Category Archives: Support

A place for everything and everything in it’s place: creating an environment for learning

I have a routine: table by the window, the one with the plug next to it, coffee on the right side of the table at the back, phone on the left. This is the best table as it has a … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Accessibility, Agile, Book, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Contact, Environment, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Communication at times of organisational change: relevance, amplification and community

Change is the normal state for organisations, but one that many are ill equipped to deal with. As it’s friday, i’ve decided to play with some new ideas: in this case a model to explore the role of social communities … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Change, Communication, Community, Connections, Control, Disturbance, Effectiveness, Engagement, Formal Spaces, Gangs, Group Dynamics, Hierarchy, Informal Spaces, Leadership, Management, Personal Learning Network, Social Capital, Social Learning, Support, Town Hall Meetings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Social learning for complex tasks: performance support is simple

I was uploading yesterday’s blog post on the train, when Hans leant over and said “why aren’t you using this function to add the links“, in a way that implied i was missing a trick, that implied that my way … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Adaptability, Agile, Apps, Change, Collaboration, Communication, Community, Culture, Discovery, Disturbance, Effectiveness, Everyday Reality, Informal Learning Spaces, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mobile Learning, Performance, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Devolved responsibility for learning: a modern approach?

Who is responsible for your learning in an organisation? I ask the question as we increasingly see the devolution of authority and responsibility, from large, long term, structured programmes through to self serve, performance supporting, ‘just in time’ interventions. It’s … Continue reading

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What you want, when you want it: structuring information in the right way

I’m reading a great book at the moment, ‘Made to stick’ by Chip and Dan Heath. It’s about ideas, about why some ideas take hold and others just come unstuck. I like the conversational style, the wealth of examples and … Continue reading

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Time to change? Trying something new and appreciating something old.

So it’s my birthday today and i woke up with the usual sense that it was time to do something new. A realisation that the routine was becoming routine and maybe it needed to be shaken up a little. So … Continue reading

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Pushing the boundaries: learning from physical challenges and mutual support.

Physical challenges are rarely just physical. The mind powers the body. Any challenge involves both physical prowess and also the willpower and motivation to succeed. Whilst many of us aren’t professional sportspeople, we can still face challenges that require both … Continue reading

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