Learn cutting-edge digital pedagogy and practice: Apply now to become a Scholar Apprentice

LSi is offering an apprenticeship for learning leaders interested in using the Scholar Approach to build capacity, produce locally-situated knowledge, and foster deep learning outcomes. This internship will provide practical experience and help rapidly develop skills and competencies needed to design, facilitate, and manage Scholar-based digital courses.

  • The apprenticeship can be full-time or part-time, but the commitment has a three-month minimum.
  • You may be based anywhere – the Scholar team operates as a virtual global team.
  • We don’t care about your pedigree. We do care about your capabilities to deliver amazing results using the latest and smartest approaches to technology, pedagogy, and content.

The Scholar Partnership is the conjunction of the University of Illinois College of Education, the Geneva Learning Foundation, and Learning Strategies International.

Scholar courses currently in preparation by the Geneva Learning Foundation and its partners cover a range of topics, from the global mobilisation of ambulance and other pre-hospital emergency care workers in the face of growing violence against health care workers… to the first course on collective impact for computer science education.

Preference will be given to applicants who have completed the Geneva Learning Foundation’s #DigitalScholar course.

The first apprentices will start in January 2017, but applications are welcome on an ongoing basis.

Apply via this link.

Our first digital course in partnership with the Geneva Learning Foundation and the University of Illinois College of Education

Geneva Learning Foundation

The Geneva Learning Foundation, in partnership with the University of Illinois College of Education and Learning Strategies International (LSi), is pleased to announce an open access course for learning professionals to support the development of scalable digital learning.

We are accepting applications until 3 July 2016. The course will run for four weeks from 4 until 29 July 2016. See the detailed announcement for details on the Foundation’s web site.

LSi’s approach to leadership development

Leadership development

At LSi, we recognise this is an era of radical and disruptive change in every facet of society. We wrestle with our tried and tested ways of working in the past so that they stay relevant in an increasingly complex present. Where we seek passion and purpose, work remains, more often than not, stress and drudgery. And that is consistent wherever people are on the pyramid. Technology has seeped into every realm of our work – and we struggle there, too, with the fear that it will overwhelm, dehumanise, or even replace us.

We observe that the power of hierarchy is diminishing. The structures in our organisations are being challenged to radically reshape. Yet we know that failure rates in change programmes are high. In a vast and growing network of alliances, partnerships and consortia, we find ourselves compelled into new and collaborative models and platforms, without necessarily having a blueprint for how to work to our best in them. This is both a challenge and an opportunity to transform our mental models and leadership practices.

We need a new generation of collaborative working and leadership models with the potential to reignite people’s purpose and passion for their work. How can we strengthen our individual and collective working skills and leverage the amazing benefits of technology? How can we unleash and co-create more human and inclusive working spaces, where trust can flourish, power can be more evenly distributed and innovative solutions emerge that will enhance our mission?

At LSi, we introduce creative processes and tools that help to tap into individuals’ own strengths and self awareness. This in turn empowers them to release their untapped potential and reconnect with their passion for both learning and their day-to-day work. We believe this holds the key to creating an engaged workforce.

Catherine Russ

Creative Digital Solutions and LSi join forces

Productive diversity

Geneva and London, 15 December 2015 – Creative Digital Solutions (CDS) and Learning Strategies International (LSi) have joined forces to develop learning experiences at global scale, strengthening LSi’s talent network of learning leaders that provides networked thinking and practical solutions to organisations seeking to do more, better, faster. We share the conviction that no single individual or organization can solve such problems alone – and that unlocking how we learn is a key component of any solution.

In our first collaborative effort, CDS made a key contribution to the learning design of a massive, open online learning system to train civil servants from Ministries of Health in 192 countries to scale up efforts against the world’s biggest killer diseases. The design and development of online learning activities involved creating a peer review essay, a rubric for peer evaluation, and a system for student self-progress reporting and tracking. The solution delivered is an adaptive course suitable for a range of audiences, including policy developers and decision makers who need to adopt and adapt global recommendations to support local, national and global health improvements.

Learning Strategies International (www.LSi.io) creates digital education solutions to reshape and transform the sharing of knowledge for humanitarian, development and global health workers. Creative Digital Solutions (creativedigitalsolutions.org/) consults on and supports the design, development and sharing of innovative and effective teaching and learning experiences.