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Social Learning: Introduction

I’m writing a guest chapter for a book today, aiming for 6,000 words, as an overview of Social Learning: it explores the ‘context of the Social Age’, the design methodology for ‘Scaffolded Social Learning’, how we establish, and support, ‘Learning … Continue reading

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The Ecosystem of Social Learning

The idea that Social Learning is somehow separate from other types of learning is a misnomer. For me, it represents simply the ownership of, and engagement, with the learning story. ‘Formal Learning’ is a story written by the organisation, and … Continue reading

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Social Learning Experiments

I presented a session on Social Learning at a Dutch learning conference today, ending the session by describing ‘Six Week Experiments’. This notion of short, focused, and achievable, experiments is something that i’m taking from the upcoming publication of ‘The … Continue reading

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Hold Open Spaces

‘Holding open spaces’ is a phrase that keeps slipping into my mind: hold open spaces to learn, spaces to change, spaces to rehearse, to explore. In the Social Age, the role of leaders not to lead with their own knowledge … Continue reading

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Story Sharing: The Perils of Power

As organisations try to harness the power of communities, there is a real risk that they kill them. Well meaning, well intentioned, organisations, but ones who carry existing power dynamics into social spaces. I thought i’d try to illustrate that … Continue reading

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Complex Collaboration

One of the core themes around the Socially Dynamic Organisation is that it deeply connected: not simply through formal hierarchy, but through webs of trust, reputation, respect, and fairness. These bonds sit primarily within the social system, hence the journey … Continue reading

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Collaboration: What You Do, Not What You Say

There’s a great deal of talk about collaboration: software to facilitate it, leaders who enable it, innovation as a result of it. But collaboration is an output from a system, not an instruction to it. We can talk all we … Continue reading

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