OK, so here’s the thing:
Digital Innovation, eLearning, using Apps, creating and sharing online, presenting to the world, connecting to employment, fully being part of how things are – whatever we call it, and for what – there is a PASSION and COMPELLING PURPOSE behind helping teachers teach and learners learn using all the tools available.
Gathered round to form the Digital Innovation rOundtable we share transformative experiences of how tutors delight and inspire learners, and learners delight and inspire themselves and their tutors. Good news for college leaders, families, employers, communities, good for the skills economy and good for the courageous, unsung heroes who help nurture all this talent.
We’ve heard about this, first hand. In the five years of the rOundtable sessions in London, 120 Further, Higher and Adult and Professional education organisations have returned, again and again, to share –
“It is by far the most motivational and informative group I belong to.
Rod Kain, Newham Sixth Form College
So, what’s the beef?
We so often hear, however, of the struggle with the way our organisations work.
In the supportive, maybe confessional, rOundtable gathering, talented people pour out stories of frustration, blockage and overwhelm. The funding is squeezed, the kit doesn’t work like it promises, time is always too short.
And the really hard one. Other people, other colleagues, don’t get it. Worse, they block it. At least that is how it seems.
And having said it, they <sigh> and recognise the scale of the task, in face of all the competing priorities their colleagues face.
What are we going to do about it?
Have you heard the idea “When you know why you will overcome any how” ?
What we need is a new kind of programme to re-connect eLearning professionals to their PASSION and COMPELLING PURPOSE – that will inspire and inject all the power and energy to enable them to pursue their task with unstoppable enthusiasm and love.