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Creative Care & Support: Pitlochry Growing care and support in Pitlochry – funding update
The Creative Care & Support project has funded six wonderful projects in Pitlochry from its funding pot of £10,000. We will follow the development of the businesses and projects on this blog. Here is an overview of the projects that have received...
28 Oct 2014
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Learning: the social dimension
I’ll be running a workshop on the social dimensions of learning at Learning Essentials, the  Elearning Alliance conference on Friday 31 October at West Lothian College, Livingston. In a recent blog post Jane Hart notes that social learning is how...
28 Oct 2014
Discovering Desistance Finding desistance based practices in Canada?
Helen Collins is currently travelling in Canada and the US on a Winston Churchill Fellowship. Her fellowship is following-up some research done with the Durham Tees Valley Probation Trust into desistance based approaches in community settings. She is...
25 Sep 2014
Innovate Guest Blog – Service Design Student Involvement in the Design Process
As part of our Hospital to Home Project I involved three Service Design Students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) in the co-design workshop process I ran in Tayside. This was an extremely useful learning experience for myself...
04 Sep 2014
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Personal learning networks: feedback from the IRISS Challenge
Debbie Lucas is a staff development officer in a local authority social work department. She took part in the IRISS Personal Learning Network Challenge to learn more about using social media both in her own role and to support colleagues. These are her...
02 Sep 2014
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Introducing Kristina and her personal learning network
In a recent blog post marking the 25th anniversary of the Web, Jane Hart, founder of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies, observed that our social networks built on things like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ have become part of...
11 Aug 2014
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Let’s educate rather than regulate
In the LinkedIn Digital Leaders group I posted the story about a local authority banning its staff from participating in work related discussions on a Yammer network (see previous post).  The discussion covered a range of viewpoints, but there was...
06 Aug 2014
Discovering Desistance New book on desistance and probation supervision out
Hi, Oxford Univ Press have just published a book which updates the effects of probation supervision on the lives of the men and women in the Tracking Project. To recap, in the first book (Farrall, 2002), few thought that probation had helped them desist...
24 Jul 2014
Just do it! Social media in the workplace Yammer? Not here you don’t.
…  everybody who wishes to access the internet should be able to and … it is the role of government to ensure that everybody in our society has the opportunity to develop digital skills. A world class Digital Scotland will be … Continue reading...
11 Jul 2014
Social Services Knowledge Scotland Knowledge into Action – two-day masterclass
Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) provides learning and information sources to assist social care workers to use knowledge and evidence in their practice. At NHS Education for Scotland (NES) where the SSKS website has been developed, we are...
03 Jul 2014