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Author: Callum Kerr

Callum works within Digital Learning Aplications and Media as a Service Co-ordinator, supporting the Learn VLE and other services including Moodle, Collaborate and TopHat. He has also been involved with technical developments contributing towards Blogs.ed, and a stand-alone EdGEL theme for WordPress.

As part of my work in Website and Communications, I was asked to quickly design, develop, and deploy a single page web application to display a list of pending research papers related to Covid-19.

We have recently launched an update to the widget which pulls staff research activity data from the Pure system and enables it to be published dynamically on University web pages like staff profiles. This update brings in a selection of new features and a revamped interface.

We recently launched a new contact form for IS Helpline, which aims to reduce support calls by providing links to self-service help pages. We are looking to expand this functionality as a service to other University departments.

At the September Web Publishers Community, I delivered a presentation that calls upon the blogging community within the University to help us solve challenges with the EdGEL.

In March 2016, the University Website Programme was approached by Communications and Marketing for help bringing the interactive campus maps application into EdWeb.

In the process of redesigning the website’s search results page, I tried out rapid collaborative prototyping and found it dramatically speeded up my design development and helped to build consensus with stakeholders in the team.

The new University search engine launched on 9 July after a nine month research and development period.

Learn about how why we built the blog and what we plan to share in the future.


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