Friday, October 22, 2010
Some recognition from Otago Polytechnic
I left Otago on not-so-happy terms in 2009, with a sense of a lot still not done or even appreciated. So it came as a pretty nice surprise when a few colleagues at Otago messaged me during Phil Ker's talk at the Open Education Foundation's web conference for Open Access Week, to tell me that he was heaping a fair bit of recognition my way.
Phil's remarks about me come in at about 13 minutes, but it is well worth listening to the whole recording if you'd like to hear the frank and open reflections of a principled Chief Executive talking about initiatives, mistakes and strategies for Otago's attempts to embed open educational practices.
It sounds as if they still have a very long way to go, but its encouraging to hear initiatives being talked about at the senior executive level at least.
Thanks Phil, good luck Otago Poly