Category Archives: Information

Seven strands of co-creation: reflecting on how we learn together in social learning spaces

We achieve more together than we ever can alone. Social learning spaces do not just bring us together to share what we have learnt, they bring us together in spaces where we co-create meaning, where we write a story together. … Continue reading

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Discovering new ideas: developing our professional practice

I spent last week working on the new book on ‘music in learning‘, taking time out of my everyday routine to dedicate to writing. I learnt a lot during that time. These short sabbaticals are invaluable: opportunities to develop new … Continue reading

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Curating yourself in social learning spaces: adding value

I was having a long conversation yesterday afternoon with someone who is just returning to work after five years away, raising children. She was pondering on how to ‘get‘ Twitter, how to do something meaningful with social media and how … Continue reading

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iPads in schools: production, consumption and collaboration

First day of the school year consisted of a trip to the Book room. Here, you were issued with a stack of textbooks, piled ever higher, that you would need over the coming year. Peeking over the top of the … Continue reading

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Agile learning: why necessity may be the mother of invention

Sam’s learning to do the accounts. There’s no avoiding it anymore. As he said last night, ‘it’s a bit boring, but when you get into it, it’s quite exciting‘. If nothing else, Sam is methodical, so it’s typical that his … Continue reading

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Curious? The point of pointless learning

I have never met a squid. I’ve never eaten one either. My acquaintance with cephalopods of any description is cursory. And yet i find my self reading a book about them. Curious. It’s not just limited to squid though. The … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: day five – why knowledge is no longer enough

My final day working on the new book about mobile learning. Having completed sections on technology and learning design, today i am exploring why knowledge is no longer enough. Why knowledge is no longer enough We used to have to … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: day two – augmented reality

This week i’m working on a new book on ‘mobile learning’. I’m sharing some sections as they are completed. Here, a section on augmented reality, exploring what it is and where it may take us. The final section that i … Continue reading

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Out of Eden: creating learning spaces

In the driving rain, the Eden Project in Cornwall is a trying experience. Situated in an old china clay quarry, the site contains several giant ‘biomes’ (hi tech greenhouses) as well as sweeping landscaped outdoor spaces. Being sunk below ground … Continue reading

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What you want, when you want it: structuring information in the right way

I’m reading a great book at the moment, ‘Made to stick’ by Chip and Dan Heath. It’s about ideas, about why some ideas take hold and others just come unstuck. I like the conversational style, the wealth of examples and … Continue reading

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