Project Blog Year 3 and 4

Holy Grails – A Groovy Solution

Posted on 27 October 2011 by palet

One of the main PALET project requirements was to create a single source of course data that can be reused across our corporate systems. This will provide students with a consistent view of programme and module descriptions irrespective of which system they are using e.g. school web sites, prospectus, VLE, printed handbooks and so on.
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Harmonising Handbooks

Posted on 18 July 2011 by palet

Over the last few months I have been working with colleagues to develop a template for a harmonised Student Handbook. Early last year, I undertook a full review of the range of handbooks currently produced across the University. There is currently an inconsistent approach to handbooks across the University, with approaches varying between (and sometimes
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Web Services and Portal Developments

Posted on 15 July 2011 by Christopher Graves

A production web-service for publishing module descriptions is now available and ready for testing. This service surfaces module data held in SIMS via the University data hub. Upon completion of the PALET Programme Structures workpackage in July 2011, the data hub will be developed further to hold programme structures and programme information for students. A
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Students As Partners

Posted on 17 June 2011 by palet

Last week, Sarah Ingram (Academic and University Affairs officer, Cardiff Students’ Union) and I attended the second ‘Students as Partners’ meeting, held as part of the Higher Education Academy ‘Future Directions’ work. The meeting was attended by staff from almost all institutions across Wales, who were accompanied by a range of current and incoming Student
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Guest Blog Post – Registry, Governance and Students Directorate Away Day

Posted on 3 May 2011 by palet

Guest Blog Post from Richard Williams, PALET Project Team (Student Systems Development) Each year, colleagues across the Registry, Governance and Students (REGOS) Directorate are invited to attend an away day. The away day this year (April 2011), included presentations from Dr David Grant (Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Elizabeth Treasure (Deputy Vice-Chancellor) on current and planned developments
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Video Blog Series: Students and Curriculum Design

Posted on 15 April 2011 by palet

Sarah Williamson, Head of Learning and Teaching Support at the University gives feedback from a student focus group exploring how students are/could be involved in Curriculum Design activities. At the students focus group, we explored the following areas: How do you learn best? What teaching methods or learning activities help you to learn best? Are
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PALET SpicyNodes – Communicating the Project Scope

Posted on 21 February 2011 by palet

We have been exploring ways to document and communicate the broadened remit of the PALET project and clearly define the scope of the different workpackages/sub-projects that now fall under the PALET umbrella. In an attempt to do this, we have developed a ‘SpicyNodes’ map, which you will find below. This is a starter for ten
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Video Blog Series: Programme Management Principles

Posted on 25 January 2011 by palet

Part 1: Friday 21 January 2011 Stephen Griffiths provides an update on the key principles that are informing the work of the PALET project and reports on a key paper being submitted to the Academic Standards and Quality Committee (ASQC) on 24 January 2011. Part 2: Tuesday 25 January 2011 Stephen provides an update,
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