#45 – Dom Norrish, Group Tech Director, United Learning – on scepticism, value & procurement
What’s in this episode?
This week’s podcast is with Dominic Norrish, the Group Technology Director of United Learning Multi Academy Trust of 60 Schools in the UK. We hear from Dominic on
- the importance of driving value for money in procurement
- the importance of scepticism when it comes to edtech
- the importance of change management when it comes to implementing new projects
- the top 3 problems in existing education
- and Dom’s message to edtech startups
Is this a tale of Bah Humbug or a message of hope?
Plus hear developments on the horizon from the department of business, energy and industrial strategy in collaboration with department for education in the UK.
It’s very important to be highly sceptical about educational technology’s ability to do anything really
Can this help do something we are already doing slightly better?
Jon Coles (Group CEO) – He took a risk appointing me
School business managers are very very influential stakeholders in every school
Education technology: to do it well requires extraordinary teaching
Even Prensky would say that whole phrase has been hijacked (on digital natives)
I don’t know why people would enter the Edtech market if they weren’t ready for an uphill struggle
What I would say is: make sure your product does solve a genuine educational problem
Please, no more websites on simple maths problems
For everything that supports English, there are ten things that support Maths
The Uk Edtech scene is definitely focused on export and quite rightly
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