Monthly Archives: March 2013

How social should your social learning be? Taking time out

It’s a public holiday over here in the Uk for Easter. Time to spend with family and friends, time away from work. But in the Social Age, how far are we able to fully disconnect from our communities. When the … Continue reading

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Let’s start a band: coordinated social learning

I’ve been trying recently to tease out the lessons we can learn from music when it comes to learning design and the learning experience. We communicate in so many different languages in our social lives, but so very few in … Continue reading

Posted in Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Creative, Engagement, Knowledge, Language, Learning, Learning Design, Music, Narrative, Performance, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

A true model for mobile learning: how we interact with technology

I was fortunate enough to see Cirque du Soleil last night, an astonishing performance of athleticism and creativity. For those of you who haven’t seen them, Cirque provide a modern take on circus skills, blending vibrant costumes, elaborate props and … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Creative, Engagement, Experience, Innovation, iPad, iPhone, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Technology, Mindset, Mobile Learning, Performance, Publishing, Push Notifications, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling, Technology | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

The co-creation of meaning in social learning: adapting our view of learning

One of the strongest ideas i’ve taken out of my research into music in learning is that of co-creation: the ways that we work together, taking specialist roles and consulting within our community (be it a learning group or band) … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Assessment, Blended Learning, Challenge, Collaboration, Communication, Community, Community of Practice, Control, Conversation, Culture, Dialogue, E-Learning, Education, Effectiveness, Informal Spaces, Instructional Design, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Meaning, Social Capital, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

The architecture of learning: methodology and mortar

On the train this morning heading to the airport and i’m struck by the variety of architecture around me in the industrial district: glass, steel and stone arranged into a wide variety of imaginative and often playful designs. They’re not … Continue reading

Posted in Creative, Design, E-Learning, Effectiveness, Engagement, Experience, Instructional Design, Integrity, Learning Design, Learning Methodology | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

How do you find the time to write? Reflection and agility in learning

Is the wrong question: ‘why don’t you find the time to write?‘ would be better. Agile learners are able to pick up ideas and test them out rapidly, they iterate various behaviours and approaches to test out what lets them … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Blog, Blogging, Book, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Disclosure, Education, Ideas, Learning, Legacy, Mindset, Mobile Learning, Narrative, Reflection, Social Learning, Stories, Words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

A structure for scaffolded social learning: bubbles and gateways

I’m developing some practical models for implementing social learning in organisations, trying to give ann idea of structures and methodologies that can be used. I’ve written previously about approaches to moderation and the ways that we can co-create meaning in … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Blended Learning, Challenge, Collaboration, Conversation, Curation, Dialogue, E-Learning, Formal Learning Spaces, Formal Spaces, Informal Learning Spaces, Informal Spaces, Journalism, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Legacy, Meaning, Moderator, Narrative, Scaffolding, Social Learning, Stories, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 18 Comments