Monthly Archives: February 2012

Using multiple channels of communication in learning. A rich mix of media in formal and informal spaces.

Yesterday, i presented a webinar on mobile strategy. As i was doing it, people were using the chat forum that’s built in to ask questions. We were also using a private chat channel to ensure we kept on time and … Continue reading

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The experience of technology. What makes for good mobile learning?

Tonight i’m presenting a webinar on mobile learning, which means it’s time for me to think about what i’m going to say… One of the core themes is technology versus experience. I like to think of these things separately, to … Continue reading

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How to eat ice cream. Why a visit to the seaside teaches us about learning.

It was hot here this weekend. The first real day of Spring. Time for a walk i felt, so a trip to the beach was in order, a chance to stroll along by the sand enjoying some peace and solitude. … Continue reading

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Words about learning: Nervous

Some things are daunting. You are not sure where to start. You may fear failing. In short, you can be nervous. Being nervous is not a bad thing: it can drive us to do better. It’s a natural reaction to … Continue reading

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A picture is worth a thousand words. Exploring how images can enhance our messages.

I got sent a link to a great infographic: http://www.onlineuniversities.com/digital-classroom. It’s a visual representation of the battle between e-books and real books, using icons, clever layout and simple, pithy text to get it’s point across. It engaged me, captured my … Continue reading

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The simple messages at the heart of learning. The benefits of avoiding complexity.

Good ideas can easily become bad ones. Simple messages easily get waterlogged by complexity. Our role in the design and delivery of learning solutions is partly to inject enough energy and momentum to get a project moving, and partly to … Continue reading

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Spelling, and grammar. Why it’s increasingly hard to get away with it.

People worry that spelling and grammar are going out of the window. In a world of txt speak, in a world where ‘ask’ mysteriously becomes ‘aks’ (or ax?), in a world where even my middle class, podiatrist friend accidentally called … Continue reading

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