Tag Archives: Competition

Scaffolded Social Learning in action: exploring competition

I like ideas, but sometimes it’s good to share what we do with them: today is a post in that vein. I’ve written a lot recently about my Scaffolded Social Learning model. Today, i want to share an example of … Continue reading

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Building a culture of sharing

In an open culture, we share: we share our successes, our failures, and the respective paths we took to achieve both. The end point is incidental to the act: it’s the mindset of sharing that helps us to be more … Continue reading

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Social Gaming for Learning: a practical exploration of #gamification

For many years i was able to maintain an illusion of competence when it came to the xBox. Every Monday night, Rich and I would get a pizza and invest/waste the evening playing such classics as Halo, Gears of War … Continue reading

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Don’t compete: collaborate!

Competition can drive success, but collaboration is so much more fun! Social learning spaces let us come together, to share ideas, to develop our thinking. They can transcend the barriers of organisations, of continents, even of language. I used to … Continue reading

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Should access to learning be open to all? Meritocracy or equality in learning.

On what basis should organisations provide access to learning? Should it be meritocratic, whereby the most qualified and highly performing individuals get access to progressively more opportunities, advancing their way to the skills and behaviours needed in a homegrown leadership … Continue reading

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Pushing the boundaries: learning from physical challenges and mutual support.

Physical challenges are rarely just physical. The mind powers the body. Any challenge involves both physical prowess and also the willpower and motivation to succeed. Whilst many of us aren’t professional sportspeople, we can still face challenges that require both … Continue reading

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