Einstein's quote in Facts for Thought, invite you to my upcoming 'Let's Get Serious' Webinar on new learning approaches, and continue to define for you what I do as a 'Chief Solution Architect'.

Thank you for joining me. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback. Don't hold back.

My best,

P.S. I also want to clarify that in the December issue I was referring to Kwanza (not Zwanza); I apologize for the confusion.

in this issue
  • On My Mind
  • Facts for Thought
  • Let's Get Serious About Informal Learning, Games and Simulations, Rapid e-Learning, M-Learining ...
  • Chief Solution Architect: Learning, Thinking, Strategy and Answers

  • Facts for Thought

    "You can't solve tomorrow's problems with the thinking of today." It seems as if this is probably not what Einstein said. But, my search for his exact quote only revealed that it's quite easy to put words in the mouth of people now departed, no matter how famous they might be.

    So, here are a number of versions of this same quote you sent me and I found through my further research:

    • The significant problems we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking with which we created them
    • We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them
    • Problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness that created them
    • The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the the level of thinking that created them

    Whichever you choose to accept as the 'real' one, I believe they all communicate the same message - and that is a message we need to hear again and again.

    Let's Get Serious About Informal Learning, Games and Simulations, Rapid e-Learning, M-Learining ...
    webinar 2

    On Thursday, February 1st we will kick-off this Winter's webinar series. The first webinar is Let's Get Serious About New Learning Approaches: What's Hot And What's Not, And Why Care!

    There are a number of "new" learning approaches - informal learning, games, simulations, rapid e- learning, m-learning - being touted by the experts and "visionaries". But, it's often difficult to separate out fact from fiction, truth from possibility, leading edge from bleeding edge, opportunity from misadventure. This is the session for those of you ready to take a serious look at the so-called latest in learning approaches. Come and join this fun dialogue to understand how to best integrate and leverage these "new" approaches with the traditional learning approaches already in use in your organization.

    You and your colleagues are invited to join me for this FREE webinar on Thursday, February 1st from 2:00 - 3:00pmEST. I look forward to 'seeing' you online.

    Chief Solution Architect: Learning, Thinking, Strategy and Answers
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    Here are some quotes from a variety of sources which seem appropriate to me in further defining the essence of my work as a 'chief solution architect':

    "For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them". Aristotle

    "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices." William James

    "Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat." Sun Tzu [Wu]

    "I don't pretend we have all the answers. But the questions are certainly worth thinking about." Arthur C. Clarke

    For more information about my services and the value I can bring to working with you to address your unique situation, please give me a call or visit my website. I look forward to our conversation.

    On My Mind
    Lance Dublin Formal

    I became a blogger last May when I launched my blog: Learning-e: Learning to the Power of 'e'. And, this month I will be 'retiring'. I find I just don't seem to have what it takes; I don't have the right blog-stuff.

    What I learned through this experience though was the true inter-connectedness of our world today. And, the willingness of people to share. The comments I received were insightful and thought- provoking.

    "Putting the e in front of learning is certainly limit our creative thinking. The main focus must be on LEARNING and not on the E."

    "The e thing is overrated. CONTEXT is king if you already have the Content."

    "The result one looks for from learning should be the driver. If you can't imagine the end result, you can't create a successful learning experience no matter what tools / e-magic is used."

    "Learning is part of the process. The end- product needs to be performance ... The 'e' part is a small part of how people learn."

    And, finally ...

    " I have surfed the net and found your blog. It's amazing."

    "Really this blog looking very nice, but font is too small."

    I want to thank everyone who contributed to this blog. You certainly added to the collective wisdom on this important topic.

    Check out my Learning-e blog
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    Let's Get Serious Webinar Series

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    eLearn Magazine -- Five Questions... for Lance Dublin

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