SUPERSTAR KOBE BRYANT died with eight others in a tragic helicopter accident along a route I used to travel in southern California. Kobe was a real-life superhero in my eyes. On the court, he always came through for his team. After retirement, he lifted the lives of many others in his charity work.
His death has reverberated around the Irish campus where I work as students express how they discovered the legacy of one of the world's most talented basketball players. I've summarised the research four students did as part of a 30 minute research period we carved out during a part of a Web Content Management Systems module taught on the BSc in Creative Media Design. You can see action figures like the one of Kobe Bryant scattered throughout our Clonmel campus.
BACK IN 1997, I started computer labs with a task list published on my blog. I'm doing the same thing in 2016 as I begin to show a new cohort of sports management students how to quickly move from desktop Office to collaboration inside Office 365. There's a task list below the fold for people who are curious about how I begin the OneNote on-boarding process with new converts. Several of the activities specified in the task list generate follow-up cards automatically inside Contactually, the CRM system I use with hundreds of students every year.
PART OF THE digital media and e-commerce module that I teach in the Limerick Institute of Technology involves an understanding of Mailchimp. We create and develop effective mailing list strategies during the lab sessions.
WE'RE MARKING THE 2015-16 academic year by setting up dozens of blogs with sports management and strength and conditioning students in the Limerick Institute of Technology. I'm using this blog post to list the ones I've spotted in my Google Alerts.
Photo from Padraig O'Connor of Kilmaley Minor Final.
These blogs were started in 2015 as part of the two separate degree programmes offered by the Limerick Institute of Technology, one in Thurles and another in Moylish Park. Hopefully, some of these blogs will offer sports insider news, information about sports business deals and some perspective on effective sports marketing. These topics are as important to aspiring sports managers.
WE HAVE MORE THAN 60 new bloggers in the Strength and Conditioning (SNC) and Sports Management programmes developing their presence online through blogging and social media. I'm taking a moment to begin listing the names and hyperlinks to athletes' blogs I've discovered on the Moylish and Thurles campuses of the Limerick Institute of Technology.
David Reidy achieved a Personal Best when winning a Boston Hurling Championship for the hurling club Tipperary Boston in the summer of 2015. This is part of his story.
From Google Images.
I went to Boston for the last six weeks of the summer holidays. My main aim going over was to play hurling, but i had to work when over there. There is a very competitive Hurling Championship in this part of America. It is a credit to members of the GAA in both Ireland and America to have a such a strong championship in a foreign country with a mixture of nationalities playing.
This guest post by Ryan McGovern is one of a series written by sports management students in the Limerick Institute of Technology.
My Personal Best goes back to 2012 when I was playing gaelic football with the local team 'Na Gaeil'. I was playing my first year at minor level, the group of lads playing this year was relatively strong compared to pervious years but by no means could we predict for what we went on to achieve.