UKeIG: Digital Literacy in the Workplace

This day workshop really ended up getting me thinking and my thoughts (as articulated below) are probably still not very tidy. What does being ‘digitally literate’ even mean?  What does digital literacy look like?  What does it mean to different industries/sectors?  How does it compare to Information Literacy? Perhaps predictably for a CILIP group event… Continue reading UKeIG: Digital Literacy in the Workplace

Can L&D learn anything from The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) experience?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40356423 The above article is one of many to pick up on the outcomes of the first UK Higher Education TEF results.  The standout piece of the story, for me, is that the measures being used to judge “teaching”, including: facilities, student satisfaction, drop-out rates, whether students go on to employment or further study after… Continue reading Can L&D learn anything from The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) experience?

RefME as an example for viral apps

Do you remember Harvard referencing and building lengthy bibliographies during your student days?  If yes, did you find it time consuming?  Yep, thought so, did you ever use the techniques again (presuming you’ve not continued in academia)?  No?  Didn’t think so. Even if we’re kind to academic referencing it is, at best, a necessary evil… Continue reading RefME as an example for viral apps

CILIP Update March 2015: Digital workplaces and metrics

I tend to skim CILIP Update magazine when on the train.  This month, a couple of articles jumped out – both felt like they needed a bit more reflection. The first (“Information management leaders – we have work to do”) would sound familiar to a lot of support services (such as HR, L&D. etc).  The… Continue reading CILIP Update March 2015: Digital workplaces and metrics

The inevitable backlash to ‘curation’

One of the popular terms of the last eighteen months or so, both on the wider web and specifically in L&D circles, has been ‘curation’ – indeed I mentioned it back in August 2013. Well, inevitably the backlash has begun: or at least the backlash against people who “don’t get it”.  Ultimately my take on this… Continue reading The inevitable backlash to ‘curation’