Opening the (Flood)Gates

‘Mister’ Roy Bayfield reflects on empowerment of users Part of the next stage of evolution of the Edge Hill site will be greater distribution of direct content creation across academic departments. This won’t be some clunky CMS that costs a fortune, takes ages to implement, adds layers of semi-automated bureaucracy and then doesn’t work anyway. […]

Dashboards

In my previous post I talked about Wallboards. As an aside, I’ve just started experimenting with using some old O2 Joggler’s as miniature information radiators in my new home. But that’s another blog post for another blog! This time round I’m covering dashboards! Dashboards are beautiful things that seem to be getting slung haphazardly into […]

Go Success

Go was launched roughly three years ago and the overall aim was to make everything more accessible and easier for students. Specifically access to their Mail, File Storage, Discussion, Community, Library and Blackboard. I would say over all Go has been a fabulous success, we have developed it a great deal over the past three years, improving it […]

Was 2010 the year of Open Data?

In a little-read post published last Christmas Eve as part of our previous 25 days project I suggested 2010 might be the year open data became important: I don’t like to predict the future – usually because I’m wrong – but I’m going to put my neck out on one point for the coming year. […]

Team Twitter

Twitter Nearly everyone in Web Services has a Twitter account. Many of the team have a Delicious account for storing all our bookmarks there’s even a team one. We needed  a way to comunicate useful information from the team without it getting lost in the clutter of our personal posts.  We needed a team identity […]