Coming back to life

October 12th, 2014

It’s been quiet round these parts for the last couple of years. No particular reason why. Someone said I should write up my experience of leading the redevelopment of the Open University online student Help Centre. This feels like a good place to do it. Over the next few months I plan to cover managing […]

I have never studied with the Open University

October 18th, 2008

Well that’s not strictly true. During my first year of employment with the Open University (OU) in 2002-2003 I undertook a 10 point course on web design which was being piloted. I think it might have evolved into Design and the web. It wasn’t really my bag as it was pitched at a much too […]

Full throttle back at work

September 10th, 2008

With hardly time to catch my breath I’m tossed straight back into a bunch of new projects whilst tying up a few loose ends on some old ones. So here’s what will be keeping me busy over the next few months at the Open University. Induction web sites (for both undergraduate and postgraduate students) My […]

My last two years of work

August 26th, 2008

My workload at the Open University (OU) stepped up a gear in 2006 and I was granted extra responsibility and increasing autonomy. I was enlisted to work on the graphical user interface for the OU ePortfolio, MyStuff. This was initially a very exciting task as I was brand new to the concept which seemed like […]