A Provocation for Digital Leadership

A line drawing of a unicorn

On 6th December 2019 Jisc launched a Digital Leadership community.  As the instigator of the Jisc work in this space I was invited to offer some provocations to kick the community off. I have been around the education technology space for a while, and I thought a retrospective on my personal pursuit of EdTech Unicorns…

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Changing the narrative: bell curves and refusal

Donna Lanclos just gave a keynote on “refusal”. It sounds quite negative, but we’d been chatting about the idea, and refusal as act of engagement is something we see a lot of in the sector. Most often we dismiss it, consigning those who refuse change to “not wanting to change”, or “lazy”, or “they don’t…

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A Session for #OER19 and coming back to Eire

OER19: what I am thinking, and what questions do I have? Myself, Bonnie Stewart and Dave Cormier are presenting this week at OER19. The Participatory Open: Can We Build a Pro-social / Pro-societal Web? We started talking about this session when I wrote a blog post about the UK Government’s approach to digital. Namely the…

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Toward digital praxis: just thinking out loud

Introduction First of all this is just open thinking – I am looking for feedback. I started thinking in this direction when I started working with Donna Lanclos back in 2014. We co-authored a blog post where Donna wrote: In a post-digital academy, where presence may be seen as having value, understanding how an online…

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Today I am 50: I am birder

[caption id="attachment_8094" align="alignright" width="136"] “The Observer’s Book of Birds”[/caption] Today I am 50 years old. I am going birdwatching. I started birding (a term we use for birdwatching) in the late 70’s and I have always been an aspiring amateur naturalist. So what’s that got to do with this blog? My birding kit in the…

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