Moving on…

After twelve years, I’ve decided to leave CETIS and I finish today. In my final blog post, I just thought I’d share with you with a couple of things that have really stood out for me during my time as an e-learning technologist. I had thought about reviewing the changes in e-learning technologies over the past twelve years – and there have been huge changes: tablets (and phablets), MOOCs, Moodle, and ebooks, to name but a few. But the technology isn’t important, that will always change. What is important is the people who try and make that technology work for the benefit of the student.

I have admired and been inspired by the sheer dedication, passion and hard work of staff, who are trying to make the tertiary education experience better for students, despite a myriad of challenges. This work is often unheralded and yet has a huge impact. It’s been a joy working with so many wonderful people.

I have also loved seeing people collaborate, both in the accessibility and relationship management arenas. It’s not always easy to share issues and experiences with potential competitors and yet when staff at different institutions do come together to do this, the student and the institution are left the richer. It been a pleasure to bring people together via the Accessibility SIG (Special Interest Group) and the JISC Relationship Management Programme and to see relationships grow and blossom.

I don’t have any plans as yet, which is somewhat scary and exciting at the same time and I feel a bit like Mr Benn, with a whole world of adventure before me. Of course, I will miss my CETIS colleagues, we’ve been through a lot together, and so rather than say goodbye, I’d just like to say remember the good times and celebrate!

8 thoughts on “Moving on…

  1. I’ll miss you a great deal Sharon and do hope that we will stay in touch and I wish you well with whatever you decide to do in the future.

    Thank you for the last decade of working together.

  2. Good luck in the future Sharon and it has been great working with CETIS in the past and more recently on our JISC projects. Many thanks for all the support.

  3. You’ve been so supportive of our project here at Loughborough, it will be a shame not to be able to work with you again in the future. I’ve really valued your help and advice over the past couple of years. I hope that life has some excellent adventures in store for you! Good luck :-)

  4. Thanks EA and Melanie. It’s been great working with you both and who knows, maybe our paths will cross again sometime. In the meantime, I wish you both every success in your work and hope that 2013 will be a year of lovely surprises.

  5. Hi Sharon – couldn’t let you disappear without saying thanks for your help in the last programme and wishing you the very best for the future. With very best wishes
    John

  6. Sharon

    Just revisiting the blog to remind myself of what others had done and what we were involved in (time does fly!) and I saw your post.
    Just to say thanks for all you help and guidance with the CRM project and best of luck with whatever you move on to.

    Jim Brady

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