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Communication in e-Learning and Other Communities

Three Types of Communication in eLearning and Other Communities by Stephen Hudak   Three types of communication recognized by Haythornthwaite[1] in effective eLearning communities are content-related, planning of tasks, and social support.  Using a constructivist approach, all activities should be related to the student’s learning experience.  These three types of communication are critical to what …

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Playful Innovation

Playful Innovation by Stephen Hudak How does a company get the work done while allowing time for play?  The online blog, The Muse, has some unique suggestions to try.[1]  Among them are my favorites:Work is a dirty four-letter word…or so many feel.  Play is another four-letter word…better accepted.  Innovation has, well, it doesn’t matter how …

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Trust vs. Communication

Trust vs. Communication by Stephen Hudak Trust in any relationship is critical.  For a leader being trustworthy is, perhaps, the most important characteristic.  I would trust a decision from a trustworthy leader even if I wasn’t completely convinced it was the proper course of action.  On the other hand, someone who is not trustworthy will always keep me reserved …

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Modified Ethics for the Common Good

Modified Ethics for the Common Good by Stephen Hudak Modified Ethics Sheila Murray Bethel writes “when standards and performance do not match, when they do not send a clear sound, we lack authenticity, confuse our followers, and set bad examples” (Bethel 128); to do otherwise destroys relationships, devours trust, and loses supporters.  It is said that the …

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Fourscore and Several Priorities Later…

Fourscore and Several Priorities Later… by Stephen Hudak Live to Work…Not Work to Live “Work can provide [a] purpose and is increasingly it is where men and women seek it.  It is where we hope to gain much of our satisfaction from life.  Work has become a place where we seek meaning and identity” (Kouzes 158). Say …

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Speak About

Speak About by Stephen Hudak   “Speak about others as if they are present.[1]”  Wow!  Stephen M.R. Covey has just solved about 90% of trust issues.  Gossip.  Water cooler talk. Text.  Email.  Social media.  Would we say, write, some of the things we have if the other person were right in front of us?  Doubtful.  …

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#Listen

Listen to Understand Millennials (and Others) by Stephen Hudak One of Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits is “Seek first to understand, then to be understood.”  In a Forbes online article, Frances McIntosh wrote[1]: By creating an environment where we listen to understand, we create a space where people feel safe to share more freely (and often …

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No Man is an Iceberg

Thoughts on John P. Kotter’s What Leaders Really Do by Stephen Hudak   “Management is about coping with complexity; Leadership is about coping with change” (Leaders 53).  Harvard Professor John P. Kotter has built a life and career around that concept.  His fifteen books including such titles as Leading Change and The Heart of Change …

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eLearning Delivery Methods

Originally posted on vpuniversity:
eLearning Delivery Methods Stephen Hudak As we have been discussing, students have a learning preference and by using Bloom’s Taxonomy and the Socratic Method we can enhance the student’s learning experience. Using a variety of methods that match the message we are intending to convey adds to the joy of learning.  …

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I Will Fight No More Forever

“I Will Fight No More Forever” by Stephen Hudak     Chief Joseph   Two years after heartbreakingly declaring “I will fight no more forever,” Chief Joseph tried to explain the differences between the Indian and White Man.  A proud, yet defeated, man, he must have been quite humbled to have been asked in 1879 (perhaps as …

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