You don’t have to look far nowadays to read about the term “collaboration”. It’s a common topic, and for good reason. Since the rise of the millennials, collaboration is top of many business agendas. People see the value in facilitating collaboration in the workplace. Increased creativity, continuous idea-sharing, projects being progressed quickly, better decisions being made – there’s not many reasons against it.
We'll start with a recent stat. Did you know that 67% of CIOs and IT Professionals believe that mobility will impact their business as much or more than the internet did in the 1990s. In fact, there's a whole host of stats out there that show how important Enterprise Mobility is:
Consider this scenario: you need the main meeting room at 14:30 for 2 hours. No dice - it's booked. You could book it for 16:00 but the meeting before that might not get started on time, so you think about booking it for 16:30 but then decicde that's too late in the day to do any meaningful work, so you check tomorrow's planner. Meanwhile your competitor has no such productivity bottlenecks and steals a march on you.
It doesn't have to be this way. In conference rooms across the planet, there's a constant war being waged - a war over time, a war over cables and connections - a battle of bandwidth and of scheduling, sometimes the most intense fighting is over something as simple as space, chairs or plug sockets... How can we alleviate this? How can we bring peace to the conference rooms of the world?
Glasgow University in Scotland recently undertook a survey among their students to see the levels of technology use and in what way their students make the most of the tools at their disposal. The results are very interesting in that there appears to be certain trends that we wouldn't have expected to see, let's highlight some of those here. How many of these are you seeing evidence of?
Always interested in hearing how teachers make their lessons engaging and bring some collaboration in the classroom collaboration, DisplayNote spoke with Dianaimh Ward, teacher of secondary classroom music teacher and Key Stage 3&4, violin and cello in an
Academy school in Warrington (UAW).
Think academic presentations and you'll probably not think of storytelling techniques used in great cinema. Think again. We caught up with Dr Jane Lugea, Research Fellow at the
Stylistics Research Centre, University of Huddersfield and Assistant Editor at
Babel Magazine to hear how she uses empathy, captivating content and story arcs to transform her presentations into an emotional journey.
We love hearing how teachers and presenters engage with an audience and make their presentations engaging. As part of its on-going series to discover what makes presentations and lessons engaging for everyone involved, DisplayNote chats with Lesley-Anne Couper, Biology and Science teacher at
Inverclyde Academy in Scotland to discuss classroom collaboration, active learning and self paced learning.