Monthly Archives: August 2012

Words about Learning: juggling

I can juggle. With two balls. it’s when i use three that the problems start. I’m a little way off from flaming torches and chainsaws. Keeping all the balls in the air can be a challenge and, the more i … Continue reading

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How to do rock and roll: developing a mobile learning mindset

There are many ways to miss the point of mobile: thinking about ‘mobile’ as technology is all well and good, but thinking of it as a mindset is better. A mindset for mobile learning is one that lets us think … Continue reading

Posted in Attention to Detail, Choreography, Creative, Experience, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Mobile Learning, Music | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Mood lighting: the importance of the learning environment

Whilst i was away last week, my favourite cafe disappeared. Quite a shock to the system to find that, today, i am sat in a new space that smells of paint and is altogether smarter than the old one. Sure, … Continue reading

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Yo ho ho: Why it takes more than a parrot to become a pirate

There were a great variety of costumes on display this weekend at the Purbeck Folk Festival pirate themed saturday. Some shop bought wigs, hats, eye patches and beards (mine pre grown), but some clearly labours of love with jackets, treasure … Continue reading

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Narrative learning: developing your professional practice

What are you doing today? Or, rather, what are you doing today that’s new? And who are you going to tell about it? And what will you learn from it? What was the last time you heard an idea and … Continue reading

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Can you future proof learning? An exercise in futility

Regular readers will have met Herman before. He is my 1964 Land Rover campervan. Herman is many things: fun, lively and likely to grab attention wherever i stop. He is also desperately unreliable and impractical. In 1964 he was cutting … Continue reading

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Words about learning: eggs

When i’m making an omelette i break the eggs into a glass in case i get any shell in there. I was watching someone cook the other day and they broke the eggs straight into the cake mix they were … Continue reading

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Fables or Thrillers? Why some things are harder to remember than others

Some things are just easy to remember, whilst others are much harder. I was listening to an audiobook yesterday about consciousness. It gave a really fascinating view of ‘the democracy of self’, talking about how low level ‘zombie’ systems constantly … Continue reading

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In the global workplace, whose rules apply? Tackling moral and ethical questions in social learning spaces

Homosexuality is illegal in around 70 countries around the world. Out of a total of around 195 recognised states, that’s about 36%. In the last year, i’ve worked on three projects around diversity and inclusion, the messaging being clear that … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: day five – why knowledge is no longer enough

My final day working on the new book about mobile learning. Having completed sections on technology and learning design, today i am exploring why knowledge is no longer enough. Why knowledge is no longer enough We used to have to … Continue reading

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