Tag Archives: Blog

Writing: Milestones

An unexpected milestone crept up on me this morning: i hit 100,000 views on the blog. Depending how you look at it, that’s a surprisingly high, or surprisingly low number. When i started writing this blog, around three and a … Continue reading

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Working out loud: a #SocialAge trait

One recurring feature of the Social Age is the nature of working out loud: developing our ideas within our communities, sharing them before they are fully formed and getting the benefit from the wisdom of the tribe. That’s the approach … Continue reading

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Martha Payne: The freedom to speak – exploring the challenges as social media invade formal spaces

Martha Payne is nine years old. She’s an active blogger who has gained a great deal of publicity and fame by posting everyday about her school dinners. For those of you who hail from overseas, i should mention that school … Continue reading

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Sticking your head above the parapet: why studying the mediocre will only deliver mediocrity.

I was jolted into action this morning by Kayla Cruz, talking on her blog about mediocrity or, more specifically, why we should study the superb if we want to avoid it. Cruz is one of those rare writers who manages … Continue reading

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Where do good ideas come from? Reflecting on where we spend our most constructive time.

I’ve got a book in my hand called ‘where good ideas come from‘ (S Johnson, 2010, Penguin). The subtitle is ‘a natural history of innovation‘. It looks great. One day i’ll actually read it. That would probably be a good … Continue reading

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Coffee and the Social Muffin. Reflections on the year.

Today it’s one of those occasional reflective and introspective posts, because it’s the 250th blog entry and the last one for the year as i shall be working on The Book over Christmas. At the start of the blog, in … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech. Who controls what you say in online learning environments?

I was somewhat taken by surprise this morning by an article on the radio about the discussion of regulation around blogs. There is an active debate in the media about regulation at the moment, with both the printed press and … Continue reading

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How long is long enough? Working on the length of a podcast.

I’m finalising my first monthly learning podcast this week. It’s been a back and forth process, both in terms of content, but also regarding the music and overall length. It needs to be long enough to get into some detail, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the blog. The 200 post milestone.

On the first of January this year, i started this Learning blog. I set myself three targets. The first twenty posts would prove that i could commit to it. The first hundred would prove i could stick to it and, … Continue reading

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One Hundred, not out. Reflections on the Learning Blog.

Today, it’s a reflective post, because this is number 100. Since i started the blog on the 1st January, 2011, i’ve managed to achieve what i set out to do and have written every weekday, with the exception of UK … Continue reading

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