Further to my previous blog post setting out what I was going to do at interview, I’m delighted to report that I was successful! Many thanks to my Twitter network for their support. As of next academic year (September 2009) I shall be ‘Director of E-Learning’ at Northumberland Church of England Academy.
This is a significant promotion for me and, as the Academy comes into existence as I assume the role, means I’ve got (almost) a blank slate with which to work. Hence the need for me to have a clear and coherent plan as to the E-Learning ecosystem I want to create.
I’m embarking on a series of blog posts over the Easter holiday period which, provisionally, I’m going to title:
- Attendance: what are the pros and cons of SIMS, Serco and Phoenix?
- Behaviour: what are the e-options for real-time monitoring and tracking of student behaviour?
- Communication: which tools are available to enable anyone within an organization be able to appropriately communicate and collaborate with anyone else?
- Design: what are the standards upon which pedagogically-sound learning design can be constructed?
- Engagement: which technologies lead to confident engagement in learning?
I have perhaps phrased some of the above clumsily so I’d welcome your feedback!