The Studyzone: Courses 2011-12









Level 2

Digital Graphics

Web design

Spreadsheet Modelling

Supporting Organisations with IT

Presenting Information with IT

Level 3

Digital Graphics

Spreadsheet Modelling

Impact of IT on Business Systems

Level 4

Web Design

Project Management


Here we go again - the new list to the left shows the units I'll be teaching this year. There's quite a bit of new stuff coming so if you are looking for something from the previous years, this link to the 2010-11 page may help.


As soon as I know the 2011-12 timetables there'll be previews here.


For Induction week, you may like the Learning Styles quiz and surveys I prepared available on-line. They include an Induction Checklist and Individual Learning Plan form.

ILP Reviews

Click here for the form you can complete to help plan how things are going and assist in discussions about your progress, needs and talents.

For news and recent developments in ICT, check out my FAQICA blog.

My main interest now is in ideas for using technology. My webtools site, with links to forms for feedback, continues to be really popular. I have also completed my own MA with Middlesex University and will be adding links to resources for students there. I have created an on-line forum for Programme Advisers (access by invitation only)

For web design, I cannot recommend highly enough My Website Is Better Than Yours by Dr Nicholas Longo, Director and CEO of CoffeeCup Software. [That's a 6MB PDF so may take a while to get but is is free!]

There is a section specifically for a short Excel 2007 course with tasks, notes and examples and the Introduction to web design course pages are still here although the evening course didn't run this year. So join me on-line if you like. For tutors, here's a trial staff skills assessment. There's also ILT or e-learning and you'll find plenty on that here as well as on the pages I develop on the Q2 blog.

November sessions

Task sheet and sample file for Spreadsheets Help notes

Task sheet and profiles for Peter and Judy for IT in Business Help notes

Sample websites for Peter and Judy and Task Sheet for Web Design

Task sheet for Presenting Information leaflets for Judy and Peter Help notes

Large print for Web design and for Presenting Information tasks