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Student Dashboard v0.1 responsive design

About a year ago I started a blog post on here about taking a completely unresponsive, non-mobile-friendly set of style sheets and making them responsive. I got a fair way in, and wrote about 1500 words describing my methodology. However,

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Oracle Databases

Yesterday, I was given access to the data cache held by iSolutions here. Well, a view on to it. And it doesn’t have every piece of data we requested (first name, last name, e-mail address, faculty, supervisor, degree title, year

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Privacy by Indolence

I know it doesn’t have the same dactylic rhyme as “security through obscurity”, but the discussion we led at #cetis12 really drove home to me the fact that a lot of people rely on the laziness of others to remain

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Whose data is it anyway? #rminhe discussion at #cetis12

An hour ago our #rminhe cluster group presented in one of the parallel sessions on the first day of the JISC CETIS conference.  The session was entitled Issues around Using Data to Improve Student Retention and our team from Southampton

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Service vs Product

Mid-November saw another Service Design event led by Lauren Currie of Snook, this time at Aston University in Birmingham. Service Design is a methodology for creating services that are more appropriate for the people that will actually be using them;

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Enterprise Architecture Modelling

At the beginning of November I was lucky enough to be sent to St. Andrews for the JISC CETIS 2nd ArchiMate Modelling Bash. As a computer scientist and software engineer, I’ve done a fair amount of modelling during the design

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User Stories

One of the outputs of interviewing the stakeholders was that we have developed some user stories to describe the thoughts of the stakeholders.  A user story takes the following form: “As a <role>, I want <goal/desire> so that <benefit>” As

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Notes from Derby Cluster Group Meeting

On 13th October Derby hosted a cluster group meeting – the first one that Southampton have been able to attend. Derby are doing a traffic light / dashboard on Student Engagement. They have a  very useful Fried –Egg / target

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Visibility to the Right People

In my previous posting I said that the purpose of this project is to make the information about students that we have available though many systems in the university available to the right time in the right format for the

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An Introduction from the Project Director

Allow me to introduce myself. I am the director of teh Student Dashboard project, and I am the Director of Education resposible for TEL at Southampton. More about me at http://users.ecs.soton.ac.uk/hcd I have been on sabbatical leave since February, and

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