My colleague Will Woods left the OU today. We worked together for over 20 years, Will was part of the team that I worked with to develop the OUs first elearning course in 1999. We both then moved from Technology to IET. He’s off to be CEO at the open college of Arts.
Left ALT-C to head home and get Bruno out of kennels again.
Had a busy day at the conference – my team are working with OpenStax on a project to promote open textbooks in the U.K. They had a stand to sell the, erm, free books.
I’m in Liverpool for a couple of days for the ALT-C conference. This poster was up outside the Liverpool students guild protesting participation in the national students survey. Good to see students being political
Had to go to Camden today for a project bid we’re putting together.
My daughter looked through the drawers in my office and said “what’s this?” It was a parcel that had been sent to me in 2015 with these gifts in it. Someone had signed for it in my absence & put it in my drawer. But I never look in my drawers and so it has sat there undiscovered. The sender must have thought I was very rude not to thank them for it.
There is a metaphor here about the benefits of bringing in novel thinking to the work place
View from the balcony in Milton Keynes tonight
Had an ALT trustees meeting today which was held in the Royal Veterinary College. The cafe has skeletons of all sorts of animals.
I gave a talk here this morning & then a workshop this afternoon. Then flight back to Heathrow via Stockholm & drive back to Cardiff. Long day but productive
I got my award of Principal Fellow of HEA today – it’s a laborious process to be honest. But worthwhile in the end as it seems to be something increasingly recognised. It was also quite an interesting process reflecting on your career