Category Archives: Contact

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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A place for everything and everything in it’s place: creating an environment for learning

I have a routine: table by the window, the one with the plug next to it, coffee on the right side of the table at the back, phone on the left. This is the best table as it has a … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Accessibility, Agile, Book, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Contact, Environment, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Support | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Come together: a congregation for learning

I’m off to an e-learning conference today, a chance to gather together with like minded people to share ideas and develop new ones. Whilst we are all connected online, congregating for a formal event like this serves a number of … Continue reading

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Communicating

I’m writing in the apartment in Amsterdam today, up on the fourth floor, looking out over the city. It’s a bright day, clear views. This morning i’ve been communicating with colleagues in the UK, the US, Germany, Ireland and Asia. … Continue reading

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Leave me alone! How much contact should we have with people using Blended Learning solutions?

A great many of our solutions today are being built as ‘blended’. This means that learners will use e-learning elements before they attend a course, and that there will be follow up materials. Effectively, we are extending the learning experience, … Continue reading

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