Category Archives: project

Our Moodle mega mashup: part 1

In our learning technologies review we developed a vision of a core VLE integrated with our corporate systems, ideally available to students to use with the devices and services of their choosing, and extended through tools that the institution arranges, … Continue reading

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Working with partners: Talis Aspire and Equella

A distinguishing feature of our distributed VLE is integration of a range of complementary learning technologies: Moodle, Equella, Talis Aspire, campusM, etc, based on: web services; and consistent naming of data within different systems. In consultation with library colleagues we … Continue reading

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Responses from 100 device-led student interviews

Between January and March 2011, one hundred students were interviewed about their use of technology and places of study at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). The interviews took place at locations across MMU and, as far as possible, students were selected … Continue reading

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Running with Wookie

When we first looked into getting involved with the Widget revolution we wanted scalable widgets that could enhance the student learning experience and be deployed on a range of different platforms. Continue reading

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Widget development

Over the last few months, W2C has been laying foundations for its extensible VLE by developing web services to publish frequently-asked-for information from university systems. We are now ready to test the potential of W3C Widgets as a mechanism for … Continue reading

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Understanding how our fees web-services are being used

After intensive testing, fee status information was released via the myMMU portal to all first year students on November 17, 2010. Naturally, there has been considerable interest in understanding the impact of this new system in terms of take-up and in the broader context of feedback from students and front-line FLS staff dealing with financial queries.
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Device led student interviews

During January and February the Project Team (members of Learning Research & Information Services and the Centre for Research in Library & Information Management) will be carrying out 100 short impromptu interviews with MMU students. The aim of the research … Continue reading

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Easy Access Financial Info

LRT along with Financial and Legal Services (F&LS)┬áhave recently developed a new web application that allows students to see an overview of their financial information whenever they log in to the myMMU SharePoint portal. This has been designed to highlight … Continue reading

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