Professional Development: High Quality and Free

Thanks to all those who took the time to complete the poll, and indicate what information you are interested in. It seems the majority of you would like information on professional development, which incorporates all the other areas such as social media.

Here is a link to an excellent free learning resource by the Goodwill Community Foundation. It covers various subject areas, but I was particularly interested in computer learning, as people are always asking me to teach them various computer applications. This is a good source for novice or advanced users. I especially appreciated the opportunity to get some additional lessons on PowerPoint 2007.

I get internet data mining information, and have a lot more for you in coming weeks. In this day and age, we pretty much have to engage in some professional development at least monthly, to increase, or at least maintain our value in today’s market place. As an example, I have extended my business as an information specialist, with a couple of opportunities related to social media and web-development. How did I become qualified enough to get paid in these areas? I find what’s hot in the world of professional development, and if it will enhance my skills, I find training and practice resources to help me learn.

What about you? Are you a self-directed learner?

Copyright © 2011 M. Dawn Armstrong. All rights reserved.

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