Tag Archives: Technology

How Gadgets Help us to Learn: ‘Communities’

I’ve dedicated today to writing a chapter for David’s next book on Learning Technology. My section is entitled ‘How gadgets help us to learn‘. As usual when i’m writing, i’m sharing some extracts as i #WorkOutLoud, so here’s part of … Continue reading

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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

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The Frames of Leadership

The Social Age rewards agility: the ability to frame and reframe problems, to deploy our communities and experiment, question and react at speed. It’s less about mastery of process, more about communication and collaboration. Social Leaders demonstrate a rounded skill … Continue reading

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Mastering Complexity: The London Underground

Complexity surrounds us. Mastering new technology, understanding scientific discoveries, even learning how to play an instrument well. But few things are more fearsome to master than the evil intricacies of the London Underground network, a system of such unending complexity … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Things

Technology is not the thing: it’s the what facilitates the thing. My GoPro is a camera, as is my phone, iPad and Google Glass. I am surrounded by cameras. But it’s the choices i make, the way i frame the … Continue reading

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Gender in Technology: Feature or Culture?

I was pretty tired when i got home last night: a long day in London, a delayed train home, it was gone midnight when i opened the door and stepped inside. Only as i was falling asleep did i realise … Continue reading

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#GoogleGlass: Agile Ecosystem of Technology

My conversations about Google Glass are falling into a pattern: ‘what is it?‘, ‘what does it do?‘, ‘what about *insert name of other technology*‘. The gadgets in our lives are no longer viewed in isolation: we’re interested in the ecosystem … Continue reading

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