Monthly Archives: November 2013

Taking a stance: why learning is always contextual

Wherever we stand, we take a stance: as an instructional designer or an individual learner. Our stance is the ground we stand upon and the direction that we face. It’s influenced by our experiences and the outcomes we desire. But … Continue reading

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Community spaces: gathering to learn

It’s a dark and rainy afternoon here in England: walking home from work, the streetlights glowing orange as i splashed through the puddles, i bumped into Richard. We took shelter in the nearest dry space: the pub at the end … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus vs Sinead O’Connor: feminism, mental health and the ecosystem of the Social Age

You may have seen this saga playing out: Miley Cyrus is a former Disney sweetheart, reinvented as raunchy teen seductress, selling records and generating profits for fat middle aged white men whilst being chastised by wiser, older, pillars of the … Continue reading

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Experiential Learning

I’ve read a lot of travel books, but it’s only when you feel the sharp pain in your heel and see the blood when you peel your socks off that you know what blisters feel like. I was a passenger … Continue reading

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The Socially Responsible Business

Much talk about tax this week: do businesses have a greater responsibility to shareholders to return profit, or an ethical responsibility to pay taxes where they trade (as opposed to in Luxembourg where they are based). Are taxes a matter … Continue reading

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The first life on earth. A book by Me

My first book was an adventurous tome, not a story about goblins or spiders, no Teletubbies or Tank Engines, no, my first book was no less than the story of how Life came about on Earth. Don’t let my crayon … Continue reading

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Social Collaborative Technology

It’s everywhere: on our networks, in our pockets, plugged into our ears and our TVs. We can’t escape the proliferation of socially collaborative technologies, wherever we try to hide. It draws us into communities around our favourite reality TV show, … Continue reading

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