Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Team

This post concerns small to medium sized organisations who have limited or no understanding of online learning content development but are in the process of creating their own courses based around in-house subject matter expertise and using an LMS (Learning Management System) that, while being transparent to use and feature rich, doesn’t magically turn subject[…]

Cut the cr**p! Development is a Joint Venture

There’s always a more or less discernable ‘zone of irritation’ for an organisation when developing online learning with a partner learning organisation. I think, after several large online learning development projects that this comes from a lack of clear understanding on the part of the contracting organisation in terms of what their real, rather than[…]

How to escape education’s death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley Some time ago I wrote a couple of ¬†posts around Ken Robinson’s approach and perspective on education, training and creativity. Recently, probably due more to my own work with client projects than any measurable trend in the education sector, that thinking has started to ‘devolve’ again toward[…]

The Science of Boredom

Boredom … don’t we all remember at least one teacher who had mastered the art of Boring Students. This video from neurologist Judy Willis started with her realising that teachers were reporting more and more cases of kids who had ‘learning’ disorders or ATD etc and, when she took a closer look it turned out[…]

Participatory Learning Workshop, Seoul, Korea 25-29 October,2010

I’ll be in Seoul, Korea between the 24th October and the 30th October presenting at the International Award Association’s ‘Asia Pacific Regional Training Workshop’. I’ll be running a two hour workshop on the 27th that will concentrate firstly on what learners, and especially Generation Y learners, expect of the learning experience and what participatory, constructivist[…]

Developing Creativity to Make Sense of Digital Literacy

I’m getting seriously excited. For months I’ve been wondering exactly how digital literacy skills could be developed in ways that were relevant to the extra ordinary demands to reshape the way we use media and information while, simultaneously, ensuring that basic literacy skills such as reading and writing are given their proper place as the[…]

Education & Creativity

Fostering, recognizing and encouraging creativity is a theme that nearly every digital media expert recognises as being central to a discussion on how we successfully steer our way into the future. One of the most inspiring voices on creativity is Sir Ken Robinson. Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children and champions a radical[…]