Category Archives: Google

Where are your communities? Mapping social learning in the real world and the record store

Concerto is one of Amsterdam’s oldest and best record stores. It has rooms for every genre, as well as a sizeable second hand vinyl department, knowledgeable staff and a great cafe. It’s a ten minute walk from where i’m living … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Authority, Collaboration, Community, Connections, Conversation, Curation, Discovery, Edgelands, Formal Spaces, Google, Informal Spaces, Information, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning, Mobile Learning, Music, Personal Learning Network, Sharing, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

The narrative of LEARNING:500

Yesterday i was able to gather a group of people together in the Poetry Cafe in London to celebrate the 500th post on the blog. It was a chance to discuss a range of contemporary subjects in learning and a … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Blogging, Book, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Google, Graffiti, Knowledge, Learning, Meaning, Social Learning, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Missing the point of mobile learning: why now is the time to take chances

The fact is that i rarely read documents on my mobile phone. Why? Because it’s too small. It’s not really the right platform for the job. I do it when i need to do it, but it’s not my preference. … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Challenge, E-Learning, Failure, Google, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Technology, Mobile Learning | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

What colour is Google? How we are incredibly efficient at remembering not much at all.

Last night i went to a pub quiz with some friends. Now, i don’t know if you frequent pub quizzes often, but the key to success, in my experience, is to include at least one nerd in each key subject. … Continue reading

Posted in Attention to Detail, Concentration, Familiarity, Google, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Memory | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The hazards of social media. How to use Google+ without hitting your head.

I’ve only been on a submarine once, but i remember it well because of the bump. When i first climbed down through the hatch, it was a totally alien environment. Grey, smelling of diesel, pipes everywhere, metal, cold, cramped, muffled … Continue reading

Posted in Community of Practice, Control, Edgelands, Formal Spaces, Google, Informal Spaces, Learning, Navigation, Privacy | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Social Media Fatigue. Google+ and why too much of a good thing can be bad for you.

It’s safe to say that ‘social’ and ‘media’ are the buzzwords of the year. Everyone wants part of it, everyone’s in it, and not many people, yet, are sick of it. But all that’s likely to change and maybe sooner … Continue reading

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Teenage Kicks: The impact of subtle digital freedoms versus command and control.

We’ve just upgraded the work network, which has gone very smoothly, with one jarring exception. Whenever i launch the Internet Explorer now, it takes me to the Corporate homepage. I wouldn’t mind, except that i don’t want to visit the … Continue reading

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