ONE OF THE BIGGEST events that occurs routinely in my professional life is a review by peers. In my corner of the world, it's the HETAC Panel Visit. Among other things, our visitors will evaluate Tipperary Institute's ability to deliver third level (university level) modules in creative multimedia. My modules concern such wide-ranging topics as Media Writing, Social Media, Public Relations, Mass Communications, Applied Communications (podcasting), and Computer Games in Society. We have always enjoyed first-touch success during these peer reviews. We'll know how we did on this occasion before the middle of May. In the meantime, some research notes.
- Distinguished role of Irish computer professionals.
- Partnership in staffing and administration.
- From smoke to cloud in personal communications.
- The role of source code as a third level deliverable.
- Distributed and mobile computing.
- Research and development in the new economy.
- Industry acclamation at the Digital Media Awards.
All of these topics relate to Google's perception of the expertise of the visiting panel. Also noteworthy, until this blog item entered the cloud, Google returned no results on the exact phrase "HETAC Panel Visit" so our use of social media in this regard is historic.