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The Curricular Technology team has scheduled a number of open sessions next week on the Segue from Segue project in Library 145. Here are the dates and times:
- 10:00 – 10:30, Monday August 2nd
- 1:00 – 1:30, Tuesday, August 3th
- 4:00 – 4:30, Wednesday, August 4th
- 3:00 – 3:30, Thursday, August 5th
We scheduled these sessions primarily to give Language School faculty an opportunity to discuss their technology needs and ask us questions about possible alternatives to Segue. That said, these sessions are open to any Middlebury faculty, staff or students interested in technologies for teaching, learning and research.
Presenting part 2 of 2 blog posts describing usability testing methods of the LIS Website team (as promised in the Usabilla post).
The Team presented the results of our findings at a meeting with Area Directors and since the presentation itself does a good job of providing an overview of the other tools we used, here it is: Web Team Recommendations. We will be passing the torch to a new iteration of the LIS Website team soon. They will be charged with following up on the status of these recommendations (among other tasks). In addition, we’ll be sharing these recommendations directly with the people in charge of the specific areas of the site.
In addition to the summaries provided by Ian, I’d like to add two more graphs. First results from LIS staff:
Staff survey - April 2010
Now LIS student employees:
LIS student survey April 2010
I’ve compiled the results from the LIS Website Team’s survey of LIS students workers where we asked about familiarity with areas of the LIS website and knowledge of web technologies. This was a shorter survey than the staff version with 20 students responding to the 2009 version and 17 completed 2010 surveys. Before I present the results of the student survey, I want to share my recommendations based on the results of both surveys. These are just my initial thoughts. The LIS Website Team will compile its recommendations based off this data, the comments included with both surveys, and usability testing we’re conducting this month.
[Reminder: If you want to participate in usability testing, reply to the all-campus email that was sent Wednesday, April 7 with the times when you would be available.]
Thanks to all the LIS staff who responded to the LIS Website Team’s survey! There were 63 responses to our 2009 survey, prior to the redesign of the LIS Website, and 24 responses to our more recent survey, after the launch of the new site. In this post, I will share some of the results of these surveys and compare the feedback between the two surveys. I’ll discuss the student survey in another post.
Some nice coverage in MiddBlog on our PaperCut system.
We – the LIS Website Team – are asking for your help in assessing our new web presence. Before the makeover, many of you completed a survey about the old LIS website, which was very helpful to us. We’re asking you all to take a similar survey about the new LIS website now – whether you did the previous one or not! The results will help us as we plan for the continuing development of the site.
The survey is found here and shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete.
The deadline for completing the survey is this Friday April 2nd.
Thanks very much for your help,
Jim Beauchemin, Doreen Bernier, Jess Isler, Carrie Macfarlane, Ian McBride, Barbara Merz, Liz Whitaker-Freitas, Elin Waagen