This post is a submission to the OpenBlog challenge #OpenBlog19. As people who work in the business of supporting educational technology you’d be surprised (and probably a bit disappointed) if we said no EdTech is not still relevant, it’s not. But it’s a question that’s fairly regularly asked. It normally starts along the lines of […]Read More Is EdTech Still Relevant?
I’ve been fortunate enough to be selected for some great training this month in LEAN and Warwick Uni’s flavour of it, SCD. However a couple of the sessions really highlighted the difference between “working on your own first” or “starting in a group”. When you’re sent off to do a group task on something new, you haven’t […]Read More Group work and the individual
Very pleased to share with you a recent win both of my team’s pitches have achieved in the Santander Digital Innovation Challenge. Warwick Uni is putting some money where it’s mouth is and is sponsoring early stage ideas across the University to improve everyone’s working lives. Both teams I put forward have won a cash prizes, […]Read More The in-house Entrepeneur
Who’d have thought I’d ever write that. After leaving the cosy bubble of Bristol, we were “sent to Cov” a couple of years back. It must have been something naughty we’d done… But last week I attended a conference that is just another example of how Coventry and the Midlands is thinking now. The Games […]Read More Midlands lead the way… Games for Health Conference 2016 #G4HUK2016
Planning for Change, some evidence. Here’s a little follow up to my post, “Baking in” SCD. I’ve been forwarded this link which is exceptional in it’s brevity and information. I suggest anyone in HE should read it’s from the, “Leadership foundation for Higher Education” and is called, “Adaptive capability in higher education institutions“. It looks at […]Read More Re: “Baking in” SCD…
The following is a set of techniques that at WMG, Warwick University I have led and implemented on various digital projects to great success. Stakeholders are happy with it, and they’re not inadvertently altering the success chance of the projects. You’ll recognise this. Every project you run, has a plethora of stakeholders involved. In some large […]Read More We’re ignoring our stakeholders and they couldn’t be happier!
Recently I started scratching the surface of SCD here at Warwick University by reading a couple of online resources. Then last week I planned to and meet some of the core team. The chats we had introduced some really interesting new discussions and concepts to me around change programmes. SCD is a massive change programme […]Read More “Baking in” SCD tools to our staff’s daily appetite
As we’re speccing and delivering more digital systems at WMG, Warwick University, we’re beginning to re-evaluate how we handle reporting from each and every system. It’s becoming clear that every online application or process seems to implement a different set of reporting tools by default. Currently we have 2 which output custom .csv’s (comma separated […]Read More Simplifying Digital Reporting Tools in WMG, Warwick Uni
The previous state of the union post. I wanted to do more, of these but have I? This is just a post reminding me of various bits I’ve done these past 6 months. Digital Strategy Unify our custom development endeavors Leading the unification of previous dev work into a team accessible resource Staff training in GIT […]Read More State of the Unicorn (from Sep to Dec 2015)
More and more University staff here are using Trello for sharing ideas and collaborating on projects. So I’ve made a super quick intro video which I’d like to share on using Trello for Tracking bugs. Please remember that Trello is a cloud service and we must abode by the University’s Cloud Usage Rules, http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/gov/informationsecurity/faqs/purchasingissues/cloud/Read More An intro to using Trello