Over the next couple of months we will be developing our Learning and Technology Strategy. I am going to use my blog as a way of thinking out loud and seeking comments/contributions from beyond LTS.
So what will the strategy look like? I want to start with three questions:
- Where are we now? [Evaluate the Evidence] Will also need to ask how we got here and what lessons we need to carry forward. I think it was Hegel who said something along the lines of history repeats itself first time as tragedy and second time as farce. We need to make sure that we learn from our experiences and that means an open and honest evaluation that will include blunders as well as successes. We also need to be careful that we do not rest on the small number of laurels that we have gathered. The world is changing rapidly and we have no room for complacency.
- Where do we want to go? [Develop the Vision] Also need to ask why, what are the values and principles that we will use to guide us.
- What do we need to do (and stop doing) to take us from where we are now to where we want to go? [Agree the Strategy] Also need to think about the practicalities of turning this strategy into a fully resourced programme.