Category Archives: Apps

Mobile Learning: reflecting on the state of play

It’s been a year since i published ‘Mindset for Mobile Learning‘ and a lot has changed. Predictably, most of it in unpredictable ways. My own perception is that conversations within the organisational learning space have not progressed far, whilst the … Continue reading

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Goodbye Skype: why we need an #agile approach to learning technology in the #SocialAge

An interesting thing happened on my work laptop recently. Skype disappeared. Outlawed, banned, relegated to the scrapheap of history. It is, apparently, deemed unnecessary for my needs. It turns out that our preferred collaboration tool of choice is Lync. So … Continue reading

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What we can learn from a bike?

There is literally nothing that the Dutch won’t do with a bike. Here’s a short list of things i’ve seen people carrying around Amsterdam: the shopping, a large bunch of tulips, a dog in the wicker basket on the handlebars, … Continue reading

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Social learning for complex tasks: performance support is simple

I was uploading yesterday’s blog post on the train, when Hans leant over and said “why aren’t you using this function to add the links“, in a way that implied i was missing a trick, that implied that my way … Continue reading

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Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt

Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a ‘button‘ and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text messages … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Conversation, Experience, Instant Messaging, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mindset, Mobile Apps, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking, Synchronous Communication, Technology, Usability | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

A true model for mobile learning: how we interact with technology

I was fortunate enough to see Cirque du Soleil last night, an astonishing performance of athleticism and creativity. For those of you who haven’t seen them, Cirque provide a modern take on circus skills, blending vibrant costumes, elaborate props and … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Creative, Engagement, Experience, Innovation, iPad, iPhone, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Technology, Mindset, Mobile Learning, Performance, Publishing, Push Notifications, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling, Technology | Tagged , , , | 40 Comments

Curating yourself in social learning spaces: adding value

I was having a long conversation yesterday afternoon with someone who is just returning to work after five years away, raising children. She was pondering on how to ‘get‘ Twitter, how to do something meaningful with social media and how … Continue reading

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The convergence of mobile and social learning

I used to view mobile and social learning separately: social learning as ‘the semi formal layers of learning that surround the formal‘ and mobile learning as primarily technology, but my mindset has changed. Increasingly they form, for me, part of … Continue reading

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What does the iPad mini mean for mobile learning?

The cost of a corporate hotel, train ticked and food for a day is not far off the cost of an iPad Mini, the new ‘lightweight’ tablet on sale today from Apple. And that’s pretty much all you need to … Continue reading

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What does the iPad 3 mean for mobile learning? Technology and Community.

So the iPad 3 has hit the shelves, with something of a fanfare, but what’s actually new? What new opportunities will it give us in the fields of learning and development? What does this device do that the first and … Continue reading

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