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The man from UCLES (part n)
[No, I never tire of that subject line. I bet imc (for I seem to recall that it was he) wishes he'd never come up with it.]

Anyway, the gentleman in question finally got back to me to discuss the other work that he might want me to do. It sounds like it's going to be a) temporary or freelance, and b) REALLY REALLY INTERESTING. Basically they're trying to develop new methods of computer-aided assessment for Eng. Lang./Lit. in schools, and they want people from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of different experiences for some intensive brainstorming sessions. Then, after that, they'll want a small team of people to work on whatever project comes out of the brainstorming.

He's suggested that I go away and investigate the current state of the market -- what's currently on offer in terms of computer-aided assessment for English -- and get some Ideas & be prepared to talk about them on Jan 12th next year. So I already have one interview set up in the New Year! Which makes me feel a lot better about the old year ending.

And ... Ideas! Somebody wants me to have Ideas! Somebody actually wants me to go away and think! This makes me feel happy. You know, I think that tells me something useful about the sort of job I want to be doing...

Current Mood: suddenly motivated

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rysmiel From: rysmiel Date: December 18th, 2003 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)
It gives me great delight to be able to type *hug* in a congratulatory rather than commiseratory way.

So much so that I wthink I will do it again. *hug*
julietk From: julietk Date: December 18th, 2003 09:23 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool! Yay, sounds promising. And yes, you do want to bear that in mind in terms of further job-hunting...

I have discovered that I too want to think, & not in the way that this job makes me think. Hrm.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: December 18th, 2003 09:40 am (UTC) (Link)

Very cool indeed! Fingers crossed that this turns out the way you would like. I hope this brings you into contact with some extremely interesting brainstormers.
martling From: martling Date: December 18th, 2003 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay. It's good seeing you bouncy, it's contagious :-)
imc From: imc Date: December 19th, 2003 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
I bet imc wishes he'd never come up with it.

I'm just glad you are getting some use out of it. :-)

This all sounds very encouraging, so well done.
jiggery_pokery From: jiggery_pokery Date: January 9th, 2004 03:32 am (UTC) (Link)
He's suggested that I go away and investigate the current state of the market -- what's currently on offer in terms of computer-aided assessment for English -- and get some Ideas & be prepared to talk about them on Jan 12th next year.

Which is now Monday. :-)

How are you and how is your preparation going?
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