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JANET Update Frances Neilson December 2008
What’s New? <ul><li>EdLab </li></ul><ul><li>HD Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Developments with Moodle </li></ul><ul>...
EdLab <ul><li>An online collaboration and support function </li></ul><ul><li>Open to anyone from the JANET Community </li>...
EdLab <ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video material </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia material </li></ul><ul><li>Dis...
HD Videoconferencing <ul><li>JVCS installed 2 new multi-point control units (MCUs) in Edinburgh and Bracknell </li></ul><u...
HD Videoconferencing <ul><li>Very highest picture quality </li></ul><ul><li>Picture quality on existing SD systems will be...
Moodle Developments <ul><ul><li>Moodle Mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MoodleMobile for JANET Txt launced </li></ul>...
Moodle Developments <ul><li>From Moodle to Noodle </li></ul><ul><li>Noodle is an extension to Moodle that allows access to...
Moodle Developments <ul><li>Add an NLN Learning object </li></ul><ul><li>Browse NLN through a simplified version of NLN si...
JANET Collaborate <ul><li>A prototype service was launched last year </li></ul><ul><li>Available to schools, FE, HE and ed...
JANET Collaborate • Personal Profiles: interests, contact  information • Collaboration methods preferred  (JVCS, Skype Han...
JANET Collaborate <ul><li>Search for members with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>Invite others to collaborate </li></...
JANET Collaborate <ul><li>Pilot Report completed and to includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Online Survey (120 respondents) </li><...
JANET Collaborate <ul><li>96.4% </li></ul><ul><li>recommended or will recommend the site to a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>...
JANET Collaborate <ul><li>User Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify Search and Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Attract mo...
<ul><li>And now… </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 – make the site more usable and useful </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Phase 3 – In...
JANET Talk Trial Objectives <ul><li>To understand how JANET Talk fits into the JANET connected organisations’ IT strategie...
JANET Talk <ul><li>Call for Participation (Phase 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Trial will run to August 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Up t...
JANET Talk – examples <ul><li>Collaboration across sectors via off-site learning </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Tool </li></...
JANET Talk - Timescales <ul><li>JANET Talk Trial (2 nd  Phase) opens November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback Point 1 – No...
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Frances Neilson popped into the RSC Office to do an update on JANET services

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  1. 1. JANET Update Frances Neilson December 2008
  2. 2. What’s New? <ul><li>EdLab </li></ul><ul><li>HD Videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Developments with Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>JANET Collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>JANET Talk Trial </li></ul>
  3. 3. EdLab <ul><li>An online collaboration and support function </li></ul><ul><li>Open to anyone from the JANET Community </li></ul><ul><li>Particularly aimed at technical staff with responsibility for: networking, IT security and videoconferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a range of tools and content relating to academic networking and JANET </li></ul><ul><li>Access restricted to .ac.uk email addresses </li></ul><ul><li>URL: http://www.ja.net/training/edlab </li></ul><ul><li>Queries to: edlab@ja.net </li></ul>
  4. 4. EdLab <ul><li>Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Audio/Video material </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia material </li></ul><ul><li>Discussions </li></ul>
  5. 5. HD Videoconferencing <ul><li>JVCS installed 2 new multi-point control units (MCUs) in Edinburgh and Bracknell </li></ul><ul><li>Effectively doubles JVCS’s videoconferencing capacity </li></ul><ul><li>Supports a far greater number of high bandwidth multipoint HD conferences simultaneously </li></ul>
  6. 6. HD Videoconferencing <ul><li>Very highest picture quality </li></ul><ul><li>Picture quality on existing SD systems will be improved significantly </li></ul><ul><li>Will purchase 2 more units to place at JANET core locations </li></ul><ul><li>JVCS is the largest national educational videoconference system in the world </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moodle Developments <ul><ul><li>Moodle Mobile </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MoodleMobile for JANET Txt launced </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SMS integration module within the Moodle VLE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to install plug in </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Moodle Developments <ul><li>From Moodle to Noodle </li></ul><ul><li>Noodle is an extension to Moodle that allows access to NLN materials without the need for a local repository </li></ul><ul><li>No need to login separately to the NLN site </li></ul><ul><li>Cut down version of NLN site appears within Moodle </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moodle Developments <ul><li>Add an NLN Learning object </li></ul><ul><li>Browse NLN through a simplified version of NLN site in a pop-up window </li></ul><ul><li>Browse or search for a Learning Object in the usual way </li></ul><ul><li>Click the ‘add to Moodle course’ button </li></ul><ul><li>Resource automatically updated </li></ul><ul><li>More info, updates and video available at: http://www.nln.ac.uk/?p=Noodle </li></ul>
  10. 10. JANET Collaborate <ul><li>A prototype service was launched last year </li></ul><ul><li>Available to schools, FE, HE and educational content providers (museums) </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Collaboration tools </li></ul><ul><li>Technology agnostic </li></ul>
  11. 11. JANET Collaborate • Personal Profiles: interests, contact information • Collaboration methods preferred (JVCS, Skype Handle, MSN Email address, etc)
  12. 12. JANET Collaborate <ul><li>Search for members with similar interests </li></ul><ul><li>Invite others to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Offer/search for opportunities to collaborate </li></ul><ul><li>Set up or participate in groups or for a </li></ul><ul><li>More info (and join up) at: http:// www.janetcollaborate.ac.uk </li></ul>
  13. 13. JANET Collaborate <ul><li>Pilot Report completed and to includes: </li></ul><ul><li>Online Survey (120 respondents) </li></ul><ul><li>9 Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>Independent Usability Study </li></ul>
  14. 14. JANET Collaborate <ul><li>96.4% </li></ul><ul><li>recommended or will recommend the site to a colleague </li></ul><ul><li>and other stats… </li></ul>
  15. 15. JANET Collaborate <ul><li>User Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Simplify Search and Registration </li></ul><ul><li>Attract more members and content </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with JVCS </li></ul><ul><li>Offer International Partners </li></ul><ul><li>Optimise the site for search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate with Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide services for content providers </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>And now… </li></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 – make the site more usable and useful </li></ul><ul><li>Potential Phase 3 – Integration with other services to share features? </li></ul><ul><li>“ A portal to JANET Communications”? </li></ul>JANET Collaborate
  17. 17. JANET Talk Trial Objectives <ul><li>To understand how JANET Talk fits into the JANET connected organisations’ IT strategies </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the usage levels of the mix of the various collaboration tools </li></ul><ul><li>To understand the types of usage scenarios for JANET Talk </li></ul><ul><li>To enable JANET(UK) to develop a sustainable business model for JANET Talk based on actual use </li></ul>
  18. 18. JANET Talk <ul><li>Call for Participation (Phase 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Trial will run to August 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 100 licences per organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Full range of features (Voice, Video, Shared Whiteboard, Application Sharing, File Sharing, Instant Messaging, PSTN breakout) at no cost. </li></ul>
  19. 19. JANET Talk – examples <ul><li>Collaboration across sectors via off-site learning </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring Tool </li></ul><ul><li>Research Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Organisations with multiple sites </li></ul><ul><li>Lower infrastructure and PSTN call cost </li></ul>
  20. 20. JANET Talk - Timescales <ul><li>JANET Talk Trial (2 nd Phase) opens November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback Point 1 – November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback Point 2 – 2 nd February 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>JANET Talk Workshop – TBA July 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Trial ends – End of August 2009 </li></ul>
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