The often ignored realities of talent management (#7): It is the little things that count (in the office)

Having returned to an office environment for the first time in a while I have realised that a number of things I used to be quite dismissive of actually matter quite a lot, this might be my “reality” rather than a wider set of rules but here goes: Fresh air – it makes a huge… Continue reading The often ignored realities of talent management (#7): It is the little things that count (in the office)

10 years on: the end of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in England (and “Creative” approaches to the job market)

This post is a little early, as applications were no longer available from Jan 2011 but we are now basically at the 10 year point for the EMA closing in England. It is still available elsewhere in the UK. First the bad, I worked in Further Education (16 year olds +) when the EMA existed… Continue reading 10 years on: the end of the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in England (and “Creative” approaches to the job market)

Valid learning eXperiences

Following on from my designing “valid learning experiences” being instructional design, and vice versa, summary in the below post: https://whoseeducationisitanyway.me/2020/05/27/8-years-on-reflecting-on-my-msc-dissertation/ It was interesting to read through Learning Pool’s eXperience white paper: First things first, it is probably worth saying that there is a lot in this paper. Also, it is written somewhat differently to many… Continue reading Valid learning eXperiences

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

8 years on, reflecting on my MSc dissertation: what we mean by instructional design

As part of my job hunt (new role starts soon!) I have been going back through various old notes, resources, etc. This is, in part, as the role will see me making use of knowledge and skills that I have not used for a couple of years or more so I have been giving myself… Continue reading 8 years on, reflecting on my MSc dissertation: what we mean by instructional design