Tag Archives: Time

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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Our complex relationship with Technology

Woke this morning to an angrily vibrating phone, on fire with little red alerts. My first action on getting up used to be making a cup of tea: now it’s hijacked by technology. Our relationship with devices is complex: love/hate, … Continue reading

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The reason for reflection

I’m on holiday this week, trying to avoid all but essential work, but also trying to finish the third article exploring Social Leadership (which doesn’t count as work!). I also took a look at the Blog stats and realised how … Continue reading

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Making time: why we need to dedicate time to learning

Monday morning and my diary is clear. All week. Since January i’ve had my eye on this week to write and, miraculously, i’ve managed to keep it clear, so this week is dedicated to finishing my next book on ‘music … Continue reading

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Early to bed, early to rise… understanding everyday reality in learning design

In an effort to counter the effects of jet lag when i fly to the conference next week, i’ve been getting up ever earlier in the morning. Singapore is nine hours ahead of me here in England, a painful transition … Continue reading

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Words about Learning: juggling

I can juggle. With two balls. it’s when i use three that the problems start. I’m a little way off from flaming torches and chainsaws. Keeping all the balls in the air can be a challenge and, the more i … Continue reading

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Words about Learning: Toast

Small can be beautiful. You don’t need to expend a huge amount of effort or time to get something right. Take this post. I’ve put the toast under the grill and i need to have it finished by the time … Continue reading

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Understanding the everyday reality of learning

I’ve got a friend who works for a London design agency. They’ve got offices in a trendy part of the city, in a converted warehouse. They put together brand guidelines and advertising campaigns for a whole load of high street … Continue reading

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Words about Learning: Moments

Every moment is filled with potential. We can spend them however we like. Some we invest in learning, some we just spend cleaning. Some we fret and worry over whilst others we fritter with wild abandon and a few we … Continue reading

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Why you should stop working for the next hour. Reflection and learning.

It’s easy to be busy. It’s something that most of us can achieve with very little effort. But it’s harder to be productive. The whirlwind of ‘things to do’ can keep us so busy that we fail to stop and … Continue reading

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