25 days to go!

13 02 2013

We have the equivalent of a whole advent calendar (minus the chocolate) until our JISC final report is due for submission.  Last Monday we were really pleased to receive feedback on our draft final report (submitted 28th January) from our JISC mentor, Geoff Ramshaw.  So much so, we feel much more confident about it now.  I initially opened the document and approached the first track change with trepidation, however, there was no need to stress!  Geoff gave us lots of positive comments, which was great – for example, our report was very clear to comprehend (especially for readers with no prior knowledge); we had included well illustrated and helpful diagrams and Geoff has also given up some very constructive feedback and suggestions to include in the revised version.  Following on from this, I too have a suggestion, perhaps we could factor chocolate into our ‘JISC advent calendar’ countdown, it could only help the process!  Obviously it would all be in the name of research 😉 #brainfood



The day we went to Birmingham

30 01 2013

Yesterday we attended the JISC ‘Show and Tell’ event in Birmingham which brought together all the Course Data Stage 2 projects (63 in total).  Having seen lots of names bouncing around during the JISC online meetings and on the mailing list emails over the past year or so, it was also a great opportunity to finally put faces to names.

Prior to attending, we were all required to design a poster of our work which would be displayed on the day for all to see (ours can be downloaded here – Brunel University CDATA Project Poster).  It was really interesting seeing the other 62 posters yesterday – some were really imaginative and creative (for example, Bath Spa and the Lego concept!  We liked!).  We have all come along way since the start of the project and it was really quite inspiring seeing everyone’s work.  We also found it especially useful sharing experiences and seeing overlaps between our project and other projects – it was a great idea having various presentations from various institutions.

As you can see from the photo below, we have proudly stuck our poster on the CDATA project wall, complete with the post-it note showing how many ‘likes’ we got on the day!


CDATA appears in Brunel Express!

20 12 2012

Just to let all our readers know that the CDATA project has been featured in the latest Brunel Express publication (Issue 17, Winter 2012).  What a good way to end the year 🙂

Express photo