Monthly Archives: September 2012

Strength in numbers: the power of a learning community

This focus of this week has been learning culture: how it’s created, who owns and influences it and what the balance is of informal and formal learning within it. The ‘Amsterdam Diary’ series of four articles let me explore this … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Diary – Day 4: Forbidden learning – what they never wanted you to know

All week i’ve been exploring learning culture from Amsterdam. We started by looking into how the culture is created and went on to run a global popup learning session asking questions about the role of leadership and the individual, as … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Diary – Day 3: Our community popup learning story

Yesterday i ran my first ever community popup learning session from Amsterdam, exploring ‘learning culture’, based around these two questions: Question 1: Is learning culture created by the organisation or the learners? Question 2: Do you do most of your … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Blog, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Culture, Formal Spaces, Global, Informal Spaces, Learning, Legacy, Mentoring, Narrative, Popup Learning, Reflection, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Amsterdam Diary – Day 2: spontaneous learning cultures – popup learning

I’ve taken this week out to think, research and write about learning culture: how is it formed, what are the challenges in global learning spaces and who owns it? Yesterday we looked at how the culture is created, with a … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Culture, Knowledge, Learning, Narrative, Popup Learning, Social Learning, Social Networking, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , | 23 Comments

Amsterdam Diary – Day 1: who creates the learning culture?

I’ve taken this week out to think, research and write about learning culture: how is it formed, what are the challenges in global learning spaces and who owns it? First, we will think about who creates the culture. I’m unsure … Continue reading

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Time out: dedicating time to learn

Hot on the heels of this weeks posts around popup learning, informal, ad hoc learning communities, today i am at a very formal event. It’s the annual professional development event for Bath Consultancy Group, one of the organisations i’ve been … Continue reading

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