I’ll be attending BlogHer later this week, my first time there since 2007. A lot has happened since then, and sadly, not so much has changed since then. I’m looking forward to catching up with some bloggers I met there (or knew before then) and have stayed in touch with ever since.
This year I’m there on behalf of University of Phoenix. They’re sponsoring the BlogHer Job Lab, which will be offering workshops on resume and social network profile writing, offline networking for bloggers, authenticity vs. TMI, networking with a purpose, social media skills in today’s job market, and partnering with PR firms.
University of Phoenix is trying to tailor its offering to better fit the personal learning styles of its students. Some people learn by doing, others by listening, others by watching. Some people learn best in groups. (Turns out I’m a “solitary learner.”) When you present material in ways that better fit a student’s learning style, you give that student a better shot at retaining that information. University of Phoenix will be using this learning style assessment with a number of other self-assessment tools so people can get information in the format that works best for them. Dr. Angie McQuaig is an expert on this topic and she’ll be at the conference. If you see the hashtag #HowDoYouLearn on twitter, that’s us.
At the conference we’ll be inviting bloggers to identify their own learning styles by taking a short online quiz and we’ll be explaining more about how this works. You can take the quiz here if you like (no, you won’t be put on some freaky email list and you won’t be spammed by anyone) and get information on your learning style. It only takes a couple of minutes, and it’s impossible to flunk.
Kinda cool, right?