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Reflections

Life is full of lessons

January 25, 2020, by Barry Ng

Life is full of little lessons to learn, this struck out because it happened on lunar New Year Eve. It was kind of memorable as it caused me much inconvenience as I blog right now.

Learning and reflections from the Learning and Development Conference Asia 2019

September 19, 2019, by Barry Ng

Reflections from Adult Learning Symposium 2018

November 1, 2018, by Barry Ng

We’re in 2018, coming to a close actually. Notice how fast the world is actually changing right before your eyes. I’ll share some insights with you from the Adult Learning Symposium which happened on 1st and 2nd November 2018.

Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) is embedded into our lives without us knowing. Take a look at the following Google Search example and see how answers have evolved thanks to A.I. We’re a step closer to deep collaboration between A.I. and humans.

Image A: Google search results varying across the year

Transformations don’t wait

AI Can tell you’re depressed now.

Transformation is a process that doesn’t wait for you. We’re riding a wave of intelligent robots coming our way. Our roles will change, the job description will differ from time to time, our retirement age will never be similar in the yesterday.

Technology advance, Artificial intelligence(A.I.) is getting more real. There will be more autonomous vehicles from cars to even planes. Jobs, as told by many of us, will be quickly replaced by A.I. and robots.

That wouldn’t change of course, based on some of the keynote speakers such as Klaus Wittkuhn, founder and managing partner of Performance Design International and Dr Eddy Lee, founder of Coffee Ventures. Repetitive work will be easily replaced as mentioned during the various presentation.

Videos: Loh Lik Peng, founder of Unlisted Collection shows us how dishes are being cooked. A sample video similar can be seen here.

Staying productive

Managing your work in the fast-paced environment can be challenging. Today, we need tools that offer us suggestions in dealing with our work issue.

Equipped with an abundance of tools and resources, it’s time to relook at what is really slowing us down in our work or lengthening processes that are unnecessary.

You need to tinker around and find out what works for you. Join communities to make you stay relevant. Keep up to pace with new technologies that will aid you in your work.

Jane Hart(founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies) demonstrated to us through research on the relationship between workplace learning and the ability to perform the task at hand. She explained how individuals are self-organizing their learning and development, curating tools/resources constantly to stay ahead. Also, how employees now want to get the most out of their managers to learn from their daily work experiences in order to progress.

A continuous learning process is one that requires constant interaction among tools to enhance their learning experiences in and out of the workplace. The ability to schedule just in time learning is one that a learning and development professional will need in the future. Just like Klaus, both of them showed the power of A.I. and the possibilities across the different sectors to support humans in their work as well as replacing them to be more productive.

All is not lost yet

A touch of between humanity and A.I. or robots might just work out fine.

Finally…we shouldn’t fear it too much, but spend some time thinking about what differs us from robots. Dr Eddy Lee demonstrates how human empathy will be a skill required to share the good/bad news as a medical professional.

Dwell deeper and you will notice that we are different from robots in some way. As humans, we need to concentrate on upskilling our creativity and critical thinking. We need resilience to keep learning and doing, entering an exciting period of entrepreneurship. Working together as a team and encouraging an open communication, that’s how we can prepare ourselves for the future.

Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven – Infographic Summary

July 19, 2018, by Barry Ng

Another one of my new creations based on the Book Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven. He talked a lot about his navy seals experiences. It’s a short book that I took about a week to complete, definitely worth the read.

How Gagne’s 9 event can be relevant to your next E-courseware

December 29, 2017, by Barry Ng

over the few years, e-courseware has widely been adopted by institutions and organisation in a form of computer-based training material. Designing courseware teaching and learning experience become challenging as you need to consider the most effective and engaging manner possible for the end user.

What’s your motivational factor?

November 20, 2017, by Barry Ng

Let’s take a look this week of the aspects of motivation.

Educating for an authentic experience?

November 18, 2017, by Barry Ng

I went to the EduTech Conference which was held in Suntec Convention Centre, Singapore. It was a learning experience and gaining perspectives from different k-12 to tertiary levels.

How are you from the past to the future.

June 6, 2017, by Barry Ng

Dear Son,

This is your dad, writing this so you could take a look in 10 years and understand if this blog is still around.

Persuing further education perspectives

January 30, 2017, by Barry Ng

There are 2 perspectives that I felt as I progressed in education. It was kind of expected to me, but it sort of formulated as time progresses and I had the ability to write out my thoughts.

Week 2 Reflection: blendkit blended learning designer

November 21, 2016, by Barry Ng

I will always ponder on matters on how I should interact with learners with regards to technology. There are great technology available for me to use. Especially those that I want to formatively assess my learners on their learning. As I continually inspire the lecturers in my institute to learn new technology and to come out with pedagogically sound techniques, I recognise the challenges that they face, especially with the limited time they have to engage the students and the limited resources that they have.