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									Information Technology Strategy
             Supporting Excellence




Tim Phillips, Director of Information Systems & Computing
    Tomorrow’s Challenges

• Responding to student expectations
• Enabling research and collaboration
• Generating and sharing knowledge
• Meeting the Exabyte challenge
• Transforming business processes
• Being innovative and achieving technological
  leverage
• Developing all our people
• Building the “Virtual University”
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IT Strategy
Aims




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     A Vision of the Future
                                                    “We are moving
                                                    towards a mobile,
                                                    broadband society”

                                                    “I see a near-future in which mobile
                                                     terminals (phones, other handheld
                                                     devices) have more processing
                                                     power than today’s laptops; with
                                                     cognitive radio, they will select the
                                                     best wireless system for the task
 Joe McGeehan, Professor of Communications           in hand …terabit communications
Engineering, credited with pioneering many of the
 major developments in mobile communications.        are not that far away”



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The future (or the present)?
                                         Did you know?
                                         Portal
                                         You Tube
                                         •   UOB
                                         •   Comp. Sci.
                                         Podcasts
                                         Online Courses
                                         e-Portfolios
                                         Weblogs
                                         •   Physics
                                         Wikis
                                         Virtual Campus
                                         SOA
                                         Second Life



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           What does that mean for Jane?




                                                                       She picks up a recorded lecture from last week as she cycles in
                                                                       (click here for podcasts). As she walks by the Students’ Union she
                                                                       sees a display of the week’s events and downloads timings and
Jane is woken by her mobile alarm, checks out the day’s todo list      details to her mobile calendar. A message arrives saying her first
and diary and reads her email over breakfast whilst catching up on     lecture has moved, so she goes straight to the new venue.
yesterday’s soap in the corner of her laptop screen.


                                                                                                        The students compare notes
                                        Jane downloads images and                                       and search video clips of
                                        notes during the lecture and                                    lectures from the 3rd year
                                        annotates them, uploading                                       options to try to work out
                                        them via the portal to her                                      which to choose for their final
                                        workspace afterwards. She’ll                                    year. (for an example, see
                                        use them when working on                                        UC Berkeley Youtube)
                                        her essay later on in the
                                        library. A message arrives
                                        from a friend in a 2nd Life
                                        seminar from another part of
                                        the course and they arrange
                                        to meet. (click here for 2nd
                                        life)




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     Students can…
                      View university
                           event                               View tutor
  Manage work in                         View published
                     information and                         comments and
  progress, drafts                      lesson plans and
                      set reminders                           assessments
   and versions                             book lists



    Access
reference and                                                  Complete
study material                                              assignments and
                                                             submit to their
                                                                  tutor

        Work
   collaboratively
   with tutors and                                              Participate in
        peers                                                  virtual lectures
                     Communicate                              and workgroups
                     confidentially
                                           Publish an
                      with tutors
                                           ePortfolio

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  Staff can…
                                                                Distribute
                    Share and reuse                           assignments,
                       learning         Manage courses          tests and
                      resources          and teaching          activities to
                                             units             student or
                                                                 classes


                                                                  Mark
                                                            assignments and
                                                                return to
                                                                students

 Participate in
cross-institution
 collaborations                                                  Build virtual
and workgroups                                                  lectures and
                    Collaborate with                             assignment
                       peers and                                workspaces
                                          Access virtual
                        interact
                                          staffrooms and
                     electronically
                                         shared teaching
                     with students
                                             resources
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         On-line Assignments
                                                              Student accesses on-line
                                                             resources and assignments




Lecturer uploads learning
 resources into on-line                                                    Student attempts
                             Lecturer sets
  learning environment                                                        assignment
                            assignment for
                               students




                               Lecturer accesses submitted
                                       assignments                 Student submits
                                                                     assignment



                                                                   Lecturer reviews, marks,
                                                                   and returns assignment
It’s all about integration (and access)

    • Processes

    • Communication

    • Data




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Workflow: Integrated processes
   Business Process Model               Workflow                    Reporting




       Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) = Process and Systems Integration


           Portal


                                     New Systems:            CODA    SITS    Library    VLE
                                      Purchasing                              Aleph    Bboard
                                      Timetabling
                                         fEC




                                                                            JISC/SOA
Integrated Communication & Collaboration
                         Virtual Meeting Rooms



                                                   Access to
     Single Point of                               Applications & Reporting
              Entry
                                                            Expertise Locator
      Q&A Forum



Web Conferencing                                             eLearning
                                    Portal


         Shared                                           Large File
         Workspaces                                       Transfer

                          Messaging Presence     Search
                                    Awareness




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Integrated Data & Information Resources

                    ROSE: Bristol Repository of Scholarly Eprints



    ?




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A Vision of our future




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“We are still some way off a
modern and wholly integrated IT
system. This, in part, reflects
years of underinvestment but also
a kind of natural conservatism and
a fear of the sums of money
involved.”
Speech to University Court, 7th
December 2007
      Balancing business requirements with
      technology and maturity of the organization
                 1. Requirements        2. Maturity of                   3. Systems &
                    of business         Organization1)                    Technology




        Balanced,
business led “pull”




      Unbalanced,
technology “push”                           1) Processes, Structures & Organization, People & culture




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