Thursday, April 12, 2012

A/V Now Available > The Future of Web Applications: Connecting the Personal, Mobile and Institutional > 9 May 2012

Date: Wednesday 9 May 2012
Time: 13:30 - 14:30 BST
[07:30 - 08:30 CDT]
Venue: Online


Students now arrive at university and college armed with smart phones and laptops with a bewildering range of applications and functionality. Increasingly IT managers are stuggling to know how to adapt aging insitutional systems to connect to these applications. This webinar will focus on how widgets and plug-ins can be used to extend the fuctionality of systems as well as connect to mobile devices.

The webinar will include an introduction to current developments exploring the potential to extend the Virtual Learning Environment and will provide an overview of the JISC Observatory report Delivering Web to Mobile. A short overview of the JISC Distributed Virtual Learning Environment (DVLE) programme will be followed by a a demonstration of the widgets developed by the Widg@ project and the Edukapp store project which is developing an Education app store for the UK. The session will conclude with an opportunity to ask questions.

  • Scott Wilson, Assistant Director, JISC CETIS
  • Sheila MacNeill, Assistant Director, JISC CETIS
  • Fridolin Wilde, Edukapp project, Open University
  • Presenter tbc, Widg@t project
Webinar participants will be given a good overview of current publications and an understanding of the potential for widgets and plug-ins to extend the functionality of legacy learning environments. Participants will take away ideas to use in the their own institutions.

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