Tag Archives: Identity

Choosing the right clothes: social learning tone of voice and identity

Next week there’s a big Christmas meal which, leading to much debate amongst certain elements of the community as to what to wear. There are impressions to be made, people to catch up with and celebrating to be had. It … Continue reading

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Exploring social learning environments: what can we take with us that is familiar?

A weekend of sunshine has reminded me of one of the crucial differences between the real world and the virtual: the weather. Whilst we build relationships and friendships in both real and social contexts, whilst we manage challenges and reflect … Continue reading

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The view from the window: learning our sense of place.

Experiencing an unusual sense of writers block on the train this morning, i looked out of the window and caught the most wonderful view. The train takes me through the New Forest and today, thanks to an early meeting, I … Continue reading

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Identity and culture. Learning how organisations change and how they resist it.

Change is a difficult thing. It requires a vision and action. It’s more than just a new logo and some smarter chairs in the office. Organisations are made up of physical environments (their offices, meeting rooms and cafes), virtual environments … Continue reading

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Speaking with many voices. Is one Twitter account enough?

I’ve been having a dilemma about Twitter. You see, of all the channels, it’s proving surprisingly popular, and i seem to be gathering followers apace. This is all well and good, but i don’t really have a very clear tone … Continue reading

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Why do we choose the words we do? Choosing your voice and creating identity in real and online spaces.

What’s in a word? Quite a lot actually. We choose the words that we use in the same way that we choose the clothes we wear and the colour we paint our lounge. Words are powerful, emotive and evocative. Their … Continue reading

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Identity and knowledge, philosophy and science in learning. How what we know makes us who we are.

There was a fascinating discussion on Radio Four’s Start the Week (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010t3p0) yesterday morning, between Simon Baron-Cohen and Julian Bagini, a leading Cambridge psychiatrist and a philosopher. The thrust of their discussion was around empathy, but what particularly caught my … Continue reading

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Excuse me, is that really you? Reality and identity in social media OR How Avril turned out to be John

Well, it’s official, 50Cent didn’t write his own Tweets (but it’s ok, he’s learnt his lesson and he does now http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12676791) To get started, i think it’s worth mentioning that in many ways 50Cent, that’s ’50’ to his friends, 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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