Tag Archives: everyday reality

Approaching Social Learning

The problem with formal learning is that it’s inherently abstract: no matter how engaging and dynamic it is, it’s always one step away from our everyday reality. When people leave the event and go back to their real lives, real … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 2 – Context

Yesterday i introduced my six stage Learning Methodology: today, i want to look at the first part in more detail. Context. Context is about the contract between learner and organisation: it’s where we ask people to invest their time and … Continue reading

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Do your stories face inwards or out? Thinking about our messages in learning design

There’s a problem with organisational learning: sometimes it faces inwards when it should face out. ‘Facing in‘ is when we tell stories that have meaning just to us. ‘Facing out‘ is when we tell stories that have meaning to others. … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: The gulf between learning strategy and learning reality

It’s all about perspective. When you sit within a problem, the walls loom up around you, whilst from the outside, the problem can seem quite small, easily surmountable. Perspective is hard to find and harder to retain, so any strategy … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: day four – the triumvirate of mobile learning

Working all through this week on my new book on ‘mobile learning’. I’m sharing some sections as they are completed. Having covered the technology and the emergence of ‘mobile’ as a learning channel, today i am working on the triumvirate … Continue reading

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Understanding the everyday reality of learning

I’ve got a friend who works for a London design agency. They’ve got offices in a trendy part of the city, in a converted warehouse. They put together brand guidelines and advertising campaigns for a whole load of high street … Continue reading

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Message in a bottle. The importance of providing targeted learning.

When i was about eight, i wrote a message on a piece of paper with my brother, put it into a glass bottle and threw the bottle into the North Sea. I watched as it bobbed away on the waves, … Continue reading

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