“Please enter your professional email address” – a fair request?

As mentioned previously, I attend a lot of free webinars, seminars, etc. My attendance of in-person events has dropped somewhat since my most recent change of jobs (almost two years ago now!) as it is not so easy for me to attend things in the centre of London.  I always tried to take advantage of… Continue reading “Please enter your professional email address” – a fair request?

Steam Tags – crowdsourcing the shopping taxonomy

Steam have just launched a beta option for ‘steam tags’ a way for their community (75m users) to apply bespoke categorization on titles in their vast store.  Tags used regularly by users will find their way to becoming ‘Popular Tags’ that can be used by others to discover content via browse and new filtering options.… Continue reading Steam Tags – crowdsourcing the shopping taxonomy

Learning Technologies Exhibition – 29th Jan 2014

Stalls As predicted, there was much interest in multi-device learning and this seemed to have replaced previous conversations, such as Apps versus HTML5 browser, etc. as mobile learning evolves.  The challenge now seems to be to decide if you want a SaaS authoring tool (such as GoMo), a local desktop application or a hybrid model. … Continue reading Learning Technologies Exhibition – 29th Jan 2014

BETT 2014 – full notes

Background BETT (British Ed Tech Tradeshow) was celebrating being 30 years young this year.  It was, I think, my 5th BETT and the first where I did not spend much time in the exhibition, instead just having a quick walk round between Workplace Learning sessions.  The Workplace Learning stream having debuted last year (https://whoseeducationisitanyway.me/2013/01/14/do-we-really-need-another-conference/). Overall… Continue reading BETT 2014 – full notes

Insight IQ = Information Skills?

Following on from my post where I wondered if the idea of ‘information professionals’ is now defunct, I recently came across the CEB’s ‘Insight IQ’ [IIQ] model. From my information/education/L&D perspective, I find this a very interesting concept.  It is largely about information skills (search, retrieval, etc.) and literacies (analysis, evaluation, etc.).  The ‘insight deficit’… Continue reading Insight IQ = Information Skills?