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SPLASH Project Presentation
Morning Session - User Owned Technology Demonstrators (uotd)
JISC eLearning Programme Meeting - 3.3.09

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Splash Presentation

  1. 1. SPLASH Amy Waldron - Project Manager Hesan Yousif - Client Manager University of Sussex
  2. 2. Aims <ul><li>Create student personal homepages in a social software portal </li></ul><ul><li>Use portal/mash-up technology </li></ul><ul><li>Make homepages customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Get students and lecturers using the system for teaching, learning and social purposes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Audience <ul><li>University students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Freshers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergraduates (18-21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Postgraduates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Distance Learners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mature students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interest groups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student Union groups </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecturers and other teaching and learning staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support staff – internal communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All staff – social and communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ University Communities” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Approach <ul><li>User consultation and requirements definition </li></ul><ul><li>Technical analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Mock-up site </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback and Usability Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Beta Launch </li></ul><ul><li>Further development </li></ul><ul><li>Launch revised site </li></ul><ul><li>The future……. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Findings & Issues <ul><li>Findings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff are surprisingly keen! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students need guidance from academic champions to use social software for learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You need a lot of resources to keep a site ‘alive’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed of the site caused damaging disillusionment at a key point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing in an environment we hadn’t used before </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Think about all your users! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement of staff and other University units was key to the take up of the software product but we didn’t fully realise this in our planning at the beginning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The collegiate environment can be problematic for communication </li></ul></ul>The big SPLASH lesson:

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