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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They Have a Fight, Triangle Wins

(this blogpost co-authored by Lawrie Phipps Donna Lanclos) (this post originally appeared on Donna’s website – but yanno – #interwebs!) The last time that Lawrie Phipps and I ran a digital mapping session at the Jisc digital leadership course, early in 2018, we had just finished answering all of the questions we usually fielded once…

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Development not Training: an approach to social media for leaders

The Jisc Digital Leaders course is running again in May. Whenever we have run the course we have always had lots of questions about social media, especially Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin (sic). These three particular platforms perhaps embody one of the key issues – and causes of angst – for many people both working in education…

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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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Leadership and (Social Media) Digital Presence

As part of the Jisc Digital Leaders Programme I delivered a short session about Leadership and Social Media. The programme is a pilot, and the first revision is the title of this short blog, reflecting the feeling of the delegates that the following points should apply to all digital presence. These are the main points…

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