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Blog #8: Farewell!

This may come as a surprise but I have resigned from my post at Westminster Business School and my last day is … today! Interim arrangements have been made and not to worry, things should be in place shortly. As one of my last tasks, I thought I would upload the iWoBLE Engaging Employers poster [...]

Blog #7: Brainstorming on Evaluation

Today the placements team held a brainstorming session to think about how to measure “manageability“, “usefulness” and “effectiveness“, from the different perspectives of Users, i.e. Students, Placement Staff, Employers, and Placement Tutors.In our session, we attempted to define the measurables identified in the evaluation plan (due August 2010). Bonita, Jac, Magda and I thought of [...]

Blog 6: Visit from Patsy

Patsy (from JISC’s Create Project) could not visit me a few months ago, so I was really pleased to see her in London this afternoon.   When we had our catch-up by telephone some months ago, I left Patsy with an impression that I had hit a trough in the project management cycle.   Things [...]

Blog 5: Live!

Since hiring Magda onto the team, iWoBLE has made some considerable movements. It also helped that I attended a Project Management course up in Newcastle about a week ago!We made the decision to (re)launch iWoBLE in December. Magda will meet with students, tutors and employers to talk about iWoBLE, as well as to take video [...]

Blog 4: Countdown Begins

Every morning, I dread launching MS Oulook, just to see another message that Blackboard is down or that wikis and blogs are not functioning.The countdown has begun and I need to send off the iWoBLE launch letters to employers, tutors and students. I am feeling nervous!

Blog‏‎‎‎‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‏‎‏‎‏‎‎‏‎‎‏‎‎‏‎‎‏‏‏‎‎‏‎‎‎‏‏‎‎‏‎‏‏‎‎‏‏‎‏‏‎‎‎‏‎‏‏‏‎‎‏‏‏‎‏‏‎‎‏‎‏‎‎ 3: Blackboard Issues

Over our most critical period, there have been about 7 or 8 university-wide e-announcements that there have been stability problems with Blackboard.This, of course, has made it very difficult for our Online Learning team to build the Business Placement Site according to schedule. Almost all of the work Federica did on the site last week [...]

Blog 2: First Dissemination

I have been invited by our Vice Chancellor to present on iWoBLE to the University’s Employability Strategy Forum. This is officially the first dissemination activity for iWoBLE, which is very exciting. The only problem is that I don’t have much to present by way of results (because the project has not been launched or monitored [...]

Blog 1: Visit by Ellen Lessner

Last week, Patsy Clarke was meant to pay me a visit in the new WBS Registry to see how the iWoBLE project is going. Instead, I was introduced to Ellen Lessner, who informed me that Patsy has hurt her back (sorry to hear this!). The visit by Ellen Lessner was absolutely fine, as Patsy and [...]

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