Category Archives: E-Learning

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

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Assessment, Blended Learning, Challenge, Collaboration, Communication, Community, Community of Practice, Control, Conversation, Culture, Dialogue, E-Learning, Education, Effectiveness, Informal Spaces, Instructional Design, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Meaning, Social Capital, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

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

Posted in Creative, Design, E-Learning, Effectiveness, Engagement, Experience, Instructional Design, Integrity, Learning Design, Learning Methodology | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

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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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

Posted in Agile, Apps, Assessment, Blended Learning, Design, E-Learning, Everyday Reality, Exploration, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Methodology, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Creating engaging e-learning: 3 practical tips (story, navigation and saying goodbye)

I went out walking in the snow yesterday in the forest: I love getting out when it’s like this, just a wide expanse of heathland with a fresh carpet of snow. Usually you have to pick your way across this … Continue reading

Posted in Design, E-Learning, Effectiveness, Engagement, Functional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

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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Mobile Learning: The gulf between learning strategy and learning reality

It’s all about perspective. When you sit within a problem, the walls loom up around you, whilst from the outside, the problem can seem quite small, easily surmountable. Perspective is hard to find and harder to retain, so any strategy … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Change, E-Learning, Failure, Formal Spaces, Learning, M-Learning, Mindset, Mistakes, Mobile Apps, Mobile Learning | Tagged , , , , , | 7 Comments