Tag Archives: Google

Mastering Mobile Learning: inquisitive minds

We use our mobile phones to learn things when we are inquisitive. We tend not to schedule and plan in depth adventures with our phones, that’s left to tablets and PCs. Our love affair with mobile is a flirtatious one, … Continue reading

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What colour is Google? How we are incredibly efficient at remembering not much at all.

Last night i went to a pub quiz with some friends. Now, i don’t know if you frequent pub quizzes often, but the key to success, in my experience, is to include at least one nerd in each key subject. … Continue reading

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The creative urge: why do we want to share and how much does sharing form part of the learning process?

My best friend is releasing her first album later this month. It’s a brilliant, fun and feisty collection of folk songs about the trials and tribulations of a thirty something girl. And, knowing her, it’s bound to be a hit. … Continue reading

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The hazards of social media. How to use Google+ without hitting your head.

I’ve only been on a submarine once, but i remember it well because of the bump. When i first climbed down through the hatch, it was a totally alien environment. Grey, smelling of diesel, pipes everywhere, metal, cold, cramped, muffled … Continue reading

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Will Circles change the world? How Google+ is putting it’s hopes on our desire to partition our ‘friends’.

Heated discussion yesterday about how the social media landscape will look once Google completes the rollout of it’s much vaunted Google+ service. Do you need to be in the space first (Facebook for personal, LinkedIn for business), or can you … Continue reading

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Social Media Fatigue. Google+ and why too much of a good thing can be bad for you.

It’s safe to say that ‘social’ and ‘media’ are the buzzwords of the year. Everyone wants part of it, everyone’s in it, and not many people, yet, are sick of it. But all that’s likely to change and maybe sooner … Continue reading

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Teenage Kicks: The impact of subtle digital freedoms versus command and control.

We’ve just upgraded the work network, which has gone very smoothly, with one jarring exception. Whenever i launch the Internet Explorer now, it takes me to the Corporate homepage. I wouldn’t mind, except that i don’t want to visit the … Continue reading

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