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7 Characteristics of a Fertile Learning Context

Weeds can can emerge from just about any piece of ground where their roots can crack the earth, but producing a bountiful harvest of nutritious plants requires careful attention to and cultivation of

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5 Tips for Attending a Virtual Conference (and Getting Real Value)

I’ve written before about how to get the most out of a traditional face-to-face conference, but more and more people are seeing the benefit – and, in many cases, necessity – of attending

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Are kids really more creative than adults?

One of the most popular TED Talks of all time is Sir Ken Robinson’s Do School’s Kill Creativity? It’s highly entertaining, thought provoking, and I confess I have watched it many times. But

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Can we educate ourselves fast enough?

You have to wonder Predictions about how forces like artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will impact the future of work – and by extension, the future of learning – vary widely,

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The Yin and Yang of Learning

We learn from change and we change from learning. No learning, no change. No change, no learning. This is the yin and yang of lifelong learning.

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How we see and respond to the world around us very often depends on how we frame things. What we choose to see or not see, include or cut. We do this all the time with learning, too often equating it with

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The Future and Learning – Connecting the Dots

The learning landscape continues to evolve in very interesting ways. I’ve noticed lately, for example, that artificial intelligence (AI) seems to finally be getting significant traction. Enough so

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What learning is … (#1)

“Learning begins by emptying your cup, so that you can fill it with what you find.” Leo Babauta, Zen Habits from My Pursuit of the Art of Living Leo has inspired me on many occasions. (He is

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