Group project software

October 16th, 2014 by paul mayes

Many of the small colleges I work with do not use  full VLE support for student group projects. Often I am asked for advice on this and Google Drive apps are one way of supporting students. There is a good publicly accessible article on this at

This is my 350th post since starting the blog in 2009    :-)

Learning objects

October 8th, 2014 by paul mayes

After 5 years and 349 posts for this blog I am now making a serious effort to put the best practice publicly-available material I have found into a learning object repository. I am especially looking forward to the Canvas Commons webinar on 22nd October as part of the process. More details at


September 24th, 2014 by paul mayes

I’ve recently had a couple of queries about MOOCs for project management and I realised it’s nearly a year since I last blogged about them.  It is commonly said that the MOOC hype is now past but there are still useful free courses available. They are listed at

Times supplement

September 14th, 2014 by paul mayes

Even while I was on holiday I was brought back into contact with project management through a “Times” Raconteur supplement on September 11th. Some interesting overviews and your stakeholders may have looked at it

Project based learning

September 4th, 2014 by paul mayes

I have kept in touch with University of Kentucky material for staff since visiting there and I recently was able to help a client by showing them the U Kentucky staff toolkit apge on project based learning. Very useful to any organisation and viewable at

Yet another template site

August 30th, 2014 by paul mayes

Once again this week I have received a number of recommendations for institutional web sites with good material. An especially good one is that of Loyola University Chicago at

Slideshow on grant project proposals

August 24th, 2014 by paul mayes

This week I was able to use Robert Porter’s very interesting and amusing slideshow on writing successful grant proposals (while avoiding common proposal pitfalls). I first visited Virginia Tech in 2009 and have kept in touch with their Research Division material since. The slideshow can be seen at


August 16th, 2014 by paul mayes

In this last week I had an inteesting exchange of emails about the closure phase of a project. I was able to recommend two additional public sources in addition to ones I have peviously blogged about. The new sources (both from universities) are at  and

Project management policy

August 10th, 2014 by paul mayes

My thanks go to a former colleague who send me a link to a simple but very effective “Project management policy” from the Australian Catholic University. It would be a good starting point for any institution thinking about writing a policy. It can be downloaded in Word at

The vocabulary of project based learning

July 29th, 2014 by paul mayes

A new article on the terminology of PBL has already been of help to my clients a few times since it appeared in May at