Author Archives: Julian Stodd

About Julian Stodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.

Gender in Technology: Feature or Culture?

I was pretty tired when i got home last night: a long day in London, a delayed train home, it was gone midnight when i opened the door and stepped inside. Only as i was falling asleep did i realise … Continue reading

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The Ages of Knowledge

Today I signed off the cover design for the Social Leadership Handbook. And tonight I’m meeting up at the GoogleGlass Basecamp with other Explorers. Both things relate to knowledge: one a curated space, the other a tool for curation. We … Continue reading

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#GoogleGlass: Agile Ecosystem of Technology

My conversations about Google Glass are falling into a pattern: ‘what is it?‘, ‘what does it do?‘, ‘what about *insert name of other technology*‘. The gadgets in our lives are no longer viewed in isolation: we’re interested in the ecosystem … Continue reading

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#GoogleGlass: The New Puppy?

Contrary to reports from America, nobody has yet abused or mugged me after two weeks sporting my Google Glass. There has been a certain level of notoriety: i’d estimate i’ve spoken to a hundred strangers who have asked about and … Continue reading

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Landscape of Norfolk: Exploring Adaptation, Culture and Dereliction

Norfolk has a lot of churches: climb the rickety stairs to the top of a tower and you will probably see half a dozen more within just a few miles. Not that you’re allowed to climb many of them anymore: … Continue reading

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Depression: Reflection

What rings true for me may be alien to you. Our experiences of life are very different. Portfolio of scenes, interlinked, overlaid. Fragments of memories, evolving contexts, friendships loved and lost. The ephemera we collect through life: photographs, clothing, books, … Continue reading

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The Business Covenant: Sustainability & Community

When Tesco opened a small branch in the village, it inevitably sounded the death knell for the old bakery next door. The village butcher and greengrocers weren’t far behind. There were grumbles, indeed, there had been a protest, letters to … Continue reading

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#GoogleGlass for learning: The National Trust experience

Whilst i enjoy the history, the cream tea is an essential part of the experience. Whether you go jam first, layering your cream on top, or cream first (which, just to be clear, is wrong), there’s nothing quite like sitting … Continue reading

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GoogleGlass: the social dilemma

Joe was great: sitting me down, letting me open the box, carefully lifting out my new, orange, Glass and ensuring i was connected to the WiFi. When i first arrived at Glass Basecamp, the half dozen casually dressed staff (Explorers? … Continue reading

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Becoming an Explorer: Google Glass for Learning

I must have spent literally hours glued to the pages of the Argos catalogue: i can still remember the feel of it’s thin, crinkly paper that would stick to your fingers as you turned the pages. The Playmobil section was … Continue reading

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