Tag Archives: Learning Design

#GoogleGlass for learning: The National Trust experience

Whilst i enjoy the history, the cream tea is an essential part of the experience. Whether you go jam first, layering your cream on top, or cream first (which, just to be clear, is wrong), there’s nothing quite like sitting … Continue reading

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Creating the Learning Experience

I’ve spent the day in various cafes, refining and rehearsing in my head this week’s workshop on creativity. This level of focus does not come easily to me: my typical days are fragmented between many tasks, so to do one … Continue reading

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Stories and Sea Shanties

There’s no denying that we all look a little bit younger in this photo: only five years ago, but so much changes (and i don’t just mean the receding hairlines and expanding waists). Rich, Cath and I still go kayaking … Continue reading

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Saplings

“Charles Dickens wrote ‘A tale of two cities’ under this very tree” said Andy, as we sat in the sunshine. “Interesting“, i replied, afraid to admit i’ve never read it. One of so many classics to have passed me by: … Continue reading

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Homecoming: getting lost in learning

The sunflowers have spouted! It was a long trip back from New York: up to the airport at 5AM, the seven hour flight then a two hour wait for the coach and a three hour drive home. As i arrived, … Continue reading

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Assessment: we’re spoilt for (multi) choice

Long term blog readers will know of my dislike of multi-choice assessments: the last ditch bid of the desperate in the final fifteen minutes of learning design. In an idle five minutes, i’ve sketched out some other approaches to assessment, … 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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A methodology for learning. Part 6 – Assessment

In this series of articles, i’m exploring my Learning Methodology in more detail. We started by examining Context, the contract for the learning, and moving onto Demonstration, where we illustrate our points. Then into Exploration, with a chance to play … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 5 – Reflection

This is part five of my exploration of a methodology for learning. We started by looking at Context, where we establish a contract with the learner, then moved into Demonstration, where we illustrate our view of the world. From there … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 2 – Context

Yesterday i introduced my six stage Learning Methodology: today, i want to look at the first part in more detail. Context. Context is about the contract between learner and organisation: it’s where we ask people to invest their time and … Continue reading

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