This week, David Burden and Professor Maggi Savin-Baden launch their latest book on Virtual Humans: Today and Tomorrow. Delightfully, I was able to have a preview of the final copy. Here is my review. "Intelligent, pragmatic and insightful, Virtual Humans is an essential guide for those who want to understand the complex landscape of today’s … Continue reading Virtual Humans – Book review
Twitter chat - Held on 9 February 2016 17.30pm [GMT] Chat collaboration: #aapchat and @nicolastrong Working with Andy Swann and Adelaida Manolescu from the great new enterprise called All About People that seeks to create amazing environments that "bring together the right people in the right places doing the right things" ... at the right … Continue reading Engaging the social learner
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?
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