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Animated learning

I have had great fun creating a simple dialogue using different animation tools. I think they provide engaging, accessible and entertaining clips of learning that can have a helpful impact on an ongoing plan for any level of learning. Here is an example I have created using a simple web-based tool called xtranormal. I have … Continue reading Animated learning

Learning: how do you embrace confusion?

I was delighted to find this 6 minute talk by Ramsey Musallam on his three rules to spark learning. He presents a strong case for his rules in the context of teaching science. As a facilitator, I am interested in the balance between creating a safe space to learn with the adventure of curiosity. Sometimes, when … Continue reading Learning: how do you embrace confusion?

#edcmooc: Today’s metaphors for future reference

This is the second assignment in my #edcmooc. This time I have been invited to comment on some possible perspectives of Utopia and Dystopia in the future presented in a series of short videos and films.  I plan to experiment with some metaphors and explore the following questions. Who is set to benefit from the … Continue reading #edcmooc: Today’s metaphors for future reference

#edcmooc Utopia v Dystopia: Where does technology come into this?

So lets start with what I think I am talking about here. I want to ponder on the issue of whether the onward march of technology is a good thing or a bad thing in our daily lives. Whether technology is creating a Utopia or a Dystopia? This pondering was prompted by a brilliant new … Continue reading #edcmooc Utopia v Dystopia: Where does technology come into this?

How do you get collaboration, reflection and feedback in a learning network

Recently I was facilitating an on-line learning network and I was curious to find out how learners responded to this space, i.e. a place to collaboratively learn. On-line learning is where the learner can complete, at their own pace, a series of steps. But it is often perceived as an isolating experience However, not all … Continue reading How do you get collaboration, reflection and feedback in a learning network

Internet of things

The Internet is no longer just a very very big website and data exchange portal. It is now the "Internet of things". Well, of course, we all knew this really. It's just, well, now it's official. For those of you who have been controlling your house appliances from  the other side of the World, this … Continue reading Internet of things

What will be the trends in social media in 2013?

Today Nic Newman, a digital strategist and former BBC Future Media executive, introduced some the trends that we will see leading the exponential growth of social media in our lives. The mobile wallet Mobile ads will be increasingly invasive Celebrity spam Trial by Twitter and online gossip megaphones Viral news and news microthreads Digital addiction … Continue reading What will be the trends in social media in 2013?

Event – 14 September 2012

There is no spoon: technology, presence and ethics in online coaching Held at i-coach academy, Central London In this presentation I was interested in the role of neuroscience when it meets virtual reality and how we define our identity in a fast changing ethical code. It started off with the impact I could see films … Continue reading Event – 14 September 2012

Getting an audio meeting to work: walking over the bridge

One thing that has really struck me about running audio meetings is how easy it is for a meeting to descend into polite confusion. There are, indeed, some subtle changes that can either make or break a meeting held in this environment. An obvious observation is to underestimate the time needed for the technology, Internet, routers, security to complete … Continue reading Getting an audio meeting to work: walking over the bridge