Life-long Learner–Do ISDs Ever Stop Learning?

I have a situation that I haven’t had in a while: my current employer–and I work in a training department–actually believes in learning and development for its employees. As budget cuts happen, training is usually the first to get cut so training for L&D, well…let’s just roll credits!

Regardless, as an ISD, you have to keep up with the industry and technology. And also it’s important to keep that learner perspective, especially as technology changes so quickly. If you lose that perspective, you can’t design courses as well.

With that, I’m looking forward to starting a graduate certificate at Full Sail University. From what I’ve seen, they have a variety delivery mechanisms utilizing technology in synchronous and asynchronous ways.

So, we’re almost a month into the new year! What development opportunities are you considering for 2012? How important do you think your development is to your abilities as a designer, and what are the most important aspects?

As always, I look forward to your thoughts!

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