Words About Learning: Things

Technology is not the thing: it’s the what facilitates the thing. My GoPro is a camera, as is my phone, iPad and Google Glass. I am surrounded by cameras. But it’s the choices i make, the way i frame the shot, that makes the photo, that makes me a photographer.

Systems are just infrastructure: ‘learning management‘, ‘appraisal systems‘, ‘rapid authoring tools‘, they are not the thing: they are what facilitates the thing. Learning being the thing. It’s easy to get caught up in the functions, whilst missing the purpose. It’s easy to think a new camera will make me a better photographer. But it won’t. If I’m lucky, it will help, but it’s the practice and mistakes that make perfect.

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About julianstodd

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