Category Archives: Journalism

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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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

Posted in Agile, Apps, Authority, Brand, Curation, Experience, Fact, Ideas, Information, Journalism, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mobile Learning, Narrative, Personal Brand, Reflection, Social Media, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , | 41 Comments

Communication: harder than you might think

It would be nice to think that ‘message sent’ is always ‘message received’, but it is, of course, not the case. Our ability to miscommunicate is only matched by our certainty that our communication skills are superb. Finding our what’s … Continue reading

Posted in Attention to Detail, Broadcast, Communication, Difference, Journalism, Language, Learning Design, Words, Writing | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

What is the point of blogging? Celebrating 400, not out

Today is the four hundredth post on the blog! I have always tried to celebrate milestones: the first twenty five posts, the first hundred and so on as it’s important to measure our success along the journey. These posts have … Continue reading

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Martha Payne: The freedom to speak – exploring the challenges as social media invade formal spaces

Martha Payne is nine years old. She’s an active blogger who has gained a great deal of publicity and fame by posting everyday about her school dinners. For those of you who hail from overseas, i should mention that school … Continue reading

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The Periodic Table: using storytelling to bring a subject to life.

Did you know that you can make your own sodium from seaweed? Or that the first transatlantic copper cable was laid in 1866 from Brunel’s steamship, the Great Eastern? Or that we used to be able to buy radioactive wool … Continue reading

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The role of the curator: managing collections of learning materials and the need for a storyteller.

I’ve got a great book on the history of the Ordnance Survey. Essentially a definitive history, with some beautiful illustrations and descriptions of the early pioneering work. It pulls together various earlier histories and tells an epic story of adventure … Continue reading

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How to write a book. Learning how to write about learning.

Next year, i’m going to write a book. There. I’ve said it now. You’re the third person to know. Unless you read this on monday, in which case you’re right down the league. It’s going to be a book about … Continue reading

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The real time art of reporting. How micro blogging has changed the way we communicate.

Much has been written about the rise of the citizen journalist, the intrepid micro blogger with camera phone and bicycle, snapping images and Tweeting about breaking news. This was not always the case. In the Second World War, news crews … Continue reading

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