Blogs

Is Personalisation finally threatening to fulfill its potential?

Tom Beresford
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 - 9:08am

Personalised learning is making a comeback. With new research and technology, it is starting to threaten to fulfill its long overdue potential, but should we keep the champagne on ice? It has an evolving framework and a growing taxonomy, but is increasingly interpreted differently across a variety of circles. Many educationalists see the potential of personalised learning to meet the demands of a student population that has grown more diverse, with a wide range of academic and language needs. However, there is contestation in what we actually mean by this general term.

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New Book: The Virtuous Circle

Paul Roberts
Thursday, 13 November 2014 - 11:39am

The Virtuous Circle is published Nov 2014.

Co-authored by Paul Roberts Innovation Unit Chair, this book argues that cultural and creative activities should form a vital part of the everyday lives of young people – that they are academically, physically, socially and emotionally enriching.

Encompassing archaeology, architecture and the built environment, archives, craft, dance, design, digital arts, drama and theatre, film and cinemas, galleries, heritage, libraries, literature, live performance, museums,...

Innovation levers - what we need to focus on in developing radically different health services

John Craig
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 3:41pm

Why can’t the NHS be more like a tech start-up? Why can’t it shift its strategy overnight and innovate over weeks not years. Actually, there are lots of reasons, not least its age, size and complexity. At the same time, and this is a frustration many have felt - why is innovation so tough in the NHS when it is so critical and when it can look so easy elsewhere?

Different stars of software neatly encapsulate three stories about how to change the world. There are open source revolutionaries like Linus Torvalds of Linux, for whom you change the world by changing the system. There is...