Cuttings is a weekly round-up of items about how technology can be used to help us learn and work smarter. It started in 2014 when, after starting a new job, I needed a way to keep track of blogs, websites and social media posts useful for my own development.

Originally private, Cuttings is now published openly (July 2016) in the hope that the weekly round-up might be useful to others. In keeping with tradition, Cuttings is published on a Sunday morning because that’s when I would sit down (usually with a large cappuccino) to read the items that had caught my eye over the past week. Although I use to publish Cuttings, each edition is edited by hand and a number of the items are added by me personally, rather than algorithms, during the week.

Current edition – Cuttings 2 (10 July 2016)


  • Nuts and Bolts: Building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) by Jane Bozarth : Learning Solutions Magazine
  • What if further education colleges led a ‘Cities of Learning’ movement in the UK? — Possibility Thinking: Reimagining the future of Further Education and Skills
  • Challenge: Make Informal Learning Visible & Valuable
  • Two Good: Why Social Learning And Microlearning Make A Great Combination – eLearning Industry

Past editions

You can find past editions from 2016 here.

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