Blog Posts, Prompts

JusJoJan 14th – It’s going to be a long week!

Publish! – this seems to be word of the week at work. You see I work in the geeky, nerdy world of on-line learning. It’s part of my job to make sure the right course is available to the right people at the right time. It’s also part of my job to project-manage the production of courses. It has few stresses except for the occasional glitch that needs me to hunt it down and squish it.

The final part of the development process is to publish the course in the correct format. In my case I publish courses to be loaded to learning management systems. The reason publish (and ‘oh sh!t!’ as a bonus expletive) is word of the week is because I have to republish loads of courses in a new format to avoid the snake pit that is Adobe Flash Player. Most browsers have already switched off access to Flash Player by default and it would take a degree in computer science to track down how to switch it back on! For my courses it means that some of them look broken when they are in fact still fine.

So my job this week is to make sure our entire catalogue is republished to HTML5! I may be some time…

Thanks to Ritu for supplying today’s prompt. If you’d like to take part in the annual daily blogging challenge, pop over to Linda for the rules and list of prompts. It’s never too late to join in, unless you’re reading this from February onwards!

Blog Posts, Menopausal Mutterings

#SoCS – Quality versus quantity

My paid work is a constant battle between quality output and quantity. The company I work for is so focussed on delivering as many on-line training courses as possible each year. The short time scales mean I end up delivering ‘quick and dirty’ courses, much to my annoyance. There’s so much more I could do to turn these dull, dry technical courses into something more interactive, fun and memorable.

It seems to me to be such a waste of creativity and authoring know-how to end up producing what amounts to PowerPoint on speed! Gah! The only thing I’ve been able to insist on is a clean and clear look to the screens!

You can’t have everything.


Wishing you all a super Saturday xx

Please visit the lovely Linda G Hill’s site for the full rules (sort of) on taking part in the weekend fun.