My post-PhD work has taken me into three distinct, but correlated areas.
The first is teaching. I have developed a 14-module social media strategy course from the ground up for marketing undergraduates at the University of Malta. It has taken me some to realise that I am comfortable in exploring both the ‘business’ approach to disruptive media, and the critical approach grounded in social sciences and pragmatism.
The second is neuroscience. I am a director and seed investor in AAT Research, a start-up developing technologies to help children with autism, and self-service technologies for advanced, sensory, usability testing.
The third is lifelong learning and disruptive technology in education. I’m currently leading the team developing the lifelong learning strategy for Malta. In parallel, I am exploring MOOCs and Open Education Resources first-hand, both as teaching channels, and as disruptive business models for VET and tertiary education. I remember meeting George Siemens at an Educa convention in Berlin seven years ago when online learning was met with a certain scepticism. How things change.
As for rapid change and thinkers thinking out of the box, I thought this deck of slides is worth investigating: