A day for adventures: learning by exploring

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Sometimes our learning is structured, sometimes we just follow our nose. Both are exciting.

It’s a day for grand adventures: i’m packed and waiting for a lift to the airport, off to Asia for a few weeks. It’s a combination of work and play. I’m delivering some workshops around social learning and leadership, as well as some around mobile learning, plus a conference, but also taking time out to explore and relax.

Whilst i’ve planned the formal parts of my trip, the workshops and hotels, i have nothing planned for the informal sections. I have a hotel booked tomorrow and that’s it. Instead, i like to make it up as i go along, follow my nose to wherever it takes me. Highly unstructured, but highly rewarding.

Of course, i’m not really alone: i am already reaching out into my different communities (both formal and social) to ask for advice and guidance, support and ideas. Travelling in the Social Age is a very different experience.

It’s a perfect paradigm for learning: exploring new territory, sometimes in structured and planned ways, sometimes just reacting to what happens or scurrying down an interesting alleyway.

One of the best things about travel is meeting people and sharing stories, which is what i intend to do a lot of! It does mean that the blog may be a little less structured than usual for a few weeks, as i intend to please myself each day. If i feel like learning and sharing i will, but sometimes taking time out to reflect and relax is nice too.

I have a map, i just don’t know my destination. Much like life really.

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About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.
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