Flow, workflow, and learning

On LinkedIn, a colleague asked “Why do people think that integrating content in the flow of work equals learning in the flow of work?” An […]


I’ve talked before about the power of ritual, but while powerful, it also seemed piecemeal. That is, there were lots of hints, but not a […]

What is wrong with (higher) education?

I was having a conversation with a colleague, sparked by dropping enrollments in unis. Not surprisingly, we ended up talking about flaws in higher education. […]

Personalized and adaptive learning

For reasons that are unclear even to me, I was thinking about personalized versus adaptive learning. They’re similar in some ways, but also different. And […]

Learning science again

In an earlier post, I made a defense of cognitive psychology (really, to me, cognitive science, a bigger umbrella). And, previously, the case for learning science. […]

In Defense of Cognitive Psychology

A recent Donald Clark post generated an extension from Stephen Downes. I respect both of these folks as people and as intellects, but while I […]

A heuristic approach to motivation

I’ve been pondering more about curiosity and ‘making it meaningful’ and how we might work on motivation to make learning truly meaningful. I’v come up […]

The plusses and minuses of learning science research

A person who I find quite insightful (and occasionally inciteful ;) is Donald Clark. He built and sold Epic, an elearning company, and now he […]

Authentic Marketing

I’m not a marketing expert, or even a marketer, so take the following with the proverbial boulder of salt. Still, I have to market Quinnovation, […]

Top 10 Tools for Learning 2020

It’s time, once again, for Jane Hart’s excellent Top 10 Tools for Learning survey. And, so, it’s time once again for my reflections. Here are […]

Tips to Avoid Millennials Marketing Hype

I received, in my email, a solicitation for a webinar titled 5 Tips to Engage Gen Z and Millennial eLearners in 2020 and Beyond. And, as […]

Curious about Curiosity

Looking into motivation, particularly for learning, certain elements appear again and again.  So I’ve heard ‘relevance’, ‘meaningfulness‘, consequences, and more. Friston suggests that we learn […]

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