Tag Archives: Formal Spaces

The Loci of Engagement

I’ve talked to Cath about this before: does she describe herself as a musician, or something else? She doesn’t really earn her living from it, although it’s what her life is all about. Do i describe myself as a writer? … Continue reading

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Linking formal and social authority in Social Leadership

Social leaders operate across both formal and social spaces: this is what gives the model it’s authority, the fact that it recognises the evolving environment of work and the convergence of these two spaces. I was talking to a few … Continue reading

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Playing with learning: a very sociable model

A conversation on Twitter this morning has made me think about play. Playing is all about learning: it can be a solitary activity or done with friends, it can be done in dedicated ‘formally‘ defined play spaces, or it can … Continue reading

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Mobile Learning: day three – what do we mean by ‘mobile’?

Work is progressing this week on my new book on ‘mobile learning’. I’m sharing some sections as they are completed. Yesterday, we looked at augmented reality, today, part of the introduction, exploring what we mean by ‘mobile’. What do we … Continue reading

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Using multiple channels of communication in learning. A rich mix of media in formal and informal spaces.

Yesterday, i presented a webinar on mobile strategy. As i was doing it, people were using the chat forum that’s built in to ask questions. We were also using a private chat channel to ensure we kept on time and … Continue reading

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Freedom of speech. Who controls what you say in online learning environments?

I was somewhat taken by surprise this morning by an article on the radio about the discussion of regulation around blogs. There is an active debate in the media about regulation at the moment, with both the printed press and … Continue reading

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Working nine to five? How the notions of work and play have ceased to apply in a networked world.

My office is wherever i’m sat these days. On the train, at home, in a building called ‘work’, on site with clients, occasionally on a plane or (as regular readers know) in many coffee shops. Both geographical and temporal boundaries … Continue reading

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