Monthly Archives: January 2013

The rebirth of knowledge: part 4 – wonder

This week i’m away from work, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. A light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from something … Continue reading

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The rebirth of knowledge: part 3 – truth

This week i’m away from work, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. It’s a light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from … Continue reading

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The rebirth of knowledge: part 2 – foundations

This week i’m away from work, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. It’s a light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from … Continue reading

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The rebirth of knowledge: part 1 – discovery

I’m on holiday this week, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. It’s a light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from something … Continue reading

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Understanding the Triumvirate of Mobile Learning

Mobile learning is about much more than just technology: it’s about a mindset, about a relationship between ‘people‘, ‘technology‘ and ‘subject‘ and how we maintain a balance between the three of them. ‘People‘ are our audience and we have to … Continue reading

Posted in Change, Design, Effectiveness, Everyday Reality, Instructional Design, Learning Design, Learning Technology, Mindset, Mobile Learning, Narrative, Technology, Triumvirate of Mobile Learning | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments

Learn to fly: big planes and small skills

My usual approach to new technology is to dive in and give it a go: after all, how wrong can you go? I’ve only ever once sat in the cockpit of a jet, but i’d have to say that i’m … Continue reading

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Communication: harder than you might think

It would be nice to think that ‘message sent’ is always ‘message received’, but it is, of course, not the case. Our ability to miscommunicate is only matched by our certainty that our communication skills are superb. Finding our what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Attention to Detail, Broadcast, Communication, Difference, Journalism, Language, Learning Design, Words, Writing | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

The convergence of mobile and social learning

I used to view mobile and social learning separately: social learning as ‘the semi formal layers of learning that surround the formal‘ and mobile learning as primarily technology, but my mindset has changed. Increasingly they form, for me, part of … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Apps, Assessment, Blended Learning, Design, E-Learning, Everyday Reality, Exploration, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Methodology, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Creating engaging e-learning: 3 practical tips (story, navigation and saying goodbye)

I went out walking in the snow yesterday in the forest: I love getting out when it’s like this, just a wide expanse of heathland with a fresh carpet of snow. Usually you have to pick your way across this … Continue reading

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The narrative of LEARNING:500

Yesterday i was able to gather a group of people together in the Poetry Cafe in London to celebrate the 500th post on the blog. It was a chance to discuss a range of contemporary subjects in learning and a … Continue reading

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