Articles from Stefan Drew

"Not invented here" costs FE dearly

Einstein said, "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe. FE is very good at many things. But I think Einstein understood us better than we sometimes understand ourselves.

Congratulating Vertically Challenged Colleges, Insolvency, Competition & MicroCredentials

#EdTech is slowly replacing more traditional teaching methods and we are beginning to see #biometrics and #AI being used for admin purposes as well as in the classrooms of the world. 

Competitive marketing in FE

In every sector there is a time when it is necessary to reconsider the way we have operated in the past. The FE Commissioner, David Collins, recently wrote to providers and raised the issue of competitive marketing and I believe that letter ought to prompt us to reconsider how we market FE.

Are you optimising recruitment?

In recent months I've noticed many providers that were struggling to recruit high quality applicants. Each had specific problems but there were also some problems common to the majority of them. Some even broke the law. I suspect these problems are common with more providers than this handful.

College Insolvency, Public Assets & the #CollegeOfTheFuture

Who owns your college?

Do Colleges Understand The #FutureofEducation?

#Education and #skills are about behavioural change For example, when we teach a child to ride a bike their behaviour changes from falling off the bike to riding competently. 

Are Expert Leaders Damaging FE?

We Need to Totally #RethinkFE

How to increase provider revenue

Increasing FE revenue is a hot topic. I'm told it isn't easy.

Should you outsource your marketing?

Budgets are tight and we need to look at ways to reduce costs. One way is to outsource or use shared services and I'm often asked if marketing should, or could be outsourced.

FE - the Uber way

Here is a lesson for FE. Look around you. The world is changing. Driverless cars, drones and Uber are using technology and changing the world we know. But I hear you say, "Surely not in education, we don't need to change. We've always done it this way and change is neither wanted or needed here".


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