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Welcome to our first edition of Prime Times for 2016.
We've had an exciting and productive couple of months at DeakinPrime and are looking forward to a terrific year ahead.
In late January we farewelled Head of Commercial Liz Vinning, who retired after 27 years of dedicated service to DeakinPrime. We will all miss Liz a great deal, and we wish her a happy and healthy retirement.
In an insightful article DeakinPrime's Manager of Digitial Learning Solutions, Arun Pradan, nominates his top five reasons why 70:20:10 solutions can fail and what we can do about it. Examining the role of managers and organisations and their attitudes toward blended learning, Arun thoughtfully unpacks the current status of the 70:20:10 model and suggests how it can be better embraced to empower learners and managers.
In February, David Hunter––along with Wendy Palmer and Arun Pradhan––presented the final in DeakinPrime's 70:20:10 breakfast series. During the breakfast they looked at the '70' in the 70:20:10 model of learning and development, and discussed why it can be regarded as 'the secret weapon' of learning. They explored powerful techniques that can deepen workplace learning and create lasting behavioural change, and they discussed a simple, yet powerful 'design thinking approach', in order to identify meaningful and sustained solutions.
Also in February, I was thrilled to be at the investiture ceremony of Deakin University's new Chancellor, Mr John Stanhope. The Waterfront campus in Geelong was ablaze with colour as an academic procession with full academic regalia graced the streets around the campus. The new Chancellor has many years’ experience in governance, finance, accounting and business strategy, as well as a strong relationship with the University. At the investure he signalled an increased focus on the importance of University and industry engagement. We look forward to advancing this agenda under his leadership.
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