Google Apps for Education UK User Group - February 2011 schedule

Tuesday 15th February 2011

  • Introduction and Logistics

    by Martin Hamilton

    Martin Hamilton from Loughborough University (event organizer) will introduce the day and run through logistics.

    At 10:00am to 10:15am, Tuesday 15th February

  • Google 'roadmap' update

    by Iain Fletcher, Google

    At 10:15am to 10:45am, Tuesday 15th February

  • Mass migration to Google Apps

    by Niall Sclater

    Niall Sclater (Director of Learning Innovation at the Open University) describes the their evaluation process and the challenges involved in migrating 200,000 students to Google Apps.

    At 11:00am to 11:30am, Tuesday 15th February

  • SSO and Identity Management

    by Jon Warbrick

    Jon Warbrick (Information Systems Team Leader at the University of Cambridge) discusses the unique challenges of deploying Google Apps in a collegiate environment, and Cambridge's systems integration approach.

    At 11:00am to 11:30am, Tuesday 15th February

  • Building on Google Apps at Jaguar Landrover

    by Mike Conner, AppsBroker and Sean McAndrew, AppsBroker

    Mike Conner and Sean McAndrew from Google Enterprise Partner AppsBroker discuss their recent projects to migrate Jaguar Landrover and Taylor Woodrow to Google Apps.

    At 11:30am to 12:00pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Mashing up Google Apps

    by Tony Hirst

    Tony Hirst is a Lecturer at the Open University, best known for his exploits "mashing up" Web 2.0 services and championing open data. Tony will demonstrate some of the lesser known features of common tools such as Google Docs spreadsheets. Did you know you could automatically pull the contents of a web page into a spreadsheet, treat them as a database using SQL statements, and then visualize the results?

    At 11:30am to 12:00pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Developing the Business Case (panel)

    by Aline Hayes, christine sexton and Nick Skelton

    Nick Skelton (Assistant Director of IT at the University of Bristol), Aline Hayes (Director of Information Systems and Technology at Sheffield Hallam University) and Chris Sexton (Director of Corporate Information and Computing Services at the University of Sheffield and UCISA chair) discuss their experiences of building up an internal business case for moving to cloud services / Google Apps, and work through some common questions.

    At 12:00pm to 12:30pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Open Mic Session

    by Zoe Ross, Sheila MacNeill, Mohamed Imran, Martin Hawksey, Steve Philp and Manish Malik

    Your opportunity for five minutes of fame! Any and all topics welcome - first come, first served. Session chair Sheila MacNeill (Assistant Director of JISC CETIS) will keep order :-)

    At 12:00pm to 12:30pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • From the VLE to a VLEcosystem

    by Mark Allen and Zoe Ross

    Mark Allen from Ed in the Clouds and Zoe Ross from DoDigital demonstrate the sort of collaborative learning environments which they are currently building for school students as young as four. Even before they can write, students can be publishing material to the web and submitting their work for peer review, and yet the tools also need to be accessible and intuitive to the most techno-phobic schoolteacher. Come along and see how Mark, Zoe, and others like them tackle this challenge and discover what sort of environment the undergraduate intake of 2025 are already familiar with..."

    At 1:30pm to 2:00pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Integrating Serco Facility CMIS with Google Apps

    by Peter Sellek, Leeds Metropolitan University

    Peter Sellek (Development Leader at Leeds Metropolitan University) will describe the work that his team undertook to integrate the Serco Facility CMIS timetabling system with Google Apps to give students their own personalized timetables. This is now available through Serco as an optional module for CMIS.

    At 1:30pm to 2:00pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Cloud Learning Environments

    by Steve Wheeler and Manish Malik

    Manish Malik (Faculty Learning and Teaching Coordinator at the University of Portsmouth) and Steve Wheeler (Associate Professor of Learning Technology at the University of Plymouth) discuss the recent developments and the patterns emerging within the CMS/LMS/VLE product sector. From BB & Moodle 1.0 to BBoogle & Moodle 2.0:Google to Sakai 3.0/Canvas to a pure GApps based learning environment. On demo will be an application that shows the potential of Google Apps in creating an open Virtual Learning Environment or a "Cloud Learning Environment".

    At 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Google Apps, Customized -- do more with the Google Apps Marketplace

    by Claudio Cherubino

    Claudio Cherubino from Google Developer Relations will give delegates a whirlwind tour of the Google Apps Marketplace from a developer perspective. The Google Apps Marketplace lets you create seamlessly integrated apps of your own, delivered through Google's infrastructure and APIs.

    At 2:00pm to 2:30pm, Tuesday 15th February

  • Engagement with Google (open house discussion)

    by Sam Peter, Google and William Florance, Google

    Google's Sam Peter and William Florance will lead an open house discussion responding to points raised during the event and beforehand via Google Moderator.

    At 2:45pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday 15th February