Mike Cope spent ten years as CIO at University College London (UCL) before joining Tribal as CTO in 2019. Having seen first-hand the pushback on cloud adoption rates in the education sector for the last decade, Mike discusses why he believes there has been a shift in mindset over the last 12 months.
With the latest tier restrictions recently announced, it has become evident that life will continue to be restricted until Spring 2021. We cannot connect with others like we used to, and it is becoming increasingly clear that people are yearning to feel close and connected to their loved-ones.
Thanks to technology (not forgetting the rule of six and public parks), we can still stay connected with friends and family. Here are some ideas to explore throughout December:
What does the college of the future really need to look like in order to meet the challenges faced by society over the next few decades? That’s the weighty question at the heart of the final report from the Independent Commission on the College of the Future.
I feel quite sure the main issue at the forefront of the minds of all primary educators, after the difficult, enforced absence from the classroom for the majority of our pupils, is how we can now maximise and improve children’s performance across all aspects of English and mathematics.
Migrating services to the cloud in higher education is happening at a faster rate than ever before. According to Tribal’s CTO, Mike Cope, this is primarily because the sector’s appetite for risk has changed as education institutions seek solutions that provide the most up to date capability, for the maximum number of use cases, whilst also providing enough flexibility to adapt to increasingly frequent business changes.
In times of great change, we are holding our free of charge, online conferences (W/C 12th October 2020) to discuss the significant issues that will help colleges and training providers become more resilient and continue to deliver quality education.
There’s little doubt that the world of skills training and work has altered dramatically over the past few months. Many training providers have managed to adapt their practices and deliver apprenticeship frameworks online to great success. And as restrictions start to ease, and educators and employers alike turn their thoughts to the future, there will be a necessary re-alignment in working practice. So how do you get your Apprenticeship delivery back on track this autumn?
The events of 2020 have rapidly shaped the way the world lives, works, and learns and getting staff and students back on campus safely is the goal for universities everywhere. Never before have any of us faced such a challenge - knowing what to do if there is a positive case and dealing with it promptly and professionally.