Category Archives: Technology

The Apple Watch: Day Zero

Today would have been the day i took possession of my Apple Watch, had i remembered to order one. Or had Apple spontaneously decided to send me one. Neither of which happened. None of this would have mattered, except as … Continue reading

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Learning Technology Map 2015

It’s turning into something of a tradition on the blog to publish my Map of Learning Technology at the start of each year. It’s a highly scientific process: i’m sat in a cafe with coffee and a large slab of … Continue reading

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Gender in Technology: Feature or Culture?

I was pretty tired when i got home last night: a long day in London, a delayed train home, it was gone midnight when i opened the door and stepped inside. Only as i was falling asleep did i realise … Continue reading

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#GoogleGlass: Agile Ecosystem of Technology

My conversations about Google Glass are falling into a pattern: ‘what is it?‘, ‘what does it do?‘, ‘what about *insert name of other technology*‘. The gadgets in our lives are no longer viewed in isolation: we’re interested in the ecosystem … Continue reading

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#GoogleGlass: The New Puppy?

Contrary to reports from America, nobody has yet abused or mugged me after two weeks sporting my Google Glass. There has been a certain level of notoriety: i’d estimate i’ve spoken to a hundred strangers who have asked about and … Continue reading

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Our complex relationship with Technology

Woke this morning to an angrily vibrating phone, on fire with little red alerts. My first action on getting up used to be making a cup of tea: now it’s hijacked by technology. Our relationship with devices is complex: love/hate, … Continue reading

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Social Collaborative Technology

It’s everywhere: on our networks, in our pockets, plugged into our ears and our TVs. We can’t escape the proliferation of socially collaborative technologies, wherever we try to hide. It draws us into communities around our favourite reality TV show, … Continue reading

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The death of the dinosaurs

Nothing lasts forever. Except possibly bad ideas, which can linger long after their sell by date. I was talking to someone earlier about how we work: remotely, on agile technology, collaborating in different communities on different hardware , co-creating ideas, … Continue reading

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Agile technology for Social learning

Technology in itself will never guarantee great learning, but deployed well, it can facilitate and enhance the storytelling and experiences that do. There’s a shift in how learning technology works, away from giant, expensive and inflexible legacy systems towards more … Continue reading

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Centres of learning: books, libraries, enhanced content and learning communities

The new Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is superb: ten years work to renovate, refresh and rehang the galleries, resulting in a beautiful setting and interpretation of some of the finest artworks in the world. And a great library. My highlight yesterday … Continue reading

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