The IWMW Blog
The IWMW blog has been set up to support providers of institutional web and other digital services across the UK’s higher and further education sectors. The initial focus of the blog is the history of the IWMW event.
Contributions to the blog are invited from all members of the institutional web management community – please read the guidelines if interested, which also has a list of recent guest posts.
IWMW 2017, the 21st annual Institutional Web Management Workshop, will take place at the University of Kent on 11-13th July 2017. The IWMW blog was established for the 20th anniversary event to provide a record of memories of the event and the development and growth of the UK Web management / digital community. The blog will continue to be published.
Watch the IWMW17 closing panel session, chaired by Mike McConnell and featuring comments from Helen Sargan, Kat Husbands, Ed Creed and Carley Hollis.read more
Watch Tom Wright give an overview of work at Lincoln to develop new student-led digital community hubs in his IWMW 2017 plenary talk.read more
Christopher Gutteridge has been on safari with the academics. Watch his IWMW 2017 plenary talk to hear a summary of his findings.read more
Watch Stratos Filalithis at IWMW 2017 discuss how the University of Edinburgh is attempting to break silos and organisational barriers to enable and build a collaborative culture to deliver web services.read more
Watch Paul Boag at IWMW17, where he outlined tips and techniques that will raise the profile of digital, and approaches to win over colleagues and make your teams life easier.read more
Watch Piero Tintori at IWMW 2017 outline five conversion techniques that higher ed can learn from eCommerce including personalisation, predictive analytics and CRM ‘student’ life-cycle integration.read more
Watch Michael Frantzis’ IWMW 2017 plenary talk, exploring how data-driven understanding can be used to improve both student recruitment and retention.read more
Watch Rich Prowse explain at IWMW 2017 how the University of Bath digital team is building a publishing platform for the future.read more
Watch Matthew Castle and Ruth Mason discuss Oxford Mosaic – a centralised web publishing platform – at IWMW 2017.read more
Watch Graham Bird, Jenni Taylor and David Hopkins at IWMW17, where they discuss Cardiff University’s efforts to establish a single source of course informationread more
Watch Gareth Edwards’ IWMW 2017 plenary talk, in which he explore some of the common problems with devolving digital management to local users.read more
Watch Melanie Read’s IWMW17 plenary talk, in which she outlines the approach taken by the University of London to address its muddled online presence.read more
Watch Carley Hollis’ IWMW17 plenary talk, where she discusses St Andrews University’s the three-pronged approach to standardise, document and educate.read more
Watch Andrew Millar’s IWMW 2017 plenary talk, where he discusses how to use a crisis to get people to think differently and start to effect change.read more
Watch Bonnie Ferguson’s opening plenary talk from IWMW 2017, where she discusses how universities can become anti-fragile in the face of changes in the HE landscape.read more
About This Post This blog post is the first in a series of posts which will reflect on the IWMW 2017 event which was held at the university of Kent on 11-13 July 2017. Today’s (long) post provides a review of the comments made on the event in its entirety. IWMW 2016...read more
A Communications Infrastructure for the UK HE Digital Community At the recent IWMW 2017 event I facilitated a session on "A Communications Infrastructure for the UK HE Digital Community". The aims of the session were simple: What do we need from communication tools...read more
In today’s guest post Lauren Tormey provides the background to the workshop session on how to “Create Effective Content Quickly With Pair Writing”.read more
At the forthcoming IWMW 2017 event Marieke Guy is co-facilitating a workshop session on building a data dashboard. In this guest post Marieke provides the background to the workshop.read more
The latest in the series of guest blog posts comes from Precedent, a sponsor of the IWMW 2017 event. This thoughtful post describes why universities need to “take a step back to let digital in”. In brief, universities need to let go and should be prepared to embrace the journey, embrace data, embrace digital!read more