How to create good habits – Sketchnote

This is another sketch note done whilst on a flight. “How to create good habits” is a pretty easy read with some key messages from research around habit forming from Cary Bergeron. How to create good habits:

10 tips for blogging

In the OU course I am studying (H817), we have been asked to start a blog and share any tips to help our fellow students. My tips would be: 1) Don’t feel you need to write a complete thing at once. Consider doing bits of… Continue reading

4 Disciplines of execution – Sketchnote

This is another slightly wonky (done on a bumpy flight, like these) sketch note of the 4 Disciplines of Execution. I have done this previously, but wanted to see if my second attempt was better. I am pretty happy with this version. Still need to work… Continue reading

Habits of change – book summary

These are the raw notes I made as I read “Habits of change: how to change your habits when change is difficult” by Sam Davies Website. This was a free ebook I downloaded a while back from Amazon via daily free books website. The chapters… Continue reading

EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-i 360 Certified

I had not written this up and so looping back to it. I recently got certified by High Performing Systems on the EQ-i 2.0 / EQ-i 360 from MHS. The model is extremely well developed and the psychometrics of it are very robust as it is… Continue reading

ABCDE Model – Improving Emotional Intelligence

This week I have been working all week on delivering EQ-i feedback to leaders in a client organisation. One of the considerations of emotional intelligence is getting people to recognise that for ANY event, we are capable of adjusting or changing our emotions. The ABCDE… Continue reading

10 learning hypothesis – Activity 8 H817

 These are my rough notes on the paper by Nichols (2003) on “A theory for elearning” which looks at ten hypothesis for eLearning. Rough notes Very little academic literature on the theory of eLearning. It tends to be pragmatic and based on experience. Surprising considering the… Continue reading

Innovation in my context – Activity 6 H817

This blog pieces is part of my ongoing course on H817 at the Open University: Activity 6 asks us to consider innovation in our context. My chosen context is my work at the Open University as an Associate Lecturer on the B629 course. Defining what the course… Continue reading

Compendium software – Act5 Part 2 H817

These are my thoughts and notes around Compendium software in its relation to being innovative. To quote the Compendium Institute (2016): “Compendium is a software tool providing a flexible visual interface for managing the connections between information and ideas.” In my previous part of this… Continue reading

Open education research: from the practical to the theoretical – Activity 5 Part 1 H817

These are my notes and answers for the activity based around the book chapter “Open education research: from the practical to the theoretical” by Patrick McAndrew and Robert Farrow (2013) (Permalink) Rough notes OER remove restrictions from learners and educators. Free of direct cost and… Continue reading

Documenting reflection – Act2 H817

In Activity 1 of Week 1 of H817, we are asked to consider the role of reflection and documenting reflection, based on a blog article by Michaud (2010). Notes on article: Increasing requirement by colleges/universities to require students to practice reflective writing. This goes beyond learning… Continue reading

PROMPT checklist – Act4 H817

The PROMPT checklist is a simple checklist for reviewing research information developed by the Open University: Presentation – Is the information clear and readable? Relevance – Is the information relevant to the purpose? Objectivity – Is the content balanced or is there some bias? Method… Continue reading

Terra Incognita – Act4 H817

Terra Incognita was a University Southern Queensland (USQ) virtual learning project based in the realms of Second Life. This post is a response to the Week 1 – Activity 4 of H817, the Open University course I am currently studying. Was this project still running?… Continue reading

Minds on fire – Primer on OER

These are my rough notes and thoughts on initial read of “Minds on Fire” Article by John Seely Brown and Richard P Adler which was required reading on Week 1 of my Open University course H817 Course page. The full activity asks students to review one… Continue reading

BJFogg Model Summary

I came across this nice infographic over at that summarises the key concepts of BJ Fogg’s behaviour model: For now this is my last post on his model, I head off and explore other peoples research on habits.

Making habits, breaking habits – book summary

These are my raw notes that I took as I was reading “Making Habits, breaking habits” by Jeremy Dean who is the creator of the excellent PsyBlog.   1 – Birth of a habit 21 Days habit forming myth comes from Dr Maltz (1960 Psycho-Cybernetics) and… Continue reading

Mindset diagram

I was just searching for a quote in Carol Dweck‘s book “Mindset” and stumbled upon this great image around mind set. I thought it was pretty pertinent to the recent blog articles about habits. The quote I was looking for was “Becoming is better than… Continue reading

Mini habits – Book summary

These are the raw notes I made as I read Stephen Guise’s book on Mini Habits. I decided to read this book due to the crossover with the work of BJ Fogg on Tiny Habits. Mini Habits – Introduction People struggle with change: Big intentions… Continue reading

Dots, Spans and Paths – Personal change

Starting or continuing habits is pretty tricky for most people, as they do not consider the impact of the B=MAT formula. BJ Fogg in his work at Stanford has developed a simple grid to explain all of the permutations of behaviour / personal change. Each of… Continue reading

Behaviour change – Mistakes

Whilst looking at creating habits and behaviour change through the work of BJ Fogg, I came across this short slide show on SlideShare entitled “Top 10 Mistakes in Behavior Change” from the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford. These tips are not just great for considering… Continue reading