Monthly Archives: December 2012

Lucian J. Hudson: The Enabling State – Collaborating for Success (FCO, 2009)

As the Global Financial Crisis unfolded in 2008, and international coordination became an urgent and necessary response, I was asked by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office to research and write the first-ever international report on what makes … Continue reading

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Another milestone in digital: publication of UK government departmental digital strategies

Over the past few days, Whitehall departments have been publishing their digital strategies. One of the best is the FCO’s (link below), but each is worth studying in its own right, as the balance of online provision and engagement varies according… Continue reading

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UK top universities,led by The Open University,embrace online revolution:Futurelearn announcement

Twelve top UK universities, led by The Open University, last Friday announced the intention to launch Futurelearn. The new company will provide open-access, free-to-all, online higher education through Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The Open… Continue reading

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Whitehall and Industry Group (WIG): its role in transforming careers

I was invited this week to speak to a group of professional peers interested in my career transition. In 2009, as a senior civil servant I took advantage of a secondment opportunity arranged by the Whitehall and Industry Group. In my case, I did a… Continue reading

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