Brian Kelly gave three 2-hour lectures at the II Workshop on Web Enabling Technologies for Scientists held in Trieste from 14th-23rd April 2004. Note the Web page is no longer available but the home page is available on the Internet Archive.
Brian Kelly gave the following sessions on the first 3 days of the workshop 14-16th April 2004:
Jon Maber (University of Leeds) gave sessions from 19-21 April 2004. Jon's sessions built on the initial sessions given by Brian Kelly.
The lectures were be on the theme of providing e-learning. The following scenario were be used:
Delegates are assumed to be seeking to develop an e-learning strategy for their scientific organisation. The strategy will address:
The following lectures will be given:
In the second week Jon Maber will run the following sessions:
The following URLs will be used in the workshop.
|1.1||VTS Online Tutoral||<http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/>|
|1.2||Choosing A Tutorial||<http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/instructor>|
|6.2||Creating Your Own Blog||<http://www.blogger.com/>|
|6.3||Blogs About e-Learning||<http://www.elearnspace.org/edutechblogs.htm>|
|6.4||Blogs In E-learning||<http://itsoc.mgt.qub.ac.uk/>|
|7.1||Blog Software - pMachine||<http://www.pmachine.com/>|
|7.2||Blog Software - MovableType||<http://www.movabletype.org/>|
|7.3||Review Of Blog Software||<http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Internet/On_the_Web/Weblogs/Tools/Publishers>|
|7.4||More About Blogs||<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weblog>|
|8.1 (a)||About Wikis||<http://www.contentpeople.co.uk/issue4/whatthehellisawiki.php>|
|8.1 (b)||About Wikis||<http://c2.com/cgi/wiki>|
|8.2||Testing A Wiki||<http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiSandbox>|
|8.3||Finding Out More||<http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?WikiWikiWebFaq>|
|9.1||What Are Social Networks?||<http://www.iawiki.net/wiki.pl?SocialInformatics>|
|9.2||About Social Networks||<http://semanticstudios.com/publications/semantics/000006.php>|
|12.1||"Masters in Healthcare Informatics" Online Course||<http://www.healthcare-informatics.info/msc.asp/>|
|13.2||Video On "Open Source Software in Libraries"||<http://www.horizonlive.com/eventreg/participant/registration.php?eventid=212>|
|14.1||MIT Open Courseware||<http://ocw.mit.edu/>|
|14.2||Using The MIT Open Courseware||<http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/
|Ellen Simm's Resources||<http://www.ltss.bris.ac.uk/events/egypt/>|
The following software will be used in the workshop:
The workshop organisers will request that participants make use of an online tutorial prior to departing for the workshop. This has several aims:
The workshop organisers will ask participants to access the online tutorial at http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/tutorial/ict/. Participants should seek to gain an understanding of the structure of the tutorial, its approach to learning, the navigational structure and the interactive elements provided. Participants should aim to spend about an hour on this tutorial.
Workshop participants who are experienced in online tutorials and in the content covered in the tutorial should seek to make use of one of the subject-based tutorials available from http://www.vts.rdn.ac.uk/.
Workshop participants will be asked the following questions:
Subject to confirmation, we will provide access to a "Blog" which can be used by workshop participants. We will encourage workshop participants (and speakers) to use the Blog to provide a personal diary.
Speakers such as Jon Maber, who will not be in attendance at the start of the workshop, will also have access to the Blog in order to gain an understand of how the workshop is developing and issues which the participants are raising.
The Blog is available at http://www.bath.ac.uk/dacs/cdntl/pMachine/gateway.php. Username and password details will be provided at a later date.
It should be noted that the Blog will be provided on an experimental basis. The University of Bath reserves the right to withdraw the Blog in case of any problems, misuse, etc. We can also not guarantee that information submitted to the Blog will continue to be available on a long term basis.
The Blog will provide workshop participants with experience of an Internet collaboration and publishing environment which is growing in popularity. However in order to provide participants with a variety of tools, Jon Maber will provide access to a 'learning log book' which will provide a similar function. Making use of two different tools will help delegates to gain an understanding of common aspects and of how different applications may implement features differently.
Subject to further discussion, we hope to provide workshop participants with access to instant messaging software (probably MSN Chat, as this is widely used, but it would be helpful if a Jabber client was also available). We will use this to provide instant messaging between the participants and Jon Maber, prior to his arrival at the workshop.
We will also seek to make use of Webcam software and microphones so that Jon Maber can talk to us while he is still in England and we can see him.
Brian Kelly will invite delegates to join Orkut. In order to do this it would be helpful if the participants were to be asked to email Brian with there email addresses.
It would be helpful if SVG and SMIL browser plugins were available from the browsers.