Tag Archives: Technology

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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Agile technology for Social learning

Technology in itself will never guarantee great learning, but deployed well, it can facilitate and enhance the storytelling and experiences that do. There’s a shift in how learning technology works, away from giant, expensive and inflexible legacy systems towards more … Continue reading

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Legacy, lethargy, and the need to be #agile

Only agile organisations will thrive in the Social Age, but the barriers to agility are multifold. Some attitudinal, some technical, some about capability and competence. Innovation and creativity are strangled by legacy and lethargy. But we don’t have to live … Continue reading

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Manifesto for the Social Age: A first draft of the narrative

I had two conversations yesterday that prompted me to think a little. I was talking about Social Leadership and Social Learning with Sarah, in the UK and Marissa in the US. There was a common narrative to both conversations, so … Continue reading

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Whether to GoPro? Technology and creativity

You may have seen the GoPro range of cameras? Small, lightweight, waterproof and rugged, they’re aimed at the sports and outdoor market with a brand that shouts ‘action‘. They come with a range of clamps, clips, sticky patches and bindings … Continue reading

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Learning and working in the #SocialAge. Starting the journey

I’ve started writing today on my new book: it’s an exploration of the changing nature of learning and working in the Social Age. I’ve been working with my communities on Twitter and LinkedIn to develop the structure and now am … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Authority, Book, Collaboration, Community, Experience, Future, Hierarchy, Informal Spaces, Innovation, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Contract, Learning Culture, Learning Technology, Meaning, Personal Learning Network, Publishing, Social Capital, Social Learning, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

What we can learn from a bike?

There is literally nothing that the Dutch won’t do with a bike. Here’s a short list of things i’ve seen people carrying around Amsterdam: the shopping, a large bunch of tulips, a dog in the wicker basket on the handlebars, … Continue reading

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Social learning for complex tasks: performance support is simple

I was uploading yesterday’s blog post on the train, when Hans leant over and said “why aren’t you using this function to add the links“, in a way that implied i was missing a trick, that implied that my way … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Adaptability, Agile, Apps, Change, Collaboration, Communication, Community, Culture, Discovery, Disturbance, Effectiveness, Everyday Reality, Informal Learning Spaces, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mobile Learning, Performance, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt

Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a ‘button‘ and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text messages … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Conversation, Experience, Instant Messaging, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mindset, Mobile Apps, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking, Synchronous Communication, Technology, Usability | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Learning technology: are we using it right?

Technology can be a great enabler for learning, but it’s not guaranteed to make us learn better. Used correctly, it can enhance, equalise and facilitate learning, used poorly it simply commands and controls. It’s both an infrastructure and a mindset, … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Agile, Authority, Broadcast, Control, Diagnostic tools, Engagement, Experience, Forbidden, Interactive, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Media, Mindset, Mobile Learning, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Publishing, Push Notifications, Scaffolding, Sharing, Social Learning, Stories | Tagged , , , , , , , | 16 Comments