Category Archives: Media

Learning technology: are we using it right?

Technology can be a great enabler for learning, but it’s not guaranteed to make us learn better. Used correctly, it can enhance, equalise and facilitate learning, used poorly it simply commands and controls. It’s both an infrastructure and a mindset, … Continue reading

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How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

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How long does it take to learn? Why the duration of e-learning may be less important than we think.

Learning solutions are often measured in time. Forty five minutes of learning, five minute learning bursts, an eighteen month course, but how relevant is it? Is time a good indicator of learning? The likelihood is not, that the figures relate … Continue reading

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The medium and the message. Understanding the role of Twitter in the London Riots and why we shouldn’t shoot the messenger.

Now that comparative calm has returned to the streets of our major cities, the process of reflection and rationalisation is well underway. Initial unity and political solidarity in the face of lawlessness starts to fracture into recrimination, blame and thoughts … Continue reading

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Say it once, say it well. Using the right media for the right message.

You can tell a story in many different ways, but it’s important to adapt what you say to fit the media you’ve chosen to tell it in. Printed workbooks or downloads suit text and tables, illustrative graphics and so forth. … Continue reading

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