Using projects in lessons

December 7th, 2014 by paul mayes

If you are interested in using projects within taught lessons (rather than project based learning) there is a thought provoking article on this at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/avoiding-flop-guide-project-inquiry-joshua-block

Grant project management

November 27th, 2014 by paul mayes

There is al Grants Management Handbook available on the Valenica College Resource Development Office web site. It contains lots of very useful information and suggestions about project management for grant holders. It can be found at http://valenciacollege.edu/academic-affairs/resource-development/documents/GrantsManagementHandbook11_5_12.pdf

More on project charters

November 18th, 2014 by paul mayes

I had quite a few e-mails about the college project charter template I blogged about last month. One correspondent highly recommended the New York University template available at http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/hr/documents/Project_Charter_Template.doc

I would welcome any other examples of good practice in higher education at the usual e-mail address paulmayesprojects@rocketmail.com

Benefits realisation

November 5th, 2014 by paul mayes

I am currently updating my Slideshare presentation on project benefits realisation. Among the examples of good practice I have used in my work since the last version of the slideshow is an excellent set of material from the University of Tasmania. Highly recomended and available for viewing at http://www.utas.edu.au/project-management-methodology/useful-resources/expected-benefits

Project charter example at a college

October 25th, 2014 by paul mayes

Last week I was asked about how a college can develop a new project charter approach for ‘academic’ uses. I was pleased to see that an excellent example of a project charter template (being used for a project to establish learning communities)  is still available at https://www.zanestate.edu/files/ie/CurrentILCProjectCharter.pdf

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 http://www.edudemic.com/5-ways-use-integrated-google-drive-apps-group-projects/

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 https://events-na3.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/1002564123/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_landing.html?sco-id=1433470579&_charset_=utf-8

MOOCs

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 http://www.mooc-list.com/tags/project-management

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 http://ukfacultytoolkit.wordpress.com/high-impact/capstone/