Volume 5, No. 2

Table of Contents

  • How to Deal with the Catch-22 of Digital Connectedness

  • A Special Invitation to Our 25th Reunion Celebration: June 5, 2020
  • Strategies to Reach Adult Learners at Work

How to Deal with the Catch-22 of Digital Connectedness

Many of us, without realizing it, have signed up for a life where we're basically all connected, all the time to digital devices. The Catch-22 of connectedness occurs because, "We love our gadgets and digital devices, and yet they also impose a burden on us and pull us away from stuff that really matters.” (See Hamlet's Blackberry by William Powers.) In other words, we need to mind the gap of indiscriminately connecting to digital devices and instead think through their potential effects on our mental and physical well-being. Recently, LML colleagues from Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona, Spain, shared with LML their approach to increasing their teacher-education students' Digital Competencies. If you're not familiar with this term, you can read more about the work being done on this timely topic at https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/digcomp/digital-competence-framework

A Special Invitation to Our 25th Reunion Celebration: June 5, 2020

Calling all Let Me Learn Cohorts 1-43! It's time to reconnect with your colleagues and fellow LMLers. Whether you completed Accelerated Certification, Educational Specialist Certifications, or have simply been a supporter and implementer of LML over the past 25 years, June 5th is a time for you to reconnect for the good of food, fellowship, and celebration in Vineland, NJ. RSVP now to info@letmelearn.org! In a few weeks, you can register for the daylong and evening activities.

Strategies to Reach Adult Learners at Work

Currently, LML is engaged in connecting individuals at workplace development sites using two digital resources:

1) Taking Charge of Your Future: Increasing Your Employability, an online course that connects job candidates to the learning demands of the workplace, such as reading and writing technical orders, working with mathematical calculations, and using advanced computer skills; and

2) The Personal Learning Coach (LML's web-based app) that connects workplace candidates to strategies that help them use soft skills and deal with the everyday recurring behaviors of supervisors and coworkers who confuse or annoy them.

The end result of workers understanding themselves as learners is improvement in their ability to use critical thinking skills and sound judgment—all of which are the key to finding employment, being productive, and achieving success. For more information about LML's workplace readiness courses, go to www.personallearningcoach.com.