Tag Archives: Learning Design

Reflections On The Learning Architecture

Following on from my last post, just sketching up the eight aspects of Learning Architecture: the aim of this is to create a ‘basket’ of elements, any of which can be bought in by a particular organisation, to give an … Continue reading

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Developing a Learning Architecture. A #WorkingOutLoud Post

I’m working on a holistic view of learning, a framework for any organisation to employ, to bring together various aspects of learning: methodology, design, modality, and support. I’m calling this a Learning Architecture, as it’s a scaffolding for learning design … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Designing Effective Social Learning

Social Learning is one approach to learning design, an approach where we combine the best of ‘formal‘ learning (the story that the organisation tells), with the best of the community (the co-created, sense making, ‘social‘ story that the community writes). … Continue reading

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An introduction to Scaffolded Social Learning

I’m sharing this: it’s a short ‘Introduction to Social Learning’, intended as a foundation for people new to the subject. It’s a first iteration: see what you think and let me know if you have ideas! What is Social Learning? … Continue reading

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Engagement and Silence

Often in Social Learning we are aiming to generate engagement within our communities, but it’s easy to get caught up in the ride and think we are successful when people start to speak. Engagement isn’t just about hearing from a … Continue reading

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A Gradient of Formality

As friendships grow deeper, we share a common language: experiences shape us and we reference them constantly. “Do you remember when…“. Over the last day, as Rich has been with me in Amsterdam, we’ve sat at some cafes by the … Continue reading

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Tokens and Totems

I was momentarily stumped by the question from my niece, but i suppose that’s the nature of naivety: it can be surprisingly complex. “What’s your favourite stone” she asked. The question had been prompted some months before, when she had … Continue reading

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