The grotesque inadequacy of the 5-step classroom shuffle

The 30 years since I started working in technology and learning have been ones of extraordinary change, and three things strike me forcefully about where we are now. First, it’s a vibrant time for learning. People, their skills and knowledge – the human capital of an organization – have never been more important to organizational Read More…

On being a keynote

“Keynote” sounds grand doesn’t it? Like the key stone that keeps an arch in place, it sounds like something irreplaceable, the piece without which the rest of the edifice will crumble. Most keynoters would like to believe we are that important. The truth is, we’re not. The truth about any keynote address is that while Read More…

How the iPad 2 Will Revolutionize Education

How will the iPad 2 revolutionize education? Despite this puff piece from Fast Company Magazine, there’s only one answer to that question. It won’t. Education – and workplace learning for that matter – will be revolutionized by people. By innovative learners, executives, managers, parents, peers, teachers and trainers. The technology – whatever is available at Read More…