Projects & Consultancy

  • Project Manager, Digital Media Storytelling in Higher Education for Assessment and Employability 2013 – 2015 (£30, 000 Heif funding).
  • Consultant, Scottish FE Sector Management Information Systems Integration Project (November 2013 – February 2014, Stephen Powell & Bill Olivier). Technical modelling work of the role of existing and currently developing Management Information Systems deployments and to consider alternative future deployments, together with their advantages and disadvantages given the changing context as Scottish FE transitions from 41 institutions to 15 regional colleges through a number of mergers and federations.
  • Project Manager, Course Data Intelligence Project, University of Bolton 2012 – 2013 (£90,000 JISC funding).
  • Consultant, Process Review Project, University of Bolton 2012-2013.
  • Collaborator, Designing Learning for the 21st Century (DL21C) 2011.  An online course developed by collaboration between a UK and Chinese University to explore new approaches for open learning courses, and the key attributes of Massive Open Online Courses, a primary motivation for this project included the exploration of business models.
  • Project Manager, Coeducate Project, University of Bolton 2008 – 2012 (£400, 000 JISC funding). A cross institutional project that that focussed staff on a re-engineering of the professional curriculum. Developing new processes and technical systems to support curriculum development and design that start with the needs of the learner and their organisation, negotiated and delivered in partnership and with full recognition of in-work and experiential learning.
  • Curriculum Developer, IDIBL Project, University of Bolton 2008-2012 (internally funded).
  • Project Director, Ultraversity Project, Ultralab Anglia Ruskin University 2003 – 2006 (internally funded). The Ultraversity project at Anglia Ruskin University developed the Work-focussed Model of Learning with 21 staff including academics, learning technologists and administrative support staff, culminating with the graduation of 150 students in June 2006.
  • Project Manager, Talking Heads Project for the National College for School Leadership, Ultralab Anglia Ruskin University 2000 – 2003 (funded by DfES). This project pioneered online learning provision for headteachers and senior school managers for the National College of School Leadership, supported by a team of 25 learning facilitators working with many thousands in the school workforce.  Initially, it was established to reduce isolation amongst new headteachers and to promote the sharing of good practice. The first cohort consisted of approximately 1,200 English headteachers, who had been appointed to their first post in 1999.
  • ICT adviser, TescoSchoolNet2000 project, Ultralab Anglia Ruskin University 1998 – 2000 (funded by Tesco Stores Plc.). This project funded 42 ICT advisers like myself to work with school’s to develop their use of the Internet.  Back in the end if the 90’s, access was still predominantly through dial-up modems, but this project was successfully in the vanguard of user generated content being researched, written and published on a contributory website.