Monthly Archives: October 2011

Designing for mobile learning. Considerations and constraints.

Tomorrow i’m facilitating a seminar on ‘Designing for mobile learning’, so i thought that today was a good opportunity to think about it before opening my mouth. Consider this my rehearsal. When we think about mobile learning, we can consider … Continue reading

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What’s the point of a pilot? How to iterate learning to success.

Normally this question has an easy answer: to transport me to either (a) the French mountains or (b) a cheap european weekend away. In this case though, i mean a different pilot. The type that we talk about a lot, … Continue reading

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Building a boat: functional and aesthetic aspects of design.

I spent time yesterday walking by the Broads, the great expanse of waterways that run through East Anglia. There are still quite a number of boatbuilders active from small yards by the side of the water, many of them working … Continue reading

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Working nine to five? How the notions of work and play have ceased to apply in a networked world.

My office is wherever i’m sat these days. On the train, at home, in a building called ‘work’, on site with clients, occasionally on a plane or (as regular readers know) in many coffee shops. Both geographical and temporal boundaries … Continue reading

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What journey are you on? Understanding the different paths we walk through learning.

There are many paths trodden around a piece of learning. For some, it’s the path of creating it, speaking to experts, developers, designers, pulling the piece together. For others, it’s the path of commissioning it, understanding how it’s going to … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the blog. The 200 post milestone.

On the first of January this year, i started this Learning blog. I set myself three targets. The first twenty posts would prove that i could commit to it. The first hundred would prove i could stick to it and, … Continue reading

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Cross pollination. Why generalising can be a great thing.

I’d have to throw my hands up to admit to being a generalist. I flit happily between disciplines, peeking over the edge of the abyss at the vast range of knowledge, picking out a few choice pieces, then retreating to … Continue reading

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