Tag Archives: Social Learning

Scaffolded Social Learning

Today i want to share a model for Social Learning. It’s at quite a pragmatic level: ‘what do we do about it?‘, rather than an esoteric discussion of ‘what does social mean?‘. I’m presenting a view of Scaffolded Social Learning: … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Learning Design, Learning Methodology, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Social and Fair: being unheard in the Social Age

When i wrote my first book, ‘Exploring the World of Social Learning‘, i started it by saying how we live in a grey space: between the formal worlds of work and the social lives we inhabit outside of it. Increasingly, … Continue reading

Posted in Equality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Skills for the Digital Learner

Assumptions are a dangerous thing: they make it easy for us to stereotype and make decisions, but the reality can be more nuanced. I’ve recently become more interested in the work we need to do with learners to ensure they … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Digital Learner | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Record Store: How we use our Communities

The Social Age is lived out in our communities: the varied spaces, both on and offline, where we learn things, share things, subvert the establishment and generate momentum. Or sometimes just hang out. I’m preparing for a Masterclass in Social … Continue reading

Posted in Community | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Social Learning: Global Reach

As i sit at the airport, contemplating a long night ahead, i’m struck by the connections that reach out from here. On friday i’m running a Masterclass in Singapore, but already i’m connected to participants: sharing stories, building bonds, tweaking … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Learning, Learning Design, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

From Social to Formal: professional development in the Social Age

Over a year after i started working on the Social Leadership Handbook, i’ve started to write the programme design. Ten years ago, i’d have started here, and my work would have been weaker for it. In the Social Age, it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Collaboration, Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

How to Build and Moderate a thriving Social Learning Community: Part 1 – Forming

Social Learning happens within and alongside our communities: semi formal spaces where ‘sense making’ activities take place. Agile organisations create the right permissions and environments for these communities to thrive, remembering at every stage that they can nurture them, but … Continue reading

Posted in Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 12 Comments