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I was sad to miss the NGAs conference in Liverpool last weekend.  Throughout the day I picked up on the live happenings via the #NGAConf Tweets thanks to a great group of people who were at the event, but I just knew that I was...

Here's the Storify of all #GovernorLive tweets.   Read what Tweeters had to say about the day, about our speakers (including DfE and NGA). If you can't see it below, you can also view it at http://bit.ly/13cvTdO (you don't have to be a Tweeter to view it!). [<a href="//storify.com/elainewalton/modern-governor-s-governorlive" target="_blank">View...

Every governor potentially has access to the internet at home or at school. The wider education world is already online and on social media. Tweeters posed questions to Michael Gove, the education secretary, last year using #AskGove. For every negative social media news item there’s a...

Modern Governor spent Saturday at the NGA Policy conference in London and met lots of  governors who are using our e-learning to improve the skills and knowledge of their governing bodies. These lovely ladies were full of praise for our modules and couldn't wait to get...

The Education Committee met today to ask questions of Michael Gove. Part of the session was given to specific #AskGove tweets submitted. See what Mr Gove had to say: ...

The best and the worst of social media is in the news this week. Got a question for Michael Gove? Tweet #AskGove! On 31st January the Education Committee will be questioning Michael Gove, and the MPs involved want to know what YOU would ask him.  What...

Today's the day when we're releasing our "School Governors and Social Media" e-learning module.  We've also taken the opportunity to spruce up the look of our other modules - here's what we've been up to...

All of us at Learning Pool are huge fans of social media.  We use Yammer to communicate internally with each other across timezones, and Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and blogging to engage and share stuff with just about everybody else on the planet. I've written about online...

Here's the third part of our series of guidance for school governors about online communications.  It's been written by our resident Community EvangelistDave Briggs as guidance for governance organisations. In part one we talked about the opportunities. In part two we talked about the risks and guiding principles. In part...

Here's part two in our sneaky peek at the guidance we're working on about online communications and school governance.  Read part one - Opportunities -here. Part Two: Risks and Guiding Principles As well as an incredible opportunity, digital participation is not without risk. Some of the risks...

Our resident Community Evangelist Dave Briggs has been doing some thinking and writing recently about school governors and online communications.  It's in advance of some guidance we are producing for governance organisations - but as ever, I couldn't wait to give you a sneaky peek. So here's...

Well, what a way to kick-start 2011! We had a fabulous online webinar this morning - thanks to all the busy Co-ordinators of Governor Services who joined us.  Here are the slides used today - the webinar recording will be available soon. David Marriott - Issues...

Last Thursday we were fortunate enough to attend the annual conference of NCOGS (National Co-ordinators of Governor Services).  The theme for 2010 was "Strengthening Governance". Obviously there are challenges ahead for everybody as budgets tighten and ways of working change, but what struck me was that...

Yesterday I was fortunate enough to attend the Guardian’s “Public Sector Online” conference, despite the tube strike!  Learning Pool’s Community Evangelist Dave Briggs was speaking on the closing panel, topic “Innovation in Social Media”. I tweeted an awful lot yesterday, whenever I heard something interesting –...

Just over 2 weeks to go until our FREE Modern Governor event in Birmingham.  We're still finalising some arrangements folks, but here's a few tantalising teasers for you...

Improving the governance of our schools is a key ambition for all of us, not least in a political environment where fiscal tightening is a serious issue.  Modern Governor is a product within the Learning Pool portfolio that seeks to address this need. It is designed to...

The wave of stories, Tweets and publicity about David Cameron’s speech about “Big Society” made me stop and think – aren’t School Governors already “doing” Big Society? Setting aside the political arguments for and against...