Tag Archives: Experience

On the fourth day of Christmas Learning: it gets personal

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 you. Learning used to be delivered in classrooms, from a teacher to … Continue reading

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Swimming with dolphins: wise council in the Social Age

Last week i was lucky enough to spend an afternoon playing with dolphins: learning about their habitat and lifecycle, how they are trained and looked after, how they each have a unique personality. I was able to learn some basic … Continue reading

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Travelling to learn: reflection and narrative

After a long day of travelling, i’m home from Singapore, sat back in my local coffee shop, starting that sense making process that always follows a period of travelling: part reflection, part narrative. Travel broadens our horizons: it brings us … Continue reading

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Whether to GoPro? Technology and creativity

You may have seen the GoPro range of cameras? Small, lightweight, waterproof and rugged, they’re aimed at the sports and outdoor market with a brand that shouts ‘action‘. They come with a range of clamps, clips, sticky patches and bindings … Continue reading

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Bartering for backgammon: creating a shared experience in learning

I’m not good at backgammon, but i do enjoy a game, so the small wooden set looked like a good souvenir from my Asian trip. Compact, lightweight, a delicate light wood inlaid with a darker one, just the right size … Continue reading

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Fighting fires: experience versus qualifications

Gas towers litter our urban landscapes: rusted, towering steel mushrooms that rise and fall throughout the day. They’re so ubiquitous that i’d never really given them much thought, so it was just a moment of idle curiosity that led me … Continue reading

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Learning leadership: simulation and reality

Leadership is not a process: it’s an art. I don’t mean that it doesn’t have structure, but rather that there is a highly subjective and qualitative dimension to it. It’s contextual and requires discretion and decision making in terms of … Continue reading

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The sense of community and the social: using virtual spaces for learning.

Three weeks ago i started the Learning Forum as a place to develop new ideas and collaborate in discussions around learning. We have nearly eighty people so far with discussion ranging across a number of topics around ‘learning‘. The recent … Continue reading

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The experience of technology. What makes for good mobile learning?

Tonight i’m presenting a webinar on mobile learning, which means it’s time for me to think about what i’m going to say… One of the core themes is technology versus experience. I like to think of these things separately, to … Continue reading

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What’s the point of a good book? Can you learn from books or is experience the only way to go?

In a weak piece of writing, i’m asking an obvious question here. The answer is that both have value. But, to avoid an overly short response, it’s worth investigating further. Writing captures information, it takes a snapshot of a view, … Continue reading

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