Not all innovation is created equal

A few things lately have got me thinking, once again, about what innovation means, particularly in the area of online learning. The Covid crisis has brought a lot of this to the fore, for example the list below are just two things which have been day-to-day activities for me (and many others) for over a… Continue reading Not all innovation is created equal

Panic in the disco(urse)

The Higher Education (HE) world and the associated academic discourse would appear to be in a state of panic right now – at least in the British and American HE sectors. We have open rebellion at Durham against online learning and┬áCOVID-19 gutting finances whilst (going by job boards, LinkedIn, etc) an apparent rush to hire… Continue reading Panic in the disco(urse)

Some of the problems we can anticipate post COVID (for learning and working)

As someone who has long advocated for remote working and has worked on distance learning programmes (in various formats) for a while it feels like a hollow victory that the world has finally come to terms with these concepts only through forced circumstances. So knowing what we know about remote learning and working, what problems… Continue reading Some of the problems we can anticipate post COVID (for learning and working)

The obligatory Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) post: With virtual working and online learning on most of our minds

This post has been in different stages of draft for a week or more and I am just doing a quick edit of the below before pushing it out – well aware that anything written on this topic soon becomes out-of-date. For example, the Facebook group mentioned below has gone from about 8000 members to… Continue reading The obligatory Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) post: With virtual working and online learning on most of our minds

List of premium tools available for Covid impacted education institutions

FINAL UPDATE MARCH 19th 2020: obviously this is a pretty mammoth task now that more US and UK organisations have got involved (and the increase in HEIs closing). Overall, I would recommend looking at what you are due to cover from a learning perspective and working out best approaches from there. Obviously tools should come… Continue reading List of premium tools available for Covid impacted education institutions