It’s now official, so I figure it’s time to update you all. I’ve taken on a role of Chief Learning Architect (a slightly better title than the one originally considered) for the Wadhwani Foundation. It’s an initial 6 month contract, so Quinnovation isn’t going to cease to exist, just have (much) more limited availability. I’m still passionate about the Serious eLearning Manifesto, and the Revolution message, and I’ll still be thinking out loud here and on Twitter.
The Foundation’s mission is to create jobs and prepare people to take them. They’ve started with Entrepreneurship programs to create new businesses, and are supplementing with job training to prepare people to staff them. A third leg will be innovation grants. It’s a noble mission, the vision of the founder.
My role is to refine the learning design to increase success. Partnerships and content development are already underway, so it’ll be a challenge to influence processes, but it’s a chance to have a real impact on something that matters. I start today, and fingers crossed. We’ll see if I can practice what I preach, eh?