Sadly, this tickly thought is my experience of the funding world – which I suppose is understandable – who wouldn’t want maximum bang for buck? Slow-burning ideas are hard to find funding for.
Open Badges – now with Endorsements
This thought was created for Doug Belshaw‘s DML blog entitled “Extending Badges“.
I love Lego, and I wonder how much it played a part in feeding my creative (and constructivist) side. Problem solving, learning to pivot and change direction, creating new worlds with others. Needless to say my kids are all over it…
What’s in your kitbag?
In order to get a business off the ground, you’re going to need a whole load of stuff (whether you know it or not). A thought after meeting with Lord Young at Downing Street.
The Fried Egg Model
I’ve been trying to help BETT think about Further Education. In trying to explain how a hybrid approach to an event could work, I inadvertently created the resemblence of a fried egg…
Recognition of a small step
If we change our outlook from long journeys to small steps how do that effect the landscape of learning that unfolds before us?
I cant remember where I came across the Maynard Keynes quote, but I immediately thought of the disruption of Education by Open Badge technologies. I was also struck by Bernard Bull’s parallel with the disruption of the Energy market.
Levers of disruption
Recently, I was asked to speak at Coventry University’s Disruptive Media Lab Open week. Another of the speakers was Graham Brown-Martin, whose talk I really enjpoyed. This was just one of the questions he was asking…
It’s not about the tech…
If you hear Bob Harrison speak, you’ll often hear this statement, this time in the context of a MOOCs discussion. Quite right.
Getting your idea off the ground
I spoke recently at the ALT conference, where the theme was “riding the wave of innovation” – I always like to explore a visual metaphor…
Celebrate your Milestones
This thought was created as part of a collaboration between Doug Belshaw and myself. If you haven’t already its worth having a look at Doug’s “Community Alignment Model” – something Doug’s a bit of a master at…
The Articulation of an Idea
Fundamental Cognitive Error: that we see the world as it actually is, and therefore that everyone else sees the world in the same way as we do. Never mind the ambiguity of language…