Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

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

Social Leadership: In Everyday Things

Social Leadership is not something to be locked away, bought out on special occasions, or when we feel the need to perform: it’s the way we are in the world every single day. It’s through our actions, in the moment, … Continue reading

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To Fail Fairly

I’m generally unconvinced when people say “it’s ok to fail”. Because it generally isn’t. Failing is typically rewarded with blame and loss. And it can be unfair: not unfair in the judgement, but in the distribution. When we fail, we … Continue reading

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Social Learning: Summary

Yesterday i shared the introduction from a chapter i’m writing on Social Learning for a new book. Today, i’m sharing the summary from the end. We’ve covered a lot of ground, so let’s summarise where we have got to: Learning … Continue reading

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Social Learning: Introduction

I’m writing a guest chapter for a book today, aiming for 6,000 words, as an overview of Social Learning: it explores the ‘context of the Social Age’, the design methodology for ‘Scaffolded Social Learning’, how we establish, and support, ‘Learning … Continue reading

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Engaging Power [4]: Diffusion

How do we fight, how do we conquer? In oppositional models of power, we deploy overwhelming force, to disrupt the structure. The sledgehammer solution. But when the structures of violence are held within coherent social units, the sledgehammer reinforces them. … Continue reading

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Engaging Power [3]: Loci

There is always a locus of engagement, a point where we are anchored. Multiple points maybe, for different contexts of our lives, but some place, or thing, that acts as the tether. If you are at school, the loci may … Continue reading

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Engaging Power [2]: Gangs

What is a gang? A social structure, certainly, with defined membership, and rituals surrounding that. A structure with hierarchy, either formally defined, or discovered through experience, either fixed, or fluid. Territorial: a gang is associated with a subset of geography, … Continue reading

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