Category Archives: Learning

Reflections from IITSEC 2014

I’m at the IITSEC conference all this week in Orlando, exploring innovation in simulation and training. It’s a busy event, so my posts are likely to be reflective on what i’m seeing and making sense of. Yesterday, three of the … Continue reading

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How Gadgets Help us to Learn: ‘Communities’

I’ve dedicated today to writing a chapter for David’s next book on Learning Technology. My section is entitled ‘How gadgets help us to learn‘. As usual when i’m writing, i’m sharing some extracts as i #WorkOutLoud, so here’s part of … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning with Maps: Heritage Trails

I was lucky enough to get lost yesterday in good company, which is the very best way to do it. I’d met up with an Australian friend, Mark, and Bee Yin, who produces Heritage trails here in Singapore. Our objective … Continue reading

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Scaffolded Social Learning

Today i want to share a model for Social Learning. It’s at quite a pragmatic level: ‘what do we do about it?‘, rather than an esoteric discussion of ‘what does social mean?‘. I’m presenting a view of Scaffolded Social Learning: … Continue reading

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Ignorance or Bliss?

There are many things i do not know and will never learn. Algebra remains a mystery. String theory. Piano. I have never learnt to ride a motorbike. I do not know how to program in C+ and i don’t even … Continue reading

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Tempo in learning

Tempo: working to a rhythm. Finding the pace. In music, we use variety: introductions, patterns, repetition. Sometimes engagement come through discord, the use of a minor key or sudden change of. Pace. My second consecutive day of workshop delivery today … Continue reading

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Simulations in learning

It’s a powerful thing to create simulations for learning: but not something to be taken on lightly. Whilst there are many ways they can add great value, they are not a panacea. Designed well, they can reflect reality: they can … Continue reading

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