What cats taught me about project management

Recently we held a really fun day of internal talks around a variety of issues. I chose to build on the metaphor that Amber Thomas first suggested around “cats and dead birds”. I have used this before in workshops, but I wanted to build on it, and with limited time available (max 10 minutes) this […]

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Mapping for Change

Lego figures on a stage

Over the last few years I have been working with colleagues (Donna Lanclos and David White) on the Visitor and Residents process. These resources are now available and ready to use, with this post, Donna’s and Dave’s adding some of the the context. Visitor and Resident as a continuum of observed behaviours works well; and […]

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Leading Change in Libraries: A keynote for UXLibs 2

We all have experience of change initiatives at one level or another. After being involved in more than 200 change projects across the higher education sector, and working with senior staff at more than 60 universities, this keynote was trying to communicate some general principles around leading change. A lot of people helped me in […]

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Do we need new pedagogies? Really?

I was engaged in an online discussion recently, and frankly annoyed. There are a lot of commentators pushing for pedagogy to catch up with technology, or for technology to catch up with pedagogy. And don’t even get me started when someone starts throwing around things like heutagogy. So I wanted to reflect on three things […]

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Mapping Practice and Strategy: Leadership tools from Visitors and Residents

I’ve been thinking about the role that recognising and understanding one’s own practice, especially in the digital space, can have when it comes to a more complex awareness of the strategic and operational aspects of an organisation. In serendipitous co-evolution of this idea Lanclos and White have recently delivered a more strategic focused workshop of […]

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Making the Change: Technology Enhanced Learning

Changing the Learning Landscape: A multi-agency approach

The Changing the Learning Landscape programme was a multi-agency approach that sought to help institutions bring changes to the student experience through the appropriate use of technology. As well as being multi-agency from the external perspective, the success of the programme was also in large part due to the participation of multiple agents in the […]

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