Digital & Data Innovation Articles

Let’s Party with the “L Pool” Posse!

Ok, so for once I’m not working but instead I’ll be partying the day and night away! If you wanna see me (hehe) or have fun with the @learningpool posse … Be sure to book your places now, if you haven’t already that is! I think I’ll bring a day dress then a change of clothes later in the night to “Rock the Boat!” LOL

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Social media: The misunderstood teenager?

Summary of my upcoming social media presentation. Any thoughts?

I’m going to be presenting this sometime in the near future. Thought I’d share my overview of the presentation with all my readers to get an insight into what you think. Any comments welcomed!

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Learning Pool CELEB Event: Liz meets Ian Laughton and talks about flexible working in local government

Ian Laughton has been the Director of Nomad since its inception in 2003. As Chair of the Nomad Forum his role has been the overall delivery of the 4 million pound original project across its range of partner local authorities and the delivery of a sustainable Nomad Forum, events and activity. Previously, Ian was Head of e-Government at Cambridgeshire County Council with responsibility for the delivery of e-government, modernisation and efficiency targets. He was also previously responsible for the ICT and Information Systems of the Social Services Directorate at Cambridgeshire CC. Before joining local government Ian worked in the private ICT sector and a number of charitable organisations delivering media and technology programmes.

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Learning Pool CELEB Event: Liz meets Leon Yohai and talks about change management in local government

Leon Yohai has worked in local government for over 24 years in areas including regeneration, homelessness, tenancy services and policy. He is currently at the very heart of an ambitious modernisation and regeneration programme worth £800 million. It has 10 key strands which, taken as a whole, will modernise and regenerate both service delivery and the infrastructure of the borough.

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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.

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Local Gov 2.0 Strategies: Tackling current issues like the swine flu through collaborative learning

There has been enough stress surrounding the swine flu pandemic since its outbreak and the impact has caused major panic and distress to governments and citizens everywhere. Its certainly a critical time for governments to act swiftly and effectively without putting anymore lives in danger.

This is obviously a very alarming situation to deal with no matter how prepared you are and if wrong decisions are made, the repercussions and reaction from the public can be damaging. Therefore it is essential that governments react appropriately and effectively handle the issue with a high level of sensitivity.

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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

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Understanding Collaborative Learning with Hadley Beeman and Diving into the Learning Pool

Ever wondered what collaborative learning is? I’ve always had a few thoughts on what it could be and maybe took a logical guess or two but never quite understood why its so important to learning organizations and how they can be effective for learners. So I took it upon myself to ask the expert herself, Miss Hadley Beeman (@hadleybeeman on twitter).

After you’ve listened to my interview with Hadley, you might be interested to listen to my interviews with Learning Pool’s “Customer of the Year Award Winners in 2009” to get a more practical and better understanding of the effects of collaborative learning from a community or users point of view. I worked with LP earlier this year and was thoroughly impressed with how highly LP’s customers spoke about LP.

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Why do ‘You’ and ‘I’ Love Twitter?

Are you a twitter addict? Have you wondered why you get so wrapped up in twittering? Day and night then night and day? LOL Its like you couldn’t see your life without it. I mean, do you remember when twitter when down not too long ago, although I don’t twitter everyday, I did panic for a bit hoping it doesn’t last for long as I felt I really needed to tweet! LOL And the funniest thing about it for me is.. I think I could not function my professional life without it. Even my research depends alot on the communication I ‘give and receive’ on twitter. Here is a couple of thoughts on why ‘YOU’ and ‘I’ might love twitter..

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LGEO Research joins the Knowledge Hub Advisory Group (IDeA)

Its been a long journey for LGEO Research and myself over the past 9 months. If I was pregnant, I’d have a baby right now! Well, let’s consider LGEO Research to be my baby and my baby has gone through a wonderful 9 months growing and learning from the inside and finally now my baby is being released to the world to deliver all the knowledge that has been consumed.

What’s even greater is, LGEO Research will continue to grow and learn just as it has before, but hopefully the process will be faster and able to reach even more people than before. These next few months ahead, LGEO Research has plans already put in place to be ‘Here, There and Everywhere! So be sure to keep a close eye on the blog. It will a busy few months of accelerated growth.

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