Tag Archives: Social

Assailing the Castle of Resistance

It’s a long climb on a hot day: up the path, over the drawbridge, into the keep. Around you the ruined walls lean out over the abyss at crazy angles. Maybe twelve feet thick, leaning at thirty or forty degrees, … Continue reading

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Get a job! Who owns your development?

Sorting through the attic last night i came across a real gem: the printout from an early computer program that i was forced to use at school to give me some careers advice. I have to say, it’s a triumph … Continue reading

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Exploring the Social Age of learning

We are in the Social Age of learning, where the bywords are agility and engagement, where formal experiences are less valuable than applied ones, where traditional models of authority and expertise are subverted by more social methodologies that rely on … Continue reading

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What is social learning? Part Two: the organisational experience

In this series of three articles, i want to explore social learning from the perspective of the individual and the organisation in today’s workplace and then take a look to the future, to where social may take us. Yesterday we … Continue reading

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The sense of community and the social: using virtual spaces for learning.

Three weeks ago i started the Learning Forum as a place to develop new ideas and collaborate in discussions around learning. We have nearly eighty people so far with discussion ranging across a number of topics around ‘learning‘. The recent … Continue reading

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What is the Cloud? Exploring what it really means in the context of communication and learning.

Having your head in the clouds used to be a term to describe a dreamer, but i’m pleased to report that it now means ‘integrated social media partner’. I’ve been promoted without ever having to do anything. I wonder if … 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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