A reportable outcome to date has been the challenge of harvesting project outcomes from JISC projects from the current web pages.
On the basis of this we have looked at and passed on the idea of “assisted shopping”. For instance this could be a facility to generate search outcomes which are derived from tagged JISC @project’ and ‘processes’. The tags could lead to search outcomes juxtaposed by others which are potentially related to the search category. This is very much like the Amazon data mining architecture (e.g. people who bought X may be interested in Y) – though we are not suggesting such levels of complexity.
If the additional ‘Amazon-type’ function could be included then this would be a bonus as tentative links and relationships can prove extremely beneficial.
Edge Hill University has been awarded JISC funding.
Building Capacity: Supporting Retention and Success Through Enhancement of the First Year Experience at Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University has a clear strategic imperative to improve student success and retention and has a current focus on enhancement of the first year experience from acceptance of a place, to transition into the second year. The project will identify and selectively deploy JISC processes, technologies and online solutions to impact positively on these aspects.