Inspired by a Possum

Inspired by an anonymous possum is not normally how I would start a blog post,  but the incongruous “EdTech Possum” tweeted sometime in July about Twitter and specifically Tweetchats. Well the first statement “Twitter is not a Personal Learning Network” is contextual, clearly for this particular marsupial, no it probably isn’t. But it is for…

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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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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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Getting started with digital – some thinking aloud

An academic recently approached me and said: “I have been doing things this way for a long time – I want to do some digital stuff, I am on Twitter, I use Facebook I have good skills in Office and Google, but how do get started with changing my teaching?” It got me thinking. We…

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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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Five top concerns for Technology Enhanced Practice in 2015

There has been a lot written in the press about the impact of technology, and senior managers in institutions are being bombarded with adverts for workshops and events that offer “space and time for leaders to gain insight into the digital revolution”. In reality many institutions are already prepared, and capable of meeting their technology…

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Changing Learning Landscape: Strategy and Change #CLL1213

This morning I was lucky enough to be invited to speak at the “Influencing Strategy and change processes to enable the embedding of digital literacies” event in London. My slides are below, and at the bottom are some of the tweets from during the presentation drawing out some key points. I would also like to…

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