learning, research

Twitter and communities of learning

I’ve had my paper on professional learning in Twitter accepted for the UFHRD Conference in Portugal in May 2012. Here’s the abstract: Discourses, power and communities: exploring the impacts of social media technologies on the theory and practices of informal learning This paper sets out an investigation of the social practices and community-forming activities associated with professional development activities in…

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A New Agenda for Organisational Effectiveness?

Earlier this week, I went to a CIPD Knowledge into Practice Seminar and launch of the CIPD book, People & Organisational Development: a new agenda for organisational effectiveness. The authors argued that the dominant business paradigm of shareholder value is nolonger fit for purpose – we,the public, expect more from companies as “good” citizens. In other words, a return to…

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Web 2.0 and actor network theory

Web 2.0 has emerged as a label for the culmination of incremental developments in software and network technologies over the last twenty years or so that focus on user-generated content and interaction around that content. Whether Web 2.0 represents a paradigm shift in the World Wide Web or the outcomes of various incremental changes remains a point of contention that…

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New activities

have recently got the news that we’ve secured funding for three projects funded through the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme including leading a transfer of innovation project. I presented at a UK National Agency information day on the project and the slides are here. The main point of the presentation was to discuss factors in writing successful applications but I…

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research, technology

Walking and surfing

A new report form the Office of National Statistics makes for interesting reading although not too surprising as they confirm earlier trend analysis: Nearly half (45 per cent) of Internet users accessed the Internet via a mobile phone in 2011, according to new data released today by ONS. The information, which comes from the ONS opinions survey, shows that 71…

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The Knowledge Management Observatory™ Global 2011 Survey

This survey at https://www.survey.ed.ac.uk/kmoglobal2011 has been designed for senior managers, executive managers or knowledge managers in organisations; consultants are encouraged to contribute, but this data will be separated out in the data analysis. The Knowledge Management Observatory™ Global 2011 Survey has been designed to examine Knowledge Management activity across countries and sectors. Your responses will contribute to the contextualisation of…

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