Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

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

Reflections from Learning Solutions Day 2: Responding to challenge

The second day of Learning Solutions and i’ve delivered my fourth and final session. Themes: how do we engage communities, how do we respond to challenge, how do we make it safe? I thought i’d capture some ideas around this … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Solutions Day 1: Trust and Inspiration

I flew into Florida last night, straight down from Denver, in time for dinner with friends in downtown Orlando. A great start. The thing about conferences is that they’re immersive, three days separated from your reality, dropped into this abstract … Continue reading

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Storytelling and Scaffolding

As i continue to develop the Scaffolded Social Learning model, i’m struck by the importance of the Storyteller role. Under a scaffolded approach, we use two elements: formal and co-created social. The formal elements are the organisational side of the … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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When the Bell Tolls

There’s a bell in the pizzeria: i’m sat at the bar, right across the counter from the team making the dough and assembling the pizzas. When a customer leaves, they ring the bell and drop a tip in the jar. … Continue reading

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10 Techniques for Scaffolded Social Learning

I recently presented a model for the design of Scaffolded Social Learning: it’s a way of combining both formal and co-created components into one coherent learning narrative. The formal elements will be things like workshops, eLearning, mobile materials, assessments, podcasts, … Continue reading

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To Quest

Tomorrow i fly: Amsterdam, London, Denver, then onwards, into the mountains. New views, new people, new spaces to think. Space to explore. Space to learn. The journey is the quest: adventure, companionship, solitude, occasional unexpected turns. It’s about curiosity, about … Continue reading

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