Tag Archives: Technology

A Year of Learning

Writing is both a compulsion and a pleasure: taking two weeks off was almost a challenge. But a change is good and two weeks away from work has given me time for both relaxation and refreshment (both of the soul … Continue reading

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Carpe Diem: the Elusive Nature of Time

It’s stolen, wasted, invested or gifted, but, one way or another, it keeps ticking by. People often ask me where i find the time to write: it’s simple, i find it by not spending it elsewhere. And i try to … Continue reading

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Eclectic Reflections: Culture, Agility, Technology, Authority and Equality

Today, some eclectic reflections on the realities of the Social Age CULTURE: Culture is co-created through actions of individuals in the moment: it’s not aspirational or deterministic. It’s not something written on the wall in the lift. To engage in … Continue reading

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How Gadgets Help us to Learn: ‘Communities’

I’ve dedicated today to writing a chapter for David’s next book on Learning Technology. My section is entitled ‘How gadgets help us to learn‘. As usual when i’m writing, i’m sharing some extracts as i #WorkOutLoud, so here’s part of … Continue reading

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Skills for the Digital Learner

Assumptions are a dangerous thing: they make it easy for us to stereotype and make decisions, but the reality can be more nuanced. I’ve recently become more interested in the work we need to do with learners to ensure they … Continue reading

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The Frames of Leadership

The Social Age rewards agility: the ability to frame and reframe problems, to deploy our communities and experiment, question and react at speed. It’s less about mastery of process, more about communication and collaboration. Social Leaders demonstrate a rounded skill … Continue reading

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Mastering Complexity: The London Underground

Complexity surrounds us. Mastering new technology, understanding scientific discoveries, even learning how to play an instrument well. But few things are more fearsome to master than the evil intricacies of the London Underground network, a system of such unending complexity … Continue reading

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