Tag Archives: Formal Spaces

Virtual Reality. Is there still a difference between the virtual and real experience in learning any more?

There was a time when ‘virtual reality’ sounded exciting, when it contained the promise of spaces where we could leave our physical bodies behind and interact in other worlds in other ways. We dreamt of a time when we could … Continue reading

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Exploring the Twittersphere. The convergence of formal and informal spaces at the Learning Technology Conference.

Some of the most interesting conversations i had at the Learning Technology Conference this week were around social media and, in particular, formal and informal networks. I found the conference to be a particularly useful example of these networks, and … Continue reading

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Who owns you? Identity and Ownership in social networks

Informal Spaces are places that we choose to inhabit, to join other like minded people in a shared and communally owned place. Be it for contacting friends, finding knitting patterns or playing Warhammer, our motivation to be there may be … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide – Trust and Honour in the convergence of formal and informal social networks

This week, i’ve been working with a global organisation on the development of an online Mentoring space. Mentoring is an interesting topic, falling somewhere between a formal business activity and a highly informal personal development one. By it’s nature, it … Continue reading

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Coffee and the Media Muffin – Changing Habits of Consumption

There was a time when Sunday morning consisted of a trip to the coffee shop with the paper and maybe a good paperback book. Today, i still go to the coffee shop, but it’s been over a year since i … Continue reading

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The Corporate Colonisation of Informal Space

There’s a lot of movement within industry at the moment to populate the more informal spaces that exist on the internet. Spaces from Facebook to Twitter and YouTube are all firmly in the sights of marketing and comms departments and … Continue reading

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