Articles by Dan Pontefract


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Flat Army CSTD Keynote as Art

I had the chance to deliver the CSTD Symposium keynote in Calgary, Alberta on June 5, 2014. Hopefully audience members came away with a nugget or two of inspiration or ideas for change. I can safely report no tomatoes were launched on stage. The inimitable Corrie Melanson of seemeaning.ca captured the talk as a graphic….

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A Twitter Conversation With Myself About Culture and Cetaceans

I’ve always been an admirer of cetaceans. They are, quite possibly, my favourite parts of nature. The problem I have, however, rests not with the cetaceans but with the humans who capture them for entertainment purposes. I had another revelation. Perhaps there is a metaphorical link between the captured and caged cetaceans and employees in…

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Internet Activities Do NOT Affect Adolescence Development

Depending on the scope and topic of a keynote address I deliver, there is a point in the talk where I might tell the story about our three young goats, and why Denise and I are coaching them to publicly blog. I even wrote a post about it entitled, “Our Three Young Children Blog ……

Q&A on the Future of Social, Mobile and eLearning

I was asked to comment on a few questions related to eLearning, social learning, etc. for an upcoming publication. Here are the questions and my unedited responses: What does an organization without social learning look like? What COULD it look like? The water cooler has been both a figurative and literal location of exchange. So…

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