The Unsung Heroes

March 2021 by Ji Li, published on Spectator Schools Supplement March 2021 Issue The coronavirus pandemic thrust the UK’s public sector and key workers into the spotlight last year. Clap for Carers captured the nation’s imagination, proving a moment of unity during the bleakest months of 2020. While the phenomenon rightly paid tribute to the NHS, our schools did not receive the… Read More

Putting an end to digital poverty

February 2021 by Ji Li, published on New Statesman Skills Spotlight February 2021 Issue Better infrastructure will help education technology to meet the evolving needs of teachers and students. The coronavirus pandemic has injected fresh urgency into the education technology conversation. As schools and universities have been ordered to close for months at a time due to lockdown measures against… Read More

As one door closes another opens

September 2020 by Ji Li, published on New Statesman Skills Spotlight with Labour Conference 2020 Issue Following the coronavirus pandemic, technology can help to make the education sector more efficient and flexible. The coronavirus crisis took the world by surprise, paralysing multiple sectors. But for all the challenges of Covid-19, the pandemic may have also presented some new opportunities by… Read More

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