Plymouth College of ArtMaking the Most of Course Information – Stage 2 Elaine Garcia
Technical, Interface and Content Domains• Technical – Creating the XCRI-CAP feed• Content – Creating or gather content students will to see when choosing a course• Interface – Displaying the information created and share with others
Technical Domain• Production of the XCRI-CAP feed – Process redesign – Cultural change – Technical development – What, Where, Who, Why, When?
Content DomainsAssertion:• Art and Design is perhaps “different”• Students want greater contextualised information• We want to allow students to see in 3D rather than 2D• In Stage One we had the opportunity to assess whether we were right
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Question Which were the most important sources of information forstudents when choosing a course?Website Prospectus Open Day Interview Social Media A B C D E
Ans. - Which were the most important sources of information for students when choosing a course? Website Prospectus Open Day Interview Social Media A B C D E
QuestionWhere was the first place students looked for information about courses?Search Engine Website UCAS Radio Onsite A B C D E
Ans. - Where was the first place you looked for information about courses?Search Engine Website UCAS Radio Onsite A B C D E
QuestionWhat sort of things appeal tostudents in Art and Design?
Ans. – What sort of things appeal to students in Art and Design? Hands on Resources Course Facilities Content Environment Experience Creative Freedom Tutors Other Students Atmosphere Group Dynamics
Content DomainsWhat did this tell us?• When students first look for information they go to UCAS, websites or search engines• BUT….• The information they find most useful and is found via interviews (talking to tutors)• AND…..• The most useful information relates to areas such as tutors, atmosphere, environment and intangible aspects• SO….• We wanted to include this information within the XCRI-CAP feed
Content DomainsHow did we do this?• Utilising Mahara (eportfolio) for staff profiles• Creating a public URL for each member of staff linked to course• This portfolio will have the following elements: – Profile Page (public) – CV (private) – Research Interests (public) – Online Gallery (public) – Range of other customisable pages (Linkedin, twitter, academia.edu)
Interface Domains• Create an aggregator site for specialist art and design institutions to display the XCRI-CAP feed (including extended elements)• Provide a demonstrator for the XCRI-CAP feed• Highlight the specialist nature of Art and Design institutions
Further Investigation• We will also be considering whether any information contained in Moodle may be able to be provided to prospective students to give them a better idea of what the course will be like……
Moodle Block• XCRI-CAP Demonstrator• Will provide progression opportunities to existing students via a Moodle block which utilises the XCRI-CAP feed to suggest “next step” courses or allow a search facility for students from within the VLE.• FE, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, CPD and possibly careers…..
More Information…. Elaine GarciaHead of Human and Digital Learning Environments & Project Manager for Making the Most of CourseInformation and XCRI-CAP Demonstrator Projects • firstname.lastname@example.org • @ela1negarc1a • Skype – ela1negarc1a