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14 March 2011

Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR helen.harrop@sero.co.uk

LEEDS MET STAR-TRAK PROJECT

• Draw on the concepts, functionality and architecture of MCMS to develop the original STAR-Trak into an application that will work with the user activity data, business processes, organisational structures and cultures at Leeds Metropolitan

robmoores MAR 12, 2011 08:46A.M. Project risks are recorded in the Risk Register, reported to the Project Board and managed on a day to day basis by the project manager. We have taken the wider definition of risk that includes the potential for positive as well as negative outcomes.

• Provide a stepping-stone to creating an application that can, with future development and support through JISC and OSS-Watch, be shared across the HE and FE sectors By drawing on the solutions and experience of other HEIs through the programme and wider JISC community, we hope to provide a solution that will, in a very practical sense, be usable – albeit with some level of customisation, by the sector.

You can download a pdf copy of the latest risk register by clicking here: STAR-Trak NG Risk Register (opens in new window).

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MAR 12, 2011 07:00A.M.

MAR 12, 2011 07:00A.M. The aim of our project is to test our hypothesis that retention rates and student satisfaction can be improved by facilitating a more informed dialogue between students and staff, based on a rich joined-up picture of a student’s academic and extra-curricular engagement with the University.

The aim of our project is to test our hypothesis that retention rates and student satisfaction can be improved by facilitating a more informed dialogue between students and staff, based on a rich joined-up picture of a student’s academic and extra-curricular engagement with the University.

This rich picture will be develop by harvesting user data (usage and attention) data in ALT applications, combining it with demographic information and presenting it in a single application that is accessible by the student and the “virtual support team” of academic and pastoral staff.

This rich picture will be develop by harvesting user data (usage and attention) data in ALT applications, combining it with demographic information and presenting it in a single application that is accessible by the student and the “virtual support team” of academic and pastoral staff.

The main output from our project will be a student tracking and retention (hence the project acronym) application. The application will show, for a given student, the level of engagement with the wide range of curricular and extra-curricular services available, identified primarily by mining student activity data held in systems such as attendance and the VLE.

The main output from our project will be a student tracking and retention (hence the project acronym) application. The application will show, for a given student, the level of engagement with the wide range of curricular and extra-curricular services available, identified primarily by mining student activity data held in systems such as attendance and the VLE.

STAR-Trak:NG (Next Generation) extends the outputs of two JISC projects: the original STAR-Trak proof-of-concept project, and MCMS (Mining Course Management System) developed by TVU. It also draws on work in this area undertaken by other HEIs, notably Coventry, Bedfordshire and MMU. In essence our project will:

STAR-Trak:NG (Next Generation) extends the outputs of two JISC projects: the original STAR-Trak proof-of-concept project, and MCMS (Mining Course Management System) developed by TVU. It also draws on work in this area undertaken by other HEIs, notably Coventry, Bedfordshire and MMU. In essence our project will:

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Today’s Tabbloid PERSONAL NEWS FOR helen.harrop@sero.co.uk

14 March 2011

• Draw on the concepts, functionality and architecture of MCMS to develop the original STAR-Trak into an application that will work with the user activity data, business processes, organisational structures and cultures at Leeds Metropolitan

ACTIVITY DATA TO ENHANCE AND INCREASE OPEN-ACCESS USAGE

1st month progress report MAR 09, 2011 06:36A.M.

• Provide a stepping-stone to creating an application that can, with future development and support through JISC and OSS-Watch, be shared across the HE and FE sectors

The first month is over and we have achieved the following: A questionnaire has been sent out to all the 12 Welsh Repository Network partners to find out their level of awareness and use (if any) of their repository statistics. Repository managers were asked to provide a list of the statistical information they could obtain from their repository software’s statistics view, and the date range of the data. They were also asked if their repository was enabled for Google Analytics, and if they used it to collect statistics. This information has been compiled in a spreadsheet, along with actual data wherever available.

By drawing on the solutions and experience of other HEIs through the programme and wider JISC community, we hope to provide a solution that will, in a very practical sense, be usable – albeit with some level of customisation, by the sector.

As a result, six ‘core’ institutional repositories have been selected on the basis of software suitability, available data, and ease of access to the repository servers. Three of these will need an upgrade – this is being arranged. The core repository managers have been contacted and asked to form a ‘focus group’, which will be involved in the qualitative evaluation of the recommendation service.

LEEDS MET STAR-TRAK PROJECT

robmoores MAR 12, 2011 12:02A.M. The brief slideshow below displays some screenshots of the STAR-Trak proof of concept that was delivered from the first phase of the project, which was funded under the JISC Building Capacity Programme.

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Tabbloid #1: 7 Mar 2011 MAR 09, 2011 01:51A.M.

If you are having problems seeing the slides below then Flash is probably not working or not installed. You can see the slides by clicking here (will open in new window).

Open publication - Free publishing - More jiscad

Every week we’ll be publishing a Tabbloid which is basically a autocollated magazine of all the project blog feeds. For this first issue I’ve also included the #jiscad twitter feed but it adds a lot of noise to the magazine so I’m not planning to keep it for future editions. LEEDS MET STAR-TRAK PROJECT This week’s Tabbloid is largely made up of first blogposts and includes project plans and hypotheses for most of the projects so it’s a useful read for anyone wanting to get an early overview of the projects and what their experimentations will be over the next 6 months. Of particular note is the #OURISE project which is already reporting significant progress in terms of their technical build work. Their observation about the additional responsibility of developing code that will be released as open source will no doubt strike a chord with the other project developers.

robmoores MAR 12, 2011 12:02A.M. The brief slideshow below displays some screenshots of the STAR-Trak proof of concept that was delivered from the first phase of the project, funded under the JISC Building Capacity Programme. If you are having problems seeing the slides below then Flash is probably not working or not installed. You can see the slides by clicking here (will open in new window).

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