Like most ex-polytechnic universities, there's been a drive to get staff to acquire PhDs and professional accreditation to add to their practical experience. (Not me: I have no practical experience). It's pretty much complete now. We're all experts on paper as well as in reality.
Except for one group: the consultants employed by senior management to tell us what to do. In particular, the review of our VLE and its possible replacement by Moodle. We've called in a consultant with zero pedagogical publications (why the rest of us bother with the REF is beyond me) or experience in the field. As far as I can see, he's been a dean of sport and a biology lecturer. Fine jobs both, but not exactly great training for an e-learning expert.
For an expert in distance and e-learning, his website leaves rather a lot to be desired. It's based in Cyprus, by the way. His London office turns out to be a 'serviced office', i.e. little more than a postbox for people trying to look professional. And the phone number is a mobile.
So we're calling in someone without experience or credentials to tell people with experience and credentials (and office phones!) what we should be doing.
I'm expecting great things.
Npower’s excuses don’t stand up
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