Tag Archives: Context

Sharing in Social Leadership: a first draft

The NET model of social leadership defines a style of leadership which is suitable for the Social Age. It’s a style that reflects the changing nature of authority and leadership as formal hierarchies of power crumble and as people expect … Continue reading

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Taking a stance: why learning is always contextual

Wherever we stand, we take a stance: as an instructional designer or an individual learner. Our stance is the ground we stand upon and the direction that we face. It’s influenced by our experiences and the outcomes we desire. But … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 8 – Case Study

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks running through each of the six steps of my learning methodology. To round things off, i wanted to share a case study, to show a practical application of this thinking. The project i’m … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 2 – Context

Yesterday i introduced my six stage Learning Methodology: today, i want to look at the first part in more detail. Context. Context is about the contract between learner and organisation: it’s where we ask people to invest their time and … Continue reading

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How to design great e-Learning: ask the right questions

It has to be said that i’m a rather amateur gardener, much preferring the ‘BBQ on a summer evening‘ end of the event to the ‘months of digging holes and spreading manure‘ part of the process. On those occasions when … Continue reading

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Early to bed, early to rise… understanding everyday reality in learning design

In an effort to counter the effects of jet lag when i fly to the conference next week, i’ve been getting up ever earlier in the morning. Singapore is nine hours ahead of me here in England, a painful transition … 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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Heading North: Folksongs and Fairy tales.

Travelling through the meandering channels between the Norwegian islands, i’m struck by the number of tiny fishing villages and remote towns. This really is a fractured landscape where travel has only recently been easy. Today, as a wealthy country, there … Continue reading

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Words about learning: Why?

Why do we learn things? To better ourselves? To do new things? To reinforce our sense of identity? Because we are told to? Maybe all of the above. Understanding why people learn is important to understand how we create the … Continue reading

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Why what i think you want is not what you really want. Defying the transactional view of learning.

I’ve often tried to anticipate what kind of response i’ll get from a particular article or Tweet. I like to feel that i can guess what sort of reaction a piece of learning will have when it hits the end … Continue reading

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