Sessions at IWMW 2012 (Institutional Web Management Workshop) on Monday 18th June

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  • A1: Identifying and Responding to Emerging Technologies

    by Mark Power, Brian Kelly and Thom Bunting

    Understanding whether new or emerging ideas will be thwarted or become embedded when subjected to the "acid test" of the real world that is the educational system - and also the perpetual change of technology use - relies on an understanding of the patterns of cause and effect in that system.

    This session, which will be facilitated by members of the JISC Observatory team at UKOLN and CETIS, will use a mixture of group exercises and discussions to understand potential enablers and disenablers of emerging new technologies. Having developed a better appreciation of how new technologies may or may not be adopted can help to develop appropriate strategies for preparing institutions - and members of the institution - for exploiting innovative developments in an appropriate and effective manner.

    The session will explore how such approaches can be used for developing strategies for innovations which have become mainstream in recent years - such as mobile access and the social web - as well as provide an opportunity for participants to identify other developments which may be as yet under the radar'.

    By the end of this session you should:

    • Be aware of approaches which can help in identifying emerging technology developments through detection of 'weak signals'.
    • Have explored ways in which 'weak signals' which may be significant can be differentiated from unsustainable 'fads'.
    • Have used these approaches to identify key areas of which may affect the provision of institutional web services or other areas of relevance to participants.
    • Have seen ways in which these approaches have been used in others areas of JISC Observatory work.
  • A2: Experiences in user centred design at the University of Edinburgh

    by Neil Allison

    Neil Allison has been working to raise the profile of user centred design principles and techniques over the past 6 years at the University of Edinburgh.

    Neil will go through the things he has tried - what's worked and what's not been so successful - with who and on what.

    Neil's work has involved techies and non-techies, software development, websites, email comms and business processes.

    At the end of this session participants should:

    • Understand what UCD is and its benefits.
    • Have an awareness of UCD techniques and where to turn to for free help and resources.
    • Know a few more people in HE who share a similar philosophy for potential follow up and knowledge sharing.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • A3: An Open Approach to the Web - Learning Lessons from Others

    In this session Matt Jukes will talk about open & transparent approaches to web site development and the lessons we can learn from others, including approaches being taken by those developing web sites for the UK Government.

    NOTE: This speaker was cancelled due to unavailability of the workshop facilitator.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • A4: The Xcri-cap Files

    by Claire Gibbons and Rob Englebright

    "The truth is out there... but where?"

    The 2011 Online Learning Task Force report identified that online, distance, CPD and postgrad learning opportunities are difficult to find.

    The JISC #coursedata programme is supporting 63 institutions to review and refine their course information handling processes. As an outward manifestation of this increased agility the projects will produce an xcri-cap feed for these course types.

    The #coursedata-tech part of the programme has commissioned a validator and aggregator and will be creating some demonstration applications that use the data.

    This session will briefly cover the programme, the tools and their possible uses.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • A5: Preparing For Mobile Open Session

    by Ben Showers

    As part of institutional plans for "Embedding Innovation" we might reasonably expect institutions to be making preparations for providing mobile-friendly access to institutional services. But to what extend is this the case?

    In this open session we will invite participants to share their plans and experiences - and also concerns.

    This session is billed as an 'open session' which means that we expect there to be minimal facilitation, although if anyone would be willing to prepare a talk, or perhaps group activities, in advance please contact Brian Kelly, the IWMW 2012 chair.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • A6: Building a Low Cost Mobile Web Presence

    by Laura Murphy

    There's no escaping it, mobile web will be bigger than desktop by 2015. If
    mobile isn't on your 2012 web strategy, it needs to be and soon. This vendor
    independent presentation will provide practical advice on how to prepare for your
    organisations shift to mobile and, importantly, how to build a mobile presence
    without 'breaking the bank'. It will cover approaches that organisations can
    adopt to enable personalised web experiences for mobile devices. The presentation
    will outline the delivery methods available to make this step: adding mobile to
    web presence; add a mobile app or develop a mobile site.

    At 11:00am to 12:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Lunch

    At 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • New to the Sector? New to Web Management? New to IWMW?

    by Brian Kelly, amber thomas and Michael Nolan

    This session which will provide orientation for those who have not attended the event previously or are new to the sector or the community.

    In the session Mike Nolan, Head of the Web Services team at Edge Hill University, will give thoughts from the perspective of a Web manager who has had both technical and managerial responsibilities. Brian Kelly, UKOLN will describe various aspects of the Web management Community of Practice and Amber Thomas, JISC will summarise the ways in which JISC can support the needs of those working in institutional Web management teams.

    At 1:30pm to 2:00pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • B1: I've Got this Idea for an App...

    If, like the magpie, you are attracted to bright, shiny things then there is a good chance that the idea of making an app keeps appearing on your work wish list. This session is for anyone interested in what is involved in taking an app project from idea to app store.

    The session will use the case study of 'Oxford University - The Official Guide app'. It is an iPhone app but many topics covered will be relevent to iPad, Android and web apps. It will cover every aspect of the project except the coding, but it will explain how we chose an external developer.

    This session should be of interest to anyone interested in the process of creating an app.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

    Coverage slide deck

  • B2: Developing Digital Literacies and the Role of Institutional Support Services

    The JISC Developing Digital Literacies Programme is funding 12 projects over 2 years to promote the development of coherent, inclusive and holistic institutional strategies and organisational approaches for developing digital literacies for all staff and students in UK further and higher education with projects working across the following stakeholder groupings in their plans for developing digital literacies: students, academic staff, research staff, librarians and learning resources and support staff, administrators and managers and institutional support staff ...

