Category Archives: Choices

The OAR Model for Community Management

I’ve been working this week on a workshop for social community managers and came up with this model, which i thought i’d share today. The OAR model covers three activities: Observe, Attend and Refer. For much of the time, the … Continue reading

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Opening Pandora’s box

A while ago i was thinking about ‘how people come to learn‘. There were four main reasons: planned, needs driven, curiosity and by accident. The next two days for me are going to be about curiosity and accidental learning, and … Continue reading

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Running in the rain: risk and reward in learning

I met up with Lucy last night in London and, as we walked by the Thames, we saw a fountain. I’ve seen them like this before, by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: it’s a large base with squared off sections, the … Continue reading

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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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Where should you invest your time? Taking control of learning

Something i’ve really learnt over the last few years is about time: how it’s stolen, lost, spent or invested, remembered, forgotten or enjoyed. Those of you who are regulars may recall that since Christmas i’ve been playing guitar everyday. I’ve … Continue reading

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Taking the long way around: circular routes to learning

I am forever getting lost in Amsterdam, which is odd as it’s quite a small city. The problem comes from the way it’s arranged in a series of concentric horseshoe shapes around the canals. This makes it very pretty, you … Continue reading

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Adaptation: a social learning skill

I was at a gig last night at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, a great venue, with it’s brick arches and high ceiling. As the name implies, whilst these days it plays host to assorted musicians, comedians and performers, it’s … Continue reading

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What’s love got to do with it? Loving what you do and doing what you love

I love writing. I don’t just enjoy it, i really love doing it: i try to carve out any chunk of time i can to sit in front of the keyboard. Or at least, i love certain types of writing! … Continue reading

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The skyline of London: to learn is to change

Walking through the city this morning, i was looking at the skyline: some familiar shapes, famous building, standing iconic like St Pauls in the morning light. Others, new, being shaped as we speak, thrusting up into the air, taller, brighter, … 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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