Year for Productivity: Session 24: Characteristics of a Vibrant Personal Learning Network

We’ve talked at length about what Personal Learning Networks (PLN) are, ruminated upon what makes up our own network right now and we’ve hopefully even explored  a few new sources for connections. We’ve also recognized the need for participation and identification … Continue reading

Year for Productivity Session 23: Productive Meetings; or, Oh, No, Not Another %$*&%^& Meeting!

Most people at least profess to hate meetings.  They do, however, seem to be a necessary evil at this point, and they are a more confusing topic than ever, given that now, besides the traditional kinds of meetings, we now … Continue reading

Year for Productivity Session 21: Blogs – Their Care and Feeding

Blogs are an enormous topic, in part because there are an enormous number of them – including this one, which makes this topic very meta.  The focus here is, of course, blogs as personal knowledge management tools and on their … Continue reading

Year for Productivity Session 20: Following Our Digital Footprints

So what is a digital footprint? According to Webopedia, “This [digital footprint] is information transmitted online, such as forum registration, e-mails and attachments, uploading videos or digital images and any other form of transmission of information — all of which … Continue reading