Monthly Archives: November 2012

Hands: how learning changes us

The train was unexpectedly quiet this morning, just me and another chap sat opposite at the table. Plenty of space. He wasn’t the stereotypical commuter: paint stained jeans and heavy woollen jumper, with a substantial wooden toolbox on the seat … Continue reading

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Agile learning: why necessity may be the mother of invention

Sam’s learning to do the accounts. There’s no avoiding it anymore. As he said last night, ‘it’s a bit boring, but when you get into it, it’s quite exciting‘. If nothing else, Sam is methodical, so it’s typical that his … Continue reading

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Scaffolding pockets of social learning: ideas for practical implementation

Engagement over time is valuable in learning, giving us time to reflect, to try things out back in the real world, to draw together our learning. Providing appropriate, flexible and easily accessible social learning spaces around formal learning experiences is … Continue reading

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The languages of learning: poetry

On this journey through the languages of learning, many of the examples we’ve looked at would often be considered to be ‘arts’, to be somehow informal, to be less rigorous than ‘formal’ communication. We can all see how video is … Continue reading

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What does the iPad mini mean for mobile learning?

The cost of a corporate hotel, train ticked and food for a day is not far off the cost of an iPad Mini, the new ‘lightweight’ tablet on sale today from Apple. And that’s pretty much all you need to … Continue reading

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