I really enjoyed reading this post from Kelly Page (+Kelly Page – Google+ @drkellypage – twitter) . When the message is so strong and the actions that need to be undertaken so clear, the analysis and recommendations need to be clearly stated. Kelly manages this, so well. I wish I’d written it, because there’s not a word in this post that I would disagree with.
Yes, it’s hard to see how it can be achieved sometimes because there’s a load of cultural change that needs to occur in parallel, work practices need to change too, against a background of scarcity of time and resources to embrace change and often little support too for the innovator. However, universities should not believe themselves to be detached from the revolutions in communication technologies and popular engagement that are sweeping the world. It is surely better to lead than be led.
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I agree this is a great post! I must go back and edit this one I wrote a few nights ago to add a link to Kelly’s.
I’ve booked myself for Vitae next week… so might not make the meeting.
You may not be missing anything therefore Anne Marie, as I’m just about to cancel for the 29th February and re-schedule for Friday 9th. I’ve got a horrible feeling that’s not a good day for you either, but perhaps that was just last year …. ?