Category: Learning

Performance Management

I recently read THIS Point of View paper from Achieve+Forum on performance management. It has some great statistics on the issues with current performance management systems. Essentially many of the large HR consultancies have said that they are not fit for purpose. I think most people… Continue reading

The Business Case for EQ

 As was preparing to deliver a two day open course programme for the Berlin School of Creative Leadership on Emotional Intelligence, I did some research on the business case for EQ. One of the documents I came across, was THIS excellent one from 6Seconds.org. It has some… Continue reading

Rhizomatic learning – reflections H817 Wk 11 Act

As part of the ongoing exploration of learning pedagogy in H817, were have been asked to explore “Rhizomatic” learning via a video, and then reflect on it, through a few questions:   Were you convinced as an approach? I think as an extension of ¨networked¨… Continue reading

Creative Commons Licences – H817 Week 9 Activity 9

As part of H817 we have been asked to consider: “For your blog content and other material you produce, consider which of the Creative Commons licences you would use, and justify your choice. You can post this in the forum or in your blog.“ Creative… Continue reading

SBI Feedback model – Situation Behaviour Impact

I while back I did some research around popular feedback models (Posts tagged “feedback“). Recently I was developing some materials for a client and they requested to use the SBI Feedback model. I did know of it, though personally do not use it, as I… Continue reading

Shane Sutton – Performance coaching – A conversation Sketchnote

Yesterday I had the opportunity, at a private event for OTD,  a training company I do associate work for,  to listen to Shane Sutton OBE talk about performance coaching for a few hours. Shane is currently the Technical Director of British Cycling and was previously head… Continue reading

Graphic Scribing – Working Out Loud project 2

I have been working around graphic scribes for the last 22 years, since working alongside, the now deceased, Paul Richardson back in 1994 for a really huge OD / Transformation project. His work really inspired me and the groups that we worked with. I know… Continue reading

Working out loud – Sketchnote

This is a sketch note summery of the book Working Out Loud by John Stepper. This is one of the the best books I have read in a while and I would recommend to anyone in business. The book was recommended to me by one… Continue reading

Connectivism – A learning theory for the digital age – H817 Activity 11

These are my rough notes and thoughts for this paper by George Simmons Introduction Core learning theories (Behaviorism, cognitivism, and constructivism) were developed when learning was not impacted by technology. Knowledge creation has accelerated and the “half life” or period of usefulness has drastically reduced. Learning… Continue reading

Behaviourism – Rough notes on role in elearning – H817 Activity 10

These are my rough notes on the area of Behaviourism as a theory for learning. On the H817 course I am studying, our tutor group, was split into three and we were asked to consider strengths, weaknesses and applications to eLearning of one of the three… 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