Social learning is …

A very interesting post here from Jane Hart on changes in organisation and linking that to changes in how learning can, should and [sometimes] is delivered as social learning. For me, its the comments that really make clear what she is meaning by social learning as a platform (in the not-necessarily-technology sense) for performance support … Read more

Collaboration is learning

I’ve recently been reading Building a Collaborative Enterprise in Harvard Business Review. Its an interesting article discussing hard systems (Capability Maturity Model) while emphasising more soft systems issues of common purpose, values, ethics of contribution and so on specifically in knowledge intensive firms as the basis for effective collaborative enterprises. They compare shared purpose as … Read more


I’ve been interviewed here on knowledge management as an activity – that knowledge … Rather than being something solid, reliable and final, we’re better thinking of knowledge as conjecture being constantly tested and retested. The Knowledge Core blog is deservedly gaining attention as it discusses the nature the nature of knowledge management and how the … Read more

Widgets and mashups

An interesting slide set from Scott Wilson from Bolton Uni Widgets and Mashups for Personal and Institutional Technologies View more presentations from scottw Its worth clicking through to the slideshare site to see the notes accompanying the presentation. I quite interested in the notion of the highly personalised cross-device widget based VLE or PLE which … Read more

Future work and career planning

Came across an interesting post here on skills for employability from Lynda Gratton. The emphasis on deep skills does tie in with what I’ve been seeing in the local job market of generalist skill sets being desirable for more junior posts while “deep” skills are required for the higher value/ better paid jobs. Also, this … Read more