Thursday, September 07, 2006

Survey for pilot centres

I created a short survey today for pilot centres, to find out exactly who is doing the unit and also find out something about the backgrounds of the teachers who are delivering this unit. The survey is open to pilot centres (only).

Monday, September 04, 2006

Second launch event

The second launch event was held today. It was much smaller than Friday's event - five people attended. It was a relief to teach a small class! Today, also went well - and the technology behaved itself again.

The development team were delighted at the events - but relieved that they were over.

Now that the launch events are over, we appreciate that we have to get down to the hard work of supporting centres on a day-to-day basis. But, for the next day or two, we plan to bask in the glory of a successful development and launch!

Friday, September 01, 2006

Launch event today

The first launch event took place today. It was held at Cardonald College. There was an excellent turn-out with 16 centres represented. The event went very well - which was a relief since we were demonstrating a wide range of new technology.

I was the MC for the day, Ted demonstrated the teaching and learning material, and Lisa demonstrated the assessments. The event was part-launch and part-training since everyone got the chance to get their hands-on the technologies involved in the pilot (such as Moodle) Every person was also supplied with a CD-ROM that contained all of the teaching and learning material, and all of the assessments.

The feedback was positive and I think that the day went well.