Big news!

WebCT LogoHey, big news, guess all the ‘not’ blogging and so on paid off.

I’ve been offered the post of ‘Chief Blogging Officer’ at WebCT developing their community manager operations and communications strategy.

Basically it would involve developing a blogging system to operate on the open web which integrates with Vista, building in full RSS capabilities into the system (a la Moodle) and writing about it all in the blogosphere… markets are conversations after all.

It’s a no-relocation-required job too… so what do you think I should do?

12 replies on “Big news!”

  1. I assume that it pays reasonably well, and that it’s not just a means of controlling what you write (ie., you get the blogging freedom inherent in the concept of ‘chief blogging officer’).

    If so – take it. You can do a lot of good for a lot of people.

    Oh – and congratulations. :)

  2. Congrats James!!

    My advice is similar to Stephen’s – if you feel you can be an authentic voice…go for it! While I’ve had some rants against LMS’…it’s not the company but the closed system that concerns me. By taking a position like this, you’d certainly be able to communicate positively what blogging is all about…and why educators should consider it as an effective means of dialogue and learning. Small imprints of change…

  3. As I’m reflecting on this…shall I assume that it’s not an April Fool’s joke? It has all the makings…i.e. open source blogger makes good with closed source. Hmm…

  4. I s’pose it’s the afternoon now (here) so I can fess up to the entire post being absolute bunkum :o)

    Sorry if I inspired any false hope ;D

    y’never know though………….

  5. They are the borg. You will be assimilated. Have fun ;-)

  6. Go for it … the educational LMS/CMS toolset market could use a good kick in the … well, you know! I’d read the fine print, but it sounds like a cool opportunity to do something you like and that others will find interesting.

  7. James…what great news! I’m sure within months, they’ll be renaming the product James CT! All the best! (And Cole, shame on you for not reading through the comments! ;0))

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