In my latest article for Interface Magazine I make the case for e-learning sustainability, principally around the notion of IP. The true cost of the IP locked in a skilled teachers head has huge financial implications for schools. I believe the impact on a school from the loss of IP, especially e-learning IP, is not fully appreciated or even understood by many schools. It is not only the financial impact it is also the momentum loss that also severely hinders and even kills e-learning initiatives. Creating a climate of sustainability, actively creating strategies to add to a growing database of skills and knowledge are key for maximising the financial return on the massive investment that schools are making in e-learning. Actively protecting IP in an organisation also creates a resource for new inductees to the school and helps to inculcate an e-learning philosophy within the school that is robust enough to withstand any member of staff, including the SMT leaving.
If maintaining your IP and e-learning momentum is important to you, I am happy to advise you on how you can go about this. Please contact me.