We talk a lot about understanding customers’ needs and students’ needs. But how much do we really want to know? Whether it comes out of a positive or negative situation, a need indicates an opportunity. If I’m having a bad time with a product or a service, I need it to be better. And if … More Why we should care about needs
I’ve just finished watching the excellent documentary Sound City by Foo Fighter and Nirvana legend Dave Grohl. If you get a chance to watch it, do so – it’s inspiring. The documentary tells the story of the legendary Sound City studio in Los Angeles, which gave birth to some of the greatest rock albums of … More What Higher Ed can learn from Dave Grohl and Sound City
Jeremy Paxman’s recent Newsnight interview of Russell Brand provided a platform for the comedian to wax lyrical about the woes of the current political system. The second half of the interview highlighted Brand’s ability to be a convincing public speaker. After all, it takes an agile mind and flawless delivery to render Paxman … More We hear you Russell, but what’s the alternative?
This is a winner – an inspirational talk on the challenges facing education combined with awesome animation from RSAnimate. Well worth 10 minutes of your time:
‘Should we fail to radically change our approach to education, the same cohort we’re attempting to “protect” could find that their entire future is scuttled by our timidity.’David Puttnam, MIT, 2012 A detailed and insightful look into the uncertain future of Higher Education – download the full report here: http://www.ippr.org/publication/55/10432/an-avalanche-is-coming-higher-education-and-the-revolution-ahead
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Following a discussion examining the point at which institutions are prepared to embrace the use of technology to transform teaching, this response by Glenis Joyce provided a useful summary of the challenges that institutions face. Glenis also provided a link to the article Awake at the Wheel: Moving Beyond Change Management to Conscious Change Leadership.