Tag Archives: Challenge

Subversive social communities to drive organisational change

Communities are on my mind this week: we interact with them in so many ways, find them in so many places and achieve so much within and alongside them (which is why they sit at the heart of Social Leadership). … Continue reading

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Sense making and storytelling

I’ve spent this week celebrating my 750th blog post by running a series of workshops around core topics: learning design, social leadership, culture and change. These have been great fun events: sharing, learning, making new friends and catching up with … Continue reading

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A methodology for learning. Part 8 – Case Study

I’ve spent the last couple of weeks running through each of the six steps of my learning methodology. To round things off, i wanted to share a case study, to show a practical application of this thinking. The project i’m … Continue reading

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Building a marketplace for ideas: #diversity for social learning

Communities are built on consensus: they tolerate difference and thrive on diversity, but only within limits. Stretch them too far and there will be a break. I’ve been revisiting ideas around community, moderation and the creation of meaning this week … Continue reading

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The co-creation of meaning in social learning: adapting our view of learning

One of the strongest ideas i’ve taken out of my research into music in learning is that of co-creation: the ways that we work together, taking specialist roles and consulting within our community (be it a learning group or band) … Continue reading

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Is anybody out there? The importance of audience feedback

I’m delivering a couple of presentations over the web today to quite large audiences. I always find these things a bit strange: it’s not that i’m nervous about what to say, but rather that it’s a bit strange getting no … Continue reading

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Missing the point of mobile learning: why now is the time to take chances

The fact is that i rarely read documents on my mobile phone. Why? Because it’s too small. It’s not really the right platform for the job. I do it when i need to do it, but it’s not my preference. … Continue reading

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Relationships in learning: for support, for challenge, for friendship.

Whilst driving yesterday, i was thinking about the nature of relationships. Some of the people in the car i knew well, one i had never met before. With those people who i knew, there was a dialogue based on understanding … Continue reading

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How to measure the success of social learning. Challenges and ideas.

There’s been some discussion this week about creating parameters for the measurement of the effectiveness of social learning. It’s a good call to arms, because it’s all too easy to be busy creating solutions without stopping to think of the … Continue reading

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Interpreting modern art: providing structured storytelling approaches for children (and an adult).

I’m stood in a large room, surrounded by giant, towering model lighthouses, slightly phallic and painted in bright colours. Around the walls are half a dozen painting by Alfred Wallace, whose naive style is well known: childlike drawings of boats … Continue reading

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