Facebook and the nomadic teenager sector

I’ve been watching my fifteen year old daughter’s social media habits recently and noticed some interesting patterns developing: she uses Facebook very rarely, as opposed to constantly around a eighteen months ago, and only to message her older sisters who live in another country she uses Whats App, Instagram, Snapchat and Tumblr a lot for communicating[…]

Mobile phones for Education in India’s Low-Cost Schools

© 2015 Photo copyright, Tony Hughes, All rights reserved. Children at Ramana’s Childrens School, Rishikesh, India This is a guest post written by Kim Campbell, Benjamin Mayer, and Hila Mehr, the authors of the report Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools. Follow their blog and reach the authors at Ed-Tech India.[…]

Transmedia: Fear of the Lexicon Goblins

“Transmedia”: just another word for the bulging digital media lexicon?  Is it replacing ‘multi-channel’ or ‘multi-platform’ or even ‘cross-media’ or that old dinosaur ‘multi-media’?  The Wikipedia entry for ‘transmedia storytelling‘ tells us: A transmedia project develops storytelling across multiple forms of media in order to have different “entry points” in the story; entry-points with a[…]

Developing Creative ‘Flexperts’

Following on from my last post I have just re-read the report published by The Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies titled Creative Man The Future Consumer, Employee and Citizen which supports many of the arguments I defend when I am with clients during the planning phases of the development of their learning policies.   Professor Feiwel Kupferberg from the Danish university of[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Cycle

In the last post I looked at where small to medium sized organisations tackling the development of online courses can run into problems when selecting the development team from amongst relatively inexperienced staff members who don’t always have the skills or time required to complete the development tasks. In this post I want to quickly[…]

Understanding Online Learning Content Development: The Team

This post concerns small to medium sized organisations who have limited or no understanding of online learning content development but are in the process of creating their own courses based around in-house subject matter expertise and using an LMS (Learning Management System) that, while being transparent to use and feature rich, doesn’t magically turn subject[…]

Leading horses, the Emperor’s clothes, and rusting Ferraris: in search of good content

Everything takes time. For the past few days I’ve been trying to find a decent metaphor to introduce this post. I’ve been unable to decide between the rather obvious proverb ‘you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink‘ (or it’s even more obvious cousin ‘you can lead a man to[…]