Quite right we should not measure rathershould providelearning spaces for informal learning and incorporate with formallearning…….seamles mobile learning.

Lost and Desperate

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I read a brilliant piece the other day from Leo Babauta.  I put it on Twitter and it was soundly retweeted.  The author quite succinctly made the suggestion that the measurements we take and make are focused on parts of what we are doing and don’t necessarily relate to context.

More importantly, he suggests relaxing about measurement and calls it untracking.  I’m going to start using that word as I think it describes what I want to do in L&D.

I’ve been talking about this obsession with measurement for a while now and my words were nicely summarised by Paul Webster a while ago as ‘we spend too much time measuring the Tiny rather than standing back and looking at the Big’.

Leo put this neatly in terms of parenting:

do we measure all the activities we do as parents, so we are motivated to improve and keep doing…

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