1. kotch

    My New Journey


    Welcome to my blog on this exciting occasion where I wish to make a very special announcement.

    I am pleased to announce to all of you that as of Monday 5th September 2016, LearnKotch Consulting, my freelance learning and performance consulting business will come to an end as I move …

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    The Art of Networking


    You know what they say – “It’s not what you know but who you know.” Well, this applies to finding your next role. Whether you have been recently retrenched, coming back into the workforce after a long spell away or simply looking for a career change, networking is a skill …

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    A Blog-Off: Whose job is it anyway?


    So I am on Twitter one evening and participating in what I class (aside from #Ozlearn) one of the best weekly tweet chats on L&D – #LDinsight and I see a tweet from Andrew Jacobs discussing the skills of L&D and some comments made about eLearning:

    And so I responded:…

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    How do we show the value of HR?


    This is a copy of the blog post I wrote for Feb 12th 2015 #NZLEAD tweet chat.

    Even though it has a HR flavour the concepts discussed are relevant to L&D as well.


    Recently I participated in a tweet chat #LDINSIGHT on what ways can L&D show value to …

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    Q&A with the Learning and Performance Institute


    In late 2014 I was asked to do a Q&A response for the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) as part of a new series they were launching on their new Learning Professional Network site.  Due to some strange IT issues, my response was not able to be received by the …

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    2014 in review – Not Bad for a Newbie Blogger !


    The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

    Here’s an excerpt:

    A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.…

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    Blog Secret Santa


    This blog post has been written for me by one of the Secret Santa elves

    # 5 Things I Learned in 2014

    “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” ?Brad Paisley

    Well another year is coming to a close. There were …

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    Work Out Loud: A Blog a Day…Day 2: Fads in L&D


    Welcome to Day 2.

    As the blog heading says, my blog is L&D from a different perspective. What does that mean – well that means telling it as it is.

    Classic case in point – everyone has jumped on the MOOC bandwagon, we have cMOOCs, xMoocs, SPOOCS, SPOCS – now …

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    It’s been a while..


    Gee it has been a while since I last blogged and I have so much to say and write about – but I have to resist the temptation and “Practice what I Preach”.

    A number of things have irked me this week but then again a number of other things …

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    Practice what we Preach


    Over the last few days I have received notifications of new blogs posted by various L&D professionals. As I opened one after the other I noticed a very alarming trend.

    We are in L&D and we advocate short sharp bits of information for our learners.  We tell our designers that …

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    The power of Following Your Dream


    I have been following the conversation by @cpappas 10 Advantages to Becoming an eLearning Freelancer:


    and the follow up rebuttal post by Jason Fletcher on the ELNet Site:


    And I realised one thing:

    How great and liberating it feels to be free.

    Yes Mr. Fletcher I do my …

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    The power of Twitter


    If anyone ever questions the power of Twitter, well listen to this story.

    Travelling from Canberra to Melbourne last night – plane lands and taxing to gate.  Plane is at gate and we are told we are able to use our phones.

    I do as all others do and get …

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    Welcome to my Blog


    Well after years of talking about it and promising to do it I have finally taken the plunge. Thanks to all my PLN for their support and encouragement in getting me to here. Over the next few blogs I will be referring to them personally.

    What can you expect on …

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