PJ Evans

ReCon, Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact

So here we are at ReCon, Research in the 21st Century: Data, Analytics and Impact at the University of Edinburgh’s Business School. I’ll be taking notes here throughout the day but these will be partial and picking up main points of interest to me. The conference is opening with Jo Young from the Scientific Editing […]

Open innovators

There’s an interesting series of blogs from Nesta and 100%Open on a joint project on supporting open innovation in charities which can be found here. The main common points emerging for charities to further develop, although these could be applicable for any organisation, are: Breaking down internal siloes Focusing innovation investment on core business concerns such as increasing […]

Badge that learning

An informative presentation from Doug Belshaw on Open Badges: Open badges : A new learning currency Tim Riches & Doug Belshaw Learning Technologies 29 Jan 2014 from DigitalME I find the approach of badging to be very interesting – another lighter form of credit accumulation – but will be interested to see how effective they’ll […]

Visualising open education

An interesting post on open education from Amber Thomas that explicitly acknowledges two key aspects: the tensions within [open is not necessarily “good” in the eyes of all] and the economics of [provision costs]. The concluding image emphasising the porous boundaries of both learning institutions and the learners’ concept of learning and how that opens […]

More monkeys with typewriters

I completed Jemima Gibbon‘s book Monkeys with Typewriters just before Christmas. As I mentioned in my comments on the first chapter here, I enjoyed the span of sources drawn on such as Arie de Geus and his book, The Living Company to de Moivre on distribution curves to Charles Darwin. As such, I found the […]

change management and social media

An interesting post from Leandro Herrero on change in organisations and the use of social media. He states: I was interviewed recently by Sean Dodson at The Guardian and we got talking about social media as a disruptive technology. I hadn’t given the subject much thought at the time, but I have done since. I […]

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