Category Archives: Knowledge

Making Connections: creating meaning

I’m sat in the transit lounge of Singapore airport, on my way to Manila, so making a connection in a very literal sense. I wrote a book in Singapore in 2012, called ‘Learning, Knowledge and Meaning‘. It was about how … Continue reading

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Round pegs and square holes: evolving access to expertise

Fitting out the new office this weekend and i decided to lend Sam a hand: he’d borrowed a special drill bit to take out a large circle of wood to let you put cables through a desk. Between us, we … Continue reading

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On the fifth day of Christmas Learning: Social Learning

I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today: Social Learning. It’s late, too late for a small child to be up, but there … Continue reading

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On the third day of Christmas Learning: the sound of jingling bells

I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today, it’s all about social collaborative technology. I’ve got myself a new iPhone and, in the … Continue reading

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We all make mistakes: it’s what you learn from them that counts

Clearing out the attic this week made me realise the number of things i’ve got wrong over my life: the places and ways in which i’ve failed. School reports chart mediocre performance in chemistry and maths, a lack of engagement … Continue reading

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Creating and sharing: why we are all curators in the Social Age

I read a study this morning from the Pew Research Centre’s Internet Project. They interviewed a thousand American adults on their internet habits: 54% of them had posted original photos or videos to websites and 47% shared content they found … Continue reading

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The value of meeting up: the changing nature of work

Last night gave the chance for a quiet drink with my brother in the Anchor pub. We’re on holiday together, with the family, but this was the first opportunity to catch up alone. The subject turned to the ways we … Continue reading

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The co-ownership of #change

Change is a difficult thing, resisted by both systems and people. We crave stability, the status quo. Within our everyday lives, meaning is created in the moment: founded on knowledge and experience. It’s forged within communities and evidenced through action. … Continue reading

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Approaching Social Learning

The problem with formal learning is that it’s inherently abstract: no matter how engaging and dynamic it is, it’s always one step away from our everyday reality. When people leave the event and go back to their real lives, real … Continue reading

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Who creates the vista?

Walking around Singapore, i’m always struck by the diversity of architecture. Glass and steel is forged and curved into many shapes, rising high above you, defining and enclosing different spaces for many purposes. The Marina Sands Hotel, three linked towers … Continue reading

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