Tag Archives: Exploration

Mapping the Social Age: the ecosystem of change

As i work on the book about the Social Age, i’ve spent some time charting the ecosystem of change. Change is constant, and not just in one area. Driven by technology, in a context of wider social change, everything is … Continue reading

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On the ninth day of Christmas Learning: perspective

Sometimes we need a jolt, something to kick us out of our comfort zone and into a new space, a creative space where we explore new ideas, where we are unafraid to make mistakes, where we can learn new things … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … 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 4 – Exploration

I’ve been exploring my methodology for learning in more detail across a series of articles. We started with Context and then Demonstration: today, we’re looking at the third stage, Exploration. Exploration is where we play with the learning, and it’s … Continue reading

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A day for adventures: learning by exploring

It’s a day for grand adventures: i’m packed and waiting for a lift to the airport, off to Asia for a few weeks. It’s a combination of work and play. I’m delivering some workshops around social learning and leadership, as … 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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Playing with learning: a very sociable model

A conversation on Twitter this morning has made me think about play. Playing is all about learning: it can be a solitary activity or done with friends, it can be done in dedicated ‘formally‘ defined play spaces, or it can … Continue reading

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Creating engaging e-learning: 3 practical tips (story, navigation and saying goodbye)

I went out walking in the snow yesterday in the forest: I love getting out when it’s like this, just a wide expanse of heathland with a fresh carpet of snow. Usually you have to pick your way across this … Continue reading

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A week of writing: Day 5 – exploring and getting lost

My fifth day of writing led me to complete the section on ‘exploring’. Exploration is the third stage of the learning methodology, sitting after ‘Context’ and ‘Demonstration’, and it’s where we get to play with what we are looking at. … Continue reading

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