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Don’t call us a Dummies, stupid!

Don’t call us Dummies, Stupid!

Don’t call us Dummies, Stupid! Everyone needs to learn something new. Getting good information about a topic, in any depth and with a good degree of accuracy, takes time and we are all guilty of wanting to digest  as much as we can in as short a space of time as possible. For example, when my daughter went to University and wanted to learn more…

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Projects – Best Practice

Projects Best Practice

Projects – Best Practice  I cannot think of any other concept used more in life than the “Project” – perhaps love is and family… OK so there are several others but in business! Every organisation uses projects as a way to get things done.  Projects are an essential tool no matter if your a government department, global business or a small consultancy; a university or an individual student. …

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Your reading a what? A comic book? Don’t make me laugh!

Your reading what a comic book?

These words came from my father. Words such as” lazy”, “wastrel but worse of all the sideways nodding of the head with a disapproving look! whenever he caught me reading a comic as a boy. I love reading and would devour 5 or 6 books a week when 7 or 8 but reading had started with comics and picture albums (Roy Rogers was the first…

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Digital Literacy and Talent Management

Digital Literacy and Talent Management Skills development is a continual process and no where is it more so than in mastering Digital Literacy. Our business partner  Concinnity is a keen advocate and the Managing Partner, Mrs Yemisi Akinrinade, will be at the Nigerian Institute of Training & Development Conference, NITAD,  in Calabar next week  presenting a paper on Digital Literacy and Talent Management. If you cannot…

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Time for a game-changer in education?

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Is it time for  technology to make a step change in education ? The gap in the supply of teachers and resources to educate young people is beyond the means of most Sub Sahara Africa governments to fill using conventional approaches. In sub-Saharan Africa an estimated 30 million children are missing out on primary school (UNESCO figures). Some 22 million children are not in secondary…

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TVET innovation and eBooks

TVET and the eBook

Higher Education gets a lot of attention in most societies. It’s importance to the economy  takes centre stage in discussions about how to grow skills for an advanced and technologically driven society. Vocational training has had little attention or space in which to make its voice heard by comparison. Yet each  year sees a significant number of young people leave the schools system who have never been exposed…

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Nigeria sees launch of AADL and Online BookStor

Nigeria sees launch of AADL and Online BookStor

LibStor has had an exciting week with the launch of African Digital Library Service and the Online Retail BookStor at the NLA Conference in Nigeria. Dr Alim Mackie- Conteh and Mrs Yemisi  Akinrinadi were on hand with the excellent staff from Havilah to present the products and services available to the public, students, professionals and librarians. The event was very well attended with over 1000 librarians…

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Partnerships in Health Information

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Partnerships in Health Information A few weeks ago I had the pleasure to attend an evening at the House of Lords to support Partnerships in Health Information (PHI) www.phiinafrica.org. It was a great evening on the terrace overlooking Guys Hospital on the Thames with a large number of people all interested in and supporting PHI and their partners. The weather that evening may have helped the…

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Digital Strategies, Gardens and Transformation

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Digital Strategies, Gardens and Transformation “A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP” ― Leonard Nimoy I work with software and libraries, with databases and digital content. These are my garden. Over 30 years I have tended to my flowers and shrubs and what was once fresh and alive and exciting has given way to…

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