Since returning from Finland in 2013, I have gained my Master's in Online and Distance Education and have transitioned from teaching, via adult learning and management, into eLearning design.
Although I mostly design online training materials for government agencies, I still have a keen interest in all forms of educational technology and love learning new skills.
On 1st May, I began my new role as Area Manager - Digital. I still work for the council, which means I have to be careful about what I blog about, but I do want to share some of the things I am doing and learning in this new role. The first month has almost gone and it has flown by. My old job was extremely fast moving and it was easy for a week to fly past without me noticing. Well this is a different kind of busy and I much prefer it. When I was managing two busy adult learning centres, I had hundreds of different things that would all land on my desk, claiming to be urgent on a given day. For the last month, I've had one main task (with a few little extras) to concentrate on. It has been really great to be able to focus on one thing for a sustained period of time and not have other things pulling me away from it.
Project Initiation Document
So what have I spent the last three weeks doing? My new job has several IT projects attached to it. The first one is a hardware and infrastr…