Monthly Archives: December 2012

What did you learn in 2012? How we reflect on learning and create our personal narrative

The end of a year is always a time for reflection, but not necessarily solitary reflection. Instead, i put the question out on the learning forum, ‘How do you reflect on your learning?’ I’m interested in the use of narratives … Continue reading

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Creating effective blended learning solutions: a methodology

At the heart of great learning is a coherent narrative: a story that runs through all the different media, all the different experiences, all of the learning environments. The narrative is everything. We have many ways to deliver learning today: … Continue reading

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The skyline of London: to learn is to change

Walking through the city this morning, i was looking at the skyline: some familiar shapes, famous building, standing iconic like St Pauls in the morning light. Others, new, being shaped as we speak, thrusting up into the air, taller, brighter, … Continue reading

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Backstage learning: preparation and practice

It’s a crisp morning in London, bright skies with a chill in the air. I’m sat in Covent Garden, one of my favourite spots, with a coffee and banana, looking out over the cream stone of the covered market, over … Continue reading

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Finding your fashion: learning to coordinate learning

Superdry is an achingly trendy brand at the moment: i know this because all the cool kids are wearing it. And half of my friends. In a fit of Christmas shopping enthusiasm, i ventured into the store over the weekend … Continue reading

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Measuring change: marking progress in learning

As this year draws to an end, i’ve been reflecting on what i’ve learnt, on the ways that i’ve changed. To learn is to change and it’s important to take time out to reflect on what we’ve learnt and how … Continue reading

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Scaffolded social learning environments for scenario based training: practical implementations

Bridging the gap between abstract training environments and the reality of everyday life is always a challenge. This can be particularly true when we are looking at high stress situations: training people to deal with emergencies that, by their nature, … Continue reading

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