Hi Mike, Pete and all
I echo Pete's comments regarding the need to know whether you'd want to cover technical/non-technical aspects.
I would be very interested in any ALS as described, particularly if it covered web content/editorial/ownership/navigation issues that we all face with our large websites! Some sharing of good practice and/or common problems would be very welcome.
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From: Managing institutional Web services [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Pete Walker
Sent: 20 July 2010 15:25
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Subject: Re: Looking for a higher ed web expert!
I might be interested in this - depends what aspect of the Web
(technical/non-technical) you want to cover.
Another extension of this idea is to form Action Learning Sets on
web-related matters. I don't know whether you've come across ALS? Perhaps
best described as a structured approach to problem sharing & solving. If we
had 5 to 6 people we could meet somewhere centrally for a day?
--On 20 July 2010 15:15 +0100 Michael Nolan <[log in to unmask]>
> Afternoon all,
> One thing Paul Boag suggested in his IWMW plenary was the idea of
> getting in an external design agency not when you need to do a big
> redesign but on an ongoing basis to suggest improvements to your
> website. Of course, Headscape would be able to offer such a service but
> Paul was very pragmatic and said that an alternative would be to be
> "experts" for each other.
> I'm interested in doing exactly that so I'm looking for someone to come
> to Edge Hill and do some free consultancy! In return they'll get as
> much coffee as they can drink, a sandwich from the SCR and – if they
> want – I'll return the favour and "consult" for their HEI. I've
> written a blog post about it so have a look for more details (and
> Looking forward to hearing back from some people!
> Mike Nolan
> Head of Web Services
> Edge Hill University
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