Category Archives: Attention to Detail

The Learning Festival

I was at a festival this weekend, enjoying some great music in the sunshine with my friends. It’s a beautiful site, a Big Top for the larger bands, stalls for food and drink, and a small acoustic tent for more … Continue reading

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Building a rocket to fly to the moon: are your learning blueprints complete?

Commander Hadfield is the archetypal Social Age hero: rugged but personable commander of the International Space Station, cult hero on Twitter and lead musician in the first ever terrestrial/orbital concert performance. Which, naturally, makes me want to build a rocket … Continue reading

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Authenticity

It was a long day yesterday: up at five thirty, then after delivering the workshop we went for a drink, and i finally got home from London about nine. I have to say that i was exhausted, which drove my … Continue reading

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Communication: harder than you might think

It would be nice to think that ‘message sent’ is always ‘message received’, but it is, of course, not the case. Our ability to miscommunicate is only matched by our certainty that our communication skills are superb. Finding our what’s … Continue reading

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Finding your fashion: learning to coordinate learning

Superdry is an achingly trendy brand at the moment: i know this because all the cool kids are wearing it. And half of my friends. In a fit of Christmas shopping enthusiasm, i ventured into the store over the weekend … Continue reading

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Foundations: Singapore Diary day 3 (Learning, knowledge and meaning)

Whilst working in Singapore this week, i’m exploring learning, knowledge and meaning from a variety of angles. Yesterday we looked at how meaning can emerge from apparent chaos, how learning is based upon good communication and, perhaps, understanding how what … 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

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Words about Learning: intent

Sometimes we have an idea: let’s do something better! The idea is good. It gives us intent. But how do we actually do the thing better? What, when push comes to shove, are we not doing well already? Aspiration is … Continue reading

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What colour is Google? How we are incredibly efficient at remembering not much at all.

Last night i went to a pub quiz with some friends. Now, i don’t know if you frequent pub quizzes often, but the key to success, in my experience, is to include at least one nerd in each key subject. … 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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