Reda Sadki's blog

I’m an educational innovator with two decades of experience in doing new things in new ways to do more, do better, and reach further – and to do good. On the blog, I share interviews, insights and analysis around humanitarian education, educational technology for development, and other topics.

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From ivory tower to walled garden

Question: “So what learning platform do you use?” Answer: “The Internet.” I first remember hearing the phrase “Everyone hates their LMS” from a defrocked priest […]

Think and do

The assumption that countries have the capacity to take on recommendations from the best available knowledge, achieve understanding, and turn them into effective policy and […]

Magic

We struggle with the measurement of learning. Elaborate frameworks compete for attention. The sophistication of complexity theory or fractals, the business speak of ROI, levels, […]

Subject matter experts as a learning problem

Copenhagen. I chat with two “learning consultants”, whose job it is in their respective universities to help faculty improve how they teach. Much to my […]

Humanitarian Leadership Academy merges with Save the Children UK

I asked three questions, four years ago, as a sympathetic observer eager to see a learning organization – launched with much fanfare and 20 million […]

The next big thing in learning

Will it be virtual reality (VR)? The promise of immersive, experiential learning is tantalizing. What about artificial intelligence (AI), if only to relieve humans of […]

Missed opportunities (2): How one selfish learner can undermine peer learning

The idea that adult learners have much to learn from each other is fairly consensual. The practice of peer learning, however, requires un-learning much of […]

Missed opportunities (1): making a dent requires rethinking how we construct medical education

“We are training 30 people to become doctors. My focus is on developing content for open educational resources (OER) that we can use to transmit […]

Why learning professionals should strive to be leaders, not just service providers

The learning landscape is changing fast. Even the most jurassic face-to-face trainers I know are now embracing the digital transformation or at least trying to. […]

Hot fudge sundae

Through their research on informal and incidental learning in the workplace, Karen Watkins and Victoria Marsick have produced one of the strongest evidence-based framework on […]

Why gamification is a dead end for humanitarian learning

Is gamification an advantageous strategy that can help increase knowledge and application when it comes to humanitarian responses? What are these advantages? Can gamification contribute to […]

The future of learning that could have been

In June 2017, the Institute’s president, together with its Chief Learning Officer (CLO), convened an all-hands-on-deck meeting to announce the Institute’s commitment to strengthening its […]

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