Category Archives: Employability

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

Engaging learners in active dialogue around their digital expectations and experiences

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

From the work we have carried out over the past 3 years with Helen Beetham, Dave White, Rhona Sharpe, Liz Browne and Ellen Lessner, under the Digital Student project and the Change agents’ network, the development of the student digital experience is complex and should be informed by learners’ expectations and experiences of technology. Learners … Read more

Summer of Student Innovation 2015 Engagement in FE and Skills

Originally posted on Jisc Innovation in Further Education and Skills.

Working with students on the Summer of Student Innovation is one of the best parts of my role at Jisc. It is great to hear the ideas that learners have to improve learning and make their life better in education. This year we made a few changes to the competition. First to engaged more learners … Read more

How can technology best support the development of employability skills?

A little while ago I had the pleasure of being part of a panel as part of a course for senior institutional managers looking at entrepreneurship, exploring the topic of ‘how can technology support employability’. This was an interesting question, as we have over the years explored this issue through a number of projects, but … Read more