#163 – Steve Wheeler, Author, Digital Learning in Organisations
Welcome to our second episode of the The Voctech Podcast: learning continued series, a new show from the makers of The Edtech Podcast, supported by Ufi Charitable Trust and Ufi Ventures. You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.
What’s in this episode?
This week I speak to Steve Wheeler, a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education. We chat about the importance of human capital, empowering employees through knowledge, unlearning and relearning and more! Enjoy!
Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 2000+ times a week, from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community. If she’s not interviewing a University Lecturer, School Leader, Ex-Angry Bird, NGO, or Investor about education innovation, she’s chasing her son around the park or binge-reading Homo Deus. Twitter: @podcastedtech
Steve Wheeler is a Learning Innovations Consultant and former Associate Professor of Learning Technologies at the Plymouth Institute of Education where he chaired the Learning Futures group and led the Computing and Science education teams. He continues to research into technology supported learning and distance education, with particular emphasis on the pedagogy underlying the use of social media and Web 2.0 technologies, and also has research interests in mobile learning and cybercultures. He has given keynotes to audiences in more than 35 countries and is author of over 150 scholarly articles, with more than 7300 academic citations. An active and prolific edublogger, his blog Learning with ‘e’s is a regular online commentary on the social and cultural impact of disruptive technologies, and the application of digital media in education, learning and development. In the last few years it has attracted 8.5 million unique visitors. Twitter: @SteveWheeler
Quotes from this episode
References from this week’s episode
- Steve Wheeler Twitter
- Plymouth Institute of Education
- Learning Technologies Summer Forum
- Steve Wheeler’s Book – Digital Learning in Organizations: Help your Workforce Capitalize on Technology
- Tara Westover
- The Guardian article on Amazon investing $700m on re-skilling learners
- Jane Bozarth
- Jane Bozarth – Self Directed Learning at Learning Technologies Summer Forum
- Sir Ken Robinson
- Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talk: Do schools kill creativity?
- Professor Stephen Heppell
- John Holt: The Foundations of Unschooling
- Paolo Freire
- The VAK Learning System
- Neil Fleming – Introduction to VARK
- Kathryn Ecclestone
- Royal Mail and Sponge VR relationship
- David Graeber: Bullshit Jobs Story at The Guardian
- Joe Rogan’s podcast: Mention of David Graeber
- Catch-22 Book: Joseph Heller
- Second Life
- Steve Wheeler’s Book: Learning with e’s
- Steve Wheeler’s Blog
- Steve Wheeler Second Life Publication
- Steve Wheeler Second Chance OU50 Story
- Plymouth Marjon University
- Plymouth Argyle F.C.
- Open University
- Email Address: Steve@steve-wheeler.net
- Professional Site: Steve-wheeler.net
- Blog Site: Steve-wheeler.co.uk
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Thank you to Ufi Charitable Trust & Ufi Ventures
Ufi Charitable Trust Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK’s workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system. https://www.ufi.co.uk/ Contact; email@example.com, Head of Communications, Ufi Charitable Trust
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