Tomorrow I’ll be heading up to Coventry with Jeni, LSE’s IT Training Manager. We were really pleased to hear the Training Portal project has been short-listed for an award by the Institute of IT Training and have to give a presentation to the judges tomorrow. The training portal wasn’t developed as part of LASSIE, but it does use web 2.0 technologies and I have mentioned in several presentations as a great example of how RSS technologies can be employed. It pulls together training events from several different providers across LSE, using RSS to present a combined list of training via the portal. However, we also re-use the feed to present training information for staff in the institutional portal (LSEforYou) and information for students in the VLE, Moodle. Students can subscribe to the feed, but even if they don’t plasma screens around the campus regularly update with a list of next week’s training pulled from the portal.
The winner of the awards is announced at a dinner at the Dorchester Hotel in February, so fingers crossed for tomorrow’s presentation!