We have five senses. Or do we? It is highly likely that we have additional senses that we have not consciously been aware of in our normal lives. David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, has gone much further than just asking the question. He has made things, gadgets, that allow us to check what new sensory data … Continue reading Additional sensory experience
By Perry Timms, thought leader, HR Practitioner, Social Business Entrepreneur, Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement and Visiting Fellow - Sheffield Hallam University When was the last time you felt good about an HR Policy? Social Media circa 2004 was largely a mystery. Forward to 2007/08 and suddenly IT teams were being asked to … Continue reading Social HR: Policies for a Social Era
By Perry Timms, thought leader, HR Practitioner, Social Business Entrepreneur, Advisor to the CIPD on Social Media & Engagement and Visiting Fellow - Sheffield Hallam University To decode this headline please read: Social = collaborative technologies Firewall = the digital barrier to stop your company technology from cyber attacks Social Media. If you’ve read one story, blog … Continue reading Why go social inside the firewall?
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
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?
As part of my participation in a MOOC facilitated by Edinburgh University I have produced a prezi presentation for my final "Digital Artifact". I plan to release it this week.
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
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?
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
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