Tag Archives: Poetry

Beware The Kraken Of Despair

Beware the Kraken of despair, he splashes, crashes, claws the air, Resenting change, he tears his hair, He mopes and cries and screams and shares His misery for all to see. Just left alone he’d rather be. “Oh leave me … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Sand

You can draw a line in the sand: the final sanction, the ultimatum. You can make castles from it: fanciful and free. In your eyes, sand is bad, and to build a house upon it, pure folly. The sands run … Continue reading

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What’s With Words?

It was with some pride that i first introduced myself as a writer, although it took a number of years before i stopped feeling too fraudulent. It was a badge, i figured, i had a reason to take. I write … Continue reading

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Reflections from Learning Technology conference 2015: Day 2

Community: surrounds and supports us. It’s ‘sense making‘, both through challenge, reflection and the import of new ideas. When we share values and purpose, the two foundation stones, we are made more effective through being more connected. The medium is … Continue reading

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Language

I’m in Singapore today, immersed in a culture that is so totally familiar to anyone English, yet so very far from home. United by a language and history, divided by the seas. As i sat in the taxi from the … Continue reading

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Co-Creating a live learning narrative

I’m at a conference today where we’re using a live Twitter stream to co-create a shared learning narrative, using a range of media to explore innovation and creativity. There’s poetry, presentations, yoga and films, interviews, a book festival and conversations … Continue reading

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The languages of learning: poetry

On this journey through the languages of learning, many of the examples we’ve looked at would often be considered to be ‘arts’, to be somehow informal, to be less rigorous than ‘formal’ communication. We can all see how video is … Continue reading

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