What about books | conferences?

Responding to a frequent question yet again, I decided to post an answer to the “what about books | conferences?” question. And, as usual, the transcript. […]

Book hiccups

As much as writing books is something I do (and I’m immodestly proud of the outcomes), they don’t always come out the way I expect. […]

How I write

I’d queued up this topic for a post, and then a conversation with a friend and colleague moved it to the front. We were talking […]

Buzzwords and Branding

I was reflecting on a few things on terminology, buzzwords and branding in particular. And, as usual, learning out loud, here are my reflections. The […]

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 […]

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