Author Archives: Lawrie Phipps

Beyond Metaphor: New Iterations of #JiscDigLead

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

co-authored by Donna Lanclos,  James Clay, and Chris Thomson It’s been three years since we ran the the first Jisc Digital Leaders Programme. During the programme we have have emphasised the need for leaders in education to model the behavioural change that they wish to see in digital. “Be more digital”, “Write a digital strategy”, […] Read more

Being a Trustee…

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

I’ve been a trustee and company director of several animal and educational charities over the last 25 years.   You get involved as a trustee at first because you are passionate about the “cause” or perhaps invited because you have a skill set, or you are elected (as happened in two educational charities I was a […] Read more

Getting started with digital – some thinking aloud

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

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 […] Read more

Who wants change?

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Image by Alan O’Rourke This week I have been preparing for the second residential of the Jisc Digital Leaders course. Whilst the course is premised on role of digital, digital is actually a lens through which we look at institutional strategy and practice. We started off the course with a brief framing of digital and […] Read more

Something submitted, to something different — #disruptconCU18

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

In September a call for submissions appeared on the SEDA list that was a little different. To quote Kieran Fenby-Hulse The Doctoral College and Centre for Research Capability and Development will be holding a one day Conference happening on Friday 19th January 2018. Our Call for Something is currently open and closes on 12th November. […] Read more

Cutting back on sugar: thinking about behavioural change

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

In November I and colleagues will be delivering the next iteration of the Jisc Digital Leaders course, the fifth, and we have also got dates in the diary for January and February. One of the elements to the course is change management, we use examples of digital, but the key is the change. This week […] Read more

Résumé vs Network: what do they say about you?

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

It might be the time of year, or it might be that there are some interesting job appearing in the sector, but whatever the reason, my inbox is full of Linkedin requests, and no small amount of requests for the writing of linkedIn recommendations. In addition, I noticed that some institutions and organisations have reverted […] Read more

Institutional to Individual: realising the postdigital VLE?

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

Digital is people – it’s not the first time this has been said on this blog, and I am sure it won’t be the last. One of the unique things about people, according to Chomsky, is our ability to communicate through language. Institutions are made up of people and there is a now a huge […] Read more

Education is not the filling of a pail, but rather the lighting of a fire.*

Originally posted on lawrie : converged.

It’s been over a month of events and workshops. I’m trying to reflect on all of the things that have happened; delivering a course in Manchester the morning after the tragic event of 22nd May, talking about Rhubarb as a metaphor for digital strategy in Southampton and about Digital Leadership in an age of supercomplexity […] Read more