Category Archives: Productivity

Navigating the space between process and excellence. Is your organisation agile enough?

Process will get you so far: it will get you precisely too the edge of the abyss. I’m increasingly interested in the disconnect between formal, abstract, ‘knowledge age’ training and the requirements of the dynamically connected and agile Social Age. … Continue reading

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Does your organisation have a box of useful stuff?

There’s a battered old tin that lives on a high shelf in the kitchen full of useful stuff. Stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere else, but which is too valuable to throw away. Stuff that you don’t use very often, but … Continue reading

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Where should you invest your time? Taking control of learning

Something i’ve really learnt over the last few years is about time: how it’s stolen, lost, spent or invested, remembered, forgotten or enjoyed. Those of you who are regulars may recall that since Christmas i’ve been playing guitar everyday. I’ve … Continue reading

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Learning what to leave behind: agile learning in the Social Age

You can’t do everything, or so i’m told, but the trick is to know what to leave behind. As we progress, as we learn, we take on new responsibilities, new roles, learn new skills, it’s important to learn what not … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Adaptability, Agile, Change, Community, Difference, Effectiveness, Introspection, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Design, Opportunity, Personal Learning Network, Productivity, Reflection, Social Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

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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Creating space to be creative: how mobile learning can liberate us

My iPad makes me more creative. Or maybe i should say that it facilitates my creativity. Why? Because it captures my output in one place and because it makes it easy for me to repurpose that output into deeper, more … Continue reading

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How technology changes the way we learn

I was reading a piece yesterday about how dictation software is really coming of age, how we are closer than ever to the point where we can control computers and tablets by our voices alone. The time when we move … Continue reading

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