Breaking Down Learning Barriers

February 2020 by Ji Li, published on New Statesman Skills Spotlight A combination of creative and technical skills is the key to a rounded education, says Ji Li, managing director of Plum Innovations No less a person than Albert Einstein said: “To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks… Read More

Technology is the Backbone of Our Economy

March 2019 by Ji Li, published on New Statesman Skills Spotlight Digital skills are more important than ever before, writes Ji Li, managing director of Plum Innovations The fourth industrial revolution is in full flow. Technology permeates every aspect of our society and digital skills are fast becoming a necessity to get by. As all industries realise the many benefits… Read More

Why Working and Learning Go Hand in hand

March 2018 by Ji Li, published on New Statesman Skills Spotlight Plugging the UK’s digital skills gap is a social and economic imperative, according to Ji Li, managing director of Plum Innovations There will come a time when the distinction between digital skillsand skills in general ceases to be necessary. That there is some caginess from sections of the public… Read More

How can we modernise the education system?

NOVEMBER 2017 by Ji Li, published on New Statesman Skills Spotlight A boom in education technology would benefit the UK’s overall economy, writes Ji Li, managing director of Plum Innovations How a country structures its school system is usually a good barometer of success. Education underpins a host of wider social and economic issues, including determining career prospects. And while… Read More

Edtech and the Future of Learning

SEPTEMBER 2017  by Ji Li, published on Telegraph and Business Reporter Educational technology has the potential to transform classroom learning and can improve outcomes for young people Steve Jobs said the computer was like a bicycle for the mind. Can technology be the vehicle for improvement in education? Does edtech really have a positive impact on it? These questions preoccupy… Read More