University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield have identified the support needs of the trial project through internal trials and the two pilot online meetings held with the JISC Advance and BCE project partners. They have also carried out the successful recruitment of Senior Computing Officer Chris Parkin to support the project. Chris joined the team on 3rd August 2009. The project undertook some Elluminate sessions to familiarise staff with the software.
An early challenge was that Jane Aldred, Project Director, retired from the university so Brian Hackett, Head of Computing Services stepped into the role. This has insured as little disruption to the project as possible. Joanne Charlesworth is on maternity leave and Chris Parkin is acting as project coordinator.
From September 2009 project will move into phase 2. This will entail enabling collaborative activity across the partnership and working with a partner to use the tools to facilitate interaction with students for meetings.