Covid-19 Response Consultancy

[Update Feb 2021: I am no longer actively looking for new clients in this area, but do get in touch if you think I can help.]

I am very well placed to offer expert, strategic advice and consultancy to universities and other organisations dealing with the huge impact of Covid-19.

I have a track record of 20 years as an internationally-recognised expert in online learning at the Open University, and have experience of working strategically across the whole organisation. I combine a broad grasp of executive-level challenges and communication skills with deep expertise in data science, statistics, and technology.

Here are some ways I may be able to help:

  • Expert advice for your Covid-19 emergency committee
  • Monitoring official guidance and expert views on the disease and its progression
  • Strategic learning and teaching response (especially online learning and assessment)
  • Training needs analysis and response
  • Emergency learning and development plan
  • Educational technology market analysis
  • Updated Learning and Teaching Plan
  • Learner preparedness and learner support for online learning
  • Learning analytics
  • Planning for beyond the immediate crisis
  • Benchmarking against other organisations
  • Planning and leadership for more sustained online learning from the Autumn

Normally, I would expect to spend significant time face-to-face with colleagues to engage at this level, but that is obviously inappropriate now. Luckily, I am able to draw on more than 25 years experience of working effectively online.

For an indication of my approach, see some of my recent writing:

For an exploratory discussion of how I could help, do get in touch.