Category: Content management

A few notes from the HighEdWeb Conference 2020 which took place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 October. And no, nothing to do with ‘our’ EdWeb…

Students took part in a card sorting activity as part of Learn Foundations research. This helped us understand where they looked to find information in Learn to support their learning in the hybrid context. 

Staff and students completed a top tasks survey as part of the Learn Foundations research. This helped us understand what is most important to them when they use Learn for teaching and learning in the hybrid context. 

Phase Three of Learn Foundations has carried out important research to investigate how Learn is supporting the needs of staff and students as they continue to teach and learn in the hybrid context, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic.

In December 2020 we transformed the Editorial Style Guide from a PDF to a website. We wanted to make sure that what we created was both useful and usable, so we approached staff to take part in usability testing.

This is a story about a revolution in the sphere of University content. Not a noisy revolution, but an important one, involving major changes to one of the best tools we have for preparing written content – the Editorial Style Guide.

As I leave the Website and Communications team after a decade’s work, here’s my final plea to you all to keep real human beings at the centre of digital publishing.

If there was an issue with the analytics on your site, how would you learn about it? Would it be when you went to create a report, and found out you’d lost a few weeks/months/years worth of data? I’m glad to say, there’s a better way.

A few of us recently took part in DrupalCon Global 2020, an online conference which took place over three days, from 14 – 17 July.

What is PDF accessibility and why is it important?   PDFs were designed so that everyone could view the same document regardless of what OS they were running. However, PDFs are too often incompatible with screen reading software and difficult to navigate.   An accessible PDF is structured in such a way that it is […]

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