Socially personal or personally social

In preparation for this event, during it and since, I have been pondering personalisation. It is a beguiling topic. At first glance, a personal experience is obviously desirable. Who would deny a tailored experience or bespoke content? Simple, yes? Robin Hoyle was quick (and correct) to puncture that oversimplification in his talk. He laid out … Continue reading Socially personal or personally social

Look at me – digital change and personalisation

Be warned. Shameless self promotion follows. A couple of weeks ago I joined a panel at the Learning Technologies exhibition. We talked as a panel about personalisation: what it is and isn’t, its value and the problems and possible solutions to creating a more personal experience. More about that soon. After that session, I was … Continue reading Look at me – digital change and personalisation

Defining digital or what it isn’t. Not easy…

    First an admission. Around 18 months ago I was tasked by my boss to offer a smart and easy answer to the question “what do we mean by digital”? The question was asked in the context of creating a digital learning service. I admit that I have, as yet, not completed this task. … Continue reading Defining digital or what it isn’t. Not easy…

The Bunker (Another brief thought from Learning Technologies 2016)

Last week, I posted about Slack and the possibilities it offers for learning to be brought into the flow of work via one of the most useful tools of work. To be clear, this was not about Slack as learning system but as a work tool that, naturally, supports the ways we learn as we … Continue reading The Bunker (Another brief thought from Learning Technologies 2016)

What no Slack? A (brief) thought from Learning Technologies 2016

As many thousands of us are, I am pondering what I made of┬áLearning Technologies 2016. Aside from the fact that it was great to meet some excellent people and have some great conversations, I was struck by two things: size and familiarity. The exhibition was bigger yet again than the previous year. The stands seemed … Continue reading What no Slack? A (brief) thought from Learning Technologies 2016