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QR Codes or Quick Response Codes and Training

QR Codes or Quick Response Codes bring technology content into the physical world.  Yet how can you use them for training? Having worked in a strict governance environment for years, finding ways of reminding people of governance was always challenging. Navigating through piles of documentation to find the one relevant paragraph in a timely fashion is even harder. QR Codes …

Mindful Writing: Reimagining Role Plays

Mindful Writing is a new approach and tool which addresses a common learning challenge presented to educators when moving role plays to an electronic format. I recently had to address a challenge around Role Plays in an eLearning and distance learning environment. The standard solution was to video tape the interactions and put the entire recording of the video in …

Democratisation of Learning

Democratisation of Learning In a presentation recently a learned scholar dropped the phrase a true “Democratisation of Learning”. I wanted to better understand the expression’s application from an academic perspective and  how it applied to the work I was presenting. Firstly the term it is not the study of Democracy but instead the principles of democracy as applied to learning. …

Exploration of the edges of our current understanding

Exploration is the action of exploring an unfamiliar area.  Yet is there really anywhere left to explore?  Oh yes there is you just haven’t gone there yet! Ever think, I’m bored?  As part of staving off “the boredom of repetition” we are encouraged to “try new things”. Yet given global transport, global knowledge and all the information in the world is …

Standard measures and the problems they pose

Standard measures are internationally approved amounts and counts to help countries inter-operate.  Yet for programmers they pose massive challenges. This article looks at some of the most common measures and how they pose challenges when internationally used. Based on over a decade of writing systems for international use here are some of the primary challenges I’ve encountered and how I …

CRM Governance and your ongoing CRM Strategy

CRM Governance and Interaction review represent ongoing work and the second part of a CRM Strategy implementation plan discussion. The first part of this article is the creation of a CRM Strategy. The approach here is to provide concrete academic examples to reinforce your arguments and approach to managing CRM in your organisation. How we got here CRM Governance Interactions …

CRM Strategy a formal approach for your business

CRM Strategy is a formal structured approach on implementing CRM and what it represents to your business, no matter the size. Formal researched papers offer factual insight.   This articles goes through a number of the formal considerations for developing a CRM strategy based on academic research.   When I’ve been put on the spot “why do you argue that?”  I …

Hype Cycle. Staying ahead of the curve but what curve?

Hype Cycle is a visualisation by Gartner which provides an insight into current ideas and their trending. Reading and interpreting the infographic can be a bit daunting at first.  This article hopes to explain how to use them. As a game of “do I know what that means”  hype cycles prove useful in sense checking if you’re up with the …

WhereWeLearn, a global place to learn

Project nameless finally got its name in 2019.  I am proud to introduce, WhereWeLearn Introduction video to WhereWeLearn The introduction video is now available as The original video for the project is available here.   WhereWeLearn’s Vision Delivering to the world the capability in which every human being can experience the joy of education for free in a global context. …

Critical thinking and the joy of counterpoint

Critical thinking requires you to examine both sides of a discussion.  Counterpoint encourages working together. How do you use these approaches? This article examines these two view points.  Whilst seemingly opposed they are strangely sympathetic.  They also serve to improve your management skills. Start simple because it is How to get the conversation going Learning critical thinking [read more=”Read more” …