Embracing ambiguity – reflecting on Learning Technologies

It has been a busy week and an airport pause has finally offered a moment to reflect on my day at the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. My word for the day (and for the Learning Live Network event the day before) is ambiguity. And futhermore, beware those who are offering certainty for they know not … Continue reading Embracing ambiguity – reflecting on Learning Technologies

Is convenience a problem for digital learning?

Does making everything easy actually do unintended harm? Convenience is, arguably, the most important element of a successful digital experience. Our favourite digital services are built around making our lives easier and removing the effort of performing freqeunt tasks. In many cases, activities which used to require effort and a certain degree of planning are … Continue reading Is convenience a problem for digital learning?

Innovation isn’t just for fun

I have reached a point where I do most of my learning about ideas in the form of podcast listening. The HBR Ideacast is a good source of ideas. It can also be a great source of self-satisfied acadmeic rambling, so handle with care but do give it a try. The episode on innovation culture, … Continue reading Innovation isn’t just for fun

Small beginnings (and quickly) – overcoming digital anxiety

The notion that ‘digital is about people not technology’ is a theme that has echoed around the debates of 2018. This is to be applauded – purveyors of snake oil and other miracle cures tend to miss this item so it is gratifying to hear it so consistently. (As one client said yesterday, “the large … Continue reading Small beginnings (and quickly) – overcoming digital anxiety

Things I should have done better in leading digital learning efforts

This is, in no particular order, a list of things I wish I had done differently in leadership roles. It it is largely filtered through the experience of some years of consulting and talking to leadership teams in the world of digital learning. (I will not offer a definition of that term because it is … Continue reading Things I should have done better in leading digital learning efforts

Don’t leave digital transformation to IT (or learning technology teams)

In a few weeks time, I will be hosting a panel session at Learning Live on the theme of digital transformation. It is, in various guises, a major theme of the event and a significant preoccupation of the LPI membership. Fortunately, I have a wise and esteemed panel to rely on for answers to “What … Continue reading Don’t leave digital transformation to IT (or learning technology teams)

(learning) Culture and technology – muddle or plan?

I am seeking help to lift me from a muddle. Anyone reading this (data suggests that you may be into double figures), I suspect, has wisdom to spare. The theme of “learning culture” has risen in my working world recently. (It has been there all along, of course, but not so often called out with … Continue reading (learning) Culture and technology – muddle or plan?