Working Out Loud
May 6, 2018 • Jacqueline Hutchinson
The concept of working out loud isn’t new, and definitely not new if you are involved in the design and development of web based learning. I’m currently reading the book Show Your Work, The payoffs and how-to’s of working out loud by Jane Bozarth, a thought leader in the L&D space.
What is working out loud? To me, it is sharing what I am working on and not keeping it to myself which gets me help when I need it, faster, gets people informed so we are more productive when working together, and helps me break down some of the silos I see in my work with clients and client groups.
Keep in mind I’ve only just started this book, but in the spirit of working out loud and showing your work, I’ve also joined a six-week challenge hosted by my friend Cara and if you are interested in all the different projects by all the different participants, you can sign up here. It’s free – it only takes your time.
My goal for this six week challenge is different than most participants. Many are sharing assets and how-to’s, I’m looking to get knee deep into a development project I’ve been wanting to undertake for a few years now, but that I’ve never set aside the time for. Now, I’m doing it – I’m setting aside 4 hours a week to work on this. In the spirit of this working out loud opportunity and the push Cara has given to dedicate some time to something I want to do, I’ll be posting at least one weekly blog item, and also tweeting about what I’m doing. You can follow me on twitter – my handle is @jachutchinson and I’ll be using the hashtag #ID6WC (it stands for instructional design 6-week challenge).
If you are interested in learning bout working out loud, you can get her book at Amazon.ca (no affiliate link – I make nothing by referring you to this resource).
I hope you will consider how working out load can help you!