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Villegas Views: Why Bother Learning More in Technical Communication?

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Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

I have a new monthly byline with the STC Notebook blog! Welcome to Villegas Views. Check out this latest entry about continuing education in tech comm.

–techcommgeekmom

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A TechCommGeekMom Milestone: A baby blog is now a toddler

WOW!

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I think my little blog just grew up a bit. I not only reached the 10,000 all-time hits mark, but even passed it. For a niche blog that’s 13.5 months old, I think that’s pretty amazing! I’m a proud TechCommGeekMom!

Thank you to every person who’s a regular reader, who just popped in once in a while, or who came only once for a visit. 10,000 all-time hits is a lot! Now, I know of blogs that have definitely had more traffic than me, mostly because they are much more hyper-focused on a particular segment of technical communications, like everything you want to know about a particular type of software, everything you want to know about a particular strategy, or else they’ve been around for a long time, so they’ve built up a following after a while. I do not begrudge these people, as they are my inspiration, and in some ways, they have contributed to this blog too through curated content now and then. TechCommGeekMom wants to be like those blogs as it grows up!

I trust that you enjoy what you read, and that you keep coming back for more. I’d like to think that the variety presented here, mixed with my own eccentric flair, brings about a lot of different perspectives of what technical communications is and what it can be. As I’ve said in the past, this blog started out very small, as a grad school project to build a community via social media, and I chose to work on building my tech comm/e-learning/m-learning community. I’m guessing that perhaps–just perhaps–I may have achieved my goal of creating a TechCommGeekMom community, and yet I hope the family will continue to grow. If you have any suggestions or ideas of things you’d like to see here, or if you’d like to contribute a guest post, please let me know!

Many thanks from the bottom of my heart for helping me reach this milestone! This blog is a labor of love, and it has opened so many doors for me, which I hope continue to open! I truly appreciate the support!

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Is Social Learning Dead? Not At All!: Float Mobile Learning

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Dr. Gary Woodill resists the idea that social learning is dying. In fact, social learning may be in your organization’s best interests.

Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Thanks to Chad Udell (@visualrinse) for posting this on Google+.

Gary Woodill is one of my favorite m-learning gurus. He writes insightful and easy-to-read articles, papers and books on m-learning, and was one of the pioneers to talk about it at length.  I was especially thrilled when he retweeted the link to my Whitepaper about m-learning in conjunction with human literacy and memory. It was like having someone like Mozart or Beethoven put their seal of approval on my musical composition.

I’ve noticed this trend that Gary mentions too, that once everyone gets used to a concept, then it’s deemed “old news” or “dead”, when it’s just that we’re comfortable with it now. Gary explains it very well here–a very good read.

–techcommgeekmom

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A First-Timer’s Summit: Speed Dating and Pick-up Lines at the Summit? What?

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Danielle M. Villegas‘s insight:

Here’s the fifth of my series for the STC Notebook. Are you an introvert? This is the article for you! –techcommgeekmom

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