Projects

ABC of working with schools consulting and website development

Creating a new website for the ABC of working with schools guide produced by Renaissance South East, based on WordPress

Alison James Museum Consultant

design and build website and branding

Archives for London / London Metropolitan Archives Winning Endeavours website evaluation

Evaluation of the HLF funded Winning Endeavours website. 

ArtisanCam (Bradford)

Advice on audience development and creating appropriate learning resources as part of Culture Online funded project

Arts Council of England

User testing of a new assessment and procurement system (2007)

Ashmolean Eastern Art Online user testing and consulting

Further user testing of the Jameel online centre for Eastern Art.  

Ashmolean Museum Education Dept interactives development

Working with associate web developer Surface Impression to develop interactives for the Education team at the Ashmolean Museum, including interface design, user testing and consulting on educational rationale. 

Ashmolean Museum Jameel Online Centre user testing and evaluation

Devising, planning and conducting focus group evaluation, advisory panel and user testing as part of development of the the Yousef Jameel Online Centre for Islamic and Eastern Art.

Ashmolean Museum Ruskin Elements of Drawing

Consulting, user testing and evaluation as part of development of a major new resource based on John Ruskin's teaching collection at Oxford University

Ashmolean Museum Ruskin resources for GCSE / A level Art

Planning, developing and evaluating online learning resources for GCSE / A level Art and Design students, including filming gallery dialogues and student workshops

Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

EdWeb2 project: website troubleshooting, additional consultancy

Association of Independent Museums (AIM)

EdWeb2 project: educational ICT consulting, group and individual training in simple website design and production followed by website implementation and staff training at 5 small museums

AtticMedia

Consulting for BBC bid for online learning resource production

Audience consultation for Scottish Archives Online

Working with associate Julian Tomlin on the development of the Scottish Archives Online project

Bedford Museum & Gallery Education Service

Website design, elearning consultancy, interactive development, website build and user testing for the MGEP2 Online learning project

Big Picture Interactive

Classroom based user testing

Bishopsgate Institute: Samuel Raphael online learning resources

Consultancy to help plan, design, implement and test online learning resources based on oral history from the Samuel Raphael archive

Blogging and writing for the web training for RHS staff

Training for RHS staff on writing for the web and blogging

Bodleian Libraries Treasures website

Consulting and user testing as part of development of an online exhibition encouraging public engagement around the Treasures of the Bodleian.

Bodleian Library Shelley's Ghost

Consulting and user testing as part of development of an online exhibition

Bodleian Rycote project evaluation and user testing

Focus groups and user testing to inform development of this online collections project for Bodleian Libraries

Bracknell Forest Borough Council

Consultancy on the Bracknell Forest Online Heritage project.

Brentford & Chiswick LHS website training and consultancy

Assisting with management and future development opportunities for the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society website

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)

Consultancy to improve input from new media companies producing online CPD

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)

Reviewing Science learning resources for the Virtual Teachers' Centre (VTC)

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)

Website user testing

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)

Advice, training and consultation on Curriculum Online (2005)

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)

Devising and delivering a short training programme on online quiz development for museum practitioners

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta)

Advice, training and consultation on Curriculum Online (2005)

Brixton Windmill website and learning resources

User testing and consulting on development of learning resources for a newly restored windmill in Brixton

Canterbury Museums Service

Consulting on website redevelopment (2007)

Chertsey Museum online loan box system and online resource development

Consulting on development of an online system for loan boxes, and development of online learning resources

Cimex Media Inc.

Concept testing and consultation for Royal Institution lecture microsites

Cimex Media Inc.

Classroom-based usability testing of microsites

Consultancy for Enfield Museums Service

Consulting on possible future use of digital technology

Consulting for Museum of London on development of an e-learning plan

Working with the Education Officer (Web) on how best to coordinate digital activity relating to learning, both online and face to face

Consulting for the Emery Walker Trust

Contributing to an HLF bid, working with Alison Porter

Consulting, user testing and evaluation of Exploring Surrey's Past project

Evaluation of the Exploring Surrey's Past project, including consultation with teachers, users and stakeholders.  

Cornwall Record Office web development

Working with associate web developer Luke Roskilly to scope, plan and develop a small microsite funded by Their Past Your Future for the Cornwall Record Office, called A Safe Place To Go.  

Creating online resources training course

Group for Education in Museums WM region

Developing and evaluating online learning resources and understanding online audiences

Training on development and evaluation of online resources including for interactive whiteboards in schools, on behalf of GEM Midlands

Developing and evaluating resources for interactive whiteboards training course

Training on development and evaluation of online resources for use on interactive whiteboards in schools, for MLA Yorkshire staff

Developing resources for interactive whiteboards

Training for Tyne and Wear Museums staff on developing resources for use on interactive whiteboards, and on making use of interactive whiteboard software

East of England Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (EEMLAC)

Consulting on the use of ICT for researching by school pupils to support literacy development

East of England Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (EEMLAC)

Consulting on the use of ICT for researching by school pupils to support literacy development

East of England Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (EEMLAC)

Evaluation and user testing of an online learning resource for schools (2005)

Engaging young people with social media

Scoping, planning, delivering and following up on training for a group of organisation as part of the Stories of the World project.

