Think Broadly. Learn Deeply.
Broadskilling Founder, Richard Busby, on "Navigating Now" webcast (September 17, 2020), sponsored by Thoughtium.
Broadskilling and the author's other presentations and articles are now available in one place!
Full Stack Learning Design. Like software developers, the demand today is for Learning designers with front and back end development capabilities. The Instructional Design & Developer role has matured in both scope and strategic focus. The author shares a four dimension framework for Full Stack learning solution development.
Is this for you? This article is for you IF: Your organization has little experience using web-conferencing services or online tools, but needs to rapidly convert a face-to-face meeting or instructional program into a virtual “web-based” event. This article is likely not for you IF: Your organization has trained online learning specialists, design expertise, technology, a mature, established set of virtual communication processes.
Technical skills are scarce. As a result, opportunities abound for people with skills that are relevant to the technical economy. Learning to code is an absolutely relevant entry skill, however, there is much more to consider when planning to develop skill sets with strong demand. The Broadskilling Project suggests the following framework defining 6 specific types of technology-relevant skill sets to enhance employability.
Selecting a learning solution? Consider complexity and the pace of content change. Apply this 4 quadrant model to justify your innovative teaching or training solution to your leadership.
Now available for download: One hour presentation of "Broadskilling: Preparing Students for Future Work." This is an overview of the framework, with discussions about the emerging technical economy, with a student Broadskilling research activity provided to CTE educators attending the presentation.
Article by Richard Busby describing 4 leadership lessons learned from the author's experience managing corporate and academic projects large and small. Click "Learn More" to read it!
The purpose and intended uses of the Broadskilling project materials and resources. Start reading this if you are a parent, a student, or an educator interested in future-ready skill sets.
Short excerpt featuring Mr. Busby describing the role of inquiry based learning at imsa.edu, to enable students to develop their capability to solve problems.
Busby, R. and Goldsmith, J. "Managing Scarce Resources in Training Projects." Trends and Issues in Instructional Design and Technology, 2nd Edition. Allyn & Bacon, a Pearson Education imprint. 2nd and 3rd editions.
Carson's Book: A story of adoption from China. A picture book that provides a simple story of adoption. The story is meant to start the conversation between parent and child.