Introducing the User Experience Working Group

Some of you may not be aware of the recent creation at UoLIA of the User Experience (UX) Working Group. Under the Chairmanship of Michael Frantzis, Deputy Course Director of the Computing programmes, the group is going to explore issues surrounding the online offering of the International Academy with the benefit of the techniques and tools used in the field of Human and Computer Interaction and UX research. The focus, much like a small R & D department, will be on learning from all our users (students, academics, managers, administrators), thinking about how we can improve our technology with the benefit of these insights and maybe building the odd prototype or two.
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First VLE upgrade completed

As part of improvements to the virtual learning environments (VLEs) supported by the Learning Technology Team, the first of many VLE upgrades has been successfully completed by the University of London Computer Centre (ULCC).

Our UCL Institute of Education VLE was the first to be upgraded to Moodle 2.8, which is more responsive to mobile phones and tablets and has a new look and feel.

Detailed information can be found about all the new features on the ULCC’s elearning blog: New features introduced in Moodle 2.7 & 2.8.

All VLEs will be upgraded to Moodle 2.8 to between now and August 2015.