Author: mylesrun

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. This is […]

  • 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 […]

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

    As many thousands of us are, I am pondering what I made of Learning 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 […]

  • Who am I? Where am I? – Is social media confusing?

    I have been away from the blog for a while and feel I need to earn my seat with some existential offerings. Everything is changing. Everything. It makes me wonder. (And continued thanks to Julian Stodd for provoking these thoughts).  So… Not so long ago, well not too long ago, my digital identity resided in a […]

  • (Fail?) Fast and learn at any pace

    My team and I are on the cusp of a significant new product release. Well…we are approaching a cusp and considering how to navigate it. (Looking at the definition of the word, I think we have to decide on our metaphor first). There is some considerable focus on how to handle the first release of this new […]

  • Digital – do you want it or do you need it?

    Going digital. Digital transformation. Digital evolution. And so on…Digital will be the most popular gift of this festive season. Everyone will want one. Well. Many organisations will want one. Some will have the nagging, awkward sense that they need one. These are two fundamentally different states: wanting to become digital (whatever it may mean) is […]

  • Keep on keeping on

    I have been, for obscure reasons, reviewing a seven year old learning technology strategy document. This is not an artefact of an organisation I have any relationship with, by the way. It is a fascinating and instructive read.  A contemporary reader would, I suspect, have seen this as a progressive and challenging document. It speaks […]

  • Practice but not (I suspect) perfect

    During the course of the last few weeks, I have attended a few conferences and seminars, both as delegate and presenter. They have been interesting and thought provoking events. At each, I have been invited to share and consider best practice. To offer stories about how things have been done well and to consider stories […]