    As part of its role within the support team for the programme, JISC CETIS is monitoring the development and use of technologies by the projects. This is recorded in the PROD database (http://prod.cetis.ac.uk/). This workshop session will summarize the range of technologies in use, discuss the balance between institutionally and non-institutionally provided tools and services - e.g. use of Dropbox versus MS Sharepoint for sharing project documentation; highlight some of the emerging issues for the institutional technology provision and strategy around supporting digital literacy what it means to be a digitally literate institution.

    The session will focus on the digital literacies needed by staff and researchers to fulfil their professional activities. The session will provide an opportunity for participants to identify the digital literacies they will need in their roles in providing institutional web services and explore ways in which relevant skills and expertise can be gained.

    By the end of this session you should:

    • Have a greater understanding of some of key drivers for digital literacies for staff and students.
    • Have greater understanding of the range of technologies currently in use by the Digital Literacy Projects
    • Have a greater understanding of their own digital literacy development needs.
    • Have a more in-depth understanding of how JISC ISC services support and monitor technologies in use in development programmes, and how to access relevant databases such as PROD.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

    Coverage slide deck

  • B3: Large-Scale Responsive Websites: Tools and Techniques

    by Keith Doyle and Paddy Callaghan

    A responsive website is a single website which has been designed to work across mobiles, tablets and desktops. If you have decided that you want a responsive website (or are just thinking about it) what are the patterns to use and the anti-patterns to avoid? This session will cover: approaches to information architecture, prototyping, usability testing and device testing; HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript techniques; a paper-prototyping exercise.

    This session will equip participants with the tools and patterns which are proven to be effective in developing a responsive site. It will also be an opportunity for participants to have their questions answered about their own websites.

    At the end of this session, participants will have practical techniques for implementing a responsive site, greater understanding of patterns that work and anti-patterns to avoid; and made an attempt to create prototypes for their own responsive sites.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • B4: Big and Small Web Data

    by mariekeguy

    Andreas Weigend, Head of the Social Data Lab at Stanford and the former Chief Scientist at Amazon, recently said that "Data is the new oil". Google, Facebook and friends certainly seem to be trying to get their hands on as much of your data as they can. However for data to be as significant as oil you need the capacity to turn that raw data into something useful.

    The explosion in digital data created and increasing requirements to be open with the data we have often leaves us in a quandary about what we should be doing.

    This workshop session takes a look at big and small data, and more importantly, big and small 'web' data, and helps you as web people to be pro-active when dealing with it. Key concepts of data management will be introduced and we will look at some of the challenges in this area. The break out groups will help you identify what data you are working with, or could be working with. The demo session will suggest tools that could make your life a lot easier.

    Come along to the workshop to help your institution 'deal with the data deluge' and 'turn data to your advantage'.

    This session has the following draft structure:

    Presentation: What is data anyway? Looking at current data trends and what it has to do with Web managers.

    Break out groups: What data do you deal with? Anything goes from personnel data to Key Information Sets and Web statistics.

    Demo: Tools that help with data (mining, citation, visualisation, analytics)

    Presentation: Case study - data use in an HE institution.

    Discussion and 'buzzword bingo'.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • B5: Managing and Supporting a Central Content Management System (CMS) with a Devolved Web Publishing Community

    by Joseph Farthing and Neil Allison

    At the University of Edinburgh, we've developed a single enterprise level CMS which is now used across 80 units with 600 users. This has allowed us to deliver consistency across the graphic design and navigation behaviours, whilst allowing significantly more non-technical users to directly manage and publish web content.

    However, there are some areas of CMS functionality which are felt by some users to be overly restrictive.

    We are currently reviewing what areas of the functionality that could offer a greater degree of flexibility without losing all the benefits and single consistent approach has provided - this will feed into the decisions for any future CMS development.

    We will go through the details of what we've done and highlight what worked well and the specific areas where we feel there's scope for greater flexibility.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • B6: BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

    Do you have a mobile device with you? Are you using it to its full potential? Do you have advice and suggestions which you'd be willing to share bwith others?

    This BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) session aims to provide an opportunity for device holders to discuss the features of their devices and ways they can be used to support their profession (and even social) activities.

    Note that this session is self-managed.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • B7: What Can schema.org Offer the Web Manager?

    by Phil Barker

    Schema.org is a major new initiative supported by Google, Yahoo, Microsoft Bing and Yandex with the aim of "making it easier for people to find the right web pages". It is a simplified profile of microdata, a means of embedding metadata in web pages that is aligned with HTML5. It differs significantly from previous attempts at providing resource descriptions for web pages to aid discovery, such as various metadata schema, microformats and RDFa in that it has support from the major search engines plus W3C, making it both standards-based and with vendor support.

    This workshop will investigate relevance of schema.org to UK Further and Higher Education Institutions. For example what might it offer for the description of organisations, events, courses and resources. There will be an emphasis on what practically can be achieved now, what might be achieved in the near future, what is necessary to get there, and what are the pitfalls and misconceptions to avoid.

    At 2:00pm to 3:30pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Tea/coffee

    At 3:30pm to 4:00pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Welcome to Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh

    by Dawn Ellis

    Official welcome to the IWMW 2012 event.

    At 4:00pm to 4:10pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Welcome to IWMW 2012

    by Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly officially opens the IWMW 2012 event.

    At 4:10pm to 4:20pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

    Coverage video

  • P1: Data and the Web Manager

    by Kevin Ashley

    In the opening talk at the IWMW 2012 event Kevin Ashley, the Director of the DCC (Digital Curation Centre) will describe the role data has in supporting innovation and provide examples of how institutions are using data to support teaching and learning and research activities.

    At 4:30pm to 5:15pm, Monday 18th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Workshop dinner

    To be held in the South Hall Complex.

    At 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday 18th June

  • Ceilidh

    At 8:00pm to 10:30pm, Monday 18th June