Category Archives: e-Books

My new, free, eBook “Learning, Knowledge & Meaning – the Singapore Diary”

Our relationship with knowledge is changing: the ways we find stuff out and what we do with it once we have it. We learn on the move, in the bath or on the train and come together in social learning … Continue reading

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Where’s your library? Questions around sharing and social learning

As well as a museum, children’s playground and sofas, Schiphol airport boasts a library. In the days of Kindles and eBooks, it may sound slightly anachronistic, but this library has actual shelves and actual books that you can sit in … Continue reading

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Centres of learning: books, libraries, enhanced content and learning communities

The new Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is superb: ten years work to renovate, refresh and rehang the galleries, resulting in a beautiful setting and interpretation of some of the finest artworks in the world. And a great library. My highlight yesterday … Continue reading

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The future of books: the evolution of publishing

Books capture knowledge, hold fossilised thoughts, document romantic stories, explore scientific theory, collect together poems and codify philosophy. Books are repositories of wisdom and love. We used to use books to access knowledge, we gathered them together into collections, themed, … Continue reading

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Our evolving relationship with books: the extension of how we learn

My relationship with books is changing. We used to have a pedestrian love affair: i would buy them, read them, lavish praise upon them and then retire them to a shelf, where they would live out a happy retirement, with … Continue reading

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How technology changes the way we learn

I was reading a piece yesterday about how dictation software is really coming of age, how we are closer than ever to the point where we can control computers and tablets by our voices alone. The time when we move … Continue reading

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Book Launch: ‘exploring the world of social learning’

Today is the launch of my new eBook, ‘Exploring the world of social learning‘. It’s based upon nearly fifty articles with a commentary and practical tips and it’s intended as a wide ranging overview of this emergent field. Whilst writing … Continue reading

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Trust in learning: where do we turn to when we need reliable information?

The first place i turn to for information is usually my mobile phone: i’ve adopted the habits of an impulsive Googler with great enthusiasm. Once the results come up, i often go to Wikipedia for an overview, turning to professional … Continue reading

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Have you read that book? eBooks, iBooks, favourite books and second hand bookshops.

I am reasonably sure that i’ve only read about half the books on my bookshelf. ‘Awakenings’ by Oliver Sacks is a favourite, i’ve read that three times. ‘The Hobbit’ i won in an art prize at the age of about … Continue reading

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What is iBooks Author? The democratisation of publishing.

iBooks Author is a new piece of software from Apple that allows you, or me, to author and distribute iBooks and enhanced media books. In my view, it’s one of the most significant software releases of all time. I’m not … Continue reading

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