Category Archives: Social Learning

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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Miley Cyrus vs Sinead O’Connor: feminism, mental health and the ecosystem of the Social Age

You may have seen this saga playing out: Miley Cyrus is a former Disney sweetheart, reinvented as raunchy teen seductress, selling records and generating profits for fat middle aged white men whilst being chastised by wiser, older, pillars of the … Continue reading

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Social Collaborative Technology

It’s everywhere: on our networks, in our pockets, plugged into our ears and our TVs. We can’t escape the proliferation of socially collaborative technologies, wherever we try to hide. It draws us into communities around our favourite reality TV show, … 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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The death of the dinosaurs

Nothing lasts forever. Except possibly bad ideas, which can linger long after their sell by date. I was talking to someone earlier about how we work: remotely, on agile technology, collaborating in different communities on different hardware , co-creating ideas, … Continue reading

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The reputation of Social Leaders

Reputation is forged in our communities, founded up upon our actions, our choices, our stance. It’s about our ability to curate great content, add layers of context and share it effectively, to be known as someone who gets things done … 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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