Breaking ground for global online learners

Where have I been for 9 months?

New baby? Commercially, yes. For the last few months since leaving WMG I’ve been leading an aboslutley brilliant and dedicated team to deliver a whole new breed of online learning.

2 weeks ago, as Senior Instructional Designer and manager of the Exeter University & Keypath UK partnership, my awesome team delivered a ground-breaking new online Masters programme to a very large cohort of global students.

I can’t really write too much about the programme for commercial reasons, however, it’s big on, “Community of Inquiry” and has broken new ground in taking Exeter University’s marvellous content to a variety of online global learners.

Also, Moodle doesn’t know what hit it!

This didn’t happen without some amazing, and did I say dedicated team members and very very supportive leadership at Keypath.

Go check out the marketing page here, https://online.exeter.ac.uk/

Being kick-ass in a Senior role can’t all be excitement…

Sure you’re leading the team to “break the mould in online post-graduate learning”, but sometimes, just keeping things efficient is what matters to them in crunch week!

I’ve been tasked with running the new team meeting on a weekly basis (for our remote global US and UK team), and I think my style may have switched things up slightly.

On our new Kudos channel I scored two shout-outs (like McDonalds gold stars) for keeping things efficient, I’m sure Elon Musk would approve 😀

Immersive Simulation or Haptic…

Had a really interesting chat today with

WMG is really enjoying getting stuck into trialling Immersive media, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality. But it’s coming with challenges that we’re all aware of

  • Cost
  • 3D models and worlds
  • Time for setting up equipment
  • Coders
  • Linking the learning to a LMS platform
  • Sea sickness

But the chap from Monash has a really intersting slant on Immersive. Since children, we’re been using our imignation to fill out our world with sticks, toy cars and dress-up boxes. Why not follow that journey and start developing Haptic simulations instead?

For clinical assessments, a manaquin with a camera and speaker in them. Maybe a chat bot responding to them in the real world. However… allow the learner’s imagination to fill in the blanks and sign up to their own story contract to take them into the world. It’s cheaper and involves so much less cost.