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 COVID-19 gutting finances whilst (going by job boards, LinkedIn, etc) an apparent rush to hire… Continue reading Panic in the disco(urse)
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
Unusually I was quite looking forward to BETT this year. The usual trepidation ahead of fighting through slow-moving crowds perhaps tempered by knowing I wasn’t doing “the new year double-header” with Learning Technologies: #Bett2018 tomorrow (Thursday) for me but no Learning Tech show this year – will be following #LT18uk with interest! If anyone fancies… Continue reading BETT2018
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
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?