Catherine Lombardozzi, Ed.D.

Developing people developers

By |2023-09-18T21:03:13+00:00September 15th, 2023|Developing People, Leader Development, Learning Environment Design|

In a world of changing employee expectations, hybrid work, intense change, and deep uncertainty, managing people is a daunting task. And yet, those of us who lead L&D initiatives in organizations may be counting on managers to take a role in developing their people, adding another concern to their growing responsibilities. At the same time, [...]

Emerging frameworks for learning strategy

By |2021-08-19T01:01:09+00:00April 26th, 2018|Curation, Learning Environment Design, Modern Learning Strategy|

I've been thinking about this one for quite a while. When I wrote Learning Environments by Design (2015), we were really just beginning to grapple with how to structure (or not structure) learning strategies in the wake of ideas about curation and ubiquitous availability of the internet. Since then, many others have published ideas about [...]

The people part

By |2021-08-19T01:00:54+00:00April 4th, 2017|Curation, Learning Environment Design, Social Learning|

At last week's Learning Ecosystems conference in Orlando, we had the pleasure of hearing animation legend Glen Keane talk about how to embrace technological change to enhance creativity. It was a fascinating talk culminating with a demonstration of virtual reality animation that was gorgeous and mind-blowing (see this video at 2:39 for a taste of [...]

When Google lets you down

By |2019-10-23T16:18:29+00:00September 18th, 2016|Learning Environment Design|

This post was originally published in the InSync Training blog (September 13, 2016). Consider this scenario. You’ve been hearing some buzz among colleagues in the L&D field about what is referred to as a “learning ecosystem.” While you might guess what that’s about, you decide you want to learn a bit more. So you Google [...]

Sharing our expertise

By |2021-08-19T01:23:31+00:00April 29th, 2016|Learning Environment Design, Research for Practice, Scholarly Practice|

There has been a lot of talk lately about how academics can use social media to share their emerging research and make more direct recommendations to the practitioners who might benefit from knowing their results.* Too much important research is buried in academic journals that practitioners cannot access (and written in language that isn’t relatable), [...]

“Birth” Announcement

By |2019-10-31T03:23:13+00:00September 19th, 2015|Learning Environment Design|

It’s a book! Learning Environments by Design September 14, 2015 8.8 ounces, 8 inches long, 192 pages Having been lovingly nurtured along for at least seven years, my ideas around designing learning environments have at last been shaped into a real book. I am so excited to announce that Learning Environments by Design was published [...]

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