Category Archives: Ownership

The Privacy Jigsaw: can you keep a secret?

I am active online: i participate in many social spaces and learning communities. I maintain a number of personal and professional personas, but across them all i tend towards caution when it comes to sensitive data. I tend to trust … Continue reading

Posted in Accessibility, Agile, Authority, Clarity, Collaboration, Community, Consumption, Culture, Disclosure, Forbidden, Freedom, Integrity, Learning Culture, Legacy, Mistakes, Ownership, Privacy, Social Learning, Social Media | Tagged , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The nature of work in the Social Age

Organisations used to own us: they recruited us as graduates or apprentices, mapped out a career path, trained and assessed us and then, finally, gave us a carriage clock and sent us out into retirement. It was safe, it worked … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Change, Collaboration, Community, Creative, Freedom, Group Dynamics, Innovation, Knowledge, Meaning, Networking, Ownership, Professional Practice, Social Capital, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , | 75 Comments

Popup learning: emergent communities and dynamic engagement

It’s not just books that popup these days: in empty shop units across the country we see art galleries, cafes and even theatres popping up, bringing life to empty units and then moving on as their season ends. Popup culture … Continue reading

Posted in Collaboration, Communication, Community, Engagement, Environment, Formal Learning Spaces, Formal Spaces, Informal Learning Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning Technology, Ownership, Social Learning, Spaces | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Floating Facebook. Who owns social learning environments and our social media lives?

We increasingly live in social spaces online. For organising nights out with friends, to share photos of weddings, to connect with other people with an interest in gardening and to complain about the washing machine going wrong. We inhabit these … Continue reading

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Have you read that book? eBooks, iBooks, favourite books and second hand bookshops.

I am reasonably sure that i’ve only read about half the books on my bookshelf. ‘Awakenings’ by Oliver Sacks is a favourite, i’ve read that three times. ‘The Hobbit’ i won in an art prize at the age of about … Continue reading

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Using ‘Town Hall’ forums to facilitate change. How you need to create space for discussions to gain acceptance for change.

Change is a complex thing, something that is fascinating when it happens to others, unsettling when happening to ourselves. I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with a senior manager in a large organisation who described how they’d used ‘Town Hall’ … Continue reading

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Out with the old, in with the new. Issues and ownership of change in large organisations.

The only constant is change, or so it feels. it’s safe to say that organisations are rarely in a state of stability, but rather, exist in constant flux. The only certainty is uncertainty. Change is understood to be something that … Continue reading

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