Category Archives: Footsteps

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

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Blended Learning, Change, Context, Curation, Demonstration, Design, Disturbance, E-Learning, Engagement, Everyday Reality, Feedback, Footsteps, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Learning Methodology, Practice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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 , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Playing with learning: a very sociable model

A conversation on Twitter this morning has made me think about play. Playing is all about learning: it can be a solitary activity or done with friends, it can be done in dedicated ‘formally‘ defined play spaces, or it can … Continue reading

Posted in Assessment, Collaboration, Community, Context, Curiosity, Demonstration, Discovery, Education, Effectiveness, Everyday Reality, Experience, Exploration, Footsteps, Formal Spaces, Graffiti, Informal Spaces, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Learning Methodology, Mistakes, Play, Reflection, Social Capital, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , | 12 Comments

Social Learning: from theory to practice

Formal learning is abstract, defined by time and place, divorced from our everyday reality. It can be academically interesting, it can be fulfilling and all consuming, it can be delivered badly or delivered well, but unless it’s social, it’s incomplete. … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Blended Learning, Choreography, Community, Context, Demonstration, Footsteps, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Instructional Design, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Culture, Learning Design, Learning Technology, Legacy, Meaning, Narrative, Reflection, Scaffolding, Social Capital, Social Learning, Theory | Tagged , , , , , | 25 Comments

Creating effective blended learning solutions: a methodology

At the heart of great learning is a coherent narrative: a story that runs through all the different media, all the different experiences, all of the learning environments. The narrative is everything. We have many ways to deliver learning today: … Continue reading

Posted in Blended Learning, Choreography, Context, Demonstration, Design, Effectiveness, Engagement, Feedback, Footsteps, Learning, Learning Design, Learning Journey, Learning Methodology, Learning Styles, Narrative, Stories, Theory | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

Building a ‘Results Logbook’: an alternative view of the footsteps we take out of learning.

We often build ‘activity plans‘ to take out of a piece of learning: it’s a way of capturing actions that we hope will drive us to change behaviours. Sometimes, with sufficient motivation and coaching, it works! But a different approach … Continue reading

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Taking footsteps out of learning. What to do next?

I’m balanced in that precarious place where i feel inspired and energised by the learning and relationships that i forged at the conference last week, but am running up against the familiar friction of being ‘back at work’. It’s always … Continue reading

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