Shiny new object
We’re all familiar with the shiny object, something that people tell you about to get you to stop doing what you are doing and pick up something else. Often its worse in business as there are no shortage of critics telling you that you should look at this shiny new object or this one. The modern world is full of shiny new objects and learning and development sees its fair share of them. Sometimes if you have been in L&D long enough you see the same objects float past a few times.
At the British Institute for Learning & Development we’re not ones for picking up shiny new objects, we have a plan or a goal and we stick to it.
However, a few days ago we stumbled across Periscope which seems to part of or attached to Twitter.
Periscope allows people to broadcast videos to their twitter feed. Which is a great marketing and content tool.
But we can see a great opportunity for the learning and development community too, particularly at CPD events and seminars (with permission) at our CPD events we actively encourage tweeting and don’t ask people to put their phones/tablets away.
We’re going to be using this at World Of Learning on 29th and 30th Sept.
Also we’ve just started (just done our first) a weekly Periscope session, we see this a great way to reach out to the L&D community.
So do yourself a favour and download Periscope to your phone or tablet and make sure you connect with the British Institute for Learning & Development @BILDdev “Up Periscope!”
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