[DEBATE] “This house believes that digital saves money, solves problems and delivers efficiencies”

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It was a merry band that gathered in Manchester last week for the final Digital Leaders North West meeting of 2015. The excitement was palpable, as we took our seats ready for the hottest debate of the year! Liz Copeland of Knowledge Hub guides us through what happened.

Our motion: This house believes that digital saves money, solves problems and delivers efficiencies.

Speaking for the motion was Roger Longden of There Be Giants, ably assisted in rebuttal by Richard Wood of Grain.

Speaking against the motion was MMU’s Laurie Cooper, ably assisted by Kevin Harrington of Results Through Digital.

We were reminded at the beginning of the debate that views represented by both teams were not necessarily their own particular opinions, but the aim of the debate was to produce a thought-provoking discussion and convince the audience to vote for one argument or the other at the end.

Read the full blog post/debate, and yes the comment about Africa was me talking about my Tearfund trip.

Academic Digital

Slideshare: Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris introduced me to Slideshare via Linked In, and I have found it an extremely helpful tool in linking me to a number of presentations that others have put up, providing great material which when pulled from a variety of sources, can provide great material for lectures – and more specifically – for putting forward the pedagogical rationale for Blended Learning/the use of technology in learning (I’m a big fan of making the technology as invisible as possible, and looking for ways to remove the barriers, but sometimes there’s a learning curve, and we have to decide if the outcomes are worth it).

For businesses, investing (time, often, rather than visible finance) is key, and leads to positive outcomes. Here is one of Lisa’s many enlightening presentations:

I look forward to meeting Lisa face-to-face again soon, before too long! We met at Winchester Web Scene.