New job – week 2..

Well life at my new job at HEFCE has certainly been eye-opening. As far as working environments go it couldn’t be much more different than I’m used to and the fact that I had to have a member of IT install Firefox for me after getting permission as it is not supported technology and it…… Continue reading New job – week 2..

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Secondment..

As of the 22ndOctober I will be leaving JISC for six months while I undertake a secondment for HEFCE managing the HE content on the governments Directgov portal.  It promises to an interesting and challenging assignment.  I’ll be working with members of HEFCE, DIUS, the Directgov team and HERO on the project and the aim…… Continue reading Secondment..

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Working with Web 2.0 – a presentation to the TERENA-PR working group

Today (28/09/07) I was supposed to be giving a presentation to the TERENA-PR working group in Lisbon about using Web 2.0 in our communications, marketing and PR work. However, due to plumbing problems in the flat above me leading to a waterfall in my kitchen I haven’t made the trip. Not one to let my…… Continue reading Working with Web 2.0 – a presentation to the TERENA-PR working group

‘What opportunities does Web 2.0 offer higher education?’

I was recently asked to  write 500 words on  the above..so I thought I would share my less than original thoughts here.. The term Web 2.0 has always been both vague and controversial and covers a great deal of ground.  Wikipedia attempts to define it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_2    and the entry is particularly long and detailed…… Continue reading ‘What opportunities does Web 2.0 offer higher education?’

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