If you know me then you will know I am a big fan of doing courses. I never stop! The latest in my summer of CPD is the Emarketing course from Axis Centre in Nottingham through De Montfort Uni. It forms part of the UCPD I have been studying towards over the summer. I have started it today and it is one day per week until the end of July.
On another note, I have been looking at what course I was going to do next year in September. I currently have a HND in Computing but have found it almost impossible to do the Top Up to the Bsc (Hons) in the evening. It's really annoying. The universities sometimes have no idea about the needs of people working in business. Anyway, the reason I wanted to do the top up was so I could finally get on to my long awaited Masters course in Artificial Intelligence. Just on the off chance after someone at work suggested it to me, I applied directly to do the Masters at DMU and sent along my CV ect.. I got an email back last Friday saying they felt I would be very suitable for the course so I am really really pleased! I hopefully start that in September (providing I get all the official paperwork sorted out in time). I will begin work on Skynet 2.0 immediately!!!!!
As said I started this today. First impressions are that it will be really good. The training was delivered in a fast to the point and punchy style that I like and not in an airy fairy academic way that lacks any really content. It looks like a lot of the course will be about promoting yourself using the social media and trying to harness your customers to collaborate on the content of your site. The message they are getting across really is the one I like and is very relevant. My only concern is I am not sure yet how we can apply it to our business. One thing I though about today was that our own internal project management tool has better features and looks better than our outward facing website. Crazy I know! I also had the embarrassing thing of where people asked to look at our site and as our site is so fat and full of crazy things, it took about an hour to load up and even then appeared very buggy on the screen. Not cool! As many of the people on these courses are crying out for development people and our company could easily clean up with them. God! We have got to fix it quick.