One of the first projects in my new job here at Edge Hill was JISC’s XCRI-CAP. Where would we be without acronyms? I was thoroughly pleased to have some new ones. Here's the definitions: JISC - a company that pushes innovative digital technology into UK education XCRI-CAP - eXchanging Course Related Information, Course Advertising Profile. It's a UK … Continue reading The Tales of Xcri-Cap
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. … Continue reading Was 2010 the year of Open Data?
Last Friday I went to Liver and Mash, the Liverpool Mashed Libraries event held at Parr Street Studio 2. I'd been asked to speak by Mandy Phillips (formerly of this Parish) about - erm - something! I'll cover the rest of the event in another post but here I'd like to write about the topic … Continue reading data.ac.uk
So on to the first of our web applications! Unsurprisingly, quite a large (and important) part of our audience is people interested in studying at Edge Hill and the courses we offer so it's important that the website makes it easy for visitors to find the information they need. To meet this requirement, a lot … Continue reading Choice Part 4: eProspectus
So we've looked at examples of bad and good URLs, what the current situation is at Edge Hill, but what are we doing about it? Lots, you'll be pleased to know! As part of the development work we've been doing for the new website design, I've been taking a long hard look at how our … Continue reading Bad URLs Part 4: Choose your future
Three weeks without a noise from the Web Services blog! How have you coped, dear reader?! We've got lots going on with some exciting developments you'll hear about over the coming few weeks but I'm going to talk about something that's probably not quite as exciting to most people! Before Christmas we submitted a proposal … Continue reading eXchanging Course Related Information