Sessions at IWMW 2012 (Institutional Web Management Workshop) on Tuesday 19th June

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  • Open Data Development in the City of Edinburgh Council

    by Suraj Kika and Sally Kerr

    With the launch of the Scottish Digital Participation Group open data development has fresh motivation in Scotland. A number of Scottish Councils are working with open data already, and the current NESTA Make It Local Scotland project initiative is a lead innovator in supporting groweth. The City of Edinburgh Council is working closely with a number of partners to develop its approach, with a key aim to deliver real value. The talk will include:

    • Open Data in Scotland - the context for Local Government and the challenges Councils face.
    • How the City of Edinburgh Council is approaching these challenges and developing projects using open data.
    • How the Jadu system uses its API to deliver open data: case study of Litchfield District Council.
    • The NESTA 'Make It Local Scotland' initiative - how Edinburgh is using open data and code to deliver its project.

    At 9:00am to 9:45am, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Data Visualisation: A Taster

    by Tony Hirst and Martin Hawksey

    In 2011 it was estimated that 1.8 zettabytes of data was created, enough to
    fill 57 billion 32Gig iPads, and estimates that data production would double every
    two years (see the Digital Universe study at http://www.emc.com/digital_universe). The availability of data opens new opportunities to provide information, intelligence and insight into every aspect of institutional life.

    In this talk Tony Hirst and Martin Hawksey will a taster of some of the tools
    and techniques used to explore and communicate some of this data. The talk will
    also touch upon the ethics and benefits when using these techniques.

    At 9:45am to 10:30am, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Tea/coffee

    At 10:30am to 11:00am, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Key Information Set Data

    by Andrew Oakley

    The Key Information Set (KIS) is a mandatory UK-wide collection of data that will assist potential students in their decision-making when applying for an undergraduate course. In this talk, Andrew will outline what information is covered, where it comes from, how it gets updated, how it will be integrated into institutions' websites, how potential students will access the information and how the complete set of data will be available to the general public under an open licence.

    At 11:00am to 11:45am, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Beyond WCAG: Experiences in Implementing BS 8878

    by EA Draffan

    The University of Southampton embarked on an ambitious plan to investigate
    the accessibility of not only their websites but also their in-house behind
    the scenes intranets and other web based products. The Web4All project
    aimed to encourage web site teams, developers, designers, content managers,
    academics, and all those in communications, to work with available
    accessibility and usability standards and guidelines such as W3C WCAG 2.0
    and BS 8878. However it was found that just attempting to follow check
    lists and procedures did not necessarily guarantee the main aim of making
    web products "accessible, consistent, efficient and enjoyable to use."
    Evaluations showed that recommendations contained 'within' the guidelines
    and standards had to be better understood with the provision of initial
    training, iterative web product testing, user participation and amendments
    to both content and templates provided for the web products.

    This talk will discuss the progress of the Web4All project, issues that
    have arisen and some of the solutions developed over the past 2 years.

    At 11:45am to 12:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Lunch

    At 12:30pm to 2:00pm, Tuesday 19th June

  • Going Online - Do Universities Really Understand the Internet?

    by Ferdinand von Prondzynski

    Much of the innovation in ICT over recent decades has come out of universities. However, while universities understand the technology, and are leaders in knowledge development, they often seem to be curiously bad at using technology for education or even for PR. Why is this so, and what can be done about it?

    At 2:00pm to 2:45pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Do I Need an App for That?

    by Rob Borley

    2011 saw the 15 billionth download from the apple app store and there are now over 500,000 different apps available to consumers. Apple's assertion that "There is an app for that" does indeed appear to be correct.

    2012 has been labeled the year of the app but as you consider your mobile strategy it is legitimate to ask: "Do I need an app for that?". This talk will explore the context in which an app is the right solution and also highlight the situations in which other mobile web solutions are the right approach for your organisation and your users.

    At 2:45pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

    Coverage video link

  • Tea/coffee

    At 3:30pm to 4:00pm, Tuesday 19th June

  • C1: Responding to the Cookie Monster

    by John Kelly and Claire Gibbons

    Are our desires to develop user-focussed and personalised Web services in tatters in light of UK legislations which requires providers of Web services to ensure that users have opted in to use of cookies? After all the evidence from the experiences of the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office) web site seems to suggest that users won't opt-in and without web analytics and storing user preferences in would appear impossible to develop such services?

    This interactive workshop session will explore the background to the legislation and the guidance issued in December 2011 by the Information Commissioner's Office.

    The session will address some of the key points from the guidance document, including the need for auditing cookie usage and ensuring users are informed in a clear and understandable fashion of why cookies are being used.

    This session will provide an opportunity for participants to describe approaches being taken locally and explore best practices which may be used within the sector.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • C2: A Collaborative Evaluation of Web Conferencing Tools

    by Julian Prior and Marie Salter

    Online conferencing tools are starting to see widespread adoption in higher education as institutions respond to pressures to broaden the green agenda and enhance the quality of distance education courses. Of the myriad solutions on offer which do we chose and why?

    This session will report on the current pilot of web conferencing tools at the University of Bath and will explore some of the usage scenarios, obstacles and enablers for successful adoption. Much of the session will involve a collaborative evaluation of some of the tools available and sharing of good practice around the embedding of web conferencing within institutions.

    Note: We will shortly provide information on apps which are available on iPhone and Android mobile phones / tablets and laptops which can be used at the session (although you do not need to bring a mobile device if you wish to attend this workshop).

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • C3: Mobilising WordPress

    by Steve Boneham and Mark Power

    WordPress is a powerful open source (FOSS) web publishing system that is increasingly being deployed in higher education for its ease of use, flexibility and extensible architecture.

    The growing use of mobile devices for access to institutional systems makes consideration of the mobile experience of such systems for publishers and users increasingly important. While WordPress natively supports mobile, some simple steps can offer users a better mobile experience.

    This session will consider how to optimise WordPress for mobile. It will showcase examples of how WordPress can be effectively mobilised and provide an overview of trends and techniques in using mobile themes and frameworks, plugins and responsive web design.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • C4: Fixing Broken Content in Higher Education

    by Richard Prowse

    Fix broken content in your organisation. Learn how to develop your very own content strategy and to put your plan to into action.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

    Coverage slide deck

  • C5: Linking You

    by Alex Bilbie

    This workshop session will provide an introduction to the JISC-funded Linking You toolkit. The session will provdie an opportunity for discussion around the draft data model and possible ways forward for implementation.

    At the end of this session partipants should understand the outcomes of the JISC-funded Linking You project and have had the opportunity to respond to the proposed data model.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

    Coverage slide deck

  • C6: Managing the Process of Providing an Inclusive Institutional Web Presence

    by david sloan

    This session discusses how British Standard 8878 can be used to manage the process of commissioning, producing and maintaining an optimally accessible institutional Web presence. Attendees will have the opportunity to examine the standard and consider how it could be used to support institutional Web strategy - from marketing to prospective students, collaborators and funders, to e-learning resources to institutional repositories.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • C7: Data Visualisation Kitchen

    by Tony Hirst and Martin Hawksey

    In this workshop session Tony Hirst and Martin Hawksey will go beyond the ideas they presented in their plenary talk by working through some recipes for extracting and processing data using tools and resources foraged from the web. The session will include a live analysis and visualisation of data produced during the IWMW 2012 event.

    At 4:00pm to 5:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

    In Appleton Tower

  • Free time

    At 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Tuesday 19th June

  • Social event

    Reception at Our Dynamic Earth

    At 7:30pm to 3:30pm, Tuesday 19th June