Evaluation of Parks and Gardens project

Evaluation of a 3 year HLF funded project to create an online database of parks and gardens, including resources for schools

Hertford Museum and MLA East of England

Consultancy and web build for Passing Places, a website about Gypsy-Travellers for KS2 and KS3 classes (2006)

Horniman Museum website

Consulting on evaluation of plans for redevelopment of the Horniman Museum website

ICAA group Southampton University

Consulting for a tender for NOF training phase 2

Imperial War Museum online learning resources front-end evaluation

We used a range of evaluation techniques to inform IWM's plans for development of digital learning opportunities

Jewish Museum website user testing

Planned and conducted user testing

Kew Gardens

Consultancy for Culture Online Plant Cultures project website

Making the Most of Museums consulting

Consulting on development of the Renaissance South East Making the Most of Museums website in collaboration with Culture 24

Manchester Art Gallery Ford Madox Brown microsite

Consultancy, audience consulation and user testing for this innovative approach to interpretation of a single painting through use of video and Flash -based interaction

Manchester City Art Gallery

Consulting on redevelopment of the website (2005-2006)

Manchester City Galleries

Evaluation of the Gallery of Costume online learning provision and advice on future development

MERL Museum of English Rural Life

Working with Jocelyn Goddard to inform development of online collections access

MLA East Midlands

Writing for the Web training course (2007)

Museum of London

Research and consulting on the role of elearning in redevelopment of the Education Centre

Museum of London

Formative evaluation of a DCF funded Romans website (2007)

Museum of London

Evaluation of the Exploring 20th Century London website (2007)

Museum of London family group interviews

Conducting interviews with family groups to inform development of the Learning area of the Museum of London website

Museum of London teacher focus groups

Planning and conducting focus group discussions with teachers to inform development of the Museum of London's online offer for schools

Museum Studies Dept, Leicester University

CPD pack on elearning

MyEastEnd website development for Bishopsgate Institute

Design, development and user testing of a simple website to support the MyEastEnd project, involving a photography competition and other elements. 

MyLearning consultancy

Consulting on options for sustainable development and growth for this highly regarded project providing online resources for schools featuring cultural sector content

National Archive Moving Here project

Consultancy for HLF bid, including a staff training workshop on content creation

National Coal Mining Museum consulting on podcasting

Workshop on how to plan and create podcasts and developing a wider strategy for digital provision

National Maritime Museum (Royal Museums Greenwich) evaluation of online learning resources

Evaluation including classroom trialling to inform NMM digital learning

National Maritime Museum evaluation and user testing of learning pages

Planning and conducting evaluation and user testing of the NMM learning pages to inform their redevelopment, and development of online learning resources

National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (and NMPFT) and Yorkshire Film Archives

Consulting and user testing for the Britons at War online learning resource for KS2 teachers (2005-2006)

National Museums of Scotland

Staff training on elearning development

National Trust Museum of Childhood and Betty Cadbury film development

Working with a film company and technical and copyright consultants we produced short films based on original VHS material involving Arthur Negus, relating to the Betty Cadbury collection, featuring  some of the automata she collected. &

Natural History Museum user testing of digital labels

Consulting and user testing of digital labels in the Treasures gallery at the NHM

Norfolk Museums Service

Consulting on elearning project

North Herts Museums

Project managing production of 2feet4feet, a website for yr1 Science teachers

Pevsner's guides

Evaluation of 'looking at buildings' website

Podcasting course

Hands on, highly practical training in how to produce podcasts, developed for MLA East Midlands

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum resources

Working with web developers, a film crew and associate consultants, we developed a range of resources relating to the science and history of telecommunications.   

Portsmouth Boleh project workshops with students

Working with 5 students with special needs on behalf of the Boleh Project, a charity restoring a boat for use with a range of audiences

Public Catalogue Foundation / BBC Your Paintings project

Consulting and user testing as part of development of the BBC PCF partnership project Your Paintings Tagger project, in which members of the public contribute information on oil paintings via an innovative online tool.

Public Catalogue Foundation / BBC Your Paintings project online survey and consulting

Consulting and development of an online survey as part of development of the BBC PCF partnership project Your Paintings Tagger project, in which members of the public contribute information on oil paintings via an innovative online tool.

Public Catalogue Foundation online evaluation

Consulting and online survey development for the PCF

RBS Archives Learning Resources

Consultancy and editing of teacher's notes for a series of online learning resources aimed for Key Stage 3 classes.

