Category Archives: E-Learning

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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A methodology for learning. Part 8 – Case Study

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks running through each of the six steps of my learning methodology. To round things off, i wanted to share a case study, to show a practical application of this thinking. The project i’m … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 7 – Footsteps

As we explore the final stage of my learning methodology, we leave the formal learning and move back into the everyday world. Footsteps is about how we transition from the abstract to the concrete, about how we support performance and … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 2 – Context

Yesterday i introduced my six stage Learning Methodology: today, i want to look at the first part in more detail. Context. Context is about the contract between learner and organisation: it’s where we ask people to invest their time and … Continue reading

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Navigating the space between process and excellence. Is your organisation agile enough?

Process will get you so far: it will get you precisely too the edge of the abyss. I’m increasingly interested in the disconnect between formal, abstract, ‘knowledge age’ training and the requirements of the dynamically connected and agile Social Age. … Continue reading

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Building a rocket to fly to the moon: are your learning blueprints complete?

Commander Hadfield is the archetypal Social Age hero: rugged but personable commander of the International Space Station, cult hero on Twitter and lead musician in the first ever terrestrial/orbital concert performance. Which, naturally, makes me want to build a rocket … Continue reading

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How to design great e-Learning: ask the right questions

It has to be said that i’m a rather amateur gardener, much preferring the ‘BBQ on a summer evening‘ end of the event to the ‘months of digging holes and spreading manure‘ part of the process. On those occasions when … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Context, Demonstration, Design, E-Learning, Effectiveness, Engagement, Footsteps, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Methodology, Learning Styles, Meaning, Narrative, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

The co-creation of meaning in social learning: adapting our view of learning

One of the strongest ideas i’ve taken out of my research into music in learning is that of co-creation: the ways that we work together, taking specialist roles and consulting within our community (be it a learning group or band) … Continue reading

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The architecture of learning: methodology and mortar

On the train this morning heading to the airport and i’m struck by the variety of architecture around me in the industrial district: glass, steel and stone arranged into a wide variety of imaginative and often playful designs. They’re not … Continue reading

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A structure for scaffolded social learning: bubbles and gateways

I’m developing some practical models for implementing social learning in organisations, trying to give ann idea of structures and methodologies that can be used. I’ve written previously about approaches to moderation and the ways that we can co-create meaning in … Continue reading

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