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#coachlearninginsport

I met with two distinguished, outstanding coach educators yesterday. They have enabled me to work with twenty-one high performance coaches over a three-year period. Our meeting reviewed the two years of the project to date. The project is focussed on coaches' personal learning journeys. We spent five hours together. It seemed timeless (for me). What struck me profoundly was the wealth of experience both have in their own sports and in the wider coach education community. They are exemplary connectors. They know and share stuff. They have an encyclopaedic knowledge of people and places. They are mavens. I wrote to both of them before...

#OAPS101: Enhancing Performance

Introduction (Vocaroo Summary of this post) I have really enjoyed Week 1 of the small open online course Observing and Analysing Performance in Sport. There have been some fascinating exchanges particularly about Seeing and Observing and Decision Making. The numbers of participants enrolled in the course has increased this week. Shortly before the course started we had 155 and now it is 374. This means it is still a small open online course. I have discussed the approach taken in the course in a number of Clyde Street posts and in this Day 1 post on OpenLearning. I have been keen to offer Open...

Forty Years On: Reflecting on Good Fortune

I saw of a copy of Alan Bennett's play Forty Years On (1968) in a second hand  bookshop this week. By coincidence it is forty years ago this week that I went to the University of York to start my social sciences course. Ironically I should have been on my way to the University of Reading to study French and German! Revision for my final year school exams in 1970 were distracted by the Football World Cup in Mexico. I am not sure whether it was the excitement generated by the World Cup or my lack of study skills that led...

Social Media Sharing

I have been posting some #worldcup updates to Twitter this week. In passing I have accessed a number of links to social media resources through the serendipity of being online at just the right time. A read of Danny Brown's 52 Cool facts About Social Media started my journey. I delighted in finding these resources to grow my awareness of social media (driven partly by research for a paper on cloud computing and coaching). Aggregations of Social Media Links and Guides Jane Hart shared a great introductory guide to Social Media this week. I am constantly in awe of her awareness of...

Coaches as Technologists

I am writing this post in the delightful seaside town of Grange-over-Sands at a time when I should be meeting friends and colleagues in Doha, Qatar. My flight to Doha from Manchester was cancelled yesterday due to the most natural of events, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, an Iceland volcano. Photo Source Part of my time in Doha was going to be spent talking with coaches about technology and I think events in Iceland are a great reminder (if we needed reminding) about how basic we can be to support learning. My thoughts about coaches as technologists are focussed on four themes and...