Tag Archives: social spaces

Can we keep social spaces social in a networked world?

Some moves in France this week to legislate that employees turn off their smartphones and work email at 6pm. It’s a move intended to give protection from the creeping erosion of the divide between social and formal spaces: the urge … 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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Trust and Rules

I got mugged in Manila last week: an unpleasant addendum to an otherwise productive trip. I’d got chatting to an elderly Chinese lady in cafe who spiked my drink with a strong tranquilliser, leaving me unconscious until picked up by … Continue reading

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Social Lives

I had a great meeting in London yesterday: we talked about the changing nature of work in the Social Age, about the evolution of leadership, about the challenges of change. As we rode the lift back down to the lobby, … 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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The sense of community and the social: using virtual spaces for learning.

Three weeks ago i started the Learning Forum as a place to develop new ideas and collaborate in discussions around learning. We have nearly eighty people so far with discussion ranging across a number of topics around ‘learning‘. The recent … Continue reading

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Creating engagement in online learning spaces. Relevance, timeliness and sociability.

When you’re going to a party, it’s important to time your entry right. Get there too early and you’re stood in the kitchen talking to Charlie, the only other person to have got there early because he goes everywhere early … Continue reading

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How to measure the success of social learning. Challenges and ideas.

There’s been some discussion this week about creating parameters for the measurement of the effectiveness of social learning. It’s a good call to arms, because it’s all too easy to be busy creating solutions without stopping to think of the … Continue reading

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Floating Facebook. Who owns social learning environments and our social media lives?

We increasingly live in social spaces online. For organising nights out with friends, to share photos of weddings, to connect with other people with an interest in gardening and to complain about the washing machine going wrong. We inhabit these … Continue reading

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Learning in the Knowledge economy. Agility and flex as skills for survival.

People talk about how we are transitioning from an ‘industrial’, to a ‘knowledge’ economy, but they are wrong. We are already there. We live at a time when ‘what you know’ is secondary to ‘how you find out’. Your ability … Continue reading

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