Jay Cross, in Bus Routes & Bike Paths likens formal learning to riding the bus with it’s unvarying routes and schedule and compares informal learning to people on bikes who can go where ever they want, whenever they want. Does your training “city” have any bike paths built in?
I think Tony has nailed this one right on the button. I very much agree that a large part of maximizing learning is to get tacit knowledge to become explicit knowledge. As he points out another advantage to capturing that tacit knowledge is the opportunity for discovering the potential for corrections/improvements.
A nice post on learning in a corporation make the point that the goal should be to take tacit knowledge and efficiently redistribute it as explicit knowledge. I think this is right on the mark. Part of learning, maybe the first step, is sharing what others already know. Great post!!!!
From the Ageless Learner blog comes this great list of learning-related resources. The list includes books, magazines & web resources. I’ve found some great stuff in there. The Ageless Learner site itself is a wealth of information that could keep you occupied for days all by itself.
Marc and Angel have a good post on how to use Google’s advance search operators to find very specific files and file types. They compare this type of powerful Google search to the latest incarnation of Napster. Enjoy!
From Digital Inspiration comes a nice list of free screen capture tools. I do agree with the recommendation of buying SnagIt if you are going to be doing a lot of screen shooting. Well worth the $40. Otherwise these free tools will get you what you need.
You might also want to check out this post on capturing shots from your browser and if you need to capture motion and screen activity instead of static screenshots check out the post on Screencasting tools.
“From Amit Agarwal’s great blog comes another nice online tool. Media Convert is a free online converter service that can convert any audio or video file format into almost any other format such as AVI, MOV, SWF, MPEG, FLV, Real, DivX and several more.
Handles files up to 50MB without any downloads or plug-ins. You can even grab screenshots of any url and more with this tool. Nice page to keep in your list of bookmarks.
UPDATE: Zamzar may be a bit better. Better interface 100MB limit. Check it out.