Tag Archives: Collaboration

‘Meta-Cognition’ and ‘Sense Making’: Virtual Learning Design [Pt 5]

This is the fifth in a short series of pieces exploring how curiosity and creativity sit at the heart of a shift to Virtual Learning. Developed from a webinar i ran in early May, the narrative is built around a … Continue reading

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How Virtual Learning Works by Unlocking Curiosity [Pt 3]

This is the third in a series of articles exploring Virtual Learning and how we can design for curiosity and creativity. In the first piece we looked at a definition of Virtual Learning, and how we can use the move … Continue reading

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Finding Your Campfire: Supporting Newly Remote Teams

I have curated a series of three webinars aimed at newly remote teams, which draw upon my wider work around Social Leadership, Community Building, Storytelling, and Trust. I will offer these on alternating weeks on European and US timezones. I … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic: A New Model of Organisational Design [Pt 2] – Forces of the Social Age

Yesterday i started a new series exploring the need for a new model of Organisational Design: the move from the Domain Organisation, to the Socially Dynamic one. I introduced a definition of an Organisation as an entity of ‘collectivism’ to … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Community Diagnostic

I’m consolidating several previous bodies of work into a new iteration of a Community Diagnostic as part of my broader work around building engaged communities: It will provide insight into, and visualisation of, a single Learning Community, as well as … Continue reading

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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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