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The DELIA Project

The DELIA Project



Alan Paull of APS Ltd discusses the DELIA project.

Alan Paull of APS Ltd discusses the DELIA project.



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The DELIA Project The DELIA Project Presentation Transcript

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