Hi, my name is Louise and I work as Editorial Digital Specialist on the MyiMaths team.
Can you tell us a bit about how you got to where you are today?
I’ve been working at Oxford University Press for ten years and in education publishing for eight years. I started out as an editor in the Academic division of OUP. My background is in Languages and Linguistics though and so in 2010 I was lucky enough to move to the Modern Foreign Languages team in the Education division. There I spent four years working on French and Spanish language courses. Most of this time was spent working on another of our digital platforms, Kerboodle. I worked on creating digital language courses to accompany print courses, which included building interactive activities and testing final products before launch.
In 2014 I then transitioned to the International editorial team to work exclusively on digital resources. In our team we work on products for international curricula such as the IB and Cambridge. I now work on a range of digital products, from Kerboodle to digital books to MyiMaths, helping the team research and come up with ideas as well as supporting the actual creation of products. I love working on digital education resources and find it really exciting!
Tell us about your role within the MyiMaths Team?
My role on MyiMaths is to support the publishing team in ensuring the platform and content is relevant and useful for the users of the site. I am also working at the moment with my colleagues on the UK MyMaths sites (Primary and Secondary MyMaths) to move MyiMaths content out of Flash. This work involves planning with the development team, testing content as it is released and updating our marketing colleagues to help them keep the support site up to date. It’s an exciting project to be involved in.
I also work with the publishing team to get feedback from our MyiMaths users. This may be through talking to teachers or visiting schools, or it could be answering queries that come in from Customer Support. It’s really important to us to hear from teachers about how they are using MyiMaths and how we can make it better. If you’re an international school using the site and would like to share any feedback at email@example.com, I’d love to hear from you!