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Dec
23
2015

Targeted analytics

I recently attended a talk by Professor Gregor Kennedy detailing his recent research into “learning analytics”, the study of interactions in digital learning environments. Professor Kennedy’s research has revealed the gap between curriculum design and real student behaviour, and the impact this has on learning.

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Dec
3
2015

How to get a grip of your website (and then keep hold)

Yesterday at our monthly Web Publishers Community meeting, a gave a presentation titled “How to get a grip of your website (and then keep hold)”. It’s good do-it-yourself advice, and I also outline where the University Website Programme can step in and help. This post is a transcript of (roughly) what I said…

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Aug
12
2015

IWMW15 conference write up

A couple of weeks back I attended the annual Institutional Web Management Workshop or IWMW 2015 at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk. Lucky for me (and not so lucky for him, due to a nasty knee injury) Neil was unable to take his place as a speaker, so I got to go along as a delegate to my first and hopefully not last of what I found to be a convivial and motivating event.

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Feb
12
2015

Developing digital strategy with Student Systems

I’m currently working with the Student Systems team to help them prepare for the development of  a new website. Together we’re taking stock of what they’re trying to achieve as a business, where the website is best placed to support this, and how their systems and communications channels work together.

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Nov
21
2014

Why Currys made me think about the UX of our services

Sitting on the bus the other day, I picked up a copy of the free newspaper – the Metro. The outermost pages were an advert for the electrical retailer, Currys. It was a really nice ad that was essentially selling the user experience of technology. I took it back to the office to share with the team and challenge them to think about our services. I recommend you try it for yourself.

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Sep
18
2014

Sticking with us – the upside of a central service

Managing your website through a large scale (or enterprise-level) content management system can occasionally feel like a frustrating or restricting experience. I know this because I’ve been a web manager myself, and I field enquiries and comments from time to time in this vein. I had one such email recently, and would like to share it with you (anonymised, of course!).

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Jul
13
2014

Reflections on the UX Scotland conference 2014

Last month Bruce and I attended the UX Scotland conference, held at the Dynamic Earth Centre here in Edinburgh. (UX is shorthand for ‘user experience’). In this post, I’m sharing a few thoughts about what I got from attending, resources you can check out for yourself and we also have a contribution from Bob Carr in the Office of Lifelong Learning who was there too.

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