Resource

Consultancy for Inspiring Learning for All website development

River and Rowing Museum

User testing and consultation on The Collection gallery interactive and website

River and Rowing Museum

Consulting on the Inspired by Rowing microsite and redevelopment of the Learning area of the main website (2007)

Royal Bank of Scotland archives online resources consulting

Further consulting on enhancing RBS Archives' online offer to schools

Royal Collection training on Creating online learning resources

Training and consultancy for the Royal Collection learning department

Royal Naval Museum

Portsmouth consultancy for HLF bid

Science Consortium

Producing gallery lessons for KS3 Science Online CPD

Science Museum

Staff training and consultancy for the NotSchool project

Scottish Museums Council

Research and production of guidance notes for small to medium sized museums developing online learning resources (2007)

Sea Your History writing for the web training

Writing for the web training and consultancy for staff working on the Sea Your History project based at the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth

SHARE Museums East digital strategy consulting

Consultancy including workshops and working with five museums helping them improve their digital planning

Soane Museum website, film and virtual tour

Consulting as part of a funding bid, to develop briefs for a website, introductory film and virtual tour of the Sir John Soane Museum

Social History Curators Group FirstBASE

Worked with developers Surface Impression to plan, develop, test and refine the new online database for the SHCG

South East Museums Agency

Advisory research into ICT provision for proposed SEMLAC Learning Support Unit

South East Museums Hub

Review and user testing of SE Hub website (2006)

Stanley Spencer Gallery

Consulting on the role of ICT as part of an HLF bid

Suffolk Record Office digitisation strategy

We provided 'critical friend' style input during the writing of this document

Summative evaluation of The National Archives Cabinet Papers website

Summative evaluation including assessment of usefulness for Higher Education, A level and GCSE History

Surrey Museums Consultative Committee

Advice on development of Museum World, an online game to engage young people in museum activities (2005)

Sussex Archaeology Service

Consulting on redesign of the education section of the SussexPast website (2006)

Thames Valley Museums Group

Consulting on use of ICT to enhance take up of services by schools (2006)

The National Archives

Consulting on the Moving Here project for schools: website planning, content design and sourcing of a CMS to support efficient authoring workflow

The National Archives and V&A Victorians project - consultation with teachers

Formative evaluation of the Victorians online resource for Key Stage 2

The National Archives Cabinet Papers

Consultancy, user testing and evaluation for HE and schools audiences on this large, innovative digitisation project

The National Archives Moving Here project

Further consulting on the Moving Here schools' website interactives (2006)

Training PGCE students in use of ICT in Science classrooms

Interactive training for Secondary Science PGCE students at Roehampton University

Ulster Museums

Staff training on elearning development

Understanding online audiences toolkit and workshops

Building on previous work for the London Museums Hub to run a series of workshops and develop a toolkit for museum practitioners

Understanding online audiences work

Two projects for the London Museums Hub focusing on how to make best use of data gathering techniques including web statistics, online questionnaires, visitor surveys and focus groups

Untold London audience development

Online audience development work for the Untold London website, deploying web statistics, online questionnaires and user interviews

User testing National Archives Paleography microsite

User testing and consulting on the interface of a microsite developed by Kanoti and Surface Impression for the National Archives, on advanced Latin paleography

User testing of the Education section of the Thinktank website

Consulting and user testing of the new Thinktank website

Using new media to engage with audiences

Scoping, planning and co-presenting a one-day course on new media, including social media, for Renaissance South East

V&A (representing 10 National Museums)

Audits of 10 national museum websites for potential use by schools and by lifelong learners, as part of the National Museums Online Learning Project (2006)

Website development for the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu

Working with Surface Impression to develop a new website for the National Motor Museum Trust at Beaulieu, including online collections and online learning resources

West Midlands Hub

Consultation and staff training day on online learning

A scene from the History Makers video site.

West Midlands Museums Hub

Consultancy and user testing as part of development of online learning resources for adults (2005-2006)

West Sussex Library Service

Consulting on development of West Sussex Victorians website for KS2 teachers (2005- )

Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Evaluation and consulting on the Inspired Designs microsite (2005)

Wordsworth Trust

We provided consulting and training to enable the Trust to take a more strategic approach to planning, creating, editing and disseminating video content. We also selected and installed gallery playback equipment and developed an app to increase visitor

World Cancer Research Fund

User testing of the Great Grub Club website and associated games (2007)

Writing for the web course Lincoln

A hands on, practical course developed for MLA East Midlands, including modules on Online Collections and Education

Writing for the web course Winchester

A practical, interactive course developed for Hampshire County Council

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Writing for the Web training at the British Postal Museum and Archive

Lots of practical exercises and tips on visual and verbal aspects of writing for specific audiences and contexts.

Writing for the web training course Lincoln

Planning and delivering a course on writing for the web for Renaissance East Midlands

Writing for the web training RHS Wisley

Writing for the web training for RHS education staff

Yorkshire Museums Hub

Consulting and staff training on online learning resources and design of Learning Centres (2005)