January 2021

Report Date
January 2021

(Draft) TEL Programme Report compiled by Colin Watt, (IS Apps Programme Manager) for Programme Owner Karen Howie

 

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

Section Two: Projects Not Started

Section Three: Projects In Progress

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects 

 

Section One: Programme Commentary, RAG and Resources Update

 

Projects in Progress:

 

TEL057 Learn Foundations

TEL063 Lynda.com upgrade to Linkedin Learning

TEL068 EExams Procurement

TEL070 Moodle Annual Upgrade

 

 

Forward Look and RAG

Resource Summary

Section Two: Projects Not Started

None

Project Info Programme Manager's Commentary
  All projects in plan now started
   

 

Section Three: Projects in Progress

 

Project Info Project Manager's Commentary

TEL057

Learn Foundations

Discretionary

Milestones:

 

Phase One: Evaluation Framework Sign Off 31-Mar-2021
Phase Two: Evaluation Baseline Completed (D9.01) 31-Jan-2021
Project Closure - Raised at WIS to be amended 29-Jan-2021
Phase Two: Report on measurement against success (D9.03) 31-Mar-2021
Phase Two: Evidence on Phase One completed - Report Produced (D9.04) 31-Mar-2021
   
   
   
   
 

RAG Status: Green

 

Report by Lee-Ann Simpson for Jan 2021

Achievements in the last period

  • Prepared lessons learned reports for each College.

  • Continued Phase Three programme of engagement.

  • Continued Phase Three programme of user experience.

  • Continued with Phase Three workstreams, including:

    • User Experience: Providing additional information around both student and staff requirements in relation to hybrid teaching (particularly virtual classrooms);

      • Two surveys have been undertaken with both staff and students which received over 600 responses (Circa 130 from staff and over 500 from students - UG, PGT and PGR).  These surveys were used to understand the additional requirements (top tasks) for both staff and students in light of hybrid teaching on Learn.  The data is currently being analysed.
      • Both Semi Structured Interviews and Usability sessions are in the process of being scheduled across the University for both staff and students to help understand the usability and requirements hybrid teaching has on the online learning and teaching space (Learn).
    • Support and Guidance: Looking at additional support and guidance when using Learning Technology to make the most of out each course;
    • Best Practise: Provision of sharing best practise to afford colleagues the opportunity to review other courses that may enhance the delivery of their own course (or in turn, share their best practise for others to benefit from);
    • Student Recruitment: Recruitment of student interns across the summer of 2021 to support with the delivery of the project.

Issues

  • None to report

Next Steps

  • Finalise lessons learned reports for each College.

  • Continue Phase Three programme of engagement.

  • Continue Phase Three programme of user experience.

  • Continue with Phase Three workstreams, including:

    • User Experience: Providing additional information around both student and staff requirements in relation to hybrid teaching (particularly virtual classrooms);
    • Support and Guidance: Looking at additional support and guidance when using Learning Technology to make the most of out each course;
    • Best Practise: Provision of sharing best practise to afford colleagues the opportunity to review other courses that may enhance the delivery of their own course (or in turn, share their best practise for others to benefit from);
    • Student Recruitment: Recruitment of student interns across the summer of 2021 to support with the delivery of the project.

TEL063

Lynda.com upgrade to Linkedin Learning

Compliance

Milestones:

RAG Status:

BLUE (suspended)

 

Report by Colin Watt for Jan 2021

LTW have confirmed there is no funding available to continue at present and that the project can be closed.

TEL Programme Manager to submit the project for closure.

TEL068

EExams Procurement

Compliance

Milestones:

RAG Status: Green.

 

 

Report by Colin Forrest for Jan 2021

Last month.

  • The Invitation to Tender has been drafted and will be reviewed over the first two weeks of Feb 2021.
  • The budget has been approved.  The purchase of this QMP replacement will come from existing funds.
  • Although delayed as the budget was approved we remain on schedule to deliver the replacement service in the summer of 2021.

Issues

  • No new issues.  

Next steps.

  • Approve and release the ITT.

TEL070

Moodle Annual Upgrade

Compliance

Milestones:

To be confirmed during planning

RAG Status:

GREEN

Report by David Watters for Jan 2021

Achievements this period

  • Project started
  • Project Manager assigned

Issues

  • No issues to report

Next Steps

  • Complete planning
    • Project brief to be completed
    • Estimation Meeting to be held
    • Apps resources to be requested and secured
    • Develop a project plan
    • Complete planning review and submit to WIS for approval

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects

 

Project Info Project Managers Commentary

TEL064

Moodle Upgrade

Closure Approved 14/08/20

 

Has formal escalation taken place?

No
Programme Status
RAG Status
Overall
GREEN
Has formal escalation taken place?
No