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IWMW 2018: Let’s improve our training

Recently, I attended the IWMW(Institutional Web Management Workshop) 2018, a UK-wide conference for anyone working in digital in higher education. Roughly 150 delegates attended from all over the UK and Ireland. Every university’s digital team provides training for their internal staff to some extent. While St Andrews is a front-runner in terms of the training…

27 July 2018IWMW

IWMW 2017 – top five developer ideas

This year’s Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) took place at the University of Kent in Canterbury between 11 and 13 July. It was a great opportunity to meet with others who are involved in higher education web management to learn from case studies and share ideas. The following is a summary of the top five lessons…

28 August 2017IWMW

IWMW 2016 highlights

The Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) took place at Liverpool John Moore University between 21 and 23 June 2016. In the words of the IWMW website (www.iwmw.org): The annual 3-day event provides opportunities for those with responsibilities for managing institutional web services and related digital channels to learn from case studies, hear about innovative approaches…

23 August 2016IWMW

Agile usability testing at IWMW 2016

‘Understanding Users; Managing Change; Delivering Services’ was the theme of IWMW 2016 (the Institutional Web Management Workshop) – and agile usability testing seemed to convey this message perfectly.

7 August 2016IWMW

IWMW 2016: Google analytics masterclass

The following post is based on a plenary talk and masterclass given at the 2016 Institutional Web Management Workshop (IWMW) by Martin Hawksey. A video of the plenary talk is available and is well worth watching. There are also slides available from Martin’s site. The following notes are my highlights from these presentations.

26 July 2016IWMW

IWMW 2015: Agile content

Considering that the digital communications team is committed to working in an agile manner, and I’m the lead digital content person for the University, a workshop titled “Working in an agile way: content creation, delivery and standards” was always going to appeal to me. It was actually the main reason that I jumped at the chance…

5 November 2015IWMW

IWMW 2015: An introduction

I was lucky enough to attend IWMW – Institutional Web Management Workshop – 2015 a couple of weeks ago. The theme of this year’s session was “Beyond digital: transforming the institution”, which, if you’ve read any of our recent blog posts, you’ll know was of real interest to the team here. This week, I’ll be posting…

18 August 2015IWMW

Portals: learning lessons from Edinburgh

This is part of a series of reflections on this year’s Institutional Web Management Workshop. Read an introduction and the other posts. On the final day of IWMW there was an entertaining and useful talk about portals by Martin Morrey from the University of Edinburgh. Their MyEd portal was a source of inspiration when the University of…

21 August 2014IWMW

Social media and statistics

This is part of a series of reflections on this year’s Institutional Web Management Workshop. So far the posts have looked at themes surrounding digital transformationand organisational change. Read an introduction and the other posts. But away from those big ideas were some other useful insights about our jobs. This post looks at some advice on social…

4 August 2014IWMW

The digital vision

This is the fourth of a series of reflections on this year’s Institutional Web Management Workshop. Read an introduction and the other posts. The final session asked: “what is our vision for the institutional web and can we implement that vision?” This was led by a panel of Stephen Emmott (London School of Economics), Mike McConnell…

1 August 2014IWMW