IWMW 2000: Parallel Workshop Sessions http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions#parallel Details of the parallel workshops at the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2000 en 2000-09-07 A1: Content Management Systems http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#browning http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#browning This workshop session will discuss the role of a Content Management System (CMS) within the institutional Web. We will consider such questions as: What is a CMS? What is a Web Application Server? Why have a CMS? Is anything wrong with the "orthodox" Web? Should you build your own CMS or buy one off-the-shelf? How do open-source solutions compare with commercial offerings? Who is using a CMS and what do they think of it so far? 2000-09-07 A2: The Joined-Up Web http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#newton-ingham http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#newton-ingham The session will cover the holistic issues surrounding getting a variety of different institutional systems to work together. As we try to deliver richer user experiences the need to gather and integrate distributed data is big issue. The session will help participants analyze the issues in their situation and examine possible approaches to resolving those issues. 2000-09-07 A3: Implementing E-Learning Using A Virtual Learning Environment http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#stiles http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#stiles The workshop will start with a presentation of the issues involved in implementing the use of a VLE (or Learning Management System) at an institutional level including: Why adopt Distributed Learning? What is Distributed Learning? The Need for Strategy. Practical Implementation Issues. The Educational Issues. What's an MLE? Interoperability with Corporate Systems, the Need for Standards. Choosing a VLE. How Will You Know if it Works? Following the presentation, participants will work in small groups to discuss the issues as they affect their own situations. Each group will report back at a closing wrap-up session and discussion. 2000-09-07 A4: Selling Mugs to Masters' http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#aird http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#aird Andrew Aird will lead a half day sessions on e-commerce for Higher Education. Topics covered will include: Why consider e-commerce? Does it make money?, What are you selling? Do you need a marketing strategy, etc. How do you do it? Different techniques, security, fulfilment, legal matters, on-line payment issues. Who does it? Web manager, Finance Office, External Relations, Alumni society: - what roles do they have to play? The session will include group activities and discussion as well as contributions from speakers from an online payment handling company, a commerce solution provider and a security expert. 2000-09-07 B1: Working With HERO http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#kelly-2 http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#kelly-2 This discussion group session will provide an opportunity for participants to be updated on developments with the HERO portal and to discuss the various ways in which information can be supplied to HERO. 2000-09-07 B2: Anarchy versus Control in Web Site Management http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#raggett http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#raggett It's a new technology, but does that mean we need a new approach to managing it? This session aims to build on participants' experiences of managing an institution's Internet and intranet in order to guide those who have to manage a Web-based service. If you have a success story or, just as importantly, a failure we can learn from, please come and share the experience! Expect a short presentation followed by a longer discussion. 2000-09-07 C1: Automated News Feeds http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#powell http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#powell This session will consider the requirements for automated news feeds, both on campus and in the wider context. It will investigate ways of sharing 'news' content between university departments, from commercial news providers to the campus and from the campus to external services such as Hero. It will also consider whether the same techniques used to share news feeds can be re-used to share information about other digital resources. 2000-09-07 C2: "Princes, Paupers and Progress" - Resourcing your Web site http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#banbery http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/workshops/webmaster-2000/sessions.html#banbery Resource implications of different Web site management models are often difficult to ascertain on your own. This workshop hopes to use the experiences of participants, third party research and good old-fashioned common sense to help you find ways of funding your Web site, whatever your management model. 2000-09-07