This is a list of current and selected recent projects of the Centre’s members.
Linking University Course Information (LUCI) [01/12–03/13]
The aim of the LUCI project is to provide students with the information necessary for making a well informed decision on their course of choice. Part-time courses at the University of West London are an area of success and further development is planned; in particular for postgraduate courses. Our part-time courses have provided student with opportunities to improve their career prospectus while being in employment, for example using Saturday delivery.
In this project, as well as providing the course data in XCRI_CAP format, we also aim at providing the course data information about the course offering together with associated peripheral information such as transport, location, labour market, finance and learning resources in a linked data format. Linking data technology represent an emerging practices to interconnect information on the web. The project will investigate and prototype the implementation of technologies and practices for exposing and linking course data for students.
Student Internship Program (SIP) [11/11–03/13]
SIP is a JISC funded project that aims to enhance student employability and build better links between the university, businesses and community projects. Graduate employers, particularly in competitive fields, increasingly view relevant work experience as a must, with employers seeing internship schemes as a filter to identify new employees. Students see an internship as a valuable life experience; that can lead to improved academic achievement and a way of making career contacts.
Some areas of the university already provide an integrated work experience component such as nursing; however the majority of the schools have no such provision. This project will look at how to implement an internship program at schools that do not have this provision yet, in particular in the school of Computing and Technology. The aim is to maximise student satisfaction and make a significant contribution to their readiness for employability. The project expects to take an Enterprise Architecture (EA) approach and use archiMate as the modelling language.
The Mining Course Management System (MCMS) project proposes to build a knowledge management system based on data mining. Different data sources from different systems could be integrated and analysed. An appropriate data model can be constructed. Data mining technologies are applied to predict individual student performance as well as the suitability of each course module with high accuracy. For more details, visit the project homepage.
The REMORA project aims to provide mobile software toolkits to support work-based learning and assessment for social workers. A user centred design approach is used to work closely with stakeholders to ensure that the applications we develop are based on actual needs. The mobile application architecture will be adapted from lessons learnt from the MPLAT project. It is envisaged that two applications will be developed. These applications will be subject to an extensive evaluation of their use by our partner social work delivery institution. Development and evaluation of the mobile applications will be done during the funding period. The outcomes will continue to be supported and further enhanced for a further 12 months. The dissemination of the outcomes will be accomplished in partnership with our supporting social work professional bodies. For more details, visit the project website.
Tour De France iPhone App – Knowledge Connect
This Project was carried out in association with Mammoth Graphics to create a Tour De France iPhone App. This app was created to help cover Tour De France 2009. The app was designed as a proof of concept and to help gain interest from major tv broadcasting channels e.g. ITV. For more details please view the Project page on this site.