Switching Research Fields?

I thought this was a great quote on change: “if you always follow the beaten track you may well find that all the grass has already been eaten”, in an article in Times Higher Education, with Nancy Rothwell. As someone who officially originated from "history", but has also engaged with Education Studies, Media Studies, American Studies, Journalism, and all things digital, as well as a stint at Manchester with regards to interdisciplinary research, definitely of interest.

Catching Up 'Levers of Change' with @jamesclay #JISCEL12

Levers of Change - seeing similarities with steam engines ... Some levers make sense - move forward, it moves forward Some don't have obvious sense Some are out of our control - e.g. points can take us in different directions 3 Questions for this session: What causes change? What can we do to instigate change? What can we do to mitigate some of the issues caused by change? Unsurprisingly many e-learning people are early adopters:…

Making Management #altc2011

First up, Dr Bex Lewis, with 'Getting in on the Twitter Action? Using Twitter to build your professional network'. University of Plymouth (Janice Gibbs, Neil Witt) 'Learning Technologists' is a TEQF - hangover... But money has gone!! Learning Technologists: taken a long time to see past the technology/tied into 'pedagogic problem to solve' - here's your solution. Change in funding - leads to an opportunity to change the structure of the role. Hub & spoke…

SITE IS MOVING SERVERS

Dear all I am currently moving this site to a new host. The nameservers are resetting themselves, and hopefully it will change overnight, so I can refresh in the morning, but we'll have to see. Meantime, be aware that it may suddenly switch to an empty WordPress space... the new materials will be here soon... The site itself is having bits & pieces of an overhaul done, and I plan to sort out the categories,…