About The Workshop

The 5th Institutional Web Management Workshop took place at Queen’s University Belfast on 25-27 June 2001.

Queen's University BelfastThe workshop covered a range of topics of interest to members of Web management teams in Higher and Further Education Institutes, including multimedia, dynamic content, personalisation, Web design, e-business, Web strategies and general management issues.

The format of the workshop consisted of a mixture of presentations, discussion groups, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. The majority of the speakers were experienced Web practitioners from the Higher and Further Education communities, who are aware of the issues and concerns involved in institutional web management.

A workshop report on the event was published in Ariadne issue 29.

Organising Committee

The organising committee consisted of:

  • Brian Kelly, UKOLN
  • Andrew Aird, King’s College, London
  • Helen Varley Sargan, University of Cambridge
  • Paul Browning, University of Bristol
  • Ricky Rankin, Queen University Belfast

Netskills Workshop

A one day workshop entitled ‘Exploring XML’ was held at Queen’s University, Belfast on Thursday 28 June after the IWMW 2001 event.

Event Evaluation

Brian Kelly wrote a workshop report on the event which was published in Ariadne issue 29 on 3 October 2001.

The article described how:

This year the average mark for the overall workshop content (on a scale of 1 for poor and 5 for excellent) was 3.7 (with 13 5s, 29 4s, 23 3s and 4 2s). The average mark for the overall workshop organisation was 4.3 (with 32 5s, 25 4s, 11 3s and 1 2).

The article went on to describe how:

The highlight of this year’s workshop seemed to be the social programme. Many of the participants commented favourably on Belfast’s most well-known pub, the Crown,  and on the conference meal, which took place in the University’s Great Hall. But the highlight for most was the bus tour of the trouble spots of Belfast.

Event Summary

Location: Queen’s University Belfast

Date: 25-27 June 2001

Length: 3 days

Cost (including 2 night accommodation): £250

No. of plenary talks: 8

No. of plenary speakers: 10

Gender ratios: 8 M (80%) and 2 F (20%)

No. of workshop sessions: 20

No. of workshop facilitators: 26

Gender ratios: 20 M (77%) and 6 F (23%)

No. of participants: 150

Total length of sessions: (3+3.5)+(3+3.5)+3=16 hours

Delegate contact time: 16*150= 2,400 delegate hours

Evaluation: 3.7 out of 5 (content) and 4.3 out of 5 (organisation).

Special features: Event lasted an extra half day. Second day were held throughout the second day. The third day featured regional group meetings followed by reports on the parallel sessions. The social events featured a bus tour of Belfast.