Category: Projects & Change

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How to get the best out of your new system

1. Train your staff Your staff will not be able to use your system properly if they have not been shown how. This is possibly the most basic thing to emphasise, but it is easy to get wrong, either by requiring attendance at long hands off training sessions from which the information is not retained,…
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Six things to consider when scoping your project

1. What are you trying to achieve? Setting out a clear vision for your project is important. What are you trying to achieve at the end of this project what result do you want 12 or 18 months later. You should break this down, for instance what are you trying to achieve with the technology…
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How to engage your stakeholders

1. Consider what communication method is best for each stakeholder. Some people prefer visual rather than written communications, so in order to ensure you are effectively engaging with them find the method that works for them. This can be as easy as asking a simple question of what they may like, or maybe a matter…
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How to measure the success of your VLE project

1. Define the benefits of your project carefully. Stick to tangible benefits when defining these and avoid nebulous benefits such as ‘will improve staff work life balance’ as it is very difficult to set a method for measuring this. 2. Set methods of measuring the benefits at the start. Some of your measurements may require…
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Five tips to building a great VLE team

1. You need a range of experience The most effective team we put together on a project consisted of professors, lecturers and recent graduates, all of whom had different perceptions of the subject area and were able to bring different skills to the project. If you can, you should bring students into the project, be…
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Three things to consider when re-evaluating your VLE

1. What do your students and staff think if your current system? Gathering thoughts from your students and staff is essential to deciding the scope and focus of your project. We have often found contradictions in the view the staff have about what the students think of a system, and what the students themselves actually…
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Six things to consider when scoping your project

1. What are you trying to achieve? Setting out a clear vision for your project is important. What are you trying to achieve at the end of this project what result do you want 12 or 18 months later. You should break this down, for instance what are you trying to achieve with the technology…
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