Getting Certified

I have decided to throw down and eat the proverbial “dog chow”.  I am certified as an MCP for Windows Server 2000 and Windows Server 2003. But technology has moved on and so have I. In December of 2007, I joined Microsoft Learning as the Program Manager for Courseware Library. I find myself in the…

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Instructor Prep & Next-Gen MOC

When we created Next-Gen MOC, we began looking at ways to improve the classroom experience: we put the focus on the instructor and started integrating additional, digital (read: searchable) resources for students. However, it has become apparent that we also overlooked an important component of the Next-Gen experience: Instructor Preparation. Current MOC & Instructor Prep…

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Microsoft Official Courseware (MOC)

This page will be updated with the latest information and resources about the next generation of MOC. How do you learn more? MCTs should visit the MCT Download center and review the the following courses which have been released in final or beta format.6451, 6420, 6421, 6424, 6425, 6429 and several others. We are posting…

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Allow Myself to Introduce…Myself.

So Lonn’s prior post really put the pressure on: How does one live up to that?  Fun and Interesting?  Wow.  I’ll do my best.   Who Am I? I was a software developer (VB, ASP, C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server) for about five years.  I then went back to school and graduated from the University of…

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Just like the Terminator said…

“I’ll be back.”… And here I am.  The Terminator reference is in honour of the new Terminator TV Series (Sarah Connor Chronicles) which I’ve been watching, and have enjoyed thus far.  As the writers strike drags on, I’ve been spending a lot of time on Hulu.com with my beta account.  Great stuff there… Anyways, I digress….

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MCT Summit Redmond

Last week (April 16-18) myself and many of my team members attended the MCT Summit in Redmond.  I’ve had my notes from the event and haven’t had a chance to until now to provide some of my observations from the event. HighlightsMet a lot of friendly folks and had some great discussions on the direction of Microsoft Official…

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Multitasking impairs ability to learn

How Multitasking Affects Human Learning – Interview with UCLA Psycology Professor, Russel Poldrack Using an MRI they monitored people’s brain activity to see which areas of their brains were being used when they were only focused on the lesson v.s. when they were multitasking.  They found that when we focus on learning something, the area of the…

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New Blog: Microsoft Learning – Education , Innovation and Inspiration

Welcome to Microsoft Learning’s, “Education, Innovation and Inspiration” Blog.  We hope that this site will serve as a virtual home for our team’s thoughts and observations on topics related to the technology training industry.  Our team is focused on curriculum and product planning for Microsoft’s instructor led training (ILT).  We hope to provide you with…

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