Tom Wambeke

Tom Wambeke

I am currently Senior Programme Officer @ITC-ILO, specializing in innovative educational technology, instructional design, lifelong e-learning, social media and knowledge management.
In this function I advise and assist colleagues, outside customers and partners on learning and knowledge sharing methods and technology, with a focus on information and communication technology for e-learning, blended learning and workplace learning.

This involved in the past running projects and training-of-trainer workshops on networked e-learning, knowledge-sharing and innovation in the following countries or territories: Tanzania, Kenya, Pakistan, Thailand, Jamaica, Peru, Iran, Brazil, Colombia, Canada, Senegal, Zambia, Bénin, Guinée, Namibia, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Nepal, Uganda, Cabo Verde, São Tomé e Príncipe and the Gaza Strip.

Specialties: - adult learning and instructional design (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation) of learning and training activities
- participatory learning methodology
- technology enhanced learning (networked e-learning)
- new technologies (learning content management systems, authoring software and social software )
- participatory knowledge sharing
- social media for development
- training of trainers
- knowledge management
- strategy facilitation
- organizational development

Learnscapes

The Centre is currently exploring new ways to combine design thinking, architecture and learning. This resulted in the ‘Learnscape’ project which gives you an interesting perspective on how to consider the importance of the physical environment for learning and training. The learning journey helped us to think outside the box of a

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After a guest contribution of Nancy White on graphic facilitation we have a new guest post on the same topic from Leen De Kort: People learn in different ways. Some of us like reading or feel the urge to rewrite important information; others seem to retain a lot of visual information.

In the  Green Economy Academy we are currently piloting our first large scale – learning with tablets– initiative. The use of tablets in learning activities is moving fundamentally beyond the idea of considering new mobile technologies as interesting gadgets. The following arguments are forming the base of this interesting initiative: –

“Aid on the edge of chaos” , written by Ben Ramalingan  re-confirmed definitely the need of changing the paradigm when we think about aid in times of complexity. The book has inspired us to explore what ‘complexity adaptive thinking’ could mean in the context of learning and training. Learning and

A few months ago we launched a crowd-funding campaign to design and develop the compass cards based on our on-line toolkit. The idea was to develop a mobile card set of participatory knowledge sharing methodologies and technologies. The campaign did not reach its financial goal but crowd-sourced on a variety of interesting  and alternative ideas

Next week the E-Learning Africa conference takes place, this time in Kampala, Uganda. It’s the yearly meeting where more than thousand e-learning specialists (mainly African) gather to share interesting practices, to network and to learn about new learning evolutions around the African continent and globally. This year we will participate to highlight

During the Learning Link we have addressed the economic dimension of sustainable learning, discussing the availability of resources for development training and how non-conventional sources of funding could be explored with the aim to increase the economic sustainability of learning institutions and their activities. One of the options to explore

Tomorrow 35 colleagues will participate in the Centre’s first graphic facilitation workshop. To know what it all is about and to give you a visual taste we interviewed the facilitator, Nancy White. 1. What is visual facilitation all about?  Graphic or visual facilitation is the intentional use of visual practices,

Last week we launched our new and enhanced COMPASS Toolkit. The Compass toolkit uses the metaphor of a navigational instrument to guide you through a repository of 60 participatory learning, training and knowledge sharing methodologies. The Compass toolkit orients you in the way you design learning, training and knowledge sharing

Two weeks ago we launched our first institutional mobile learning toolkit http://mobile.itcilo.org/ . It’s the result of a collaborative work with colleagues who shared how mobile learning can add value to their existing learning and knowledge sharing projects. Mobile goes in this way beyond the usual ‘mobile’ phone, and explores fundamentally