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JANET Update December 2008
 

JANET Update December 2008

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Frances Neilson popped into the RSC Office to do an update on JANET services

Frances Neilson popped into the RSC Office to do an update on JANET services

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    JANET Update December 2008 JANET Update December 2008 Presentation Transcript

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