Heading into 2021’s world of online working/learning (plus UEFA’s “Academy Online” as an example online resource)

As we hit the grim milestone of the first anniversary of the first confirmed Covid fatality the news remains full of stories about global lockdowns. These stories are currently very focused on online learning, not least in my media channels as the latest UK measures have seen schools close (again). During this year’s restrictions, I… Continue reading Heading into 2021’s world of online working/learning (plus UEFA’s “Academy Online” as an example online resource)

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

The support staff role (again): considering the library role (again)

At a minimum, learners and teachers should collaborate with librarians to design the places, collections and services of the library. Planning with the entire community helps to make the library a welcoming, active space for learning, research, and reflection… It is important that librarians do not find themselves undervalued or isolated from the school community,… Continue reading The support staff role (again): considering the library role (again)

Learning and libraries: Will efforts to change always be Sisyphean?

A while back I tweeted challenging a view that L&D teams are still behind modern learner expectations: Modern L&D: More than organising and managing (e-)training https://t.co/IQaEI02vNh >> re: "Employees, however, have a very different view on learning" – there is a missing SOME at the start here. In some orgs the focus is about trying… Continue reading Learning and libraries: Will efforts to change always be Sisyphean?

A new identity: The Learning Reducer

Following on from my reflective posts in recent weeks about my experience, things I have seen in the workplace and the challenges the world faces I have come up with a title for myself: The Learning Reducer. Inspiration (outside of learning) “instead of adding stuff, try taking stuff away”  – Rick Rubin: http://erickimphotography.com/blog/rick-rubin/ The inspiration… Continue reading A new identity: The Learning Reducer