Dr Who on the Box

Like the Tardis, the small television box is far larger on the inside; it's our passport to a kind of tourism, our window on wonders. Our control over the time flow of TV has increased tremendously since Doctor Who's first broadcast in November 1963, when we were helplessly subject to the linear direction of scheduled programmes. Back then, if you missed an episode there was rarely a second chance to see it; and indeed, a whole…

Salford University and MediaCity

As someone who lived in Manchester for a couple of years, and visited that area of Salford a few times (often for the shopping outlet!), interesting story:  While it is Salford's media students who will be the obvious beneficiaries of this location, "it isn't just a media building", Hall says. "We want everyone to engage in there." The university is "contributing to the regeneration of the city through this", he argues. Regarding the proximity of…

Dr Bex Lewis, Blended Learning Fellow, University of Winchester

This is a draft for a (closed) grant application, for a combination of Digital Literacies & Organisational Development! Dr Bex Lewis has responsibility for embedding digital literacies among academic colleagues at the University of Winchester. She has recently co-led the JISC funded BODGIT project with the ODHE which sought to explore the interface between digital literacy and organizational development. At Winchester, Bex leads the PGCLTHE module on Blended Learning, and has undertaken online skills-focused [1]…

Theory of Change

"The 1st thing to remember is that the only person who loves change is a baby with a wet nappy." #change What is a theory of change? https://drbexl.co.uk/2010/04/22/pgclthe-coaching-assignment/ http://www.changejourney.org/ p41-42 of Organization Development: A Practitioner's Guide for OD and HR gives 5 possible theories, and how it might affect your Organisational Development strategies (this is an OD bid!): Action research theory Lewin's change theories Systems theory Complexity theories Appreciative enquiry   Meantime, on Twitter:

Kulula Airlines (made me ROFL!)

Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn't take itself too seriously. Check out their new livery! And read about their Customer Relations. See close ups of the full fleet here. Customer Service? Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg. Kulula airline attendants make an effort to make the in-flight "safety lecture" and announcements a bit more entertaining. Here are some real examples that have been heard or reported: On a Kulula…
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