So long and thanks for all the fish

After eight years very happy years my time with Cetis has drawn to a close.  I am moving on to pastures new as a Senior Lecturer in Blended Learning at Glasgow Caledonian University starting early next month.

When I started at Cetis, Sarah Currier, who’s role as EC SIG Co-ordinator, I replaced told me that it had been “the best job I’ve ever had”. And, eight years later, I can whole heartedly agree that working with Cetis has been the best job I’ve ever had. I’ve learned so much over the past eight years, moving from SIG Co-ordinator to Assistant Director. I know I wouldn’t have been able to get my new job without the myriad of opportunities I’ve had through Cetis.  I’ve had lots of laughs and a few tears along the way. I still remember that feeling of impending doom as I dialled into my first IMS content packaging working group meeting :-)   The support of all my colleagues has been invaluable and I’d like to thank Lorna Campbell in particular for taking a risk and hiring me in the first place.  I was convinced for quite some time that the decision had been based largely on my shoes . . .

I couldn’t have imagined a more fitting point to leave the organisation than just after winning the ALT UK Learning Technologist of the Year. As I said when I received the award, I really feel that it was a recognition not only of my work but of everyone in Cetis. It was also tinged with a sense of irony as myself and my colleagues Lorna and Martin  had recently been made redundant by our host institution as they no longer felt our work was strategically relevant.

However all good things come to an end and I am really looking forward to the challenges of my new post and being fully integrated within an institution. I will now be looking to Cetis now to provide me with insight and guidance for many years to come. If you are interested I’ll be sharing my new adventures on my new blog.

So in the words of Douglas Adams, who always comes to mind at times when I can’t think of anything else to say,

so long and thanks for all the fish

8 thoughts on “So long and thanks for all the fish

  1. Pingback: where Sheila will be seen in a couple of weeks | howsheilaseesIT

  2. Many congratulations on the new job, Sheila, and on the award – they are both so richly deserved. It’s been a real pleasure and privilege working with you over the years.

  3. Well I am surprised but very pleased for you and wish you every success in your new role and next stage
    Of your life. A chance to show off more shoes!

  4. Thanks for blogs and other exchanges, Sheila. Wish you the best in your new position. Hope we’ll be in touch again.
    – Bas

  5. It’s been a delight to work with you as part of the Jisc/Cetis community of practitioners and I’m sure you’ll enjoy your new role. Look forward to catching up at future expert group meetings and conferences.

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