Category Archives: Social Networking

Social Lives

I had a great meeting in London yesterday: we talked about the changing nature of work in the Social Age, about the evolution of leadership, about the challenges of change. As we rode the lift back down to the lobby, … Continue reading

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Social technology for social learning: Voxer and ScoopIt

Voxer is a neat App for smartphones: a walkie talkie function that lets you hold a ‘button‘ and record a message that is shared, immediately, with another person or group. You can share photos, with location tags, or text messages … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Agile, Apps, Broadcast, Choreography, Collaboration, Community, Community of Practice, Connections, Conversation, Experience, Instant Messaging, Knowledge, Learning, Learning Journey, Learning Technology, Meaning, Mindset, Mobile Apps, Mobile Learning, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking, Synchronous Communication, Technology, Usability | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Social legacy: Paris Brown and the right to learn

This isn’t a post about politics and policing: it’s a post about learning and the legacy of social media. The right to learn and the right to grow up. There’s been a scandal brewing in the UK over the last … Continue reading

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Informal technology: social learning

Those who know me well are familiar with my tendency to anthropomorphise technology, to assign it with traits and personality: my car has a name and distinctly mischievous identity. Some technology is ‘friendly‘, whilst other is far more formal. Even … Continue reading

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Forming bonds and partnerships in social learning: joining the community

My first week in Amsterdam and i’m starting to make friends. The guy in the off licence who sold me the wine, the girl in the coffee shop where i’m writing now, the elderly neighbour. Our initial partnerships are formal, … Continue reading

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How do we communicate? A song about the languages of learning

I’m editing my new book on ‘music in learning‘ and trying to draw out my thoughts into some practical models around the subject. Part of this involves trying to characterise how we use different the different languages of learning to … Continue reading

Posted in Aesthetics, Agile, Art, Creative, Effectiveness, Experience, Graffiti, Haiku, Instructional Design, Learning, Learning Design, Meaning, Media, Message, Music, Narrative, Performance, Poetry, Songs, Stories, Storytelling, Twitter, Voice, Words, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 12 Comments

Personal learning networks and learning not to be nervous

Today is LEARNING:500, the event to celebrate the 500th post on the blog. I’m sat in my London hotel room, where i should be working on my presentation, but instead am writing this over a cuppa. I should be nervous, … Continue reading

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The growing pains of social learning communities: my Yammer diary

For a long time, my own organisation has used Yammer as a social learning and collaboration tool, but in a very informal way. There have only been a small community of users and it’s been very ad hoc in it’s … Continue reading

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Challenges in the creation and curation of social learning spaces

I was talking to someone yesterday about the challenges of creating a company wide social learning space. These spaces fall between the formal world of work and the informal social spaces that surround it: they are semi formal with open … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Brand, Broadcast, Challenge, Collaboration, Community, Conversation, Culture, Curation, Dialogue, Engagement, Environment, Formal Spaces, Informal Spaces, Learning, Moderator, Social Learning, Social Media, Social Networking | Tagged , , , , | 12 Comments

Amsterdam Diary – Day 2: spontaneous learning cultures – popup learning

I’ve taken this week out to think, research and write about learning culture: how is it formed, what are the challenges in global learning spaces and who owns it? Yesterday we looked at how the culture is created, with a … Continue reading

Posted in 'Just in time' learning, Culture, Knowledge, Learning, Narrative, Popup Learning, Social Learning, Social Networking, Stories, Storytelling | Tagged , , , , | 17 Comments