If it involves training-teaching-learning, educational technology, leadership, creativity and innovation, or building sustainable communities, I'm on it--and I'm certainly always open to additional (paid) commissioned writing opportunities.
Currently under contract with Rowman & Littlefield to write "Change the World Using Social Media"; projected publication date: Fall 2018
Publications include "Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Nonprofit Trainers," co-written with Lori Reed (ALA Editions, April 2011); two submissions in Elaine Biech's training anthology "The Book of Road-Tested Activities" (Pfeiffer/ASTD Press, May 2011) and a submission in Biech's "101 More Ways to Make Training Active" (Wiley, May 2015); the "Infinite [Lifelong] Learning" chapter in Sandra Hirsh's anthology "Information Services Today" (Rowman & Littlefield, March 2015), numerous articles for print and online magazines including the eLearning Guild's "Learning Solutions Magazine," "American Libraries," and many others; and book reviews. (Samples available at http://paulsignorelli.com/recent.html.) I also continue to write about training, learning, creativity, collaboration, and innovation on my own "Building Creative Bridges" blog (http://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress/com), educational technology for the New Media Consortium blog (http://www.nmc.org/category/blog/), and am continuing to seek representation for novels and nonfiction works in progress.
As a writer, trainer, instructional designer, and consultant, I explore, foster, and document innovations in learning and educational technology. I design and facilitate onsite and online learning opportunities for a variety of clients by helping others become familiar with e-learning, social media, MOOCs (massive open online courses), mobile technology, innovations in learning spaces, and community partnerships (onsite and online) to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations. I have served on advisory boards/expert panels for the New Media Consortium Horizon Project documenting global educational technology trends and challenges since 2010; remain active locally and nationally in the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development); and facilitate webinars for the American Library Association and other learning organizations. My most recent work remains focused on connected learning, connectivist MOOCs, lifelong learning, and building sustainable onsite and online communities and partnerships.
I'm driven by a love of the poetic beauty of language and thoughts shared by many writers I admire: if we're not writing, we're cranky, and if we can't find what we want to read, then we have no one but ourselves to blame if we don't try to write it ourselves.
(Photo by Dennis L. Maness)