Themes and achievements

Making an Impact on Learning: libraries and learning resources; elearning and VLEs; information literacy and study skills; assessment and accreditation; trainability and selection
Project Development and Management
  • Project management of major refurbishments/new builds of libraries and learning resource spaces at three colleges - all on time and on budget
  • Transfer from Blackboard to Moodle
  • Development of trainability selection and assessment systems for clients in the engineering industry
  • Creation of APL Centre for joint clients: Hopwood Hall College & Rochdale Training Enterprise Council
  • Project Manager for development of NVQ assessment and quality assurance systems for EITB/EnTra
Information and Study Skills
  • Short training modules for library staff
  • Menu of sessions for HE & FE students adapted as needed
  • Lesson plans & resources prepared for colleagues to deliver
  • Collection of study skills resources compiled for integration into courses by HE Lecturers
  • Resources contributed to North West Information Skills collaboration
Vision and Management of VLE
  • Managing the Blackboard VLE at Mid Cheshire College – increasing the use from basic file storage to creative applications for various curriculum areas
  • Engagement - students & teachers 
  • Personalisation - differentiation, learning styles, inclusivity
  • Efficiency – repurposing, sharing, monitoring & tracking
  • Creativity: collaborating, inspiring, digital fluency
  • Currently fluent in Bb basic, moving to Moodle summer 2011
  • Young female psychologist managing male engineers twice my age
  • Developing new services and approaches counter to prevailing culture
  • Delivering a service reliant on others where the service wasn't a high priority for them
  • Gaining trust of a feisty team and encouraging them to teach me how to be a learning resources manager
  • Motivating a team to excel after a challenging restructure
  • Repeated successful management of staff with different expertise to me
  • Collegiate management style facilitates development of strong staff who progress well