[GUEST BLOG] Stimulating the Next Generation of Digital Creatives with #DigiLeaders

Since I've moved to Manchester, I've been fortunate to attend a number of #DigiLeaders events, and volunteered to provide the write-up for the most recent one, held at the BBC in MediaCity. The blog starts: Around 20 creatives, academics, recruiters and business leaders met on 28th July at the BBC, MediaCity in Salford, in response to a statement produced by Digital Leaders Chair Rachel Neaman, that young “digital natives” are not as savvy as we…

History and Educational Technology (@oliverquinlan)

As someone who works in educational technology, and with a first degree/PhD in history, very interesting blog post: People I meet in education are often surprised to learn that my undergraduate degree was not in technology, or anything related to ICT. In fact, I spent three years at Sheffield University studying History, particularly early modern social history. Having moved into a career based on education and technology, it would be easy for me to dismiss…

“Not by skills alone” @timeshighered

In their haste to prepare students for a career, universities have lost sight of the true meaning of education, argues Steven Schwartz "I don't think it would have all got me quite so down if just once in a while - just once in a while - there was at least some polite little perfunctory implication that knowledge should lead to wisdom, and that if it doesn't, it's just a disgusting waste of time! But…

Google leads search for humanities PhD graduates

Will Silicon Valley be calling in the long run? My humanities PhD is leading me in all kinds of interesting directions! Those worried about the value of studying the arts and humanities, particularly at the postgraduate level, take heart: Google wants you.In a boldly titled talk at a conference at Stanford University last week, Damon Horowitz, director of engineering - and in-house philosopher - at Google, discussed the question of "Why you should quit your…