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

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.

Beyond Your VLE: Strategic Challenges

In 2003 Professor Mark Stiles gave a talk on “Beyond Your VLE: Strategic Challenges”. In this post he looks back at the talk and concludes that, 13 years after delivering the talk, interoperability is still a major issue in technology-enhance learning.

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IWMW – More Than Just a Community

In 2006 Ian St John had no idea what the ‘IWMW’ was. Ten years later Ian feels that “IWMW is about the people you meet and network with on the social nights and who you become friends with” – friends who, in Ian’s case, helped him through a personal tragedy.

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An Update on IWMW 2016 – Additional workshops Now Available!

This post provides updates on plans for the IWMW 2016 event which will be held at Liverpool John Moores University on 21-23 June 2016. In brief a number of additional parallel sessions are available – and the event dinner will be held at the Merseyside Maritime Museum. As can be seen this is an amazing location!

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Core and Chore, or Me and More Disruptive Thinking

David Harrison revisits his talk at IWMW 2009 on “Servicing ‘Core’ and ‘Chore'” which explored challenges institutions were beginning to face in making use of new ‘Cloud’ services. David concludes with a plea for institutional web managers: remember the individual in your service offering!

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It’s About People!

Neil Allison is a plenary speaker and facilitator at a master class at the forthcoming IWMW 2016 event. Neil is also a great supporter of IWMW events, for the reasons he describes below.

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IWMW 2016 Now Open For Bookings!

Bookings for the IWMW 2016 event are now open. This year’s event, the 20th in the series, will be held at Liverpool John Moores University on 21-23 June. Read on for further details …

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Web Security: More Important Than Ever!

At the IWMW 1998 and 1999 events Andrew Cormack (then Cardiff University’s webmaster) gave talks on Web Security. Today Andrew (now Chief Regulatory Adviser, Jisc Technologies) believes that “Web security today may be no easier than in the 1990s, but it’s a lot more important.”

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Do You Have Memories Of IWMW Events?

The IWMW blog has been set up to provide a channel for documenting such memories, before they fade. A dozen guest posts have been published so far. The invitation to contribute is being extended to everyone who has attended an IWMW event or may have been influenced by the event.

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