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January 17, 2008

I did a double take when I saw I had posted here yesterday until I remembered that I set up a syndicated feed from our Streamline project blog just before Christmas (now removed as it confuses the authorship and therefore the authenticity of the postings). But for those who have recently joined us I thought I would post a proper introduction to the project. Streamline is one of the Users and Innovation first round e-administration projects. We are looking at supporting and "streamlining" the workflow associated with using learning object repositories - particularly focusing on academic staff dealing with metadata, resource discovery and personal management of resources. We're approaching this from a number of angles: developing and extending open source tools, developing novel algorithms, exploring social networking techniques.

I'll be saying a little about our experience and interpretation of the UIDM framework at the meeting in York - suffice it to say here that our original neat and rapid cyclic development plan was not realistic - certainly not for some of the more complex software we are developing. We are in the process of reviewing that and will be proposing  an alternative view for this kind of development: where the rapid cycle focuses on lo-fi prototyping and user engagement to inform the longer term development of working tools.

For more information see streamlinenews.wordpress.com

I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones in York.


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