The DELIA Project

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  • The DELIA Project

    1. 1. Port-Ent-Ass SIGs: 22 May 2008
    2. 2. ADoM What? <ul><li>Project outputs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A set of structured centralised processes to describe admissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A model which practitioners can access and augment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exploration of whether existing web services can be re-used </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A demonstrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A central generalised view of service patterns in admissions to feed into DELIA and PortisHEad projects </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. ADoM Why? <ul><li>Project outcomes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Raised awareness of the benefits of a service-oriented approach in e-Admissions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A basis for designing effective and responsive systems and structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link with XCRI through descriptions of usage of courses information from the perspective of admissions staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use of less paper as institutions see the value and potential of doing things electronically </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. ADoM Starter home http://adom.alanpaull.co.uk/
    5. 5. Port-Ent-Ass SIGs: 22 May 2008
    6. 6. DELIA Who? <ul><li>University of Nottingham (lead) </li></ul><ul><li>Manchester Metropolitan University </li></ul><ul><li>UCAS </li></ul><ul><li>APS Ltd </li></ul>
    7. 7. DELIA What? <ul><li>Explore processes needed by admissions staff to define and handle enhanced applicant information </li></ul><ul><li>Explore use, and support development of, structured Entry Profiles, including benefits to applicants and to referees; </li></ul><ul><li>Scope and demonstrate electronic services that would make Entry Profiles linked to structured personal statements and references work - improving processes for admissions staff </li></ul><ul><li>Prototyping work to find out what IT support will best help admissions staff to process enhanced applicant information </li></ul>Demonstrating Enhanced Learner Information for Admissions
    8. 8. DELIA Why? <ul><li>Support improved matching of applicants to courses </li></ul><ul><li>Assist with subsequent effect on retention </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate processes needed by HEI admissions staff to handle new, enhanced applicant information </li></ul><ul><li>What changes might be needed at UCAS? </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify collective understanding of the changing admissions environment </li></ul>
    9. 9. DELIA How? <ul><li>Focus on ‘intended practice’ </li></ul><ul><li>Analysing current practice for handling a range of ‘extra’ information sources currently in operation at the University of Nottingham and elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>Requirements engineering approach, building on ADoM model </li></ul><ul><li>Structured Entry Profiles: towards a new exemplification; example implementation from HEI viewpoint </li></ul><ul><li>Good practice guidelines: Entry Profile creation and how to use structured information in decision-making </li></ul>
    10. 10. Making Entry Profiles now
    11. 11. Making Entry Profiles in the future
    12. 12. Other areas of interest <ul><li>Structured Personal Statements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Will applicants create them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will selection staff in HEIs want them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And how will they use them? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do structured Personal Statements relate to ePortfolios? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Information about school performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can we provide tools to make use of this type of data effective and efficient? </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. The End <ul><li>Students’ Structured Entry Profiles for e-Admissions: Aspects of the DELIA Project </li></ul><ul><li>Further information: </li></ul><ul><li>Alan Paull Sandra Winfield </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/eportfolio/DELIA/ </li></ul>

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