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Check it out! Its the Social Media Revolution!!!

Social Media Revolution Video. Get the facts! Read More »

Introducing a Social Media Platform for Collaborative Working Across the UK Local Government

Looking at the possibilities of using social media for e-learning and collaborative working across UK local government. Read More »

LGEO Research is Getting Busy in Edinburgh for Socitm’s Annual Conference 11-13th October 2009

So another week, there's another event for LGEO Research to sink its teeth into! This time its the Socitm's 2009 Conference: Re-inventing local public services – radical thinking, practical solutions. LGEO Research has once again been commissioned to cover an event but the difference here is I am going to be speaking at the event in one of the parallel sessions to Head of IT's in various local councils across the UK along with Simon Hume (Stratford-on-Avon District Council) and Martin Greenwood (Socitm Insight Programme Manager) on the subject of "Social media: are ICT managers blocking modern ways of working - and is it a problem?" Read More »

Blogging Tips: My Methods for Blogging (In Plain English)

I often get asked what is it that motivates me to write and how do I get inspired. Well to tell you the truth, I don't have a specific method when I'm writing a blog... well at least not one that I would say I stick to. There are different types of blog posts and there are different reasons for every post. So the method varies and might change from one to another. But here might be a few methods that I do use. Feel free to pick and mix! Read More »

Recasting the Net: What is the Impact on Power after the “Digital Dream”?

It was an honour to be invited to attend "Recasting the Net": A prestigious new series of live and online debates, curated by LSE think-tank POLIS and Channel 4’s 4iP team, designed to explore and discuss the next phase of the web in Birmingham Birmingham on 17th September to discuss the impact of online tools on how we are holding power to account. Read More »

CELEB Event Coverage on board the HMS President, London

As all of you might already know, I was a CELEB for a day last week on board the HMS President. If you’re still a bit clueless, you can check out the details here in my earlier post last week. In true CELEB style, me and the @LearningPool team were dressed up to impress! Me and Wendy even went the ... Read More »

Attention London Boroughs!: I’m becoming a CELEB for a day onboard the HMS President!

So tomorrow I'm going to be a CELEB for a day! No its not what you're thinking, LOL. I've been invited to join Learning Pool on the HMS President in London to be apart of the Capital E-Learning Exchange Body (CELEB) for London local authorities. Now I know that alot of my readers and twitterati's are in fact from London authorities, so this might be an interesting one to keep up with on twitter tomorrow. The hashtag will be #lpceleb. Read More »

LGEO Research launches the official Local Gov Events and Hashtags Wiki

Well, helloo all! You know I'm always thinking about you guys and how I can help make information more accessible to all. So I've come up with a wiki that will help all of us keep track of events and hashtags that we all can build upon together. You can find the links at LGEO Research Wiki Page at this address http://lgeoresearch.pbworks.com/ Read More »

Special Feature: Liz meets Christine Shakespeare, Winner of Learning Pool’s overall Customer of the Year Award 2009

So how did things start off for Basildon District Council... Started off with attending lots of training, had lots of ideas and did lots of research in the first 10 months. Then in October, Basildon started planning their management development project and decided to integrate e-learning into their face-to-face training and that when it all took off. Read More »

PDF09: Liz meets Mark Belinsky and talks about how to make “Digital Democracy” happen!

Digital Democracy has been working for two years with the Burmese community in Thailand,Bangladesh, India, and China as well as with resettled Burmese populations in Indiana, Washington, DC and New York. D2 staff have published and presented research on Burma with an emphasis on technology use by displaced Burmese groups. In addition to Burma?s borders, we have conducted research in Cuba, Armenia, Mali, Zimbabwe,South Africa, and Israel. Read More »