Category Archives: Education

Get a job! Who owns your development?

Sorting through the attic last night i came across a real gem: the printout from an early computer program that i was forced to use at school to give me some careers advice. I have to say, it’s a triumph … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: the state of play

The ecosystem of mobile learning is in constant flux: advances in technology being rivalled by creative methods of applying it in the real world. Sometimes a technology creates possibilities, sometimes inventive minds find creative ways of applying old technologies, and … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Agile, Blended Learning, Collaboration, Education, Formal Spaces, Games, Gamification, Informal Spaces, Learning, Mobile Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Conkers: tribal wisdom and sore knuckles

Walking in the forest yesterday, the conversation turned to conkers (or horse chestnuts, if you prefer). Dionne had found the first ones of the season, lying on the ground under the spreading boughs, and this prompted a discussion about 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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Wisdom in the Social Age

I had dinner with some friends last night who are just home from six months travelling around Japan. As they shared their stories, it became clear that they’d amassed a wealth of local knowledge whilst out there: synthesised from different … Continue reading

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Becoming a Social Leader: organisational strategies for engaging and retaining talent

To face the challenges of the Social Age, a time when change is constant and innovation and creativity key for survival, organisations need social leadership. Social leaders will enable them to develop and maintain their agility, their ability to respond … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 6 – Assessment

In this series of articles, i’m exploring my Learning Methodology in more detail. We started by examining Context, the contract for the learning, and moving onto Demonstration, where we illustrate our points. Then into Exploration, with a chance to play … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 4 – Exploration

I’ve been exploring my methodology for learning in more detail across a series of articles. We started with Context and then Demonstration: today, we’re looking at the third stage, Exploration. Exploration is where we play with the learning, and it’s … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 3 – Demonstration

This week i’m exploring my Methodology for learning in more detail: today, it’s the second stage, Demonstration. Whenever we are designing training, it’s important that, at some point, we demonstrate what we mean. This may appear obvious, but you’d be … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 1 – overview

When i’m designing a learning solution, i use a methodology that i’ve refined over time. This is about the underlying structure of the learning, so it applies to any format, be that mobile learning, e-learning, classroom training or social learning. … Continue reading

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