Key Topics: CT and CTLR collaboration, review of technology in education sites, curricular technology site information architecture, categories of technologies/tools and uses/pedagogies, tech buzzwords
Topics: MiddMedia, ShadowBox theme, Classes Server, Web Redo Updates, e-portfolios, Breadnet, CT and LIS blog, CTLR and CT collaboration, CT IA…
CT Team Meeting Minutes 9/22/09
Present: Alex Chapin, Joy Pile, Adam Franco, Joe Antonioli, Bryan Carson, Dan Frostman
Minutes joyfully taken and presented by Dan Frostman
In this meeting we took a step back and reviewed what we have done to date and how to proceed this fall.
The Curricular Technology team did a lot of brainstorming over the summer. This seems like a good time to step back and compare what we have done to what our priorities are:
We have a lot of projects started whose focus is to find one or more replacements for Segue including a CT feature matrix, a CT needs “knowledge grid” (i.e. what do we know and not know about technologies that faculty and students need), course site platform survey questions.
This meeting focused on brainstorming about the use of curricular technologies at Middlebury in terms of:
- What we know about how faculty/students are using curricular technologies now
- What we need to verify about their technology usage
- What we don’t know about what faculty/students want or need in terms of curricular technologies now and/or in the future
Key Topics and Debates:
Curricular Technology platforms, WordPress, Segue, plugins, themes, configuration, surveys, recommendations, needs vs technologies, migration strategies
Alex recapped his AD meeting report.
Ian was the guest at the meeting. RE: LIS Web Team and the curricular resources presence on the LIS website.
- part 1: what key terms do we want to turn up which results?
- part 2: develop the resources that you land on after the search.
- Us: figure out landing pages, presentation. Develop a process.
- Ian: Will assist with interoperability of systems.
- Ian will find out how the team can have access to Google analytics so we can determine which of our current web resources is most used.
- Brian will send out to team the project manager workbook and url inventory sheet.
In tackling this, we should think about:
- How to target our audiences (faculty, students, staff) (i.e. as a single group, as separate groups, as overlapping groups…)
- How to determine definitive sources of documentation
- How to contextualize documentation so it is where people need it and is surrounding by related content
- How to distinguish “how to” documentation from “what can I do” documentation
Essentially we’ll need to get an inventory of all the CT related content we have and review it. Ultimately, what the LIS website team needs is the specifications for a CT “landing page” which would be appear for searches of “curricular technology” (and presumably synonyms such as “educational” and “academic” technology) as well as appearing on the customized search results page for searches of “LIS”
Great work Ian!
Discussed the survey questions.
- Opening paragraph
- Are you Humanities, Languages , etc. (Divs)
- Whom do you want to access/participate your course site?
We’ll finish this in next meeting.